Monthly Archives: May 2009

>Arlington Democrats to select candidate for 47th District – Vote June 9th

> After serving since 2004, Delegate Al Eisenberg is retiring.  Thanks to Mr. Eisenberg for representing my district these past five years in Richmond.  His staff was responsive to my questions and concerns during legislative sessions, and for the most … Continue reading

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>Multispace Meters make performance parking easier

> According to a recent press release, DDOT has installed new multispace parking meters all over downtown, including Connecticut Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue, and the Chinatown area. These meters replace older single-head meters which have been unreliable. The new meters have … Continue reading

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>Metro wants your input for online bus maps

> At each Metrorail station, WMATA has great local area bus maps near the station entrances.  The maps show where the buses go from the station, a zoomed-in version of the bus map showing downtown lines, the location of each … Continue reading

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>New Laptop

> I bought a Samsung NC20.  This laptop rocks.  It’s so tiny (but with a decent 1280×800 screen and a full-size feeling keyboard), fairly inexpensive (around $550), about 2 lbs lighter than my old one (Dell Inspiron 600m), and can … Continue reading

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>Metro approves contract for Smartrip upgrades, bus riders to get first passes

> I wrote last year about how Metro is working on upgrades to the Smartrip program so you’ll be able to do things like go online to check your recent trips, recharge your Smartrip card online or automatically by credit … Continue reading

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>Metro response to: Delays involving single tracking

> I got a response about two months ago to an earlier Infosnack article, "Delays involving single tracking", which discussed whether Metro should be turning trains around just short of a single-track section during a major service disruption.  Here’s what … Continue reading

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