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Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

 

Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

There will be free cab rides offered in th Washington-metro area this Halloween in order to thwart drunk-driving. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is the D.C. area charity that is coordinating the SoberRide program. Nearly half (48%) of all Halloween traffic deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers, so WRAP aims to deter drunk driving.

Here's how it works from WRAP:

WRAP's 2011 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 29 until 6:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.  Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.  You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

Road Work Along MD 725 Near MD 202 in Upper Marlboro:Expect Delays

Road Work Along MD 725 Near MD 202 in Upper Marlboro:Expect Delays

The following information is courtesy of the Maryland State Highway Administration:

13 County Roads and Nine State Roads Closed in Prince George's County

13 County Roads and Nine State Roads Closed in Prince George's County

 

The following information was sent to us by Scott Peterson:

Prince George’s County Government has closed the County Administration Building (CAB) and the County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro today due to flooding in Upper Marlboro.  Please note, the Prince George’s County Government is still open today, just not the CAB and Courthouse in Upper Marlboro. All County employees who do not work in the CAB and Courthouse in Upper Marlboro should report today.  Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will open on time this morning.

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Reopened

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge (US 50/301) has reopened and is operating under PHASE II WIND RESTRICTIONS due to sustained winds of 42-45 mph and wind gusts of 53 mph.

 House trailers, empty box trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, hitch trailers with sides or any vehicle that may not safely cross the bridge are prohibited from traveling the bridge.

 If sustained winds exceed 50 mph, only automobiles, pickups trucks, flatbed trailers, commercial busses and heavy laden tractor trailers will be permitted to cross the bridge. Tractor-box trailers weighing less than 64,000 pounds will not be permitted to cross.

Road Closures in Prince George's County

Road Closures in Prince George's County

Here are the roads currently closed in the County for traffic reports:

Upper Marlboro, MD: Brooke Lane & Ritchie Marlboro Rd. (downed wire)

Upper Marlboro, MD: 15315 Rolling Meadows Rd.

Forestville, MD: Forestville Rd. - Suitland Parkway & Allentown Rd. (flooding)

Greenbelt, MD: Sunnyside Ave (flooding)

Bowie, MD: Governor Bridge Rd. (flooding)

Laurel, MD: Contee Rd at Mayfair (flooding)

College Park, MD: Metzerott Rd.west of U.S. Route 1 (flooding)

Clinton, MD: Wills Lane at Allentown Road (flooding)

Brandywine, MD: McKendree Rd near Accokeek Rd. (flooding)

Piscataway, MD: Livingston Road at Taylor/Chalfont Avenue (downed tree)

Oxon Hill, MD: 3500 Steed Road (downed tree)