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- NPS wants your feedback on Georgetown Canal plan
The National Park Service wants to revitalize the C&O Canal in Georgetown, and they’re asking for the public’s input about a plan.
Will Vitka, October 17, 2019, WTOP
- Md. police write 265 tickets in 4 hours on Beltway
A crackdown on speeding and “aggressive driving” on the Maryland side of the Capital Beltway over the weekend resulted in scores of traffic stops and almost as many tickets.
Jack Moore, October 17, 2019, WTOP
- Keeping children safe on Halloween
Children should carry a flashlight or glow stick so that they can see and be seen.
Marilyn Campbell, October 16, 2019, Arlington Connection
- F.C. City Manager vows police presence vs. speeders
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields vowed at Tuesday night’s F.C. City Council meeting that there will be a police presence on Noland Street in the City, one of its most notorious “cut through” traffic residential streets, Wednesday morning to demonstrate the City’s support for the large contingent from that street who showed up at the meeting to regale accounts of the dangers to residents and the 36 children living there.
Nicholas F. Benton, October 16, 2019, FCNP
- Capital Bikeshare stations in Reston to double by 2020
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation plans to install 21 new stations in Reston.
Fatimah Waseem, October 16, 2019, Reston Now
- What Alexandria is doing about abandoned scooters
Concerns about scooters on sidewalks have dominated the local debate about the personal mobility devices, but the issue of abandoned scooters is nonetheless something with which Alexandria policymakers will have to grapple.
Vernon Miles, October 16, 2019, ALX Now
- Part of King St. could close to vehicle traffic as early as April
The City of Alexandria is once again preparing to shut cars out of the end of King Street and convert it into a pedestrian-only walkway.
Vernon Miles, October 16, 2019, ALX Now
- Bike lane violation tracking event planned
A team of about 40 people are gearing up to hit streets in Crystal City, Ballston, and Rosslyn on Thursday to count the number of times vehicles block bike lanes.
Airey, October 16, 2019, ARLnow
- Arlington to host meeting on changes to Bluemont Park and Four Mile Run Trail
Arlington County is looking for more feedback on altering a section of Four Mile Run Trail and replacing the tennis courts at Bluemont Park, among other proposed changes.
Airey, October 16, 2019, ARLnow
- Improvements made at Bethesda's 'crosswalk to nowhere'
Neighbors say a construction project near the intersection of Wisconsin and Chase Avenues had made it almost impossible to cross the street safely, because the crosswalk and its painted white stripes essentially came to a dead-end at the construction zone.
Heather Graf, October 16, 2019, WJLA
- VDOT wants boats, jet skis out of commuter lots
Abandoned boats, food trucks and other vehicles are taking up about 100 commuter lot spaces throughout the Fredericksburg area, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.
Drew Wilder, Gina Cook, October 16, 2019, NBC Washington
- Metro: We're paying for World Series trains because Nationals management won't
Metro spokesman Dan Stessel said transit agency staff wanted to provide "certainty" to fans after Nationals management refused to foot the bill for after-hours service.
Pete Muntean, October 16, 2019, WUSA9
- Metro to open early for Marine Corps Marathon
Metro will open early to accommodate the thousands of runners and spectators who gather in Virginia and D.C. for the 44th Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 27.
Abigail Constantino, October 16, 2019, WTOP
- What a walkability researcher has to say about Tysons
Walkability -- how friendly an area is to walking -- is a big topic in Tysons, a census-designated place that was built around cars.
George Kevin Jordan, October 16, 2019, GGWash
- Transit projects take decades and need investment; Md. has neither plans nor funding
Beyond the Purple Line, there are no essentially no transit projects in the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) “pipeline.” That’s a problem because transit projects of any real size take decades to execute.
Alex Holt, October 16, 2019, GGWash
- Metro taps developer to move Huntington Metro project forward
Metro is moving forward with plans to develop the areas around the Huntington station in Fairfax County, just south of Alexandria.
October 15, 2019, ALX Now
- Bridge closure over I-66 to start near Vienna Metro
Pedestrians crossing I-66 can use the Vienna Metro station pedestrian bridge as a detour.
Emily Leayman, October 15, 2019, Vienna Patch
- Arlington E-CARE event returning this weekend
The event -- formally, the Arlington Environmental Collection and Recycling Event -- provides Arlington residents an opportunity to safely dispose of bulky and hazardous items, from bikes to batteries, paint to printers.
October 15, 2019, ARLnow
- Arlington officials not satisfied with Amazon's plans for going green
Arlington officials are asking Amazon to go back to the drawing board for its proposed headquarters in Pentagon City to put a greater emphasis on sustainability.
Airey, October 15, 2019, ARLnow
- Man hurt after he 'walked off' Metro platform
An official with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority says a man “walked off” a station platform and suffered minor injuries.
October 15, 2019, WTOP
- Project to widen Route 29 in Va. gets a green light
A plan to widen part of Route 29 in Virginia to help pedestrians, cyclists and drivers in the Clifton area has been given the go-ahead.
Kristi King, October 15, 2019, WTOP
- Metro will provide late service for the World Series
Trains will run up to an hour after normal closing time if Nationals games end late.
Justin George, October 16, 2019, Washington Post
- Halloween anti-drunk driving event in Arlington
On Friday, October 25, police are hosting a Halloween anti-drunk driving event to highlight the impact that alcohol has on motor skills. This free event is open to the public and will take place at the intersection of N. Hudson Street and Wilson Boulevard, beginning at 8:00 p.m.
October 15, 2019, Arlington County
- 'Unite the Right 2' cost Metro more than $100K
Metro spent more than $125,000 on last year’s white nationalist rally, including an essentially private railcar for the tiny group of marchers, according to Metro data obtained by WTOP through a public records request.
Max Smith, October 15, 2019, WTOP
- D.C. implements safety measures to increase cyclist, pedestrian safety
D.C. is implementing traffic improvements to prevent crashes between cars, cyclists and pedestrians.
Kristi King, October 14, 2019, WTOP
- Amazon looks to add more protected bike lanes around HQ2
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has identified 15th Street South, across from its proposed second headquarters at Metropolitan Park, for protected bike lanes, in addition to similarly protected lanes previously proposed for South Eads Street.
Jonathan Capriel, October 14, 2019, WBJ
- Pedal assist bikes returning to Capital Bikeshare...at some point
In September, DDOT reported that they're eager to see pedal-assist bikes return.
October 14, 2019, WashCycle
- VDOT seeking bike and pedestrian planner
Do you know a transportation planner or engineer who is interested in making a major contribution to better bicycling in northern Virginia?
October 14, 2019, FABB
- Bridge repairs bring unprecedented traffic misery to both sides of Chesapeake Bay
A maintenance project scheduled to keep part of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge closed for most of the next two years has created what many motorists and residents say is unprecedented traffic misery on both sides of the bay.
Katherine Shaver, October 13, 2019, Washington Post
- Six juveniles arrested in assault of man on Green Line train
Six juveniles were arrested for the assault of a man aboard a Green Line train leaving the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station on Sunday.
October 13, 2019, WJLA