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- D.C. speed cameras vandalized
A number of speed cameras were vandalized overnight in D.C., according to authorities.
Stephen Pimpo Jr., February 20, 2018, WJLA
- Burning debris temporarily closes Benning Road Metro
Burning and smoking debris in a tunnel shut down a Metro station in D.C. Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Stephen Pimpo Jr., February 20, 2018, WJLA
- Arlington seeking input on capital projects
The Arlington County government has begun the process of developing an updated 10-year capital-improvement plan, and is seeking the public’s input on priorities.
February 19, 2018, Inside NoVa
- People keep parking in the 4th St. NE bikeway
In spite of seven months of efforts by local resident Paul Angelone using Twitter to highlight this persistent problem, drivers continue to park in it daily, with seemingly few (if any) repercussions.
Brian McEntee, February 19, 2018, GGW
- Reagan National rehab will create pain for drivers, travelers
Work begins next week on a $1 billion revitalization project at Reagan National Airport that officials say will deliver a new concourse for short-hop flights and new security screening areas in 2021.
Luz Lazo, February 17, 2018, Washington Post
- Man arrested after gun allegedly pointed in road rage incident
A 41-year-old Virginia man was arrested Friday after a gun was allegedly pointed from one car at another in a suspected road rage confrontation on Interstate 95 near Laurel, Maryland State Police said.
Clarence Williams, February 16, 2018, Washington Post
- Route 7 widening, BRT through Tysons set to move forward
Plans to widen Route 7 and bring bus rapid transit to the Tysons area are set to get a boost next week from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Max Smith, February 17, 2018, WTOP
- DDOT suspends construction work for Presidents Day
In observance of Presidents Day on Monday, February 19, 2018, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction activities on the District's roadways and sidewalks.
February 16, 2018, DDOT
- Four track projects will impact 79 days of rail service this year
In a press release issued on Tuesday, Metro announced 79 days of track shutdowns and single-tracking affecting all lines. The projects start in July and end in December.
Stephen Repetski, February 16, GGW
- Comment period for Nice Bridge project closes February 20
"Option 2" for the design-build project would not provide separation between bicyclists and motorists. Watch a video about project plans and comment.
February 16, 2018, MDTA
- Railroads tell Congress many won't meet PTC deadline
A decade after Congress ordered the nation’s railroads to install an automatic braking system that could have prevented more than 130 train wrecks, industry officials said Thursday most lines will need two more years to finish the job.
Ashley Halsey III, February 15, 2018, Washington Post
- Amtrak threatens service cut on tracks lacking speed control
Amtrak’s president and CEO says the railroad will consider suspending service on tracks that don’t have speed controls in place by Dec. 31. That could affect service in much of the United States.
February 15, 2018, WTOP
- Photos: Clarendon's 2018 Mardi Gras Parade
Despite the cancellation of the Mardi Gras Ball and the Jester Jaunt, Clarendon let the good times roll and carried on with the annual Mardi Gras parade.
Bridget Reed Morawski, February 14, 2018, ARLnow
- DC apologizes for mistakenly fining 913 drivers
Hundreds of D.C. drivers can breathe a sigh of relief after the city acknowledged its Department of Motor Vehicles mistakenly sent out hundreds of letters fining drivers.
Megan Cloherty, February 14, 2018, WTOP
- New path will connect UMD to Whole Foods
The path, which both pedestrians and bikers will be able to use, will connect Albion Road and Riverdale Park Station.
Jack Roscoe, February 14, 2018, DBK
- Having three airports is great -- until you go to the wrong one
Amid the usual queries at the information counter at Reagan National Airport -- Where’s the bathroom? Where’s the Cinnabon? Where’s my gate? -- Leanne Omland gets a version of this whopper about once a day: Where’s my airport?
Steve Hendrix, February 13, 2018, Washington Post
- Outstanding crossing guards
FABB congratulates Beeda Lee-Pawlak (Churchill Road Elementary and Haycock Elementary Schools) and Anne Rodriguez (Lake Anne Elementary and Hughes Middle Schools), for their selection as winners of Virginia's 2017-18 Outstanding Crossing Guard Award.
February 13, 2018, FABB
- Major Metrorail projects will continue this year
Metro will conduct several maintenance projects this summer and fall that will dramatically affect service on almost every line -- including the shut down of two Red Line stations for 45 days, the transit agency announced Tuesday.
Martine Powers, February 13, 2018, Washington Post
- 2018 Virginia Bike legislation
There are several bills working their way through the Virginia legislature right now that are of interest to cyclists.
February 13, 2018, WashCycle
- D.C. lays out welcome mat for self-driving cars
D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser on Monday sent a message to companies developing and testing driverless technology: The city is opening its doors to them.
Luz Lazo, February 13, 2018, Washington Post
- Metro to take break from daytime track work cherry blossom weekends
Metro is preparing for the upcoming tourist season, with a spring break from daytime track work over the four weekends of the 2018 Cherry Blossom Festival, the transit agency announced today.
February 13, 2018, WMATA
- Road used by VRE commuters closed
The weekend’s heavy rain caused a road frequently used by Virginia Railway Express commuters in Spotsylvania County to collapse into an 8-foot deep hole. Virginia Route 608/Benchmark Road will be closed for emergency repair until mid-June.
Reem Nadeem, February 13, 2018, WTOP
- Trails part of cuts for Montgomery budget shortfall
Montgomery County is drawing up a savings plan in response to a budget shortfall of nearly $120 million, and it should be no surprise that this means a cut to capital improvement projects in the Department of Parks and Recreation. And that means trails.
February 12, 2018, WashCycle
- Big transportation changes could be coming to Richmond Highway
Southeastern Fairfax County could see big transportation improvements along Richmond Highway (the local name for US Route 1), including an extended Yellow Line, Bus Rapid Transit, and new bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Canaan Merchant, February 12, 2018, GGW
- Metro's 7000-series cars require more electricity
Metro’s new 7000-series railcars are drawing more electricity from the railcar propulsion system than the old cars, causing the agency to need to set aside more money to power its trains.
Stephen Repetski, February 12, 2018, GGW
- Uber mandates a six-hour rest period for frequent drivers
A new update from ride-hailing giant Uber takes aim at drowsy driving.
Faiz Siddiqui, February 12, 2018, Washington Post
- Graphic arrest pictures spark debate over Metro fare evasion
The arrest of a young mother at a D.C. bus stop shined a light on the issue of fare evasion.
Michael Quander, February 11, 2018, WUSA9
- I-66 toll lane project ramping up soon
Construction that will last four years is set to ramp up next month on new Interstate 66 toll lanes outside the Beltway.
Max Smith, February 12, 2018, WTOP
- Problems switching students' Metro passes to SmarTrip
“The One card has not worked, it’s not going to work, and there’s a lot of reasons it doesn’t work,” said Evans, who also is a D.C. Council member.
Martine Powers, February 10, 2018, Washington Post
- Weekend rainfall may drive out severe drought
A flood watch is in effect for much of the area, but the much needed precipitation may help offset the severe drought that has troubled the D.C. area.
Jennifer Ortiz, February 10, 2018, WTOP