Posts Tagged ‘buses’

New Cab Design Is Inspired by Circulator Buses

The D.C. Taxicab Commission voted on the long-awaited uniform color scheme. As reported earlier this week, it's going to be red with a gray strip—see it above on a Ford Crown Victoria. In a press release, the commission compares the design to the DC Circulator buses.
Take a look after the jump to see how it [...]

Feds Shut Down Party Shuttle for Partying Too Hard

Washington tour bus company DC Party Shuttle's name suggests that your time on the bus will be fun, like a party. But according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the real party on Party Shuttle was going on in the driver's seat.
Federal investigators shut down Party Shuttle today, declaring the company "an imminent hazard [...]

Metro Train Driver Caught Using His Phone

Being in charge of a six- or eight-car train would be exciting enough for most people. Apparently, though, it's not enough to keep some Metro employees occupied, because they keep getting caught distracting themselves behind the wheel. In 2009, a train operator was caught texting, while a bus driver was fired for the offense in [...]

Metro: Throwing Rocks at Buses “Not Just a Prank”

Last month, Metro decided not to pull bus service from Southeast neighborhoods where rock-throwers attack buses, despite the apocalyptic nature of the whole thing. Now the Post's Dr. Gridlock reports that the transity agency's trying a new tactic: asking nicely.
"Throwing rocks at buses or cars is not just a prank" the flyer reads. "It's a [...]

The Needle: Wind Us Up One More Time Edition

Chuck Brown Goes Home: Now that's how you throw a funeral, D.C. Thousands of fans packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate the life of Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, with music, stories, prayer, and laughs. There were some politicians there making political speeches—in which the city was promised not just a [...]

Two More Die in Double-Decker Bus Incident

Nearly a year to the date since two young Northern Virginia men died after standing up on a double-decker tour bus, two 22-year-old men from the Chicago area were killed in a similar fashion. All four of them were fatally wounded while standing on the bus' second-level as they traveled under an overpass. In D.C., [...]

Don’t Wear Stilettos and Other Lessons From the National Mall

Among the many charter buses on U Street tonight—many getting ready to get the hell out of town—one is full of locals. About 60 first responders piled out of a bus at the Reeves Center, where they were picked up this morning at 4 a.m. They did not have time to watch the ceremony or [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Inauguration Weekend Edition

Who the hell went out last night looking for celebs? Even my sister (who has the connects, the gossip, and the determination) was considering hanging up her designer shoes. I'm pretty sure she stayed home....
D.C. Gov extends the registration date for tour buses to today. Three thousand buses have registrated so far for the inauguration. [...]