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- D.C. plans to step up enforcement of bike lane regulations
The District plans to crack down on drivers who park in or block bike lanes and put cyclists at risk by creating a team of bike-lane enforcement officers with the power to issue tickets on the scene and by mail.
Luz Lazo, April 20, 2019, Washington Post
- Weekend track work returns after Cherry Blossom hiatus
Expect some delays from single-tracking if you plan to ride the Metro this weekend. Weekend track work returns after a hiatus to accommodate the Cherry Blossom Festival crowds.
Max Smith, April 20, 2019, WTOP
- WMATA files eminent domain suit for Potomac Yard Metro
After years of negotiations, the transit agency offered $50,000 for 6,200 square feet.
April 20, 2019, Zebra
- Is Alexandria's dockless mobility program a godsend or scourge?
“We have certainly heard quite a bit of input from residents,” said Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson, who has yet to try out a scooter.
James Cullum, April 20, 2019, Zebra
- At Union Station, a daily struggle to help the homeless
Little noticed amid the daily buzz of travelers and commuters are the handful of outreach workers like Angell who roam Union Station doing what they can to help the homeless.
Kery Murakami, April 18, 2019, Washington Post
- Pentagon City drainage pond may be removed after Metro tunnel leak
Arlington County wants to demolish part of a multi-million dollar Pentagon City project after officials say it caused a leak in a Metro tunnel.
Airey, April 19, 2019, ARLnow
- W&OD Trail closure starts April 19, will last until late 2020
Detours start today along the Washington and Old Dominion Trail to allow for construction of a bridge over Lee Highway.
Vernon Miles, April 19, 2019, ARLnow
- Earth Day specials in the D.C. area
Going green and getting around the District will be easy on Earth Day (April 22, 2019) with these deals and specials.
Christian Paz, April 19, 2019, NBC Washington
- Tornado touched down in Reston
At around 10:20 p.m, the National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down in Reston Friday night, FOX 5's Caitlin Roth reports.
April 19, 2019, Fox5
- Capital Bikeshare offering free rides for Earth Day
Much like it did on Election Day, Capital Bikeshare is offering riders a free 24-hour pass on Earth Day.
Rachel Sadon, April 19, 2019, dcist
- Area National Parks offering free admission Saturday
Saturday marks the start of National Park Week, and to kick it off, the National Park Service is waiving admissions fees on April 20 for parks that generally charge one.
Carmel Delshad, April 19, 2019, dcist
- Will Arlington go all in for safety in its new bicycle plan?
The Arlington County Board will consider updating its bike plan on Tuesday, April 23, which in Arlington-speak is called the “Bicycle Element of the Master Transportation Plan.”
Gillian Burgess, April 19, 2019, GGWash
- Person fatally struck by MARC train
According to the Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman, firefighters and paramedics were called just after 4 p.m. to a report of a pedestrian struck by a train at Baltimore and Garrett avenues in Beltsville.
April 19, 2019, WBAL
- Uber gets $1 billion investment for self-driving unit
Uber announced Thursday night that its self-driving car unit received a $1 billion investment ahead of the tech giant’s upcoming debut on the stock market.
Tal Axelrod, April 19, 2019, The Hill
- Arlington preps upgrade to Oakland Park
Arlington County Board members are slated to approve a contract to upgrade Oakland Park. The low bid of $624,264 is part of an overall budget of $800,000 that will augment current landscaping, tree canopy and pedestrian circulation at the largely pedestrian park, located in the 3700 block of Wilson Boulevard.
April 19, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Fairfax dedicates new trail between Vienna, Tysons
Fairfax County and Vienna officials on April 16 cut the ribbon for the new Vesper Trail, which stretches 0.4 miles between the Spring Hill Metro Station and Vesper Street just northeast of the Vienna town line.
Brian Trompeter, April 19, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Arlington, Montgomery County formalize deal on airport-noise study
Arlington government officials plan to formalize their agreement with leaders in Montgomery County, Md., to fund a study on the northerly aircraft departure route out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
Scott McCaffrey, April 19, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Man accused of stealing more than 25 bikes in D.C.
Police arrested a man accused of stealing more than 25 bikes from different locations across Washington D.C.
Lorenzo Hall, April 18, 2019, WUSA9
- Detours on W&OD, Custis Trails
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced today that detours will begin Friday (April 19) on the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail for construction of a new trail bridge over Route 29 (Lee Highway) near the Arlington-Falls Church line. Additionally, the Custis Trail will be detoured beginning in May where it passes under I-66 near Bon Air Park in Arlington due to I-66 widening construction above the trail.
April 18, 2019, Falls Church News-Press
- Alexandria changing HOV restrictions for summer Metro shutdown
The city announced Wednesday it will expand HOV lane modifications in Old Town and is unleashing new technology to keep shuttle buses running smoothly.
April 18, 2019, WTOP
- DASH bus drivers call for wage increase
DASH is currently negotiating a new contract with ATU Local 689, and their drivers are some of the lowest paid in the region.
James Cullum, April 17, 2019, Zebra
- Transformation of Union Station begins
Union Station is in need of serious help. Fixing it will be a long journey.
Katishi Maake, April 18, 2019, Washington Business Journal
- Rock Creek Parkway, Trail to close this weekend near Kennedy Center
The closure is needed to prepare for the installation of a pedestrian bridge that will connect the Kennedy Center’s new expansion to the National Mall and the Roosevelt Bridge, according to a press release.
Lara McCoy, April 18, 2019, WAMU
- Metro extends platform project by six days
Station closures now expected to continue through Sunday, September 8
April 18, 2019, WMATA
- Amtrak Acela train strikes a person north of Baltimore
A person was struck by a Boston-bound Acela train Thursday morning, causing delays along the busy Northeast rail corridor, officials said.
Lori Aratani, April 18, 2019, Washington Post
- Train technology that could have saved over 300 lives inches toward completion
“In the course of 50 years we have investigated 150 PTC preventable accidents that have caused 303 fatalities and 6,800 injuries,” said Jennifer Homendy, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Ashley Halsey III, April 17, 2019, Washington Post
- New bus service to Quantico VRE
Beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2019, FREDericksburg Regional Transit (FRED) will start early morning and late afternoon feeder bus service between Aquia Towne Center, the north VDOT commuter lot on Route 610/Garrisonville Road and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station in Quantico, VA.
April 18, 2019, VRE
- Purple Line project gets new CEO amid schedule, cost disputes
The team of companies designing and building Maryland’s Purple Line has replaced its CEO, hoping a new leader will resolve disputes with the state over construction delays and potential cost overruns in the $5.6 billion public-private partnership, a project spokesman said Wednesday.
Katherine Shaver, April 17, 2019, Washington Post
- Md. chief of toll operations resigns abruptly
The head of the Maryland Transportation Authority, Kevin C. Reigrut, who oversaw the state’s eight toll facilities, abruptly tendered his resignation Tuesday.
Luz Lazo, April 17, 2019, Washington Post
- Metro to shut down several Blue, Yellow line stations for the summer
Heads up: if you live or work in Northern Virginia, a massive Metro shutdown is right around the corner -- and it's going to last all summer.
Adam Tuss, Gina Cook, April 17, 2019, NBC Washington