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Metrobus Explorer shows where buses go

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:44:51 EDT

Planners at WMATA have developed Metrobus Explorer, an online tool that gives users real-time arrival displays and a personalized spider map showing where bus lines from a given stop run to. -- Svet Neov, September 29, 2016, GGW

Pedestrian hit, killed in Seat Pleasant

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:10:07 EDT

A man was hit and killed in the intersection of Addison Road and Sheriff Road in Seat Pleasant, Prince George’s County Police said. -- September 28, 2016, WUSA9

New Md. driving laws take effect Saturday

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:48:53 EDT

Get ready, Washington-area drivers. Maryland has some new driving laws on the books, starting Saturday. -- Katherine Shaver, September 28, 2016, Washington Post

D.C. Circulator extends hours to help Red Line riders during SafeTrack

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:17:18 EDT

The District Department of Transportation is extending hours of service on the DC Circulator to help offset the impact of the next planned Metro SafeTrack surge, which is scheduled to shutter Red Line service between Fort Totten and NoMa stations from Oct. 29 to Nov. 22. -- Martine Powers, September 28, 2016, Washington Post

Arlington County Board paves way for Ballston pedestrian bridge

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:17:37 EDT

The Arlington County Board today paved the way for a new pedestrian bridge to be built that will span Wilson Boulevard and connect the redeveloped Ballston Quarter to an existing pathway that leads to the Ballston Metrorail station. -- September 27, 2016, Arlington County

Arlington again on hunt for Notable Trees

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:31:40 EDT

The Arlington County government is holding its annual nomination drive in its Notable Tree Program, with submissions due by Nov. 15. -- September 28, 2016, Inside NoVa

Va. budget shortfall to have impact on transportation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:23:35 EDT

Virginia’s massive projected budget shortfall will likely hit transportation projects, but it is not clear yet exactly how. -- Max Smith, September 28, 2016, WTOP

D.C.-based Split to discontinue rideshare service

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:14:31 EDT

D.C.-based ridesharing company Split will end its passenger service next week, the company announced in a blog post Tuesday. The crowded marketplace is partly to blame. -- Faiz Siddiqui, September 27, 2016, Washington Post

Nats fans taking Metro should keep an eye on the clock

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:07:36 EDT

Metro board Chairman Jack Evans is worried about the upcoming Nationals playoff series -- and not just about the prowess of the Los Angeles Dodgers. -- Martine Powers, Fenit Nirappil, September 27, 2016, Washington Post

Commuter Connections introduces carpooling app

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:57:41 EDT

CarpoolNow is a new free app that matches drivers and riders through their smartphones in the way that ride-hailing companies find you a driver. -- September 27, 2016, TPB

Make cities affordable by building for walkability

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:28:25 EDT

The Obama administration is taking on the crisis of rising rents in American cities, releasing a series of recommendations today to spur the construction of more affordable housing. Among the many ideas the White House endorses: allowing more multi-family housing near transit and getting rid of parking minimums. -- Angie Schmitt, September 27, 2016, StreetsBlog USA

How long will you live? It might depend on your Metro stop

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:17:43 EDT

The difference of a few Metro stops could determine whether D.C. area babies will live a long, healthy life or face a shorter life expectancy. -- Jenny Glick and Amanda Iacone, September 27, 2016, WTOP

Can pedestrian tunnels help make streets safer?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:15:15 EDT

Could an underground pedestrian tunnel actually be feasible? The city, after all, is considering a gondola — and opened a new streetcar line — as a form of transportation, so an underground pedestrian tunnel can’t be that outlandish. -- Perry Stein, September 27, 2016, Washington Post

These researchers think we're nearing 'peak car' — and the consequences could be dramatic

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:26:41 EDT

On Thursday the Rocky Mountain Institute — an energy-focused think tank known for its boldness in predicting technological change — released a truly sweeping report on the future of vehicles -- Chris Mooney, September 26, 2016, Washington Post

Should Metro outsource late-night service to Uber and Lyft?

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:19:27 EDT

As Metro seeks to permanently cancel late-night subway service, officials are looking at alternatives to help curb the impact on riders — and one of those alternatives might be ride-share apps such as Uber and Lyft. -- Martine Powers, September 26, 2016, Washington Post