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“Dear PoPville,

Earlier this year I was laid off due to COVID and since I worked in Maryland I received a Maryland unemployment card, however because I live in DC my card was flagged for fraud and closed. I went through the process to open the card again and the state unemployment agency certified my identity, but I still don’t have access to the money I had on the card when I was unemployed. Read More


Photo by Bekah Richards


“Metro’s Board of Directors today approved improvements to Metrobus and Metrorail service and fares that will support the region’s recovery and encourage more customers to return to transit.

Rail service will be extended to midnight, seven days a week, in July, and other bus and rail service improvements and fare changes will start being implemented in the Fall, beginning Labor Day weekend, as many in the region prepare to go back to work and school.

“This package of service and fare changes makes it easier for riders to return to Metro and give transit a try,” said Metro Board Chair Paul C. Smedberg. “The Board today voted to provide more frequent trains and buses, addresses the historic transfer fee to promote connecting from bus to rail, and includes special weekend fares that will encourage visitors and area families to take transit as they start traveling again.”

Dates of key service changes and improvements will be detailed in future announcements. The improvements approved by the Board today include: Read More


If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood.  If you love the animal fix and want to ensure PoPville’s long term viability please consider donating to our Patreon here.

“Leo, a 9 week old goldendoodle who is absolutely adorable”

“This is Panda of Park View. He is 10 and was my first foster with the Humane Alliance”


“Dear PoPville,

I am wondering if someone can give me information on what the “period remaining value” means in your WMATA balance?

Like a lot of people, I stopped filling my SmartBenefits order/tax free method of loading mySmartTrip card in April 2020. I’ve only ridden the metro/bus a handful of times since then and when I tapped my card last time, the turnstile indicated that my current balance on the card was over $1,000! Read More


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