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Report: Metrobus Ran Yellow/Red Light Before Striking Mahnke


Dcist has more on the September 3 incident in which a Metrobus struck jogger Amanda Mahnke.

Earlier postings:

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September 28, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, Metro, on the blogs | , | Leave a comment

What You Read Here


These are the most popular postings from the last 30 days.

  1. Saturday-Night Vigilante Justice: Victims Catch U Street Mugger
  2. Mahnke Family Seeks Witnesses to Sept. 3 Metrobus Incident
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  4. “Real World” at 2000 S St NW; a Halo Lounge Angle?
  5. RWDC: What Glamor and Excitement?
  6. The Rest of the Story: Report #09085657, “Robbery with Gun”
  7. Policy Restaurant & Bar Opens this Monday
  8. 12th & U NW: “Mama said there’ll be days like this”
  9. Garden District Closing 14th & Church Store
  10. 17th Street Dog Park is Open
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September 26, 2009 Posted by | arts, bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. crime, D.C. Government, D.C. museums, DC politics, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, local business, Logan Circle, Metro, MPD, on community, on events, on the blogs, U Street NW | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mahnke Family Seeks Witnesses to Sept. 3 Metrobus Incident


UPDATE from Metro: “A Metrobus operator who struck a pedestrian on September 3 at Florida Avenue and Connecticut Avenue, NW, was terminated from her position as a bus operator on September 21. She was dismissed for failing to follow standard operating procedures. The operator was placed on paid administrative leave following the accident, which is standard procedure. She had been a Metrobus operator since August 2000.”

The following message is from the brother of Amanda Mahnke who was hit by a Metrobus on the morning of September 3 at the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW. Continue reading

September 24, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, DC transportation, Metro | , , | 6 Comments

Enjoy the Weekend, Borderstanians


at the north entrance of The National Portrait Gallery. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

I love the cowboy at the north entrance of The National Portrait Gallery. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Get off your computer. Go outside and enjoy the early fall weather. For example, The National Portrait Gallery is open every day except Christmas Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It is at 8th and F Street NW, by the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro stop (Green, Red and Yellow lines).

Here are some more ideas for theater, galleries, restaurants, concerts. The earlier weekend listings, below, contain many events that are still running/current.

See you Monday.

September 18, 2009 Posted by | arts, bars/clubs/lounges, Borderstan, D.C. museums, DC restaurants, Metro, music | , , | Leave a comment

UPDATE: Woman Hit By Bus Identified; in Stable Condition


UPDATE: The woman has been identified as Amanda Mahnke and she is in Stable Condition. Thanks to Joel for the comment.

Good morning, all. Yesterday (Thursday) a woman was hit and badly hurt by a bus at the intersection of Connecticut and Florida Avenues NW (Greater Greater Washington has more details on the accident.) She was apparently jogging and thus carried no ID. The police need help in identifying her. Please see the message below from MPD 2nd District.

This morning [Thursday, Sept. 3] at approximately 8:30 AM, a female pedestrian was jogging northbound at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Florida Avenue, NW, when she was struck by a Metro bus that was traveling in an eastbound direction. The pedestrian suffered severe internal injuries and is currently in critical condition. The pedestrian did not have any identity on her person and is being listed as a Jane Doe.

She is described as being a white female, mid 20’s, and approximately 5’5” with a slender build. She was also wearing a white T-shirt, grey jogging shorts with a white trim, and white sneakers and socks. Anyone with information on the accident or the pedestrian’s identity is asked to contact the MPD at 202-727-9099.

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, Dupont Circle, Metro, MPD, PSA 208 | , , | 5 Comments

Labor Day Travel: National Airport Stop Closed This Weekend


Metro will shut Airport Station this weekend. (Photo: Luis Gomez)

Metro will shut the National Airport station this weekend. (Photo: Luis Gomez.)

If you are planning on riding the Metro this Labor Day weekend to National Airport, be aware that the station will be closed, according to the Washington Business Journal, from 9:30 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

September 2, 2009 Posted by | DC transportation, Media, Metro | , , , , | Leave a comment

On the Blogs: Buses, Dogs and Marriages


Some interesting and useful stuff we found.

New Columbia Heights has NextBus is up!

After lots of delay and hair-pulling, Metro’s Next Bus system is up and running — the website works from your mobile device or your computer, and shows you when the next bus is coming, plus a map, all in real time. You can also call the service for the same information. I didn’t use it this morning, but it seems to be working — anyone use it this morning? The Circulator bus has a similar app as well.

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July 2, 2009 Posted by | D.C. Government, DC politics, DC transportation, local business, Media, Metro, on community, on the blogs, Shaw | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Avoid the Metro Red Line Today


Borderstanians: Following the horrendous crash yesterday on the Metro Red Line, riders are are being advised to avoid the Red Line today, if possible. Metro’s recommendations to regular Red Line riders are below the fold. Continue reading

June 23, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, DC transportation, Metro | , , | Leave a comment

The Summer Solstice, Restaurants and Stuff


Good morning, Borderstan. A few things from other blogs and online that caught my eye… as I sat around drinking coffee at my mom’s house.

June 19, 2009 Posted by | Borderstan, DC restaurants, Dupont Circle, food, local business, Logan Circle, Media, Metro, on community, on crime, on events, on the blogs | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DCCA Turmoil… New Restaurants… the Circulator


On the blogs… a few choice bits of news from Dupont and Logan.

April 8, 2009 Posted by | D.C. Government, DC politics, DC restaurants, DC transportation, Dupont Circle, food, local business, Logan Circle, Metro, on community, on local politics, on the blogs | , , , , | Leave a comment