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New VRE schedule begins March 6
The Virginia Railway Express will be adjusting train schedules effective Monday, March 6.
February 25, 2017, Inside NoVa
Cities pursue lower speed limits to eliminate fatalities
Jurisdictions across the United States, including those in the Washington region, are embracing lower speed limits as the key to reversing the recent rise in traffic fatalities.
Luz Lazo, February 25, 2017, Washington Post
Suburbs turning to transit rethink their beloved parking
Experts say the amount of parking in areas designed to be more transit-oriented will help determine how successful they are in curbing traffic congestion, making walking and biking attractive options and providing more affordable housing.
Katherine Shaver, February 25, 2017, Washington Post
Fine-tuning fines is overrated in D.C. traffic safety program
Creating debates about the size of fines is a needless distraction in advancing the much-needed traffic-safety program known as Vision Zero.
Robert Thomson, February 25, 2017, Washington Post
Metro sues employees' union in overtime pay dispute
An arbitrator ruled last year that employees with seniority can choose to work seven days and earn double time pay. The ruling found they are entitled to do so under the terms of their collective bargaining agreement with the transit agency. But Metro is arguing that the provision of the contract makes no concession to “potential fatigue.”
Justin Wm. Moyer, February 24, 2017, Washington Post
Two teens shot at Naylor Road Metro
According to police, a 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were shot around 2:00 a.m. Saturday as they waited inside a bus shelter.
Ryan Hughes, February 25, 2017, WJLA
Amendment could allow HAWK signals in Md.
The proposed amendment comes after Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner sent a letter Wednesday to the state’s transportation secretary that says he doesn’t believe installing the pedestrian signals would risk federal funds.
Andrew Metcalf, February 24, 2017, Bethesda Beat
Transit-walkability collaborative established
America Walks announced today the formation of the Transit-Walkability Collaborative, whose purpose is to expand safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service.
February 22, 2017, America Walks
Road work ahead in Arlington
As spring and summer get started and the cold weather starts to clear, work will begin on transportation projects throughout Arlington County.
Vernon Miles, February 22, 2017, Arlington Connection
Plan for Florida Ave. has room for improvement
We encourage anyone who lives, works, or travels through this corridor to review the plans and leave comments and suggestions for how the plans could be improved to make Florida Ave a safe corridor for all road users.
Garrett Hennigan, February 23, 2017, WABA
Metro testing talking escalators
Metro is testing talking escalators in a move to reduce slips and falls by passengers who are “inattentive to their surroundings,” according to the transit system’s annual safety report.
Martin Di Caro, February 23, 2017, WAMU
Roosevelt Island will be closed to cars for months
The National Park Service said Wednesday that on March 1, they’ll close the parking lot for repaving and start realigning the Mount Vernon Trail, a project that they expect to last until late spring.
Rick Massimo, February 22, 2017, WTOP
Momentum grows to turn Bethesda parking into parks
An effort to turn parking lots in downtown Bethesda, Maryland, into community parks is gaining momentum as a coalition pushing for the change has gathered hundreds of signatures with an online petition.
Nick Iannelli, February 23, 2017, WTOP
Metro partners with Feds to lower energy costs
Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld today announced a new partnership with the federal General Services Administration (GSA) to lower the rate Metro pays for electricity used within the District of Columbia.
February 22, 2017, WMATA
I-66 travel could get even slower
The Virginia Department of Transportation and the private consortium called I-66 Express Mobility Partners have not announced a plan for how they intend to maintain traffic along the work zone.
Robert Thomson, February 21, 2017, Washington Post
Wall removed near Capital Crescent Trail
Ourisman Honda is demolishing a large concrete wall that was constructed as part of its garage expansion near the Capital Crescent Trail in downtown Bethesda.
Andrew Metcalf, February 22, 2017, Bethesda Beat
Parking meters to hit $3.25 an hour in swath of downtown D.C.
Parking is set to get more expensive, and cheaper, in part of Washington.
Michael Laris, February 23, 2017, Washington Post
Metro dips its toe into the 8000 series water
On Tuesday, Metro released an initial “expression of interest” asking some preliminary questions about creating its next series of railcar, the 8000 series.
Stephen Repetski, February 22, 2017, GGW
Florida Ave. design now includes protected bike lane from 3rd to 9th
Last night, DDOT held a public meeting to give an update on its Florida Avenue NE project.
February 22, 2017, WashCycle
Could a tweak to Metro's map fix Blue Line overcrowding?
With Metro’s most recent SafeTrack shutdown, Northern Virginia riders are finally doing the thing that Metro has been asking them to do for years: They’re switching from the historically overcrowded Blue Line to roomier Yellow Line trains.
Martine Powers, February 22, 2017, Washington Post
Ridership losses push Metro to finanical tipping point
Md. considers repealing transit system revenue requirement
Bill that could handcuff Arlington on towing passes state Senate
Bus rapid transit meetings in Silver Spring
Metro injury rates up slightly in 2016
Metro ridership drops 12 percent
Comments needed on Va. transportation plan
Metro GM: "We cannont be eliminating 1000 jobs a year"
D.C. area lags in new survey of global traffic congestion
Commuter railroads make progress installing life-saving tech