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- DC man killed after head-on crash into Metrobus
A man is dead after losing control of his minivan and crashing head-on into a Metrobus on Friday night in Southeast D.C.
David Matthews, May 15, 2020, Fox5
- 1 dead after two-vehicle crash on Capital Beltway in Prince George's Co.
One person is dead after a two vehicle crash occurred on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, Maryland, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Glynis Kazanjian, May 15, 2021, WTOP
- Don't miss Bicycle Film Festival-DC!
Celebrate Bike Month and support a great cause by streaming short films offered by the Bicycle Film Festival-DC between now and May 31.
May 15, 2021, FABB
- Frontier Drive/Franconisa-Springfield Pkwy. project meeting
The project aims to relieve congestion and improve access to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station.
May 15, 2021, FABB
- Masks are still required in planes, trains and buses despite loosened CDC guidelines
Fully vaccinated people traveling in buses, trains and airplanes must continue to wear a mask, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday, even as it said they could go without one in most other indoor settings.
Ian Duncan, May 13, 2021, Washington Post
- County Board adopts Vision Zero Action Plan
On Saturday, May 15, the Arlington County Board voted 5-0 to adopt a five-year Vision Zero Action Plan.
May 15, 2021, Arlington County
- Here are things that might change about your commute this fall
While more companies outline plans to bring employees back, many workers are still likely to do their jobs from home.
Lori Aratani, May 14, 2021, Washington Post
- Weekend Metro schedule
Here's what to expect if you're taking the Metro this weekend.
Alessia Grunberger, May 14, 2021, Takoma Park Patch
- Face masks still required on DASH buses
Even with yesterday’s news that the CDC has lifted the social distancing and indoor/outdoor mask requirements for fully vaccinated people, there are some exceptions. One is public transport: planes, trains, buses, and rail.
May 14, 2021, Zebra
- Herndon awards contract for new signal, sidewalks at Elden-Center Street intersection
The Herndon Town Council unanimously voted in favor of awarding a contract to Fort Myer Construction Corporation for improvements at the Elden and Center streets intersection during its public session on May 11.
Scott Fields, May 14, 2021, Reston Now
- OmniRide unveils new commuter buses
OmniRide held a ribbon cutting for new commuter buses this week, four of which were purchased with through a local toll revenue program.
May 15, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Four injured in head-on collision between Metrobus, SUV
A Metrobus and an SUV collided head-on in Southeast D.C. Friday evening, injuring four, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
Matthew Stabley, May 14, 2021, NBC Washington
- Nearly 90% of gas stations in D.C. are without fuel
This week, panic buying at gas stations across the East Coast following a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline has led to empty gas stations and created long lines at stations with fuel.
Elliot C. Williams, May 14, 2021, dcist
- This new scooter will angrily beep at you if you ride on a D.C. sidewalk
A new prototype device on Spin scooters aims to loudly address one of the biggest complaints about the two-wheeled electric devices: people often ride on busy sidewalks or park them poorly.
Jordan Pascale, May 14, 2021, dcist
- MetroAccess contract dispatchers end strike over wages
More than 100 MetroAccess reservation-takers and dispatchers went on strike Friday in a dispute with a Texas-based transportation provider over pay and working conditions.
Michael Laris, May 14, 2021, Washington Post
- Montgomery County strikes deal to electrify Ride On buses
AlphaStruxure, an energy-as-a-service company, will help Montgomery Co. transition at least 44 Ride On buses from diesel to electric power.
Alessia Grunberger, May 14, 2021, Takoma Park Patch
- Metro's Red Line single-tracking in Maryland after person struck by train
Trains on Metro’s Red Line were sharing a track between the Twinbrook and Grosvenor stations in Maryland after a person was struck by a train at the White Flint station, officials said Friday.
Justin Wm. Moyer, May 14, 2021, Washington Post
- Joint Economic Committee releases report on infrastructure investments
America invests less in infrastructure than its peers, a new report for the U.S. Congress’ Joint Economic Committee (JEC) released Wednesday said.
Liz Carey, May 14, 2021, Transportation Today
- Washington D.C. DOT to invest $10M in road improvements
The Washington D.C. District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be investing $10 million to improve the safety of intersections and roads.
Melina Druga, May 14, 2021, Transportation Today
- What does WMATA's non-dire 2022 budget mean for an equitable recovery in DC?
Thanks to an influx of $729 million in federal relief after fare revenues collapsed in 2020 and early 2021, WMATA’s FY2022 budget restores about 80 - 85% of pre-pandemic service levels for train and bus, respectively, from June.
Caitlin Rogger, May 14, 2021, GGWash
- Bike to Work Day 2021
Next Friday, May 21, is the 20th annual Bike to Work Day, and it’s not too late to register for this free event and receive a free T-shirt.
May 14, 2021, FABB
- Metro expects most pre-pandemic riders won't return this year amid an altered future for transit
The transit agency will regain only about 42 percent of its pre-pandemic riders by the end of the year, according to a new report.
Justin George, May 13, 2021, Washington Post
- Metro waives fee for events that end after normal closing time
The temporary fee waiver and extended rail service will be provided until Dec. 31 when needed for the Capitals, Nationals and other events.
Mark Hand, May 13, 2021, Arlington Patch
- Metro bus service to ramp up without rail fare discounts
Metro will take more steps toward a return to normalcy next month with additional bus service.
John Aaron, May 13, 2021, WTOP
- Weekend Road and Rail: Paving in Md., sign work in DC, detour in Va.
The weather forecast is looking good for road work in the D.C. area over the weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
Mary DePompa, May 14, 2021, WTOP
- Riders say frequent cleaning, ability to social distance will encourage them to return to Metro
About 55% of riders surveyed said more frequent cleaning of buses or trains would make them more likely to take transit.
May 13, 2021, dcist
- New bill would help measure transportation access for non-drivers
A new bill would give U.S. communities money to analyze how easy -- or difficult -- it is for residents to access the destinations they need most, and how their mode of transportation, race, income, age, disability, and other factors that affect their basic mobility.
Kea Wilson, May 13, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Have an expired Maryland license? Get it renewed before Aug. 15.
The Motor Vehicle Administration will resume requirements to renew state-issued documents after an extension during the coronavirus pandemic.
Luz Lazo, May 13, 2021, Washington Post
- Agreement allows buses to switch from diesel to electric
Montgomery County has reached an agreement with AlphaStruxure for an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project at the Brookville Bus Depot in Silver Spring.
May 13, 2021, Bethesda Magazine
- MDOT hosts meeting on University Blvd. bike lane project
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is hosting a virtual presentation Thursday so residents in Montgomery County can learn more about the shared streets pilot project coming to University Boulevard in Wheaton.
Will Vitka, May 13, 2021, WTOP
- Speak up to support the Cinder Bed Bikeway!
Springfield, Kingstowne, Newington, and Fort Belvoir riders, we need you to show your support for the Cinder Bed Bikeway.
May 13, 2021, FABB
- DDOT launches new digital parking permit system
Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the preliminary launch of ParkDC Permits, a new, centralized digital system for DC residents and their visitors to manage visitor, temporary, home health aide, and contractor parking permits via a single online portal.
May 12, 2021, DDOT
- Biking and trail use continues to grow in Northern Virginia
It’s been 20 years since Bike to Work Day began, and it grows each year showing that there is another side to commuting that uses no gas, has health benefits and is fun, even if it’s only one day a year for many.
Mike Salmon, May 13, 2021, Arlington Connection
- Alexandria residents encouraged to take part in Bike to Work Day May 21
Related events and activities in the city will meet all current health guidelines. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, and group limits will all be in place.
May 11, 2021, Zebra
- Modern Mobility: Happy Bike Month
May is Bike Month, and from what I’ve seen out and about so far, lots of you are already celebrating.
Chris Slatt, May 12, 2021, ARLnow
- As long lines reported at local gas stations, D.C.-area officials urge drivers not to panic buy
Some local gas stations are experiencing fuel shortages as the effects of a ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline late last week ripple through the region.
Dominique Maria Bonessi, May 12, 2021, dcist
- Maryland Department of Transportation shrinks plan to supersize Beltway
Maryland’s Department of Transportation announced a proposal to drastically reduce its Beltway expansion project, a part of the state’s years-long effort to reduce congestion on the Beltway and I-270.
Colleen Grablick, May 12, 2021, dcist
- Amid rising road deaths, Bowser pledges $10 million for more speed cameras, street improvements
With traffic deaths happening at the fastest pace in recent years, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Wednesday that she’s dedicating $10 million to add speed cameras across D.C. and make changes at dangerous intersections.
Jordan Pascale, May 12, 2021, dcist
- Study: Cycling rates low unless women are riding
Around the world, cities that do the best job of catering to the needs of women cyclists also have the highest level of cycling overall, a new study finds -- and the U.S. has among the lowest share of female-identified riders on the planet.
Kea Wilson, May 13, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Metro is behind on training and safety protocols, audit says
Metro is not keeping up with preventive maintenance, lacks needed safety certifications and is not training employees on how to maintain the system’s complex equipment and machinery, the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission said in a new audit.
Justin George, May 12, 2021, Washington Post
- Arlington County Attorney to join VRE on full-time basis
The transit agency on May 10 announced it had tapped MacIsaac as its new full-time general counsel. He starts on May 31.
May 12, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Toyota predicts most of its vehicles will still use gas in 2030
Toyota on Wednesday predicted that most of its U.S. vehicles would still use gasoline in 2030, though the company signaled a commitment to developing hybrid and electric vehicles.
Joseph Choi, May 12, 2021, The Hill
- Officials seek state study on MARC Brunswick Line
The administrator of the Maryland Transit Administration will meet with several elected officials from Frederick and Montgomery counties as they seek a study about improvements on MARC’s Brunswick Line.
Ryan Marshall, May 11, 2021, Frederick News-Post
- State begins rolling out $20 million in Volkswagen money for electric school buses
Last week, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced it would make $20 million of the state’s Volkswagen settlement funds available for school districts to electrify their bus fleets.
Sarah Vogelsong, May 12, 2021, Inside NoVa
- 15-year-old pleads guilty to felony murder in deadly carjacking
Police charged two teens with felony murder and armed carjacking following the fatal crash.
Laura Wainman, Bruce Leshan, May 11, 2021, WUSA9
- Drivers line up at DC-area gas stations in fueling frenzy
Lines of vehicles were seen at D.C.-area pumps, as drivers filled up on gas following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline -- the biggest fuel pipeline in the U.S., delivering about 45% of what is consumed on the East Coast.
May 12, 2021, WTOP
- Man killed in hit-and-run near Joint Base Andrews
A man is dead after being hit by a car near Joint Base Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Tuesday night.
Juan Herrera, May 12, 2021, WTOP
- Memorial Day weekend travel to rebound despite high gas prices, says AAA
As more people get vaccinated, and businesses continue to reopen in the D.C. region and elsewhere after a year of pandemic restrictions, AAA Travel forecasts Memorial Day weekend travel will rebound.
Neal Augenstein, May 11, 2021, WTOP
- Fairfax County furthers local efforts to move away from fossil fuels
The latest example came Tuesday, when Fairfax County, Virginia, announced it’s using a state grant to buy nine all-electric vehicles.
Kristi King, May 11, 2021, WTOP
- Dispatchers who connect riders with disabilities to MetroAccess vote to authorize strike if necessary
Dispatchers who connect people with disabilities to MetroAccess paratransit vans are threatening to strike.
Jordan Pascale, May 11, 2021, dcist
- Inside Berlin's free cargo-bikeshare program
This sounded like such a simple and brilliant solution to a challenge that anyone without a car (or who shares a car with other family members and can’t always use it) has probably faced.
Rachel Quednau, May 12, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Airlines start to feel Colonial Pipeline pinch
Fuel supply shortages from the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack are hitting airlines at a time when the industry is just beginning to emerge from the coronavirus recession.
Alex Gangitano, May 11, 2021, The Hill
- D.C. parking enforcement will resume June 1 after suspension for pandemic
D.C. officials said Tuesday that parking enforcement suspended for the coronavirus pandemic will return June 1.
Justin Wm. Moyer, May 11, 2021, Washington Post
- Reps. Crawford, Rouzer, Cohen introduce legislation prioritizing transportation workers for PPE, vaccines
U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford (R-AR), David Rouzer (R-NC), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced the legislation Friday that would give priority to transportation workers when it comes to personal protective equipment and vaccines.
Liz Carey, May 11, 2021, Transportation Today
- Where DC drivers have jumped curbs in May (so far)
In the first 10 days of May alone, we’ve counted at least six separate reported incidents of drivers crashing their cars where they’re not supposed to be: into sidewalks and buildings.
Libby Solomon, May 11, 2021, GGWash
- Buttigieg labels infrastructure a national security issue
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pointed to a ransomware attack on a major U.S. pipeline providing energy to much of the East Coast as he suggested funding the country's infrastructure needs amounts to a national security issue.
Dominick Mastrangelo, May 11, 2021, The Hill
- Virginia's $3.7B rail expansion starts land buys
Virginia’s $3.7 billion effort to expand commuter and passenger rail service took a big step in recent weeks with the acquisition of right-of-way and track from CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX), covering an area stretching from D.C. to well south of Richmond.
May 11, 2021, WTOP
- D.C.'s Lafayette Square opens gates to pedestrians for first time in nearly a year
The tall metal fence that has surrounded Lafayette Square for nearly a year opened Monday morning -- to the delight of tourists and relief of D.C. residents, who took cautious steps forward into the center of the park.
Marissa J. Lang, May 10, 2021, Washington Post
- Man killed while in front of his car after a crash, Maryland police say
A motorist was killed in Montgomery County on Monday as he stood in front of his vehicle after a crash, Maryland state police said.
Martin Weil, May 11, 2021, Washington Post
- Virginians in middle of pack in ranking of vehicle-dependence
How personal-vehicle-dependent are Virginians? According to a new survey, just about in the middle of the pack when it comes to the 50 states.
May 11, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Survey: Metrobus riders return in greater numbers, but Metrorail's ridership looks bleak
Results of a new survey of pre-pandemic Metro riders show that although a majority of bus riders have now returned, rail ridership's present and future still look bleak.
Tom Roussey, May 10, 2021, ABC7
- BWI Marshall sets passenger departures record over Mother's Day weekend
BWI Marshall Airport experienced its busiest day for departing passengers on the Friday before Mother’s Day since Maryland first announced a state of emergency due to COVID-19 in March 2020.
Glynis Kazanjian, May 10, 2021, WTOP
- Survey finds support for maglev in Prince George's; officials skeptical
Public discourse regarding a proposed high-speed train running between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. has been dominated by a vocal group of project opponents, particularly in Prince George’s County.
Bruce DePuyt, May 11, 2021, WTOP
- Metro wants to temporarily drop fees for special events
One of the ways Metro is hoping to entice riders back to the system is to waive the fees it charges for keeping the trains running during events in the D.C. area.
Abigail Constantino, May 11, 2021, WTOP
- Virginia Railway Express brings back full service June 1
Just in time for a return to the workplace -- and what’s expected to be a decidedly busier tourist season -- Virginia Railway Express has announced it’s restoring full service beginning Tuesday, June 1.
Jack Pointer, May 10, 2021, WTOP
- Rebirth of the streetcar
During the past 40 years, the streetcar has rebounded from the precipice of the grave.
David Peter Alan, May 10, 2021, Railway Age
- Drivers stole 20% of bike/walk dollars last year
A fifth of the largest pot of federal money that’s explicitly promised to active transportation users instead went to drivers last year -- and advocates say it’s critical that we pass legislation that makes it harder for states to misuse the funds.
Kea Wilson, May 10, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Events: Get the latest on a protected bike lane project on 15th Street NW
The District Department of Transportation and the National Park Service are holding a public meeting to offer updates on the extension of the 15th Street NW Cycletrack, this Wednesday from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.
George Kevin Jordan, May 10, 2021, GGWash
- Red paint coming to County streets for bus-only lanes
If you see some fresh red paint on the pavement in Arlington, that’s a lane that has been designated for use by buses only.
May 10, 2021, ARLnow
- Neighbors sign letter pressuring DDOT to do more to cut down on pedestrian crashes
Neighbors in Ward 5 have circulated a letter to their advisory neighborhood commissioners calling on them to pressure the District's Department of Transportation to take action after a recent spate of crashes that have killed pedestrians, cyclists and in one instance a moped driver.
Evan Lambert, May 10, 2021, Fox5
- Don't panic over fuel shortage from halted pipeline, expert says
With a critical U.S. pipeline struggling to resume operations after a cyberextortion attempt, an industry expert is tempering fears of a gasoline shortage and spikes in prices -- as long as the public doesn’t panic.
Alejandro Alvarez, Mike Murillo, May 10, 2021, WTOP
- A $73 billion bill could speed up electric bus adoption in the US
Two Democratic senators want to give (almost) the same amount of funding to transit agencies to electrify nation’s bus fleet as President Biden promised to private drivers to electrify their cars.
Kea Wilson, May 10, 2021, GGWash
- Gas prices set to rise after pipeline cyberattack
Gas prices are expected to rise following a ransomware attack targeting Colonial Pipeline Company last week that forced the company to shut down a major fuel pipeline.
John Bowden, May 10, 2021, The Hill
- Scooters arrive in Manassas
Bird, the California-based electric rental scooter company, has set up shop in Manassas.
Jared Foretek, May 10, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Driver involved in crash struck, killed by another vehicle along NB I-270
The driver of a vehicle that was involved in a car crash on northbound Interstate 270 stepped out of their car and was struck and killed by a car driving along the roadway early Monday morning, Maryland State Police said.
Khalida Volou, May 10, 2021, WUSA9
- Man stabbed to death near DC's Eastern Market Metro station
A man is dead after a stabbing Saturday near the Eastern Market Metro station, police say.
May 9, 2021, Fox5
- 1 dead, 3 injured in Prince George's Co. car crash
A person is dead and three others were taken to the hospital after a two-car crash in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Sunday.
Luke Garrett, May 9, 2021, WTOP
- GW Parkway traffic and safety assessment meetings
The National Park Service (NPS) recently released the results of a two-year study to improve safety and access to the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), one of Northern Virginia’s most treasured recreation and transportation resources.
May 9, 2021, FABB
- Customs officers and nurse help save infant's life at BWI Marshall Airport
Their job is to inspect planes, but on Wednesday afternoon, three U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers dropped their normal duties to help save an infant’s life.
Mike Murillo, May 7, 2021, WTOP
- Out-of-state drivers owe more than $167 million to Maryland
The state tolling authority is being urged to negotiate reciprocity agreements with neighboring states to recoup the tolls.
Luz Lazo, May 7, 2021, Washington Post