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Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 21-23

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:41:39 EDT

Track work will affect five of six lines. The Red Line will have regular weekend service. SafeTrack Surge 9 is still in effect. -- October 19, 2016, WMATA

What riders told WMATA about cutting late-night service

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:50:08 EDT

On Thursday, WMATA held a nine and a half-hour public hearing about its proposals to cut late-night Metro service. Lots of people turned out to say they depend on Metro, while others stressed an array of options to consider before moving forward with late-night cuts. -- Jonathan Neeley, October 21, 2016, GGW

N.Va. Transportation Authority seeks public input on priorities

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:02:28 EDT

A survey will be available at to help gauge reaction to a variety of possible transportation-infrastructure upgrades in the 2018-to-2023 period. -- October 21, 2016, Inside NoVa

REI and Fairfax Bikeshare - It's a big day

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:54:27 EDT

Two big things are going on today, the opening of REI along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in DC and the start of Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County. -- October 21, 2016, WashCycle

Part of NBT to close for construction

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:10:52 EDT

Part of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) near the NoMa Metro stop may close for several months to make space for building construction, meaning there will be no direct route to avoid the treacherous intersection at Florida Avenue and New York Avenue. -- Edward Russell, October 20, 2016, GGW

WMATA considering scrapping Metroway BRT

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:04:52 EDT

Ridership on Metroway, the BRT route that runs from Braddock Road to Pentagon City, has been climbing since the service started in 2014. Yet WMATA is still considering shutting it down to save money. -- Mike Grinnell, October 20, 2016, GGW

Metro holding marathon public hearing on possible service cuts

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:33:13 EDT

Ahead of Metro’s 9 1/2-hour public hearing Thursday on major service cuts, the region is divided on whether the cuts are necessary, and, if they are, what hours the rail system should continue to run. -- Max Smith, October 20, 2016, WTOP

A look at the future Reagan National Airport

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:20:37 EDT

Reagan National will be getting a major facelift in the next few months, part of $1-billion modernization of the 75-year-old airport. -- Lori Aratani, October 19, 2016, Washington Post

Arlington receives top honor for mobility management

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:18:42 EDT

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is being recognized for weaving mobility into broader efforts to improve local quality of life and economic competitiveness. ACCS was named by the Association for Commuter Transportation as having the best transportation demand management (TDM) program among all large municipalities in the United States. -- October 18, 2016, Arlington County

Eight pedestrians died on Washington-area roads in a single month

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:38:43 EDT

Eight pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in the Washington region in August, part of a growing number of deadly incidents authorities reported nationally. -- Dana Hedgpeth, October 15, 2016, Washington Post

Road closures for Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 30

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:37:15 EDT

The 41st Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and the MCM10K will take place on Sunday, October 30. -- October 17, 2016, Arlington County

Without more information, riders shouldn't accept Metro late night cuts

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:43:44 EDT

In July, Metro proposed ending late-night service permanently to allow more time for maintenance beyond what it's getting during SafeTrack. To really weigh whether this is the best option, the public needs much more information than what Metro has made available to date. -- Aimee Custis, Matt Johnson, October 17, 2016, GGW

Fairfax receives grant for Richmond Highway initiative

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:39:48 EDT

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the recipients of its 2016 Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Planning Pilot Program projects, and Fairfax County was one of the 16 organizations across the country selected to receive a share of the $14.7 million in grants. -- October 17, 2016, Fairfax County

I-66 widening will change some Arlington trails

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:24:34 EDT

Back in August this site reported that the Transform 66 project, which (among other things) will widen 4 miles of I-66 eastbound from the Dulles Connector Road to Ballston, would not impact either the Custis or W&OD trails. It now appears that that was wrong. Istead it might make small, but real improvements to each. -- October 17, 2016, WashCycle

Driverless cars offer blueprint for safety regulators

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:17:22 EDT

New federal guidelines for driverless cars may set the stage for how the government approaches emerging technologies in the future. -- Melanie Zanona, October 16, 2016, The Hill