If you plan to travel to Washington, D.C. tomorrow, expect the trip to take hours longer than normal—especially if you have to travel Wednesday. Pope Francis will be in D.C. Tuesday through Thursday, and District transportation officials are saying all modesof travel will be backed upand car travel should be an absolute last resort. D.C.
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Recently, Portner & Shure settled an auto accident case for $100,000 for our client who was injured in Alexandria, Virginia at Wheeler Avenue and Duke Street. Our client was heading straight, when all of a sudden the Defendant made a left turn in front of him.
Starting tomorrow, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis will no longer be the only major cities in the Maryland region to have Uber’s ride pick-up service. Visitors and residents in Ocean City can now use their phone to request an Uber driver to pick them up. This was all made possible by the Maryland General Assembly, which passed legislation allowing companies like Uber and Lyft to legally operate in Maryland.
Heading to Ocean City, Maryland from the Washington D.C. metro area between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday will add about three hours to the trip, according to travel data company Inrix. Inrix stated people who are headed south toward Richmond, Virginia from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday will see their travel time double. According to AAA, 907,750 people plan to leave the region for Memorial Day weekend. Approximately 67,000 people will fly, with the remaining traveling by bus, rail, or boat.
According to NBC Washington, as part of a national "Drive to Save Lives" traffic safety campaign, state and local officials in Virginia are aiming to reduce traffic deaths across Virginia by 15 percent this year, as well as increase safety for law enforcement officers on patrol.