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National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

Northern Virginia’s National Plug In Day event will be Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia.  The event will give you the chance to learn more about electric vehicles (EV) via interaction with private owners and local EV dealers, as well as through vehicle test drives. The event will feature EVs from Sheehy Nissan (Leaf), Malloy Mitsubishi (i-MiEV), and Miller Toyota (Plug In Prius). 

Who Should Attend

EV Owners: Come mingle and swap stories with other owners.

Prospective EV Buyers: Learn more about EVs through interaction with owners and dealers and stick around for a test drive.

Curiosity Seekers: See what all the buzz is about and find out why people are switching to electric.

For more information about the event, contact Kayne Karnbach at 202-738-2245 or visit pluginday.org.

 

 

 

 

 

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

By Diana Foley, WHS Volunteer

 

Early one Friday morning in June, Donnie the Pekin duck was preparing to fly south—via US Airways. Tucked inside a soft-sided pet carrier, we made our way through the airport, keeping our fingers crossed that Donnie would make it through check-in and security without any trouble. We had called the airline ahead of time to confirm that Donnie would be allowed in the cabin, but knowing that ducks probably aren’t an everyday sight for travelers and airline staff, we proceeded with caution.

 

County Council Approves Change To Ride On Fares In Md.

County Council Approves Change To Ride On Fares In Md.

Ride on fares have changed in Montgomery county. Beginning July 1, the following transit rates will go into effect. Check below to see if you will be affected:

Ride On cash fare or token - $1.80 (New)

Ride On fare paid with SmarTrip Card - $1.60 (New)

Route 70 cash fare or token - $4.00 (New)

Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer with SmarTrip - $1.10 (New)

Local bus-to-Route 70 transfer - $2.05 (New)

Ride On Monthly Pass - $45 (New)

Boarding Route 70 with weekly or monthly pass or Montgomery College ID with sticker  - $2.05 (New)

Senior* (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, when free) with cash fare or token - $0.90 (New)

Senior* (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Ride On To Launch “Ride On Real Time”

Ride On To Launch “Ride On Real Time”

On Wednesday, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce the launch of “Ride On Real Time,” a system that will allow passengers to obtain real-time information on bus arrivals using the Internet, texting, a smart phone or mobile apps for iPhones and Android phones. 

The new tools will help passengers determine when the next arriving bus will be at their stop.

 

New Montgomery County Park & Ride to Serve Intercounty Connector Commuter Bus Customers

New Montgomery County Park & Ride to Serve Intercounty Connector Commuter Bus Customers

The following information was sent to us by Daniella Cummins:

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) InterCounty Connector (ICC) Commuter Bus passengers will soon have access to a new Park & Ride in Montgomery County. The new lot is located just west of Georgia Avenue (MD 97) and just south of the ICC in Silver Spring. It opens February 20, 2012 with limited ICC Commuter Bus service. Full service will begin February 21, 2012 after the President’s Day holiday. The new lot will 

 

include 202 parking spaces and two bus shelters with benches located immediately adjacent to the drop- 

off and pick-up area for passengers’ convenience. The lot built by the State Highway Administration 

Weekend Metro Repair Work

Weekend Metro Repair Work

The following information was sent to us by Cathy Plevy:

Metro will perform major track work over the weekend of January 20-22 on