Posts Tagged ‘Circulator’

National Mall Circulator Route Begins Service Sunday

Fifteen new stops that locals and tourists can enjoy.

District Line Daily: Nats Attack

Plus: A missing D.C. bartender has been found safe.

Circulator Website: Way Better

As I noted in Washington City Paper's Annotated Guide to 2011, Circulators are better than buses. Almost everything about them—the low fare, the timetable, the appearance—leave traditional Metrobuses behind. Just one thing didn't: The lame website.
All that changed this week with the new D.C. Circulator site launch. It that looks better, but more importantly, it [...]

The Needle: It’s All At the Mall Edition

Mall Rats: Complaining about the state of the National Mall is part of the birthright of Washingtonians; the only reason we don't grumble about it more than we do is because there's not much reason to go there unless you're doing touristy things. Theoretically, that'll change, under a new plan announced with much fanfare today. [...]

Photo: Circulator

© 2010 Michael W. Hicks

Our Morning Roundup: Marion Barry Vows To Assist Haiti

Councilmember Marion Barry made a big announcement yesterday...No, it had nothing to do with his special anniversary or his non-profit work. He vowed to raise $100,000 for Haiti. D.C. Wire reports:
Barry, who said he has already donated $1,000 of his own money to relief efforts, is also calling on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D) and [...]

Photo: Circulator at Night

Photo: Puffy Jacket

Our Morning Roundup: The “Technology Has Exceeded Our Humanity” Edition

Have you thanked a veteran today? What are you waiting for? Technology is only getting faster! That’s right, soon you will be able to thank a veteran by using a technology chip in your mind! (No, there’s no actual link to that…it's just a theory.)
Can’t remember if the Georgetown Circulator exists? Download the new iPhone app! [...]

DDOT Confirms End of Upper Georgetown Circulator

Yesterday City Desk reported on how the upper Wisconsin Avenue portion of the D.C. Circulator's bus route was on the chopping block. The Department of Transportation has since confirmed: It will in fact be chopped.
According to DDOT spokesman John Lisle, this “difficult decision” stems from budget constraints: Although the upper leg carries 2 percent of [...]

Neighborhood Watch: How Far Should the Georgetown Circulator Circulate?

The Issue: The DC Circulator route up Wisconsin Avenue may soon be no more. The $1 red bus currently runs from Union Station through downtown to M Street, then eventually up Wisconsin. DDOT has proposed cutting the last leg of the service, leaving only two regular city buses to run to upper Georgetown. Despite a [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Angst Edition

Why.I.Hate.DC hates on crime:
"Memo to everyone: DC is not a safe place. That home that sold at 14th and Fairmont for $499,999 was not a good deal. In all of these recent shootings, and Oh, I forgot about the murder outside the Mt. Vernon Square metro–the police have been close enough to hear the shots [...]