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- Metrorail weekend service adjustments Dec. 16-17
Emergency Red Line shutdown between Silver Spring and Rhode Island Ave. Orange, Silver, and Blue lines will have trains every 24 minutes due to single-tracking.
December 12, 2017, WMATA
- Bike, pedestrian projects included in NVTA plan update
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority adopted a TransAction Plan Update in October and it includes more than two dozen projects meant to make bicycling easier and better.
December 13, 2017, WashCycle
- Arlington to receive permission for W&OD Trail improvements
As part of a wider project near Shirlington between S. Arlington Mill Drive and S. Four Mile Run Drive, the county plans to install new sidewalks, lighting and signals where the trail meets S. Walter Reed Drive.
Chris Teale, December 12, 2017, ARLnow
- Metro wants to address capacity issues at Rosslyn
Metro wants to more seriously consider building a new Blue Line station in Rosslyn that would include a new rail line through Georgetown, as part of a plan that has been on Metro’s long-term list of priorities for several years.
Max Smith, December 12, 2017, WTOP
- Safety issue means reduced Red Line service
Fewer trains will run on the line through Friday, followed by a partial shutdown to repair the cable over the weekend.
Faiz Siddiqui, December 12, 2017, Washington Post
- What NYC explosion means for D.C.
Public safety and security leaders in D.C. have been carefully monitoring developments in New York following a pipe bomb explosion in a subway corridor near Times Square Monday that appears to have been an attempted terrorist attack.
Michelle Basch, December 11, 2017, WTOP
- Automatic train operation still on hold for Metro
Documents prepared for a Metro Board committee meeting Thursday acknowledge many maintenance and rider benefits from the automated system, but raise potential concerns about turning it back on.
Max Smith, December 12, 2017, WTOP
- Bus-only lanes may soon be possible on Columbia Pike
The Arlington County Board will consider a resolution at its meeting this week that could help pave the way for HOV or bus-only lanes on Columbia Pike.
December 11, 2017, ARLnow
- Alexandria parking task force finalizes recommendations
If approved by city council, these new requirements would significantly reduce the amount of parking that developers and business owners would need to provide in new construction or when existing buildings are redeveloped for more intensive uses.
Denise Dunbar, December 7, 2017, Alexandria Times
- Persons of interest wanted in Metro shooting
According to officials, a man was transported to the hospital after being shot at Minnesota Avenue Station.
December 12, 2017, WUSA9
- Officials still can't agree on how to fund Metro
After months of negotiations, the Metro Strategy Group remains divided over how to raise the money.
Martin Di Caro, December 11, 2017, WAMU
- How safe is 'safe enough' for driverless cars?
As fully autonomous cars become a reality, there will be collisions between them, and there will be collisions with conventional cars. Fewer than before? Yes, but there will be crashes nevertheless.
Ashley Halsey III, December 10, 2017, Washington Post
- Md. funds WB&A bridge, National Harbor bikeshare
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced $20,395,834 in grants to support improvements for bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity across the state.
December 11, 2017, WashCycle
- Federal court rules for Metro on Christmas ad
Metro will not be required to use a Christmas-themed ad from the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.
December 9, 2017, WJLA
- Cities turn to 'missing middle' housing to keep older millennials from leaving
Cities and close-in suburbs looking to the future see a troubling trend: The millennials who rejuvenated their downtowns over the past decade are growing older and beginning to leave.
Katherine Shaver, December 9, 2017, Washington Post
- With two weeks of private bus shuttles, Metro dips a toe into outsourcing
Metro riders inconvenienced by a two-week partial shutdown on the Red Line probably didn’t give much thought to the branding of the bus shuttles carrying them on their plodding ride between the Silver Spring and Fort Totten stations. But those buses --- private coaches with drivers hailing from out-of-state — could be a sign of things to come at Metro.
Martine Powers, December 9, 2017, Washington Post
- Were commuters misled about I-66 tolls?
“All the discussion about this was in terms of averages,” Coy said. “So that would fundamentally require that at many other times tolls would be considerably higher and considerably lower.”
Fredrick Kunkle, December 9, 2017, Washington Post
- Police cite 20 for failing to yield to pedestrians on Columbia Pike
The Arlington County Police Department cited 20 drivers yesterday (Thursday) on Columbia Pike for failing to yield to pedestrians, as part of an active enforcement effort.
Chris Teale, December 8, 2017, ARLnow
- Contract awarded for improvements to I-66 eastbound
The Commonwealth Transportation Board on Dec. 6 approved an $85.7 million contract to add a through-lane on eastbound Interstate 66 between the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and Fairfax Drive (Route 237).
December 8, 2017, Inside NoVa
- What happens to I-66 tolls when it snows?
Neither snow nor rain nor the gloom of an early sunset will keep the Interstate 66 tolls for solo drivers and the newly expanded HOV hours from kicking in on weekdays.
Max Smith, December 9, 2017, WTOP
- Arlington snowfall guide
Arlington crews have been preparing year-round to make sure they can quickly make Arlington's roads, sidewalks, bus stops and trails safe and passable after a winter event.
Cameron Luttrell, December 8, 2017, Arlington Patch
- Cheverly residents write letters to preserve green space
State and town officials, as well as residents, testified that, while they encourage transit-oriented development in Cheverly, they do not believe the green space is an appropriate location for it.
Rachel Cain, December 6, 2017, The Sentinel
- Hundreds of adults learn to ride a bike
This year our team of instructors led 30 adult Learn to Ride classes across DC, Arlington, and (for the first time!) Prince George’s County, and the City of Falls Church.
Doug Smith, December 8, 2017, WABA
- Apps for getting around D.C.
Here’s what GGWash contributors say they use now.
Maxime Devilliers, December 8, 2017, GGW
- How will I-66 toll cheaters be caught?
HOV cheaters were a major problem on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway before rush-hour tolls began this week, but Virginia’s transportation secretary is hopeful that the new system will allow those who choose to keep cheating to be caught.
Max Smith, December 7, 2017, WTOP
- It's a wonderful bus
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will roll out its inaugural Winter Wonder Bus -- a special DC Circulator bus wrapped and decorated with a festive winter theme -- on Monday, December 11.
December 8, 2017, D.C. Circulator
- Metro employee credited with safe recovery of illegal firearm
An alert off-duty Metrobus operator is being credited with the safe recovery of loaded firearm that was carried onto the rail system this morning.
December 8, 2017, WMATA
- Average I-66 tolls
While the peak of the peak tolls have been high, they don’t tell the whole story. Most road users are paying a lot less, according to early data from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Luz Lazo, December 8, 2017, Washington Post
- Jackie Jeter is still Metro union president
Members of Metro’s largest union voted Wednesday to reelect Jackie L. Jeter president, in a special election that was monitored by the Department of Labor after accusations of election fraud.
Martine Powers, December 7, 2017, Washington Post
- W&OD Trail in Arlington will be pretreated this winter
Crews will pre-treat the Washington & Old Dominion Trail for the first time this winter when accumulating snow or ice is in the weather forecast.
Chris Teale, December 5, 2017, ARLnow