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Transit workers rally for funding

Thousands of transit workers from across the country rallied on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to call for greater and more flexible federal funding for the nation's ailing public transport systems.

By Michael Bolden  |  April 27, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Metro , Stadium , Transportation Politics  
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South Capitol Street reopens

UPDATE: The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency reports that South Capitol Street has reopened. 12:56 p.m. South Capitol Street closures South Capitol Street is closed from M Street to Firth Sterling Avenue, and will remain closed for an indefinite period of time, the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency says. Drivers are advised to avoid South Capitol Street, Frederick Douglass Bridge, Potomac Avenue, and the 395 exits for South Capitol Street....

By Washington Post editors  |  April 5, 2010; 2:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Congestion , Events , Stadium  
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The Year in Transportation

Here's a look at some of the transportation-related news, events, and projects that affected where you worked and commuted this year. Below, vote in our poll for the biggest story. The Roundup Happy New Year: The largest fare and fee increases in Metro's history went into effect on Sunday, Jan. 6. Subway riders paid as much as 75 cents more a trip. The rush-hour boarding charge increased 30 cents, and the fare for seniors and people with disabilities increased to half of the rush-hour fare, no matter the time of day. Bus fares went up a dime for those paying with cash but remained $1.25 for those using SmarTrip cards. Gas prices reached a record national average of more than $4 a gallon in June. (Scott Olson/Getty) Gas Prices Skyrocket, Plummet: Gas prices peaked over the summer as the national average topped $4 a gallon; the highest recorded average for...

By Mike McPhate  |  December 31, 2008; 12:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events , Metro , Stadium , Transportation Politics , Wilson Bridge  
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Community Meeting to Assess Baseball Parking Plan

The District Department of Transportation will hold a meeting Wednesday to discuss how the Ward 6 parking program did during its first year.The parking program evolved out of the community's concerns that it would be overwhelmed by traffic heading for Nationals Park. While I know there was a lot of legitimate anxiety before the season opened, I heard few complaints during the summer. The meeting agenda will include: -- Presentation of the Ward 6 Committee that will assist DDOT in determining how curbside revenue will be allocated. -- Update on revenue from the green multi-space meters. -- Update on the Ward 6 Visitor Parking Pass program. -- Discussion of potential sign improvements or modifications for 2009. -- Recommendations from the community for 2009. The Wednesday meeting , from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., will be held at Friendship Baptist Church, 900 Delaware Ave. SW. The church, at the intersection of Delaware...

By Robert Thomson  |  November 18, 2008; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Stadium  
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Ball Game Shuttle Working Well

A month into the baseball season, fans and commuters seem to be having a relatively easy time dealing with the new stadium on South Capitol Street. Take the shuttle from the shuttle. The e-cruzer picks people up on south side of Nats Express bus stop.(Thomson) After a few weeks of wandering around the outside of the stadium to view the traffic and transit concerns raised by readers, I went to one of the Nationals-Mets games last week. We drove to Lot 8 on the south side of RFK Stadium, parked for free and took the free Nationals Express shuttle to Nationals Park. This was a breeze. From Lot 8 to the stadium turnstyle took 19 minutes, or about half the time it took to get a hot dog during the game. The trip back to Lot 8 after the game was similarly easy. Couple of things along the way: There...

By Robert Thomson  |  April 28, 2008; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Stadium  
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No Stress Test For Stadium Traffic

Nationals Park will cause no congestion problems at all, as long as the team plays every game in mist and bone-chilling cold. Lonely duty for traffic control on M Street north of stadium. (Thomson) For the first week night game at the new stadium by the Anacostia waterfront, fans and commuters had it easy. But then the game was played in bad weather on NCAA men's final night, factors that likely held down attendance at the ballpark. Also, Mondays tend to be lighter on commuting than other weekdays. The worst congestion I saw in a two-hour pre-game tour last night was at L'Enfant Plaza Metro station. The platform was crowded with a mix of commuters and baseball fans, and so were the trains. Metro had plenty of staffers spread out along the Green Line platform. As trains heading toward Branch Avenue (and stopping at Navy Yard Station, nearest Nationals Park)...

By Robert Thomson  |  April 8, 2008; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Stadium  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Traffic Meets Baseball Tonight, Robert Thomson , April 7, 2008
Walking or Biking to Baseball, Robert Thomson , March 26, 2008
Navigating Roads to Nats Park, Robert Thomson , March 25, 2008
Getting to Games by Transit, Robert Thomson , March 24, 2008
The Thin Green Line, Robert Thomson , February 28, 2008
Neighbors Worry About New Stadium Traffic, Robert Thomson , March 30, 2007
 
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