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Expansion of bike sharing recommended for Prince George's
College Park and the University of Maryland recently signed a deal to bring bike sharing to the college community, and now a study has concluded that bike sharing would be feasible in other parts of Prince George’s County.
Brennan Haselton, December 9, 2016, WTOP
Montgomery to improve CCT crossing of Little Falls Pkwy.
This past Wednesday, Montgomery Parks announced that it is taking swift action to dramatically reduce the risk of fatal crashes at this busy trail intersection.
Garrett Hennigan, December 9, 2016, WABA
Feds order Metro to take new safety actions
Federal authorities are ordering Washington’s Metrorail system to address critical problems with its deteriorating track power system.
Melanie Zanona, December 9, 2016, The Hill
Feds: Despite improvements, Metro's power system is 'deteriorated'
Metro has taken steps to improve its traction power system — the cause of “arcing” incidents like the one that started last year’s L’Enfant Plaza smoke disaster — but still does not have the staff or experience to perform adequate repairs and preventive maintenance, according to a new report by the Federal Transit Administration.
Martine Powers, December 9, 2016, Washington Post
Va. readies new-style interchange on I-66
Christiana Briganti-Dunn, a project manager with the Virginia Department of Transportation, led what amounted to a driver’s ed class Wednesday night as she introduced people in the Haymarket community to the very different experience they are about to have with a highway interchange.
Robert Thomson, December 8, 2016, Washington Post
Contract workers at National, Dulles airports vote to strike
Contract workers at Dulles International and Reagan National airports will walk off their jobs sometime this month, joining a growing number of workers across the country staging strikes as part of a national push for better working conditions and a $15-an-hour “living wage.”
Lori Aratani, December 8, 2016, Washington Post
Metro tweaks new 7000-series cars
As Metro works to improve rail-car reliability through a $5 million “Get Well” program for its legacy fleet, the agency is also making tweaks to its newest rail cars after discovering an issue this summer that cut off the power supply to trains.
Faiz Siddiqui, December 8, 2016, Washington Post
Small fixes to keep Metro trains in service
The recently launched maintenance program is centered on a simple idea: Some of the most prevalent and disruptive issues on Metro’s rail cars might be solved with deceptively low-tech solutions.
Martine Powers, December 8, 2016, Washington Post
Vision Zero has not reduced traffic fatalities
A year after releasing Vision Zero, a comprehensive plan to eliminate road deaths by 2024, Washington, D.C. officials say they are building momentum in a citywide effort to calm traffic, even though the number of people killed in crashes has remained the same year-on-year.
Martin Di Caro, December 7, 2016, WAMU
Metro holiday service, extended hours New Year's Eve
Metro today released holiday service information, including an announcement about special late-night rail service until 3 a.m. on New Year’s to offer riders a safe transportation option at a time when no track maintenance is scheduled.
December 8, 2016, WMATA
Reston Town Center to implement paid parking Jan. 3
Reston Town Center has announced that Jan. 3, 2017 will be the formal activation date of its paid parking initiative.
Gregg MacDonald, Angela Woolsey, December 7, 2016, Fairfax County Times
Woman reports sexual battery on bus in Clarendon
A woman told officers that she had been touched inappropriately by a man who sat next to her on a bus.
December 7, 2016, ARLnow
Anne Arundel gets first transit director
"What I hope to do is to fill in the gaps, and one of the first things to initiate with that is looking at how we get Anne Arundel County residents to Anne Arundel County jobs."
Amanda Yeager, December 7, 2016, Capital Gazette
Pedestrian seriously injured near Twinbrook Metro
A Fort Washington woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck Tuesday evening by vehicle while crossing Chapman Avenue near the Twinbrook Metro station in Rockville.
Andrew Metcalf, December 7, 2016, Bethesda Beat
Va. to sign I-66 toll lane deal
Virginia is set to sign a contract Thursday with a group of private companies promising to bring two toll lanes in each direction to Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville.
Max Smith, December 8, 2016, WTOP
Metro offers late-night bus alternatives, six months after rail changes
Metro is set to provide the first actual alternative options for riders since cutting back late night rail service in June.
Max Smith, December 7, 2016, WTOP
Transform I-66 has new renderings for W&OD, Custis trails
The two major bike components are still the proposed W&OD Trail bridge over Lee Highway and the Custis Trail underpass at Bon Air Park, but now that have better conceptual drawings and diagrams.
December 8, 2016, WashCycle
Ten injured in Metrobus crash
Authorities are investigating a collision involving a Metrobus and a vehicle that injured 10 people in Southeast Washington.
Victoria St. Martin, December 7, 2016, Washington Post
Transportation funding boost on hold
An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.
Melanie Zanona, December 7, 2016, The Hill
495 and 95 toll prices were very high on Tuesday
The 495 Express Lanes on Virginia's side of the Beltway offer those a choice of avoiding congestion for a price, which normally ranges between $8 to $18 depending on traffic and time. For those commuting on Tuesday December 6 this went to new levels.
Mike Grinnell, December 7, 2016, GGW
Baltimore just got bikeshare, and lots of its bikes are electric
Metro hires former Va. congressman to help secure federal dollars
DRPT presents preliminary recommendations for higher-speed rail
Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers
Behind the scenes on Metro car repairs
Lorton VRE station Park-and-Ride expanded
'Climbing sidewalk' installed on Met Branch Trail
Rift in Metro's largest union
Bikeshare may be coming to Prince George's
VRE delays after train strikes vehicle Tuesday