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Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Drivers can make money not driving

Commuters who drive on some of the D.C. region's most congested highways will be eligible to earn $2 a day by carpooling to work under a pilot program launched Monday.

The three-month program sponsored by Commuter Connections will reward drivers who currently travel alone along any stretch of the Capital Beltway from Bethesda to Tysons Corner; the Beltway from the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to Interstate 270; and Interstate 395 from the District across the 14th Street bridge into Northern Virginia. If enough people sign up, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, which coordinates the transportation groups in Commuter Connections, could extend the program.

Washington area commuters who travel the three routes during peak commuting times can sign up for the Pool Rewards program at http://www.commuterconnections.org.

-- Lisa Rein


Three men shot in SE Washington

Three men were shot Monday night in Southeast Washington, leaving one in extremely critical condition, police said.

The shooting occurred about 10:10 p.m. near 23rd Street and Savannah Terrace, according to police.

Police were looking for a man dressed all in black in connection with the shooting.

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