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Bus Etiquette

One of GM’s favorite routines is to call ahead to Pizzeria Paradiso on the way home Thursday night and order a pizza for pick up. By the time the Metro gets to Dupont the pizza is ready and it’s just a short bus ride home to a tasty Neapolitan dinner. But at that hour the bus is normally pretty full. So here’s the etiquette question: is it rude to bring a pizza home on a crowded bus?

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Changes Coming to the D Series?

Something similar in the works for the D Series?

Something similar in the works for the D Series?

 

As was announced a while back, WMATA is currently conducting a study on the D Series bus lines. For Georgetowners that most likely means the D1, D2, D3, D5, and D6. We’ve seen similar studies like this before. Just a few years ago, a study like this turned into the new “improved” 30 Series bus lines. Many Georgetowners now know that we got the short end of the stick with those changes. Therefore, Georgetown users of the D Series should be all the more engaged with WMATA during the study to ensure no more “improvement” service cuts.

How did Georgetown get the short end of the stick with the 30 Series and what that might mean for the D Series, after the jump:

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About that Nextbus Link

You may notice above the masthead a link to a Nextbus page.  That page explains how you can receive, right now, real-time information about when a Metrobus will actually arrive. Many Georgetown residents, including GM, take Metrobus almost everyday. Until that Georgetown subway finally opens, Metrobus is one of the only transit options for us (many also take the GBID’s “blue-now-white” bus or the Georgetown University shuttle, though they’re not hooked up to Nextbus). Getting accurate information about when buses will actually show up makes the bus riding experience much better, particularly on the weekends when the bus may only show up every 45 minutes or so.

Caveat: the 30’s series and the Circulator aren’t hooked up yet either. Hopefully they’ll be part of the final roll-out next year.

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