02 Jun 2016


Ward 6 Neighborhood Update from Councilmember Charles Allen

Spring seems to have passed us by and we’re going straight into summer. Maybe you’re like me… I welcomed the summer heat by going straight to a splash park on Saturday with my family to cool off and enjoy. Remember that outdoor pools and splash parks are now open! Also, let’s give Shaw Main Streets […]

19 May 2016


Metro Getting Fixed, Hopes You Like Early Nights, Walking

I will be turning 40 this year, just like Metro did earlier this year. Whenever I read news about how badly it’s aging, I kind of take it personally; however, I am glad things are getting done– and how. Hope you like walking, early nights, Uber/Lyft/Split or have friends who are willing to be designated […]

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 […]

27 Jan 2015


WMATA Training Exercises: Paper Dragons or the Real Deal?

When the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority outlined its new safety measures last week, I shook my head in puzzlement. Number three on the list is to set a schedule for three years for emergency quarterly drills. Drills are important because they help first responders and law enforcement officials identify gaps before an incident occurs. […]

09 Sep 2011

Things We Take For Granted: The D6

Metro buses don’t typically give people the warm fuzzies, although Angelique has previously waxed poetic about the X2 in this space.  Much ink and pixel has been devoted to WMATA’s delays and inconveniences, not to mention the heartbreaking fatalities.  On Twitter, there is @unsuckdcmetro, a feed devoted to highlighting and retweeting the bad –and sometimes […]

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