D.C. commuters are ditching cars for alternative modes of transportation

According to a study released this month by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group called Transportation in Transition, D.C. commuters have increasingly begun to utilize mass transportation and bicycling in place of the typical mode of transportation, such as cars. In fact, those who work in the District have been abandoning ship (or […]

Friendly Reminder: You still can’t park in Georgetown

There is a war on cars in D.C., but only in Georgetown, and only for students. In a friendly email yesterday, vice president for student affairs/disciplinarian-in-chief Todd Olson officially gave us notice that we can’t park on Georgetown’s campus or on city streets. “Georgetown University prohibits students from bringing a car to campus, obtaining an on-campus […]

Georgetown teams up with Toyota to test new Prius

Beginning in early December, select Georgetown faculty members will pull onto campus in a new, high-tech ride—the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHV). Two of the plug-in hybrids will be loaned to the University as part of a global study conducted by Toyota and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program, according to […]

Georgetown students pay more for parking than our D.C. peers, AAA survey finds

Over the weekend, the Washington Post highlighted one of the eternal scourges of attending college in the District: the exorbitant cost of parking.  According to a recent survey from AAA, the Post reports, D.C. college students pay between $225 and $1300 a year to park. Of all the local universities profiled, though, it looks like […]

Thunderstorm fells trees, crushes cars in Burleith

This evening saw hurricane-like thunderstorms. In Burleith, the heavy rains and wind felled quite a few large trees, crushing some unfortunately parked cars. At one accident site (near the intersection of 37th and T Streets), the owner of a green SUV was in his car when a tree fell on it, but he was not […]