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Memorial Day Parade Street Closures

 

This traffic notice comes to us from David Schlosser:

“Click It or Ticket” Street Teamers Reminding DC-Area Residents to Always Buckle Up or Run the Risk

“Click It or Ticket” Street Teamers Reminding DC-Area Residents to Always Buckle Up or Run the Risk

 

This story comes to us from Karen Aldana: 

Bike Ride DC Advisory

Bike Ride DC Advisory

This advisory comes to us from Cathy L. Lanier:

(Washington, DC)-The Metropolitan Police Department would like to inform the public that the Bike Ride DC is scheduled to be held on Sunday, May 22, 2011. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the ride. The ride will begin at 7:30 am and end approximately at 12:00 pm. Street closings will begin at 6:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 12:00 pm, depending on prevailing conditions. Motorists should expect delays during the event. Bike DC is a celebration of bicycling or community and the Nation's Capital.

 

Street Closings

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has taken action on several fronts in its continued opposition to the decision of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors in favor of an underground alignment for the proposed Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrator to seek additional information from MWAA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding the potential impacts on Dulles Metrorail, the operations at Dulles Airport, and any possible extension further into Loudoun County should the Board vote to opt out of the funding agreement for Phase 2 of the project.

Loudoun County Transit Celebrates One Million Rides Milestone

Loudoun County Transit Celebrates One Million Rides Milestone

Loudoun County Transit (LC Transit) has reached the milestone of one million rides. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at about 7:30 a.m., a passenger crossed the threshold by boarding a Loudoun County commuter bus, putting the service over one million rides for Fiscal Year 2011.

LC Transit provides commuter bus service weekdays from twelve park and ride lots throughout Loudoun to destinations within the Washington metropolitan region, including Tysons Corner, West Falls Church, Rosslyn, Crystal City, and the Pentagon.  Buses also make stops in the District of Columbia along major business corridors and near federal buildings and tourist locations. 

In FY 2001, total passenger trips were just over 180,000.  By June 2011 and the end of FY 2011, LC Transit will have logged just over 1.2 million passenger trips.  In 10 years the annual passenger trips have increased more than six fold. 

Regular Gas Up To $5.10 Per Gallon At Watergate Exxon

Regular Gas Up To $5.10 Per Gallon At Watergate Exxon

Just when you thought prices couldn't increase any more at the Watergate Exxon gas station in Foggy Bottom, they have.

A couple of weeks ago I reported in the most recent update of the Watergate Exxon saga that the station had actually reached $5 per gallon of regular gas.

We didn't think it could get any worse...but it has.

Now, regular gas at the Watergate Exxon is $5.10 per gallon.

Yes...$5.10 per gallon.

With some expecting gas prices to decline in the near future because crude oil prices fell Thursday, it will be incredibly interesting to keep an eye on our Exxon friends at 2708 Virginia Avenue to see if their prices do the same.

Crazy Backed Up Traffic On Rock Creek Parkway

Crazy Backed Up Traffic On Rock Creek Parkway

There was a ridiculous traffic back-up on Rock Creek Parkway this morning, headed in the direction of Maryland.

Check out this photo that I snapped while driving(apologies if they're not great).  This picture don't even really do the length of the back-up justice. 

It was a really, absurdly long line of bumper to bumper, presumably because of construction.

Were you stuck in that traffic this morning?  If you were...how bad was it?