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- In the move toward personal mobility devices, D.C.'s poorest are left behind
Chances are, if you live in Ward 7 or Ward 8, you’ve never seen a scooter in your neighborhood, let alone had an opportunity to rent one.
Luz Lazo, December 15, 2018, Washington Post
- D.C. area hit hard by flooded roads
The rain drenched the Washington metro area and kept first responders busy as drivers needed rescuing after trying to cross flooded roads Saturday.
Victoria Sanchez, December 15, 2018, WJLA
- Dockless bike-share rolls into North Bethesda
Montgomery County is expanding a dockless bike-share program -- tested for a year in Silver Spring and Takoma Park -- to North Bethesda.
Caitlynn Peetz, December 14, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
- A more pedestrian-friendly Wilson Blvd.
The Arlington County Board today approved a contract to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility along a segment of Wilson Boulevard, bordering the Ashton Heights and Ballston-Virginia Square neighborhoods.
December 15, 2018, Arlington County
- Is music at Metro stations gone for good?
If you missed hearing smooth jazz over the speakers in some Metro stations, good news: It’s making a comeback.
Max Smith, December 15, 2018, WTOP
- Little Paint Branch Trail extension to open soon
The project will create a connection between the Paint Branch Trail, part of the Anacostia Tributary Trail System, and the Little Paint Branch Trail which is entirely within the Little Paint Branch Park in Beltsville.
December 14, 2018, WashCycle
- CSX commits $91M to improve railroad bottleneck in Baltimore
The Howard Street Tunnel expansion is back on track after the railroad CSX Transportation reversed its decision to pull out of the project.
December 13, 2018, WJZ
- Governments overlap, so Arlington is simplifying
Arlington County recently acquired Fairfax Drive and 10th Street N., a thoroughfare through Clarendon and Ballston, from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
D. Taylor Reich, December 14, 2018, GGW
- Metro Red Line, OmniRide increase service starting Monday
Thousands of commuters looking to get out of the region’s terrible traffic will have more-frequent Metro or bus service starting Monday.
Max Smith, December 14, 2018, WTOP
- Metro extends, improves Rush Hour Promise
Beginning January 1, Metrorail or Metrobus customers using a registered SmarTrip card who experiences a rush-hour delay of 10-minutes or more will receive a Metro credit for future travel.
December 13, 2018, WMATA
- Arlington gears up to ask for millions for Lee Hwy. changes
Arlington is gearing up to ask for millions in I-66 toll revenue to fund a series of changes along Lee Highway, including the creation of a dedicated bus and HOV lane along the road during rush hours.
Alex Koma, December 13, 2018, ARLnow
- Rain today and tomorrow could bring flooding
With drenching rain on the way for the Northern Virginia area, a flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Skip Wood, December 13, 2018, Arlington Patch
- No across-the-board Metro fare hikes, but some riders may pay more
Metro will now charge riders more to ride on weekends or holidays when there are large regional events such as July 4, and also charge riders to park on those days.
Max Smith, December 13, 2018, WTOP
- Lyft adds Metro to app
The Lyft app is no longer just about ridehailing. It will now also show public transportation times, alongside the company’s expanding portfolio of alternative transit options.
Maria Carrasco, December 13, 2018, dcist
- Metro board postpones decision on late night service
The balancing act between providing service to late-night riders and doing preventative maintenance is getting a deeper look after the D.C. members of the Metro board demanded a return to 3 a.m. weekend and midnight weeknight closures.
Jordan Pascale, December 13, 2018, WAMU
- D.C. giving more parking to tour buses
By spring 2019, the District will nearly double the number of street parking zones reserved for tour bus parking.
Mitch Wander, December 13, 2018, GGW
- 65 Md. officials urge Metro to restore late night service
The coordinated move from dozens of Maryland officials show that it’s not just DC who is concerned about the continued late night service cuts.
David Whitehead, December 13, 2018, GGW
- D.C. switching to LED streetlights
D.C. is hoping to convert all 75,000 of its warm, yellow streetlights to cheaper, more energy-efficient LED bulbs.
December 13, 2018, WAMU
- New plan will guide Four Mile Run Valley's future
A new area plan is in place to guide the future of Arlington’s Four Mile Run Valley, home to some of the last land in the County zoned for industrial use.
December 13, 2018, Arlington County
- Arrest made in sexual assault of Metro rider
Police say one man has been arrested in the sexual assault and robbery of a woman abducted after leaving a Metro station in Prince George’s County, and investigators still are looking for a second suspect identified in the case.
Lynn Bui, Peter Hermann, December 12, 2018, Washington Post
- Silver Line rail ties are flawed
Hundreds of concrete rail ties installed at track crossovers along the second phase of the Silver Line are flawed, officials say, a problem that could further delay the multibillion-dollar rail project that is already 13 months behind schedule.
Lori Aratani, December 12, 2018, Washington Post
- SoberRide available during holidays
The nonprofit organization Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will again partner with Lyft, the popular ride sharing company, to provide a SoberRide service to the D.C. metro area during the holiday season.
Alessia Grunberger, December 12, 2018, Takoma Park Patch
- Trains to start running on new Silver Line tracks
In a significant milestone, Metro ran a track inspection vehicle Tuesday from the current end of the Silver Line through to the area around Dulles Airport, the contractor building the second phase of the line said.
Max Smith, December 12, 2018, WTOP
- Lyft offers rides to grocery stores to D.C. Residents
Lyft is partnering with Martha's Table to help residents in Southeast Washington travel to the grocery store because there are limited transportation options in the area.
December 12, 2018, WJLA
- Md., Va. oppose plan for more Metro service
Officials in both states say the proposal from General Manager Paul J. Wiedefeld -- to be considered at a Metro board meeting Thursday -- would break a new 3 percent cap on annual increases in the operating subsidies they give the transit system.
Robert McCartney, Faiz Siddiqui, December 12, 2018, Washington Post
- Arlington readies bicycling plan update
Arlington transportation planners are weighing major revisions to the guiding document for the future of the county’s bike infrastructure, sketching out a wish list of new trails and bike lanes they want to see over the coming years.
Alex Koma, December 11, 2018, ARLnow
- Wilson Blvd. upgrades expected this spring
The county could soon get started on some eagerly awaited improvements to Wilson Blvd in Virginia Square this spring.
Catherine Douglas Moran, December 11, 2018, ARLnow
- Construction on Ballston Quarter pedestrian bridge ramps up
The construction of a new pedestrian bridge linking Ballston Quarter to the area’s Metro station is picking up steam.
Alex Koma, December 11, 2018, ARLnow
- Mayor Bowser awards Vision Zero grants
Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that $317,000 in Vision Zero grants will be awarded to community organizations working to implement new safety programs to reduce traffic related incidents in local neighborhoods.
December 11, 2018, DDOT
- DC Streetcar reaches passenger milestone
The District Department of Transportation today announced that the DC Streetcar has served 3 million passengers since opening on February 27, 2016.
December 11, 2018, DDOT