Posts Tagged ‘silver line’

Silver Line Is Averaging 15,000 Riders on Weekdays

But has ridership already plateaued?

The Needle: Maureen and Willie

Reston: A great place to live or the greatest place to live?

District Line Daily: Bloody Week

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Twenty-one people have been struck by gunfire in D.C. since Friday, including seven people last night [...]

The Needle: Perks of Marion Barry

Above the Law: Marion Barry was able to get his Jaguar out of the impound lot free of charge after a weekend car collision highlighted thousands of dollars in unpaid parking and traffic tickets for that one car. The owner of D.C. Towing and Recovery says he comped the impound for the mayor-for-life because he wanted to show [...]

District Line Daily: The City’s Report Card

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Students' results from the District's annual standardized tests contained some unsettling data points, including that the city's [...]

The Needle: Young and Reckless

Big Spending: More than 30 percent of millennials living in Maryland and Virginia buy fast food at least twice per week, according to a study by Level Money. (And yes, for purposes of this study anyway, Chipotle is considered a fast food joint.) In Virginia, they spent an average of $971 a year on fast food; [...]

District Line Daily: FBI Goes Suburban

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The FBI is ditching D.C. for new headquarters in either the Maryland or Virginia suburbs, according to [...]

District Line Daily: Hold Up on Gun Ruling?

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A federal judge ruled this weekend that D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public is unconstitutional, [...]

51,000 People Rode the Silver Line This Weekend

Metro notched approximately 51,000 trips to or from one of its five new Silver Line stations this weekend, the Washington Area Transit Authority announced today. As of 10 a.m. today, 9,715 people had entered or exited one of the five new stations this morning, the line's first rush-hour day.
Here are this morning's ridership numbers for the five new [...]

District Line Daily: Judge Overturns Key Provision of D.C. Gun Laws

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The District's ban on carrying handguns in public places is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's ruling this [...]

Metro’s Biggest Fans Ride Train to Celebrate Silver Line Opening

Bertha and Jim Harrod rode the first Metro train in D.C. when the Red Line opened in 1976. Today, 38 years later, they waited on the train platform at East Falls Church for the first public trip on the Silver Line, which takes commuters from Wiehle-Reston East all the way to Largo Town Center in Maryland.
"It's [...]

36 Minutes on Wiehle Avenue

The touted benefits of Metro's new Silver Line largely center around the new swath of Virginians who will now have access to the nation's capital through public transit. But what people are forgetting is that D.C. residents will now also have greater access to the much developed but largely unexplored suburbs of Virginia.
The last stop [...]

District Line Daily: On Track

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Metro tested the Silver Line for a full day Sunday and during morning rush hour [...]

The Needle: 44 For 51

Let It Be Stated: President Barack Obama said today that he is in favor of D.C. statehood. (Though made no indication that he would actually do anything to help D.C. achieve said statehood.)+3
Neutral Territory: Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will still not say that Dan Snyder needs to change the name of the Washington football team. "It is up to Dan Snyder. [...]

District Line Daily: Blue Line Blues

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Metro riders aren't happy that some rush-hour Blue Line trains will be cut to make [...]

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