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New Va. bike, sidewalk projects aim to provide a way out of driving

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:24:26 EDT

A series of projects aimed at making it easier to get around without sitting in traffic are moving forward in Virginia. -- Max Smith, April 21, 2017, WTOP



Higher ART fares proposed

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:28:47 EDT

It would cost an extra quarter to ride Arlington Transit (ART) beginning in July, if a proposal headed to the County Board is enacted. Arlington board members are being asked to raise the adult fare from $1.75 to $2, to align it with upcoming increases in Metrobus charges. -- April 20, 2017, Inside NoVa



D.C. to install "green" alleys as part of repaving

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:16:11 EDT

Of the alleys set to be revamped, five will feature permeable pavement, which captures and filters stormwater runoff, preventing some of it from going into the city’s combined sewer system. -- John Aaron, April 20, 2017, WTOP



Events affecting transportation this weekend

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:58:26 EDT

This weekend will be particularly busy in the nation’s capital, with World Bank-IMF meetings, an Earth Day rally and related celebrations, and the Caps fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive. -- Luz Lazo, April 21, 2017, Washington Post



Alexandria driver convicted in pedestrian fatality

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:08:27 EDT

On April 20, 2017, Kyeshia Arrington, a 25 year-old Alexandria resident, pled guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol for causing the death of Peter Palm, a 62 year-old city resident. -- April 20, 2017, City of Alexandria



Sidewalk near White House closes permanently

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:16:15 EDT

The Secret Service announced Wednesday that the sidewalk along the south fence of the White House has been closed permanently at 11 p.m. Wednesday. -- Rick Massimo, April 19, 2017, WTOP



Plan for continuous Washington Blvd. bike lanes nixed

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:36:07 EDT

A proposal to add bike lanes to a western portion of Washington Blvd has been shelved after neighbors raised concerns at losing on-street parking spaces. -- Chris Teale, April 19, 2017, ARLnow



Northern Va. commutes eat up more time than distance

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:19:29 EDT

Average daily trip lengths in Northern Virginia measure under 10 miles, but average commute times clock in at over 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in Harrisonburg, where average trips are around 11 miles long, commutes average less than 10 minutes. -- Max Smith, April 20, 2017, WTOP



Md. govenor points out judge's conflict of interest in Purple Line case

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:13:04 EDT

Today at a press conference about Interstate 270, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan had some sharp criticism for Judge Richard Leon, who blocked the Purple Line days before the final agreements with the federal government could be signed. -- David Alpert, April 19, 2017, GGW



Arlington scrapping plans for bike lanes on Washington Blvd.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:02:40 EDT

In the revised plans, five blocks of eastbound bike lane are removed to keep on-street car parking. -- Garrett Hennigan, April 18, 2017, WABA



Higher costs halt approvals of neighborhood improvements

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:26:40 EDT

No new projects to improve pedestrian safety -- such as sidewalk fixes or streetlight installations -- will be approved until at least December after a vote last week by a citizen committee. -- Chris Teale, April 18, 2017, ARLnow



Increased traffic enforcement to boost safety in Arlington

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:23:37 EDT

On Friday, police will set up at the corner of Fairfax Drive and N. Kenmore Street from 3-5 p.m. to enforce traffic laws. They’ll ticket any driver, cyclist or pedestrian who commits a violation. -- Katie Pyzyk, April 18, 2017, ARLnow