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“Home Saver”: In Tough Times, The Housing Finance Agency Makes Living Near Your Work Tenable

“Home Saver”: In Tough Times, The Housing Finance Agency Makes Living Near Your Work Tenable

No sooner had the effects of our New Year’s Eve activities worn off when economists pounced to deliver the dreary news about what we can expect for our economy in 2011. Foreclosures are going to peak in 2011? Awesome. Thanks.

The District is not immune to this trend, which will mean hundreds of DC residents who are forced to move from their homes, probably settling in less expensive suburbs. This is exactly the kind of scenario we want to avoid in terms of the effect it has on transportation and commuting in our region. As people flock to the suburbs, from DC or elsewhere, they increase both traffic congestion and the need for additional transportation infrastructure and maintenance. goDCgo strongly encourages a “live near your work” strategy to reduce ill effects on an already-stressed transportation system and to improve the quality of life of those who work in DC—by remaining in DC.

Come Learn About the Anacostia Streetcar Plan This Wednesday

Come Learn About the Anacostia Streetcar Plan This Wednesday

This story comes to us from John Lisle of the DDOT:

This Wednesday, January 12, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are hosting a public kick-off meeting for the Anacostia Streetcar Phase 2 Environmental Assessment and Historic Preservation Study.

Newsflash: Metro is Crowded During Rush Hours (So Do Something About It in 2011!)

Newsflash: Metro is Crowded During Rush Hours (So Do Something About It in 2011!)

DC area residents love to complain about how crowded the Metro is during their daily work commutes. It seems as though complaining about Metro is the glue that holds us together and gives us a sense of solidarity. And, in fact, a shocking two-thirds or more of daily ridership occurs during rush hour.

Keeping You Informed: DDOT Unveils District’s First Multi-Modal Digital Display

Keeping You Informed: DDOT Unveils District’s First Multi-Modal Digital Display

DDOT reminds me of one of those little baseball pitching machines that’s been cranked up to maximum fastball speed—because after introducing a string of innovative transportation programs, including Capital Bikeshare, solar-powered parking meters, electric car charging stations and the beginnings of the DC streetcar system among others, they’re flinging another one at us. This time, DDOT is bringing the District’s first multi-modal digital display screen, which will be installed in bus shelters throughout DC and will provide real-time information about a variety of transportation modes.

Don't Let the Traffic Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Cheer!

Don't Let the Traffic Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Cheer!

Ahhh….the holiday season is upon us again, replete with its many joys: rosy-cheeked, smiling children, twinkling lights, the smell of baking cookies, the opportunity to dress your dog like a reindeer and tell all your friends that “he really likes it.” But it also carries just a wee bit of stress. There’s the baking of said cookies, hanging the pretty lights, travel plans, menus, and, of course, shopping. Lots and lots of shopping.

Flying Out of D.C. in a Premium Seat? Zagat Says Continental is Your Airline

Continental Airlines today was named the Top Rated Large Domestic Airline for Premium Seating in Zagat’s 2010 Airline Survey for the third consecutive year.

“We take great pride in giving our first-class customers an award-winning inflight product,” said Marketing Sr. VP Mark Bergsrud. “Those polled by Zagat made an average of more than 17 flights per year, and we are honored by the recognition of those frequent flyers.”

Cheapest Gas Near Anacostia

According to AAA:

$2.979

Hill Crest BP at 2801 Alabama Avenue Southeast