Metro hates bus riders II

My 7AM bus did not show up till 7:30AM, just in time to meet up with the 7:30 bus that I’m going to guess was on time. The driver, had no clue of where to go. At one point the 7:30 bus got ahead and we told the driver to just follow the bus in front of him. At least it showed up, Friday the 7AM bus was a complete no-show.
We were all going to work. Luckily we have flexable shedules, but there are errands that need running, and other transportation connections that depend on arriving at work at a certain time. I’m going to have to dip into my annual leave so I can leave at my regular time. Showing up late, or not at all makes many question the logic of a metro based commute. I would hate to guess what would be the fate for people who actually have to show up to work on time or at a specific time.



SEPTEMBER 18, 2006 202-671-2004


( Washington , DC ) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is set to launch rehabilitation work on Florida Avenue from Ninth Street to North Capitol Street, NW on September 25, 2006.

Wok will include the repair and replacement of sidewalks, milling and overlaying the street, upgrading drainage systems, streetlight upgrades and installation of ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps. The $4.8 million project makes use of federal and local funds.

One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction at all times. Curbside parking will be restricted on Florida Avenue during some phases of the project. Proper notice will be posted at those points of construction alerting residents, visitors and local businesses.

Work hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.. The duration of the project is 15 months, weather permitting. Motorists should expect minor delays during work hours and should use caution when traveling through the work zone.

ANC meetings as theatre

A short thread on the members only Eckington listserv and the discussion of the ANC meeting for 2C are making me think, performance art. I will admit that I’ve only been to one 5C meeting and that had a little bit of theatre. It seems, according to regulars, that there are colorful elected characters who act out.
The 5C meeting is this Tuesday. I think they are held at St. George’s Episcopal Church in the basement. Show starts at 7pm?
Understandably some commissioners in DC who are playing to a certain audience. It probably helpful that the audience being catered to are the loyal voters, while others are too small in number or don’t bother voting for ANCs. So antics can be very, very colorful, provided it is tolerated or even promoted by the voters.
Elections for ANC commissioners are going to be held in November and they are reasonably important. Your ANC, with others, give approval or disapproval for development projects, support or fight ABC licenses, and sometimes works as a contact person and leader for community activities that involves/require city services/approval. That’s off the top of my head.