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- VRE announces new 7-day and 31-day passes coming this fall
The Virginia Railway Express has announced two new fare products it says will benefit frequent riders with more flexible and money-saving ticket options.
Alejandro Alvarez, October 22, 2019, WTOP
- Metro leaders face House Oversight Subcommittee hearing
Congressional lawmakers covered a lot of ground with WMATA leadership during a House Oversight Subcommittee hearing Tuesday: focusing on funding, Metro’s safety record, the ethics investigation into former board chair Jack Evans, cybersecurity concerns and Metro’s operations and management.
Jordan Pascale, October 23, 2019, WAMU
- VRE train strikes vehicle in Alexandria
A VRE commuter train with passengers aboard struck a vehicle Wednesday morning in Northern Virginia.
Dana Hedgpeth, October 23, 2019, Washington Post
- Solutions Sought On Montgomery County's Traffic Jam Problems
Montgomery County residents are invited to participate in a series of workshops focused on traffic congestion problems.
October 22, 2019, Takoma Park Patch
- Alexandria Transit Vision seeking public input
The Alexandria Transit Vision (ATV) Plan is a project led by the City of Alexandria and DASH to design a future bus network for the City of Alexandria.
Debby Critchley, October 21, 2019, Zebra
- Arlington officials look to give e-scooter riders more leeway
In preparation for a County Board hearing next month on the future of the two-wheel devices within the county borders, staff has proposed allowing users to ride on sidewalks in many areas of the county.
October 22, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Accused 'super speeders' outraged over huge fines
Some drivers in the District say the city is taking advantage of them with gigantic fines for being so-called “super speeders.”
Sam Ford, October 22, 2019, WJLA
- D.C. speed camera citations on track to break record
During the first six months of the 2019 fiscal year, more than 570,000 motorists were ticketed, bringing in nearly $45 million in fine revenue.
Melissa Howell, October 22, 2019, WTOP
- Homeless man charged in sexual assault of girl walking to Metro
Using the statement of a 12-year-old victim, D.C. police say they have found, with help from the community, the man who sexually assaulted her.
Megan Cloherty, October 22, 2019, WTOP
- Hogan, Rahn have yet to persuade Montgomery Co. leaders on roads plan
While there is widespread agreement that clogged roads are impacting quality of life and the capital region’s economy, there is a distinct lack of consensus surrounding the state’s proposed remedy.
Bruce DePuyt, October 22, 2019, WTOP
- Express Lanes coming to I-395 in Northern Va. next month
The rules for using Interstate 395 in Northern Virginia are about to change. Commuters will soon need to pay or be HOV-3 round-the-clock to ride for free.
Kristi King, October 23, 2019, WTOP
- Guide to electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds in D.C.
Consider this your guide to life on two wheels in the District: from key information on the rentable devices and the rules for them to how fast they go and who’s providing them.
Andrew Giambrone, October 22, 2019, Curbed
- Detour for night work on new W&OD Trail bridge over Lee Hwy.
On Monday through Wednesday nights, the W&OD Trail will be detoured between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. between Lee Highway and N. 19th Road.
October 22, 2019, FABB
- Traffic fatalities down in U.S., but pedestrian, bicyclist fatalities up
Nearly 36,600 people died on U.S. roadways last year, a decrease of 2.4 percent from 2017, according to data released Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Luz Lazo, October 22, 2019, Washington Post
- MARC's commuter train connecting W. Va. to D.C. may drop to one round trip per day
This past August, the Maryland Transit Administration announced a plan to cut back all but two of the six trains which stop at the MARC Brunswick Line’s three West Virginia stations each day.
Alex Holt, October 22, 2019, GGWash
- How to get to Nationals Park for the World Series
The Nationals will be back in town for the World Series this week, where they’ll face the Houston Astros. If you’ve got tickets, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to get around and how much getting to the games will affect your wallet.
Jordan Pascale, October 22, 2019, WAMU
- It's the 11th hour for MARC service in West Virginia
Last week, authorities in Jefferson County, W. Va., decided not to commit any local funds to retaining MARC service in the state’s eastern panhandle.
October 21, 2019, Baltimore Sun
- JPMorgan Chase commits $5 million to combat gentrification along the Purple Line
A major national bank has committed $5 million to nonprofits to support affordable housing and small businesses threatened by development expected to follow the Purple Line being built in Washington’s Maryland suburbs.
Robert McCartney, October 22, 2019, Washington Post
- Geofencing leads to dramatic decrease in scooter parking on Alexandria waterfront
While geofencing for scooters generally means blocking them from scooting through an area, new geofencing measures in Alexandria are aimed at keeping scooters parking in certain places.
Vernon Miles, October 21, 2019, ALX Now
- Spin adding docks, parking incentives for e-scooters
The San Francisco-based company said it has nearly a dozen “Spin Hub” charging stands for parking -- mostly around Crystal City and Pentago City, near Amazon’s new headquarters -- and is now testing out financial incentives for users to stow scooters there.
Airey, October 21, 2019, ARLnow
- Teen struck by MARC train in Laurel
A teen boy was struck by a MARC train in Laurel on Monday, according to police.
Evan Lambert, October 22, 2019, Fox5
- Va. officials seek public input on dangerous stretch of US 50
The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public input for a safety review of U.S. 50 in Falls Church, including an intersection where a Fairfax County police cruiser hit and killed a man early on Sunday morning.
Dick Uliano, October 22, 2019, WTOP
- New Purple Line concrete problems include Bethesda shaft
Concrete problems, communications concerns, and traffic or safety changes without permission are among problems raised in Purple Line oversight documents obtained by WTOP through a public records request.
Max Smith, October 21, 2019, WTOP
- Eckington slice of Metropolitan Branch Trail to reopen this week
After about two and a half months of detours around the construction site for a new park in Eckington, the stretch of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) between Randolph Place NE and Q Street NE is set to reopen this week.
Andrew Giambrone, October 21, 2019, Curbed
- DDOT to hold public Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge plan meetings
The District Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about the status of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge project.
Will Vitka, October 21, 2019, WTOP
- Where pedestrians are dying in Prince George's, Montgomery counties
In Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, pedestrian deaths are on the rise. We plugged fatalities from just this year so far into a map to get an expansive look at where people have died while walking.
George Kevin Jordan, October 21, 2019, GGWash
- How can Arlington Boulevard be safer for all road users?
The Virginia Department of Transportation is thinking about the future of Arlington Boulevard/Route 50 where it runs through West Falls Church.
Canaan Merchant, October 21, 2019, GGWash
- Active transportation transforms America
More than half of all trips in the United States are within a 20-minute bike ride or less, and more than one in four trips are within a 20-minute walk or less, according to the 2017 National Household Travel Survey. Even so, the majority of these short trips are taken by automobile.
October 15, 2019, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Why do we put up with a transit system that kills, maims and wastes hours of our time?
Imagine a transit system that kills more than 260 people every year in one metropolitan area, maims and seriously injures another 2,600 or more, and forces those who survive to waste more than two hours every week in unscheduled delays.
Fred Hiatt, October 20, 2019, Washington Post
- Va. town becomes home to nation's first drone package delivery service
Established delivery companies and start-ups alike have been promising to deliver packages by drone for years, but strict rules governing U.S. airspace have hampered their ambitions. This spring, though, Wing and then a UPS subsidiary received the clearances they needed from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Ian Duncan, October 19, 2019, Washington Post
- Ribbon cutting celebrates new Georgetown Pike Trail in Great Falls
The new 4.2-mile-long pedestrian trail will allow passers-by to travel from River Bend Road westward to Seneca Road in Great Falls.
Ashley Hopko, October 18, 2019, Reston Now
- Pedestrian struck, killed by police cruiser in Fairfax County Sunday
Police said the pedestrian was struck just after midnight on Route 50 and Graham Road.
Sharae Griffin, October 20, 2019, WUSA9
- Arlington Board to consider e-scooter regulations
The Arlington County Board will hold a public hearing and consider regulations for e-scooters and other shared mobility devices at its November 2019 Board Meeting, after receiving the evaluation of staff’s yearlong demonstration project launched in October 2018.
October 19, 2019, Arllington County
- Woman fatally injured in crash along Baltimore-Washington Parkway
A woman was fatally injured in an early-morning crash Monday along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, Md.
Dana Hedgpeth, October 18, 2019, Washington Post
- Traffic calming project underway along N. Stafford St.
The county has kicked off its four-block traffic calming project along N. Stafford Street, north of Washington-Liberty High School.
Kalina Newman, October 18, 2019, ARLnow
- Activists count 300 vehicles blocking three bike lanes in one day
A map of the violations from the D.C.-based ‘How’s My Driving?’ app indicates volunteers spotted 307 bike lane violations on sections of N. Lynn Street in Rosslyn, Fairfax Drive in Ballston, and Crystal Drive in Crystal City yesterday (Thursday).
Airey, October 18, 2019, ARLnow
- School bus cameras catch 9,300+ who didn't stop in Montgomery Co. in 5-week period
“An inordinate number of people, I’m sad and upset and angry to say, pass school buses while the red lights and stop sign and the arm and all of those things are down,” Smith said.
John Domen, October 18, 2019, WTOP
- Virginia Railway Express CEO stepping down
The commuter railway operator said Rich Dalton, deputy CEO and chief operating officer, has been recommended to be appointed acting CEO while the board searches for a replacement.
Jonathan Capriel, October 18, 2019, WBJ
- Amtrak's chronic delays are costing millions of dollars
Nationwide, 27 percent of Amtrak trains were late in 2018, according to an analysis by the Amtrak inspector general, who concluded that the company’s inability to deliver reliable service is not only affecting riders’ confidence in Amtrak but also directly contributing to the company’s annual operating losses -- assessed at about $171 million for fiscal 2018.
Luz Lazo, October 18, 2019, Washington Post
- Omniride to start Stafford service Nov. 4
Stafford residents will have a new commuting option starting Monday, Nov. 4, when OmniRide begins operating two new Express bus routes from the Staffordboro Commuter Lot with service to L’Enfant Plaza and the Pentagon.
October 18, 2019, Inside NoVa
- That scooter ride is going to cost you a lot more
Scooter companies operating in the Washington region have raised their rental prices, dropping the introductory 15-cents-per-minute rides that were widely appealing in exchange for per-minute charges that range from 24 cents to 39 cents, depending on the company.
Luz Lazo, October 18, 2019, Washington Post
- Fairfax County seeking input on Fairfax Connector changes
Fairfax County is seeking more feedback from commuters who use the Fairfax Connector.
Ashley Hopko, October 17, 2019, Reston Now
- Arlington Board to consider nixing path as part of Crystal City development
Developer LCOR Inc. is offering the county $125,436 to nix a small pedestrian pathway near S. Eads Street near the Crystal City-Pentagon City border.
Airey, October 17, 2019, ARLnow
- Arlington Board poised to advance VRE Crystal City project
Arlington’s buy-in is required as part of the VRE’s funding application to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), which helps oversee the railroad service, per a staff report to the Board.
Airey, October 17, 2019, ARLnow
- Montgomery Co. hosts bike collection to benefit low-income residents
The county's annual collection is being held Friday. It's sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.
October 18, 2019, NBC Washington
- Metrorail weekend service adjustments, Oct. 19-20
Medical Center station will be closed. Trains will travel through the station but will not stop. Silver Line will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and New Carrollton.
October 18, 2019, WMATA
- Long Bridge bike-ped crossing moves forward
As they finalize plans and funding sources, DC government officials need to hear from you: the bike-pedestrian crossing must remain in the plan.
Katie Harris, October 17, 2019, WABA
- NPS wants your feedback on Georgetown Canal plan
The National Park Service wants to revitalize the C&O Canal in Georgetown, and they’re asking for the public’s input about a plan.
Will Vitka, October 17, 2019, WTOP
- Md. police write 265 tickets in 4 hours on Beltway
A crackdown on speeding and “aggressive driving” on the Maryland side of the Capital Beltway over the weekend resulted in scores of traffic stops and almost as many tickets.
Jack Moore, October 17, 2019, WTOP
- Keeping children safe on Halloween
Children should carry a flashlight or glow stick so that they can see and be seen.
Marilyn Campbell, October 16, 2019, Arlington Connection
- F.C. City Manager vows police presence vs. speeders
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields vowed at Tuesday night’s F.C. City Council meeting that there will be a police presence on Noland Street in the City, one of its most notorious “cut through” traffic residential streets, Wednesday morning to demonstrate the City’s support for the large contingent from that street who showed up at the meeting to regale accounts of the dangers to residents and the 36 children living there.
Nicholas F. Benton, October 16, 2019, FCNP
- Capital Bikeshare stations in Reston to double by 2020
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation plans to install 21 new stations in Reston.
Fatimah Waseem, October 16, 2019, Reston Now
- What Alexandria is doing about abandoned scooters
Concerns about scooters on sidewalks have dominated the local debate about the personal mobility devices, but the issue of abandoned scooters is nonetheless something with which Alexandria policymakers will have to grapple.
Vernon Miles, October 16, 2019, ALX Now
- Part of King St. could close to vehicle traffic as early as April
The City of Alexandria is once again preparing to shut cars out of the end of King Street and convert it into a pedestrian-only walkway.
Vernon Miles, October 16, 2019, ALX Now
- Bike lane violation tracking event planned
A team of about 40 people are gearing up to hit streets in Crystal City, Ballston, and Rosslyn on Thursday to count the number of times vehicles block bike lanes.
Airey, October 16, 2019, ARLnow
- Arlington to host meeting on changes to Bluemont Park and Four Mile Run Trail
Arlington County is looking for more feedback on altering a section of Four Mile Run Trail and replacing the tennis courts at Bluemont Park, among other proposed changes.
Airey, October 16, 2019, ARLnow
- Improvements made at Bethesda's 'crosswalk to nowhere'
Neighbors say a construction project near the intersection of Wisconsin and Chase Avenues had made it almost impossible to cross the street safely, because the crosswalk and its painted white stripes essentially came to a dead-end at the construction zone.
Heather Graf, October 16, 2019, WJLA
- VDOT wants boats, jet skis out of commuter lots
Abandoned boats, food trucks and other vehicles are taking up about 100 commuter lot spaces throughout the Fredericksburg area, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.
Drew Wilder, Gina Cook, October 16, 2019, NBC Washington
- Metro: We're paying for World Series trains because Nationals management won't
Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said transit agency staff wanted to provide "certainty" to fans after Nationals management refused to foot the bill for after-hours service.
Pete Muntean, October 16, 2019, WUSA9
- Metro to open early for Marine Corps Marathon
Metro will open early to accommodate the thousands of runners and spectators who gather in Virginia and D.C. for the 44th Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Abigail Constantino, October 16, 2019, WTOP
- What a walkability researcher has to say about Tysons
Walkability -- how friendly an area is to walking -- is a big topic in Tysons, a census-designated place that was built around cars.
George Kevin Jordan, October 16, 2019, GGWash
- Transit projects take decades and need investment; Md. has neither plans nor funding
Beyond the Purple Line, there are no essentially no transit projects in the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) “pipeline.” That’s a problem because transit projects of any real size take decades to execute.
Alex Holt, October 16, 2019, GGWash
- Metro taps developer to move Huntington Metro project forward
Metro is moving forward with plans to develop the areas around the Huntington station in Fairfax County, just south of Alexandria.
October 15, 2019, ALX Now
- Bridge closure over I-66 to start near Vienna Metro
Pedestrians crossing I-66 can use the Vienna Metro station pedestrian bridge as a detour.
Emily Leayman, October 15, 2019, Vienna Patch
- Arlington officials not satisfied with Amazon's plans for going green
Arlington officials are asking Amazon to go back to the drawing board for its proposed headquarters in Pentagon City to put a greater emphasis on sustainability.
Airey, October 15, 2019, ARLnow
- Man hurt after he 'walked off' Metro platform
An official with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says a man “walked off” a station platform and suffered minor injuries.
October 15, 2019, WTOP
- Project to widen Route 29 in Va. gets a green light
A plan to widen part of Route 29 in Virginia to help pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in the Clifton area has been given the go-ahead.
Kristi King, October 15, 2019, WTOP
- Metro will provide late service for the World Series
Trains will run up to an hour after normal closing time if Nationals games end late.
Justin George, October 16, 2019, Washington Post
- Halloween anti-drunk driving event in Arlington
On Friday, October 25, police are hosting a Halloween anti-drunk driving event to highlight the impact that alcohol has on motor skills. This free event is open to the public and will take place at the intersection of N. Hudson Street and Wilson Boulevard, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
October 15, 2019, Arlington County
- Pedestrian dead, another injured in Prince George's Co. hit-and-run
A woman is dead and a man has been hospitalized after a hit-and-run in Prince George’s County, Maryland, late Monday night.
Zeke Hartner, October 15, 2019, WTOP
- 'Unite the Right 2' cost Metro more than $100K
Metro spent more than $125,000 on last year’s white nationalist rally, including an essentially private railcar for the tiny group of marchers, according to Metro data obtained by WTOP through a public records request.
Max Smith, October 15, 2019, WTOP
- D.C. implements safety measures to increase cyclist, pedestrian safety
D.C. is implementing traffic improvements to prevent crashes between cars, cyclists and pedestrians.
Kristi King, October 14, 2019, WTOP
- Amazon looks to add more protected bike lanes around HQ2
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has identified 15th Street South, across from its proposed second headquarters at Metropolitan Park, for protected bike lanes, in addition to similarly protected lanes previously proposed for South Eads Street.
Jonathan Capriel, October 14, 2019, WBJ
- Pedal assist bikes returning to Capital Bikeshare...at some point
In September, DDOT reported that they're eager to see pedal-assist bikes return.
October 14, 2019, WashCycle
- VDOT seeking bike and pedestrian planner
Do you know a transportation planner or engineer who is interested in making a major contribution to better bicycling in northern Virginia?
October 14, 2019, FABB
- Bridge repairs bring unprecedented traffic misery to both sides of Chesapeake Bay
A maintenance project scheduled to keep part of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge closed for most of the next two years has created what many motorists and residents say is unprecedented traffic misery on both sides of the bay.
Katherine Shaver, October 13, 2019, Washington Post
- Man killed after being struck by vehicle on I-270
A Boyds man was killed early Saturday morning after being struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of Interstate 270 in Rockville, according to state police.
Caitlynn Peetz, October 12, 2019, Bethesda Magazine
- Six juveniles arrested in assault of man on Green Line train
Six juveniles were arrested for the assault of a man aboard a Green Line train leaving the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station on Sunday.
October 13, 2019, WJLA
- Manslaughter, DUI charges after fatal hit-and-run in Laurel
Laurel police officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Gorman Avenue and Eleventh Street about 10:45 p.m. Saturday and found a man suffering from multiple injuries.
Gina Cook, October 13, 2019, NBC Washington
- Arlington clean-up continues after July floods leave nearly $6 million mess
Construction wrapping up on several pedestrian bridges damaged by summer floods in Arlington.
Nicole DiAntonio, October 14, 2019, WUSA9