Thursday, April 01, 2010

WMATA woes in the hood

There are a few things WMATA is proposing that will reduce service to Shaw residents, one of them dangerous.
1. G2 bus service will be reduced. All you people partying in Georgetown will have to take a taxi when it gets close to midnight.
2. Closing the R Street exit of the Shaw metro station after 8pm. That to me is dangerous. The intersection at RI Ave and 7th seems to have more eyes on the street and my path from the other exit home is a little too dark and deserted for my tastes. Would be different if the Wonderbread warehouse wasn't a heaping mass of decay.
There is a meeting tonight if you want to voice your concerns at All Souls Unitarian Church, Pierce Hall (1500 Harvard St. NW) at 7pm. You can also mail your concerns to:
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
by April 6th.
More info at the CCCA blog



At 4/01/2010 9:21 AM, Blogger Emil said...

why does Wmata think that this will help... more cars and drunk drivers? Fire those station managers who never help people and yell at tourists.... and even balk when you tell them there are kids fighting or about to fall onto the tracks

At 4/01/2010 11:39 AM, Blogger KStreetQB said...

I wrote Jack Evans about this. That 8th and R metro stop is mine too. It's funny that the yellow line service cuts are hosing the up-and-coming neighborhoods. DC officials makes New Orleans (my last home) look like geniuses. Never thought I'd find bigger idiots than down there.


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