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Commuter Stores, call centers closed May 30
The Commuter Store Arlington locations, Mobile Commuter Store Arlington locations, CommuterDirect.com Customer Service Call Center, and ART - Arlington Transit Call Center will be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The Silver Spring TRIPs Store will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. CommuterDirect.com orders placed after 2 p.m. Friday, May 27 will be processed and mailed on Tuesday, May 31. ART 41, 42, 45, 51, 55 and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. All other ART routes will not operate.
May 25, 2022, Commuter Store
As office-centric downtowns struggle, suburbs cater to the laptop crowd
Developers are adding outdoor co-working space — bocce ball, anyone? — to attract remote workers to stores and restaurants
Katherine Shaver, May 25, 3033, Washington Post
Oversight board OKs Metro plan for 7000 series train cars' return
Metro’s safety oversight board has signed off on Metro’s plan to bring the 7000 series trains back into service. But there won’t be many of them, and it won’t happen until several conditions are met.
John Doman, May 24, 2022, WTOP
Memorial Day traffic expected to be heavy despite rising gas prices
Even with all-time high gas prices, more people are expected to travel at least 50 miles to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday this weekend, according to AAA’s forecast.
Scott Shenk, May 24, 2022, Free Lance-Star
Metro to put eight 7000-series trains back in service soon
Metro tells 7News it expects eight 7000-series trains to pick up passengers for the first time since 2021 quote “in the next several weeks.”
Tom Roussey, May 24, 2022, ABC7
Passenger dies in 2-vehicle crash near Skyline Plaza in Fairfax County
A car was turning in to Skyline Plaza on S. George Mason Drive when it was struck by another vehicle, police in Fairfax County, Virginia, say.
May 24, 2022, NBC Washington
Violent crash kills driver stopped at light in Seat Pleasant
Jose Hernandez Chavez, of Hyattsville, was the victim of the crash at Central Avenue and Ritchie Road, police said.
Andrea Swalec, May 24, 2022, NBC Washington
New app will help low vision riders navigate D.C.'s transit system
A new navigation app designed to help blind and low vision people is launching at three D.C. Metro stations, with more on the way.
Colleen Grablick, May 24, 2022, dcist
Biden administration waiving limitations for truck drivers to speed baby formula production
The Department of Transportation is waiving some requirements for truck drivers carrying baby formula ingredients and packaging amid a nationwide shortage of formula.
Chloe Folman, May 24, 2022, The Hill
Adams Morgan stakeholders grapple over road safety improvements
Adams Morgan community stakeholders are pushing for road changes that would increase safety for bicyclists and pedestrians, potentially shift bus routes, and limit vehicle access to major thoroughfares in the neighborhood.
Ashley Hopko, May 24, 2022, GGWash.org
County needs to speed up bike-ped infrastructure projects
During recent Fairfax County budget reviews, the county staff reported that the 2014 $100 million transportation bond referendum had not been fully used. In fact, the county had sold only $52.86 million in bonds to support project expenditures.
May 24, 2022, FABB
Hyundai to invest $5.54B into first fully dedicated electric vehicle, battery manufacturing facility in Georgia
Hyundai Motor Group recently announced plans to build a new smart factory at the Bryan County Megasite in Georgia, which will invest billions of dollars and attention to the state’s first fully dedicated electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturing facility.
Chris Galford, May 24, 2022, Transportation Today
U.S. pedestrian fatalities reach highest level in 40 Years, GHSA estimates
A new estimate from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that drivers struck and killed an estimated 7,485 people on foot last year – the most pedestrian deaths in a single year in four decades.
Liz Carey, May 23, 2022, Transportation Today
Final phase of Metro's multi-year Platform Improvement Project begins this weekend, closing five Orange Line stations
Metro is reminding customers that starting Saturday, May 28 and continuing through Monday, September 5, New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations will close for platform reconstruction and station improvements.
May 23, 2022, WMAATA
3-vehicle crash in Seat Pleasant kills 1
One person is dead after a three-car crash in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Monday afternoon.
Jose Umana, May 23, 2022, WTOP
Md. governor, comptroller differ on providing relief at the pump
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is urging state Comptroller Peter Franchot to take action and soften the impact of an increase to the state’s gas tax.
Kate Ryan, May 23, 2022, WTOP
Light rail to Southern Maryland? That 'choo-choo train will be rolling soon'
Southern Maryland is no longer the sleepy, sparsely populated region it used to be, and that’s why local, state and federal lawmakers gathered in La Plata to tout millions to get the future Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Project on track and moving.
John Domen, May 23, 2922, WTOP
Developers oppose County Council bill to slow development where roads are congested
Local developers said they oppose a bill from two Frederick County councilmen that would change the county’s adequate public facilities ordinance if the council votes in coming weeks to pass it.
Jack Hogan, May 23, 2022, Frederick News-Post
Metro service gets better, with train operators out of the classroom
As of today, Metro trains on the Green and Yellow lines are back to running at 15-minute intervals. Service had been cut back earlier this month when 72 train operators were taken off the job because their certifications had lapsed more than a year earlier.
Jacob Fenston, May 23, 2022, dcist
More states – and the feds – are getting into zoning reform for sustainable transport
New efforts by federal and state authorities to encourage the construction of housing in walkable and transit-rich communities suggests that many cities’ best chance at progressive zoning reform will come from the top down, rather than the grass roots.
Kea Wilson, May 24, 2022, Streetsblog USA
Take two: Metro tries again to return some 7000-series railcars to service
In a long-awaited announcement, Metro on Thursday said it had submitted a plan to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) outlining the steps it would take in order to return some 7000-series railcars to passenger service.
Stephen Repetski, May 23, 2022, GGWash.org
Can you plug an electir car into a regular outlet? And other charging questions answered.
If you’re in the market for an electric car, then you are probably also in the market for an electric car charger.
Samantha Houston, May 23, 2022, UCS
Autonomous transit buses will still need skilled operators, researchers say
A new report finds automation can’t handle all the situations a driver may encounter and would add stress to human operators who might have to react at a moment’s notice.
Dan Zukowski, May 23, 2022, Smart Cities Dive
MDOT again rejects bid protest on I-270, Beltway toll lanes design
The losing bidder on a contract to develop highway toll lanes in Montgomery County is expected to again appeal to a judge
Katherine Shaver, May 22, 2-922, Washington Post
Heavy traffic: More than 850K will be driving in DC area Memorial Day weekend
Nearly a million people in the D.C. area will travel this upcoming weekend and most of them will be driving.
Luke Lukert, May 23, 2022, WTOP
Green, Yellow line trains expected every 15 minutes
Starting Monday, Green and Yellow line trains will arrive every 15 minutes.
Jack Moore, May 23, 2022, WTOP
VDOT prepares for fuel spike impact
Rising fuel prices and inflation aren’t just hitting the average person. The state is adjusting to the increased costs of doing the business of building and maintaining Virginia’s roads.
Scott Shenk, May 22, 2022, Free Lance-Star
Average US gasoline price jumps 33 cents to $4.71 per gallon
The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline spiked 33 cents over the past two weeks to $4.71 per gallon.
May 23, 2022, Frederick News-Post
Walker confronted by unleashed dog thereatened by man with gun: police
Eric Rickert of Arlington was arrested on charges of assault and battery, brandishing, and possession of a firearm by a felon, police said.
Mark Hand, May 19, 2022, Arlington Patch
I-66 buses may receive more funding
Bus service in western Prince William County is getting a pick-me-up from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
Jared Foretek, May 22, 2022, Inside NoVa
Avoid Windy Run: Sewage spills into Arlington stream after line damage, says DES
7News was alerted of a sewage spill overnight Sunday in the area of Windy Run Park in Arlington, Virginia.
May 22, 2022, ABC7
Hundreds of passengers at Reagan Airport say they were 'stranded' on tarmac for hours
Hundreds of passengers said they experienced a travel nightmare Sunday night at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Ida Domingo, John Gonzales, May 23, 2022, ABC7
We need more – and better – e-bike incentive programs across America
American communities can expand access to e-bike incentive programs by using data to better connect their benefits to community goals like mobility justice and ending climate change, a new analysis argues — and there’s a great blueprint for how to do it right now.
Kea Wilson, May 23, 2022, Streetsbog USA
DC-bound Megabus overturns on I-95 near Baltimore, injuring dozens
A coach bus overturned Sunday morning while traveling south to D.C. on Interstate 95 through Baltimore County, Maryland, sending about a third of its passengers to the hospital
Matthew Delaney, May 22, 2022, WTOP
Metro's recurring problems raise questions about oversight, management
As the rail system struggles to lure back riders whose confidence is shaken, future service cuts are likely if passengers don’t return
Justin George, Lori Aratani, May 21, 2022, Washington Post
Man killed in Prince George's Co. crash
A man is dead after being struck by a car Saturday night in Lanham.
Veronica Canales, May 22, 2022, WTOP
I-95 cleanup complete but Va. crews still clearing debris from January's winter storm
More than four months after a winter storm shut down a large stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia, officials say they have finally finished the clean-up effort on the state highway — but work on secondary roads remains to be done.
Matthew Delaney, May 20, 2022, WTOP
Security checkpoint at DCA closed to investigate possible roadway issues
Officials at Reagan National Airport say a security screening checkpoint for departing passengers was temporarily closed Saturday afternoon in order to investigate possible structural issues with the roadway.
Joshua Burlow, May 21, 2022, WTOP
28 vehicles stolen in Arlington during first 2 weeks of May: police
Arlington County Police received 28 reports of stolen vehicles during the first two weeks of May, with most involving unlocked vehicles.
Mark Hand, May 19 2022, Arlington Patch
Opinion: The Purple Line debacle could have been avoided
Let’s face it, the Purple Line has become a disaster. And it’s not supposed to even open until 2026 at a cost of $9.3 billion.
Peter James, May 21, 2022, Bethesda Magazine
Hagerstown Speedway evicts truckers from People's Convoy
A western Maryland race track has evicted the remnants of a trucker protest that had used the site as a staging ground.
May 21, 2022, NBC Washington
11 Honda Civics burglarized in string of airbag thefts, Arlington police say
Over the past three weeks, investigators say 35 airbags were stolen.
Nathan Baca, May 20, 2022, WUSA9
2 dead after fiery crash in Prince George's County, police say
Two people are dead after a fiery crash Saturday morning in Prince George's County, according to police.
May 21, 2022, Fox5
Promoting biking to school
FABB wants to give a big shout out of “Well Done!” to everyone who participated in Bike and Roll to School Day earlier this month.
May 21, 2022, FABB
Virginia Democrats press Youngkin to reverse stricter telework policy
Virginia Democratic lawmakers Friday called on Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) to reverse a new policy requiring state employees to return to in-person work full-time by July 5, arguing the move would drive away talented workers.
Antonio Olivo, May 20, 2022, Washington Post
A NHTSA official spent years trying to cut road deaths. They jumped last year.
New estimates from NHTSA say 42,915 people died on U.S. roads in 2021, a jump of more than 10 percent over 2020.
Michael Laris, May 21, 2022, Washington Post
Montgomery County buses will resume fare collection in July
Montgomery County’s two-year bus fare holiday is coming to an end this summer. The County Council on Thursday approved a budget that brings back fare collection aboard Ride On buses starting in July.
Luz Lazo, May 20, 2022, Washington Post
Green, Yellow line service to improve after delays caused by lapsed recertifications
Metrorail says service on the Green and Yellow lines will improve next week after limited service on the two lines that typically see some of the heaviest crowding.
Jack Moore, May 20, 2022, WTOP
No cars, just people: DC kicks off Open Streets in Anacostia
A major thoroughfare in Southeast D.C. will open up to pedestrians, scooters and bicyclists this weekend. And no cars allowed.
Shayna Estulin, May 20, 2022, WTOP
Fairfax County's electric vehicle goals clouded by rising infrastructure costs
Fairfax County hopes to rely entirely on electric and non-carbon-emitting vehicles by 2035, but projected costs could become an obstacle.
May 19, 2022, Reston Now
VDOT pitches I-495 express lanes expansion from Springfield to Maryland
Work to expand the I-495 Express Lanes to the north is only just warming up, but the Virginia Department of Transportation is now turning its attention to the southern end of the Capital Beltway.
David Taube, May 20, 2022, ALXnow
5K to close roads from Clarendon to Ballston, closures planned for three other events
It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend, but that’s not likely to stop a series of outdoor events planned in Arlington.
May 20, 2022, ARLnow
Five Orange Line Metro stations set to close for the summer
One week from Saturday five Orange Line Metro stations will close for the summer – New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood, and Minnesota Avenue.
Tom Roussey, May 20, 2022, ABC7
Record gas prices for this long 'unprecedented': AAA
Gas prices have been hitting fresh records for the past 11 consecutive days amid the energy supply crunch in the U.S., according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), which noted that the stretch of record-high prices as the pump is "unprecedented."
Talia Kaplan, May 20, 2022, Fox5
6 people hospitalized after car hits pedestrians in Northern Virginia, police say
Four pedestrians were hit by a car in Northern Virginia leaving at least one person with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
May 20, 2022, Fox5
WMATA will submit a revised service restoration plan to meet late summer return of 7000 series cars
A newly installed automated inspection system is not part of the authority’s WMSC-approved plan to return its fleet of 7000 series railcars to service.
Mischa Wanek-Libman, May 20, 2022, Mass Transit
Annapolis and Via launch on-demand public transit service as part of City Dock Project
Annapolis GO is part of Annapolis’ $40 million revitalization effort, reimagining of City Dock.
May 20, 2022, Mass Transit
What WMATA's new general manager should focus on
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recently announced that Randy Clarke will become the agency’s next general manager.
Stephen Hudson, May 20, 2022, GGWash.org
Commuters in the region continue to choose gridlock
Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted real estate markets and urban spaces in new and profound ways.
May 20, 2022, GGWash.org
County Manager proposes $3.9 Billion, 10-year Capital Improvement Plan
The proposal outlines $3.9 billion in investments for stormwater management and flood response, climate and environmental programs, parks, transportation, community infrastructure and more over the next 10 years.
May 18, 2022, Arlington, Virginia
Four Mile Run litter cleanup
The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation, EcoAction Arlington, and WUSA9 invite you to participate in a land-based litter clean-up at lower Four Mile Run.
May 20, 2022, eventbrite
Police participate in 2022 Spring Click It or Ticket campaign
Ahead of the start to the summer travel season and one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, law enforcement agencies are again partnering with the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind motorists to buckle up.
May 20, 2022, Arlington, Virginia
Opinion | Metro riders are unhappy — and they have every right to be
Washington, D.C.’s transit system published a performance report last week covering the first three quarters of its current fiscal year. The report features a tsunami of metrics, data and factoids, but here’s the bottom line: Bus and rail customers are unhappy, and they have every right to be.
May 19, 2022, Washington Post
Metro wins reinstatement of some suspended rail cars
The 7000 series makes up 60 percent of Metro’s fleet and has been out of service since an investigation uncovered a safety issue last year.
Justin George, May 19, 2022, Washington Post
Weekend Road and Rail: Beltway and I-66 stops, Metro Red Line shutdown
More stops are planned for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 66, the I-295/DC-295 Corridor Project, Purple Line work and paving in Maryland. Metro work is scheduled on five lines, with a Red Line shutdown.
Mary DePompa, May 20, 2022, WTOP
Our View: Expanding commuter bus service is a win for everyone
This week, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors passed a matter allowing staff to begin exploring the feasibility of expanding commuter bus service to and from a number of locations.
May 19, 2022, Loudoun Times-Miror
Ride On could cost $1 per ride beginning in July
County Council switches from earlier position during budget deliberations that bus service would remain free.
Steve Bohnel, May 19, 2022, Bethesda Magazine
3-year-old dies after May 12 crash in Glenmont area, police say
Dreamie Dior Jackson of Silver Spring died Wednesday, nearly a week after the crash, police said in a press release Thursday.
Caitlynn Peetz, May 19, 2022, Bethesda Magazine
Police: Dozens of cars stolen or stripped of airbags over the past three weeks
Arlington is in the midst of a rash of vehicle-related crimes.
May 19, 2022, ARLnow
Vienna cements deal on new sidewalk project
Sidewalk projects funded by the Maud Ferris Robinson Charitable Trust continue to advance and a section of Charles Street, S.E., will be the next to benefit.
Brian Trompeter, May 18, 2022, Inside NoVa
Route 28 bypass design underway
At its latest “Transportation Tuesday” event held this week, Prince William transportation officials offered updates on the two ongoing projects around Route 28: the planned Route 28 bypass and Fairfax County’s widening of 28 from four to six lanes.
Jared Foretek, May 19, 2022, Inside NoVa
Metro plans to close Yellow Line bridge trains for up to 8 months. Here's what to expect
Metro has yet to release its plan for the closing of the Yellow Line bridge over the Potomac from fall to next spring.
Tom Roussey, May 19, 2022, ABC7
DC area commuters shift gears for National Bike to Work Day
Thousands around the country, and the DMV, will be hopping on their bikes Friday morning and ditching their car for National Bike to Work Day.
Kristen Powers, May 20, 2022, ABC7
After two-year hiatus, Penagon reopens for tours
The Pentagon has opened again for tours, more than two years after it last offered them.
Eun Yang, May 19, 2022, NBC Washington
Metro says 7000-series railcars to return this summer
Part of Metro's plan to bring the cars back to service includes training for Metro staff so they can inspect and maintain them.
Gina Cook, May 19, 2022, NBC Washington
National Park Services wants to get rid of encampents by Union Station
The National Park Service says no-camping enforcement is needed to address public health and safety issues at the site.
John Henry, May 19, 2022, WUSA9
Piscataway Tribe reacts after learning Indian Head Highway has not been renamed
The Piscataway Conoy Tribe says they feel "bamboozled and defeated" after learning Indian Head Highway will not officially be renamed Piscataway Highway.
May 19, 2022, Fox5
Study: Pollution responsible for 9 million deaths worldwide in 2019
Air, chemical and water pollution accounted for one in six deaths worldwide, with little progress on tackling the public health crisis in four years.
May 19, 2022, Mass Transit
FRA report examines Amtrak intercity service
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently published a report on performance metrics during the first quarter of fiscal year 2022 for Amtrak’s intercity passenger train operations.
Melina Druga, May 19, 2022, Transporation Today
Police warn aginst leaving keys inside vehicles
The Arlington County Police Department is sharing ways motorists can help protect their property as reports of vehicle thefts increase in the County.
May 19, 2022, Arlington, Va.

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