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From how-to guides about using SmarTrip cards to warnings about upcoming maintenance on roads, highways and the Metro, Commuter Hacks give you tricks, shortcuts, skills or methods for making your commute across DC just a little bit easier (and hopefully quicker).
Union members gather at headquarters to vote on strike.

Union members gather at headquarters to vote on strike.

ATU Local 689

7 Ways to Commute If Metro Workers Strike

A work stoppage would cripple transit in the region, but there are still many ways to get around town.

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  1. Getting Around DC During the 2018 MLB All-Star Week

    Events and road closures will be taking place across the District. Here’s your guide to make sense of it all.

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  2. Audi Field, about one month before it opens on July 14.

    Audi Field, about one month before it opens on July 14.

    Jeff Wong

    Getting to Audi Field

    The grand opening for the new soccer stadium at Buzzard Point is set for July 14, when the ​DC United take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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  3. Rhode Island, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations affected.

    Rhode Island, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations affected.

    WMATA

    Metro Red Line Shut Down for Six Weeks Beginning in Late July

    Work on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines will follow on Aug. 11-26.

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  4. Expect hundreds of thousands of people in D.C. on Wednesday.

    Expect hundreds of thousands of people in D.C. on Wednesday.

    White House archives.

    Your July 4th Get Around Guide

    Sticking around for the Independence Day holiday? Here’s what you need to know.

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  5. Severe Traffic Congestion at Reagan Airport Beginning Monday, Oct. 8

    Parts of upper-level roadway adjacent to Terminals B and C will be closed for round-the-clock work through mid-November.

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  6. The new Commute tab in Google Maps

    The new Commute tab in Google Maps

    Google

    Google is Adding a Commute Tab to Google Maps This Week

    Google is adding more features to their best-in-class maps application for commuters who often mix modes of transportation and face unpredictable delays on their way to work. A new “Commute” tab should come to Android and iOS phones this week.

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  7. Car dealership in Rockville, Maryland.

    Car dealership in Rockville, Maryland.

    Christopher Ziemnowicz/Wikipedia Commons

    The Best Car Review YouTube Channels, According to a Guy Who Hates Cars

    You can read reviews from newspaper websites and industry publications, but you probably want to watch videos. Here is a list of car review YouTube channels that I enjoy.

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  8. Eliud Kipchoge at the 2018 Berlin Marathon

    Eliud Kipchoge at the 2018 Berlin Marathon

    AP

    This Guy Runs Your Commute Faster than You Could Drive It

    Elite marathoners are so fast that they can cover your commute faster than you can, even when you use fancy cars, buses, and trains.

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  9. UPDATE: Memorial Bridge Closures Scheduled for Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

    For motorists seeking to cross the Potomac River, alternates include Key Bridge and 14th Street Bridge.

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