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Motorized scooter sits on DC street for rideshare program It’s no secret Washington DC has a massive traffic problem. Rush hour spans several hours every morning and night. The first attempt to alleviate traffic congestion on DC streets was the bike sharing program where one can rent a bike to get from one area of Washington DC to another without worrying about parking or crowded roadways.

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.

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.