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Metrorail to Resume Normal Operations

As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, metrorail has resumed normal operations. Extensive testing was done overnight last night after the 5.8 quake that shook the Washington D.C. area. WMATA's full release is available here.

HOV Restrictions Lifted for Today

According to VDOT, the HOV restrictions have been lifted (this afternoon only) for 66, 395, and 95.

Should This Have Been A Ticket?

Should This Have Been A Ticket?

Welcome to yet another edition of "should this have been a ticket" featuring, you guessed it, yours truly.

So the other day I was driving in Downtown D.C. and I needed to drop something off at a building in Foggy Bottom.

There were plenty of parking spaces available and I pulled in a little less than a block away from the building.

I didn't have any coins and contemplated going to a CVS to pick some up.  I decided against that, though, after thinking there was no possible way a parking enforcement officer would find my car at an expired meter during the few minutes I was inside.

I went inside, dropped off my item, and came back outside in a span of no more than five minutes.

Then, to my amazement, I saw a parking officer down the block walking around my car and checking out the meter.

I start to sprint like a mad man, calling to the potential ticket writer.

DC DMV to Extend Online Research Requests for Customers

DC DMV to Extend Online Research Requests for Customers

 

This story comes to us from Sylvia T. Ballinger:

In the first two weeks of the Ticket Amnesty program, the District Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has collected $393,647 in revenue and 7,400 tickets have been paid.

 

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

From WMATA:

Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

DDOT Traffic Advisory: UPDATE - Temporary One-lane Bridge on Broad Branch Road Open for Bicyclists

DDOT Traffic Advisory: UPDATE - Temporary One-lane Bridge on Broad Branch Road Open for Bicyclists

 

This DDOT notice comes to us from Monica Hernandez

(Washington, D.C.) After careful consideration and in response to the needs of the community, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has determined that bicyclists may use the temporary bridge that is located over Soapstone Creek on Broad Branch Road, NW between Brandywine and Ridge Roads.