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Yellow Line riders: You'll want to plan ahead for this shutdown
Metro Yellow Line riders basking in post-Thanksgiving bliss could be in for a rude awakening when they arrive at their stations the Monday after the long holiday weekend: There will be no Yellow Line trains to board.
Faiz Siddiqui, November 17, 2018, Washington Post
Bicyclist has life-threatening injuries after colliding with police car
A bicyclist has life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a Montgomery County police cruiser Friday night in Bethesda.
November 17, 2018, WJLA
The best way across the Potomac isn't built yet
We have an opportunity to build the finest Potomac River trail crossing in an unlikely place -- the Long Bridge.
Robert Gardner, November 16, 2018, WABA
Sunday is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
This Sunday, November 18, is International World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. This annual event commemorates the millions of people killed and injured in traffic crashes around the world.
November 17, 2018, FABB
Person in wheelchair falls on Metro tracks
Vito Maggiolo, a spokesman for D.C. fire, said the person was in a motorized wheelchair and wasn’t seriously injured.
Justin Wm. Moyer, November 16, 2018, Washington Post
United Airlines debuts Boeing 787-10 at Dulles Airport
United Airlines made history at Dulles Airport when it became the first North American airline to take delivery of Boeing's newest 787-10 Dreamliner.
November 16, 2018, WJLA
D.C. has crews to clear bike lanes, wheelchair cuts of snow
D.C. is doing something different this season when it comes to snow removal: There's a new "non-motorized trail" work detail specifically assigned to clearing bike paths, bridge deck sidewalks and ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act at intersections.
Kristi King, November 16, 2018, WTOP
No Yellow Line service Nov 26 – Dec 9 due to Potomac Bridge rehabilitation
On Monday, November 26, Metro will begin a 14-day capital improvement project (10 commuting days) on the Yellow Line Bridge over the Potomac River. The project, announced in February, is Metro's fourth and final major capital improvement project of 2018.
November 16, 2018, WMATA
Fairfax seeks feedback on bus improvements
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is requesting public feedback on proposed Fairfax Connector service changes to existing routes 161/162,  321/322 and 699, and on the establishment of new routes 308 and 467.
November 16, 2018, Fairfax County
Commuter Connections launches Bicycle Route Finder
Commuter Connections announced on Friday that they’ve launched a Bicycle Route Finder that lets members plan their routes on an interactive map of bike trails, paths and on-street lanes, as well as checking availability of Capital Bikeshare bikes.
Rick Massimo, November 16, 2018, WTOP
Norfolk impounds scooters, fines Bird
Norfolk has joined the growing ranks of U.S. cities saying “no” to scooters, impounding hundreds owned by one of the nation’s largest operators.
Luz Lazo, November 16, 2018, Washington Post
Development project to upgrade section of NW Branch Trail
Between the Northwest Branch Trail and the West Hyattsville Metro station, developers are building a multifamily unit and townhouse development.
November 16, 2018, WashCycle
Pedestrian fatality in Vienna
The man struck by a vehicle Monday, Nov. 12 in Vienna has died, according to Fairfax County Police.
November 15, 2018, Vienna Patch
Metro, Uber, Lyft in talks on late-night service
Metro hopes to finalize agreements in coming months with ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft for late-night transportation services rather than providing additional rail service hours, even as the agency tries to compete with the services at other times of the day and week.
Max Smith, November 16, 2018, WTOP
Metro hopes riders will buy into cheaper monthly, weekly passes
Metro hopes to lure back riders next year with discounted and expanded unlimited-ride passes as a way to head off long-term forecasts of limited rider revenue growth.
Max Smith, November 15, 2018, WTOP
Higher Dulles Toll Road rates to take effect in January
Driving on the Dulles Toll Road has gotten more expensive in recent years, as more revenues are needed to finance construction of the second phase of Metro’s Silver Line, but rates now are poised to go even higher.
Brian Trompeter, November 15, 2018, Inside NoVa
Two pedestrians struck by vehicles Wednesday in Montgomery
Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles on Wednesday morning in Montgomery County, bringing the week’s total of pedestrian-involved crashes to at least eight.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 14, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Montgomery County Council calls for state to improve pedestrian safety
Less than 24 hours after six pedestrians were hit by vehicles on a rainy Monday evening, members of the Montgomery County Council were grilling a top Maryland transportation department official on what more could be done to prevent so many tragedies.
Dan Schere, November 14, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Spin scooters hit DC streets
San Francisco-based dockless electric scooter company Spin, which entered D.C.’s dockless pilot this year with bikes but decided to pivot to electric scooters, has begun deploying its scooter fleet in D.C.
Jeff Clabaugh, November 14, 2018, WTOP
Five infrastructure projects we'll likely get with Amazon
Amazon’s arrival will mean at least $195 million in new transportation infrastructure from Virginia, on top of the $570 million it was already planning on investing into the area.
Chris Slatt, November 14, 2018, GGW
Metro says service has improved, but for fewer riders
After a brief recovery in July, Metrorail ridership dropped to new four-year lows in August and September 2018, according to a new quarterly report Metro published on Monday, November 5.
Stephen Repetski, November 14, 2018, GGW
D.C. Council votes to decriminalize Metro fare evasion
The D.C. Council voted 11 to 2 on Tuesday to decriminalize fare evasion on Metro, officially eliminating the possibility of arrest or jail time and instituting a maximum fine of $50 for jumping the turnstiles.
Natalie Delgadillo, Rachel Sadon, November 13, 2018, dcist
Amazon could be boon or bust for Metro, transportation infrastructure
Over a decade, a once-industrial Seattle neighborhood transformed into a burgeoning commuter hub with streetcar and bus connections, bus lanes, cyclists and private shuttles ferrying employees to the complex of buildings that comprise the headquarters for the online retail giant
Faiz Siddiqui, November 13, 2018, Washington Post
Metro won't expand cash-free buses -- yet
The Metro Board is set to vote Thursday to extend a six-month pilot on a single line -- Route 79 between Silver Spring and downtown D.C. -- rather than take any permanent action on a proposal to expand the cash ban to all limited-stop buses over opponents’ objections.
Max Smith, November 13, 2018, WTOP
Potomac Yard Metro entrance to be restored as part of Amazon deal
As part of its promise to Amazon, Virginia will pay to construct a second entrance to the new Potomac Yard Metro station, a project that had been controversially and quietly cut earlier this year due to cost concerns.
Max Smith, November 14, 2018, WTOP
Will 25,000 more people mean more traffic jams?
Amazon will bring 25,000 new jobs to the Crystal City area by 2030, and although Northern Virginia already has a number of transportation challenges, experts say the region’s infrastructure can handle the influx of new people.
Jordan Pascale, November 14, 2018, WAMU
Northern Va. selected for new Amazon headquarters
Arlington and the City of Alexandria, after working together for the last year in a unique and unprecedented regional partnership, are announcing that Amazon will locate in National Landing, a newly branded neighborhood encompassing parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria.
November 13, 2018, Arlington County
New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger
The advice is the first update since the government's physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits of exercise has grown, and there's more evidence to back things that were of unknown value before, such as short, high-intense workouts and taking the stairs instead of an elevator.
Marilynn Marchione, November 12, 2018, Frederick News-Post
Six pedestrians hit by vehicles within a few hours Monday
One was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Monday after being struck by a vehicle at 255 North Washington Street in Rockville.
Dan Schere, November 13, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Dulles Toll Road toll hikes to be approved this week
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board is due to vote Wednesday to raise the mainline plaza rate from $2.50 to $3.25 and ramp rates from $1 to $1.50, effective January 1.
Max Smith, November 12, 2018, WTOP
Bird says new scooter regulations make it impossible to serve D.C.
The company’s main gripe with the proposed regulations appears to be the vehicle cap, which many scooter and bike advocates were hoping would be eliminated entirely.
Natalie Delgadillo, November 12, 2018, dcist
Activists to commemorate pedestrians killed by drivers in 2018
As the District reinvigorates its Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2024, a group of traffic-safety advocates will host a memorial walk downtown on Nov. 15, in memory of the 10 pedestrians whom drivers fatally struck on D.C. streets in 2018.
Andrew Giambrone, November 12, 2018, Curbed
King Street Metro access project to begin Nov. 18
On Sunday, November 18th, the City of Alexandria and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will begin construction on the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station Access Improvement Project. While the Project will bring many benefits to transit users, there will be significant construction impacts through late 2020.
November 12, 2018, City of Alexandria
Alexandria set to allow dockless bikeshare and scooters
Officially, the dockless bikes and scooters are not currently allowed to be left or picked up in Alexandria on any public property, but they have been appearing in the city since people can pick them up in Arlington, D.C. and Montgomery County.
Max Smith, November 11, 2018, WTOP
Lime issues global recall of one scooter model
The fast-growing electric-scooter company Lime has decided to immediately remove one of its models from every city across the globe after determining that it could break apart while in use.
Peter Holley, November 10, 2018, Washington Post
Prince George's officer allegedly took money for leniency on traffic violations
"Two separate citizens in two separate incidents stated that an on duty, uniformed, Prince George's County police officer had demanded cash in exchange for leniency with respect to traffic citations," Prince George's County Police Chief Hank Stawinski said.
November 10, 2018, WJLA
Plan ahead, but traffic 'back to normal' at Reagan National
Airport officials advise travelers and those picking up friends and family members at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, to give themselves extra time through Monday due to the closure of metro stations in the area.
Melissa Howell, November 10, 2018, WTOP
Loudoun makes room for bicycles
As two recently approved bike projects come to fruition, the county stands to welcome large numbers of both touring and commuting bicyclists.
Emily Furia, November 7, 2018, People for Bikes
Phoenix Bikes teaches kids all they need to know about bicycles
Phoenix Bikes doesn’t just teach kids how to ride bikes. They teach how a bike works, how to take them apart and how to rebuild them.
November 9, 2018, NBC Washington
Two killed in Silver Spring crash
Police and rescue crews responded to the scene on New Hampshire Avenue near North Hampton Drive after the crash was reported around 5:45 a.m.
November 10, 2018, Fox5
Metro wins ruling on whether it owns its stations, tunnels
The finding addresses a fiber optic cable provider’s efforts to stop paying Metro for the rights to run communications cables through Metro’s tunnels.
Max Smith, November 10, 2018, WTOP
Major highway closure through Baltimore set for next 2 years
Half of Interstate 895 in Baltimore will be closed for the next 2 1/2 years, leading to a warning of significant delays for commuters and travelers going up and down the Interstate 95 corridor.
Max Smith, November 9, 2018, WTOP
D.C. to expand the number of scooters and dockless bikes allowed in 2019
Advocates and mobility companies cast the move as tepid.
Andrew Giambrone, November 9, 2018, Curbed
Traffic chaos reported around National Airport as Metro service stops
Airline passengers headed to and from Reagan National Airport on Friday evening confronted traffic that they described as nightmarish chaos, amid a planned shutdown of Metro service to the airport.
Lori Aratani, Martin Weil, November 9, 2018, Washington Post
Why fewer lanes can be faster and safer
While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, reducing a street from four lanes to three with a middle lane for turns not only results in fewer crashes, but also speeds up traffic.
Julie Strupp, November 9, 2018, GGW
How has the toll lane extension on I-95 affected commutes?
Some rush-hour commutes on Interstate 95 have been better since a 2-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes opened to reduce backups in the regular and toll lanes at the original southern merge, but others have been slower, according to analyses by VDOT and the Express Lanes’ operator.
Max Smith, November 9, 2018, WTOP
D.C. region renews push on pedestrian safety as deaths increase
Street Smart’s annual educational and enforcement campaign kicks off as shorter days mean the most dangerous time of year for pedestrians and cyclists.
Fredrick Kunkle, November 9, 2018, Washington Post
Officials gather in Silver Spring to promote pedestrian, bicyclist safety
Fewer than 24 hours after Montgomery County recorded its first bicyclist fatality of 2018, officials gathered in downtown Silver Spring to promote pedestrian safety.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 8, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Open the arboretum's Maryland Avenue gate
Since 1992 the arboretum has been, practically speaking, accessible solely via highway-oriented entrances on its far north side.
Dan Malouff, November 8, 2018, GGW
Has the love affair with driving gotten stuck in traffic?
America’s love affair with the automobile and those dreams of roaring off on open highways are on the wane as the nation grapples with too much stop-and-go traffic and too many hours spent behind the steering wheel.
Ashley Halsey III, November 7, 2018, Washington Post
Falls Church considers lowering speed limits
Falls Church’s Citizens Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT) came before the City Council at its work session Monday night and suggested that it is considering recommending a reduction in the speed limit on residential streets in the City from 25 to 20 miles per hour.
Nicholas F. Benton, November 7, 2018, FCNP
Bicyclist killed in crash in Montgomery
Police say they are investigating a deadly crash between a bicyclist and a vehicle in Montgomery County Wednesday night.
November 7, 2018, Fox5
D.C.'s e-scooter changes disappoint supporters
E-scooter companies that want to continue operating in the District will need to offer a cash payment option to customers, restrict scooter speeds to 10 mph and pay substantially higher fees to the city under the latest round of regulations for the industry.
Luz Lazo, November 8, 2018, Washington Post
More scooter companies coming to Arlington
County commuter services bureau chief Jim Larsen told the Transportation Commission last Thursday (Nov. 1) that two more scooter companies could soon enter Arlington as well: Skip and Lyft, which only recently began offering scooters in addition to its ridesharing service.
Alex Koma, November 6, 2018, ARLnow
Fatal crash in Fairfax Tuesday
Fairfax County Police said the crash happened early Wednesday near Lee Highway and Waples Mill Road in the Fair Oaks area of the county.
Dana Hedgpeth, November 7, 2018, Washington Post
Fairfax seeks state funds for pedestrian safety in Reston
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is asking for $550,000 in state grants to fund two pedestrian safety projects in Reston.
Fatimah Waseem, November 6, 2018, Reston Now
New dockless rules for D.C.
After running a yearlong pilot program with dockless bike and scooter companies, the D.C. Department of Transportation is making it official: on Monday, the agency released permit applications for dockless vehicle companies hoping to operate in the District in 2019.
Natalie Delgadillo, November 6, 2018, dcist
Alexandria opening Holmes Run Trail bridge
The old bridge was narrow, just above the water and had no railings so this is quite an improvement - for both the stream (which got some restoration work) and for trail users.
November 6, 2018, WashCycle
Montgomery asks Md. to install signage near school bus stops
Montgomery County officials are calling on the state Department of Transportation and state Highway Administration to install signage near five county bus stops to encourage motorists to not pass stopped school buses.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 5, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Arlington to discuss possible residential parking changes
As the county hurdles past the halfway mark of a two-year review of its residential parking practices, Arlington planners want to hear from you about the issue.
Alex Koma, November 5, 2018, ARLnow
Arlington plans to make S. Four Mile Run Dr. more walkable
Though the biggest changes to the Four Mile Run Valley and its parks are still a few years out, Arlington officials are gearing up to make a few road changes in the area before major construction starts.
Alex Koma, November 5, 2018, ARLnow
Advocates urge inclusion of trail on new Long Bridge
A coalition of businesses, neighborhood groups and transportation advocates are urging planners to include a bike and pedestrian trail along the long-planned replacement for the Long Bridge, a key railroad connection from Virginia into D.C.
Alex Koma, November 5, 2018, ARLnow
Two killed when car, commuter bus crash Monday
Two people were killed and another was injured when a sedan and a Prince William County commuter bus crashed.
Shomari Stone, Sophia Barnes, November 5, 2018, NBC Washington
Montgomery opens Capital Crescent Trail plaza
Montgomery Parks celebrated the opening of a new plaza on the Capital Crescent Trail on Saturday, and named the space in honor of a former county executive.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 5, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Natural surface trails closed in Montgomery
Montgomery Parks has closed all natural surface trails in the county due to excessive rainfall making the trails unsafe for users.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 5, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Transportation on ballots in Montgomery, Arlington, Loudoun
Ballots in Maryland and Virginia feature transportation measures on November 6.
November 5, 2018, DC Commute Times
D.C. tells mail carriers not to park in bike lanes
Last week, Jeff Marootian and Christopher Shorter, the directors of the District Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Works, respectively, wrote to the executives of the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, and the United Parcel Service of America (UPS) about “constant reports” of the carriers’ drivers blocking dedicated bike lanes.
Andrew Giambrone, November 5, 2018, Curbed
MARC running at reduced speed after Monday crash
Officials warned that some MARC commuter trains are running at slowed speeds Tuesday morning after a crash Monday evening involving an Amtrak train and a vehicle on the tracks.
Dana Hedgpeth, November 6, 2018, Washington Post
These American cities have the most expensive transportation
For the vast majority of commuters who are not walking or biking, it is not only the time that adds up but costs too — and in many parts of the country, transportation is the highest line-item expense in the typical adult’s monthly budget.
Samuel Stebbins, September 24, 2018, USA Today

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