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Hole appears in Beltway bridge
As more holiday traffic gets on the road Tuesday, D.C.-area travelers have encountered major delays in Prince George’s County stemming from emergency repairs to patch up a hole that opened up on a bridge on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway.
Jack Moore, November 21, 2017, WTOP
Uber covered up cyberattack that exposed user data
Hackers reportedly stole the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world in October 2016, as well as the personal information of about 7 million drivers, including about 600,000 U.S. driver’s license numbers.
Melanie Zanona, November 21, 2017, The Hill
Transportation fatalities on the rise
Ahead of the busy Thanksgiving travel period this weekend, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released new data on Tuesday showing that 2,030 -- or 5 percent -- more people died in transportation incidents last year than the previous year.
Melanie Zanona, November 21, 2017, The Hill
D.C. restores taxi serivice for people with disabilities
After a public outcry, the Bowser administration has reversed cuts to a popular, on-demand taxicab service for people with disabilities and senior citizens.
Martin Di Caro, November 21, 2017, WAMU
Major track work returning to Red Line this weekend
Some Red Line riders may need to make alternate travels plans starting this Saturday, Nov. 25. A SafeTrack-like reconstruction project will close Takoma station for 16 days to allow work crews to replace the mainline interlocking, the section of track where trains cross from one side to the other.
Martin Di Caro, November 21, 2017, WAMU
Metro reform board plan faces legal questions
The centerpiece of former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s reform plan for Metro is failing to gain the necessary support, raising questions about whether the Washington region should continue to spend time debating its controversial proposal to replace the transit authority’s board of directors with a smaller “reform board.”
Martin Di Caro, November 21, 2017, WAMU
DDOT will suspend construction for the Thanksgiving holiday
In observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction activities on the District's roadways and sidewalks from 12 pm, Wednesday, November 22, through Friday, November 24, 2017.
November 21, 2017, DDOT
Fairfax Connector changes include express service to D.C.
Earlier today, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a new Fairfax Connector express service from the Fairfax County Government Center to downtown Washington, D.C., (Route 699), and improvements to existing express service from Springfield to the Pentagon (Route 395), and to Route 463 in Vienna and Tysons.
November 21, 2017, Fairfax County
Ground broken on I-66 expansion outside Beltway
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe led a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the long-awaited multibillion dollar highway project that would expand I-66 to 10 lanes outside the Beltway -- three regular lanes and two Express Lanes in each direction.
Dick Uliano, November 20, 2017, WTOP
Uber signs deal to buy 24,000 autonomous vehicles from Volvo
Uber swung one of the largest deals for autonomous vehicles Monday, ordering 24,000 vehicles from Volvo -- a move that is expected to advance the case for self-driving cars on American streets.
Peter Holley, November 20, 2017, Washington Post
Senate Tax Plan would repeal the bicycle commuter benefit
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has moved from the House to the Senate, and so last week Sen. Orrin Hatch(R-UT) released the “Chairman’s Mark” to the Senate’s version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
November 20, 2017, WashCycle
How the new I-66 HOT lanes will change your commute
Northern Virginia’s third HOT (High-Occupancy Toll) lanes project will soon be open to the motoring public.
Martin Di Caro, November 20, 2017, WAMU
If you see something, say something this holiday season
There are no known threats to Arlington County, however, the public is encouraged to remain vigilant, particularly in areas where large crowds of people typically gather such as shopping centers, restaurant districts, religious services, and public transportation hubs to name a few.
November 20, 2017, Arlington County
Metro service information for Thanksgiving weekend
On Thanksgiving Day, rail and bus service will operate on holiday schedules.
November 20, 2017, WMATA
Arlington County Board approves parking guidelines for Metro corridors
“These guidelines reflect the fact that the increase in transportation options in our Metro corridors means that some new developments will require less parking,” Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said.
November 18, 2017, Arlington County
BWI aims to reduce traffic congestion as holiday approaches
Getting in and out of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport may be easier through Thanksgiving and the rest of the holidays this year.
Colin Campbell, November 20, 2017, Baltimore Sun
Arlington police cite drivers for not yielding to pedestrians
Arlington County Police cited 11 drivers in two places earlier this week for failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.
Chris Teale, November 17, 2017, ARLnow
Va. pulls guardrail from approved products list
According to three lawsuits filed against the manufacturer of the Lindsay X-LITE guardrail, instead of deflecting vehicles, in some cases the X-LITE pierces them with deadly consequences.
November 15, 2017, NBC Washington
Crystal City BID proposes pedestrian walkway to Reagan National
The Crystal City Business Improvement District revealed its vision for a pedestrian walkway linking Crystal City to Reagan National Airport at public meetings this week.
Jeff Clabaugh, November 17, 2017, WTOP
Transurban: 495 Express Lanes save drivers millions of hours
The 495 Express Lanes are marking their fifth anniversary. Transurban, the company that built and manages the toll lanes, says they are saving millions of drivers millions of hours.
Dick Uliano, November 19, 2017, WTOP
Commuter Stores closed Thursday, Friday for Thanksgiving holiday
Commuter Stores and Mobile Commuter Stores will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. CommuterDirect.com and ART customer service call centers will be closed. On Thursday, ART 41, 45, 51, 55, and 87 will operate on Sunday schedules. Other ART routes will not operate. On Friday, ART 41, 42, 43, 45, 51, 55, 77, and 87 will operate on Saturday schedules. Other ART routes will not operate. Arlington County government offices, libraries and facilities will be closed both days.
November 19, 2017, Commuter Store
Former Metro inspector general says she was kept under tight watch
Metro’s former inspector general said the office was kept under close watch during her tenure -- scrutiny that wasn’t applied in her previous job as an assistant IG in a federal agency -- days after a Senate panel questioned the independence of Metro’s internal watchdog.
Faiz Siddiqui, November 18, 2017, Washington Post
Construction on I-66 outside the beltway project begins next month
As the second phase in an overhaul of the Interstate 66 corridor, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) I-66 outside the Capital Beltway project encompasses 22.5 miles of roadway between Gainesville and Dunn Loring.
Angela Woolsey, November 17, 2017, Fairfax County Times
This little free library in Arlington includes bike repair station [video]
A pop-up library in the Penrose area of Arlington features a bike repair station.
November 17, 2017, NBC Washington
Metrobus rider arrested for indecent exposure, assault
Metro police have arrested a 48-year-old man who allegedly exposed himself and assaulted a bus rider Thursday afternoon.
Martine Powers, November 17, 2017, Washington Post
Metro fare jumper arrested for carrying illegal firearm
A 21-year-old man was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm and assaulting a police officer Thursday after he was stopped by Metro Transit Police officers who caught him squeezing through fare gates at the Minnesota Avenue station.
Martine Powers, November 17, 2017, Washington Post
Metro: We're getting better, give us another chance
Metro's new message to the region's disgruntled riders is akin to an exhortation from a repentant ex: We're getting better, and we want you back.
Martine Powers, November 16, 2017, Washington Post
Montgomery asks for more transit in state tolling plan
Montgomery County leaders on Thursday urged the state’s transportation chief to expand transit options as part of Maryland’s plan to relieve traffic by adding toll lanes to the Capital Beltway, Interstate 270 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
Katherine Shaver, November 16, 2017, Washington Post
VDOT pitches 'multimodal corridor' in I-66 forum
State transportation planners are just about ready to kick off a massive widening project on Interstate 66 from Tyson’s Corner to Gainesville, a $2.3-billion construction effort in all.
Alex Koma, November 17, 2017, Inside NoVa
Prince George's residents worried about high-speed train
Several Prince George's County municipalities and residents have expressed concerns about the potential effects of a project to develop a high-speed superconducting magnetic train between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
Evan Silvera, November 17, 2017, Diamondback