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The Georgetown Metropolis

Cherry Hill Lane

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Elvert Barnes.

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2600 block of M St.

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Georgetown Time Machine: Horse Drawn Streetcar

This week on Georgetown Time Machine, GM is visiting M St. at the turn of the last century. The photo comes from the archives of the Historical Society of Washington DC. It shows a horse-drawn streetcar leaving the streetcar barn on the south side of M St., just east of Wisconsin Ave.

The car barn by Key Bridge is far more familiar to current Georgetown residents. But the M St. car barn was just as substantial. It occupied what eventually became the Georgetown Park Mall. You can see it here:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Kenya Allmond.

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The Georgetown Metropolis

3200 block of P St.

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WMATA’s Plans to Degrade Georgetown Bus Service, Part 2

Yesterday, GM started to detail how exactly WMATA wants to make bus service in Georgetown worse. Discussing the changes to the D2 and G2 was enough for a full article. Today GM will discuss the other bad ideas WMATA has.

The first, and perhaps least controversial, involves the elimination of the 30N and 30S lines. These are the sole remaining fully crosstown 30-series routes. Once just about all of the 30-series buses traveled all the way across DC. Over the years those routes have been chopped up, with the main logic being that if you want to travel all the way across DC, you probably ought to switch to Metrorail at some point. That argument will be even stronger if WMATA goes forward with its plan to provide free transfers between bus and Metrorail. Continue reading

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