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Saturday, April 21, 2018

D.C. takes great pride in its bikeshare system and rightly so. In August 2008, D.C. became the first jurisdiction in the United States to launch a bike sharing system. Then called SmartBike D.C., the program offered 120 bikes at 10 stations in downtown D.C. and the City center. Today, Capital Bikeshare, lets you choose from over 3,000 bicycles across 350 stations in Washington, D.C., Arlington and Alexandria, VA, and Montgomery County, MD. Capital Bikeshare has grown so popular that in May of this year they introduced two locations with guaranteed docks where members can be assured that they will no longer be “dock-blocked.” The surge...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Greetings District Readers! Our apologies for the gap between posts.  The Ninja team has been planning out longer term projects that we can’t wait to bring your way. One of these has finally arrived: The District Spotlight. Every month or two, the Ninja team will interview a business in DC that has been established for at least 10 years. While the data tends to support the notion that DC is a transient city, there are countless District businesses that have bucked this trend and have helped make many of DC’s neighborhoods what they are today, well before the arrival of transplants and new development.

Many of these businesses have...

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Bad weather tends to go hand in hand with longer Metrorail delays. Delays usually last the longest when it’s freezing outside, with the situation being a bit better when it’s snowing and even better when it’s only raining.

Between January 2013 and January 2017, there was some kind of Metrorail delay virtually every day; nearly 20% of Metro trains arrived late in 2016. That may sound alarming, and it’s certainly bothersome, but Metro isn’t alone when it comes to delays being part of a standard day: in New York City, for example, 25% of subway trains were late every day in 2014. And like with Metro, the situation in New York isn’t getting any bette...

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