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Are Metro's escalators and elevators getting fixed?
According to WMATA, 47 of its 896 escalators and elevators were out of service in rail stations as of Friday. More than half of them, 25, were supposed to be fixed over the weekend or Monday.
Kery Murakami, June 17, 2018, Washington Post
New commuter bus route from Front Royal to D.C.
A new bus line is scheduled to begin service June 25 from the Front Royal and Linden park-and-ride lots to Washington, providing commuters from the western exburbs with an additional option to get into the District during construction along Interstate 66.
Jeff Wong, June 16, 2018, DC Commute Times
Track work may cause MARC Penn Line delays
Amtrak trackwork between Odenton and Bowie may cause delays of up to 10 minutes, MARC said.
Jeff Wong, June 16, 2018, DC Commute Times
Move over, slow down, save lives
Virginia and Maryland State Police have teamed up with police and sheriff’s departments across the region for the “Move Over” campaign, which encourages drivers to move over for police working alongside roads and highways.
Jeff Wong, June 17, 2018, DC Commute Times
More music coming to Metro stations
The music playing on platforms at three Metro stations appears to be here to stay.
Max Smith, June 18, 2018, WTOP
Purple Line update
Nearly a year after its groundbreaking, construction is ramping up on Maryland's Purple Line while legal battles over its right of way appear to have stalled.
Dave Dildine, June 18, 2018, WTOP
Motorcyclist dead after Prince George's Co. collision
The motorcyclist was traveling eastbound down Allentown Road when he collided with a car turning left onto Maxwell Drive, police say.
Ana Srikanth, June 17, 2018, WTOP
Ballston pedestrian bridge delayed
The developer behind the renovated Ballston Quarter mall is pushing back its plans to open a new pedestrian bridge over Wilson Blvd, as part of a host of proposed changes to the project.
Alex Koma, June 15, 2018, ARLnow
Arlington to get funding for transportation projects
Arlington is now in line to receive nearly $83 million in funding to help the county afford four major transportation projects over the next six years, including the construction of two bus maintenance facilities and a major expansion of transit options in Pentagon City.
Alex Koma, June 15, 2018, ARLnow
NVTA adopts six-year funding program
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s adoption of a six-year funding program this week could pave the way for improvements to many major commuting corridors in the coming years.
Dave Dildine, June 15, 2018, WTOP
Alexandria has a plan to improve King-Callahan-Russell intersection
Alexandria is planning to revise the intersection of King Street, Callahan Drive, and Russell Road - located at the foot of the George Washington Masonic Temple with the goal of making the intersection safer, improving pedestrian movements, providing space for cyclists and preventing rush hour back ups.
June 15, 2018, WashCycle
Long-delayed Rosslyn bus tunnel opening June 24
Metrobus and Arlington’s ART routes are expected to begin using the street-level tunnel June 24 through a glitzy new building between N. Moore and N. Lynn Streets. The opening is timed to coincide with a number of bus route changes across the system.
Max Smith, June 15, 2018, WTOP
Arlington picks three intersections for improvements
Three troublesome intersections across Arlington are now set for some improvements, as part of the county’s “Neighborhood Complete Streets” program.
Alex Koma, June 14, 2018, ARLnow
Planners want feedback on GW Parkway rehab
Some major renovations are on the way for the GW Parkway as it runs from Rosslyn to I-495, and transportation planners want to hear from you about how the highway can improve.
Alex Koma, June 14, 2018, ARLnow
Va. found lacking in preventing hot car deaths
Most states haven't strengthened laws to stem the rising number of kids who die every year in hot cars. Here's what Virginia, DC do.
Deb Belt, June 14, 2018, Arlington Patch
Route 7 widening project hit by funding gap
An additional $40 million is being sought to begin widening a seven-mile stretch of Route 7 between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive.
June 14, 2018, Reston Now
5th grader honored for saving kindergartner from speeding car
A Flower Valley Elementary School student and safety patrol received an award from the Montgomery County Police Department for saving a kindergartner who was almost struck by a car that failed to stop for a school bus.
Cameron Luttrell, June 14, 2018, Takoma Park Patch
Montgomery issues 32,559 citations for illegally passing school buses
Montgomery County police said they have issued 32,559 citations to drivers who have illegally passed stopped school buses during the 2017-2018 school year.
Tom Fitzgerald, June 14, 2018, Fox5
ART to stop service on two bus routes next week
ART buses 54 and 92 will run through the end of the day on June 22 and then cease operating.
Tim Lemke, June 14, 2018, DC Commute Times
How will Metro spend $15.5 billion?
Now that Metro has dedicated funding, we’re starting to get some detail on how billions of dollars could be spent over the next decade in capital improvements.
Tim Lemke, June 14, 2018, DC Commute Times
Metro approves bus route changes, funding to end 'Grosvenor turnback'
The Metro Board approved funding Thursday for a series of long-planned bus changes, but also added $1.25 million to the agency’s budget for the year starting July 1 for additional Red Line service that may not happen.
Max Smith, June 14, 2018, WTOP
Internal reviews reveal problems with Metro maintenance tracking, elevators
The internal reviews have prompted the responsible departments within the agency to promise fixes for the problems over the next year, some of which have already begun.
Max Smith, June 15, 2018, WTOP
Bike lane construction underway in D.C.
As many readers may have noticed in their rides or on social media, the District is chipping away at its list of bike lane projects.
June 14, 2018, WashCycle
Amtrak unveils new cafe car menu
Amtrak continues to step up its Northeast Corridor service, rolling out a new Corridor Cafe Menu on Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains.
Jeff Clabaugh, June 13, 2018, WTOP
Metro promises worker-safety improvements in response to reviews
Metro is promising to improve worker safety and training issues after a series of internal reviews found room for improvement, and the Metro Board is also getting an update Thursday on new technology meant to be rolled out over the next several years to reduce the risk of workers getting run over on the tracks.
Max Smith, June 14, 2018, WTOP
After 10 years of flunking, Anacostia River passes annual health-check
For the first time ever, the Anacostia River has passed an annual health-check that assesses the waterway for levels of toxins, trash and other environmental issues.
Marissa J. Lang, June 13, 2018, Washington Post
ART hoping to get back to normal after a week of delays
Arlington Transit officials are hoping to get bus service back to normal this week, after everything from emergency brake issues to loose bolts on buses prompted a series of delays and cancellations, but riders on some routes could still see longer waits.
Melanie Pincus, June 12, 2018, ARLnow
Overhaul of 'Clarendon Circle' intersection could start this fall
Arlington could soon kick off work on improvements at one of the county’s trickiest intersections for pedestrians and cyclists.
Alex Koma, June 13, 2018, ARLnow
Person struck by Metro train at East Falls Church
A person has been struck by a train at the East Falls Church Metro Wednesday afternoon, according to Metro Transit Police.
Emily Leayman, June 13, 2018, Arlington Patch
Guaranteed Ride Home Program data
Commuter Connections, which runs the program, has released some new detail on how the program is being used.
Tim Lemke, June 13, 2018, DC Commute Times