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- Commuter Stores, call centers closed June 18
The Commuter Store Arlington locations, Mobile Commuter Store Arlington locations, CommuterDirect.com Customer Service Call Center, ART - Arlington Transit Call Center, and STAR Call Center will be closed Friday,, June 18 in recognition of the Juneteenth holiday (June 19). Commuter Store locations outside of Arlington will be open. CommuterDirect.com orders placed after 2 p.m. Thursday, June 17 will be processed and mailed on Monday, June 21. ART will operate regular weekday service.
June 14, Commuter Store
- Preliminary work underway to prepare for W&OD bridge at Wiehle Avenue
Preliminary work necessary for the eventual construction of a new pedestrian bridge on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail over Wiehle Avenue has begun.
Scott Fields, June 14, 2021, Reston Now
- Final vote to rename Lee Hwy. in Arlington pushed back a month
It appears more a speed bump than a roadblock, but the effort to rename Lee Highway in Arlington will be taking a one-month detour.
Scott McCaffrey, June 14, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Metro summer Red Line project could have big impact on federal workers
With many people continuing to work from home, the impact on feds remains unknown, because it is unclear when orders will go out to return to the office.
Mike Murillo, June 14, 2021, WTOP
- High-speed rail getting last minute push in Congress
High-speed rail is getting a last-minute push from lawmakers and lobbyists as Congress debates how to revamp the nation’s infrastructure.
Karl Evers-Hillstrom, June 15, 2021, The Hill
- Capital Trails Coalition impact report highlights benefits of a full trail network
Back in April, the Capital Trails Coalition released the National Capital Trail Network (seen above) impact report which showed that a billion dollar investment in trails would pay off with over $2.4 Billion in savings PER YEAR.
June 14, 2021, WashCycle
- Alexandria launches $75M Duke Street transit project planning
The City of Alexandria is giving the green light to its $75 million Duke Street transit project, dubbed “Duke Street in Motion” — and it’s reaching out to residents to gather feedback.
Will Vitka, June 14, 2021, WTOP
- Md. to test new system for I-270 traffic management
Maryland transportation officials will demonstrate a ramp metering system on Interstate 270 next week, with the goal of alleviating congestion and simplifying mergers on one of the state’s busiest roadways.
Alejandro Alvarez, June 14, 2021, WTOP
- Take a first glimpse inside a real Purple Line railcar
The 26 light rail trains that will someday carry Purple Line passengers are looking closer and closer to being ready.
Dan Malouff, June 14, 2021, GGWash
- American Trucking Associations creates climate committee
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) recently created the Climate and Clean Energy Advisory Committee to take action on key environmental issues and help shape the organization’s policies.
Melina Druga, June 14, 2021, Transportation Today
- National Dump the Pump Day
This Thursday, June 17, is National Dump the Pump Day, when everyone who isn’t traveling by bike is encouraged to ride public transportation instead of driving.
June 14, 2021, FABB
- Full overnight I-66 West closures planned at Beltway interchange
The Virginia Department of Transportation is conducting overhead bridge work that will close the westbound direction of I-66.
Emily Leayman, June 11, 2021, Vienna Patch
- Montgomery County will continue shared streets program through summer
Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will continue its “shared streets” program through the summer, in which select roads and parkways are closed to vehicular traffic.
Dan Schere, June 11, 2021, Bethesda Magazine
- More than 50 volunteers gather to help clean up Rock Creek Park
More than 50 volunteers with ASEZ WAO (Save The Earth From A to Z- We Are One) showed up Sunday to help clean up Rock Creek Park, according to the organization.
Samantha Mitchell, June 13, 2021, ABC7
- Officials to consider permanently closing long portion of Beach Drive to motorists
The National Park Service is now planning a meeting next month on what to do with Beach Drive Northwest, from Broad Branch Road all the way to the Maryland border.
Stephanie Ramirez, June 13, 2021, Fox5
- New red light camera in Manassas to start issuing warnings
A new red light camera will be up and running starting on Monday in Manassas, Virginia. It will issue warnings for its first month and will begin charging drivers who run the light after that.
Valerie Bonk, June 13, 2021, WTOP
- Arlington plans to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist John Langston
The Arlington County Board said at its Saturday meeting that it plans to vote next month to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist John Langston, who also was the first Black person to be elected to Congress from Virginia.
June 12, 2021, NBC Washington
- TSA screens more than 2 million travelers, most since start of pandemic
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than 2 million people on Friday, making it the highest number screened in one day since the start of the pandemic last year.
Lexi Lonas, June 12, 2021, The Hill
- D.C. mayor's budget amplifies goal of reducing car travel in the nation's capital
The city’s transportation spending plan fixes roadway infrastructure while advancing projects aimed at buses, bikes and pedestrians.
Luz Lazo, June 11, 2021, Washington Post
- Part of Beach Dr. will stay closed to cars while NPS studies permanent closure
The National Park Service will keep part of Beach Drive car-free through Rock Creek Park while it analyzes what would happen if it made the restriction permanent, the agency said Friday.
Michael Laris, Luz Lazo, June 11, 2021, Washington Post
- D.C. residents unhappy with city response to stop sign camera complaints
A D.C. Council member says promised improvements to better warn drivers about the District's most lucrative stop sign camera have not been delivered, despite what the Department of Transportation said in an email to residents last week.
June 11, 2021, NBC Washington
- Uber, Lyft prices surge amid driver shortage, demand for service
An Uber and Lyft driver shortage is causing higher prices and longer wait times.
Natalie Rubino, June 11, 2021, Fox5
- Single tracking, station closures on Red Line will cause 'significant impact' for Metro riders
Repairs on Metro’s Red Line scheduled to start in July will involve round-the-clock single tracking and station closures that the transit agency said are expected to cause “significant impacts” for customers.
Abigail Constantino, June 11, 2021, WTOP
- Va. will pay up to $500 to lure people back to work
In an effort to attract unemployed residents back to the workforce after months of historic pandemic-induced joblessness, the state is piloting a $3 million “Return to Earn” grant program that will match up to $500 in signing bonuses provided by eligible small businesses.
Ally Schweitzer, June 11, 2021, dcist
- Advocates overjoyed with new and improved INVEST Act
A once-divisive baseline infrastructure bill is quickly transforming into the game-changing legislation America needs to shift the country away from car dominance, many advocates say.
Kea Wilson, June 11, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Active transportation big in 'INVEST' earmarks
An unprecedented number of infrastructure projects “earmarked” in the House infrastructure bill would serve pedestrians, micromobility riders, and people who use assistive devices, in addition to big funding jumps for core active transportation infrastructure programs.
Kea Wilson, June 11, 2021, Streetsblog USA
- Metro projects will bring months of delays, station closures on the Red Line
A Metro tunnel ventilation and platform canopy replacement project will bring months of delays and station closures on the Red Line starting next month through the end of the year. Two stations in Montgomery County will be closed for months.
Justin George, June 11, 2021, Washington Post
- CDC: Vaccinated travelers don't need masks outdoors at airports, train stations
The order applies to outdoor areas at train and subway stations, airports, ferry and bus terminals, among others.
Lexi Lonas, June 11, 2021, The Hill
- Fairfax Co. police hear from community on proposed changes to pursuit policy
Police in Fairfax County, Virginia, heard from members of the community Thursday about proposed new rules for officers when it comes to deciding if a car should be pursued.
Mike Murillo, June 10, 2021, WTOP
- Brood X motorcycle commuters: 'Least of concerns is going to be the cicadas'
You’re not looking out for cicadas, you’re looking out for cars,” Withrow said. “I think one of your least concerns is going to be cicadas.”
Neal Augenstein, June 11, 2021, WTOP