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Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

Bowser Promises to Extend Free Circulator Bus Rides Indefinitely

The D.C. Circulator Bus, which provides transportation across six different routes in the District and Rosslyn, Va., will continue to provide service to riders free of charge indefinitely, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced during the State of the District address Monday. The Circulator began operating for free Feb.[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Circulator Bus Is Free in February

DC Circulator Bus Is Free in February

The D.C. Circulator system of public buses is free of charge for all riders between Jan. 28 and Feb. 28 as part of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser’s (D) “#FairShotFebruary” initiative. The Circulator is a six-line system of buses that connect major tourist, business and cultural attractions in D.C. and[Read More…]

by February 8, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | The longest government shutdown in U.S. history began Dec. 22 after Congress refused to comply with President Donald Trump's request for funding for a border wall. Hundreds of federal employees are being instructed to work without pay.

Government Shutdown Continues to Disrupt Lives of DC Residents

The ongoing government shutdown has resulted in hundreds of federal employees being instructed to work without pay, national tourist attractions remaining closed and local businesses having to alter daily operations. The longest in U.S. history, the government shutdown began Dec. 22 after the U.S. Congress declined to comply with President[Read More…]

by January 18, 2019 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

DC Council Passes Bill Limiting Corporate Campaign Donations

Corporations that currently hold or seek to hold government contracts worth at least $250,000 will no longer be permitted to make political campaign donations under new Washington, D.C. Council legislation passed Tuesday. The bill, titled the Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 2017, also creates a board that will oversee[Read More…]

by December 7, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KARLA LEYJA/THE HOYA The newly established Office of Nightlife and Culture is anticipated to start operating mid-December under the leadership of Former Supervisory Investigator at the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Shawn Townsend.

Bowser Appoints New DC Nightlife and Culture Director

Former Supervisory Investigator at the Washington, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Shawn Townsend is set to become the inaugural director of the Office of Nightlife and Culture later this month. Townsend’s appointment ended a job search that saw a record number of applications for a mayoral cabinet position in the[Read More…]

by December 6, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KIRK ZIESER FOR THE HOYA Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft will be restricted to five new pickup and drop-off zones in high-traffic areas of Washington, D.C., as part of a District initiative to increase pedestrian safety.

DC Designates Passenger Pickup and Drop-Off Zones

The District Department of Transportation announced five new pickup and drop-off pilot locations for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft at locations across Washington, D.C., on Oct. 26. The designated pickup and drop-off locations will be implemented at centrally located, high-traffic areas where there is high demand for ride-hailing[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
BRITISH PARKING Ford Autonomous Vehicles President and CEO Sherif Marakby (left) and Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) (right) announced a partnership to test autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., early next year. Ford will also run a training program for workers displaced by driverless cars.

Ford to Test Self-Driving Cars in DC

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced a partnership with Ford Motor Company to begin testing “driverless” autonomous vehicles in Washington, D.C., early next year. The testing will begin in D.C.’s Ward 5 and will gradually expand to encompass the entire city, according to an Oct. 22 news release. Ford plans[Read More…]

by November 2, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
KEENAN SAMWAY FOR THE HOYA D.C. is creating an office of nightlife and culture, after Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation to establish it Oct. 18.

District Establishes New Office Of Nightlife and Culture

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) signed legislation Oct. 18, establishing the office of nightlife and culture to serve as the intermediary between residents and late night venues. The position was created in response to Washington, D.C.’s booming nightlife industry, which encompasses 2,267 bars and restaurants, rakes in $3.8 billion[Read More…]

by October 26, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
SPENCER COOK/THE HOYA Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced 250 formerly incarcerated Washington, D.C. residents reobtained their driver’s licenses Oct. 4.

Program Helps Formerly Imprisoned Residents Obtain Driver’s Licenses

The Pathways to Work Reentry Program allowed its 250th previously incarcerated resident to reobtain a Washington, D.C. driver’s license, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced Oct. 4. The Bowser administration established the program in November 2017 to help integrate returning citizens back into society, according to the Oct. 4 news release.[Read More…]

by October 19, 2018 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
SHEEL PATEL/THE HOYA Under a D.C. policy change, arrests made in relation to public marijuana consumption will result in field citations rather than custodial arrests.

Bowser Reduces Custodial Arrests for Public Consumption of Marijuana

Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) and Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham announced a new policy aimed at reducing the number of Washington, D.C. residents taken into custody for public consumption of marijuana in a Sept. 21 news release. Under the new policy, arrests made in connection to public marijuana usage,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2018 0 comments City News, News, News - Top