Our network

Transportation

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

Capital Bikeshare Hits One Million Rides On First Anniversary

Capital Bikeshare Hits One Million Rides On First Anniversary

 

This notice comes to us from John Lisle:

Capital Bikeshare has more to celebrate today than a very successful year on its first anniversary. The popular bikesharing system hit 1 million rides this morning, marking two significant milestones on one day.

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.

Metro To Adjust Select Bus Routes in DC, Virginia

Metro To Adjust Select Bus Routes in DC, Virginia

Metro will make several adjustments to bus service, effective September 25, on routes in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia.  The changes are intended to enhance reliability, improve connections with Metrorail service and match ridership demand.  

District of Columbia Service Changes

•Metro will introduce a new route, number 74, between Gallery Place/Convention Center and the Southwest Waterfront.  The new service, which replaces the southern portion of routes 70 and 71, will operate daily between 5 a.m. and 1 a.m., with service running every 18 minutes during weekday peak periods and every 24 minutes at other times.  More information