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Snow could make evening commute dicey Friday

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:35:55 EST

Winter weather could arrive just as people are hitting the road to head home, so maybe it's a good day to work from home. -- Deb Belt, December 15, 2017, Arlington Patch



Metrorail weekend service adjustments Dec. 16-17

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:19:05 EST

Emergency Red Line shutdown between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Ave. Orange, Silver, and Blue lines will have trains every 24 minutes due to single-tracking. -- December 12, 2017, WMATA



DDOT announces Vision Zero grant awards

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:01:47 EST

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the Fiscal Year 2018 Vision Zero Grant Winners. Vision Zero is Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative which aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries from Washington, DC streets by 2024. -- December 14, 2017, DDOT



Montgomery seeks comments on bicycle master plan

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:42:34 EST

Cyclists, pedestrians and other travelers in Montgomery County can comment on a draft bicycle master plan, a document that will guide officials as they plan bike networks. -- Bethany Rodgers, December 14, 2017, Bethesda Beat



Holiday DUI patrols start in Arlington

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:22:07 EST

Starting Dec. 13 and going through New Year's Eve, Arlington police will be increasing the number of patrols, setting up roadblocks and using local media to reach out to all drivers. -- Cameron Luttrell, December 13, 2017, Arlington Patch



Trail connections for a new Long Bridge

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:15:59 EST

Stakeholder agencies need to hear from our biking and walking community to ensure that the Project includes bike and pedestrian improvements. -- Garrett Hennigan, December 14, 2017, WABA



Record month for Amtrak revenue

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:10:40 EST

Ahead of the holiday travel season, Amtrak achieved record revenue in November, reaching $204.7 million in system-wide adjusted ticket revenue, the best month in the company’s history. -- Stuart Chirls, December 14, 2017, Railway Age



I-66 toll hits new high, $44

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:08:10 EST

The toll for driving 10 miles on Interstate 66 express lanes in Northern Virginia hit a new high of $44 on Thursday morning. -- Dana Hedgpeth, December 14, 2017, Washington Post



DOJ confirms criminal investigation into Uber

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:02:21 EST

The Justice Department is conducting at least one criminal investigation into ride-hailing company Uber, according to a letter made public Wednesday. -- Max Greenwood, December 14, 2017, The Hill



Free Wi-Fi now at 30 Metro stations

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:45:57 EST

Metro today announced the availability of free customer Wi-Fi service at 24 additional underground stations, dramatically expanding the number of Wi-Fi enabled stations to 30. -- December 14, 2017, WMATA



Metrorail will be open late New Year's Eve

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:38:37 EST

Metro today announced special late-night rail service until 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve, three hours later than normal Sunday closing hours, to provide customers a safe transportation alternative. -- December 14, 2017, WMATA



MWAA reduces number of cabs at Dulles

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:53:37 EST

At Dulles, taxi drop offs are down 32 percent since 2015. Uber and Lyft pick ups are up 71 percent in 2017. -- Sam Sweeney, December 13, 2017, WJLA



Pedestrian fatally struck near Rockville Metro

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:41:15 EST

A man is dead after he was hit by an SUV near the Rockville Metro Station Wednesday night, according to authorities. -- Stephen Pimpo Jr., December 14, 2017, WJLA



Uber driver wanted for attacking passenger

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:37:15 EST

D.C. police say they have identified an Uber driver wanted for trying to sexually assault a woman blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. -- December 13, 2017, NBC Washington



Hundreds of companies attend Md. express lanes meeting

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:28:32 EST

Around 400 professionals from the transportation and construction industries gathered in Maryland Wednesday, hoping to land a spot working on a massive project to ease traffic congestion in the region. -- Nick Iannelli, December 13, 2017, WTOP



Metrobus adding new service to Pentagon

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:08:49 EST

Metro will add new trips to the Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington beginning Sunday, Dec. 17, officials said. -- Cameron Luttrell, December 13, 2017, Arlington Patch



Va. governor-elect names transportation team

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:56:47 EST

Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam on Wednesday unveiled his transportation team, naming Shannon Valentine secretary of transportation. -- Lori Aratani, December 13, 2017, Washington Post



D.C. refuses to support regional Metro funding plan

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:53:14 EST

D.C. officials withdrew their support from a regional Metro funding proposal on Wednesday, threatening months-long efforts by elected leaders to speak in a unified voice about the vexing political problem of establishing a dedicated revenue source for WMATA. -- Martin Di Caro, December 13, 2017, WAMU



A second Metro station for Rosslyn?

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:49:13 EST

Metro officials are taking a small but symbolic step in their hope of someday building a second station in Rosslyn. -- Martine Powers, December 13, 2017, Washington Post



Bike, pedestrian projects included in NVTA plan update

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:01:47 EST

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority adopted a TransAction Plan Update in October and it includes more than two dozen projects meant to make bicycling easier and better. -- December 13, 2017, WashCycle



Arlington to receive permission for W&OD Trail improvements

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:05:56 EST

As part of a wider project near Shirlington between S. Arlington Mill Drive and S. Four Mile Run Drive, the county plans to install new sidewalks, lighting and signals where the trail meets S. Walter Reed Drive. -- Chris Teale, December 12, 2017, ARLnow



Metro wants to address capacity issues at Rosslyn

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:38:20 EST

Metro wants to more seriously consider building a new Blue Line station in Rosslyn that would include a new rail line through Georgetown, as part of a plan that has been on Metro’s long-term list of priorities for several years. -- Max Smith, December 12, 2017, WTOP



Safety issue means reduced Red Line service

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:19:03 EST

Fewer trains will run on the line through Friday, followed by a partial shutdown to repair the cable over the weekend. -- Faiz Siddiqui, December 12, 2017, Washington Post



What NYC explosion means for D.C.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:52:45 EST

Public safety and security leaders in D.C. have been carefully monitoring developments in New York following a pipe bomb explosion in a subway corridor near Times Square Monday that appears to have been an attempted terrorist attack. -- Michelle Basch, December 11, 2017, WTOP



Automatic train operation still on hold for Metro

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:49:58 EST

Documents prepared for a Metro Board committee meeting Thursday acknowledge many maintenance and rider benefits from the automated system, but raise potential concerns about turning it back on. -- Max Smith, December 12, 2017, WTOP



Bus-only lanes may soon be possible on Columbia Pike

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:55:32 EST

The Arlington County Board will consider a resolution at its meeting this week that could help pave the way for HOV or bus-only lanes on Columbia Pike. -- December 11, 2017, ARLnow



Alexandria parking task force finalizes recommendations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:30:24 EST

If approved by city council, these new requirements would significantly reduce the amount of parking that developers and business owners would need to provide in new construction or when existing buildings are redeveloped for more intensive uses. -- Denise Dunbar, December 7, 2017, Alexandria Times



Persons of interest wanted in Metro shooting

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:25:26 EST

According to officials, a man was transported to the hospital after being shot at Minnesota Avenue Station. -- December 12, 2017, WUSA9



Fatal wrong-way crash on Capital Beltway

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:21:52 EST

A motorist was killed Monday night on the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, the state police said. A second was seriously injured. -- Martin Weil, December 11, 2017, Washington Post



Officials still can't agree on how to fund Metro

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:02:36 EST

After months of negotiations, the Metro Strategy Group remains divided over how to raise the money. -- Martin Di Caro, December 11, 2017, WAMU