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Nice Bridge renamed
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s office announced that the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge has been renamed.
Sarah Gibson, October 20, 2018, WTOP
Uber driver carjacked in Bethesda
Police searching for black, four-door Honda Civic taken in Friday evening incident
Glynis Kazanjian, October 19, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
You thought Metro 24/7 track work was done?
Metro has many more round-the-clock work zones planned, starting with Blue and Yellow Line shutdowns in November and December and again next summer, and continuing long-term, including an Orange Line shutdown in the summer of 2020.
Max Smith, October 19, 2018, WTOP
Louisiana Ave. protected bike lane community meeting
After more than three years working to fill a gap in Downtown DC’s protected bike lane network on Louisiana Ave, the project is moving forward.
Garrett Hennigan, October 19, 2018, WABA
Lime is second company to bring dockless scooters to Arlington
Lime has become the second company to start offering dockless electric scooters in Arlington, expanding into the county soon after officials signed off on a pilot program to allow more of the vehicles around the area.
Alex Koma, October 18, 2018, ARLnow
MCPS vows to work to increase pedestrian safety
Following a spate of pedestrian-involved crashes in the county, including one that left a man with life-threatening injuries Thursday morning, Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith said he intends to work closely with county officials to investigate ways to improve pedestrian safety.
Caitlynn Peetz, October 18, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
Fairfax police offered pedestrian, bicyclist safety campaign
Accidents between pedestrians and cars have become more frequent, according to the Fairfax County Police Department.
Fatimah Waseem, October 18, 2018, Reston Now
Metro seeks public input on fare raises, parking
Metro riders and others can now weigh in on plans that could end free parking on weekends and holidays -- and raise fares on days there are large events like presidential inaugurations, championship parades or massive protests.
Max Smith, October 19, 2018, WTOP
Fight over toll lanes clouds D.C. area's transportation future
A fight over Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan administration’s plans to add toll lanes to an expanded Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 spilled over Wednesday into what is often a staid regional vote to adopt a long-range transportation plan describing how we will get around over the next 25 years.
Max Smith, October 18, 2018, WTOP
Montgomery County Council urges Metro to keep rider advocacy group
Montgomery County officials are urging the Metro board to keep its Riders' Advisory Council, the sole direct rider liaison to transit agency officials.
FAiz Siddiqui, October 18, 2018, Washington Post
Lyft joins D.C.'s dockless scooter market
Ridehailing company Lyft is the latest firm to get in on the rentable scooter game, launching a fleet of black-and-pink scooters in D.C. on Thursday.
Rachel Sadon, Jordan Pascale, October 18, 2018, WAMU
Is D.C. street sweeping a money-making scheme?
It’s working, according to the District Department of Public Works, which up 4,361 tons of waste last year. That’s enough to fill 159 tractor trailers.
Jacob Fenston, October 18, 2018, WAMU
TSA releases plan for expansion of biometrics tech
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently released a plan to expand the use of biometrics technology to enhance security and increase efficiency.
Melina Druga, October 18, 2018, Transportation Today
Capital Crescent Trail plaza ribbon cutting Nov 3
Montgomery Parks, Montgomery County, The Montgomery Parks Foundation and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) will name a new park plaza on the Capital Crescent Trail after the late Neal Potter, former Montgomery County Executive and six-term member of the County Council on November 3, 2018 at 10 a.m.
October 18, 2018, WashCycle
Arlington gets warmed up for Marine Corps Marathon traffic
The Marine Corps Marathon returns to Arlington next Sunday (Oct. 28), likely bringing over 30,000 runners to Arlington and a resulting tangle of road closures and transportation changes.
Vernon Miles, October 17, 2018, ARLnow
Arlington officials to seek federal funds for highway projects
Arlington officials will request just over $1.5 million in funding through a federal-government grant program for roadway improvements, with any projects that receives cash not requiring a local match.
October 17, 2018, Inside NoVa
Sameride offers new Reston-Arlington route
Sameride, a ridesharing app that allows drivers and passengers to offer and request rides, has launched a new route from Herndon, Reston and Loudoun County to Arlington and the District.
Fatimah Waseem, October 17, 2018, Reston Now
October is 2nd-most dangerous month for driving
October is now one of the deadliest months of the year on roadways across the country, AAA Mid-Atlantic says.
Josh Rosenthal, October 17, 2018, Fox5
Metrorail inspection report made available
Among federal inspectors' findings: Some tunnels are completely dark, which could make emergency evacuations difficult; whack-a-mole efforts to contain water leaks are only partially making progress with some steady flows remaining, and work zone safety and power alarms are not always properly addressed.
Max Smith, October 18, 2018, WTOP
Transportation plan says congestion will increase 43 percent
The plan, called Visualize 2045, looks at all the ways people will get around the region in the future and plans for $291 billion worth of maintenance and new road, bike and public transportation projects.
Jordan Pascale, October 17, 2018, WAMU
Regional leaders approve a vision for commuters
By 2045, there could be more than 1.2 million people living in the Washington region. Many will still depend on cars to get around, but a greater number will take advantage of a network of bike lanes, bus rapid transit systems and light-rail to help them get where they want to go.
Lori Aratani, October 17, 2018, Washington Post
One sidewalk is closed on Arlington Memorial Bridge
On Monday morning the Arlington Memorial Bridge renovation project hit the road closure portion of its work and as a result the downstream sidewalk is now closed for a year.
October 17, 2018, WashCycle
Metro seeks input on proposed parking changes, peak rail fares for events
Metro is considering changes to parking fees and hours to respond to market trends and improve customer experience, as well as seeking the ability to charge regular (peak) rail fares during large-scale regional events in an effort to recover a portion of the extraordinary costs of providing rush-hour service levels and staffing costs to support such events.
October 16, 2018, WMATA
One escalator at Court House Metro out of service for a year
Six escalators at the station are being replaced over the next year, and contractors are using the out-of-service escalator’s shaft to move materials in and out of the station.
Kery Murakami, October 16, 2018, Washington Post
JBG Smith experiments with cooling Crystal City parking lots
Crystal City’s biggest property owner is now testing out a new pavement sealant in a bid to bring down temperatures and reduce the “heat island” effect increasingly plaguing urban areas.
Alex Koma, October 16, 2018, ARLnow
Contract prepped for pedestrian, bicycle improvements on McKinley Rd.
Arlington County Board members on Oct. 20 are expected to award a contract worth up to $426,700 for modify curbs and intersections and establish a median along McKinley Road from Wilson Boulevard north to 11th Street North.
October 17, 2018, Inside NoVa
Montgomery Council asks Md. to reduce speed limit on Georgia Ave.
All nine members of the Montgomery County Council have signed a letter asking Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn to lower the 45 mph speed limit on a stretch of Georgia Avenue in Aspen Hill.
Dan Schere, October 16, 2018, Bethesda Magazine
D.C. moves forward with gas-powered leaf blower ban
On Tuesday, Councilmember Cheh testified that phasing out the use of these leaf blowers will have a “considerable effect on the air quality” in the District.
Chelsea Cirruzzo, October 16, 2018, WUSA9
Changes proposed for Prince William Co., Manassas commuter buses
A series of significant commuter and local bus changes in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia are the subject of public hearings that start Wednesday.
Max Smith, October 16, 2018, WTOP
Metro to open early for Marine Corps Marathon
Metrorail will open two hours early -- at 6:00 a.m. -- on Sunday, October 28, for the 43nd annual Marine Corps Marathon. To accommodate high ridership, Metro will operate extra Blue and Yellow Line trains the day of the event.
October 15, 2018, WMATA

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