Post Tagged with: "transportation"

M St. Bike Lane Delayed

M St. Bike Lane Delayed

A new bike lane on M Street designed to run westbound from 15th to 29th Streets NW will not open for several more months, according to the District of Columbia Department of Transportation. The M Street corridor was originally intended to open in conjunction with another lane on L Street, which officially opened last[Read More…]

by January 25, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Increased Transport Hours for Inauguration

Despite predictions that turnout at Monday’s Presidential Inauguration will be much reduced from the crowds that overtook the nation’s capital in 2009, city officials have announced several modifications to public transport to accommodate hundreds of thousands of visitors. According to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokesperson Philip Stewart, around 600,000 to 800,000[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 0 comments City News, News

Strengthen Weekend GUTS

We’re all tired of hearing about the much-bemoaned institutionalized “bubble” around the Hilltop, and expanding the GUTS bus service offers a clear solution to this problem. Georgetown University Transportation Shuttle buses are a free and convenient service for students, faculty and staff on a campus that is otherwise lacking in[Read More…]

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Uncategorized
car2go Provides More Transportation Options

car2go Provides More Transportation Options

The recent arrival of car2go in the Georgetown area provides yet another car-sharing option for students and residents. The company’s distinctive blue-and-white Smart cars have steadily gained ground in D.C. since their launch in the city on March 24. They can be rented on an immediate basis. Though car2go’s expansion into the neighborhood comes[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments News

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