East of the Anacostia River “a lot of folks . . . are not even aware of these scooters”
The governors of North Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency, and nearly half a million people were reported without power in the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
Fewer cars use I-66 during the tolling hours, but numbers increase after the toll lifts, part of a dramatic shift in travel patterns.
The District Department of Transportation is reviewing applications from 12 companies seeking permits to operate scooters, bikes or both in the nation's capital.
Traffic disruptions will last longer than it will take to build and get the Purple Line running.
The planned train system would take passengers from Washington to Baltimore in 15 minutes.
Several other cities are taking similar action, alleging that the company is operating in their jurisdictions without permission.
“The regulations are antithetical to Washington D.C.’s climate plan, and its long-standing history as a leader in sustainability,” David Estrada, head of government partnerships at Bird said in a letter to Bowser.
Alexandria is the latest jurisdiction in the Washington region to allow shared scooter and bike operations.
The hurricane intensified as it began to lash northwestern Florida on Wednesday.