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Woman struck, killed by vehicle in Bowie hit-and-run: police
A woman was struck and killed late Thursday night by a hit-and-run driver in Bowie, authorities say.
August 12, 2022, Fox5
MetroAccess workers reach tentative union agreement with private contractor, end strike
Workers who run some of Metro’s paratransit service have reached a tentative agreement with a private contractor, ending a nine-day strike.

Margaret Barthel, August 12, 2022, DCist
Know your alternatives during upcoming Metro construction
Mitigating the impact of closures coming to the Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines starting September 10, alternative travel options for Metro riders will be available while construction is underway.
Collin Cope, August 12, 2022, Fairfax County Times
Pedestrian, bike and transit projects in D.C. area get federal boost
Projects in the Washington region are receiving nearly $60 million in federal funding from a program boosted by the infrastructure bill.
Luz Lazo, August 12, 2022, Washington Post
New Carrollton Metro station getting a facelift — just like the land around it
Big changes are already happening around the New Carrollton Metro station in Maryland.
John Domen, August 11, 2022, WTOP
Biden Administration awards $49.2 million for innovative technology grants to improve mobility and travel on America's highways, transit systems
The first recipients of a newly expanded major transportation grant program will receive significant money for biking, walking and transit — and even some road projects that federal transportation leaders say will help non-drivers, too.
August 11, 2022, Mass Transit
RAISE grants to fund complete streets in nearly every state
The first recipients of a newly expanded major transportation grant program will receive significant money for biking, walking and transit — and even some road projects that federal transportation leaders say will help non-drivers, too.
Kea Wilson, August 11, 2022, Streetsblog USA
Gas prices fall below $4 for the first time in 5 months
Gasoline prices dipped to just under the $4 mark for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials
August 11, 2022, NBC Washington
OmniRide to host public hearings to discuss proposed changes to routes
OmniRide has scheduled a series of public hearings to discuss proposed changes to multiple routes.
August 11, 2022, Bristow Beat
Biden administration awards $2.2B in transportation grants
The "RAISE" grants will go to dozens of projects around the U.S., and mark one of the first major releases of discretionary funding from the new infrastructure law.
Daniel C. Vock, August 11, 2022, Route Fifty
FTA to award $6 million for affordable transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced $6 million to help improve access to affordable transportation in areas that currently lack efficient and convenient transit options.
Melina Druga, August 11, 2022, Transportation Today
Ridership drops could mean less funding for Virginia transit agencies
A handful of Virginia transit agencies are projected to see a drop-off in state funding support following back-to-back years of federal and state relief due to the pandemic.
Nathaniel Cline, August 10, 2022, Virginia Mercury
I-66 construction nearly complete
After about five years of major roadwork along I-66, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials said the project is finally in the home stretch.
WTTG-TV, August 10, 2022
Metro asks watchdog for permission to run more 7000-series cars
Metrorail is seeking to put more of its troubled 7000-series railcars back into service in the D.C. area.
John Aaron, August. 10, 2022, WTOP
Failing circuit breaker may have led to partial Metrorail Red Line closure
There is more information about what happened that caused Metro to close part of the Red Line for several days last month.
Kristi King, August 9, 2022, WTOP
City of Alexandria launches new Via app for paratransit users
The new app and accompanying software will also improve efficiency and quality of service for riders by streamlining vehicle dispatching and shortening wait times.
August 8, 2022, Mass Transit
After a 'near death' experience, Amtrak prepares for rapid growth
Two years ago, Amtrak was facing a “near-death” experience, Stephen Gardner, CEO of the national passenger rail service, said at a briefing last week with the Association for a Better New York.
Danielle Muoio Dunn, Janaki Chanda, August 8, 2022, Politico
It'll cost you to charge your electric vehicle at Fairfax Co. stations
If you plan to plug in your electric vehicle at county-owned charging stations in Fairfax County, it’ll now cost you.
Jack Moore, August 9, 2022, WTOP
WMATA begins new fare gate installation at NoMa-Gallaudet U Station
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will temporarily close each entrance to its NoMa-Gallaudet U Station to install new faregates as part of a system wide initiative to modernize its fare system.
Mischa Wanek-Libman, August 9, 2022, Mass Transit
Popular Adams Morgan street to be shut down for special events
A popular street in Adams Morgan will be shut down over the next few months to help drive foot traffic to D.C. businesses.
Luke Lukert, August 9, 2022, WTOP
Demolition starts on West Glebe Road Bridge in Arlandria
After months of being closed, much of West Glebe Road Bridge has finally been torn down ahead of eventual reconstruction.
Vernon Miles, August 8, 2022, ALXNow
WMATA taps Dwyer as COO
Brian Dwyer on Aug. 8 will join Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Joe Leader, who resigned in May.
Marybeth Luczak, August 7, 2022, Railway Age
Nobody really understands or likes this street symbol, so how'd it get made?
Sometimes Denver bike commuters follow the bike icons and arrows on roads like 23rd Avenue or Franklin Street. Generally, not for long.
Kyle Harris, August 4; 2022; Denverite
The problem with EV 'acoustic vehicle alerting systems' that no one is talking about
The debate over how to make electric vehicles loud enough for non-drivers to hear them is missing critical considerations about the disparate impact of noise pollution in poor communities — and raising thorny questions about how to quiet those neighborhoods down without harming the socially and racially marginalized people who live in them.
Kea Wilson, August 5, 2022, Streetsblog USA
Passenger Rail Briefs: NYMTA, Loop Trolley, SANDAG, WMATA
...and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) issues statement regarding Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) safety commitments.
Carolina Worrell, August 5, 2022, Railway Age
Metro failed to maintain rooms with safety equipment that keeps trains from colliding, Safety Commission finds
Metro needs to inspect, clean, and protect Metrorail station rooms that house equipment that detects when trains are on tracks and helps the system avoid crashes, the agency’s safety oversight body said in a report released Thursday.
Margaret Barthel, August 4, 2022, dcist
New Metro GM, 'humble & transparent,' aims to create culture of continuous improvement
Randy Clarke is only 10 days into his new position as Metro’s General Manager.
Jay Korff, July 4, 2022, ABC7
Man dead after being hit by a car in Northwest DC
A man is dead after he was hit by a car in Northwest D.C. Wednesday afternoon.
Matt Pusatory, August 4, 2022, WUSA9
The future of America's EV charging network takes shape
The federal government is doling out $5 billion to states to build a nationwide network of highway charging stations intended to get more people to buy electric vehicles.
Joann Muller, August 4, 2022, Axios
Tree Falls Across Capital Beltway in Springfield, Lanes Reopen: VDOT
A tree fell across the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) near Springfield, Virginia, Thursday morning, blocking all Inner Loop lanes for hours.
Sophia Barnes, August 4, 2022, NBC Washington
Amtrak train collides with semi-truck in Frederick County
An Amtrak train collided with a semi-trailer truck in Brunswick, Maryland Wednesday evening, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office.
August 3, 2022, Fox5
Major delays on all Metro lines Wednesday morning
Metro on Wednesday morning reported “network issues” that caused "major delays on all lines."
August 3, 2022, Bethesda Magazine
Metro hires new chief operating officer to oversee daily operations
Metro announced the hiring of their new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Brian Dwyer.
August 3, 2022, Fox5
NVTA seeks long-term transportation plan comments
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority opened comments on the region’s long-range transportation plan, TransAction, with goals to enhance mobility, increase accessibility and improve resiliency by planning for an equitable, sustainable and safe multimodal transportation network.
Loudoun Now, August 3, 2022
Residents seek answers after 25+ cars hit in tire slashing spree in Northwest DC
Over the past couple of weeks, dozens of cars in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood have had their tires slashed, and in most cases it has been multiple tires on each car.
John Gonzales, August 3, 2022, ABC7
Confederate highway renaming proposal advances in Fairfax County
With the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) unanimous vote on June 14 to adopt the $624,882,714  FY2022-2027 Six Year Program, Arlington County, will receive $80 million in approved infrastructure project funds for the Ballston-MU Metrorail Station West Entrance.
Michael O’Coonnel, August2, 2022, Reston Patch
Arlington County Lands $80 million
With the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) unanimous vote on June 14 to adopt the $624,882,714  FY2022-2027 Six Year Program, Arlington County, will receive $80 million in approved infrastructure project funds for the Ballston-MU Metrorail Station West Entrance.
Mercia Hobson, July 28, 2022, Arlington Connection
Arlington woman killed in hit-and run; suspect faces manslaughter, DUI charges
A woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Arlington, Virginia, Monday night, and a man has been arrested and charged in the crash.
Rick Massillon, August 2, 2022, WTOP
The peaceful pedestrian plazas of Paris... and what they can teach us
Streetsblog Publisher Mark Gorton thought he was simply taking a vacation to France earlier this month, but when he landed in the City of Light with Streetfilms auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr., the pair couldn’t help noticing how much better Paris is than New York.
Gersh Kuntsman, July 29, 2022, Streetsblog NYC
Amtrak trains moving at slower speeds due to high temperatures
As temperatures remain high across the country, rail lines exposed to the constant heat can expand and pose a risk to trains that travel across them at high speeds. To keep riders and employees safe, Amtrak imposes heat restrictions which require conductors to slow down.
Will Gonzalez, August 1, 2022, WRIC-TV
Fairfax supervisors OK pedestrian, bicyclist improvements near Vienna Metro
The project is intended to boost bicyclist and pedestrian safety and accessibility. Improvements will connect and coincide with similar upgrades being installed as part of VDOT’s Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project.
Brian Trompeter, August 1, 2022, Sun Gazette Newspapers
MetroAccess union drivers to go on strike Monday
Union members employed by public transportation company Transdev who help run MetroAccess will go on strike Monday, Aug.1 for better pay and schedules at the Hubbard Road MetroAccess facility.
Brielle Ashford, August 1, 2022, WUSA9
Metro hopes Red Line service will be back to normal Monday morning after electrical fires
In an interview with 7News Sunday, new Metro general manager Randy Clarke apologized to riders for the way Metro communicated after electrical fires disrupted Red Line service Saturday night and Sunday.
Tom Rousseau, July 31, 2022, ABC7
Woman shares frightening story of harassment at Metro station
A 21-year-old woman is sharing the frightening experience she had when a stranger yelled at and harassed her for 10-straight minutes at a Metro station this week in Washington, D.C.
Adam Tuss, July 28, 2022, NBC Washington
After 28 months of free rides, Ride On will reinstate fares with new $1 rate
After 28 months of temporarily suspending fare collection due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOTs) Ride On bus system will resume fare collection on Monday, Aug. 1 on all services, including Ride On, Ride On extRa, Flex, and Flash.
Patrick Herron, July 31, 2022, The MoCo Show
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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