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- Three Arlington streets tagged with new $200 speeding fine
At the County Board meeting on Tuesday, County Manager Mark Schwartz announced the first three streets that would be subject to the new fine.
Vernon Miles, February 27, 2020, ARLnow
- D.C. could pay you to ride transit, walk, or bike to work
A bill in the DC Council could give employees the chance to trade in their parking space for extra cash and encourage drivers to explore other commuting options.
David Alpert, Susan Balding, February 27, 2020, GGWash
- DDOT to host safety improvement open house in Ward 3
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host an Open House for Ward 3 residents to learn about current and future safety improvement projects that are advancing Mayor Bowser's Vision Zero and infrastructure goals.
February 26, 2020, DDOT
- D.C.-area transit systems, airports address coronavirus questions
Though Metro is preparing for the possible spread of the coronavirus or a large flu outbreak, the region is not yet seeing stepped-up cleanings on transit systems or in airports.
John Aaron, February 27, 2020, WTOP
- Distractions, drinking and darkness contribute to 30-year high in pedestrian deaths
Pedestrian fatalities on U.S. roads have increased by more than 50 percent over the past decade, while deaths of people riding in cars, trucks and other vehicles remained essentially unchanged, according to an analysis of federal and state data released Thursday.
Michael Laris, February 27, 2020, Washington Post
- Alexandria says yes to 400 Helbiz e-bikes and e-scooters
Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility, has been awarded a permit to operate both its innovative e-bikes and e-scooters in Alexandria, making it the only company to offer both transportation solutions in the market.
Mary Wadland, February 26, 2020, Zebra
- Alexandria may spend millions repairing Holmes Run Trail
The trail, which was damaged in last July’s flash flooding after the Barcroft Dam overflowed, in addition to previous flood damage from 2018, is currently closed in four sections.
February 26, 2020, ALX Now
- Alexandria threatens to go 'back to market' over access at Potomac Yard Metro
After months of stalled discussions over the cost of adding southern access to the Potomac Yard Metro station, Mayor Justin Wilson said the city could start the process of financing it over again.
Vernon Miles, February 26, 2020, ALX Now
- Push to revive late-night Metro service in D.C.
Mayor Muriel Bowser is making another push to get Metro to revive its late-night service in an effort to help boost the District's economy.
Shirin Rajaee, February 26, 2020, Fox5
- Proposed Va. budget increases Metro, public transportation money
The proposed Virginia state budget continues to increase funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and includes an amendment to extend rail and bus service in Northern Virginia.
February 26, 2020, WTOP
- Vienna, Dunn Loring stations get free summer parking
Metro plans to offer free parking this summer at two of the three Orange Line stations set to close for months starting Memorial Day weekend, as the third station sees even more significant disruptions.
Max Smith, February 27, 2020, WTOP
- D.C. prepares for decline in international tourism
D.C. tourism officials say that one specifically lucrative segment of local tourism could be impacted by the growing spread of the coronavirus: international visitors.
Martin Austermuhle, February 26, 2020, dcist
- SoberRide to be in operation for St. Patrick's Day
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) will activate its SoberRide program across the region for St. Patrick’s Day. From 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17 until 4 a.m. on Wednesday, March 18, those age 21 and older who have been imbibing can receive a no-cost (up to $15) ride home via Lyft.
February 26, 2020, Inside NoVa
- Metro's final 7000 series railcar arrives
Metro marks a milestone Wednesday with the delivery of its last 7000 series rail car.
Sam Sweeney, February 26, 2020, WJLA
- Md. trains break down more often than any others in the U.S.
If you’ve ridden Maryland’s MARC commuter rail lines, Baltimore’s Light Rail system or the Baltimore Metro Subway at any point in the past few years and felt like they were breaking down more often than other systems, statistically, you may be on to something.
Alex Holt, February 26, 2020, GGWash
- Amazon's self-driving delivery robots are green-lit for Va.
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) package delivery robots could soon hit Virginia's sidewalks and roadways.
Jonathan Capriel, February 25, 2020, WBJ
- Limited late-night Metro service is hurting D.C. economy, study says
The lack of late-night Metro service is hurting the District’s economy, which derives a significant amount of revenue from the nightlife industry, according to a study released Wednesday.
Justin George, February 26, 2020, Washington Post
- Five locations considered for sidewalk installation in Vienna
On Monday night, Vienna Town Council will consider a sidewalks project with initial locations for sidewalks to be installed in the town. The late Vienna Council Member Maud Robinson left majority of her estate to fund sidewalks over five years in areas where they're not being planned or funded.
Emily Leayman, February 24, 2020, Vienna Patch
- Traffic calming changes planned for Monticello Boulevard
A number of traffic calming changes will eventually be coming to Monticello Blvd in the Alexandria’s North Ridge neighborhood.
James Cullum, February 25, 2020, ALX Now
- Water taxi to resume commuter service
The Alexandria City Council has unanimously approved a license agreement to allow Potomac Riverboat Company’s water taxi to ferry commuters from the waterfront to the District Wharf in D.C.
James Cullum, February 25, 2020, ALX Now
- Metro starts receiving public comment on proposed budget
The transit agency is proposing several system-wide changes.
Sam Sweeney, February 24, 2020, WJLA
- DC homeless shuttle program will stay through June
The program, which helps homeless families get to work and school, was slated to run out of money March 13.
John Henry, February 25, 2020, WUSA9
- Metro might charge bus riders more for paying cash
In one proposal, Metro is suggesting a 25-cent surcharge -- on top of the regular fare -- for people paying cash to board the bus, or using cash to add value to their SmarTrip cards on the bus.
Margaret Barthel, February 25, 2020, WAMU
- Eastern downtown protected bike lane vote March 3rd
The DC Council will vote on March 3rd emergency legislation to complete the 9th Street NW protected bike lane between Florida Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue.
Jeremiah Lowery, February 24, 2020, WABA
- Accessible transit signage can work for everyone
When it’s done right, accessible transit signage makes public transportation more usable for everyone, and allows people -- especially those with disabilities -- fuller access to the region’s transport system.
Jonathan Paul Katz, February 25, 2020, GGWash
- Five things you should know about Lyft and Uber's climate impacts
My colleagues and I just released a short report -- Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks: Steering a Growing Industry toward a Clean Transportation Future -- analyzing the climate pollution associated with these services and making recommendations to ensure they help improve our transportation choices without increasing pollution and congestion.
Jeremy Martin, February 25, 2020, Union of Concerned Scientists
- Quest to find safest Wiehle Ave. pedestrian crossing near Campus Commons begins
A study group will scout the area this week to find the best option for constructing a future pedestrian crossing at Wiehle Avenue near the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station.
Fatimah Waseem, February 24, 2020, Reston Now
- Eisenhower partnership fights for increased bus frequency
The Eisenhower Partnership is making a last-minute push to try to salvage a 15-minute bus service plan for Eisenhower Avenue ahead of tomorrow’s City Council meeting.
Vernon Miles, February 24, 2020, ALX Now
- Are people who ride bikes, scooters on sidewalk in Central Business District fined?
According to D.C.'s Department of Motor Vehicles, zero tickets were handed out to cyclists or people scooting in the Central Business District in 2019.
Eliana Block, February 24, 2020, WUSA9
- Woman struck by Metro train near Rockville Metro
A woman suffered life-threatening, traumatic injuries after a Metro train struck her not far from the Rockville station Tuesday morning. Metro Transit police said in a tweet that the woman had climbed a fence next to the Metro tracks in Montgomery County.
Colleen Kelleher, February 25, 2020, WTOP