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Metro to run enhanced midday service with extra trains for 2017 March for Life

Metro is running enhanced midday rail service on Friday, January 27, to support additional ridership expected for the 2017 March for Life being held in Washington, D.C.

During Friday’s midday hours, between the morning and evening rush hours, Metro will run trains about every 8 minutes on each line, resulting in service every 2-4 minutes at stations in the Downtown core. In addition, Wiedefeld announced that Metro will run more 8-car trains (the longest train length possible), all midday track work will be cancelled, and additional staff will be on hand to assist visitors.

If possible, March participants are encouraged to travel outside of the traditional rush hour periods when trains are most crowded.

In addition, March participants are urged to purchase and load their SmarTrip cards in advance to avoid potentially long lines at Metro entrances. Each rider age 5 and up needs his or her own card to enter and exit the Metrorail system. SmarTrip cards can be purchased in advance at any Metro station, as well as CVS/Pharmacy or Giant stores. Be sure the card is loaded with enough value to pay for all trips you plan to take during the day.

Regular fares and parking fees will be in effect Friday. (Peak fares are in effect from opening until 9:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Off-peak fares are in effect at all other times.)

Some time ago, I re-introduced the weekly palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on this blog. During the week, I post about road closures, stores opening, stores closing, news and things to do around Alexandria, Virginia. So, I thought maybe one post during the week could be just for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

We normally post things like this on the weekend’s but, for this week, whether you have had a good week or a bad one, ICYMI, this video of Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day from the Bad Lip Reading YouTube channel is too good to wait to post.

Enjoy this early palate cleanser!

Congressman Don Beyer announced Sunday he would not be attending Friday’s presidential inauguration and instead said he would attend today’s Women’s March on Washington where he was joined by Alexandria Delegate Mark Levine and others.

Organizers said the Women’s March on Washington is a nonpartisan event aimed at advancing a specific policy agenda: expanding family leave, ending racial profiling, and maintaining or broadening access to abortion and birth control, among other issues.

“It’s not a march about Trump the man,” Terry O’Neill, the president of the National Organization for Women, said in an interview. “It’s a march about women’s rights that are very much imperiled by the policies President-elect Trump appears headed for.”

Via Blue Virginia, watch the video of Congressman Beyer’s and Delegate Levine’s speech below.

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Yesterday, on Inauguration Day, Netflix released a teaser trailer announcing the premiere date of House Of Cards season five (May 30). In the video we don’t see Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, we just get a chorus of children creepily reciting the pledge of allegiance as an upside-down American flag flies to signal an emergency.

Streets Market & Cafe in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, virginia (Photo via Facebook)
Tomorrow, in honor of the Women’s March on Washington, Streets Market & Cafe in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria wants to help women from Alexandria, Virginia who are attending the march, quench their thirst with a crazy drink special.

Check this out!

Via FB

Ladies! Please join us on Saturday, after your busy day! We have a special JUST for you! Draft beers/ciders and rail drinks! Buy 1 get 1 for a penny! All Day 11 til 11

(H/T Jimmy)

(Photo via Streets Market & Cafe on Facebook)

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