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Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

 

Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

There will be free cab rides offered in th Washington-metro area this Halloween in order to thwart drunk-driving. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is the D.C. area charity that is coordinating the SoberRide program. Nearly half (48%) of all Halloween traffic deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers, so WRAP aims to deter drunk driving.

Here's how it works from WRAP:

WRAP's 2011 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 29 until 6:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.  Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.  You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

13 County Roads and Nine State Roads Closed in Prince George's County

13 County Roads and Nine State Roads Closed in Prince George's County

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott Peterson:

Prince George’s County Government has closed the County Administration Building (CAB) and the County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro today due to flooding in Upper Marlboro.  Please note, the Prince George’s County Government is still open today, just not the CAB and Courthouse in Upper Marlboro. All County employees who do not work in the CAB and Courthouse in Upper Marlboro should report today.  Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will open on time this morning.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) has reopened and is operating under PHASE II WIND RESTRICTIONS due to sustained winds of 42-45 mph and wind gusts of 53 mph.

 House trailers, empty box trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, hitch trailers with sides or any vehicle that may not safely cross the bridge are prohibited from traveling the bridge.

 If sustained winds exceed 50 mph, only automobiles, pickups trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial busses and heavy laden tractor trailers will be permitted to cross the bridge. Tractor-box trailers weighing less than 64,000 pounds will not be permitted to cross.

Road Closures in Prince George's County

Road Closures in Prince George's County

Here are the roads currently closed in the County for traffic reports:

Upper Marlboro, MD: Brooke Lane & Ritchie Marlboro Rd. (downed wire)

Upper Marlboro, MD: 15315 Rolling Meadows Rd.

Forestville, MD: Forestville Rd. - Suitland Parkway & Allentown Rd. (flooding)

Greenbelt, MD: Sunnyside Ave (flooding)

Bowie, MD: Governor Bridge Rd. (flooding)

Laurel, MD: Contee Rd at Mayfair (flooding)

College Park, MD: Metzerott Rd.west of U.S. Route 1 (flooding)

Clinton, MD: Wills Lane at Allentown Road (flooding)

Brandywine, MD: McKendree Rd near Accokeek Rd. (flooding)

Piscataway, MD: Livingston Road at Taylor/Chalfont Avenue (downed tree)

Oxon Hill, MD: 3500 Steed Road (downed tree)

 

 

Capital Bikeshare Shutting Down at 6pm

Capital Bikeshare Shutting Down at 6pm

(Washington, D.C.) Due to anticipated high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding, Capital Bikeshare will be closing down the system at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 27th.  During the shutdown those members that have bikes out will still be able to return them, but new rentals will not be possible.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause, but we take the safety of our members very seriously.  We will reopen the system as soon as it is safe to do so and will notify members when the system is running again.

The above information was sent to us from John Lisle.

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is Operating Under Phase II Wind Restrictions

According to the The Maryland Transportation Authority:

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is operating under RESTRICTIONS due to sustained
winds of 42-45 mph and wind gusts of 53 mph.

House trailers, empty box trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, hitch trailers
with sides or any vehicle that may not safely cross the bridge are prohibited from
traveling the bridge.

Once sustained winds exceed 50 mph, only automobiles, pickups trucks, flatbed
trailers, commercial busses and heavy laden tractor trailers will be permitted to cross
the bridge.

Tractor-box trailers weighing less than 64,000 pounds will not be permitted
to cross.

If sustained wind speeds reach 55 mph, the Bay Bridge will be closed.
Motorists may access statewide travel information including traffic and weather
conditions at www.MD511.org or calling 511. 24/7 Bay Bridge traffic conditions are
available by calling the BAYSPAN Hotline at 1-877-229-7726.