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Bird unveils state-of-the-art battery management system
Bird Global, Inc. (Bird) has released new details about its battery management system (BMS) which helps power millions of micro-EV trips globally.
January 24, 2022, Mass Transit
Transportation Dept. blocks 44 flights to China in response to country's restrictions on US carriers
The Transportation Department issued an order on Friday blocking 44 flights from China to the U.S. after China blocked tens of U.S. to China flights due to passengers later testing positive for COVID-19 in the country.
Caroline Vakil, January 22, 2022, The Hill
Route 7 Corridor project remains on track for 2024 completion
Although the pandemic wreaked havoc on supply chains and labor demands, the state’s massive improvement project along the Route 7 Corridor remains on track.
Fatimah Waseem, January 21, 2022, Reston Now
New pier at Reagan National is nearly all complete
It’s a milestone that will pass largely unnoticed by the traveling public, but another step toward final completion of the massive “Project Journey” expansion program at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
January 22, 2022, Inside NoVa
Measure would allow ads on Va. school buses to support driver recruitment
A measure being patroned by a freshman legislator would allow local school districts to advertise the hiring of bus drivers on the buses themselves.
January 22, 2022, Inside NoVa
Metro's next leader will face ridership challenges and a looming 'financial cliff'
Officials say federal workers are not returning in numbers needed to cover the agency’s annual operating costs.
Justin George, January 22, 2022, Washington Post
MDOT awards more than $1 million in highway safety grants
The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration said Friday that it’s handing out more than $1 million in federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) grants.
Will Vitka, January 21, 2022, WTOP
Crumbling Va., D.C. bridges finally getting repaired
With 577 bridges in poor condition, Virginia will get millions of dollars over five years for repairs and upgrades. DC will also get money.
Deb Belt, January 21, 2022, Vienna Patch
I-66 ramp to Vienna Metro closed for three weeks
Drivers traveling westbound on I-66 outside the Capital Beltway over the next three weeks will have to find an alternate route to get to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station.
Michael O'Connell, January 21, 2022, Vienna Patch
Report says Montgomery County has good bus service, but region needs more investment
A report released Thursday by a regional coalition of business and smart growth organizations commends Montgomery County for its Flash bus service and free fares for Ride On service, while urging improvements for bus service across the region.
Steve Bohnel, January 20, 2022, Bethesda Magazine
When in-person school resumed in North Chevy Chase, MCPS forgot to tell bus drivers
Parents were notified minutes before start of classes; many couldn’t get their kids to school.
Caitlynn Peetz, January 20, 2022, Bethesda Magazine
Help Wanted: What Metro needs from its next General Manager
With Paul Wiedefeld stepping down in six months, Metro’s board will be looking for a new leader to steer WMATA through some of its most trying times.
Jordan Pascale, January 21, 2022, dcist
Bike crashes and the justice system
FABB hosted Pia Miller, Fairfax County Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for Community Justice, at our January meeting for a discussion of how the criminal justice system handles court cases arising out of car-bike crashes.
January 21, 2022, FABB
Taking the pedal off the metal: When should older adults stop driving?
You may have gotten your driver’s license the day you turned 16. By the time you retire, you could have driven daily for more than half a century. But for some people, there comes a time in the aging process when driving becomes dangerous.
January 20, 2022, Alexandria Times
Town of Herndon continues discussion to double down on parking
While neighboring jurisdictions have more restrictions on parking, Herndon’s lax rules have meant vehicles block areas, are abandoned on streets and interfere with drivers’ visibility, according to town officials.
David Taube, January 20, 2022, Reston Now
Traffic safety groups implore officials to make upgrades for pedestrians, cyclists after recent deaths
Traffic safety advocates from across the D.C. area have banded together to urge local officials to make improvements that they believe could help prevent the next death of a pedestrian or cyclist.
David Taube, January 20, 2022, FFXnow
Developer to take on transportation projects near construction site in Courthouse
As a 20-story apartment building by Greystar takes shape in Courthouse, the developer is poised to agree to take on some county-identified transportation projects around the site.
Jo DeVoe, January 20, 2022, ARLnow
Shady Grove, Rockville Metro stations reopened January 16
Metro is excited to welcome you back to Shady Grove and Rockville stations. Here is everything you need to know about service at the reopened stations and fun facts about the project.
January 20, 2022, WMATA
Airlines cancel, change flights despite 5G rollout delays
Multiple airlines canceled or delayed flights to the United States ahead of an anticipated 5G rollout scheduled for Wednesday even though wireless carriers agreed on Tuesday to pause the deployment around some airports, Reuters reported.
Cameron Jenkins, January 19, 2022, The Hill
Federal government launches bridge-formula program
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently launched the largest bridge-formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in Pennsylvania.
Melina Druga, January 19, 2022, Transportation Today
Majority of US fleets cleared for 'low-visibility landings' at airports with 5G: FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday said that close to two-thirds of U.S. commercial fleets have been cleared "to perform low-visibility landings at airports" with the newly deployed 5G wireless service.
Caroline Vakil,January 19, 2022, The Hill
Virginia could nix court ceremony for new drivers
Virginia state lawmakers are looking to give local judges the power to ditch the requirement that first-time commonwealth drivers go to a court ceremony to get their driver’s licenses.
Will Vitka, January 19, 2022, WTOP
Development near West Falls Church Metro sparks possibilities, neighbor concerns
Visions of a vibrant, walkable community near the West Falls Church Metro station have the support of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, but some who live nearby are concerned new development will jeopardize their safety.
Neal Augenstein, January 19, 2022, WTOP
NTSB chief to fed agency: Stop using misleading statistics
With traffic fatalities spiking higher, the nation’s top safety investigator says a widely cited government statistic that 94 percent of serious crashes are solely due to driver error is misleading and that the Transportation Department should stop using it.
Hope Yen, Tom Krisher, January 18, 2022, Frederick News-Post
Arlington government seeking $4.5 million to help fund second entrance to Metro station
Every little bit helps, and as the Arlington government attempts to cobble together the $140 million needed to support a construction of a second entrance to the Ballston-MU Metro station, it is again asking the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission for financial backing.
January 19, 2022, Inside NoVa
Pipe on Purple Line land in Silver Spring, sends water shooting into the air for hours
A pipe on Purple Line land began shooting water into the air for hours Sunday night, fascinating and scaring residents in the immediate area.
Kevin Lewis, January 17, 2022, ABC7
Snow to hit D.C. area, expect a slushy Thursday morning commute
Overnight rain, then snow, could create slow and slushy road conditions just as the morning rush hour heats up. Here’s the timing and how much snowfall is expected.
January 19, 2022, NBC Washington
Spokes bicycle shops in Northern Va. sold to Trek
Trek Bicycle has bought all six of Northern Virginia’s Spokes Etc. bicycle shops, including its popular Quaker Lane location in Alexandria, the company said Monday.
Will Vitka, January 18, 2022, WTOP
Report: Virginia lagging behind on road safety; DC has one of best state highway safety laws
A safety report card that grades states on the number of deadly crashes and their traffic laws shows that Virginia is lagging behind other states.
Gigi Barnett, January 18, 2022, WTOP
Omicron forces Amtrak service cuts
Amtrak has been impacted by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which has sickened, albeit not killed, millions of people, even the fully vaccinated, creating staff shortages.
David Peter Alan, January 18, 2022, Railway Age

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