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The Morning Metropolitan

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • An argument for making the 30 series bus more of an express route through Georgetown. (Frankly, GM thinks the reason the bus takes so long to get through Georgetown has more to do with traffic than the number of bus stops).
  • Speaking of travel, Pennsylvania Ave. is going to undergo a whole lot of construction over the next year.

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WMATA Re-Evaluating 30 Series Changes

Something similar in the works for the D Series?

Tonight at 6:30 pm at St Columba’s Episcopal Church at 4201 Albemarle St. in Tenleytown WMATA will be hosting a public meeting on the 30 series. Last year WMATA adopted several significant changes to the line, incorporating semi-express routes and chopping up the line into shorter segments. GM evaluated some of the changes here, and found that they short-changed Georgetown. To wit:

While it was slow, it had an incredibly short headway of only 3-6 minutes (meaning there is only 3-6 minutes between buses). From a Georgetown perspective, the 30 Series offered a very frequently non-transfer ride straight through downtown or up to Cathedral Heights, Tenleytown or Friendship Heights…After the changes only three lines go through Georgetown: the 31, 32, and 36. Moreover, the 31 bus only goes to Foggy Bottom. The crosstown route now only comes every five minutes during peak and only every fifteen minutes during off-peak. That’s a significant cut in service, particularly for the off-peak hours which is when a lot of Georgetown’s senior citizens use the 30 Series to get around.

To WMATA’s credit, they are taking the chance to re-evaluate the changes and see whether they’ve worked out as planned. Are you unhappy with the changes? Come to Tenleytown tonight and let your voice be heard.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Georgetown student reportedly raped in her house two blocks from campus
  • Georgetown’s Sweet Green lost to Dupont’s Tangy Sweet in an NBC poll. Unlike the “people watching” poll (also against Dupont), Georgetown at least made this one close.
  • WMATA is taking another look at the changes to the 30s series it made last year. You have a chance to chime in during two meetings.
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30 Series Buses Now Available on NextBus

30s Series Finally on NextBus

As described here, the great NextBus system is available right now (even though it’s supposed to be in a testing phase). When GM first reported it though, the 30 series wasn’t hooked up. This meant the service wasn’t that helpful to a whole lot of Georgetown residents.

Well at some point recently the NextBus system added the 30 Series. Check it out here.

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