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Metro advises customers of service impacts for U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit, beginning this weekend
The U.S. – Africa Leaders Summit, a National Special Security Event (NSSE), is expected to create significant traffic disruptions and road closures in Downtown Washington, DC, Dec. 10 – 16 impacting Metrobus and MetroAccess service. The Mt Vernon Sq Station located inside the security perimeter will also be closed at the request of U.S. Secret Service over four days.
WMATA News Release, December 8, 2022
D.C. is falling short of its taxi accessibility requirements. What went wrong?
Even after legislative attempts to democratize the service, advocates say that D.C. taxis are still inaccessible for many of the city’s over 115,000 residents with a disability.
Amanda Michelle Gomez & Sarah Y. Kim, December 8, 2022, WAMU
The technology that's not going to save your city
Ride-hailing services and self-driving vehicles both promised to improve urban living. In an excerpt from his book Walkable City, planner Jeff Speck argues otherwise.
Jeff Speck, December 8, 2022, City Lab
No bus fare? No problem — the ride's free
A handful of U.S. public transit systems have recently made or are poised to make bus travel free, in hopes of better serving riders and addressing critical equity issues.
Alex Fitzpatrick, December 8, 2022, Axios
Metro releases update on #YourMetro, The Way Forward – the Authority's five-year strategic plan
As Metro prepares to introduce its Fiscal Year 2024 proposed budget this week, Metro today released an update for customers and stakeholders on the development of a new strategic plan, #YourMetro, The Way Forward.
December 6, 2022, WMATA
Traffic shift on I-66: 3 people required to use HOV lanes
Another major change is coming to Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia: Starting Monday, carpoolers will need at least three people onboard to get a free ride in high-occupancy toll lanes.
Luz Lazo, December 3,2022, Washington Post
10 worst areas for traffic jams in the DC region
According to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the worst bottleneck is in the Woodbridge area of Virginia, in the southbound stretch of Interstate 95 approaching Gordon Boulevard, which is right next to the Occoquan River.
Nick Ianelli, December 2, 2022, WTOP
Red Line service to improve Monday
Metro’s Red Line customers will see more frequent service beginning Monday, December 5, as the transit agency continues to bring more 7000-series trains into service.
December 2, 2022, WMATA
DC Council announces plans for free Metro bus service, overnight bus rides
“We’ll be the first major city in the United States to provide free bus service," DC Council chairman said.
John Henry, December 1, 2022, WUSA9
Need an airline seat in 2023? Head to Reagan National.
Ronald Reagan Washington National is the only one of the region’s three major airports that will see a bump up in available seats on flights as the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, according to new data.
December 1, 2022, Inside NoVa
Amtrak touts ridership growth as sign of recovery from pandemic
Amtrak carried 22.9 million riders in fiscal year 2022, up 10.8 million from the previous year. Before the pandemic, it had record ridership of 32.5 million.
Luz Lazo, December 2, 2022, Washington Post
Why the changed commute could unleash a homebuilding boom
A shift to hybrid work schedules has emerged as a pandemic-era perk for many workers. And if it proves to be long-lived, experts say, that new mode of working could have significant consequences for commuting and lifestyle choices.
Ian Duncan, December 2, 2022, Washington Post
Weekend Road and Rail: What to watch out for in the DC area
Here are the roads, lanes and Metro lines that are closed for the weekend in the D.C. area
Mary DePompa, December 1, 2022, WTOP
DC Council to vote on plan making Metrobus free in DC
The D.C. Council is set to vote on a proposal making all Metrobus service in the District free starting next Summer.
John Domen, Dexember 1, 2022, WTOP
Md. man fought his $100 DC speeding ticket. Now it's easier for others to challenge theirs
In a decision issued last month, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled in the man’s favor — and the decision could make it easier for other drivers to dispute D.C. tickets going forward.
Jack Moore, December 1, 2022, WTOP
D.C. lifts weight restrictions, reopens Roosevelt Bridge to all traffic
The Theodore Roosevelt Bridge reopened to all traffic Wednesday as the District lifted weight restrictions that had been in place since mid-February.
Luz Lazo, November 30, 2022, Washington Post
Md. extends grace period for late fees on unpaid tolls to Dec. 14
Vehicle owners have until Dec. 14 to pay off their outstanding Maryland toll debt and avoid late penalties and vehicle registration suspensions.
Katherine Shaver, November 30, 2022, Washington Post
Nice! There's construction on every Metro line this weekend
If you’re planning to take the Metro this weekend, you might want to leave the house a bit earlier or push your plans a bit later in the day.
Colleen Grablick, November 30, 2022, dcist
New I-95 span over Rappahannock set to open
The second of two new bridges being built for the Rappahannock River crossing project on Interstate 95 is set to open in the coming weeks.
Scott Shenk, November 30, 2022, Free Lance-Star
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act aids nearly 25,000 transportation projects in first year
After states tapped into their FY 2022 federal highway formula funds, they managed to kick off nearly 25,000 new improvement projects across the United States following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) last year, according to data from the Treasury Department.
Chris Galford, November 17, 2022, Transportation Today
Metro service suspended at Pentagon City due to small fire
Blue Line service has been suspended at Pentagon City due to a small fire producing smoky conditions at the station.
November 29, 2022, ARLNow
What can cities learn from Kansas City's fare-free transit program?
Fare-free transit has become a topic of intense debate in cities big and small over the last few years. To date, Kansas City is the largest city to have made the plunge.
Jared Brey, November 30, 2022, Mass Transit
Here's where bikes won big at the polls this month
On Nov. 8, voters across the country approved nearly $3.6 billion in local funding for new bicycle infrastructure, all of which were opportunities that PeopleForBikes tracked and raised awareness for through our VoteForBikes campaign.
Kyle Blodgett, November 30, 2022, Streetsblog USA
East Potomac Park is getting bike lanes in December
A popular recreation area in D.C. is getting a new traffic configuration.
Jordan Pascale, November 29, 2022, dcist
TSA's 2023 canine calendar features dogs from Reagan National Airport
Two dogs trained to detect explosives at Reagan National Airport are featured in a 2023 calendar honoring TSA canines across the U.S.
Mark Hand, November 28, 2022, Arlington Patch
Another piece of Columbia Pike transportation upgrade completed
Local and regional leaders recently marked the completion of two more segments of what is called the Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project.
November 28, 2022, Inside NoVa
Pedestrian killed in Fairfax, police say
A pedestrian was killed Monday night in Fairfax County, police said.
Martin Weil, November 28, 2022, Washington Post
Pedestrian killed in Prince George's, police say
The woman was hit about 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Indian Head Highway at East Swann Creek Road, the police said.
Martin Weil, November 28, 2022, Washington Post
Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike
President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks,
November 28, 2022, WTOP
More than 3,500 flights delayed as storm system hampers travel
A severe weather system across several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports servicing New York City to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Samantha Beech, Keith Allen, November 27, 2022, WTOP
What comes next after abolishing parking mandates
IIt’s not often that policymakers have an opportunity to make a simple change that simultaneously makes it easier to build abundant affordable housing, helps small businesses, encourages transit use, is rock-solid climate action, and actually saves the city money.
Tony Jordan, November 28, 2022, Streetslog USA
Disability groups file federal lawsuit against D.C. over protected bike lanes
Disability organizations in D.C., including the DC Center for Independent Living (DCCIL) and several individuals with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit against the District over street redesign projects they say violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit, filed Monday, highlights concerns about the addition of protected bike lanes.
Sarah Y. Kim, November 23, 2022, dcist
Ghost scooter placed in honor of victim
On Sunday, a painted white scooter was placed to memorialize a crash victim who died in August and honor the World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims.
Olivia Anderson, November 24, 2022, Alexandria Times
Supply chain platform raises $80M for measuring, mitigating transportation emissions
project44, a global Chicago-based supply chain visibility platform, recently raised $80 million in funding.
Melina Druga, November 15, 2022, Transportation Today
Association of American Railroads: Majority of labor unions ratify contracts
Rail unions Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation union (SMART-TD), AAR said, ended their voting periods recently. BLET successfully ratified its bargaining agreement, while a portion of SMART-TD, the union representing conductors and other rail employees, did not ratify their agreement.
Liz Carey, November 23, 2022, Transportation Today
Light Up The Village At Shirlington to brighten holiday season
The Village at Shirlington will hold its annual tree-lighting celebration on Thursday, Dec. 1, leading to road closures in the area.
Mark Hand, November 25, 2022, Arlington Patch
Travelers flocking to and from new Dulles Metro Station for Thanksgiving travel
New numbers obtained by 7News from Metro show how many people have used the new Metro station at Dulles Airport this Thanksgiving week.
Tom Roussey, November 25, 2022, ABC7
Pedestrian struck and killed in front of home in Northeast D.C. [video]
Another deadly crash occurred Friday afternoon on K Street.
Walter Morris, November 25, 2022, NBC Washington
Metrobus struck by gunfire in D.C. in an apparent road rage incident
No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington.
Lori Aratani, November 26, 2022, Washington Post
Amtrak prepares for $1.5-billion Susquehanna River Rail Bridge replacement project
Amtrak is advancing the planned replacement of the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge with two new bridges that will increase capacity and improve reliability of both freight and passenger trains.
Mischa Wanek-Libman, November 22, 2022, Mass Transit
Amtrak, CSX, NS, Alabama State Port Authority reach agreement on Gulf Coast Corridor rail service
The agreement could lay the foundation for the eventual return of intercity passenger rail service between Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., that has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged rail infrastructure in August 2005.
November 23, 2022, Mass Transit
Opinion: The real reason Americans keep buying SUVs
Urbanists like myself often malign the tremendous proliferation of Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVs.
Arian Horbovetz, November 25, 2022, Streetsblog USA
Ford recalls over half a million SUVs after 20 fires break out
Potential cracks in the vehicles’ fuel line could cause fires to break out under the hood of some cars, according to Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
November 25, 2022, WTOP
VRE Santa Trains to return on Dec. 10 after 2-year absence
Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves will be on the trains listening to children’s Christmas wishes and handing out goodie bags, VRE said in a news release.
Tadiwos Abedje, November 24, 2022, WTOP
Public input sought on improvements to GW Parkway, Mount Vernon Trail
The National Park Service is looking for your input on their plans for the southern part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mount Vernon Trail.
Rick Massimo, Novemver 24. WTOP
Access to Telegraph Road ramp would change under Alexandria pilot program
In Virginia, the City of Alexandria has plans to improve traffic flow along busy Duke Street, near the ramp onto Telegraph Road, but some in the surrounding neighborhood are concerned solving one problem will cause other problems.
Neal Augenstein, July 27, 2022, WTOP

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