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- ART, Metrobus stop relocations in Ballston
ART and Metrobus stop relocations at the Ballston Metro station starting on Sunday, August 1. Learn more and view a map of the new bus stop locations at ArlingtonTransit.com/Phase2.
July 19, 2021, ART
- Pedestrian killed at Tysons intersection
A fatal pedestrian crash was reported late Sunday in Tysons, according to Fairfax County Police. This was the eighth pedestrian fatality in Fairfax County this year.
Emily Leayman, July 26, 2021, Vienna Patch
- Nutley St. shared-use path, stream restoration in design
The Town of Vienna's two projects are in design and focus on the area of Nutley Street south of Maple Avenue.
Emily Leayman, July 26, 2021, Vienna Patch
- DoD commits to looking at new helicopter noise mitigation strategies
Reducing local helicopter noise while conducting missions safely may be difficult, the Pentagon says, but the military is willing to try, according to a new report.
Jo DeVoe, July 26, 2021, ARLnow
- Make telework decisions based on the job, not 'managerial preference,' OPM says
Agencies are knee-deep in planning and preparing for more federal employees to return to the office, and when it comes to telework, many are reconsidering their old ways.
Nicole Ogrysko, July 26, 2021, Federal News Network
- Opening of new Potomac Yard Metro station in Alexandria delayed
The new Potomac Yard Metro station that was set to open near the sprawling Amazon headquarters development in Alexandria, Virginia, next spring will be delayed by at least five months because of design flaws in a critical safety system, Metro announced Monday.
Jack Moore, July 26, 2021, WTOP
- Metro delaying new Potomac Yard station opening because of train control system
The opening of a new Metro station at Potomac Yard in Alexandria is being delayed at least five months as Metro works out issues with Automatic Train Control systems, the transit agency announced Monday.
Jordan Pascale, July 26, 2021, dcist
- Woman killed walking on Interstate 495 in Alexandria on Sunday morning
A 48-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle while she walked in a travel lane on Interstate 495 on the early morning of Sunday, July 25.
James Cullum, July 26, 2021, ALXnow
- Alleged shoplifter disappears into Metro station, but not for long
According to police, the suspect fled into the Pentagon City Metro station and entered the tracks.
July 25, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Americans want green school buses, but Congress sells them short
Most Americans agree it's past time to green the nation’s fleet of yellow school buses, a new survey finds — but Congress keeps whittling down funding for this common-sense, bipartisan priority.
Kea Wilson, July 26, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail Restoration Project community meeting
Hey, Alexandria-area riders, the Department of Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities and the Department of Project Implementation will host an in-person community meeting on the Holmes Run Bike & Pedestrian Trail Restoration Project on July 28 at 6:30 pm at the Patrick Henry Recreation Center (located at 4653 Taney Ave).
July 25, 2021, FABB
- $60,000 grant will help Arlington install it's first-ever speed cameras
This week the D.C. region’s Transportation Planning Board announced it is awarding a $60,000 grant to help Arlington with its plans to install the first-ever speed cameras in the county.
Tom Roussey, July 23, 2021, ABC7
- D.C. streateries to stay put through February, with permanent program on the way
The District Department of Transportation announced Friday that the program will run until Feb. 28.
Christian Zapata, July 23, 2021, dcist
- Planning a return to the office? The D.C. area's transit systems want to get you there.
Bus and train service is returning to normal. Some systems are adding routes, reducing or eliminating fares, and rolling out new amenities to get riders back.
Luz Lazo, July 24, 2021, Washington Post
- Construction to temporarily close streets around Lafayette Park
Pedestrians and cyclists may encounter some road closures and detours on streets near the White House starting Monday.
Abigail Constantino, July 23, 2021, WTOP
- E-scooters will soon be available to ride in Fairfax Co.
E-scooters will soon be available to ride in Fairfax County, Virginia, for the first time, the county announced Friday.
Julie Gallagher, July 23, 2021, WTOP
- Car-sharing company Getaround to pay D.C. nearly $1M over alleged misrepresentation of services
D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine’s office has reached a settlement with car-sharing company Getaround, claiming the company allegedly misrepresented the safety of its services, operated without a license in D.C., and failed to pay local sales tax.
Christian Zapata, July 23, 2021, dcist
- GM recalling nearly 70,000 Bolt cars over fire risk from batteries
The automaker said it will recall 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to “address the risk of battery fires” in the vehicles.
Jordan Williams, July 23, 2021, The Hill
- FTA finds more Americans riding public transportation
According to the FTA, transit ridership is up more than 80 percent over early 2020 levels.
Liz Carey, July 23, 2021, Transportation Today
- County to remove barriers on S. Carlin Springs Rd. this weekend
Since March, these barriers -- closing off the northbound right travel lane from 8th Place S. to 5th Road S. -- have been up to give more room to kids walking to their neighborhood schools.
Dana Munro, July 23, 2021, ARLnow
- Traffic-calming changes coming to McLean roads
Traffic-calming measures soon will be coming, and one will be removed, on a pair of McLean streets.
July 23, 2921, Inside NoVa
- Study: Bike Share saves the U.S. $36M public health dollars every year
The long-term health benefits of using bike share vastly outweigh the short-term risks, even in the most polluted and car-dominated U.S. cities, a new study finds -- and cities who invest in reducing those risks by loosening car dominance can save even more lives and millions in precious public health dollars.
Kea Wilson, July 23, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- MCDOT will offer free bus rides for seniors, persons with disabilities
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will enact a long-term ‘Ride Free Program’ for seniors and persons with disabilities.
Sarah Dilworth, July 21, 2021, mymcm
- As infrastructure debate lingers, $34 million and a new sidewalk are bringing life to a small Virginia town
In the heart of Virginia’s wine country, Hillsboro was transformed into a walkable town during the pandemic.
Luz Lazo, July 23, 2021, Washington Post
- Alexandria to offer free bus rides as post-pandemic commuting approaches [video]
Should trains and buses be free as a way to get riders back post-pandemic? One local agency is taking the step to do just that.
July 22, 2021, NBC Washington
- Prince George's Co. faces bus driver shortage, encourages drivers to apply
Like many local school systems, Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools is facing a bus driver shortage -- and just weeks before the school year starts.
Kyle Cooper, July 22, 2021, WTOP
- Two years after massive flooding, city moves forward with Holmes Run trail restoration
Two years after historic floods wiped out swaths of the Holmes Run Trail, Alexandria is hosting a community meeting next week to provide an update on long-term repair efforts.
Vernon Miles, July 22, 2021, ALXnow
- Uber acquiring transportation logistics company for $2.25B
Uber’s trucking division has reached an agreement to acquire transportation logistics firm Transplace for roughly $2.25 billion, the ride-sharing company announced Thursday.
Celine Castronuovo, July 22, 2021, The Hill
- Board's reversal revives Maryland plan for toll lanes on part of Beltway, I-270
The approval came after Gov. Larry Hogan agreed to direct state money to bus lanes in Montgomery County.
Katherine Shaver, July 21, 2021, Washington Post
- Modern Mobility: Balancing fire safety, street safety
The 20′ Clear Width rule is codified in section 503.2.1 of the VA Statewide Fire Prevention Code: “Fire apparatus access roads shall have an unobstructed width of not less than 20 feet.”
Chris Slatt, July 21, 2021, ARLnow