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Reminded: No Rush Hour Restrictions or Reversible Lanes on Veteran's Day

Reminded: No Rush Hour Restrictions or Reversible Lanes on Veteran's Day

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is reminding travelers that Friday, November 11, 2001 is a national holiday and as a result there will be no rush hour restrictions or reversible lane changes during the morning and afternoon commutes. Sunday traffic patterns will be in place and drivers who use roadways with reversible lanes should use caution and anticipate 2-way traffic. That includes Rock Creek Parkway which is maintained and operated by the National Park Service.

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

 

Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

There will be free cab rides offered in th Washington-metro area this Halloween in order to thwart drunk-driving. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is the D.C. area charity that is coordinating the SoberRide program. Nearly half (48%) of all Halloween traffic deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers, so WRAP aims to deter drunk driving.

Here's how it works from WRAP:

WRAP's 2011 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 29 until 6:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.  Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.  You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

Please...SOMEONE Claim This Bike in Columbia Heights

Please...SOMEONE Claim This Bike in Columbia Heights

Will someone please claim this bike that has been locked up to the fence surrounding the Tubman school soccer field on Irving Street in Columbia Heights?

I've seen this bike locked in the same place for what seems to be a few weeks now.  I passed it again today, and now the front tire is gone.

I'm wondering how long it will stay there...

District DMV to Increase Fees on Select Transactions

District DMV to Increase Fees on Select Transactions

 

This notice comes from Sylvia Ballinger:

Effective October 1, 2011, the District Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will increase fees on select Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration services. The cost to obtain a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) will have two fee categories. For a senior, defined as over the age of 65, who is the primary vehicle owner, the RPP will increase to $25. For all other registered drivers, the RPP fee will increase to $35.