District Briefing

District Briefing

Friday, April 3, 2009


Extra Trains Available for Sports Tripleheader

Metro will have extra trains available to get fans home from the baseball, basketball and soccer games being played tomorrow night.

The tripleheader will create crowds in the Metrorail system as fans head to a Washington Nationals game at 6:05 p.m. at Nationals Park, to a Washington Wizards game at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center and to a D.C. United game at 7:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.

Fans going to the Wizards game are encouraged to avoid the crowds expected at the Seventh and F streets NW entrance of the Gallery Place Station and use the entrances at Ninth and G streets NW and Seventh and H streets NW.

People headed to the Nationals game should use both entrances at the Navy Yard Station on the Green Line. The station's west entrance at Half and M streets SE is one block from Nationals Park. The station's east entrance is two blocks away at New Jersey Avenue SE. For the D.C. United game, people should use both entrances at the Stadium-Armory Station on the Blue and Orange lines. The main entrance is at 19th Street and Independence Avenue SE. The second entrance is two blocks away at 19th Street between C and Burke streets SE.

-- Lena Sun


Parking Fine Reductions to End for Large Fleets

The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has stopped automatically reducing parking fines for operators of large fleets such as UPS or FedEx. D.C. Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1), who heads the Committee on Public Works and Transportation and has oversight of the DMV, said in a statement yesterday that ending the practice will allow the city to recover about $120,000 each year in fines. Graham said he learned of the reduction policy in his oversight role and asked that the practice be ended. Tickets were being reduced by half during the past 15 years, Graham's office said.

-- Marcia Davis

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