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- Arlington police conducting Click It or Ticket campaign
With Thanksgiving being one of the busiest travel times of the year, the chances of being involved in a crash are greatly increased due to the number of vehicles on the roadways.
November 21, 2019, Arlington County
- West End Transitway moving forward without dedicated bus lanes
A long-planned bus rapid transit network (BRT) that would run through Alexandria’s West End is moving forward early next year, though the dedicated bus lanes featured prominently in the conceptual stage might not make it into the initial designs.
Vernon Miles, November 20, 2019, ALX Now
- Arlington board endorses funding request for W&OD widening
Arlington County Board members on Nov. 19 voted unanimously to support a request from the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NOVA Parks) seeking $5.65 million in regional funding to improve and expand the Washington & Old Dominion Trail over a two-mile stretch in the western part of the county.
Scott McCaffrey, November 21, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Silver Line construction progress yields new optimism
After dire warnings about the status of the Silver Line extension a few months ago, many -- but not all -- of those involved in getting trains running to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County now appear more confident that riders will actually be getting on board as soon as next summer.
Max Smith, November 20, 2019, WTOP
- Dulles Toll Road owner takes steps to limit, prevent future toll hikes
Months after a Dulles Toll Road rate hike started bringing in more money, even as some drivers turned away, the road’s owner is taking steps that could limit or prevent some future toll hikes.
Max Smith, November 21, 2019, WTOP
- Battle over I-495 toll lanes in Md. could go to court
A contentious Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission meeting reaffirmed that board’s opposition to Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to add toll lanes to parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 — and board members also started talking about settling those differences in a courtroom.
John Domen, November 21, 2019, WTOP
- Metrobus driver strike nearing month two
A total of 120 union members of the ATU Local 689 have been on strike since October 24 in protest of their work conditions under Transdev.
Elliot C. Williams, November 20, 2019, dcist
- Metro station naming rights item pulled from board agenda
A proposal to consider selling the naming rights to one of the new Silver Line Metro stations was pulled from the agenda of Thursday’s Metro board meeting after Fairfax County officials expressed concerns about the idea and complained that they weren’t consulted about the plan.
Justin George, Antonio Olivo, November 20, 2019, Washington Post
- Va. plans to expand Long Bridge connection with another crossing
The state of Virginia and the District are planning to add another crossing to supplement the rail capacity of the 115-year-old Long Bridge and expand commuter, intercity, and freight rail service throughout the region.
Stephen Repetski, November 20, 2019, GGWash
- Man arrested after assaulting woman on Green Line
A man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly assaulted a woman on Metro’s Green Line, authorities said.
Dana Hedgpeth, November 20, 2019, Washington Post
- Alexandrians march to remember those killed in traffic
Local residents and local officials came out for this weekend for a march in Arlandria to remember those killed in traffic.
Vernon Miles, November 19, 2019, ALX Now
- Alexandria could give water taxi go-ahead for early morning hours
This summer’s Metro shutdown could wind up netting the Potomac Riverboat Company a goal the company has been after for years: permanent early-morning service for its water taxi.
Vernon Miles, November 19, 2019, ALX Now
- Crystal City restaurant owners, residents sound off on parking changes
Restaurant owners, residents, and advisory group members alike are demanding that an upcoming residential development in Crystal City includes more customer parking for the 23rd Street “Restaurant Row.”
Kalina Newman, November 19, 2019, ARLnow
- Five years later, battle scars over Columbia Pike streetcar are still healing
Five years ago this week -- Nov. 18, 2014 -- County Board Chairman Jay Fisette stood somewhat grimly in front of a microphone and TV cameras to announce that Arlington officials were abandoning plans for a streetcar system in the Columbia Pike corridor.
Scott McCaffrey, November 20, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Seminary Road redesign sparks uproar among drivers
Some residents in Alexandria, Virginia, say changes to Seminary Road have created a traffic nightmare.
Adam Tuss, November 19, 2019, NBC Washington
- Woman assaulted on Metro
A man who exposed himself at a Popeyes and then assaulted a woman on a Metro train is at large in Prince George's County after a hospital released him, police say.
Shomari Stone, November 19, 2019, NBC Washington
- Silver Spring man dies days after D.C. hit-and-run
A Silver Spring, Maryland, man died Tuesday after he was hit by a car near Union Station in D.C. last week, and the police are still looking for the driver.
Dick Uliano, Rick Massimo, November 19, 2019, WTOP
- Deaths of unhelmeted Va. motorcyclists up sharply in 2019
Seven unhelmeted motorcyclists have died in the commonwealth so far in 2019.
Luke Lukert, November 19, 2019, WTOP
- Selling Metro station's name? Not so fast, Fairfax County says
Fairfax County, Virginia, supervisors are slamming Metro’s plans to unilaterally sell the naming rights to, and thereby renaming, the future Innovation Center station on the Silver Line.
Max Smith, November 20, 2019, WTOP
- New D.C. bill promises booted car, required classes for speeders
Vehicles with multiple tickets for excessive speeding and red-light running could be impounded or booted under a new bill from D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman (I-At Large).
Jordan Pascale, November 19, 2019, WAMU
- See DDOT's newest plans for the K Street Transitway
The K Street Transitway will speed buses and bikes down the middle of a mile-long stretch of downtown DC by 2024, according to information presented by the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) at a November 14 pop-up.
Dan Malouff, November 19, 2019, GGWash
- Self-driving shuttle debuts in Montgomery Co.
A self-driving electric shuttle is now on the roads of Montgomery County -- the first time Maryland’s Department of Transportation has granted permission for an autonomous vehicle to operate in the county.
Neal Augenstein, November 19, 2019, WTOP
- Arlington's W&OD Trail is so popular it could be widened
There’s a proposal to enlarge the trail, but it’s facing opposition from some people because it means cutting down some trees and adding pavement.
Gillian Burgess, November 19, 2019, GGWash
- AAA forecasts 55 million Americans expected to travel for Thanksgiving
That is 1.6 million more people than last year, and the second highest number of travelers since AAA starting recording the figures in 2000.
Melina Druga, November 19, 2019, Transportation Today
- Leaf oil forces VRE to change up its trains
Those autumn leaves are forcing the Virginia Railway Express to change up its routine Monday, and it could mean a noisier ride for commuters who like the quiet car.
Jack Pointer, November 18, 2019, WTOP
- Can a 'smart helmet' prevent bike crashes? Is it worth $200 to find out?
After a couple close calls with cars, Eu-wen Ding, an avid cyclist, became concerned that maybe he wasn’t visible enough to drivers -- especially since he often forgot his bike lights at home.
Donna De La Cruz, November 18, 2019, Washington Post
- MWAA working to 'mitigate schedule risks' as Metro arrival approaches
Set for summer 2020, the target opening date for the highly anticipated Metrorail Silver Line through Loudoun County is in jeopardy.
Nathaniel Cline, November 17, 2019, Loudoun Times-Mirror
- D.C. airports among most expensive in country
Flying in and out of the Washington, D.C., region is more expensive for travelers than nearly any other city in the nation, according to a new study that looked at costs for everything from domestic air fare to a cup of airport coffee and parking.
Deb Belt, November 18, 2019, Arlington Patch
- Shared-use path on Route 7 in Reston closes for repairs
Users of the bicycle and pedestrian lane on Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Reston Parkway will have to find another route.
Ashley Hopko, November 18, 2019, Reston Now
- Strike against Metrobus contractor could impact Fairfax Connector service
The union that represents Fairfax Connector drivers indicated that a strike is possible amid an ongoing labor dispute with Transdev, the operations contractor of the Fairfax Connector service.
Fatimah Waseem, November 18, 2019, Reston Now
- Four Mile Run Wetlands Bridge to open this weekend
The 120-foot bridge is the final link in a one-kilometer loop through the Four Mile Run Park.
Vernon Miles, November 18, 2019, ALX Now
- Notorious 295 speed camera rakes in $26M
This camera charges premium penalties in a work-zone where there's often no evidence of work, raising serious questions about the District's motives.
Lisa Fletcher, November 18, 2019, WJLA
- Uber, Lyft fees to rise at DCA, IAD
The fees are typically included by the companies as a surcharge riders pay on each trip.
Max Smith, November 19, 2019, WTOP
- DDOT launches three pedestrian-only zones
Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced three pilot pedestrian-only zones as part of the District's ongoing efforts to find innovative uses of public space.
November 18, 2019, DDOT
- What drivers are saying about the new I-395 Express Lanes
New toll lanes opened up in Northern Virginia on Monday, marking a major change for drivers who regularly use Interstate 395.
Nick Iannelli, November 18, 2019, WTOP
- Metro to sell naming rights to station on Silver Line extension
Metro plans to sell corporate naming rights for Fairfax County’s Innovation Center Metro station on the forthcoming Silver Line extension to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County -- a station that may no longer be called Innovation Center at all.
Max Smith, November 18, 2019, WTOP
- Va. pilot study looking at digitizing traffic ticket process
No driver wants to sit on the side of the road upwards of 20 minutes waiting to get a speeding ticket. And with cars whooshing by a few feet away, state troopers don’t want to be stuck doing roadside paperwork any longer than they have to.
Graham Moomaw, November 17, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Driver dead in Montgomery Co. after pickup crashes into trees
A man is dead after his pickup truck went off the road and crashed into several trees near Dickerson, Maryland, late Sunday evening.
Andrea Cambron, November 18, 2019, WTOP
- Amtrak fuels economy
Jim Mathews, president of the U.S. Rail Passengers Association, recently testified before the House Rail & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Rail that Amtrak plays an important role in economic growth.
Melina Druga, November 18, 2019, Transportation Today
- Police officer pinned under his own car in Montgomery crash
The officer and the two occupants of the vehicle that struck his were taken to the hospital. All had injuries that were not life-threatening, and they were released later Sunday.
Martin Weil, November 18, 2019, Washington Post
- American Legion Bridge plan poses environmental, financial risks
The deal between Maryland and Virginia to build a new, wider American Legion Bridge represents a victory for both regional cooperation and the battle against gridlock, but let’s pause and think before popping the champagne.
Robert McCartney, November 18, 2019, Washington Post
- E-scooters allowed on some Arlington sidewalks under new rules
The Arlington County Board voted unanimously Saturday to approve a set of regulations concerning such devices, including shared electronic scooters and e-bikes. They will be treated similarly to bicycles, a release from the county said.
Sophia Barnes, November 17, 2019, NBC Washington
- Express Lanes open on I-395
The lanes had previously been reserved for carpools of three people or more during rush hour. Now, solo drivers will be able to use the lanes if they pay a toll that will vary depending on the amount of traffic.
Gina Cook, November 17, 2019, NBC Washington
- Tolling on 395 Express Lanes starts Sunday
Tolls go live Sunday afternoon on an eight-mile stretch of Interstate 395 in Northern Virginia, the latest addition to the state’s growing network of toll lanes.
Luz Lazo, November 16, 2019, Washington Post
- Pedestrian dies after being struck by vehicle in Alexandria
A man was killed while crossing the street in Alexandria, Virginia, on Saturday morning, according to police.
Valerie Bonk, November 16, 2019, WTOP
- JUMP's Boost Plan
JUMP is pleased to offer a low-income and cash payment plans to residents of Alexandria, Arlington, and Washington D.C.
November 15, 2019, WABA
- Arlington could extend S. Hayes St. protected bike lane
Arlington could be extending a protected bike lane in Crystal City, a block from Amazon’s future home.
Airey, November 15, 2019, ARLnow
- Red Line shutdown, 395 Express Lanes launch this weekend
A Red Line shutdown in the District and single tracking on the Orange Line slow Metro service this weekend. On the roads, the Interstate 395 HOV lanes are closed Friday night through sometime Sunday.
Max Smith, November 14, 2019, WTOP
- Designated curbside space for deliveries, taxis reduces double parking, U-turns
In August, the District launched a curbside management study in collaboration with San Francisco-based tech startup CurbFlow. The three-month study concluded at the end of October and now the results are in.
Andrew Giambrone, November 15, 2019, Curbed
- Amtrak reveals next-gen Acela Express prototype
Amtrak recently announced the progress on its new high-speed Acela trainsets that it says “will redefine the customer experience on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor when they enter service in 2021.”
Andrew Corselli, November 14, 2019, Railway Age
- Inequitable exposure to air pollution from vehicles in Md.
Maryland has the nation’s second worst air pollution from cars, trucks and buses, after New York State.
Maria Cecilia Pinto de Moura, November 15, 2019, Union of Concerned Scientists
- If WMATA makes buses more expensive for cash users, low-income riders could lose
In an effort to speed up bus trips, WMATA has proposed a $0.25 fee for actions which slow down boarding, including paying with cash and reloading SmarTrip cards onboard.
Ron Thompson, November 15, 2019, GGWash
- Riders call for more oversight of Metro Transit Police at DC Council hearing
Metro police need more oversight and transparency -- that’s the message that continued to bubble up over four hours of testimony at the DC Council’s joint roundtable on Tuesday, November 12.
George Kevin Jordan, November 15, 2019, GGWash
- Ultrafine particles are an emerging environmental health risk
Ambient particulate matter air pollution (PM) is one of the top ten causes of illness and death in the world. While PM pollution is worse in many developing countries, it remains a problem in the United States as well.
Doug Brugge, November 15, 2019, Union of Concerned Scientists
- What's the deal with the Roosevelt Bridge?
If you've ever biked or walked across the Theodore Roosevelt bridge, you've probably wondered how the hell we ended up with such a weird bridge sidewalk.
November 15, 2019, WashCycle
- Amazon delivers a Pentagon City transportation conundrum
Will the flood of new, Amazon-inspired development coming to Pentagon City overwhelm the area’s transportation network? Arlington planners, and nervous neighbors, want to know.
Alex Koma, November 14, 2019, WBJ
- A new Beltway bridge could make traffic worse beyond just highways, experts say
Transportation planners call the concept induced demand. They fear a bigger American Legion Bridge will lead to more traffic that spills into our neighborhoods.
Pete Muntean, November 14, 2019, WUSA9
- Pedestrian struck and killed in Prince George's County hit-and-run
Prince George’s County police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run in Westphalia on Thursday.
November 14, 2019, Fox5
- D.C. crossing guard stabbed driver over parking dispute
Police in the nation’s capital say a school crossing guard stabbed a driver of a van for people with disabilities over a parking dispute.
November 15, 2019, WTOP
- New details on construction of Route 7 rapid bus stations, lanes
New plans for rapid bus stations and bus lanes along Route 7 in Northern Virginia show the changes that could come to the busy commuter route over the next decade.
Max Smith, November 14, 2019, WTOP
- Metro completes escalator overhaul
Nine years after an escalator malfunction injured six people and brought Metro unwanted national attention, the transit authority announced Thursday that it had finished a multiyear overhaul of the moving stairways, including nearly 150 new escalators.
Justin George, November 14, 2019, Washington Post
- All doors on an Orange Line train were open when it was moving
All doors on an eight-car Orange Line train were open back in May when it left the Dunn Loring station, a Metro report submitted to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) says.
Stephen Repetski, November 14, 2019, GGWash
- D.C. Commuter Benefits Law: comply or be fined
The DC Commuter Benefits Law requires businesses (including non-profits) with 20 or more employees (full-time or part-time) in DC to offer commuter benefits. Starting on November 14, 2019, businesses operating in Washington, DC that are not in compliance with the DC Commuter Benefits Law, will be subject to fines.
November 13, 2019, goDCgo
- Prince George's leaders see Purple Line as key to meeting region's housing goals
Prince George’s leaders say the Purple Line will be the key to the county contributing its fair share to the region’s ambitious housing goals.
Alex Koma, November 14, 2019, Washington Business Journal
- Commuter ferry service proposed for DC area
The proposed ferry service would initially extend from Woodbridge, Virginia, to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the Department of Homeland Security in D.C., along a marine highway the U.S. Department of Transportation is calling the “M-495.”
Kristi King, November 13, 2019, WTOP
- Workshop showcases I-270 express lane plan
The gymnasium at Frederick’s Lincoln Elementary School was filled with poster boards Wednesday night, each laying out a point on Maryland’s plan to add express lanes to Interstate 270.
Ryan Marshall, November 13, 2019, Frederick News-Post
- Improvements to American Legion Bridge threaten showdown over parkland
Montgomery County officials said they were given no advance notice before Gov. Larry Hogan, on Tuesday, announced a partnership with Virginia to widen the American Legion Bridge.
Kate Masters, November 13, 2019, Bethesda Magazine
- Final preps underway ahead of 1-395 Express Lanes opening this weekend
The 395 Express Lanes -- which run from Edsall Road in Fairfax County up eight miles to the 14th Street Bridge, passing through Alexandria’s West End -- are scheduled to switch over to High Occupancy Toll lanes this Sunday, Nov. 17.
Vernon Miles, November 13, 2019, ALX Now
- Dual-use trail could be expanded to another part of W&OD
Approval by the County Board is needed so the project can move onto the agenda of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, which already has funded expansion of the trail in the Falls Church area and will be asked to foot the bill for Arlington portion.
Scott McCaffrey, November 13, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Complaints about scooters on sidewalks in DC increasing
Although scooter use is technically banned on sidewalks in much of downtown Washington, that rule is rarely if ever enforced.
Tom Roussey, November 13, 2019, WJLA
- I-395 toll lane FAQ: What to know about the new Express Lanes
Tolls and new HOV restrictions begin Sunday evening on Interstate 395 from Springfield, Virginia, to the D.C. line.
Max Smith, November 14, 2019, WTOP
- D.C. empowers bike lane enforcement officers to issue photo tickets to drivers
Starting this fall, city workers who police bike lanes and curb space for parking violations will begin issuing citations based on photographic evidence.
Andrew Giambrone, November 13, 2019, Curbed
- World Day of Remembrance
Please join DC Families for Safe Streets, Alexandria Families for Safe Streets, and WABA on Sunday, November 17 for World Day of Remembrance.
Jonathan Stafford, November 13, 2019, WABA
- Metrobus contractor and union representing striking workers agree to return to bargaining table
A Metro contractor and the union representing nearly 120 striking Metrobus operators and garage workers agreed Wednesday to restart negotiations.
Justin George, November 13, 2019, Washington Post
- TSA expects record number of fliers over Thanksgiving holiday
More than 26.8 million people are expected to travel through security checkpoints across the country from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2, according to a Wednesday release.
Justine Coleman, November 13, 2019, The Hill
- D.C. vows more tickets for bike lane blockers
City leaders have set aside a number of parking enforcement officers to focus strictly on violations that happen in bike lanes throughout D.C.
John Domen, November 13, 2019, WTOP
- NTSB study recommends steps to improve bicyclist safety
Earlier this month the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced that it had completed its first study of bicyclist safety on US roadways in 47 years!
November 13, 2019, FABB
- DC leaders question transparency, racial profiling by Metro Transit Police
D.C. leaders are questioning the policing practices of Metro Transit Police after a rash of reported racial profiling incidents.
Megan Cloherty, November 12, 2019, WTOP
- Strike against Metrobus contractor could spread to Fairfax Connector
A labor dispute pitting drivers and garage workers for two of the region’s largest public bus systems against a transit company that has contracts with both Fairfax County and Metro threatens to paralyze commutes in Northern Virginia.
Justin George, Luz Lazo, November 12, 2019, Washington Post
- Town of Herndon moves to regulate e-scooters
The Herndon Town Council is considering plans to regulate electric scooters.
Fatimah Waseem, November 12, 2019, Reston Now