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Flying Out of D.C. in a Premium Seat? Zagat Says Continental is Your Airline

Continental Airlines today was named the Top Rated Large Domestic Airline for Premium Seating in Zagat’s 2010 Airline Survey for the third consecutive year.

“We take great pride in giving our first-class customers an award-winning inflight product,” said Marketing Sr. VP Mark Bergsrud. “Those polled by Zagat made an average of more than 17 flights per year, and we are honored by the recognition of those frequent flyers.”

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Friendship Heights Station Least Busy Stop on WBJ's List of Metro's Top 25

The Washington Business Journal is reporting that Friendship Heights is the least busy station stop of the top 25 busiest stops on the Metro for a second straight year.

According to WBJ, the Friendship Heights station May average for weekday riders came to a total of 9,804.

The interesting thing about Friendship Heights being the last on the list is that it sits on the red line, a line that also hosts Union Station, Metro Center, Gallery Place- Chinatown, and Farragut North, which rank as the first, second, third, and fourth busiest stations respectively.


DC Water Work to Impact Traffic on Connecticut Avenue

If you live in Tenleytown or Friendship Heights, and plan on driving home from Downtown DC over the next month, here's some info you need to know:

The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) has informed the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) that nighttime utility work has been scheduled beginning Thursday, September 23, 2010, and will require temporary lane closures on Connecticut Avenue between Calvert Street and Woodley Road.  The closures will be limited to off-peak hours, but traffic delays are still possible and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes if possible.

DC Water says it will be installing a 24” storm drain pipe on Connecticut Avenue for the next 30 days, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 1 a.m.  The pipe installation is part of DC Water’s ongoing program to upgrade its infrastructure and improve service to customers.

Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett to Celebrate Completion of Pedestrian Safety Improvements

This story comes to us from Esther Bowring about a safety announcement and event that will affect Friendship Heights as well as the greater Chevy Chase community:

On Tuesday, September 21 at 10 a.m., Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will announce pedestrian safety improvements for the Chevy Chase area in the Rock Creek Shopping Center at 8325 Grubb Road. 

The improvements are for the area across from Rock Creek Forest Elementary School on Grubb Road that is enhancing safety not only for children, but for the entire community. 

The innovative pedestrian protection improvement installed has successfully been used by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) in other locations and has proven to be very effective in reducing motorist speeds, calming traffic and enhancing safety.  The school is located across the street from the Rock Creek Shopping Center, which is a popular destination for students and residents.