Big Changes Coming to 30 Series Buses

30s Series Finally on NextBus

Dramatic changes are coming to the 30 series bus lines starting August 24th. No more will the 32 and 36 buses travel the length of DC from Friendship Heights to Ward 8. These changes follow up of similar changes pushed through in 2008. Most users, though, won’t notice service reductions but longer rides will now require a transfer.

Specifically here are the changes:

  • Route 32 will no longer provide crosstown service between Southern Avenue and Friendship Heights. Buses will now operate between Southern Avenue and Foggy Bottom. Crosstown service to Friendship Heights will be replaced by the NEW Route 30S.
  • Route 36 will no longer provide crosstown service between Naylor Road and Friendship Heights. Buses will now operate between Naylor Road and Foggy Bottom. Crosstown service to Friendship Heights will be replaced by the New Route 30N.
  • New Route 33 will operate between Friendship Heights and Archives, replacing routes 32 and 36 service on Wisconsin Avenue.

The point of the effort is to split up longer routes to ensure that they stick to a schedule more consistently. The assumption is that most riders don’t ride it the length of the route, so cutting it in half will affect few riders. Continue reading

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3500 block of O St.

3500 block of O St.

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ANC Preview: Special Edition

The ANC is ending its summer break early On August 27th to hold a special session. It will be at unusual time and place: 1:00 pm at the library.

The purpose of the special meeting is to discuss three new liquor licenses. The commission needs to meet to authorize their (likely) protests to the licenses. This starts the ball rolling towards a voluntary settlement and the issuance of the license. If they wait until the next regularly scheduled meeting, it will be too late to file a protest.

The three licenses are for the After Peacock Room (which was only open briefly before temporarily shutting down again), and two new restaurants apparently going into 1513 and 1515 Wisconsin Ave. (which have been identified as a sushi place and a teriyaki place.) Continue reading

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About That Waterfront Tussle

Photo courtesy of the Washington City Paper.

Yesterday morning GM linked to a Washington City Paper article covering a dispute over the use of the sidewalk in front of Washington Harbour. Several readers wrote in to take GM to task over the way he took the WCP article on face value and accepted the underdog vs. entitled narrative it spun.

Fair enough. As one reader explained, the┬ástory is more gray than the WCP depicts it. That article states that Dennis Sobin set up a table on the sidewalk to sell prisoners’ art and then faced immediate harassment from the property owners. It then states that Sobin has a letter from the┬ácity affirming his organization’s right to sell merchandise.

The reader pointed out the (allegedly) other side of the story, namely that the letter from the city does not stand for the proposition that Sobin believes it does. He believes it states that he can vend his wares wherever he wants. What it actually says is that during a legitimate protest, you are permitted to sell merchandise. Nobody, including Sobin, can just sell goods wherever you want, it needs to be a protest first. Continue reading

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