Post Tagged with: "transportation"

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
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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

Bicycling Moves Adventures Beyond the Front Gates

Mobility is a luxury. As midterms finally begin to wane and I find myself with enough time to wander off campus, this has again become achingly clear. Without a nearby metro stop or access to a car, transportation options can certainly seem limited. Back at home, my stolid Honda Pilot[Read More…]

by November 14, 2014 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide
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McKenzie Schwarze (NHS ’17) and Alexis Campbell (COL ’17) hail a cab outside the front gates. Hailo, a new cab-hailing app, offers riders a 50 percent discount on weekday taxi rides.

Cab-Hailing App Lowers Taxi Fares

Cab-hailing app Hailo implemented a limited time discount program on Sept. 8 that cuts weekday fare prices by 50 percent for D.C.-area rides taken between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hailo, a free app co-founded by three taxi drivers which allows users to order taxi rides through their smartphones, is[Read More…]

by September 19, 2014 0 comments City News, News, News - Top

Decongesting Prospect

Thankfully, most Georgetown students don’t have to worry about rush hour traffic in Georgetown. But, for a few hours each afternoon, rush hour traffic chokes up the intersection leading to the nearby Key Bridge, congesting by extension portions of M Street, 34th Street and — more often than not —[Read More…]

by September 16, 2014 2 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDER BROWN/THE HOYA
While UberBLACK, Uber’s premium car service, saw a 7 percent rate increase, uberX riders can enjoy a 15 percent rate cut.

UberBLACK Prices Raised

Uber, the app-based transportation company, dropped its rates for the discounted uberX service while raising prices for the signature UberBLACK cars, effective Aug. 18. Originally Uber’s only service, this high-end town car service now charges a minimum of $15, with a $7 base fare that adds $3.40 per mile traveled in[Read More…]

by August 29, 2014 1 comment City News, News, News - Top