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- WMATA Board Finance and Capital Committee approves budget that maintains service improvements to support regional recovery
Capital investments will continue safety and state of good repair rehabilitation.
April 9, 2021, Mass Transit
- DJ Stadtler to lead VPRA as executive director
Stadtler is a known leader among rail professionals and will work to deliver $3.7 billion in rail improvements throughout Virginia.
Mischa Wanek-Libman, April 9, 2021, Mass Transit
- Car lanes vs. bike lanes: Proposals for busy Connecticut Avenue draw mixed reviews
A congested commuter thoroughfare in Northwest Washington is slated for a reduction in vehicle capacity, part of a transformation that pits neighborhood residents against suburban drivers who could face longer trips to work.
Luz Lazo, April 10, 2021, Washington Post
- White's Ferry owners to seek eminent domain in dispute with landowners
The new owners of White’s Ferry are seeking to have county and state leaders exercise eminent domain, which would give control of the landing to the respective governments and allow for the resumption of ferry operation.
Nathaniel Cline, April 9, 2021, Loudoun Times-Mirror
- Metro phasing out older SmarTrip cards as part of upgrades to fare payment
Metro is phasing out older cards as part of upgrades to fare gates and fare payment technology.
Abigail Constantino, April 10, 2021, WTOP
- If you have a SmarTrip card from before 2012, you'll need to replace it soon
If you’ve managed to hold on to your same Metro card for more than nine years: 1. congrats, and 2. sorry to break the news, but it’s going to be obsolete soon.
Jordan Pascale, April 9, 2021, dcist
- Weekend Metro schedule: Station closures, single-tracking
Here's what to expect if you're taking the Metro this weekend.
Jeff Arnold, April 9, 2021, Vienna Patch
- Metro committee approves proposed budget that maintains current service levels, delays Silver Line Phase 2
If Metro’s board of directors adopts the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 approved by its finance and capital committee yesterday (Thursday), the start of service on the second phase of the Silver Line will officially be delayed until next year.
Angela Woolsey, April 9, 2021, Reston Now
- 15-year-old boy charged for two armed carjackings in Southeast DC
A 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have been charged for armed carjackings that happened in the District, the Metropolitan Police Department said.
Khalida Volou, April 9, 2021, WUSA9
- Metro considers fare discounts as way to get rail riders back
The coronavirus pandemic has been a game-changer for Metrorail, but not in a good way, with ridership about 85% lower than it was before the pandemic hit.
Nick Iannelli, April 9, 2021, WTOP
- Are seniors being left behind in the mobility revolution?
Elders are being left out of the new mobility revolution -- and if we don’t learn from the failures of the rise of e-taxis, the transportation challenges of older Americans will only compound with the rise of autonomous vehicles, a new study argues.
Kea Wilson, April 9, 2021, GGWash
- Bicycling in Fairfax County looking to expand
Meetings planned this month to develop the ‘Active Fairfax Plan’
Mike Salmon, April 9, 2021, Connection
- Airlines ground some 737 Max jets after Boeing discloses wiring problem
At least three U.S. airlines announced Friday they are grounding some of their 737 Max jets after Boeing disclosed a wiring problem affecting the planes.
Ian Duncan, April 9, 2021, Washington Post
- Council considers changes to taxi regulations
Staff presented a proposed ordinance to City Council during its Tuesday legislative meeting that would reduce the scope of regulation around the city’s taxi companies.
Cody Mello-Klein, April 8, 2021, Alexandria Times
- Virginia to increase patrols on I-95 to crack down on bad drivers
The Virginia State Police is participating in a two-day "Drive to Save Lives" safety initiative along Interstate 95 by increasing patrols.
Mark Hand, April 8, 2021, Arlington Patch
- Proposed Bay Bridge 3rd span location focus of public hearings
The MDTA is accepting comments on an environmental impact study for a proposed third span for the Bay Bridge. Here's how to file comments.
Kristin Danley-Greiner, April 8, 2021, Takoma Park Patch
- Prince William moving ahead with plans for commuter garage on Opitz Boulevard
The parking garage is intended to alleviate capacity problems at the Horner Road commuter lot and the lot at the corner of U.S. 1 and Dumfries Road.
Nolan Stout, April 8, 2021, Inside NoVa
- D.C. Council members seek solutions for stop sign camera with skyrocketing tickets
Some D.C. Council members are calling for action to address a stop sign camera that has some drivers avoiding a local intersection.
April 8, 2021, NBC Washington
- Weekend Road and Rail: Stops on the Beltway and I-66, sign work continues downtown
This weekend sees no Blue Line services continuing with the ongoing platform project scheduled through May 23.
Mary DePompa, April 9, 2021, WTOP
- Metro board debates lowering fares to attract riders post-pandemic
As more of the D.C. region gets vaccinated, Metro’s board of directors is looking toward the future -- and for a way to coax riders back to the system.
Jordan Pascale, April 8, 2021, dcist
- Data show Reagan National might be seeing light at end of tunnel
New federal data show Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is beginning to see some traction and making progress in its efforts to dig out of the pandemic-caused meltdown in air transportation.
April 8, 2021, Inside NoVa
- Virginians could see higher personal property taxes from rising vehicle values
Loudoun County revenue commissioner Robert Wertz Jr. is advising county residents who own cars that their personal property taxes this season might be higher, owing to the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the automobile industry.
Alejandro Alvarez, April 8, 2021, WTOP
- Georgetwon is installing deck panels to widen its sidewalks
The bigger sidewalks will allow more space for social distancing and outdoor dining.
Mimi Montgomery, April 7, 2021, Washingtonian
- Transportation groups applaud removal of positive train control from safety recommendations
The National Transportation Safety Board released its “Most Wanted” list of safety recommendations Monday without one key component – positive train control.
Liz Carey, April 8, 2021, Transportation Today
- Local police have written hundreds of citations for violations of new hands-free phone law
Since Virginia’s new law barring the use of mobile phones while driving went into effect on Jan. 1, local police have written hundreds of citations.
Matt Blitz, April 7, 2021, Reston Now
- Trespasser on Metro tracks causes delays to Yellow and Green Lines
Metro Transit Police offers responded to Ft Totten Metro station at around 9:45pm tonight for a person who was walking on Metro tracks.
Trevor Stafford-Walter, April 7, 2021, ABC7
- DC leaders want answers after video shows Metro police restraining woman
A video captured Metro Transit Police officers restraining a bloodied woman on the platform, and some members of the D.C. council want answers on what happened.
Abigail Constantino, April 7, 2021, WTOP
- Metro GM Wiedefeld on budget, control center, ridership and more
Metro’s general manager on Wednesday spoke about the effect of federal relief money on Metro’s budget, the changes at the troubled control center, what a post-pandemic system will look like and more.
Rick Massimo, Valerie Bonk, April 7, 2021, WTOP
- Reopening of White's Ferry could be pushed into 2022 as dispute over Va. landing continues
The reopening of White’s Ferry -- the sole remaining ferry that crosses the Potomac River between Montgomery County and Loudoun County -- could be pushed into 2022 because of an ongoing dispute over its use of a private landing on the Virginia side of the river.
Martin Austermuhle, April 7, 2021, dcist
- Protecting non-motorists makes NTSB 'most wanted list' for first time
For the first time in its 54-year history, the National Transportation Safety Board has prioritized ending traffic violence -- specifically centered on protecting vulnerable road users.
Kea Wilson, April 7, 2021, Streetsblog USA