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  • ky1217a 12:54 am on March 7, 2012 Permalink
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    Getting Places 

    Hi AU Community!

    This is my first post for the Intern Blog. I’m currently a Junior in SOC and I’m majoring in Film and Media with a minor in Marketing. I am currently interning at Allied-THA in the Farragut North area. It has been an amazing experience so far. Every one in the office has been supportive, energetic and really nice.

    Although I have spent my last three years in the DC area at AU, I have only ever taken the metro. However, this year I learned about taking the Metro Bus to get to where I need to go. Since there have been so many track delays on the red line, I decided to give the metro bus a go. After a couple of times it was comforting to know that DC has great public transportation in comparison to other cities. It’s great to have these options as a college student.

    I had to flyer in Georgetown one day for my internship and I was not sure about the best way to get there. Tip: If you take the Circulator from the Dupont metro to Georgetown it is only $1!

    Anyway, if you’re ever in a rut don’t be afraid to take the bus from AU to Dupont or from the Tenley Metro to Columbia Heights (which a lot of people surprisingly do not know about).

    Until next time,

    -Kelsey-

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    • Francine Blume 2:04 pm on March 7, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great transportation tip! The buses are our unsung heroes and a lot of times they’re a lot easier to take in the train.

  • Paul Lopreiato 9:30 pm on July 13, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: analytics, bus, , overkill   

    Bus Rides, Google Analytics 

    I know I focus a little too much on bus rides, but there’s so much there to analyze. Click to see at full size. (More …)

     
  • Sarah McIntosh 2:35 am on July 13, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: bus, , , , Public Transportation   

    An Average Day’s Commute 

    Break your shoe at work.
    Miss the bus by less than a minute because you can’t run with said broken shoe.
    Wait for the next bus.
    It’s 93 degrees out today.
    Try to get on the next N4 that pulls up, only to discover it’s a D5.
    Wonder why MetroBus couldn’t bother to change the sign.
    Wait another 15 minutes.
    Finally catch a bus.
    Be thankful today isn’t the day you work a second job. Otherwise, you would already be late.

     
  • Paul Lopreiato 9:10 pm on June 29, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: bus,   

    Be an Intern on the Bus 

    Photo by sciascia

    Look for the paper schedule that shows when your bus will arrive. Only find the schedule for some obscure bus that goes from where you are to the middle of nowhere. You don’t have a data plan on your cell phone so you can’t look on the website. Feel too awkward to call the bus schedule that you have to speak to – everyone else is silently standing looking toward where they hope the bus will show. (More …)

     
    • David Fletcher 2:55 am on July 2, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I can identify with your experience. Using public transportation is humbling and mortifying in equal parts. Relying on the efforts of another to transport you where you want to go is an act of faith that they can get you there safely and on schedule. When I lived in Los Angeles, if I did not feel like riding my bike to work, I took the bus. No one my age or ethnicity was riding. Sometimes the bus driver and I would talk about baseball, but more often than not I was mute and by all outward appearances antisocial. As I have gotten older I have developed the ability to talk to anyone but, like you, the discomfort of chatting it up with strangers on public transportation has never gone away.

      I would be interested to hear your thoughts on elevators!

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