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It’s happy hour time again! Tuesday night, from 6 to 8 pm, we’ll be enjoying local beer and pizza at Fire Works, located at 2350 Clarendon Boulevard in Arlington. And after you get the details on that, check out other chances to get involved in your community offline!

We’re hosting this happy hour in collaboration with the Association for Commuter Transportation Chesapeake Chapter, an international trade association that advocates for commuter transportation options. You can meet some of their board and members and learn how they’re helping to improve transportation in our region.

Fire Works is just two blocks from the Court House Metro station (Orange and Silver lines), though you can also take Metrobus 38B or ART routes 41, 45, or 77. The nearest Capital Bikeshare stations are at the Court House Metro station and at Wilson Boulevard and North Barton Street, two blocks away.

Will we see you there? Click here to RSVP.

Can’t make it? Check out these other great events this week, including a status update from WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld and transit experts.

Tuesday, September 20: Paul Wiedefeld has been the General Manager of WMATA for almost 12 months. If you can’t make it out to GGWash’s happy hour in Arlington, consider joining Coalition for Smarter Growth at 6:00 pm (doors at 5:30) at 640 Massachusetts Avenue for a special progress check with him. What is happening at Metro? Where do we go from here? RSVP now, space is limited. This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning.

Wednesday, September 21: Brookland residents once led a successful fight against destructive urban highways. Today, the community is fiercely debating transit-oriented development. Join Coalition for Smarter Growth at 6:00 pm this Wednesday to take a closer look at this neighborhood’s approach to change. RSVP for more details.

Thursday, September 22: Join the worldwide movement to go car-free by taking part in Car-Free Day this Thursday. Car-free day is an annual movement to get commuters out of their cars and onto transit, bikes, and sidewalks. Think you can do it? Take the pledge today (carpooling is allowed)!

Thursday, September 22: In December, DC took a big step towards dedicated bus lanes on 16th Street NW. Head over to the latest public meeting at 6:30 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library (3160 16th Street NW) to get an update on the status of the project and share your thoughts.

Next Monday, September 26: Little River Turnpike runs between City of Fairfax and Alexandria. The Fairfax Department of Transportation wants to improve bicycling on the corridor. Share your thoughts at a meeting next Monday at 6:30 pm at Annandale High School (4700 Medford Drive).

Saturday, October 15: Metro wants help putting its trove of data to use; for example, a developer could help customers plan a trip that only went to station entrances with elevators. The agency’s Office of Planning is hosting a day-long idea session next month at 600 5th Street NW to talk about what data there is and what needs riders might have, and to work on potential solutions. Attending is free, but make sure to RSVP!

Calendar: Beyond what we’ve highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

Do you know of an upcoming event that may be interesting, relevant, or important to Greater Greater Washington readers that should go on our events calendar? Send it to us at

Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.