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Metrorail weekend service adjustments June 23-24
Arlington Cemetery station on the Blue Line will be closed. Free shuttle buses will provide service between Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery stations. Maintenance work will affect Red, Orange, Silver, and Blue lines.
June 18, 2018, WMATA
I-66 tolls direct $12 Million to transportation projects
The state of Virginia has approved funding for 15 projects designed to curb congestion in the Capital Region, under a program that directs money collected from I-66 toll revenues.
Tim Lemke, June 21, 2018, DC Commute Times
Two arrested for beating and robbing man before he was killed in crash
Montgomery County Police have arrested two people who they say beat and robbed a man before he was killed in a deadly hit-and-run crash on June 8.
Evan Lambert, June 22, 2018, Fox5
FTA: Metro must make urgent safety fixes to barriers on new train cars
Metro’s new trains pose a safety risk to visually impaired passengers that must be addressed immediately, the Federal Transit Administration has told Metro’s general manager.
Max Smith, June 22, 2018, WTOP
Pregnant woman attacked on DC Metrobus, has miscarriage
A pregnant woman miscarried after being attacked on a Washington Metrobus earlier this week, and another woman has been arrested.
June 22, 2018, WTOP
New commuter bus, Circulator overhaul among region-wide changes
Some significant changes for bus riders begin Sunday and Monday, including a new Front Royal commuter bus, an overhaul of DC Circulator routes, and changes for a number of Metrobus services across the region.
Max Smith, June 22, 2018, WTOP
Safety improvements to C St. NE are back on track
A project to calm traffic and make it better for walking and bicycling is moving forward, after transportation officials almost cut back the project but reversed course in the wake of community uproar.
David Alpert, June 22, 2018, GGW
Wilson Bridge crash triggered hours-long traffic nightmare
Wednesday turned into a traffic nightmare for Washington-area commuters, with lane closures on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and other factors combining to bring hours-long gridlock across the region.
Dana Hedgpeth, June 21, 2018, Washington Post
Construction causing traffic congestion at Reagan National
Reagan National Airport is offering free parking for up to 60 minutes in terminal garages to help alleviate heavy traffic during a major construction project.
Melanie Pincus, June 21, 2018, ARLnow
Columbia Pike bus service changes kick off Sunday
Bus riders along Columbia Pike will see significant service changes starting Sunday (June 24), as part of the long-awaited “premium transit network” planned for the corridor.
Alex Koma, June 21, 2018, ARLnow
Arlington begins enforcing Clarendon drop-off zones
Arlington County Police will begin issuing tickets as it enforces its new drop-off and pick-up zones in Clarendon tonight (Thursday).
June 21, 2018, ARLnow
Major repairs coming to G.W. Parkway
Construction workers in the upcoming months will begin refurbishing a passel of sites within the region’s George Washington Memorial Parkway, and there likely will be impacts for motorists.
Brian Trompeter, June 22, 2018, Inside NoVa
Pedestrian struck, killed in Silver Spring Thursday
A woman was struck and killed as she attempted to cross New Hampshire Ave. late Thursday night.
Susan Phillips, June 22, 2018, WUSA9
Alexandria apologizes for poor communication on Potomac Yard station changes
The city of Alexandria is apologizing for not telling the public about plans to cut a southern entrance from the Potomac Yards Metro station, which is slated to open in 2022. City Manager Mark Jinks said he didn’t share the information because he thought Metro required confidentiality during the procurement process.
Jordan Pascale, June 21, 2018, WAMU
Alexandria plan adds bike lanes, bikeway
Last year, Alexandria updated the Small Area Plan (SAP) for Old Town North. While there are several parts of the plan that are intended to improve cycling in the area, one of the most exciting is the plan to convert the existing railroad -- that the Mt. Vernon trail currently parallels -- into a linear park with am improved and extended trail.
June 21, 2018, WashCycle
D.C. announces grants to advance goals of Vision Zero
Mayor Bowser today announced the availability of $500,000 in Fiscal Year 2019 grants to further advance the goals of Vision Zero. With these grants, community partners and District agencies are challenged to create and ultimately implement unique solutions that combat obstacles to transportation safety across all eight wards.
June 21, 2018, DDOT
Taxicab drivers protest unfair treatment at Reagan National
The drivers contend that airport officials are giving ride-sharing companies such at Uber and Lyft preferential treatment at the airport.
Lori Aratani, June 21, 2018, Washington Post
How Metro plans to handle partial Red Line shutdown
It’s not quite SafeTrack levels of disruption, which scrambled commutes for a year from the summer of 2016 to the summer of 2017. Still, riders will again find major maintenance work affecting Metro rides this summer nearly across the entire system, with the longest disruption coming to the Red Line.
Rachel Sadon, June 21, 2018, WAMU
DASH fare, trolley changes July 1
The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) Board of Directors approved a series of fare and service changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2018.
June 20, 2018, DASH
DDOT plans temporary bus lanes during Red Line station closures
Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), announced plans to install temporary bus lanes on Rhode Island Avenue NE to manage traffic during the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) closure of two Metrorail stations on the Red Line beginning July 21.
June 20, 2018, DDOT
Pedestrian struck, killed in Prince George's Wednesday
A man is dead after he was struck by two vehicles Wednesday night in Prince George's County, according to authorities.
Stephen Pimpo Jr., June 21, 2018, WJLA
3T bus service will be restored in downtown Falls Church
A major Metro bus line through the heart of the City, the 3T, was voted to be restored using funds from the new tolls on I-66, and will be back in service by January 2019.
June 21, 2018, Falls Church News-Press
Fairfax approves $40 million for Route 7 widening
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will contribute up to $40 million to help close a funding a gap in the widening of Route 7.
Fatimah Waseem, June 20, 2018, Reston Now
Why getting around the DC area has changed
An aging population, boosts in teleworking, smart development and pedal power have contributed to slowing the increase in total travel on roadways over the past 10 years, despite declines in Metrorail ridership.
Dick Uliano, June 20, 2018, WTOP
Temporary bus lane during Red Line shutdown could be sign of things to come
A milelong temporary bus lane along Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast D.C. this summer could be just a first step toward more extensive, permanent lanes to speed up commutes across the city.
Max Smith, June 21, 2018, WTOP
With Arlington Cemetery station closed, Blue Line will be a pain this weekend
Riders will have to take shuttle buses between Pentagon and Arlington Cemetery, and rely on the Silver or Yellow line to complete their trip.
Natalie Delgadillo, June 20, 2018, dcist
Plan for getting around summer Metrorail shutdowns
New bus-only lanes, parking restrictions and extended Yellow Line service are planned during a six-week shutdown of the Red Line this summer.
Max Smith, June 20, 2018, WTOP
Despite new bike lanes, Reston will still have some big gaps
Fairfax County proposed new bike lanes for South Lakes Drive in Reston this spring. Now the county has released the final plans for where they'll go.
Canaan Merchant, June 20, 2018, GGW
Fatal crash on Wilson Bridge Wednesday
One person is dead after several vehicles, including a boom truck, collided on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on Wednesday morning, leading to a fire and closure of the Capital Beltway in both directions.
Dana Hedgpeth, Lynh Bui, June 20, 2018, Washington Post
I-66 tolls have yet to convince Arlington commuters to choose transit
The rush hour tolls have been in place on I-66 between Rosslyn and the Beltway since December, but a new report by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission does not show any substantial increase in Metrorail or local bus ridership around Arlington.
Alex Koma, June 19, 2018, ARLnow
Police seek to identify suspect in alleged sexual assault on Ride On
Montgomery County detectives are looking for a man who reportedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl on a Ride On bus in Silver Spring in March.
Bethany Rodgers, June 19, 2018, Bethesda Beat
Major Arlington Metrobus route eliminated
WMATA will do away with the 22B route, which connects the Ballston Metro station to the intersection of S. Four Mile Run Drive and Columbia Pike, according to a WMATA report.
Dan Taylor, June 19, 2018, Arlington Patch
D.C. sets new goals to be sustainable
In 2012, DC released its Sustainable DC plan, with ambitious goals for sustainability in energy, trash, transportation, and much more. Now, officials are updating it, and they have a new set of goals for you to look at.
David Alpert, June 19, 2018, GGW
Racially-motivated attack on Ride On bus
A black woman declared her disdain for "white people" before pummeling two white passengers on board a moving Ride On bus, Gaithersburg Police said.
June 18, 2018, WJLA
Free Lyft rides for Fourth of July
Residents can get a free ride on the Fourth of July when they use SoberRide, available via the Lyft mobile app.
Cameron Luttrell, June 18, 2018, Arlington Patch
Report: Metro knew it was overcharging
A recently obtained report says the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority knew it was overcharging riders for years but didn’t act to correct the problem until 2017.
June 18, 2018, WTOP
Dulles Toll Road rate increase proposal set
Dulles Toll Road drivers would pay 75 cents more at the mainline toll plaza and 50 cents more at each ramp under a proposal set to be presented Wednesday.
Max Smith, June 18, 2018, WTOP
Are Metro's escalators and elevators getting fixed?
According to WMATA, 47 of its 896 escalators and elevators were out of service in rail stations as of Friday. More than half of them, 25, were supposed to be fixed over the weekend or Monday.
Kery Murakami, June 17, 2018, Washington Post
New commuter bus route from Front Royal to D.C.
A new bus line is scheduled to begin service June 25 from the Front Royal and Linden park-and-ride lots to Washington, providing commuters from the western exburbs with an additional option to get into the District during construction along Interstate 66.
Jeff Wong, June 16, 2018, DC Commute Times
Track work may cause MARC Penn Line delays
Amtrak trackwork between Odenton and Bowie may cause delays of up to 10 minutes, MARC said.
Jeff Wong, June 16, 2018, DC Commute Times
Move over, slow down, save lives
Virginia and Maryland State Police have teamed up with police and sheriff’s departments across the region for the “Move Over” campaign, which encourages drivers to move over for police working alongside roads and highways.
Jeff Wong, June 17, 2018, DC Commute Times
More music coming to Metro stations
The music playing on platforms at three Metro stations appears to be here to stay.
Max Smith, June 18, 2018, WTOP
Purple Line update
Nearly a year after its groundbreaking, construction is ramping up on Maryland's Purple Line while legal battles over its right of way appear to have stalled.
Dave Dildine, June 18, 2018, WTOP
Motorcyclist dead after Prince George's Co. collision
The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound down Allentown Road when he collided with a car turning left onto Maxwell Drive, police say.
Ana Srikanth, June 17, 2018, WTOP
Ballston pedestrian bridge delayed
The developer behind the renovated Ballston Quarter mall is pushing back its plans to open a new pedestrian bridge over Wilson Blvd, as part of a host of proposed changes to the project.
Alex Koma, June 15, 2018, ARLnow
Arlington to get funding for transportation projects
Arlington is now in line to receive nearly $83 million in funding to help the county afford four major transportation projects over the next six years, including the construction of two bus maintenance facilities and a major expansion of transit options in Pentagon City.
Alex Koma, June 15, 2018, ARLnow
NVTA adopts six-year funding program
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s adoption of a six-year funding program this week could pave the way for improvements to many major commuting corridors in the coming years.
Dave Dildine, June 15, 2018, WTOP
Alexandria has a plan to improve King-Callahan-Russell intersection
Alexandria is planning to revise the intersection of King Street, Callahan Drive, and Russell Road - located at the foot of the George Washington Masonic Temple with the goal of making the intersection safer, improving pedestrian movements, providing space for cyclists and preventing rush hour back ups.
June 15, 2018, WashCycle
Long-delayed Rosslyn bus tunnel opening June 24
Metrobus and Arlington’s ART routes are expected to begin using the street-level tunnel June 24 through a glitzy new building between N. Moore and N. Lynn Streets. The opening is timed to coincide with a number of bus route changes across the system.
Max Smith, June 15, 2018, WTOP
Arlington picks three intersections for improvements
Three troublesome intersections across Arlington are now set for some improvements, as part of the county’s “Neighborhood Complete Streets” program.
Alex Koma, June 14, 2018, ARLnow
Planners want feedback on GW Parkway rehab
Some major renovations are on the way for the GW Parkway as it runs from Rosslyn to I-495, and transportation planners want to hear from you about how the highway can improve.
Alex Koma, June 14, 2018, ARLnow
Va. found lacking in preventing hot car deaths
Most states haven't strengthened laws to stem the rising number of kids who die every year in hot cars. Here's what Virginia, DC do.
Deb Belt, June 14, 2018, Arlington Patch
Route 7 widening project hit by funding gap
An additional $40 million is being sought to begin widening a seven-mile stretch of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive.
June 14, 2018, Reston Now
5th grader honored for saving kindergartner from speeding car
A Flower Valley Elementary School student and safety patrol received an award from the Montgomery County Police Department for saving a kindergartner who was almost struck by a car that failed to stop for a school bus.
Cameron Luttrell, June 14, 2018, Takoma Park Patch
Montgomery issues 32,559 citations for illegally passing school buses
Montgomery County police said they have issued 32,559 citations to drivers who have illegally passed stopped school buses during the 2017-2018 school year.
Tom Fitzgerald, June 14, 2018, Fox5
ART to stop service on two bus routes next week
ART buses 54 and 92 will run through the end of the day on June 22 and then cease operating.
Tim Lemke, June 14, 2018, DC Commute Times
How will Metro spend $15.5 billion?
Now that Metro has dedicated funding, we’re starting to get some detail on how billions of dollars could be spent over the next decade in capital improvements.
Tim Lemke, June 14, 2018, DC Commute Times
Metro approves bus route changes, funding to end 'Grosvenor turnback'
The Metro Board approved funding Thursday for a series of long-planned bus changes, but also added $1.25 million to the agency’s budget for the year starting July 1 for additional Red Line service that may not happen.
Max Smith, June 14, 2018, WTOP
Internal reviews reveal problems with Metro maintenance tracking, elevators
The internal reviews have prompted the responsible departments within the agency to promise fixes for the problems over the next year, some of which have already begun.
Max Smith, June 15, 2018, WTOP
Bike lane construction underway in D.C.
As many readers may have noticed in their rides or on social media, the District is chipping away at its list of bike lane projects.
June 14, 2018, WashCycle
Amtrak unveils new cafe car menu
Amtrak continues to step up its Northeast Corridor service, rolling out a new Corridor Cafe Menu on Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains.
Jeff Clabaugh, June 13, 2018, WTOP
Metro promises worker-safety improvements in response to reviews
Metro is promising to improve worker safety and training issues after a series of internal reviews found room for improvement, and the Metro Board is also getting an update Thursday on new technology meant to be rolled out over the next several years to reduce the risk of workers getting run over on the tracks.
Max Smith, June 14, 2018, WTOP
After 10 years of flunking, Anacostia River passes annual health-check
For the first time ever, the Anacostia River has passed an annual health-check that assesses the waterway for levels of toxins, trash and other environmental issues.
Marissa J. Lang, June 13, 2018, Washington Post
ART hoping to get back to normal after a week of delays
Arlington Transit officials are hoping to get bus service back to normal this week, after everything from emergency brake issues to loose bolts on buses prompted a series of delays and cancellations, but riders on some routes could still see longer waits.
Melanie Pincus, June 12, 2018, ARLnow
Overhaul of 'Clarendon Circle' intersection could start this fall
Arlington could soon kick off work on improvements at one of the county’s trickiest intersections for pedestrians and cyclists.
Alex Koma, June 13, 2018, ARLnow
Pedestrian struck, killed in Wheaton Sunday
A man was walking to a location to add value to his Metro SmarTrip pass when he was struck and killed in Wheaton, Maryland, Sunday night, his brother said.
Jackie Bensen, June 13, 2018, NBC Washington
Person struck by Metro train at East Falls Church
A person has been struck by a train at the East Falls Church Metro Wednesday afternoon, according to Metro Transit Police.
Emily Leayman, June 13, 2018, Arlington Patch
Motorcyclist dies in high-speed I-66 crash
A motorcyclist has died after rear-ending a car and then hitting a guardrail on Interstate 66 Tuesday night.
Dan Taylor, June 13, 2018, Arlington Patch
Guaranteed Ride Home Program data
Commuter Connections, which runs the program, has released some new detail on how the program is being used.
Tim Lemke, June 13, 2018, DC Commute Times
DDOT announces urban forest census
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced plans to conduct the first federal census of the District’s urban forest in partnership with the US Forest Service,
June 13, 2018, DDOT
$2 billion in federal funds sought for Metro over next decade
The region is set to push Congress to give Metro $2 billion over the next decade for critical capital maintenance and upgrades. Officials argue that new dedicated regional funding and related changes to the Metro Board justify an increased federal investment.
Max Smith, June 13, 2018, WTOP
Alexandria students can ride DASH all summer for $50
Current Alexandria middle and high school students can purchase the pass with a valid school-issued student identification card shown at the time of purchase. Passes may be used on all DASH buses and routes from now through Labor Day (September 3, 2018).
June 12, 2018, DASH
Bethesda pedestrians navigate around sidewalk closures
Sidewalk closures are nothing new -- they’ve been a perennial pain in the neck and safety concern for many Bethesda pedestrians. But the Marriott project foreshadows a new wave of development heading toward the downtown area that is sure to create more obstacles and frustration for pedestrians.
Bethany Rodgers, June 12, 2018, Bethesda Beat
Metro ridership hit 800,000 Tuesday
Metro said its ridership hit more than 800,000 on Tuesday following the Washington Capitals’ victory parade and celebration of winning the Stanley Cup.
Dana Hedgpeth, June 13, 2018, Washington Post
Fatal pedestrian crash on I-95
Maryland police are searching for a driver in connection with a crash that left a pedestrian dead on southbound I-95 at the ICC late Monday night.
Arielle Buchman, June 12, 2018, WUSA9
Va. eyes Beltway toll lane extension to Md. border
With Maryland’s plans to add toll lanes to the entire length of the Capital Beltway within its borders, Virginia is now looking at possibly extending its existing Beltway toll lanes northward to the Maryland line.
Michelle Basch, June 11, 2018, WTOP
Metro sues union over employee background checks
Washington’s Metro is suing to stop its union from challenging criminal background screenings of rail and bus workers, which are scheduled to take effect next month.
June 12, 2018, WTOP
Parks and Open Space Plan calls for creation of regional trail system
Though the comment period has come and gone, the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) is working on a new version of the policies for the Parks & Open Space Element Update of the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital, one that is strongly influenced by the recent NPS Paved Trails Study.
June 11, 2018, WashCycle
Metro announces Capitals SmarTrip card
Metro is honoring the Washington Capitals with a limited-edition commemorative SmarTrip card for winning the Stanley Cup, the first in the Caps' 44-year history.
June 11, 2018, WMATA
Pedestrian dies after collision in Wheaton
A 25-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly striking and dragging a man under her car in a fatal accident over the weekend in Wheaton, Maryland.
June 11, 2018, WJLA