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- Metrorail weekend service adjustments, April 21-22
There will be no Yellow Line service this weekend.
April 20, 2018, WMATA
- Return of Metrorail shutdowns
Two Yellow Line shutdowns and significant single-tracking on the Red Line are among the major Metro disruptions this weekend, as track work returns following a weekslong break for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Max Smith, April 20, 2018, WTOP
- Metrobuses returning to service
Metro is putting 164 buses back on the road Monday, even though the agency and the manufacturer haven’t found a clear reason why two of them shut off while they were moving last month.
Max Smith, April 19, 2018, WTOP
- Judgement against Md. towing company in class-action suit
The case resulted in a $22 million judgment against the company for improperly towing an estimated 28,000 vehicles from April 2012 to June 2017. It also led to judgments against more than 500 property owners who had hired the now-defunct towing company to police their lots.
Fredrick Kunkle, April 19, 2018, Washington Post
- Clarendon apartment building earns LEED platinum rating
An apartment building in Clarendon has earned LEED Platinum status from the United States Green Building Council, the first multifamily community in Arlington to do so.
Bridget Reed Morawski, April 18, 2018, ARLnow
- Deteriorated traffic calming fixtures to get TLC in Arlington
Aging speed bumps throughout the county are set to be replaced or repaired under a new contract.
Bridget Reed Morawski, April 18, 2018, ARLnow
- Md. trooper stops dozens of distracted drivers
"Anything from talking on the cellphones, texting, scrolling through the cellphones. I saw three drivers that actually had books on their steering wheel area, and they were reading a book as they were driving," he said.
Pat Collins, Anddra Swalec, April 18, 2018, NBC Washington
- Bikeshare Stations may come to Gravelly Point, Roosevelt Island
The Arlington County Board will discuss a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Park Service at their Saturday meeting. The agency has to approve the new stations because they would be located on NPS land.
Cameron Luttrell, April 18, 2018, Arlington Patch
- Va. House rejects tax increases for Metro
Virginia’s House of Delegates voted 50-48 to block proposed Northern Virginia hotel and real estate transfer tax increases to pay for Metro, dealing a blow to local government leaders of both parties who had warned it will lead to too much money being taken away from other Northern Virginia transportation projects.
Max Smith, April 18, 2018, WTOP
- TPB chooses bike-pedestrian projects for funding
Eleven construction projects planned for Northern Virginia have been chosen to receive federal funds to help create seamless links for cyclists and walkers between neighborhoods and jobs.
Kristi King, April 18, 2018, WTOP
- 2019 to be a busy year in D.C. trails
Last November, DC amended the FY 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and it puts a lot of work of interest to cyclists into 2019.
April 18, 2018, WashCycle
- New Ballston bike store replaces Freshbikes
Less than three months after Freshbikes closed its Ballston location, another bike store has opened its doors in the space.
Anna Merod, April 17, 2018, ARLnow
- Volunteers fish bike-share bikes out of Rock Creek
The Rock Creek Conservancy held a park cleanup event on Saturday and found five bikes and a scooter in the water: three Mobikes, one Capital Bikeshare bike, one Limebike and one Lime-S Electric Scooter.
Angela Jacob, April 17, 2018, NBC Washington
- Arrive Alive in Arlington
“Arrive Alive” is a program that endeavors to show young people what driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances would feel like.
Eden Brown, April 17, 2018, Arlington Connection
- Bike rodeo in Arlington teaches safety lessons
Meg Rapelye, executive director of Phoenix Bikes, says the purpose of the event is for children to learn to ride bikes safely.
Shirley Ruhe, April 17, 2018, Arlington Connection
- Plans for Richmond Hwy. include widening, BRT
Plans are on the drawing boards to transform Richmond Highway in Alexandria, which call for a nearly 9-mile Bus Rapid Transit system from the Huntington Metro station to Fort Belvoir.
Dick Uliano, April 18, 2018, WTOP
- Md. delays consideration of fast-tracked highway contract
The Maryland Department of Transportation used an expedited and unusual process to select a group of firms to help manage a proposed multibillion-dollar project to rebuild parts of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270.
Michael Laris, April 17, 2018, Washington Post
- Weigh in on plan to add toll lanes to Md. highways
Maryland’s governor has proposed an ambitious plan to widen lanes on the Beltway and Interstate 270, and now the state wants to hear from the public about its plans.
Dave Dildine, April 17, 2018, WTOP
- Three arrested for assault on Ride On driver in March
Police arrested three Montgomery County adults for assaulting and pepper spraying a Ride On bus driver in North Bethesda last month.
Cameron Luttrell, April 16, 2018, Takoma Park Patch
- Flooding affects commuters in D.C., Va. Monday
Torrential downpours and flooding led to an extended closure of the Interstate 95 Express and Interstate 395 HOV lanes Monday morning.
Dave Dildine, April 16, 2017, WTOP
- MARC service disrupted Monday afternoon
Service on MARC’s Penn Line, Acela Express 2172 and Amtrak lines was suspended between Washington and New Carrollton. Metro honored MARC tickets. Lines gradually reopened through the evening commute.
Sarah Beth Hensley, April 17, 2018, WTOP
- Amtrak train strikes, kills person north of Union Station
Amtrak’s Acela Express 2172 has been temporarily suspended and other Amtrak riders should expect delays after a Boston-bound train struck and killed a person just north of Union Station on Monday afternoon, officials said.
Lori Aratani, April 16, 2018, Washington Post
- Free rides in Rosslyn this summer with Sprynt
This summer, the Rosslyn BID is partnering with local startup Sprynt to bring you free, on-demand rides within the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.
April 16, 2018, rosslynva.org
- Road diet would create transit lanes, protected bike lanes on Army Navy Dr.
Shortly after I wrote about this project in January, Arlington County had a public workshop about the Army Navy Drive Complete Streets project. Some more material from that meeting is now available.
April 16, 2018, WashCycle
- Arrest made in Greenbelt Metro shooting
A suspect was arrested Sunday in the shooting Friday outside the Greenbelt Metro station, the Metro Transit Police said.
Martin Weil, April 15, 2018, Washington Post
- Metro users scramble for parking space at Wiehle-Reston East
Limited spaces are available during weekday morning hours as construction continues in the area.
Fatimah Waseem, April 13, 2018, Reston Now
- Md. explores changing tolls to electronic only
The Maryland Transportation Authority is exploring phasing out all cash toll booths across the state.
Katherine Brzozowski, April 16, 2018, WTOP
- Flooding hits D.C. area roadways
D.C. area residents faced delays as some area roadways were closed due to high water from heavy rain overnight.
Dana Hedgpeth, April 16, 2018, Washington Post
- Play digs deep into lives of Metro riders
“This play takes something that you do every day -- riding the Metro -- and it makes it special,” said Toni Rae Salmi, the show’s director.
Martine Powers, April 14, 2018, Washington Post
- Metro says new tests could flag 'undetectable' cause of derailment
After a Red Line train derailed in a tunnel in January, Metro said the rust on the rail that snapped would have been undetectable. Now, Metro’s chief safety officer says additional scanning the agency is starting could have provided key hints.
Max Smith, April 14, 2018, WTOP