The District Digest: Red Line tragedy

On Monday at about 5 p.m. two Red Line trains crashed into each other near the Fort Totten station, resulting in the deadliest crash in Metro’s 33 year history.  Nine people died, including Jeanice McMillan, the operator of… Read More

Greater Greater Washington thinks D buses should replace Dupont GUTS

Could GUTS be a thing of the past? Greater Greater Washington, a blog about smart growth in the D.C. Metropolitan area, tackled the GUTS bus question yesterday and concluded that everyone would be better off if we just… Read More

Ch-ch-ch-changes for Metro

Strange things are afoot with everyone’s favorite transportation system! First off, in the face of budget problems, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority is considering allowing retail kiosks in Metro stations. While this would boost revenue for WMATA,… Read More

Georgetown ANC Wrapup: the ANC hates Philly P’s, and The North Face red all over

It smells? Lately, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E meeting have all had their share of fireworks, and last night’s meeting was no exception. They didn’t get to verbally stone any representatives from WASA, but they did unleash fury like… Read More

WMATA giving Google Transit the high hat

Center for American Progress blogger Matt Yglesias noticed today that WMATA is refusing to provide information for Google Map’s new Transit feature. The free service allows users to plan trips using public transit schedules and actually see their… Read More

When I was your age, we walked to Dulles and we liked it!

At the conclusion of finals, some students’ travails will continue as they schlep their way to Dulles International Airport. If this describes what’s ahead for you, try take heart in the fact that your progeny will have it… Read More

SmarTrip cards coming to CVS

A movie theater turned CVS in Brookland The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will discuss a proposal on Thursday night that would allow 187 DC CVS pharmacies to sell SmarTrip cards. The cards would run $10 each ($5… Read More

How to avoid Metro bag checks

Now that Metro has decided to perform random bag checks, you need to know a way to get out of one to protect your civil liberties. Fortunately, there’s an easy to avoid being checked and protect your civil… Read More

Metro discontinues paper bus transfers

Prepare to say goodbye to paper bus transfers–WMATA will be scrapping those on January 4th. “Bus drivers will no longer hand out paper transfers, and machines that dispense paper rail-to-bue transfers inside Metro stations will be removed,” DCist’s… Read More

What do John McCain and the Silver Line have in common?

A Metro map with the proposed Silver line It’s looking increasingly less likely that either of them will be spending the next four years in the D.C. Metro area. The oft-debated Metro line to Dulles International Airport was… Read More