Post Tagged with: "transportation"

SHEEL PATEL
Councilmember Mary Cheh is calling for increased safety regulations for bicycles and electric scooters following recent rider deaths.

Councilmember Pushes for Scooter, Bicycle Safety

Recent deaths of bicycle and electric scooter riders have prompted Washington, D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh to call for stronger safety regulations as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. A 20-year-old man riding a Lime electric scooter was killed in a collision with an SUV on Sept. 21, and a 64-year-old[Read More…]

by October 24, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

URTZ: Stopping Traffic in Amman

On a typical morning in Amman, Jordan, the 4.5-mile commute from my apartment in the western part of the city to my school can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, often involving several cancelled Ubers, some haggling over taxi prices and the occasional lie to a police officer —[Read More…]

by September 27, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Subsidize Student Access to DC

Living in Washington, D.C., presents nearly-unlimited opportunities that too often go unappreciated by Georgetown University students. Bound by the ties of classes and clubs, we find ourselves wondering whether a trip into the District is worth the time and money. This problem can be simply addressed: The university should join[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 4 comments Editorial

EDITORIAL: Cancel Pre-Thanksgiving Class

A disjointed policy regarding the week of Thanksgiving break leaves Georgetown University students frustrated and stressed. Under current policy, Georgetown observes a four-day weekend for Thanksgiving, cancelling classes on the holiday and the Friday after. The Wednesday before, however, carries a full academic schedule. This policy, much maligned by students[Read More…]

by September 7, 2018 0 comments Editorial
AARON WEINMANN/THE HOYA The DC Circulator system will introduce 14 electric buses to its fleet, offering DC residents another sustainable transportation option.

DC Circulator System Adds 14 Electric Buses to Fleet

The District of Columbia Circulator system will deploy 14 battery-electric, zero-emission buses in Washington, D.C., starting May 1, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said at the Downtown Business Improvement District’s annual State of Downtown Forum on April 20. The new Proterra E2 Catalyst electric buses are expected to reduce diesel consumption[Read More…]

by April 27, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

EDITORIAL: Alleviate Transportation Costs

From weekend trips to downtown Washington, D.C. to internships on Capitol Hill, university admissions officers and Blue and Gray tour guides extol the social, academic and professional opportunities that students gain from living in the nation’s capital. They portray access to the nation’s capital as one of the defining features[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 1 comment Editorial

Funding Ignites Georgetown Gondola Study

The Arlington County Board decided to contribute $35,000 last week to a study that will test the feasibility of building a gondola between Rosslyn, Va., and Georgetown in order to reduce traffic on Key Bridge. Organized by a neighborhood group, Georgetown 2028, the possible implementation of a gondola over the[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Business, Business - Top
ROBERT CORTES/THE HOYA The Georgetown University Student Association hosted a Hoya Roundtable on transportation issues and pedestrian safety in the Healey Family Student Center on Wednesday with around 60 students in attendence.

Transportation Roundtable Solicits Student Input

The Georgetown University Student Association hosted a Hoya Roundtable on transportation Wednesday night in the Healey Family Student Center’s Great Room, where students and administrators discussed concerns on the rerouting of Georgetown University Transport Shuttles and pedestrian safety. Vice President for Planning and Facilities Management Robin Morey and Vice President[Read More…]

by December 4, 2015 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
COURTESY UBER
UberPool, a feature that connects users to share an UberX vehicle, became available to Washington, D.C., riders Oct. 22.

UberPool Launches in DC

Uber introduced UberPool, a feature that allows users heading in the same direction to share an UberX vehicle and split the fare, to Washington D.C. Oct. 22. Instead of deciding between UberX or UberBlack, users may now select the UberPool option, enter a pickup and drop-off location and match with[Read More…]

by November 3, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Car Exchange Garners 300 Sign Ups

Car Exchange Garners 300 Sign Ups

More than 300 Georgetown University students, faculty and staff have signed up for car-sharing service Car2Go through the university’s new partnership, which was launched in early December, according to Car2Go Communications Manager Adrianne Andang. Car2Go is a car-sharing service that allows members to rent Smart cars by the hour in[Read More…]

by January 13, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News