Daily Archives: August 20, 2015

2015 Step Xplosion – Free Performance Friday at 8 pm

Step Afrika! kicks off their 2015-2106 season with a free performance starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 21 at Starburst Plaza. Artists from Step Afrika! will be joined by DJ Beauty and the Beatz for a high-energy demonstration of the art of stepping. Expect to join in with footsteps, claps, and spoken word as audience participation is encouraged.

Starting from an exchange tour to Soweto, South Africa, Step Afrika! is now one of the top 10 African American dance companies and the largest African American arts organization in DC. Don’t miss the show, especially if you have not had the opportunity to see them perform.

It is great that Starburst Plaza is seeing more positive events with organizations like this that use art to reach out to youth and families. We hope you can join Step Afrika! there as they celebrate 20 years of stepping.

No More D3? MetroBus Service Changes Proposed

Eliminate the D3? Extend the D4 route to Kennedy Center, replacing part of the 80 bus route? More X1 and X3 buses on the route during the day?

Those are some of the proposed metro bus route changes that WMATA is considering. They will be holding public hearing number 606 on September 17, 2015 on the proposed changes. The public information session will begin at 6 pm and public hearing will be at 6:30 pm. The hearing will be held at Metro Headquarters Building 600 5th Street, NW.

The hearing is a public forum and all are invited to present their views. If you wish to speak at the hearing, please submit your name and organizational affiliation, if applicable, by email to speak@wmata.com or by phone to (202) 962-2511. You can also submit written statements by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 to writtentestimony@wmata.com.

Not ready to submit written testimony or attend the hearing? You can participate in a survey at http://www.wmata.com/betterbus. The survey opened on August 15th and will close on September 23. It includes feedback questions on the proposal and related service changes as well as demographic questions.

You can view all proposed route and tariff changes here.

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