Post Tagged with: "transportation"

Taxi Fares in DC May Jump

Taxi fares in the District could rise by as much as 83 percent if a rate increase proposal is approved by the D.C. Taxicab Commission later this month. The commission held a hearing Tuesday to debate the proposal, which was submitted by independent taxi operator Nicholas Maxwell. The plan would[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments City News, News
Capital Bikeshare Plans to Install Rental Stations on National Mall

Capital Bikeshare Plans to Install Rental Stations on National Mall

Capital Bikeshare plans to open rental stations on the National Mall despite previous opposition from the National Park Service. While the National Mall is the District’s prime tourist destination, the National Park Service has resisted the addition of Capital Bikeshare stations to the Mall for months, saying that the stations would tarnish the park’s[Read More…]

by September 13, 2011 0 comments News

App Lets Students Playing Waiting Game View GUTS Schedule

Tired of looking at Georgetown’s transportation website every time he wanted to ride a GUTS bus, Chris Cronbaugh (COL ’12) decided to create an application to check arrival times. Now with the new “Next GUTS” application, Android phone users can quickly view the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle schedule. Cronbaugh’s free[Read More…]

by March 25, 2011 0 comments Campus News, News

Metro Proposes Cuts to Late Night Service

A potential policy presented to the The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority last week suggested cutting late service on Friday and Saturday nights. Under the proposed plan, trains would stop at 12 midnight instead of at 3 a.m., the current time. The board of directors suggested the plan as one[Read More…]

by February 17, 2011 0 comments City News, News

D.C. Tunnels Expect Makeover

The cobwebs that have grown in the abandoned tunnels located beneath Dupont Circle may soon be cleared away to make room for a new arts district in the area, as the city attempts to reclaim the potentially valuable space. The space was used for transportation and storage until the mid-1990s,[Read More…]

by January 19, 2011 0 comments City News, News

The Price is Not Right

Outside the front gates, students may have noticed a new addition to the neighborhood: a Capital Bikeshare station. Unfortunately, the convenient benefits offered by Bikeshare comes at a price – one unreasonably high for students. Like many cities, Washington has embraced healthy and clean transportation in order to fight traffic[Read More…]

by October 29, 2010 0 comments Opinion

GUTS Funding Resolved

Georgetown University Student Association Vice President Jason Kluger (MSB ’11) announced Sunday that funding has been restored for the Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle weekend bus service, after a severe shortage in reserves was discovered late last spring. The funding for the weekend GUTS buses, which operate via Abe’s Transportation, came[Read More…]

by October 19, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Streetcars Back in D.C.

A Metro stop in Georgetown may still be a pipe dream, but D.C. officials now have concrete plans to build something comparable: a line of electric streetcars with a stop on the Georgetown waterfront. The streetcars should be up and running within the next five to 10 years. The line[Read More…]

by October 15, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Metro Ridership Decreases

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Association reported a dramatic loss of passengers on both buses and trains during the months of June and July. Though WMATA significantly increased fares during the summer, Metro officials denied a correlation. etrobuses had 11.66 million passengers in July, compared to almost 12.96 million passengers[Read More…]

by October 8, 2010 0 comments City News, News

District Provides Bicycle Rentals

Georgetown students will have a new way to leave the Hilltop and explore D.C. this fall, thanks to a regional bike-sharing program introduced by the District Department of Transportation and Arlington County in June. Four bike-sharing stations will open in Georgetown and Glover Park in September, according to The Georgetown[Read More…]

by August 31, 2010 0 comments City News, News