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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
The year-long effort to restore Metro to a state of good repair has added to the agency’s financial problems, creating a projected $125 million revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, the agency said Tuesday.
Faiz Siddiqui, February 21, 2017, Washington Post
Md. considers repealing transit system revenue requirement
Maryland lawmakers are considering whether to repeal a state requirement that transit systems cover at least 35 percent of their operating costs through passenger revenues, a mandate that critics say hurts bus and light-rail service in Baltimore.
Katherine Shaver, February 22, 2017, Washington Post
Bill that could handcuff Arlington on towing passes state Senate
The state Senate has approved a measure, previously passed by the House of Delegates, to stymie efforts by the Arlington County Board to handcuff local property owners when it comes to towing illegally parked vehicles.
Scott McCaffrey, February 22, 2017, Inside NoVa
Bus rapid transit meetings in Silver Spring
County transportation planners are holding a series of March open house meetings to boost a proposal for bringing bus rapid transit to Route 29.
Bethany Rodgers, February 21, 2017, Bethesda Beat
Metro injury rates up slightly in 2016
Injury rates systemwide rose slightly for Metro workers and riders in 2016.
Max Smith, February 22, 2017, WTOP
Metro ridership drops 12 percent
Far fewer people are riding Metro over the first half of Metro’s budget year, a drop that is much steeper than the last several years of rider decreases and is contributing to a projected $125 million revenue shortfall for Metro by the budget year’s end in June.
Max Smith, February 21, 2017, WTOP
Comments needed on Va. transportation plan
VTrans is the Virginia statewide multimodal transportation plan. The Draft 2025 Plan contains project-level recommendations. Comments are being solicited on these recommendations until March 10.
February 21, 2017, FABB
Metro GM: "We cannont be eliminating 1000 jobs a year"
The Washington region’s transit authority is “fast approaching” a financial nadir, general manager Paul Wiedefeld said Wednesday, conceding that he is running out of places to find money to help close yawning budget gaps caused by the combination of plummeting ridership and rising labor costs.
Martin Di Caro, February 21, 2017, WAMU
D.C. area lags in new survey of global traffic congestion
When it comes to traffic, the nation’s capital is not a world power.
Robert Thomson, February 21, 2017, Washington Post
Commuter railroads make progress installing life-saving tech
Drivers log record-breaking miles on US roads in 2016
Meeting on Washington Blvd. enhancements March 1
SafeTrack's severe impact on Metro ridership
Plans for Florida Ave. bike lanes won't make biking much safer
D.C. Streetcar will stay free
Regional transit agencies 'caught in the middle' with Metro safety commission penalties
For low-income communities, Purple Line is opportunity, threat
National Parks are free on President's Day
VRE to open public hearings on fare hike