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Rock Creek Parkway Construction Continues On

Rock Creek Parkway Construction Continues On

Okay, so I know it's been going on for a while now, but I'm becoming officially sick and tired of this Rock Creek Parkway construction. 

It feels as though the roadwork has been going on for years now, and every time I drive down Rock Creek it seems as though the area that they're working on has somehow expanded.

The amount of cones and construction markers that litter the road is insane, and cuts driving space in half.  

Is this construction starting to drive you nuts, like it is to me?  Is your commute taking a lot longer recently because of the construction?

Let us know.  Fill out our poll and sound off in our comments section below.

 

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

DooWop Talent...On A Metro Platform?

I'm sure many of you have already encountered After The Storm, as this certainly isn't breaking news, but I figured a video of the group was warranted.

Plus, we want to get your opinion on their musical abilities.

For those of you who don't know After The Storm, they are a group of four men, generally dressed in Washington Redskin jerseys, that sing old school DooWop music on Metro platforms to entertain people who are waiting on trains.

Check out the video above, taken at Metro Center, which features the group singing songs like "My Girl" and explaining why they always wear Redskin jerseys to perform.

What do you think about the group?  We want to know.

 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

DDOT Announces City-Wide Pay By Phone Parking Program

DDOT Announces City-Wide Pay By Phone Parking Program

This story comes to us from John Lisle:

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Parkmobile today announced a program that will allow residents, workers and visitors to use their mobile phones to pay for parking at all of the approximately 17,000 on-street metered spaces throughout the District of Columbia.

 

“We piloted pay by phone parking in select business districts, with great results, and now we’re ready to offer this service citywide,” said DDOT Interim Director Terry Bellamy. “It provides another, convenient payment option for drivers. Instead of paying with cash or a credit card, all it takes is a couple clicks with the mobile app or a short phone call and you’re on your way.”

 

Escalators All Out At Dupont Metro Again

Escalators All Out At Dupont Metro Again

All three escalators at the Dupont Circle South exit were not working again this morning, leaving thousands of commuters a major walk up the steep stairs to Connecticut Avenue.

Walking up the escalator myself, I passed several people completely out of breath.  Many people were taking breaks, while some looked as though they were in serious pain.

This problem needs to get fixed before someone suffers something serious.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A New Concept in Car Sharing

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: A New Concept in Car Sharing

Here at goDCgo, we love the freedom that Zipcar and Connect by Hertz offer District residents who choose to live car-free. Now, new companies are putting an interesting spin on the car sharing concept with what’s being called “neighbor to neighbor” or “peer to peer” car sharing. The idea is to allow individual car owners to rent out their vehicles when they are not using them to non-car owners. The arrangement benefits both owner and renter: the owner is able to offset the cost of car ownership and maintenance—potentially earning up to $7,400 a year depending on the type of car and number of rental hours; and the renter may find lower rates and more convenient locations of vehicles. And as an added bonus, every shared car replaces approximately 14 cars on the road, leading to less road congestion and pollution.

5 Bucks For A Gallon Of Supreme Gas at Foggy Bottom Exxon

5 Bucks For A Gallon Of Supreme Gas at Foggy Bottom Exxon

Ah, the Watergate Exxon saga continues.  

In October, I wrote an article about the Exxon on Virginia Avenue between Foggy Bottom and Georgetown that was charging $4.25 for a gallon of regular gas.

Then, earlier this month, I posted an update about the station's prices, which had reached a whopping $4.56 per gallon of regular.

Well, here we are on April 1, 2011, and all April Fools jokes aside, the station is now charging five bucks for a gallon of supreme gasoline.  

Maybe it's not that surprising considering supreme cost $4.85 at the time of our last update, but it's actually five dollars per gallon of supreme now---that's like two beers at most D.C. happy hours.