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April Fools' around the Web

Lots of pranks are popping up around the Web, and we at Get There Central have been more than a little amused.

-- One of the best comes from our colleagues at the Capital Weather Gang, who report that snow totals at Reagan National Aurport may be adjusted higher, giving the airport a chance to beat BWI. One of the "quotes": "Quite frankly, I'm sick of Baltimore always hogging the snow glory for the mid-Atlantic. Every year at the Airport Weather Conference, the BWI team acts so cocky with their bloated snowfall numbers and their new snowstorm records. With the new National Airport snow multiplier, the DCA weather team can finally hold our heads up high too."

The folks at Greater Greater Washington are having a ton of fun, too:
-- They've announced a shake-up at Metro, where bloggers would be appointed to key posts, including our own Dr. Gridlock: "Dr. Gridlock was appointed to revise the outage communication system. Now all service disruptions are posted online and tweeted instantly and riders are able to ask about service on weekly live chats. This new job has been in the works for a number of months; readers quickly sent letters saying, "I knew there was a reason you were writing about WMATA more!"
-- And a special texting service powered by operators of Metrobus: "Through a sophisticated texting system, Metrobus operators will respond personally to specific requests for traffic information in their vicinity. This allows commuters to make decisions about what route to take, when to plan their trip, or whether to even bother getting out of bed."

By Michael Bolden  |  April 1, 2010; 11:25 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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