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Metrorail weekend service adjustments Oct. 21-23
Track work will affect five of six lines. The Red Line will have regular weekend service. SafeTrack Surge 9 is still in effect.
October 19, 2016, WMATA
Capital Bikeshare service enhancements for Surge 10
To better connect riders with available MARC and VRE rail service as well as other Red Line trains, Capital Bikeshare will offer afternoon Corral Service at Union Station from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at the Columbus Circle / Union Station station. Corral Service offers unlimited docks to members heading to Union Station to take other modes of transit.
October 21, 2016, Capital Bikeshare
Stabbing on Ride On bus
A construction worker is recovering from serious stab wounds to his left eye and brain following a heated confrontation onboard a Montgomery County Ride On bus.
Kevin Lewis, October 21, 2016, WJLA
M St. construction leaves little room for pedestrians
On M Street near 17th Street, NW in the District, a chain link blocks the way for pedestrians heading east.
Rich Reeve, October 21, 2016, WJLA
WTOP track work guide: 10th surge, Oct. 29 - Nov. 22
The Metro work zone that could have the largest impact on the largest number of riders of any on the schedule runs from Saturday, Oct. 29, through Tuesday, Nov. 22, and regional planners expect the impact will go far beyond the rails.
Max Smith, October 22, 2016, WTOP
Metro train nearly strikes federal inspectors on tracks
Officials with the Federal Transit Administration said Friday afternoon that two of their inspectors walking the tracks were forced to leap out of the way of an oncoming train that was traveling faster than the speed limit and never slowed down as it approached the inspectors.
Martine Powers, October 21, 2016, Washington Post
What riders told WMATA about cutting late-night service
On Thursday, WMATA held a nine and a half-hour public hearing about its proposals to cut late-night Metro service. Lots of people turned out to say they depend on Metro, while others stressed an array of options to consider before moving forward with late-night cuts.
Jonathan Neeley, October 21, 2016, GGW
N.Va. Transportation Authority seeks public input on priorities
A survey will be available at www.nvtatransaction.org to help gauge reaction to a variety of possible transportation-infrastructure upgrades in the 2018-to-2023 period.
October 21, 2016, Inside NoVa
REI and Fairfax Bikeshare - It's a big day
Two big things are going on today, the opening of REI along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in DC and the start of Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County.
October 21, 2016, WashCycle
Capital Bikeshare arrives in Fairfax
Bike-sharing rolls into Fairfax County on Friday as nearly 30 Capital Bikeshare stations open for business.
Luz Lazo, October 21, 2016, Washington Post
Riders at Metro hearing ask for restoration of late night service
During an all-day public hearing Thursday at Metro’s headquarters in D.C., riders testified overwhelmingly in favor of bringing back late-night trains once the SafeTrack reconstruction program ends next spring.
Martin Di Caro, October 20, 2016, WAMU
Part of NBT to close for construction
Part of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) near the NoMa Metro stop may close for several months to make space for building construction, meaning there will be no direct route to avoid the treacherous intersection at Florida Avenue and New York Avenue.
Edward Russell, October 20, 2016, GGW
WMATA considering scrapping Metroway BRT
Ridership on Metroway, the BRT route that runs from Braddock Road to Pentagon City, has been climbing since the service started in 2014. Yet WMATA is still considering shutting it down to save money.
Mike Grinnell, October 20, 2016, GGW
VDOT skips public comment on big rigs in HOT lanes
Virginia’s Department of Transportation apologized to local leaders Wednesday for not letting the public comment on a hot topic — whether to let big rigs use toll lanes to be built outside the Capital Beltway on Interstate 66.
Kristi King, October 19, 2016, WTOP
Metro holding marathon public hearing on possible service cuts
Ahead of Metro’s 9 1/2-hour public hearing Thursday on major service cuts, the region is divided on whether the cuts are necessary, and, if they are, what hours the rail system should continue to run.
Max Smith, October 20, 2016, WTOP
Long-term transportation plan doesn't include Metrorail projects
Metro’s inability to lock down funding for major projects has again caused regional transportation planners to leave the transit agency’s needs out of their list of key infrastructure improvements in the coming decades.
Martin Di Caro, October 19, 2016, WAMU
A look at the future Reagan National Airport
Reagan National will be getting a major facelift in the next few months, part of $1-billion modernization of the 75-year-old airport.
Lori Aratani, October 19, 2016, Washington Post
Metrobus between Alexandria and National Harbor starts Sunday
Metro General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld will join state and local officials from Maryland and Virginia along with the Peterson Companies on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the launch of the NH2 Metrobus service between Alexandria and National Harbor.
October 19, 2016, WMATA
Arlington receives top honor for mobility management
Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is being recognized for weaving mobility into broader efforts to improve local quality of life and economic competitiveness. ACCS was named by the Association for Commuter Transportation as having the best transportation demand management (TDM) program among all large municipalities in the United States.
October 18, 2016, Arlington County
Officer on Segway struck in Northwest
A Metropolitan Police officer riding on a Segway was struck by a car on Tuesday afternoon in Northwest Washington, police say.
October 18, 2016, WJLA
Motorcyclist killed in Fairfax crash Tuesday
Arrest made in stabbing outside Metrobus
Long waits for Metro trains this weekend
Va. gets two bids for outside-Beltway toll lanes on I-66
White House unveils new rules on air travel
How will Metro know if SafeTrack is working?
Montgomery has two protected bikeways, more on the way
Video catches arsonist setting fire to cars
Cyclist struck, killed at CCT crossing
Train and cars involved in crash in Montgomery