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Metrobus ads are talking
For the last few months, Metro has run GPS-enabled audio ads on certain bus routes promoting everything from spring break transportation to local hospitals. And people are starting to notice.
Jordan Pascale, March 18, 2019, WAMU
Bus-only lanes proposed for downtown D.C.
Your bus ride in DC may get quicker this summer, thanks to a proposed downtown bus lane pilot. Buses on H and I Streets past the White House will get dedicated bus lanes during rush hours from early June to late September.
Caitlin Rogger, March 18, 2019, GGW
Cost of parking to blame for Arlington's high child care costs
Child care in Arlington County is the most expensive in the region -- and it’s among the most expensive in the country. One reason for this is a regulation that says child care facilities must have one parking space for each employee, regardless of whether those employees drive to work.
Martin Austermuhle, March 15, 2019, WAMU
Vesper Trail ribbon-cutting, take two
Inclement weather forced the postponement of the March 1 ceremony inaugurating the new Vesper Trail linking Tysons and north Vienna. We’re pleased to announce that Fairfax County now plans to hold the ribbon cutting for the trail on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 to 11:00 am.
March 18, 2019, FABB
Arlington Board approves multimillion dollar Amazon package
Under the proposed package, Amazon could receive a direct payout estimated to be worth $23 million directly from the county and benefit from $458 million in transportation, housing and infrastructure spending over a 10-15 year period.
Sophia Barnes, Christian Paz, March 17, 2019, NBC Washington
Park service doesn't have money to fix potholes
As commuters complain about potholes, the National Park Service believes it has less than half the money it would need to fix key routes like the George Washington Parkway, Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Rock Creek Parkway.
Max Smith, March 17, 2019, WTOP
Metrobus involved in crash with injuries
Five people were injured and one person is in critical condition after a car ran a red light and crashed into a Metrobus early Saturday morning in DC, according to police.
Jonathan Franklin, March 16, 2019, WJLA
Circulator won't go to Audi Field this season
The DC Circulator will not run buses to the stadium on match days as it did last year. Instead, the Eastern Market to L’Enfant Plaza route will remain on its regular route along M Street, which is about half a mile away from Audi Field.
Max Smith, March 16, 2019, WTOP
Water main break behind rush-hour Orange Line delays
Two days of rush-hour service cuts on the Orange Line in Maryland and eastern D.C. are due to a water main break, Metro said Friday evening.
Max Smith, March 15, 2019, WTOP
New bus lanes coming this summer to downtown D.C.
Jammed downtown streets near the White House will get bus lanes this summer in place of current rush-hour lanes of traffic.
Max Smith, March 15, 2019, WTOP
Capital Bikeshare to provide 500 electric bikes across D.C. area
The rollout begins on March 18 and comes after a pilot program for the motorized bikes launched last year.
Andrew Giambrone, March 15, 2019, Curbed
The CDC is studying e-scooter injuries
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a spike in injuries related to the use of electric scooters.
Luz Lazo, March 15, 2019, Washington Post
Air pollution more deadly than smoking, new study finds
Air pollution causes more deaths than smoking and almost double the number of deaths researchers had previously thought, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
March 15, 2019, Fox5
Electric Capital Bikeshare bikes will now cost more than traditional ones
Capital Bikeshare’s popular electric pedal-assist bikes will cost more to use starting next month.
Max Smith, March 15, 2019, WTOP
Bicycle lanes on Woodley Place would fill a critical infrastructure gap
Bicycle lanes on Woodley Place NW would fill in a critical gap in Woodley Park's bicycle infrastructure. On Monday, March 18 ANC 3C commissioners will discuss a District Department of Transportation (DDOT) proposal to add the lanes.
Josh Rising, March 15, 2019, GGW
SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with defrauding investors
U.S. regulators charged Volkswagen and former CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal.
March 15, 2019, WJLA
Metro announces break from weekend track work during Cherry Blossom season
Metro is planning to welcome area residents and visitors traveling during the busy Cherry Blossom season with a four-week suspension of almost all weekend track work beginning Saturday, March 23. Many of Metro's highest ridership days occur during Cherry Blossom season when weekend ridership can nearly double.
March 14, 2019, WMATA
Why Metro is trying to hack into its own railcars
Metro plans to hack its own new 7000 Series railcars over the next few months to figure out whether missing cybersecurity requirements in the contract left Metro data exposed or riders at risk.
Max Smith, March 15, 2019, WTOP
Person struck, killed by Metro train
A person died after being struck by a Metro train outside Fort Totten Thursday night, according to D.C. Fire and EMS.
Reem Nadeem, March 14, 2019, WTOP
Five takeaways from Washington Pedestrian Safety Summit
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association hosted its third Vision Zero Summit Thursday gathering transportation leaders, elected officials, decision-makers and the private sector to discuss best practices and regional commitment to eliminating traffic deaths.
Jordan Pascale, March 14, 2019, WAMU
Metro 2020 budget extends Yellow Line to Greenbelt, increases Red Line service
The Metro board gave unanimous preliminary approval on Thursday to its $3.5 billion fiscal year 2020 budget, which starts in June of this year.
Natalie Delgadillo, March 14, 2019, WAMU
VRE advancing Crystal City expansion ahead of Amazon vote
Virginia Railway Express is moving forward with plans to build an expanded Crystal City Station, a key step needed to expand and improve service.
Max Smith, March 14, 2019, WTOP
Injured bald eagle found on Metro tracks near Morgan Boulevard
A bald eagle was found on the tracks near the Morgan Boulevard Metro station in Prince George’s County on Wednesday with apparent injuries, forcing trains to single-track during the evening rush hour.
Marissa J. Lang, March 13, 2019, Washington Post
Ford announces U.S. job cuts
Ford Motor Co. announced Wednesday it is cutting U.S. salaried jobs as part of a reorganization, but did not specify how many workers would be affected.
Tal Axelrod, March 13, 2019, The Hill
Metro seeks proposals to provide subsidized late-night transportation
Metro has issued a request for proposals to provide discounted on-demand transportation for late-night employees during hours when Metrorail is closed.
March 13, 2019, WMATA
WMATA plans to rebuild 14th St. bus garage with retail, keep diesel fleet
WMATA is revamping its crumbling northern bus garage on 14th Street using state-of-the-art “green” construction and electric systems. The proposed new garage will bring retail to enliven the street, but many residents are disappointed it won't replace polluting diesel buses with electric ones.
Alex Dodds, March 13, 2019, GGW
Fiat Chrysler recalling 850K vehicles in US that don't meet emissions standards
The recall is the result of an EPA emissions investigation and follows testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler, the EPA said.
Michael Burke, March 13, 2019, The Hill
Md. moving ahead with road-widening, tolls on I-495, I-270
A no-build option is still there, but the remainder of possible changes boil down to simply widening these highways by adding new lanes with a variety of toll, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV), or reversible travel lane options.
Ross Filice, March 13, 2019, GGW
Area law enforcement agencies to practice traffic management plan
Northern Virginia Emergency Response System is sponsoring a full-scale exercise on March 31, 2019 in Arlington, VA through funding provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Members of the public will see an increase in public safety vehicles and law enforcement officers in the area.
March 13, 2019, Arlington County
Plans taking shape for Rosslyn streets
Plans are coming together for a major transformation of Rosslyn’s streets, as county officials advance a series of proposals designed to someday make the neighborhood a bit more friendly to cyclists and pedestrians.
Alex Koma, March 12, 2019, ARLnow

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