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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

PSA 504 Goes to Pieces

PSA 504 is literally going to pieces. An attendee at an ANC5B09 meeting last night reports that the Trinidad, Ivy City, and Carver Terrace will no longer all share the same PSA. Carver Terrace is splitting away. PSA 504 was pretty large before, so this is likely a good thing. I also suspect that it might improve PSA meeting attendance on the Trinidad side, as the meeting will no longer be dominated by a certain former ANC rep who lives in Carver Terrace.

15 comments:

Johnny Five said...
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Johnny Five said...

Did you guys get any pics from the ground breaking of 360 H Street? http://dcmetrocentric.com/2011/07/19/360%C2%BA-h-street-breaks-ground/

Brian said...

Off topic: http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2011/07/20/h-street-trolley-wont-get-direct-connection-to-union-station/

Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Not streetcar under the hopscotch:

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/housingcomplex/2011/07/20/h-street-trolley-wont-get-direct-connection-to-union-station/

I'm trying to stay optimistic about this, I really am... but DDOT is NOT telling the public what's happening. The timeframe shifts (again), Kubly resigns, then this comes out... what the real story?

It's time for some answers and some real plans to get this thing running asap. More community meetins, more Q&A's, more regular transparent progress reports.

Anonymous said...

^ sorry for the smartphone typos. yikes.

H Street Landlord said...

I don't care about a ton of meetings, let's just get it up and running.

F* waiting for the additional cars. It's not going under Amtrak, so that uncertainy is decided. Let's build those power stations quick (which is not a major undertaking), run the cathetary, and get it going.

We have a lot of money in the streetcar budget. The feds will reward us later for paying for everything locally originally.

ro said...

so Amtrak contacted Gray about this months ago to try and negotiate a solution and his people never bothered to respond? great. sounds like he's really committed to the project. what's the over/under of seeing a streetcar rolling down H within the next 4 years, or ever

Robby said...

The question is how much will the District have to give up to congress (think gun laws), before congress makes bankrupt amtrak reverse course. The garage area would be more ideal for a new DC bus station than a trolley. While never a fan of the punch a hole in the bridge idea. Its sad that right now we have tracks to nowhere. Sounds like the bridge to nowhere.

So we take trolley to walk from the garage then down escalators, wade through Marc and VRE commuters to then down more escalators to fight metro again. The X2 pulls right in front of gallery place. Just saying.

Gonzo said...

On an unrelated note, here are some truly awesome photos from the Beatles' first concert in the US at the Washington Colosseum (2nd and M st NE in NOMA).

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2011/07/entertainment/hires.gallery.beatles.photos/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

JJ said...

Truly pathetic re: the streetcars. So, as it turns out after all, everything we've been told over the past few months about getting the streetcar running into Union Station has been a complete fabrication.

In reality, nobody in Gray's administration has been working on this, because nobody in Gray's administration wants to see this project succeed. You need look no further then Gray's 11th hour, late night axing of streetcar funding last year. Wasn't Gerri Mason Hall's dirty little fingerprints all over that maneuver as well?

Now we find that nobody in Gray's administration bothered even to RETURN EMAILS to Amtrak and Scott Kubly (the last hold-over from Gabe Klein's team) has left.

What a joke. We are going back to the early 1990's people. One mis-managed project at a time.

Progressives in this city need to take a stand...email and call Gray and Tommy Wells today. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what happened at the Trinidad corner store last night? The one on florida and Trinidad ave? There were several police cars and the store was taped off around 7 pm.

ro said...

@anon 8:05 - robbery with gun. it was on dc alerts

@JJ - totally agree. it's amazing how delusional some people are about Gray, even that clown at GGW is still defending him. Gray's administration has made it clear it couldn't care less about projects like these. when i read the sentence in the City Ppaper article that they never responded to Amtrak my jaw hit the floor. 7 months in office and he hasn't even been in contact with Amtrak on this.

Anonymous said...

That the admin hasn't even been talking to Amtrak is more than shocking. That fact alone would definitely explain Kubly's exit.

Anonymous said...

Gray is the worst.

Anonymous said...

No, Barry is the absolute worst there ever was, is and will be. Gray is second in line.