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Car-free transportation gets boost from U.S. grant program
A program that primarily funded highways during the Trump administration has pivoted away from roads in its new disbursement, marking a potential shift in infrastructure spending.
Laura Bliss, November 29, 2021, Bloomberg Citylab
Initial testing of weighted 7000 series trains complete, Metro officials say
WMATA officials say they are one step closer to getting the 7000-series trains back in service.
Tom Roussey, November 29, 2021, ABC7
Room to improve: Transportation struggles topic of Frederick forum
Living across the street from Frederick Health Hospital, JoAnn Coates-Hunter has watched recently released patients wait at the bus stop in all kinds of weather.
Mary Grace Keller, November 29, 2021, Frederick News-Post
Youngkin inheriting massive rail projects
Virginia’s transportation system was far from the biggest issue during the gubernatorial election, and Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin spoke sparingly on the campaign trail about his vision on public transit and passenger rail.
Jared Foretek, November 29, 2021, Inside NoVa
Seven years since debut, how's the region's first rapid bus transit system faring?
When Metroway, the region’s first rapid bus transit line, launched in 2014 it was hailed as the future.
Matt Blitz, November 29, 2021, ARLnow
Route 123, mass transit projects may benefit from federal legislation
Prince William County politicians are already dreaming big on how the money from the federal infrastructure bill could be used to kickstart a number of area transportation projects both big and small.
Jared Foretek, November 29, 2021, Inside NoVa
Trucking industry hit by surging fuel prices, driver shortages at holiday season
With the holiday season in full swing, Randall Schuldt, a move manager with JK Moving Services says he’s felt it while driving cross country.
Justin Hinton, November 28, 2021, ABC7
Shootings, smoke affect service on Metro's Red, Yellow, Green lines
Two separate shootings on the Green Line and a malfunction that caused smoke on the Red Line disrupted service throughout the Metrorail system Monday.
Jack Moore, November 29, 2021, WTOP
Advocates to Biden: There's a better way to address rising gas prices
Sustainable transportation advocates are sending a clear message to Washington: the best way to address rising gas prices is to cut oil demand, not increase supply.
Kea Wilson, November 29, 2021, Streetsblog USA
Freight activity expected to grow 50 percent by 2050
U.S. freight activity will grow 50 percent to 28.7 billion tons between 2020 and 2050, and will double in value to $36.2 trillion, according to an industry forecast recently published by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Federal Highway Administration.
Melina Druga, November 29, 2021, Transportation Today
Route 28 widening project meeting
The project includes improvements to bicycle and pedestrian connections and crossings, including new 10-foot shared-use path on both sides of Route 28.
November 29, 2021, FABB
Post-Thanksgiving air traffic easily hits pandemic high
Air travel hit a new pandemic high in the United States on Sunday, with nearly 2.5 million passengers passing through Transportation Security Agency (TSA) checkpoints.
Zachary Schonfeld, November 29, 2021, The Hill
Events: How congestion pricing can help manage demand for driving in cities
The third installment in our webinar series, “Getting There,” explores how road pricing (also known as congestion pricing) can help manage demand for driving in cities.
George Kevin Jordan, November 29, 2021, GGWash.org
Amazon on track to become largest US delivery service by early next year, executive says
Amazon is on track to become the largest U.S. delivery service by early 2022, the company's worldwide consumer business CEO, Dave Clark, told CNBC on Monday.
Olafmihan Oshin, November 29, 2021, The Hill
VRE ridership well below pre-pandemic levels
The pandemic continues to be unkind to the Virginia Railway Express commuter system as ridership still lags, with no improvement on the horizon.
Scott Shenk, November 28, 2021, Free Lance-Star
VDOT's revised plan preserves wooded Leeland Road path
Residents of a southern Stafford neighborhood who opposed the construction of a $2.8 million 10-foot-wide bicycle path through their backyards are now pleased with a revised plan that retains the narrow, tree-lined path they wanted preserve.
James Baron, November 28, 2021, Free Lance-Star
Post Forest Dr./Random Hills Rd. shared-use paths public hearing
FABB encourages local riders in the Fair Oaks/Fair Lakes area to participate in a VDOT virtual design public hearing on Tuesday, December 14 at 7 pm to discuss to the planned Post Forest Drive and Random Hills Road shared-use paths.
November 28, 2021, FABB
County proposes bus depot, restoration center at correctional facility site in Rockville
County officials have proposed redeveloping the roughly 40-acre site of a correctional facility in Rockville to also include a bus depot and a restoration center, but plans are preliminary.
Steve Bohnel, November 26, 2021, Bethesda Magazine
Lobbyists turn to infrastructure law's implementation
The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is enshrined into law, but the lobbying over its implementation is just getting started.
Karl Evers-Hillstrom, November 27, 2921, The Hill
Bus-driver shortage hurts D.C. region's ability to return to pre-pandemic transit service levels
Nearly two years into the pandemic, transit systems battling a decline in passengers and fare revenue in the Washington region are facing another hurdle: a bus-driver shortage that threatens their ability to resume normal operations.
Luz Lazo, November 26, 2021, Washington Post
Many climate activists support Biden's move to use oil reserve
Democrats and climate activists generally supported President Joe Biden's decision to release a record 50 million barrels of oil from America's strategic reserve, even as the move appeared to contradict his long-term vision of combating climate change.
Matthew Daly, November 24, 2021, Fox5
Transportation board approves funds to expand mobility options for seniors, people with disabilities
The D.C. region’s transportation board has approved more than $6 million to expand mobility options for seniors and people with disabilities.
Abigail Constantino. November 25, 2021, WTOP
Thanksgiving air traffic tops 2.3M, highest since 'low point' of pandemic
A spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration reported on Thursday that Thanksgiving air traffic had topped 2.3 million people the day prior, the highest since the “low point” of the pandemic.
Caroline Vakil, November 25, 2021, The Hill
Modern Mobility: Arlington needs a 'Street Guide'
Arlington prides itself on its public engagement, but when there is a fundamental disagreement on the basic design of our streets, public engagement becomes a frustrating, repeated rehashing of the same arguments rather than a productive and collaborative conversation about what might make a particular street unique.
Chris Slatt, November 24, 2021, ARLnow
Maryland's 'painful' toll backlog will linger long into 2022, officials warn
When the first wave of COVID-19 infections swept Maryland last year, the state Department of Transportation pulled toll-takers off the job as a safeguard against employees and motorists infecting one another with the new and mysterious virus.
Bruce DePuyt, November 24, 2021, WTOP
Metro buses will allow all-door boarding starting in 2022
Metro plans to outfit its entire bus fleet for two-door entry in a dual effort to reduce boarding times and prepare for the next health emergency.
Ally Schweitzer, November 23, 2021, DCist
Airport parking lots, garages filling up as passengers choose driving over transit and cabs
Airport parking lots and garages are filling up around the country as a surge in holiday flying coincides with more people opting to drive rather than using transit or ride-hailing services during the pandemic.
Ian Duncan, November 24, 2021, Washington Post
Metro won't run late service after Washington Football Team game Monday night
The team plans to alert fans in the stadium when they need to leave to get the last train and offer a special Lyft deal.
Ian Duncan, November 24, 2021, Washington Post
State Police urge patience, vigilance as holiday-travel season kicks off
Virginia State Police urge patience for motorists planning to hit the roadways.
November 23, 2021, Inside NoVa
AAA: Nearly 1.3 million in D.C. area traveling for Thanksgiving
AAA is projecting that almost 1.3 million Washington-area residents will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, an increase of more than 13% over last year, but nearly nine percent below pre-pandemic Thanksgiving travelers in 2019, which was the second highest travel volume on record for the holiday.
November 24, 2021, Inside NoVa

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