30 Oct 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Getting the Street Railway Started

With the extension of the H Street streetcar line now looking more likely again, and with people pontificating – as usual – about the unacceptable amount of time it has taken to get to this point, it seems appropriate to look at the past and see whether there are any parallels to be found there. […]

03 Apr 2017


Lost Capitol Hill: Gilbert Vanderwerken and his Omnibus

Public transportation is a subject that I return to again and again. Today, I will look at one of the earliest ways you could get to the Navy Yard from the rest of Washington. In the early days in Washington, the only form of public transportation was a stagecoach that went from the Capitol to […]

02 Feb 2017


Prepare for Headaches: Metro Service Disruptions

In case you missed it, Metro is going to have bus-only service to Downtown this weekend.

03 Nov 2015


Be Part of Metro’s Riders’ Advisory Council

Are you a bus or rail commuter? Would you like to have a say in how Metro is run? Why not become part of the all-volunteer Riders’ Advisory Council? From the WMATA press release: The 21-member Council includes six individuals from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, two at-large members, and the head of the […]

25 Aug 2015


PARK(ing) Day Permit Applications Now Being Accepted

DC’s annual PARK(ing) Day is returning Friday, September 18, and this is your chance to be part of the action. DDOT is accepting permit applications to set up your own PARK(ing) spot. The day is part of the city’s work to promote alternative modes of transportation. As much as I love my car and the convenience […]

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