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- Upcoming forum to look at plans for I-66 in Vienna area
The Virginia Department of Transportation will host a community forum on upcoming work on Interstate 66 near the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station on Wednesday, Sept. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Providence Community Center, 3001 Vaden Drive in Fairfax.
August 19, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Va. transportation officials pin hopes on revenue boosts, Silver Line
Diminishing fuel-tax returns of about 45 percent have hampered Virginia’s infrastructure-funding efforts, but higher tax rates approved by the General Assembly this year will boost those efforts, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine told the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce at an Aug. 7 panel discussion.
Brian Trompeter, August 16, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Revel offers free moped lessons
The electric moped sharing service is offering lessons seven days a week for registered customers who want to make sure they feel comfortable riding any of the 400 mopeds in their new D.C. fleet.
Liz Anderson, August 17, 2019, WTOP
- After years-long slump, Dulles International Airport bounces back
In the past two years, more than a half-dozen international carriers have announced new or expanded service from Dulles to destinations as diverse as San Salvador, Cape Verde and Hong Kong. And United, the dominant airline at Dulles, is beefing up its domestic offerings with more service to cities in Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
Lori Aratani, August 17, 2019, Washington Post
- Potomac Yard Metro construction drags
“Frankly, this summer we were not able to get the amount of work that we wanted to get done, done,” Fred Robertson, a project manager with WMATA, said.“ I think we were optimistic about what we could get done.”
August 15, 2019, Alexandria Times
- With the arrival of mopeds in DC, some concerned about pedestrian safety
"It’s a toss-up to me to see that D.C. is so energized, behind this effort but not so energized by making sure that our streets are safe,” Valentine said.
Anna-Lysa Gayle, August 16, 2019, WJLA
- Jack Evans threatened Metro officials in effort to conceal ethics violation
Former Metro chairman Jack Evans threatened the jobs of the agency’s top lawyer and board secretary in an effort to keep secret that the panel’s ethics committee had found he committed a violation, according to confidential agency documents.
Robert McCartney, August 16, 2019, Washington Post
- Rowers, bicyclists and pedestrians face off over new Anacostia River crossing
A proposal for a new pedestrian and bike bridge over the Anacostia River has pitted area rowers against the region’s bikers and pedestrians.
Luz Lazo, August 16, 2019, Washington Post
- City of Alexandria wants applicants for PARK(ing) Day
The City of Alexandria is currently accepting permit applications for “parklets” -- temporary parks located in parking spaces around Alexandria as part of PARK(ing) Day on September 20.
August 16, 2019, Zebra
- Pilot program allowing electric bikes, scooters on Montgomery trails gets mixed reviews
Some commenters say the electric vehicles, which can travel up to 20 mph, are a danger to pedestrians, particularly children and the elderly.
Caitlynn Peetz, August 16, 2019, Bethesda Magazine
- Metro expects everything to get back to normal Sept. 9 -- including parking fees
When six Blue and Yellow Line stations reopen at 5 a.m. on Sept. 9, Metro expects everything will return to normal, including the fees charged at the stations’ parking lots.
Max Smith, August 16, 2019, WTOP
- D.C. to present traffic safety recommendations for neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park
On September 9, D.C. transportation officials will unveil street safety recommendations for the city’s northernmost neighborhoods east of Rock Creek Park, including Takoma, Manor Park, Shepherd Park, Brightwood, Lamond Riggs, and Colonial Village.
Andrew Giambrone, August 16, 2019, Curbed
- System shutdown impacts US customs at airports nationwide
Air travelers across the country were struck with delays Friday due to a computer issue that prevented customs officials from processing new arrivals.
Tal Axelrod, August 16, 2019, The Hill
- 11 area sports venues you can get to on transit
Nothing brings together a city much like its sports teams, and DC is fortunate to be represented by all five major sports leagues as well as lesser known leagues and a wealth of college teams. Happily for those of us who don’t drive, most of them are pretty accessible by transit, too.
Dave Murphy, August 16, 2019, GGWash
- Gasoline expenditures increase 11 percent from 2016 levels
The amount of money spent on gasoline in the United States increased 11 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, reaching a nominal per capita average of $1,072.
Melina Druga, August 16, 2019, Transportation Today
- Dupont Circle, Farragut North chiller fixes delayed again
Metro had most recently said the fixes would be done by mid-August, which would have been the end of this week, after blaming the last round of delays on the need to order more new pipe fittings to accommodate revised designs.
Max Smith, August 15, 2019, WTOP
- WMATA provides final month Metro platform project update
According to the Aug. 8 update, the project is on schedule for the planned Sept. 9 reopening of the Metro stations -- if a major storm or heat wave doesn’t cause any delays.
Cody Mello-Klein, August 15, 2019, Alexandria Times
- Council Approves First Bicycle Master Plan for Town of Herndon
With little fanfare and a nod to staff, the Herndon Town Council unanimously approved the town’s first bicycle master plan on Tuesday (August 13).
Fatimah Waseem, August 15, 2019, Reston Now
- Technology will help keep impaired drivers off the road
Gov. Larry Hogan is teaming up with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) officials to launch a new program to help keep impaired drivers off the road.
Jonathan Franklin, August 15, 2019, ABC7
- VDOT will replace metal road reflectors
Some Virginia highways have turned into danger zones after metal road reflectors come loose and turn into missiles crashing into people's front windshields.
Scott Taylor, August 15, 2019, ABC7
- Rules for riding electric mopeds in D.C.
Before you get ready to roll out on one of those new electric mopeds in DC, our Verify team is giving you all the important rules you need to know.
Rhea Titus, August 15, 2019, WUSA9
- New D.C. development rules are made for walking
A new suite of requirements will ensure that new buildings improve the walkability of the neighborhoods that surround them.
D. Taylor Reich, August 15, 2019, GGWash
- Vehicles you can rent in the D.C. region
Step outside in the D.C. region and you’re bound to see a few rentable vehicles. Cars, scooters, bikes and now mopeds abound.
Jordan Pascale, August 15, 2019, WAMU
- Group makes D.C. streets safer through do-it-yourself urbanism
The DC Department of Transformation -- not to be confused with the District Department of Transportation -- is helping cyclists and pedestrians one plunger, or traffic cone, or ad hoc handstand, at a time.
Natasha Riddle, August 15, 2019, GGWash
- Among D.C.'s bike lanes, the oldest and most popular has 'highest injury risk'
Researchers say that improvements could help reduce crashes and falls in the 15th Street lane.
Luz Lazo, August 15, 2019, Washington Post
- Get ready for more Metro shutdowns next summer
As Metro winds down its longest total track shutdown yet on the Blue and Yellow Lines, riders on other lines need to prepare for closures next summer.
Max Smith, August 14, 2019, WTOP
- Surge in e-scooters prompts safety training in Montgomery
Following the rise in popularity of shared bikes, electric scooters have overtaken docked bikes to become the most popular method of shared transportation.
Alex Hamer, August 14, 2019, Connection
- Fairfax County to limit parking at Wiehle-Reston East garage for three weeks
Commuters who park at the Wiehle-Reston East garage may need to make alternative plans for parking beginning August 19.
Fatimah Waseem, August 14, 2019, Reston Now
- How slowing your commute by 48 seconds could save lives
D.C. transportation officials say they’re getting ready to drop speed limits on city streets.
Pete Muntean, August 13, 2019, WUSA9
- Advocates call for Amazon to add protected bike lanes to HQ2 development plans
Sustainable Mobility for Arlington County is now calling on the tech giant to add protected bike lanes to its site plans. The group wants to see Amazon foot the bill for a low-stress bike network by making it part of the site plan for the first phase of HQ2.
Melissa Howell, August 14, 2019, WTOP