FILE -- E-ZPass. (MGN Online)Express Lanes inside the Beltway opened on Interstate 66 Monday, but not without costing solo riders a pretty penny.According to the Express Lanes mobile App, riders were charged an estimated $26.25 going eastbound from the Beltway to Washington at 7:36 a.m.Others reported estimated charges as high as $28.50. In addition, rush hours were expanded to 5:30 until 9:30 a.m. eastbound and 3 to 7 p.m. westbound Monday thru Friday.
Metro (AP PhotoPablo Martinez Monsivais)If you travel on the Red Line you may need to give yourself some extra travel time until Sunday, December 10. That's because Red Line train service will be suspended Saturday, November 25 through Sunday, December 10 between Silver Spring and Fort Totten and Takoma stations due to a "major capital improvement project," WMATA reported on their website. Free shuttle buses will be available, but Metro warns they will be limited.
by Kendra Mann and Suzanne Kennedy/ABC7Health officials team up in DC to combat rat population. (ABC7 photo)WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Mayor Muriel Bowser will lead a Rat Walk Monday afternoon in an effort to improve rodent control in the city. During the Walk, the mayor is expected to highlight parts of an effort dubbed #BacktoBasicsDC.Topics that will be highlighted are the use of solar trash cans, smart litter bins, the Waste Compactor Grant Program and Text to 311 (DC311).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".