Category Archives: public transportation

Field Notes On Transitioning


The cold has only just now arrived in Washington, D.C. Unlike my native Chicago, Washington, D.C. tends to be milder. So mild, in fact, that when a bit of white fluffy stuff lands in the nation’s capital, everyone panics.  Just … Continue reading

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Extreme Bus Rider


You may have heard of Extreme Couponing — the reality show featuring savvy consumers who furiously clip the Pennysaver for 50 cents here, 20 cents there. I like the premise of the show, because it shows how the little savings … Continue reading

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Take To The Streets With Bikeshare


WMATA wants to close early on the weekends to save money. The DC Circulator is cutting routes and raising fares. The H Street trolley project has lagged…and lagged. Aside from those frustrations, DC transportation isn’t that difficult – even for the average tourist. … Continue reading

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Let’s Redesign_DC.


“Lightning talks by local design thinkers” Redesign DC was the first of an ongoing series about how to improve the city of Washington, D.C. The first one was hosted by The Parley, a “cultural accelerator and creative collaborative.” Parley plans to … Continue reading

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Being Swaptastic In Mount Pleasant


I love Mount Pleasant, yet I hardly know the neighborhood. But one of my bus routes runs right through the neighborhood, and it has always seemed like a really neat area – historic homes set into the hilly edges of … Continue reading

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Get Your Social Justice On


I think January is the ideal month to hold Social Justice Camp. January is a fresh slate for projects, advocacy work and goal-setting. It’s also tied to the MLK Day Of Service, which gets at the very heart of the … Continue reading

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The Metro Song


This video posted yesterday, and it’s already nearing 20,000 views. If you ride the Metro, then this music video is for you. (Hat tip @ninjaclectic).

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Five Tips For The Fresh-Faced DC Intern


Dear DC Intern, So you just stepped off the plane to work on the iconic “Hill” or ended up in some crammed corner of a non-profit. You know you’ll hit the monuments, schedule a trip to the White House and … Continue reading

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It’s “TBD” In The Best Way Possible


I first heard about TBD, which covers the DMV area, while at an ONA meetup. Too many acronymns for ya? Keep up. Acronyms fill every nook-n-cranny in Washington, D.C. – and not just in the government. TBD is the newest … Continue reading

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Adieu, D.C.


I’m back at school now, and it’s been a rough adjustment. It’s a challenge shifting gears from a full-time intern and part-time tourist to that of a Second Semester Senior in a midwestern city in the “Butler Bubble.” Thanks for … Continue reading

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