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- County proposes bus depot, restoration center at correctional facility site in Rockville
County officials have proposed redeveloping the roughly 40-acre site of a correctional facility in Rockville to also include a bus depot and a restoration center, but plans are preliminary.
Steve Bohnel, November 26, 2021, Bethesda Magazine
- 1 dead after single-vehicle crash in Prince George's Co.
A man is dead after his car left the roadway on Temple Hill Road in Prince George’s County, Maryland, then crashed into a tree, police said.
Zeke Hartner, November 27, 2021, WTOP
- Woman dies after being struck by vehicle on GW Parkway south of Key Bridge
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on the George Washington Parkway near the Key Bridge early Saturday morning, according to police.
Valerie Bonk, November 27, 2021, WTOP
- Woman dies after crashing car into tree in Prince George's Co.
A woman died after crashing her car into a tree in Forestville, Maryland, on Thursday, Prince George’s County police said.
Jessica Kronzer, November 27, 2021, WTOP
- Lobbyists turn to infrastructure law's implementation
The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is enshrined into law, but the lobbying over its implementation is just getting started.
Karl Evers-Hillstrom, November 27, 2921, The Hill
- Deadly crash in Springdale closes westbound Route 50 for hours
A crash on Route 50 in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Friday morning left one man dead, two women injured and the lanes closed for hours.
Luke Garrett, Jessica Kronzer, November 26, 2021, WTOP
- Bus-driver shortage hurts D.C. region's ability to return to pre-pandemic transit service levels
Nearly two years into the pandemic, transit systems battling a decline in passengers and fare revenue in the Washington region are facing another hurdle: a bus-driver shortage that threatens their ability to resume normal operations.
Luz Lazo, November 26, 2021, Washington Post
- Many climate activists support Biden's move to use oil reserve
Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change.
Matthew Daly, November 24, 2021, Fox5
- Transportation board approves funds to expand mobility options for seniors, people with disabilities
The D.C. region’s transportation board has approved more than $6 million to expand mobility options for seniors and people with disabilities.
Abigail Constantino. November 25, 2021, WTOP
- Thanksgiving air traffic tops 2.3M, highest since 'low point' of pandemic
A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration reported on Thursday that Thanksgiving air traffic had topped 2.3 million people the day prior, the highest since the “low point” of the pandemic.
Caroline Vakil, November 25, 2021, The Hill
- Modern Mobility: Arlington needs a 'Street Guide'
Arlington prides itself on its public engagement, but when there is a fundamental disagreement on the basic design of our streets, public engagement becomes a frustrating, repeated rehashing of the same arguments rather than a productive and collaborative conversation about what might make a particular street unique.
Chris Slatt, November 24, 2021, ARLnow
- Maryland's 'painful' toll backlog will linger long into 2022, officials warn
When the first wave of COVID-19 infections swept Maryland last year, the state Department of Transportation pulled toll-takers off the job as a safeguard against employees and motorists infecting one another with the new and mysterious virus.
Bruce DePuyt, November 24, 2021, WTOP
- Metro buses will allow all-door boarding starting in 2022
Metro plans to outfit its entire bus fleet for two-door entry in a dual effort to reduce boarding times and prepare for the next health emergency.
Ally Schweitzer, November 23, 2021, DCist
- Northbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway reopen after fatal crash in Maryland
A pedestrian died after a crash along the northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway early Wednesday morning.
Dana Hedgpeth, November 24, 2021, Washington Post
- Airport parking lots, garages filling up as passengers choose driving over transit and cabs
Airport parking lots and garages are filling up around the country as a surge in holiday flying coincides with more people opting to drive rather than using transit or ride-hailing services during the pandemic.
Ian Duncan, November 24, 2021, Washington Post
- Metro won't run late service after Washington Football Team game Monday night
The team plans to alert fans in the stadium when they need to leave to get the last train and offer a special Lyft deal.
Ian Duncan, November 24, 2021, Washington Post
- Two severe crashes prompt countywide look at alley safety in Arlington
Prompted by two critical crashes in two weeks, Arlington County is taking a look at a common thread between them: alleys.
Jo DeVoe, November 23, 2021, ARLnow
- State Police urge patience, vigilance as holiday-travel season kicks off
Virginia State Police urge patience for motorists planning to hit the roadways.
November 23, 2021, Inside NoVa
- AAA: Nearly 1.3 million in D.C. area traveling for Thanksgiving
AAA is projecting that almost 1.3 million Washington-area residents will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of more than 13% over last year, but nearly nine percent below pre-pandemic Thanksgiving travelers in 2019, which was the second highest travel volume on record for the holiday.
November 24, 2021, Inside NoVa
- 85-year-old man struck, killed in District Heights: police
The pedestrian was identified on Tuesday as José Guanuna Andrango, of Forestville.
Clara Garcia, November 23, 2021, NBC Washington
- As Thanksgiving travel returns, Dulles passengers say they're comfortable but cautious
More people are expected at the nation’s airports this Thanksgiving, with the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines, booster shots and an improving economy setting the stage for a busy holiday travel season.
Alejandro Alvarez, November 23, 2021, WTOP
- Richmond Highway speed limit meeting
Local riders need to Speak Up! in support of a reasonable and appropriate speed limit for Richmond Highway (Route 1) at a Virginia Department of Transportation virtual public information meeting on Tuesday, November 30, at 7:00 pm.
November 23, 2021, FABB
- Man stabbed on Metrobus in Maryland after argument
A man was stabbed aboard a Metrobus on Tuesday morning in Prince George’s County after an argument with another person, Metro officials said.
Lori Aratani, November 23, 2021, Washington Post
- Metro to make bus boarding possible at all doors, aiming to speed up service
Transit agency officials say they will install fare targets near rear doors, cutting down on the time it takes for riders to board.
Justin George, November 23, 2021, Washington Post
- More than 100 drivers 'met up' in Silver Spring, leading to downtown chaos
No one was arrested, but traffic citations issued, police say; Hucker says 'lawlessness' must stop.
Dan Schere, November 22, 2021, Bethesda Magazine
- As traffic fatalities rise nationally, survivors share memories of those killed on local roads
New Montgomery County safety advocacy group participates in World Day of Remembrance.
Andrew Schotz, November 23, 2021, Bethesda Magazine
- City emphasizes 'targeted feedback' on Complete Streets program
In a meeting with the Transportation Commission, city staff said earlier reporting about the city axing the city-wide feedback form for the Complete Streets program sounded “scary”, emphasizing instead that the city will be focusing on feedback more local to the affected areas.
Vernon Miles, November 22, 2021, ALXnow
- Governor Hogan remembers victims who lost lives to impaired driving during holiday season
Governor Larry Hogan joined state officials and families for the 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony, which honors Marylanders who lost their lives to impaired driving.
November 22, 2021, ABC7
- TSA security changes at DCA, IAD and BWI create long lines, confusion
This Thanksgiving all three major airports in the DC region are expecting to see their biggest crowds in almost two years. Those who haven’t flown during the pandemic will likely notice changes, especially at Reagan National Airport.
Tom Roussey, November 22, 2021, ABC7
- One dead in crash on Fairfax County Parkway
One driver was killed and another was taken to a hospital after a crash on Fairfax County Parkway early Monday, Fairfax County Police said.
November 22, 2021, NBC Washington
- Police search for driver following deadly hit and run
The woman was the second person to be killed while trying to cross a roadway in Prince George's County Monday, police said.
Alanea Cremen, November 23, 2021, WUSA9
- Police pursuit in Maryland leads to fatal crash in DC
The driver, identified as 28-year-old Isiah Smith, was ejected from his car in the crash and died from his injuries.
Matt Pusatory, November 23, 2021, WUSA9
- Decision to pull most of Metro's trains from service was not made lightly, head of safety commission says
The Washington Metrorail Safety Commission is two years old, but last month it issued its most consequential order.
Justin George, November 23, 2021, Washington Post
- Biden to release 50M barrels of oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices
The president announced the Department of Energy will release 50 million barrels of oil held in the reserve as Americans continue to pay more for gas now than they have in years.
Megan Ziegler, November 23, 2021, Fox5
- Man dead in early-morning crash in Prince George's Co.
A man is dead after a crash in Prince George’s County on Monday morning.
Acacia James, November 22, 2021, WTOP
- We're hiring! Trails Coalition Coordinator
Does the thought of working with a network of passionate people across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to advance a project that will change the way people in the region experience the outdoors excite you?
Stephanie Piperno, November 22, 2021, WABA
- Advocates hope 'inspired' RAISE grants are a taste of things to come
Late last week, the federal Department of Transportation wowed sustainable transportation advocates with its list of grantees for the RAISE discretionary grant program.
Kea Wilson, November 23, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Mode shifting our way to sustainable urban mobility
Last month, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Sixth Assessment Report, which sounded a dire warning: changes to the climate are not only well underway, but are also widespread, rapid, and intensifying.
Hui Wen Chan, November 22, 2021, WABA
- How a bus operator shortage is impacting transit in Virginia
The good news for Blacksburg Transit is that demand for bus service has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels. The bad news is that it has 20% fewer drivers than they need to reliably run their full schedule of service.
Wyatt Gordon, November 22, 2021, GGWash.org
- Metrorail says limited service will last for rest of 2021
Metrorail will spend the rest of the year in a reduced service pattern, with no timeline established after October’s Blue Line derailment.
Alejandro Alvarez, November 22, 2021, WYOP
- Ridesharing may help reduce alcohol-impaired crashes: study
More rideshare trips mean fewer alcohol-involved accidents, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The finding adds to a growing body of work suggesting that ridesharing may take the place of drunk driving.
November 22, 2021, The Dan
- Flying taxis, hyperloops and driverless cars: Is it too early to start planning for future mobility?
"We know this technology is going to come, and we want to have the best framework in place when it does," said Jacques Coulon, transportation planning projects coordinator for the city of Orlando.
Jason Plautz, November 19, 2021, SmartCitiesDive.com
- White's Ferry owner turns up heat as land seizure debate takes shape in Virginia
A new shot has been fired across the Potomac River in the dispute that has kept the Historic White’s Ferry grounded for nearly a year.
Scott Broom, November 20, 2021, WUSA9
- Travel rush begins at Reagan National Airport
The Thanksgiving travel rush is well underway – especially at Reagan National Airport, which has new security checkpoints.
Katie Kyros, November 21, 2021, WUSA9
- Thanksgiving holiday travelers are taking to the sky at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
On Sunday, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport airport in Baltimore, Maryland, had a steady stream of people getting back to traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Valerie Bonk, November 21, 2021, WTOP
- Man hospitalized after Metrobus hits scooter in D.C.
A man was hospitalized Sunday evening after his scooter was hit by a Metrobus in Northwest D.C..
Lauren Hamilton, November 21, 2021, WTOP
- Reagan National construction effort mostly wrapped up as holidays arrive
After two years and hundreds of millions of dollars, the biggest capital-development project since the 1990s is now in the bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Scott McCaffrey, November 19, 2021, Inside NoVa
- A wall of memories — and an urgent message as D.C. struggles with a surge in traffic fatalities
The District has recorded as many traffic fatalities by mid-November as occurred in all of 2020.
Luz Lazo, November 19, 2021, Washington Post
- Traffic safety measures sought on Connecticut Ave. in Montgomery County
Safety changes are being called for along Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County, where a 72-year-old woman died from injuries suffered in a crash Tuesday.
Darcy Spencer, November 19, 2021, NBC Washington
- Pedestrian killed in Montgomery County, police say
A woman was killed Friday while crossing Georgia Avenue in Montgomery County, the police said.
Martin Weil, November 20, 2021, Washington Post
- Battlefield Parkway bicyclist and pedestrian improvements open in Leesburg
Safety improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians along Battlefield Parkway at Route 7 in Leesburg opened Friday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) said.
Will Vitka, November 19, 2021, WTOP
- A rising road death toll, yet virtually no U.S. lawmakers want to reduce the carnage
Fewer than 10 percent of members of Congress and just 13 percent of Senators have signed a pledge to end a national traffic violence epidemic that’s on pace to kill more American residents this year than in decades — and sustainable transportation advocates are demanding their representatives get off the sidelines now.
Kea Wilason, November 19, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Year-round D.C. Trail Rangers program coming soon! We're hiring!
After running as a limited seasonal program for nine years, WABA and DDOT are proud to announce that the DC Trail Rangers are expanding to year-round starting 2022!
Ursula Sandstrom, November 19, 2021, WABA
- Millions more Americans plan to travel this Thanksgiving, but it won't be the same as 2019
AAA said it expects 80 percent more airline passengers and almost 10 percent more road trips in the pandemic’s biggest holiday travel surge.
Katherine Shaver, November 19, 2021, Washington Post
- City installs new signal to improve pedestrian safety on Braddock Road
The City has installed a new High-Intensity Activated CrossWalK, also known as a HAWK signal or Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, near the intersection of Braddock Road and North Early Street.
Mary Wadland, November 19, 2021, Zebra
- Nationwide paint shortage impacts some Alexandria streets
It has happened in the past. In fact in 2010 there was a big upset because of the scarcity of an obscure chemical compound called methyl methacrylate, one of the key ingredients in road paint, which makes it durable and reflective.
Mary Wadland, November 19, 2021, Zebra
- Five pedestrians hit by cars in five different locations Thursday in Montgomery Co.
Five pedestrians were struck by vehicles in five different locations Thursday in Montgomery County.
November 18, 2021, ABC7
- Semi-truck crash kills driver stopped on I-270 in Germantown
A semi-truck crashed into a car stopped on Interstate 270 in Montgomery County early Friday, killing the driver, police said.
November 19, 2021, NBC Washington
- Arlington school bus drivers strike for better pay [video]
School bus drivers in Arlington, Virginia, held a strike in demand for better pay on Friday. News4’s Derrick Ward reports.
November 19, 2021, NBC Washington
- Fairfax Co. seeks public input on parking regulations at virtual town halls
Fairfax County, Virginia, is asking for the community’s input and feedback as it begins to reassess off-street parking and loading regulations.
Shayna Estulin, November 18, 2021, WTOP
- Weekend Road and Rail: Stops on the Beltway, I-66, Md. Beltway bridge work; Metro work on all lines
There are new projects going into place around our region with continuing transformative work on Interstate 66 and the Capital Beltway, including several stops.
Mary DePompa, November 19, 2021, WTOP
- U.S. Department of Transportation announces key priorities under federal infrastructure law
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed into law by President Joe Biden on Monday would provide up to $108 billion in federal money for transit.
Liz Carey, November 17, 2021, Transportation Today
- Bridge Investment Act signed into law under federal infrastructure legislation
President Joe Biden recently signed the bipartisan Bridge Investment Act into law.
Melina Druga, November 17, 2021, Transportation Today
- Driverless car start-up WeRide partners with major Chinese automaker GAC on robotaxis as competition rises
Chinese autonomous driving start-up WeRide has partnered with major automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC Group) to launch driverless taxis on the latter’s ride-hailing service Ontime.
Arjun Kharpal, November 18, 2021, CNBC
- 72-year-old woman killed in Kensington crash
A 72-year-old woman died after a rollover crash Tuesday afternoon in Kensington, Maryland, police said.
Clara Garcia, November 18, 2021, NBC Washington
- MADD asks public to designate a driver this holiday season
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is continuing its plea asking the public not to drive while inebriated this holiday season.
Patrick Kernan, November 18, 2021, Frederick News-Post
- Arlington business fears new bus stop will reduce outdoor dining option
Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anything in between, Good Company Doughnuts and Café has you covered.
Megan Rivers, November 18, 2021, WUSA9
- Toll rates approved for segments of Capital Beltway and I-270
Drivers looking to escape backed up traffic could opt for a way out if they’re willing to pay anywhere from 17 cents to $3.76 a mile as they travel from the American Legion Bridge up I-270 to Gaithersburg.
Kate Ryan, November 18, 2021, WTOP
- D.C. extends permits for scooter, dockless bike operators through June
New terms will emphasize stricter parking requirements and better distribution of devices.
Luz Lazo, November 18, 2021, Washington Post
- A Maryland lawmaker on how not owning a car has shaped her ideas about transportation policy
After moving to Baltimore at the end of the 1990s, Maryland Del. Robbyn T. Lewis (D) didn’t expect to need a car, but she found the city all but unnavigable without one. Then almost a decade and a half later, with the promise of a new rail line on the horizon, she got rid of it.
Ian Duncan, November 18, 2021, Washington Post
- 24-year-old woman's death fuels call for crosswalk changes in Adams Morgan
News4’s Adam Tuss reports her death, along with a general rise in traffic fatalities, is fueling a call for change in D.C.
November 17, 2021, NBC Washington
- US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit
Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park.
November 17, 2021, WTOP
- Electric buses added to Alexandria school fleet
Five electric buses are being added to the Alexandria City Public Schools fleet in Virginia.
Will Vitka, November 17, 2021, WTOP
- Metro sees marginal improvement on train times as derailment investigation keeps newer cars sidelined
Metro said Wednesday that train times on the rail system have improved, albeit marginally.
Zeke Hartner, November 17, 2021, WTOP
- Shifting commute patterns redced number of cyclists hit by drivers during pandemic
Cycling became safer during the pandemic last year because riders were more likely to use off-road trails during the middle of the day rather than using dangerous roadways during the traditional rush hour, a new study found.
Aaron Short, November 18, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- TSA expecting Thanksgiving air travel to return to 2019 levels
Thanksgiving air travel is expected to be back at pre-pandemic numbers following a significant decrease in 2020 due to the coronavirus, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Natalie Prieb, November 17, 2021, The Hill
- At a Fairfax County intersection, new housing is underway as pedestrian safety plans are in flux
Conflict between the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County is jeopardizing a plan to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of Route 123 and University Drive.
Douglas Stewart, November 17, 2021, GGWash.org
- Lane closure for bridge connecting Arlngton with Alexandria
Arlington County, in consultation with the City of Alexandria, has shifted traffic lanes and a pedestrian walking path on the West Glebe Road Bridge over Four Mile Run.
November 17, 2021, Arlington County
- Police charge man with killing motorist in Northeast Washington
A 47-year-old man who was fatally shot at a busy intersection in Northeast Washington on Monday morning had chased down the alleged assailant, who he found driving his missing car, according to police and the victim’s wife.
Peter Hermann, November 16, 2021, Washington Post
- Public hearing set for road diet, more changes near Vienna Metro
VDOT and Fairfax County are planning to make improvements such as a road diet on a street north of the Vienna Metro.
Emily Leayman, November 15, 2021, Vienna Patch