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JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase Set to Increase Philanthropic Investments in DC Area

JPMorgan Chase plans to increase philanthropic investments and create up to 70 new branches and 700 new jobs in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia region, an expansion that Chase executives say will benefit lower-income communities. The firm will designate $4 billion to invest in affordable housing and small business development over the[Read More…]

by April 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News - Top
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Uber, Lyft Rates Expected to Rise After Tax Effect

The cost of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft is expected to increase in 2019 when a tax that will help fund the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority takes effect. Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed the Dedicated Funding for the WMATA Emergency Act of 2018 on April 13.[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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Uber Set to Expand in District

Uber is seeking to expand beyond the ride-sharing industry in Washington, D.C., to provide a larger transportation network for District residents, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in a panel discussion on the future of mobility with D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) on April 11. Uber’s new Greenlight Hub, a driver[Read More…]

by April 20, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

WMATA Follows Safety Recommendations After Metrobus Malfunction

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority plans to make engine changes to address unexpected engine failures that affected two Metrobuses and led to decision that pulled 164 buses from service March 28. The buses were moving at speeds under 10 mph when the engine failures occurred, causing two people to[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A higher sales tax would apply to the greater D.C. region that is serviced by Metro, including suburbs in Maryland and Virginia. A panel of local leaders last April recommended a 1 percent increase, but the Council ultimately settled on 0.75 percent, as this was the lowest rate that would still provide the $500 million dollars the DC Council hopes to generate annually.

Metro Plans Mobile App for Paying Fare With Smartphones

A new fare payment app that would allow Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority riders to pay using smartphones is planned to launch next year, WMATA announced April 10. The app, designed to serve as a virtual alternative to the SmarTrip cards currently required to pay fare, would enable passengers to[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Amanda Scott (C’19), left, and Shakera Vaughan (C’19), both government majors at Georgetown, are among this year's 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholars.

2 Students Awarded Truman Scholarship for Community Service

Government majors Amanda Scott (COL ’19) and Shakera Vaughan (COL ’19) were each awarded $30,000 by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation for their government-related extracurricular activities and community service. The scholarship, awarded to students dedicated to implementing positive change through public service, must be used for graduate education. Scott[Read More…]

by April 18, 2018 2 comments Campus News, City News, News, News - Top
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Council Bill Would Allow 16-Year-Olds to Vote in District

A bill that would allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in Washington, D.C. elections for local and federal elections was introduced in the D.C. Council by Councilmember Charles Allen (D-Ward 6) on Tuesday. If passed, the bill would allow 16 and 17-year-old D.C. residents to cast ballots not only for[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 2 comments City News, News, News - Top
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A historic bridge once used to carry streetcars traveling between Georgetown and the Maryland suburbs is set to be demolished.

Neighbors Question Plans to Demolish Disused Streetcar Bridge

An unused streetcar bridge in Glover-Archbold Park in danger of collapse may be demolished by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, raising concerns from local historical preservation advocates. The streetcar line that the bridge supports used to service an amusement park in the area until Washington, D.C.’s streetcar service was[Read More…]

by April 13, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Howard University Students Stage Protest

Howard University Students Stage Protest

Students at Howard University in northwest Washington, D.C., occupied an on-campus administrative building for nine days in protest of the current president and vice president of the university, as well as university policies regarding student housing, financial aid and the arming of campus police, among other issues. The protests occurred[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
ANNA KOVACEVICH/THE HOYA The flight paths have been revised based on the NextGen plan, which utilizes satellite-based navigation to increase fuel efficiency, save time and increase airplane capacity at airports.

Petition Against Flight Paths Dismissed

A petition to reduce aircraft noise in the Georgetown neighborhood resulting from recently altered flight paths at Ronald Reagan National Airport was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on March 27. Proposed by the D.C. Fair Skies Coalition, a group of neighborhood activists[Read More…]

by April 12, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top