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- Bill would limit sidewalk closures for construction
Alternative paths must be provided for extended work.
Kate Masters, December 6, 2019, Bethesda Magazine
- Metro envisions new Rosslyn station, Silver Line down Columbia Pike
Metro has released the results of a pivotal study of options for increasing capacity of the Metrorail system, and the preliminary conceptual designs suggest big transit changes might eventually be coming to Arlington.
December 6, 2019, ARLnow
- Pentagon Metro station entrance to temporarily close
An entrance to the Pentagon Metro station is expected to close soon, temporarily and during off-peak hours, to allow for water infrastructure work following flooding at the station.
December 6, 2019, ARLnow
- DOJ investigating maker of controversial guardrail
The company that developed, manufactured and marketed a guardrail end terminal being blamed on a number of deaths is under investigation by the federal government.
Susan Hogan, Meredith Royster, December 6, 2019, NBC Washington
- Northern Va. leaders demand action as bus strikes continue
Service on Fairfax Connector buses Saturday will continue to be limited as a strike by drivers enters its third day.
Michelle Basch, December 6, 2019, WTOP
- Bike Rack is closing, joining growing list of shuttered bike stores
The Bike Rack, the Logan Circle bicycle shop that has been servicing the D.C. cycling community for over a decade, is joining the slew of other bike shops that have bit the dust recently.
Colleen Grablick, December 6, 2019, dcist
- Metro looks at building new lines to address congestion, but what's realistic?
Metro planners have come up with six ideas to address congestion through the Rosslyn Tunnel on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines. But many fixes, including re-routing or creating new lines, would be multibillion-dollar deals that would take 25 years to execute.
Jordan Pascale, December 6, 2019, WAMU
- What will driving be like in 2030?
Here’s what some longtime experts are predicting for drivers and automakers alike.
December 6, 2019, WTOP
- Metro shows six "fantasy maps" for the Blue and Silver lines
Now, they have some ideas for riders to weigh in on.
David Alpert, December 6, 2019, GGWash
- New Amtrak trains to stimulate US economy
The newest Amtrak train, Acela, is a joint project between Amtrak and Alstom, and now, the pair are lauding what the machine will be able to do for the U.S. economy.
Chris Galford, December 6, 2019, Transportation Today
- Maryland, CSX find $103M in extra funding to let 'double-stacked' freight move through Howard Street Tunnel
After months of negotiations, the state of Maryland and CSX Transportation have come up with the more than $100 million in additional funding needed to move forward with the expansion of the Howard Street Tunnel -- a long-sought project expected to remove a freight bottleneck and significantly boost the Port of Baltimore’s booming shipping container traffic.
Colin Campbell, Jeff Barker, December 5, 2019, Capital Gazette
- Close to 40,000 Va. bus riders affected by two labor disputes
Tens of thousands of bus riders in northern Virginia have to come up with new ways to get to work thanks to a labor dispute.
John Henry, December 5, 2019, WUSA9
- Climate change protesters block downtown D.C. streets Friday morning
Protesters took to the District’s streets Friday morning, blocking roads around the World Bank headquarters and disrupting the commute.
Marissa J. Lang, December 6, 2019, Washington Post
- Fairfax Connector strike illustrates widening rift over privatization of public services
A strike by hundreds of Fairfax Connector workers, impacting the commutes of an estimated 30,000 Northern Virginia bus riders, illustrates the growing fight over the privatization of public services.
Justin George, Antonio Olivo, December 5, 2019, Washington Post
- Alexandria staff recommend phase two scooter pilot
Department of Transportation and Environmental Services staff presented a recommendation to city council for a phase two e-scooter pilot program during a legislative meeting on Nov. 26.
December 5, 2019, Alexandria Times
- Parking reduction for Fairfax County malls approved
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to reduce parking requirements at malls, opening opportunities for empty parking space to be repurposed for redevelopment.
Emily Leayman, December 4, 2019, Vienna Patch
- Fairfax County honors companies for green commuter programs
Earlier this week, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recognized more than a dozen employers for excelling in implementing green commuter programs.
Fatimah Waseem, December 5, 2019, Reston Now
- Bill would allow cameras to give tickets for distracted driving
The new technology, recently unrolled in Australia, would use artificial intelligence to scan photos of drivers for illegal cellphone use. If drivers are caught on their phones, a police technician would review the photos to determine whether the driver violated state law.
Kate Masters, December 5, 2019, Bethesda Magazine
- Jones Point Park 'Bike Campus' grand opening this weekend
A new bike campus is all painted and ready to go under the Alexandria side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
Vernon Miles, December 5, 2019, ALX Now
- OmniRide announces major service changes beginning Dec. 9
OmniRide will make the largest service changes in its history on Monday, Dec. 9. Changes include revised timetables for all express routes, a complete restructuring of bus services in western Prince William County and the first-ever paratransit service in the Manassas area, according to a news release.
December 5, 2019, Inside NoVa
- Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides
That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year. The ride-hailing company noted that drivers and riders were both attacked and that some assaults occurred between riders.
Rachel Lerman, Barbara Ortutay, December 6, 2019, WJLA
- Memorial Bridge's interior machinery is removed for good
Antiquated components of the Memorial Bridge's old drawbridge are being removed and replaced with stronger steel.
Mike Valerio, December 6, 2019, WUSA9
- Metro is saving money during Northern Virginia bus strike
Six weeks into a Metrobus strike at a privatized garage in Northern Virginia, Metro now says it has been paying its contractor only for the reduced service that is actually running.
Max Smith, December 5, 2019, WTOP
- Fairfax Connector strike enters 2nd day
Routes that are running Friday on a Sunday schedule are: 151, 171, 310, 321, 322, 401, 402, 630, 640, 650, 950, 981, 983, RIBS 1 and RIBS 3. All other Fairfax Connector routes are canceled until further notice.
Colleen Kelleher, December 6, 2019, WTOP
- Metrorail weekend service adjustments, Dec. 7-8
Wiehle-Reston East station will be closed again this weekend.
December 6, 2019, WMATA
- Metro releases six concepts for Rosslyn bottleneck
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has come up with a multiple choice solution for the Gordian Knot that is the Rosslyn tunnel bottle neck.
Jonathan Capriel, December 5, 2019, WBJ
- Fairfax Connector strike disrupts morning commutes
It’s unclear how long this strike will last. Another WMATA bus strike, which also involves private contractor Transdev, has gone on for 44 days.
Jordan Pascale, December 5, 2019, WAMU
- New I-95 interchange in Va. will put drivers on wrong side of road
Starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, drivers on Courthouse Road at the interchange over Interstate 95 in Stafford, Va. will be directed onto the opposite side of the road.
Colleen Grablick, December 5, 2019, WAMU
- Prince George's, Baltimore business groups support maglev rail project in Md.
Four Maryland chambers of commerce representing about 1,500 businesses threw their support behind a proposed high-speed magnetic levitating train — saying the multibillion-dollar project will be "transformative" for the Washington-Baltimore corridor because it will create thousands of jobs.
Holden Wilen, December 4, 2019, WBJ
- DHS proposal to require U.S. citizens undergo airport facial scans draws fire
A plan by the Trump administration to require U.S. citizens to have their faces scanned when they enter or leave the United States is drawing criticism from privacy advocates and at least one lawmaker, who said he intends to introduce legislation to prohibit the practice.
Lori Aratani, December 4, 2019, Washington Post