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News for commuters gathered from Washington D.C. area and national news sources.



 



If you see something, say something this holiday season

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:33:07 EST

There are no known threats to Arlington County, however, the public is encouraged to remain vigilant, particularly in areas where large crowds of people typically gather such as shopping centers, restaurant districts, religious services, and public transportation hubs to name a few. -- November 20, 2017, Arlington County



Metro service information for Thanksgiving weekend

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:00:00 EST

On Thanksgiving Day, rail and bus service will operate on holiday schedules. -- November 20, 2017, WMATA



Arlington County Board approves parking guidelines for Metro corridors

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:37:32 EST

“These guidelines reflect the fact that the increase in transportation options in our Metro corridors means that some new developments will require less parking,” Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said. -- November 18, 2017, Arlington County



Arlington police cite drivers for not yielding to pedestrians

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:37:32 EST

Arlington County Police cited 11 drivers in two places earlier this week for failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. -- Chris Teale, November 17, 2017, ARLnow



Crystal City BID proposes pedestrian walkway to Reagan National

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:21:37 EST

The Crystal City Business Improvement District revealed its vision for a pedestrian walkway linking Crystal City to Reagan National Airport at public meetings this week. -- Jeff Clabaugh, November 17, 2017, WTOP



Commuter Stores closed Thursday, Friday for Thanksgiving holiday

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:38:36 EST

Commuter Stores and Mobile Commuter Stores will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. CommuterDirect.com and ART customer service call centers will be closed. On Thursday, ART 41, 45, 51, 55, and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. Other ART routes will not operate. On Friday, ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77, and 87 will operate on Saturday schedules. Other ART routes will not operate. Arlington County government offices, libraries and facilities will be closed both days. -- November 19, 2017, Commuter Store



Former Metro inspector general says she was kept under tight watch

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:45:38 EST

Metro’s former inspector general said the office was kept under close watch during her tenure -- scrutiny that wasn’t applied in her previous job as an assistant IG in a federal agency -- days after a Senate panel questioned the independence of Metro’s internal watchdog. -- Faiz Siddiqui, November 18, 2017, Washington Post



Metrobus rider arrested for indecent exposure, assault

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:03:22 EST

Metro police have arrested a 48-year-old man who allegedly exposed himself and assaulted a bus rider Thursday afternoon. -- Martine Powers, November 17, 2017, Washington Post



Metro fare jumper arrested for carrying illegal firearm

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:59:56 EST

A 21-year-old man was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and assaulting a police officer Thursday after he was stopped by Metro Transit Police officers who caught him squeezing through fare gates at the Minnesota Avenue station. -- Martine Powers, November 17, 2017, Washington Post



Metro: We're getting better, give us another chance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:53:46 EST

Metro's new message to the region's disgruntled riders is akin to an exhortation from a repentant ex: We're getting better, and we want you back. -- Martine Powers, November 16, 2017, Washington Post



Montgomery asks for more transit in state tolling plan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:44:45 EST

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday urged the state’s transportation chief to expand transit options as part of Maryland’s plan to relieve traffic by adding toll lanes to the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. -- Katherine Shaver, November 16, 2017, Washington Post



VDOT pitches 'multimodal corridor' in I-66 forum

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:37:39 EST

State transportation planners are just about ready to kick off a massive widening project on Interstate 66 from Tyson’s Corner to Gainesville, a $2.3-billion construction effort in all. -- Alex Koma, November 17, 2017, Inside NoVa



Prince George's residents worried about high-speed train

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:03:30 EST

Several Prince George's County municipalities and residents have expressed concerns about the potential effects of a project to develop a high-speed superconducting magnetic train between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. -- Evan Silvera, November 17, 2017, Diamondback



Thanksgiving holiday a dangerous time for travel

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:26:58 EST

“People seem to get more stressed, and you see it in the way that they drive, they’re very aggressive and impatient,” said MDTA Police officer Howard Burnett. -- Tracey Leong, November 16, 2017, WJZ



Will the Purple Line make people healthier?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:17:57 EST

As construction on Maryland’s Purple Line gets underway, a University of Maryland researcher is starting to examine whether the light-rail line will make people healthier, or at least more physically active. -- Katherine Shaver, November 16, 2017, Washington Post



What does Metro mean by 'on-time'?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:11:09 EST

At a time when Metro says more riders are getting to their destinations on time, WAMU asked the transit authority, outside observers and riders to weigh in on what “on time” means to them. -- Martin Di Caro, November 16, 2017, WAMU



New review scores ideas for reducing traffic

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:42:38 EST

Living closer to work or getting thousands more people to telework or ride transit were among the highest scoring ideas for the D.C. area’s future in a new regional review that suggests a new outer crossing of the Potomac River northwest of the clogged American Legion Bridge would do little to help regional congestion. -- Max Smith, November 16, 2017, WTOP



Metro funding is top priority for Montgomery lawmakers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:38:29 EST

Officials in Montgomery County are highlighting dedicated funding for the Metro system as their top priority ahead of the next legislative session in Annapolis. -- Nick Iannelli, November 15, 2017, WTOP



Seven states look for greenhouse gas reductions from transportation

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:24:27 EST

On Monday, November 13,  a bi-partisan group of seven states  (NY, MD, MA, CT,  RI, DE and VT), and the District of Columbia announced that they will seek public input on how to craft a regional solution to greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, now the largest source of CO2 emissions in the region. -- Ken Kimmell, November 15, 2017, Union of Concerned Scientists



How could Metro improve its unlimited passes?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:41:22 EST

Metro is interested in feedback about how to make its passes better, and we'd like to hear your thoughts. -- David Alpert, November 15, 2017, GGW