NEWS & EVENTS
Read about what’s happening in today’s news that affects your daily commute. We’ve consolidated a collection of the latest articles about transportation and commuter related trends and challenges faced by Washington area commuters. Be sure to check back on a regular basis to keep tabs on the most up to date news.
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- Update on Repairs to Joplin Road Bridge in Quantico
- Widening of congested Va. Route 28 in Fairfax County set to begin
- Drivers face ramp changes on I-66 West to Route 28 North
- Poplar Tree Road Extension and Bridge Over Route 28 in Chantilly Scheduled to Open Sunday, Nov. 22
- Turn from Route 28 South to Braddock Road Will Close Permanently On or About Thursday, Nov. 5
- NEW DATE: Route 28 North Shift to New Alignment at I-66 Rescheduled for on or about Wednesday, November 4
- Route 28 North at I-66 to Shift to New, Permanent Alignment on or about Saturday, October 31
- Metro outlines platform rebuilding plans through 2022
- Stringfellow Road/I-66 Ramps to Allow Full-time, Two-way Travel Starting on or about Tuesday, October 13
- Plan to build Va. Route 28 bypass moves forward in Prince William Co.
- Pair of Dulles Greenway rush hour relief projects done
- New Md. 180 bridge aiming to ease daily bottleneck set to open in Frederick
- Bowie crossover to close, as crews work on Forest Drive improvement
- Safety improvements begin at deadly Bethesda intersection
- Prince William County prepares to widen key stretch of US Route 1
- Va. Route 7 interchange project removes Battlefield Parkway traffic light
- Clara Barton Parkway improvements to begin this month
- Northam Signs Hands Free Cell Phone Bill For Drivers, Goes Into Effect January 1
- Appalachian Trail Bridge Near Harpers Ferry Reopens After Train Derailment Damaged It Last Year
- New flyover ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North opens
- Silver Line, 6 Metro stations back up and running Aug. 16
- Va. Route 9 closure through Hillsboro extended for W.Va., Md. commuters
- New I-270 interchange in Montgomery Co. to ease congestion and boost economy
- Maryland’s newest interchange to open this week
- Shutdowns come to Yellow, Green lines for trackwork
- New bike lane coming to Montgomery Co. road where teen cyclists were struck
- Va. Route 9 closure requires detours for W.Va, Md. commuters
- I-395 Express Lanes begin 10 weeks of weekend closings, Orange Line shutdown ahead
- Construction begins on Va. Route 9 road project through Hillsboro
- Maryland’s ICC closures to continue into April
- New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge halfway to completion
- Early work to begin on Virginia Route 9 project through Hillsboro
- ‘Circle of death’: 16th Street traffic circle connecting DC and Maryland to get upgrade
- Where DC’s major road projects stand
- Smooth driving ahead: Repaving done on major routes, National Park Service says
- New details on Silver Line concrete, software issues that could contribute to opening delay
- I-66 ramp closure in Centreville could last until spring
- The Purple Line Is Chugging Along: Here’s What You Need To Know
- 2 separate projects bring daily lane closures to Route 123 in Tysons
- Loudoun Co. road project to detour trucks through Ashburn
- Route 123 over Route 7 Bridge Rehabilitation in Tysons Begins Friday
- Five D.C.-Area Transportation Projects To Watch For In 2020
- Alexandria and Metro breaking ground for Potomac Yard Metro
- Lawmakers target construction blocking Bethesda’s sidewalks
- On GW and Clara Barton parkways, patchwork of repairs continue through year’s end
- Loudoun Co. approves $7.5M to complete Va. 9 road project through Hillsboro
- New Monroe Street Bridge opens, enhancing link between Catholic Univ., neighbors
- Rehab of Wilson Boulevard Bridge over Route 50 in Seven Corners Complete
- Memorial Bridge work postponed until mid-November
- No left turns: Detours begin at busy Md. 210 crossing
- Lights out: Interchange project starts to improve Va. 7 commute
- DC repaving projects for smoother roads benefit from drier weather
- All GW Parkway lanes back open after monthslong sinkhole fix
- Arlington Memorial Bridge to close in early November to prepare for traffic shift
- ‘On time and on budget’: Beach Drive set to reopen Friday
- GW Parkway repaving starts soon; sinkhole fix wrapping up
- How VDOT hopes to remedy ‘crash-prone’ stretch of I-66
- Wider Custis Trail Now Open in Arlington
- $67.4M Balls Ford Road widening moves forward in Prince William County
- Canal Road reopens; other flood-damaged area roads to remain closed
- Residents of Potomac neighborhood relieved as Belfast Road reopens following washout
- Sinkhole repairs close Canal Road in Northwest DC
- DC’s airport authority ‘puzzled’ at latest Silver Line construction delay
- Closure shifts coming on Dulles Toll Road
- Cone Zone: Updates on work zones in DC, Maryland and Virginia
- Repairs to damaged section of GW Parkway to last through August
- Crash-prone stretch of US 29 in Virginia to be revamped; lane closures in July
- Construction on Silver Line extension hits a new snag
- No opening date set for GW Parkway lane closed by sinkhole
- Toll lane construction to widen I-95 picks up; expected to add traffic
- Amtrak upgrading low-speed track between DC and Baltimore
- Redundant ramp to close on I-395
- Single NB lane reopens on GW Parkway; sinkhole repairs to continue
- Rock Creek Parkway shutdown for Kennedy Center work to affect rush hours
- I-395 South HOV Slip-Ramp Near Pentagon to Close On or About June 1
- Traffic Pattern Changes on Beltway and Huntington Ave.
- WTOP Track Work Guide: Summer 2019 Blue and Yellow Line shutdown
- Rock Creek Parkway shutdown for Kennedy Center work to affect rush hours
- Beach Drive reconstruction enters final phase with road closure
- Cone Zone: Updates on work zones in DC, Maryland and Virginia
- Roads reopen at Rock Creek Parkway at Kennedy Center
- Traffic Pattern Changes Planned for Route 123/I-66 Interchange Starting On or About April 19
- Changes along Rock Creek Parkway planned to make things safer
- Metro summer shutdown kicks off with May weekend closures
- DC’s ‘Potholeplaooza’ aims to smooth record road problems
- BW Parkway reopens after emergency roadwork to patch potholes
- Purple Line tunnel noise to ease as construction enters new phase
- Redesign of Maryland Ave. in Northeast aims to improve safety
- Roads to close for work on Ballston Quarter Pedestrian Bridge
- Aden Road Bridges Open
- Drainage project could affect I-270 traffic, starts Monday
- I-66 toll lane work to cause temporary changes at Va. 123
- With new traffic pattern set, DC’s biggest road project revs up
- Officials try to improve BW Parkway as drivers dodge damaging potholes
- Arlington Memorial Bridge stonework gets a little love in Maryland
- Rt. 29 North Closed For 3 Weeks In July For Safety Project
- National Park Service aims to untangle traffic, improve safety at Memorial Circle
- Expect delays: Another bandage for a crumbling Beltway bridge
- Sinkhole detours: Monday traffic mess greets feds returning to work
- Give Input on Fairfax County Parkway Widening
- New Backlick Road Bridge Open
- Route 606 Improvements Celebrated Today
- Travel Lanes to Shift at Eads Street Near Pentagon this Monday
- Gallows Road Bridge Renewal Complete
- New Traffic Pattern on Ravensworth Road
- Bike and Ped Improvements in Rosslyn Underway
- Construction Ramps Up This Month on I-66 Outside the Beltway
- Route 27/110 Project Closing Out 2017 with Milestones
- Effort to fix aging Arlington Memorial Bridge receives a $227 million boost
- 66 Express Lanes and E-ZPass FAQs
- Portion of Eisenhower Avenue Trail to Close for Resurfacing Beginning Dec. 4
- I-395 Express Lanes Extension
- 95 Express Lanes Southern Extension
- New I-66 toll lane designs feature trails, new structures, power station relocation
- Design Public Hearings Scheduled for Transform 66 Outside the Beltway November 13, 14 and 16, 2017
- Old Centreville Road Bridge Repairs Complete
- I-66 toll lanes, I-270 tweaks move forward
- Second Phase of Silver Line More Than 60% Complete
- Changing trail design could jeopardize entire I-66 widening project
- Route 28 Improvements Complete
- Purple Line Groundbreaking Scheduled for Monday
- Testing Underway for I-66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes Tolling System
- I-66/Route 15 Diverging-Diamond Interchange Complete
- Mayor Bowser Unveils Plans For New Douglass Bridge
- Virginia Breaks Ground For Next Toll Highway As McAuliffe Touts Transportation Legacy
- Court ruling paves way for Purple Line construction to begin
- Belmont Ridge Road Bridge Over Washington & Old Dominion Trail Opens July 17
- Construction about to begin on new I-270 interchange in Gaithersburg
- I-495 Ramps to I-395 Bridge Repairs Underway
- Metro Calls SafeTrack A Success As Maintenance Surges Draw To A Close
- I-66 toll plans nearly final
- Rt 50/Gallows Rd Bridge Rehabilitation Starts Next Week
- Route 1 Widening Begins February 10
- Arlington Keeping Close Eye On I-66 As New Lane Construction Begins
- Virginia Avenue Tunnel project advances in D.C. amid neighborhood disruption
- Old Centreville Road Bridge Repairs Begin Tomorrow
- Anacostia River Tunnel Construction Brings Closure to I-295 Southbound On-ramp
- Put A Bridge On It: Building New Connections In D.C.
- I-66 widening completed on time, on budget
- Virginia breaks ground on I-66 HOT lanes project, without the ground
2020 Press Releases
2019 Press Releases
- Commuters are driving alone less, taking transit and teleworking more
- Commuter Connections and American Lung Association urge drivers to go car-free on September 22, 2017
- Commuter Connections and University of Maryland launch incenTrip app
- Drop your keys for Car Free Days—Take the free pledge today!
- Commuter Connections recognizes employers for making commuting easy
- Bigger and better: 18,000 turn out for Bike to Work Day
- Commuter Connections helps commuters during Metro shutdown
- D.C. region gears up for a record-breaking Bike to Work Day
- Looking Ahead to Summer (Mentions Bike to Work Day)
- Annual Bike to Work Day Planned for May 17
- Save Some Cash on Commuting: Register for Bike to Work Day!
- Registration for Bike to Work Day is open
2018 Press Releases
- New Commuter Connections Bicycle Route Finder makes cycling in D.C. region easier
- Don’t miss out on great Car Free Day prizes
- Commute to a healthier lifestyle on Car Free Days, September 21 and 22
- Drop Your Car Keys for a Day or Two! Take the Pledge to Go Car Free on September 21 and 22
- Commuter Connections honors employers for commitment to better commutes
- Despite rainy weather, thousands of commuters participate in Bike to Work Day
- Bike to Work Day Press Release: Pedal to help Metro DC Win ‘Nation’s Fittest Region’
- Celebrate spring by registering for Bike to Work Day 2018
2017 Press Releases
- New Rewards Program Gives Commuters Information to Avoid Traffic Delays and Congestion
- More than 7,000 have already pledged to go car-free on September 22 09-20-2017
- More than 3,000 Take the Car Free Day Pledge for September 22; Join Them and Win Great Prizes!
- Commuter Connections and American Lung Association Urge Drivers to go Car-Free on September 22, 2017
- Area employers recognized for innovative and sustainable commuter programs 06-22-2017
- Bike to Work Day Breaks Records in Metropolitan Washington 05-22-2017
- 85 Pit Stops Around Metropolitan Washington Gear Up to Host Thousands of Area Bike to Work Day Participants 05-18-2017
- Bike to Work Day Plans Support for First-Time Bicycle Commuters 05-05-2017
- Registration Opens for Bike to Work Day 2017 03-20-2017
- Commuter Connections Provides Area Commuters with Options for Navigating Metro’s SafeTrack and Winter Weather 01-26-2017
2016 Press Releases
- Commuters Can Carpool On-Demand and for Free with CommuterConnections’ CarpoolNow App
- Four Ways Commuting in the DC Region Has Changed Over the Last Three Years 9-21-2016
- Regional Businesses, Transit Agencies Support Upcoming Car Free Day, Sept. 22 9-19-2016
- Car Free Day Registration Opens – Metropolitan Washington Gets Ready to Green the Commute on September 22 8-30-2016
- Employers Receive Awards for Outstanding Commute Alternative Programs 6-27-2016
- Bike to Work Day Participants Gather at More Than 80 Pit Stops in the Region, Take to the Streets for Cleaner, Greener Commutes 5-20-2016
- Area Officials and Dignitaries to Celebrate Bike To Work Day Friday, May 20
- Metro D.C.’S Bike To Work Day Expands Its Reach
- Following Metrorail Repair Plan Announcement, COG Encourages Residents to Visit Commuter Connections for Commuter Info
- Registration Now Open for D.C. Region’s 16th Annual Bike to Work Day March 16 3-16-2016
2015 Press Releases
- Prizes, Promotions, and a Papal Visit—Great Reasons to Take the Pledge to Go Car Free on September 22 9-16-15
- Pledge for Car Free Day and Choose Your Team! – MWCOG Press Release 8-13-15
- 2015 Commuter Connections Employer Awards Press Release
- Bike to Work Day Breaks Regional Record
- Elected Officials Among the Thousands to Celebrate Bike to Work Day May 15
- Bike To Work May Be Habit Forming
- Bike to Work Day 2015: Spring is Upon Us and Registration is Now Open
2014 Press Releases
- Commuter Connections Program Offers Cash Incentive for New Carpoolers on Soon-to-Open 95 Express Lanes
- Commuter Connections Announces 95 Express Lanes Carpool Photo Contest
- Drivers in the Metro DC Area Are Asked to Pledge to Go Car Free or Car Lite on September 22nd
- Capital Area Car Free College Campus Challenge
- Car Free Day Free Registration is Now Open!
- Region Celebrates 40 Years of Free Commuter Solutions Through Commuter Connections
- Employers with Top Commuter Benefits Programs Recognized for Their Green Efforts
- Bike to Work Day Breaks Regional Record: 16,700+ Cyclists Registered
- Secretary of Transportation Scheduled To Lead Celebrations with Elected Officials and Dignitaries for Bike to Work Day
- May 16 Officially Proclaimed Bike to Work Day in Region
- Commuter Connections Launches Mobile-Friendly Website, Mobile Apps
- Bike to Work Day 2014 Registration Opens Marking the Start of Spring
- Prince George’s Co. begins on-demand neighborhood rider service
- DC to retime hundreds of traffic signals
- Service begins on self-driving shuttle in Fairfax Co.
- New parking rates in Silver Spring coming next month
- DC-area drivers with advanced-tech cars sought for paid study
- Inspectors pinpoint likely cause of Metro cars unexpectedly separating
- Alexandria’s DASH adds electric buses to fleet
- Are people using DC streets closed to traffic during the pandemic?
- D.C. Council Approves Bill That Makes Locking Electric Scooters, Limiting Speed On E-Bikes A Requirement
- DC 911 took 14 minutes to send help to stranded Metro riders on uncoupled train
- New FLASH bus line aims to help speed commutes on eastern side of Montgomery Co.
- DC Had Its Lowest Ozone Pollution on Record This Year—Thanks in Part to the Pandemic
- Why the number of cyclists, walkers hit by cars is likely to rise in coming months
- Metro Is Planning For The Future, But One Question Remains: When Will Riders Return?
- VDOT offers ideas to boost safety on Shreve Road in Falls Church
- ‘Concerning’ uptick in Md. drivers’ speeds since pandemic shutdown
- Fairfax Co. reexamines changes to bus routes in Franconia-Springfield area
- DC traffic-safety bill passes; would double red-light cameras and more
- After DC’s record summer rain, some road closures to last through 2021
- Many Employers In The D.C. Region Expect Expanded Telework After Pandemic
- Survey finds telework is here to stay even after the pandemic
- Survey: DC-area telework growth not expected to end after pandemic
- D.C.-area employers are open to the idea of more permanent teleworking. That could help traffic.
- Majority of the Washington region’s workers unlikely to return to the office before next summer, survey says
- Commuter Connections wants you to commit to a car free Tuesday
- Features aim to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists at Memorial Circle
- DC region among worst nationwide for commute times, ranking reveals
- Report: DC area would be a prime beneficiary of switching to electric vehicles
- New dashboard identifies safest times to ride Metro
- DC’s Circulator and Streetcar up service as reopening progresses
- Flood-damaged section of Beach Drive closed in Rock Creek Park
- Drivers’ strike slows OmniRide bus service
- Facing ‘fiscal cliff,’ Metro proposes closing early, running fewer trains
- ‘Significant pain’: Metro begins planning possible cuts
- MTA proposes cuts to MARC, Maryland commuter bus lines
- 3 Circulator routes extend hours, starting Sunday
- How the pandemic will change your commute (Hint: more cars)
- Why it’s so much brighter at 48 Metro stations
- Metrobus, ART to bring back more bus service starting Sunday
- Pandemic has reshaped Northern Virginia’s commute for years to come
- D.C.’s Bike Boom Shows No Signs Of Slowing Down Amid The Pandemic
- Northern Virginia Metro stations to reopen ahead of schedule
- Fairfax Connector returns to full service next week
- Metro moves back to pre-pandemic schedule
- Metro prepares to ramp up service to pre-COVID-19 levels
- 6 public hearings planned over proposed new Capital Beltway, I-270 toll lanes
- Getting Around: Transportation During And After A Pandemic
- Is it safe to ride public transit during the pandemic?
- Cashless tolling now permanent throughout Maryland
- No answer yet as to what caused July’s Metro Red Line derailment
- More cars on the road plus summer heat means poor air quality
- Montgomery Co. Ride On bus service increases 40% on weekdays
- DC earns gold medal for pedestrian safety policies
- Metro Will Distribute 500,000 Masks From The Federal Government At Stations, Transfer Points
- Northern Virginia’s 1st self-driving shuttle starts testing on Fairfax Co. streets
- Helbiz e-scooters come to Arlington, Alexandria
- Here Are Four Charts That Show The Pandemic’s Impact On Locals’ Travel Habits
- After Lime’s Acquisition Of Jump, Those Red Electric Bikes Are Back On D.C. Streets
- DC to install 3 new bus- and bike-only lanes in key locations later in July
- Metro addresses crowding concerns ahead of service ramp-up
- DC-area leaders approve transportation network to serve walkers, cyclists
- Metro to expand hours beginning next month
- Md. ranked No. 2 for busiest urban interstates; Beltway bottlenecks cited by truckers
- Capital Bikeshare e-bikes roll again in DC area
- Switching up travel patterns? Metro is inquiring about plans for returning to work
- Loudoun Co. leaders slam ‘outrageous’ proposed toll increase for Dulles Greenway
- Metrobus reallocates bus service to prevent overcrowding
- Metro lifts pandemic-related closures of 18 stations next week
- Safety improvements considered to help you arrive alive on DC-area roads
- More roads in Montgomery Co. are making way for outdoor dining
- Montgomery County Residents Can Request ‘Slow Streets’ In Their Neighborhood During Pandemic
- Bikeshare, new bike lanes make DC one of the best cycling cities in US
- Bethesda street closures start Wednesday as part of Phase One plan
- Montgomery County Wants To Know About Informal Walking Shortcuts So It Can Make Them Safer
- MobileNOW! parking payment app out of business in Montgomery County
- VRE seating is now every other window seat
- Metro Will Shut Down Rail Stations For Weeks At A Time This Summer
- Capital Bikeshare closes 20 DC stations near the White House
- Transit Agencies In D.C. And Maryland Grapple With Enforcing Mask Policies
- ‘Shared Streets’ initiative brings open spaces to Montgomery Co.
- Metro Reopening Plan: More Trains, Buses Than Demand — But Full Service Won’t Return Until 2021
- In age of coronavirus, bikes becoming increasingly popular
- Some frontline workers could get their tolls waived at Dulles Greenway
- Metro to make masks mandatory for riders, starting Monday
- From goody-two-shoes to pariah: How coronavirus is changing public transportation
- DC-area traffic levels on the rise despite stay-at-home orders
- Metro executive details phased plan to return to full service
- ‘This must stop’: Reckless driving soars amid COVID-19 closures
- How Does Transportation And Commuting Change In A Post-Coronavirus World? We Asked Experts
- DC offers some essential health care workers discounted rides
- D.C. Expands Sidewalks Near Certain Businesses, But Some Say It’s Not Enough
- Metro to close 9 stations in Va. for summer work, affecting Orange and Silver Line service
- Montgomery Co. closing Little Falls Parkway on weekends to make more room for pedestrians
- ‘A lot of people are driving crazy’: Expert says less traffic means more speeding on local roads
- Cities Are Closing Streets To Create Spaces To Uphold Social Distancing — D.C. Will Not
- This Project Helps D.C. Residents Donate Bicycles To Essential Workers
- Coronavirus response: Metro and other transit changes in DC, Md. and Va.
- Alexandria’s DASH bus makes additional changes due to coronavirus
- Md. Gov. Larry Hogan limits access to BWI Airport, MARC, Metro and Amtrak over coronavirus
- Montgomery Co. closing part of Sligo Creek Pkwy for more recreation space during virus shutdown
- DDOT suspends fares for D.C. Circulator
- Metro Backs Away From Significant Bus Service Cuts
- Metro sets fare hikes, bus cuts in budget — with coronavirus caveat
- Multiple Metrobus routes in Northern Virginia stop running
- Metro to close 17 more stations, several entrances amid coronavirus rider drop
- Watch where you park: Some areas still enforcing parking during coronavirus outbreak
- Police to DC-area drivers: Don’t take advantage of more open roads
- DC-area leaders concerned about auto pollution post-coronavirus crisis
- Metro 24/7 summer shutdown: Parking cuts start this weekend; new details on service plans, alternatives
- How coronavirus measures are affecting DC-area traffic
- MARC Trains Could Go ‘Full Steam Ahead’ To Virginia Under Pilot Program
- Fairfax County self-driving shuttle gets OK for testing — just in time for Metro shutdown
- Taking a peek at Metro’s new Silver Line stops
- Carsharing Service ShareNow Has Left D.C. What Could Come Next?
- Fairfax Connector employees agree to new contract with Transdev
- Study: I-66 tolls, other changes, moving 700 more people in corridor per day
- DC begins cracking down on bike lane obstruction
- Bethesda road where 2 bicyclists were struck is getting bike lanes
- Metro sanitizing trains more frequently as part of coronavirus prep
- DC-area transit systems, airports address coronavirus questions
- Last new 7000 Series Metro cars delivered
- Alexandria water taxi to expand its hours for morning commuters
- Metro’s 24/7 shutdown: Vienna, Dunn Loring stations get free summer parking
- New bus lane coming to Columbia Heights
- Northern Virginia pedestrians, cyclists to see better paths after funds approved
- New app can be used for toll payments on Virginia highways
- Metro plans major parking cuts ahead of summer Orange Line shutdown
- Tech issues, conflicting standards hold back smoother Metro rides
- Local coronavirus concerns prompt Metro to buy masks, cleaning supplies
- Some Scooter Riders And Cyclists In Arlington Will Have To Move To The Bike Lane
- E-scooters come to GMU campus (but they’re geofenced)
- Thieves Could Be Using A Carsharing App To Steal Cars, Says D.C. Attorney General’s Office
- Traffic, rough roads cost average Northern Virginia driver 102 hours, $2,600 a year
- D.C. Drivers Will Soon Be Fined For Blocking Bike Lanes
- Montgomery County looks to predict, prevent traffic crashes
- DC officials announce 100 new bike and scooter parking zones
- This Bingo Board Challenges Members Of D.C. Government To Use Public Transportation
- D.C. Has Some Of The Longest Commutes In The Country. What Help Is Available?
- I-66 usage drops as traffic slows, tolls rise
- Capital Bikeshare trips slide as rides on DC’s dockless scooters, bikes grow
- Vehicles DC-area original owners drive the longest
- Update: Metro Issues Service Updates For Bus Routes Affected By Cinder Bed Road Strike
- A New App Is Using Traffic Cameras To Monitor Blocked Bike Lanes
- New electric Capital Bikeshare bikes may be semi-dockless
- Montgomery County leaders plan road safety town hall after recent pedestrian deaths
- DC mopeds can stay; Montgomery Co. expands e-scooter pilot
- Deal reached to end Northern Virginia Metrobus strike
- Metro details proposed fare hikes, bus cuts
- Dockless scooter, bike pilot program coming to Loudoun Co. — but only a small part
- Gov. Hogan’s plan to widen Beltway over Legion Bridge, I-270 moves forward
- Busy Silver Spring intersection will soon see changes to traffic flow
- Traffic bottleneck near Farragut Square expected to last for at least several weeks
- Car2Go To Close In D.C., Across The Country
- Operator Error, ‘Insufficient Training’ To Blame For Major Delays On Metro Red Line, Review Finds
- Mobile Metro Cards Are Coming To iPhone, Android Phones Next Year
- Montgomery Co. leaders, residents talk road safety, pedestrian and bicyclist deaths at town hall
- Metro Green, Yellow Line Shutdown Canceled Ahead Of Next Summer
- What Metro has done after Tuesday’s Red Line rush-hour mess
- Metro Pilot Program Will Offer Discounts Or Free Transit To Low-Income Riders
- Red light cameras planned for up to 10 Manassas intersections
- After ‘Whole Disaster,’ Fairfax Connector Bus Workers End Strike
- Evening commute affected by National Christmas Tree lighting closures
- More Fairfax Connector routes disrupted as bus workers go on strike
- 10K scooters, 5K e-bikes approved for DC in 2020
- Maryland approves narrower Nice Bridge replacement option
- Md. asks for community input to solve gridlock on northern end of I-270
- Metro Drivers, Activists Protest As Strike Nears Its Second Month
- Driving times expected to triple on day before Thanksgiving in DC area, nationwide
- Hold the applause: American Legion Bridge plan poses environmental, financial risks
- Dulles Toll Road owner takes steps to limit, prevent future toll hikes
- Why Doesn’t Georgetown Have A Metro Station? It Goes Beyond NIMBYism
- I-395 toll lane FAQ: What to know about the new Express Lanes
- Maryland and Virginia agree on plan to rebuild American Legion Bridge, expand Beltway tolling
- Northern Va. bus strike update: Don’t expect service back
- What’s open, what’s closed for Veterans Day 2019
- Speeding, riding double, parking anywhere: DC leaders consider regulating electric scooters
- Transurban: I-395 tolling will start Nov. 17 in Northern Va.
- Why Metro canceled its Rush Hour Promise after a recent crash
- Bus Drivers Rally Amid Strike To End Privatization Of Metro Jobs
- Traffic Safety Advocates Tell Drivers To Be Alert As It Gets Dark Earlier
- Partial Metrobus strike in Northern Virginia surprised many riders
- No sign of Metrobus strike resolution amid ‘frustrating negotiations’
- Stories Of Traffic Violence Dominate 8-Hour Hearing On Traffic Safety Bills
- Contract Bus Workers Strike, Strand Commuters On WMATA Routes In Virginia
- Express Lanes coming to I-395 in Northern Virginia next month
- DC speed camera citations on track to break record
- VRE announces new 7-day and 31-day passes coming this fall
- DC implements safety measures to increase cyclist, pedestrian safety
- Metro riders encouraged to use phones to report safety concerns
- Preliminary findings raise questions on cause of Metrorail crash, timeliness of response
- Metro Will Provide Service For Mystics, Nationals Games, But Longer Term Unclear
- Daily inspections set after investigation into Metro door malfunction
- Metrorail exploring factors that led to collision near DC station
- Overnight Metro collision caused delays, overcrowding Monday
- More intersections designed to boost safety planned in Montgomery County
- Smoother commute: Stoplight headache on Route 7 in Loudoun Co. gone
- How the traffic we sit in costs us more than just time and gas
- Amazon HQ2 leads to new 2-way traffic pattern in Crystal City
- Drivers pay less to DC for red-light camera tickets after tweak, but no refunds planned
- Survey Shows High Awareness of OmniRide Ridesharing Services
- A glimmer of hope as ridership rebounds for Metro and other transit systems
- D.C. Commuters Increasingly Taking Public Transit, Report Says
- Tractor-trailer crash leads to Beltway lane closures, miles of backups
- Free rides over: DC Circulator fares go back to $1 starting Tuesday
- Survey finds fewer commuters in region drive alone, transit use is up
- 1 year after first fatal e-scooter crash, Dupont Circle site of safety push
- Car Free Days 2019
- Purple Line to open in stages, first in Prince George’s Co.
- POLL: Does money or time matter most for DC-area workers?
- Bus-Only Lanes On H And I Street Will Become Permanent
- Fairfax County Celebrating ‘Try Transit’ with Chances for Free Bus Fare and Prizes This Week
- Registration is open for Car Free Days 2019
- Car-based commuting declining, but still the major force across region
- Prince George’s Community Television: State of Commute
- Survey Shows Fewer D.C.-Area Commuters Are Driving Solo
- Driving alone remains the most popular way of commuting in the D.C. area
- Most People Spend 43 Minutes Commuting, Plus 9 Other Facts From ‘The State Of The Commute’
- Solo drivers are dumping cars; more commuters take transit or telework
- Here’s what’s making crippling DC commutes slightly better, according to a new survey
- Tolls to start on I-395 in November
- Cheaper parking for VRE riders coming to Northern Va. Metro station
- Drop your keys for Car Free Days—Take the free pledge today!
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of Frederick honored
- Prince George’s County Finally Joins The Region In Adopting Vision Zero
- Some changes to expect when Metro’s summer shutdown in Va. finally ends
- How many people are really using the Dulles Greenway?
- Nice Bridge widening wins key approval; could lose pedestrian path
- Loudoun Co., VDOT fastrack stoplight removal to improve Route 7 commute
- Arlington board votes to shut down 23rd Street pedestrian tunnel for redevelopment
- More Of Those Notoriously Slippery Metro Tiles Are Getting Replaced
- Heat Index Already Over 105 Degrees As Northern DC, DC Bake
- Ahead of I-395 tolling start, Virginia looks at more bus service
- Metrobus Gets Low Marks For Speed And Schedule Reliability
- What type of commuter are you?
- Metro campaign includes message against ‘manspreading’
- DC-area roads hit hard by closures after flooding
- Massive sinkhole swallows car in Woodbridge, road closed indefinitely
- Metro Includes Bus Trips In Monthly Metrorail Pass And Adds More Red Line Service
- ‘A big improvement’: Metro’s Red Line turnback ends
- Metro rail, bus changes start Monday
- ‘Code Orange’ Air Quality Alert Issued for Region
- Not all Metro’s ‘free’ shutdown parking is actually free
- One Month In: Metro’s Blue And Yellow Line Shutdown
- On-demand bus starts in Montgomery Co. and is 1st for DC region
- Gas main break repairs concluded on Canal Road, Whitehurst Freeway — for now
- Metro to offer limited Lyft discounts in place of late-night buses, trains
- Metro ends cash-free bus pilot; Montgomery Co. launches app-based shuttle
- 10 years since Red Line crash: What it was like and how it shaped Metro
- Self-driving shuttles set to hit Northern Virginia streets
- How many people are adding to traffic during Metro shutdown?
- VRE ticket prices going up
- Prince William commuters tackle summer Metro shutdown
- Hot chocolate: Smoking cocoa powder to blame for MARC delays
- Alexandria issues Metro shutdown progress report, surveys commuters
- Here’s how Commuter Connections is aiding DC residents during Metro station shutdowns this summer
- What you need to know: Rush hour bus lanes now in effect on busy DC corridors
- Metro tweaks shuttle bus service between Huntington and Pentagon
- Electric scooters ride into Montgomery Co. in 6-month pilot program
- New law allows more speed cameras on major Md. highway
- DC to test out red bus-only lanes downtown beginning Monday
- 6 Metro stations are shut down. Plan your commute here
- Commuter Connections Helps Southern Maryland Commuters During Metro Shutdown
- HOV Mistakes, Biking And Water Taxis: Riders Navigate Metro’s Blue And Yellow Line Shutdown
- ‘It will get better’: Head of Metro weighs in on first days of shutdown
- ‘Absolute zoo’: More Metro complaints as evening commute gets underway
- Summer Metro Shutdown: 6 Alternatives To Consider In Fairfax Co.
- Summer Metro Shutdown: 8 Alternatives To Consider In Alexandria
- As Metro shuts some subway stations for summer, it wants you to have a nice trip
- D.C. Will Paint Crosswalks To Better Protect Pedestrians
- Rails to trails: Alexandria provides biking mentors during Metro shutdown
- Meet The D.C. Glydiators, The Electric Unicycle Fanatics Who Glide All Over The Region
- Metro set to finish 7000 Series safety fixes for blind riders
- Where DC ranks among best biking cities worldwide
- What You Need To Know About Metro’s Big Blue And Yellow Line Summer Shutdown
- Metro puts 3000-series cars back into service a day after pulling hundreds
- Upside to Metro summer shutdown? Other riders get more rush-hour service
- E-Bikes And Scooters Will Be Allowed On Some Montgomery County Trails
- Heat leads to MARC slowdown for Monday afternoon
- Metro’s Yellow Line Extension Moved Up To Help With Summer Shutdown
- Public weighs in on Rock Creek Far West pedestrian safety plans
- Alexandria officials give final update before Metro shuts down Blue, Yellow lines
- ‘Congestion Pricing’ To Control Traffic Sounds Bad, Until You Start Using It, Poll Says
- Va. buses test smartphone-based payments during Metro shutdown
- Frederick County plans multiple trail options
- Fairfax County plans exceptions to cut-through traffic turn bans
- Fairfax County set for big Capital Bikeshare growth
- Alexandria cutting parking fees as part of final preparations for upcoming Metro shutdown
- Arlington, DC crack top 20 in ranking of best biking cities
- No fix yet for Silver Line concrete ties, test trains expanding
- DC set to raise e-scooter speed limit
- Initiative Aims to Reduce Rising Pedestrian Fatalities
- Area Residents Bike To Work, Plenty of juice, fruit and enthusiasm.
- Bike to Work Day Herndon-Style: Good for the cyclist, good for traffic, good for the environment.
- Bike to Work Day in Reston: Good for the cyclist, traffic and the environment.
- Riders Flock to Trails for Bike to Work Day
- Looking Ahead to the Summer in Springfield and Burke
- Tomorrow is annual bike to work day
- Things to Do in DC: Bike to Work Day
- Cyclists Gear Up for Bike to Work Day on Friday
- A Fun, Cost Effective and Healthy Way to Get To Work
- DC-area commuters can take part in Bike to Work Day on Friday
- Drivers experience ‘Street Smart’ safety challenge using virtual reality goggles
- Delays from new safety system are easing, VRE promises frustrated riders
- How ‘reachable’ is downtown DC when it comes to commuting?
- More Than 20 Ideas To Curb Rising Traffic Deaths Included In Major D.C. Legislation
- Traffic changes, free commutes launch along Interstates 95, 66
- Should D.C. Toll Streets During Peak Traffic Periods? Council Wants To Study ‘Congestion Pricing’
- Changes for Va. driving rules signed into law, other bills vetoed
- 2 DC residents join forces to paint crosswalk after pedestrian’s death
- Metro approves free parking during 24/7 summer shutdown
- After Cyclist Death, District Looks At Quicker Fixes To Florida Avenue
- Fatal pedestrian crashes exceed murder rate in Fairfax County
- Toll collections soar after Dulles Toll Road increase
- Annual D.C. area Bike to Work Day planned for May 17
- Cyclist Killed Was A Longtime Bike Advocate Who ‘Lived And Breathed Making The Streets Safer’
- From D.C. To Baltimore In 15 Minutes: Elon Musk’s High-Speed ‘Loop’ Hits First Milestone
- Capital Bikeshare electric bikes temporarily removed after brake issues
- Alexandria changing HOV restrictions for summer Metro shutdown
- Capital BikeShare is free on Earth Day
- Arlington County Police Department Kicks Off Spring Traffic Enforcement Campaign
- Free parking planned at some Metro stations closing for whole summer
- Share our Roadways: Police Participate in Spring Street Smart Campaign
- Virginia Launches New Study On Ways To Fix I-95 Congestion
- Speed limit back to 55 mph on BW Parkway
- How to get to Capitals playoff games
- New safety system launch causes some delays for VRE
- How Resilient Is The Beltway? Recent Major Crashes Highlight Region’s Fragile Transportation System
- Gridlocked and growing: How DC area can ease traffic as population booms
- Bike to work event will offer different transit option for all levels
- DC mayor declares war on confusing street signs — and wants you to join the fight
- Study suggests highway accidents directly related to rising speed limits
- How can the region avoid fiascoes like Thursday’s Beltway meltdown?
- 1st double-decker commuter bus rolling out onto DC-area roads
- Why did the big Beltway closure cause traffic jams across the region?
- Here’s how long DC’s drivers spend stuck in traffic every year
- Metro’s ‘Stand right, walk left’ is all wrong, professor says
- Speed limits along Georgia Ave. in Montgomery Co. to be reduced
- Will Metro’s summer shutdown in Northern Va. impact fall traffic?
- Exclusive: Most aren't paying fines for Metro fare evasion
- Silver Line timeline and upcoming parking changes
- HOV rules to change in Alexandria during Blue, Yellow line shutdown
- What to expect with Metro for cherry blossom peak bloom weekend
- Metro to relocate Kiss & Ride lots, bus stops ahead of summer Platform Improvement Project
- Busiest failing bridges in DC area
- D.C. plans inaugural open streets event this fall
- Part of Md. 210 remains closed after water main break in Prince George’s Co.
- E-ZPass preview: New tolling tech coming to I-395 Express Lanes
- 10-foot sinkhole: Northbound George Washington Parkway to remain closed through weekend
- Add Water, Freeze, Apply Traffic: What Causes Potholes, And How To Fix Them
- New bus lanes coming this summer to downtown DC traffic
- The DC Circulator Is Now Free. Who Is It Helping?
- Park Service doesn’t have money to fix potholes in DC area
- Lime Scooters coming to Fairfax County
- ‘Congestion emergency’ costs DC-area drivers around $2,000 a year
- Va. outlines alternatives during monthslong closure of Blue, Yellow lines
- Self-driving shuttles coming to Northern Virginia
- Electric Capital Bikeshare bikes will now cost more than traditional ones
- Pedestrian deaths rising in Va., but safety improvements working
- Registration for Bike to Work Day 2019 now open
- Here’s what autonomous vehicles could mean for the Washington region’s future — good and bad
- Bumpy stretch of BW Parkway remains ‘absolute nightmare’
- Metro fare, service changes: What’s in, what’s out of final budget plan
- Riders on all Metro lines slowed St. Patrick’s Day weekend
- Five Takeaways From Washington Vision Zero Traffic Safety Summit
- Metro to extend Yellow, Red line service this summer, keep current fares and hours
- Electric Capital Bikeshare bikes will now cost more than traditional ones
- Access to transit, traffic, congestion to be addressed in Metro DC ‘Smart Region’ efforts
- Doors opening: Metro switch to automatic could save you time
- Bolt joins Arlington scooters; top scooter complaints?
- After over 600 crashes, improvements planned for dangerous Loudoun roads
- Pedestrian Deaths Are At A 30-Year High
- I-66 toll lane bike trail layout comes into focus
- Not all of Alexandria’s DASH rides will be free during summer Metro shutdown
- Push continues for more speed cameras on ‘wild west’ Md. 210
- Pay-per-mile driven instead of gas tax? Testing with tolls coming to Va.
- Regional group looks to improve response to traffic incidents
- Flextime program offers incentive to commuters who choose to avoid sitting in traffic
- Most dangerous DC intersections of 2018
- 6 Metro stations closed, track work on all lines this weekend
- Endless commute: Studies show DC-area drivers spending slightly less time behind wheel
- Montgomery County will give e-scooters a try
- It’s Still Legal To Use Your Phone — Mostly — After Failure Of Hands-Free Bill In Virginia
- Capital Bikeshare to expand electric bikes; dockless scooter companies push to raise speed limit
- Metro to keep current hours
- Pedestrian deaths hit 28-year high as distracted drivers and larger cars hit the roads: Study
- House members raise hacking fears with D.C. Metro over future fleet of railcars
- Some Metro riders could see more trains starting this summer
- Maryland, Virginia counties top list of most expensive commutes in US
- Potholes force 40 mph speed limit on stretch of BW Parkway
- Amazon deal delivers ‘certainty’ for key transportation projects in Northern Virginia
- Part of Yellow Line shut down again this weekend
- Area traffic crashes and fatalities a ‘serious public health issue
- Maryland focuses on toll lanes for I-270, Capital Beltway
- With Major Funding Source At Stake, Metro Committee Votes To Keep Current Hours
- Marijuana-impaired driving spikes in Maryland, police say
- Toaster-Shaped Autonomous Shuttle Is First To Test On Public Roads In Maryland
- The Future of DC Metro Area Transport
- Pedestrians continue to be at high risk on Washington region’s roads, data show
- Usage drops, but more money collected in 1st month of Dulles Toll Road rate hike
- Expanding DC’s ‘no right turn on red’ could backfire, AAA says
- After brief delay, Silver Line test trains moved into place
- Capital Bikeshare problems take many stations offline
- Self-driving cars coming to Reston this summer
- Council Overrides Mayoral Veto; Fare Evasion Soon A $50 Civil Fine
- DC Mayor Bowser announces free DC Circulator rides for a month
- Amtrak Says It Will Double Its Union Station Concourse Capacity By 2022
- Pregnant Lyft driver’s fatal stabbing reignites driver safety concerns
- Will These Yellow Poles Help Protect Pedestrians From Deadly Left Turns? D.C. Hopes So
- New American Legion Bridge within years, says Md. highway administrator
- Lawmakers kill plan to add tolls to I-81 in Virginia
- Boeing’s futuristic flying taxi gets off the ground in Manassas, Va.
- Electric scooters send more people to the hospital than bicycles and walking
- Metro to offer free rides for federal workers impacted by shutdown, pending board approval
- Metro Red Line riders to face SafeTrack-like disruptions this summer
- After months of decline, Maryland gas prices may be on upswing
- How the government shutdown is affecting DC-area traffic
- Regional transportation officials move forward on toll policies, bus rapid transit, bike trail plans
- ‘Fast Ferry’ sailing closer to reality in Woodbridge
- Distracted drivers are way more distracted during the holiday season
- More scooter companies aim to break into the D.C. market
- Commuter program helps bikers find best routes to ride
- Business leaders call for changes to commute from Richmond to Baltimore
- Lyft acquires Capital Bikeshare operator
- DC Council votes to decriminalize Metro fare evasion
- Amid rise in road deaths, Va. says ‘put down the phone’
- How can the DC area ease traffic? Task force releases suggestions
- Pedestrian crashes around Montgomery Co. prompt official’s response
- A new bike-friendly way to get around the DC area
- Behind Metro’s diving ridership: A millennial exodus
- Americans’ commutes keep getting longer, according to survey data
- Business leaders warn that the Washington region’s inadequate bus system is stifling growth
- Here’s a look at who’s using Northern Virginia’s 495 and 95 express lanes
- Will a taco discount get you to go car-free this week?
- Car Free Days offer chance to try alternative to solo commute
- Metro’s next steps toward major bus system overhaul
- OmniRide encouraging participation in ‘Try Transit Week’ and ‘Car Free Day’
- When Metro runs more trains, more people ride it
- Capital Bikeshare Goes Electric
- Washingtonians Gripe About September Traffic, But How Bad Is It?
- Get ready for big delays on area roadways now that summer has ended
- Metro Tells Riders Don’t Use Rail During Blue, Orange, Silver Line Work
- Dockless bike, scooter firms clash with U.S. cities over regulations
- With two weeks of single-tracking and shutdowns, agency urges riders to ditch the system
- Ten Days In August: Blue, Orange, Silver Line Metro Riders Need To Plan Ahead For Construction And Delays
- Bicyclists rally for increasing safety measures on D.C. roads
- Here we go again: 45-day Red Line shutdown brings flashbacks of SafeTrack
- 2 Dockless Bike Companies Leaving DC, Citing Regulations
- Are tolls worth it on Virginia’s HOT lanes?
- A new study says services like UberPool are making traffic worse
- How drivers can help resolve DC region’s abysmal traffic
- D.C. officials to stretch ‘Car Free Day’ into two days
- A cyclist’s death, a dangerous crossing and D.C.’s struggle to reduce road fatalities
- Progress is made to avoid Metro strike as union outlines demands
- Help improve air quality this summer through the Breathe Easy campaign
- Feasible projects approved to help Md. commuters ditch cars
- How Would The D.C. Region Handle A Metro Strike?
- Fairfax County transportation projects receive $531 million from region
- Maryland races to catch up with Virginia in toll road projects
- Down the road: Long-range plan funds some Northern Va. projects, cuts others
- Teleworking and aging: Why getting around the DC area has changed
- Alexandria hopes to combat side street gridlock due in part to GPS apps
- Dockless Electric Scooters Now Available in Arlington
- How Metro Is Planning To Handle A 45-Day Partial Red Line Shutdown This Summer
- DC Council Approves Tax Hike on Uber, Lyft Rides to Fund Metro
- With start of summer, ‘Breathe Easy’ campaign urges public to consider air quality, public health
- Transportation Planning Board Sees Growing Population, Flat Commuting
- D.C. might be large enough to support commuter ferries, says study
- What effect do tolls have on I-66 after six months?
- Capital Bikeshare Launched in Prince George’s County
- Are dockless bikeshare systems changing Washington’s biking culture?
- Are I-66 tolls promoting transit use?
- Metro’s cash-free bus pilot aims to speed up trips, but some riders worried
- Herndon Pit Stop draws both morning and afternoon cyclists at Bike to Work Day 2018
- Reston Riders Join Bike to Work Day
- Rain doesn’t deter cyclists on 2018 Bike to Work Day
- Cyclists Undeterred by Bike to Work Day Rain
- Who Has A Right To D.C.’s Sidewalks?
- Ride your bike to work on May 18
- You should always be on the lookout for bicycle commuters—but pay extra attention on Friday, May 18
- Montgomery County’s First Ever Pop-Up Bike Lane to Debut on Bike to Work Day
- Bus fare discounts: Get to work for half the price
- Bike To Work Day is May 18; cyclists can enjoy pit stops around DC area
- Metro plans ‘summer shutdown’ on Blue, Yellow lines next year
- Pedestrian deaths soar 46 percent, insurance group finds
- Capital Bikeshare rolling into Prince George’s County
- How I-66 toll money will be spent
- Six Months Of Dockless Bikes And Scooters: Fad Or Fixture?
- Police push for drivers, walkers to be ‘street smart’ and aware of crosswalks
- Half-price bus fares as I-66 construction begins
- Falls Church Pit Stop for Ride to Work Day May 18
- City of Alexandria Bike to Work Day Coming May 18
- Warm weather woes: ‘Code Orange’ air quality may pose health risks
- As ride hailing booms in D.C., it’s not just eating into the taxi market — it’s increasing vehicle trips
- Capital Bikeshare will roll into Prince George’s next year
- Deadly driving: Traffic deaths in Md. continue to climb
- Fixing Virginia potholes, pavement, bridges would cost $13.1B
- As e-biking grows, U.S. cities consider easing rules on where the machines may be used
- Motorcycle deaths see dramatic increase in Virginia
- Why D.C. is targeting the ride-hail industry
- Va. transportation officials: Distracted driving an ‘epidemic’
- Registration Open For Bike To Work Day May 18
- Are the I-66 tolls speeding up commutes? It depends
- Eyes on the road: Distraction tops list of drivers’ concerns, survey finds
- Just about everyone sees everybody else as distracted driver, AAA survey says
- Traffic deaths continue to soar despite cities’ pledges to get them to ‘Zero’
- No fare hikes, services cuts or expansions as Metro budget moves to final vote
- The high-speed ‘maglev’ promises many things, but at what cost?
- Studies are increasingly clear: Uber, Lyft congest cities
- DC’s most dangerous intersections revealed
- DC considers plan to replace streetcar fleet, still has no plans to make riders pay
- Bikesharing Is Popular In D.C. Will Scooter-Sharing Be The Next Big Transit Trend?
- Female-focused co-working spaces offer career and child-care help still lacking in many traditional workplaces
- DC’s ‘Transit Score’ falls compared to other major cities
- First came UberPool. Now there’s an even cheaper option, but it requires some extra effort.
- Beyond $40 Tolls: How Express Lanes Are Helping Northern Virginia Beat Traffic Congestion
- How much time do DC-area drivers spend in traffic?
- High-speed rail construction in Maryland may not be far away
- No Dock, No Lock, No Problem? Dockless Bike Sharing In The District
- Maryland is ranked the third worst state to drive in
- DC rated among best for traffic safety laws
- Toll lanes over Potomac, DC Streetcar changes, road widenings: Big projects inch forward
- Va. reaches deal to extend 95 Express Lanes to near Fredericksburg
- Survey: For some commuters, I-66 tolls a better option than transit
- The Top Montgomery County Transportation Stories of 2017
- The Year in Review: Loudoun County Construction Projects Promise Smoother Travel in 2018
- Bicycle Beltway expected to get regional endorsement
- Metro is mulling a major redesign of the bus system. But first, officials need to figure out why people aren’t riding.
- D.C. Circulator will get new buses, streamline routes as part of plan to improve service
- Dockless LimeBike reports 16,600 riders in D.C. with most during rush hour
- Riding In Cars With Strangers: Northern Virginia’s Slugline Culture
- ‘No one has to pay a toll.’ Virginia transportation chief defends high tolls on I-66
- SURPRISE? The ICC Is Maryland’s Second Busiest Toll Facility
- Montgomery shares designs for Bus Rapid Transit stations on U.S. 29
- Next on Virginia’s extensive toll-road system: Interstate 395
- Metro: We’re getting better, give us another chance
- How The New I-66 HOT Lanes Will Change Your Commute
- Review finds telework, mass transit, work close to home best ways to ease DC traffic
LEARN ABOUT AND PROVIDE INPUT ON I-495 AMERICAN LEGION BRIDGE TRANSIT & TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT STUDY AND I-495 EXPRESS LANES NORTHERN EXTENSION PROJECT
Virginia to hold virtual public meeting, Wednesday, November 18, 7-9 p.m.
Virginia's Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), will hold a virtual public information meeting on Wednesday, November 18, from 7 until 9 p.m. to provide information and answer questions about Virginia and Maryland's effort to study multimodal transportation options aimed to reduce congestion, improve trip reliability and regional connections, and enhance existing and planned multimodal mobility and connectivity on I-495 and the American Legion Bridge. DRPT will provide a briefing and overview of draft recommendations on this I-495 American Legion Bridge Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Study, which is being conducted jointly by DRPT and the Maryland Transit Administration.
VDOT will also provide updates on its proposed I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) Project, which would extend the 495 Express Lanes by about three miles from near the Dulles Toll Road and I-495 interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge.
MEETING DETAILS AND HOW TO PARTICIPATE
VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
7 - 9 p.m. (presentations begin at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer session)
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· The meeting will be recorded and posted online the following day.
PUBLIC INVITED TO TAKE SURVEY FOR ROUTE 1 MULTIMODAL STUDY
Share input on current travel in the vicinity of Crystal City and Pentagon City
ARLINGTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation invites residents and users of Route 1 to take a short survey to help shape a feasibility study of potential future multimodal improvements between 12th and 23rd Streets South in Crystal City. In coordination with Arlington County, VDOT is studying opportunities to improve the safety, accessibility, and overall user experience on and across Route 1 in this area.
To gather input at the beginning of this study process, VDOT invites the public to learn more at virginiadot.org/route1multimodalstudy and take the survey through Nov. 15. Input received at this stage will help identify specific areas of interest and concern for those who bike, walk, ride, or drive Route 1 in the study area.
Input may also be sent to Dan Reinhard, P.E., VDOT Project Manager, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, or to email@example.com.
Planning for the Future!
Now through October 23, the public can complete a System Expansion Survey to provide feedback on seven options to expand DC Circulator service to Ward 7. The survey is part of the 2020 DC Circulator Transit Development Plan (TDP) that evaluates the DC Circulator system, analyzes options to improve operations, and assesses recommendations for system expansion. The 2020 TDP will use ridership data and resident feedback to develop an extensive plan for improving the overall rider experience. A big component of the study is to support the expansion of service in the coming years to include a new route to Ward 7.
The survey can be found online, and a paper copy that will include a postage-paid return envelope can be requested by calling 202-991-4645. DDOT also will host a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, October 14 to discuss the options and provide additional information to residents. A full schedule of upcoming community meetings that DDOT representatives will host or attend is available at DCCirculatorTDP.com.
Public input sought for proposed DC Circulator Route in Ward 7
D.C. is asking the public to weigh in on seven options for a new bus route in its Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods.
Through Oct. 23, you can fill out the System Expansion Survey for a new DC Circulator route in Ward 7.
The options are:
- Union Station-Deanwood-East Capitol Street: Currently served by Metrobus Route 97 peak service, this 14.56 mile route would serve Deanwood, Benning Road, Stadium Armory, and Union Station Metro Stations.
- New York Avenue-Deanwood-Benning Road: Metrobus routes B2 and W4 would share connections on this 10.57 mile route; an alternative end of line at Union Market would extend the route to 17.26 miles.
- Potomac Avenue-Benning Road: Metrobus routes M6 and W4 would share connections on this 9.30 mile route.
- Alabama-Good Hope-Naylor Road: This 10.92 mile route is currently served by Metrobus routes M6 and the 30s.
- Skyland-Minnesota Avenue-Deanwood: Currently served by Metrobus U7, this 12.59 mile route would serve Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue Metro Stations, and Skyland; an alternative end of line at Fort Lincoln would extend the route to 18.06 miles.
- Navy Yard-Benning Road: Metrobus route W4 would share connections; this 10.85 mile route would serve Benning Road and Navy Yard Metro Stations, and Skyland.
- Navy Yard-Benning Road via Minnesota Avenue: Metrobus route W4 would share connections; this 10.95 mile route would serve Benning Road and Navy Yard Metro Stations, and Skyland.
“The new Ward 7 Circulator route is an essential part of our efforts to connect all eight wards through an affordable and convenient public transit system,” Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a statement.
A virtual public meeting to discuss the options is scheduled for Oct. 14.
Ward 7 includes neighborhoods in Deanwood, Capitol View, Benning Heights, Marshall Heights, Hillcrest, Dupont Park, Penn Branch, Randle Heights, River Terrace, Parkside, Mayfair, Eastland Gardens, as well as the area of Kingman Park.
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is partnering with state and local
agencies, nonprofits and communities across Maryland to host Walktober, a monthlong series of activities
and virtual webinars in October promoting the state’s official exercise: walking. Walktober features the
October 7 celebration of the sixth annual Walk Maryland Day, as well four webinars focusing on pedestrian
safety, health and walking as a commuting option.
The webinars – or “walkinars” – are being held online, rather than in-person events, to encourage safe
practices as Maryland continues its COVID-19 recovery. Residents are invited to sign up for the 90-minute
walkinars, which feature local, state and national speakers.
As part of the statewide focus on walking, walkable communities and pedestrian safety, MDOT is hosting a
website, mdot.maryland.gov/walktober, with information about Walktober and Walk Maryland Day, as well
as registration for the webinar series.
The four walkinars, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays, October 1, 15, 22 and 29, are tailored to
pedestrian enthusiasts, advocates, planners and residents. Panelists will share resources to help build,
strengthen and sustain partnerships, and share new tools and technologies being used across the country to
promote pedestrian access and safety. The series is open to all, and provides American Institute of Certified
Planners (AICP) with 1.5 Certification Maintenance credits per session to maintain certification.
Walkinar participants will learn about the benefits of walking and walkability, and about a wide range of state
and national resources available to improve the safety and access to safe walking in their communities. The
October 1, “What Can We Do?”
Panelists will discuss key resources and initiatives at the state and national level to promote pedestrian
safety, access and wellness. Participants include Marty Baker, Deputy Director of Bicycle and
Pedestrian Planning for MDOT; Danielle Arigoni, Director of Livable Communities for AARP; and
Ian Thomas, State and Local Program Director for the nonprofit America Walks.
October 15, “Pedestrian Infrastructure, Safety and Health.”
This webinar highlights MDOT pedestrian safety initiatives, as well as Maryland Department of
Health (MDH) efforts to encourage people of all ages and abilities to make walking part of a wellness
plan. Panelists include Jeff Dunckel, Pedestrian-Bicycle Safety Program Manager for the MDOT
Motor Vehicle Administration’s Maryland Highway Safety Office; Kandese Holford, Regional
Planner for Montgomery and Frederick counties at the MDOT State Highway Administration; and a
lead representative of the MDH’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control.
October 22, “New Trends and Technologies to Support Walkability and Walking”
This talk focuses on tools and technologies that can help communities develop safe infrastructure and
identify areas to target for access improvements. Panelists are Hank Greenberg, Director of AARP
Maryland; Anat Caspi, Principal Scientist at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science &
Engineering and Director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology; Victor Juan Rodriguez,
Chief Executive Officer of WaBu; and Dan Hudson, Trail Planner for the Maryland Department of
Natural Resources (DNR).
October 29, “Walking the Walk of Maryland’s Pedestrian Agenda.”
Panelists will discuss actions being taken across Maryland to integrate walking into residents’ daily
lives and commutes. Panelists include Cara Rozaieski, Director of Prevention and Healthy
Communications at the Wicomico County Health Department; Tracey Greene Gordy, Senior Regional
Planner at the Lower Eastern Shore Regional Office for the Maryland Department of Planning
(MDP); Sandra Brecher, Chief of Commuter Services for the Montgomery County Department of
Transportation’s Office of Transportation Policy; and Chris Eatough, Bicycle and Pedestrian
Coordinator for the Howard County Office of Transportation.
***Metrorail Construction Alert***
The Metro system’s outdoor station platforms have been exposed to weather conditions for over four decades and twenty have been identified in need of total platform reconstruction; the time has come to address the issue. Consequently, Metro will be focusing its 2020 group of platform replacements at the following Metrorail stations in Arlington County, VA and Fairfax County, VA:
- Dunn Loring
- West Falls Church
- East Falls Church
Metro has announced that the Vienna, Dunn Loring and East Falls Church Metrorail stations are anticipated to be closed from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. West Falls Church Station will remain open and serve as the western terminus of the Orange Line.
The East Falls Church Station will be closed to customers during the summer months; however, Orange and Silver line trains will be permitted to pass through the station using a single track through the work area.
Parking Limitations – Beginning March 15, 2020
Parking availability will be impacted at each of the above-listed Metrorail stations.
The East Falls Church station will have no daily parking available; the Kiss & Ride will be open for pick-up and drop-off only. Capacity at West Falls Church will be reduced by 50% (1,100 daily spaces will remain available). Minimal to no parking reductions will occur at Vienna and Dunn Loring. Learn more from WMATA’s February 14, 2020 press release.
What Are My Alternatives?
Commuters affected by the parking lot closures are encouraged to consider arranging formal carpools using the free Commuter Connections ridematching platform. New carpools comprised of three or more individuals may qualify for a maximum incentive of $130 for a 90-day period through the Commuter Connections ‘Pool Rewards program. An additional $100 may be awarded for carpools traveling along the I-66 corridor. Learn more at the ‘Pool Rewards webpage; scroll to the bottom for the “Pool Rewards for Carpools” section.
Commuters can also use Kiss & Ride lots or Park & Ride lots to form spontaneous casual carpools with the help of CarpoolNow. Carpool drivers picking up other commuters going to and from work can use the Commuter Connections CarpoolNow mobile app and will receive a $10 incentive payment per trip, up to $600 a year. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play to download CarpoolNow on your smartphone. CarpoolNow works like other popular ride-hailing services, except the driver, earn money commuting to and from work and the passenger’s ride is free!
Free express and local shuttle bus service will be provided during station closures. Check back for further details in mid-March.
Other helpful links:
- WMATA’s Platform Improvement Project webpage
I-495 EXPRESS LANES NORTHERN EXTENSION PROJECT
(495 NEXT) LOCATION & DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 12
VDOT will present and receive public input on proposed design plans and findings from draft environmental assessment
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a Location and Design Public Hearing to present proposed design plans and findings from the 495 NEXT project’s Draft Environmental Assessment. The project involves plans to extend the 495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange to the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge to reduce congestion, improve safety and travel reliability, and provide additional travel choices. The project will involve a change in limited access control.
The VDOT presentation will include:
- The Draft Environmental Assessment being prepared by VDOT in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to include traffic, noise, and other studies
- Proposed design plans to extend the 495 Express Lanes including pedestrian and bicycle improvements
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Open House: 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentation begins at 7 p.m., followed by a public comment period
(Inclement Weather Date: March 18, 2020)
Langley High School
6520 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101
Public input and understanding are important parts of VDOT’s project planning and development. Comments on the 495 NEXT Project can be given in person or in writing at the meeting, or submitted by April 15, 2020, to Abi Lerner, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 or by email at 495NorthernExtension@VDOT.virginia.gov. Please reference “495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Study” in the subject line.
Public hearing materials and information will be available for review by February 26, 2020, and can be accessed in advance of the public hearing on the project website (495NorthernExtension.org), during business hours at VDOT's Northern Virginia District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, or at one of the designated public locations. Please call ahead at 703-691-6715 or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure appropriate personnel are available to answer your questions.
VDOT ASKS FOR INPUT ON ROUTE 50 STUDY IN ARLINGTON
Public meeting Nov. 14 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School; Take online survey through Nov. 25
ARLINGTON – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Thursday, Nov. 14 on a study of potential safety and operational improvements for less than a mile of Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) between Glebe Road (Route 120) and Fillmore Street. The public can provide input through an online survey until Nov. 25.
The study is being completed through the Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program, which aims to identify cost-effective measures intended to improve safety and reduce congestion.
The concepts being studied will be based on public input and may include improving turn lanes, traffic signal timing and operations, and access management for properties and streets along the corridor.
Other concepts being evaluated may also include:
- Pedestrian, bicycle, and transit enhancements
- Turn restrictions
- Innovative Intersections (potential examples include Quadrant Roadway and Restricted Crossing U-Turn)
Stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, 125 South Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204 to learn more about the study and to provide your input. A short presentation will begin at 7 p.m., and VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
A key part of this study is public input. Residents and travelers of the corridor in the study area are asked to take a short survey now available for responses on the study website. You may also give comments at the meeting or submit them by Monday, Nov. 25 to Mr. Bobby Mangalath, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
A follow-up public information meeting to present potential recommendations will be held near the end of the study, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2020.
GIVE INPUT ON FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Fourth public information meeting is Nov. 6 at James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School
FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a fourth public information meeting Wednesday, Nov. 6 on plans for improvements to about three miles of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286), including widening the road from four to six lanes between Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Route 123 (Ox Road).
The proposed project design also includes:
- Building an interchange at Popes Head Road and the future Shirley Gate Road extension
- Improving the existing trail in the Fairfax County Parkway right of way
- Adding a new shared-use path to make the trail continuous within the project limits
Stop by between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax, VA 22032 to view displays and learn more about the project and preliminary design. VDOT will hold a presentation beginning at 7 p.m. Project staff will be available to answer your questions.
Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by Nov. 18, 2019. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Sitaram Kodali, P.E., Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
View the project page for more details.
View this release online.
Maryland to hold public hearings on I-270 expansion proposal
The Maryland Department of Transportation will hold four meetings from Nov. 12 to Nov. 21 for input from the public on proposed solutions to I-270 congestion between I-370 and I-70, as it seeks to move forward with Gov. Larry Hogan’s I-270 and I-495 traffic relief plan.
The workshops will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations in Frederick and Montgomery counties:
- Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019 – Clarksburg High School: 22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, Md. 20871
- Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 – Lincoln Recreation Center, Lincoln Elementary School: 200 Madison St., Frederick, Md. 21701
- Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 – Urbana Fire Department Banquet Hall: 3602 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md. 21704
- Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 – Activity Center at Bohrer Park: 506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, Md. 20877
Sessions will include a brief presentation at 7 p.m. together with information displays, handouts and staff availability for questions.
PROVIDE INPUT FOR ROUTE 50 STUDY IN FALLS CHURCH
Public info meeting Oct. 21 at Falls Church High School; Take online survey through Oct. 31
FALLS CHURCH – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Monday, Oct. 21 on a study of potential safety and operational improvements for three miles of Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) between Jaguar Trail and Wilson Boulevard (Route 613). Residents and travelers are also asked to provide input through an online survey that is open through Oct. 31.
The study is being completed through the Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program, which aims to identify cost-effective measures intended to improve safety and reduce congestion.
The concepts being studied include:
- Improved traffic signal timing and operations
- Turn lane improvements
- Turn restrictions
- Access management
- Pedestrian enhancements
- Innovative Intersections
Stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Falls Church High School, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042 to learn more about the study and to provide your input. A short presentation will begin at 7 p.m., and VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
A key part of this phase of the study is public input. Residents and travelers of the corridor in the study area are asked to take a short survey that is now available for responses on the study website. You may also give comments at the meeting or submit them by Thursday, Oct. 31 to Mr. Bobby Mangalath, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
A follow-up public information meeting to present potential recommendations will be held near the end of the study, which is scheduled for completion in spring 2020.
View this release online.
PROVIDE INPUT FOR ROUTE 28 STUDY IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
Public info meeting Sept. 30 in Manassas Park; Take online survey through Oct. 7
MANASSAS PARK – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding a public information meeting Monday, Sept. 30 on a study of potential operational improvements for two miles of Route 28 (Centreville Road) in Prince William County between Blooms Quarry Lane and the Fairfax County line. Residents and drivers are also asked to provide input through an online survey that is open through Oct. 7.
The study is being completed through the Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program, which aims to identify cost-effective measures aimed at improving safety and reducing congestion.
The concepts being studied include:
· Innovative intersections such as roundabouts and overpasses
· Improved traffic signal timing and operations
· Turn lane improvements
· Access management for properties along the corridor including new medians
· Pedestrian enhancements including crosswalks and new sidewalks
Stop by between 6 and 8 p.m. at Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA 20111 to learn more about the study and to provide your input. A short presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., and VDOT staff will be available to answer questions.
A key part of this phase of the study is public input. Residents and travelers of the corridor in the study area are asked to take a short survey that is now available for responses on the study website. You may also give comments at the meeting or submit them by Monday, Oct. 7 to Mr. Terrell Hughes, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219.
View this release online.
TRANSFORM 66 OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE MEETING
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Open House 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Presentation at 7 p.m.; repeated at 8 p.m.
Providence Community Center
3001 Vaden Dr., Fairfax, VA 22031
Learn more about:
- Upcoming work near the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station, including planned closure of the Vaden Drive bridge over I-66 from fall 2019 to summer 2020
- Rebuilding the Route 123 Interchange
- Nutley Street Interchange design update
PROVIDE COMMENTS ON I-395 SHIRLINGTON IMPROVEMENTS STUDY
Public information meeting is June 12 at Drew Model Elementary School
ARLINGTON – Join the Virginia Department of Transportation on Wednesday, June 12 to learn about and give input on alternatives identified by a study assessing the safety and operational improvements at the I-395 Shirlington interchange (Exit 6), as well as at the following:
· The ramp from South Glebe Road (Route 120) to southbound I-395
· The intersection of South Shirlington Road and South Arlington Mill Drive
· The intersection of Gunston Road and Martha Custis Drive
The study has collected data on traffic volumes and vehicle movements and identified safety and operational issues. Learn more about the study’s identified alternatives, which aim to reduce congestion and crashes as well as boost the interchange’s overall performance. The study is being financed with federal funds and is expected to be finalized in fall 2019.
Residents are invited to stop by Drew Model Elementary School, 3500 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA 22206 between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to view displays and learn more about the study. A presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. VDOT staff will be on hand to answer questions.
Give comments at the meeting, or e-mail or mail them by June 24, 2019, to Ms. Olivia Daniszewski, EIT, Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Visit the study page for more details.
Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle - Washington, DC
June 22nd & 23rd, Pennsylvania Ave between 3rd & 7th Sts, NW
Enjoy BBQ perfection at Washington’s tastiest summer celebration bringing together delicious BBQ, delectable summer specialties, nationally-recognized BBQ contests, popular bands, celebrity chefs & more. Visit “The Drive” tent, 94.7 FM home to D.C.'s greatest hits, featuring a blend of top rock, pop, and R&B from the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
GIVE FEEDBACK ON ROUTE 29 WIDENING IN FAIRFAX
Design public hearing is June 10 at the VDOT Northern Virginia District Building
FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Monday, June 10 on plans to reconstruct and widen 1.5 miles of Route 29 (Lee Highway) from four lanes to six between Union Mill Road (Route 659) and Buckleys Gate Drive to relieve congestion and improve safety and operations.
The project will also add and improve shared-use paths along both sides of Route 29 to provide better bicyclist and pedestrian access to the trails at the Fairfax County Parkway/West Ox Road interchange.
Stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the Potomac Conference Room of the VDOT Northern Virginia District Building, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 to learn more about the project, review proposed plans and provide input. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Provide comments at the meeting, or send them to VDOT by June 20, 2019. Email or mail comments to Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Visit the project page for more details.
PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON I-495 EXPRESS LANES NORTHERN EXTENSION STUDY AT MAY 20 PUBLIC MEETING
Join VDOT for open house and presentation to learn more about environmental study underway of plans to extend I-495 Express Lanes from
The public is invited to learn more about and provide input on a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) study of plans to extend the I-495 Express Lanes by two and a half miles from the Dulles Toll Road interchange to the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge. This study, which kicked off in May 2018, is proposed to help address one of the worst bottlenecks in the region and reduce cut-through traffic in local neighborhoods. VDOT will provide updates on:
- The Environmental Assessment being prepared by VDOT in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to include traffic, noise, and environmental studies
- Project delivery and implementation plans
- Preliminary design concepts to extend the Express Lanes including concepts for pedestrian and bicycle improvements along the corridor
Monday, May 20, 2019
Open House: 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Presentation: 7 – 8 p.m.
Questions and Answers: 8 – 8:30 p.m
Cooper Middle School
977 Balls Hill Road
McLean, VA 22101
Public input and understanding are important parts of VDOT’s project planning and development. Written comments can be submitted at the May 20 meeting or by mail, email or online. Comments received by June 10, 2019, will be included in the meeting summary. Visit 495NorthernExtension.org for more information.
A public hearing on the I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Study will be held later this year.
ATTEND ONE OF TWO MEETINGS ON ROUTE 7 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding two public information meetings in May on the latest design and construction plans to improve about seven miles of Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) between Reston Avenue and Jarrett Valley Drive in Fairfax County.
The project includes widening the road from four to six lanes, adding shared-use paths along both sides, replacing the bridge over Difficult Run, and making substantial intersection and other improvements along the corridor. These improvements aim to enhance safety, decrease congestion, increase capacity, and expand mobility for all users, as part of Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Plan.
Meetings will take place on the following dates:
Tuesday, May 7
Forestville Elementary School
1085 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls, VA 22066
Tuesday, May 14
Colvin Run Elementary School
1400 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
Each meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a presentation at 7:30 p.m.
At the meetings, the team will share information on the design-build phase of the project, including the latest design and schedule, and the transition to construction work coming in 2019. Staff will also be available to answer questions on stormwater management, right of way, environmental topics, traffic engineering, and noise walls.
Provide comments at the meeting or send to VDOT by May 26, 2019. E-mail or mail comments to Mr. Arifur Rahman, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Visit ConnectRoute7.org for more details.
On Friday, May 17, 2019 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. Be one of the first 20,000 to register and attend this FREE EVENT, then bike to your choice of 115 pit stops in DC, MD, and VA and receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a new bicycle.
COMMENT ON RICHMOND HIGHWAY CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS
Design Public Hearing is March 26 at Mount Vernon High School
ALEXANDRIA – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing Tuesday, March 26 on plans to improve about three miles of Richmond Highway (Route 1) from Jeff Todd Way to Sherwood Hall Lane in Fairfax County.
The recommended design will widen the road from four to six lanes, provide bike paths and sidewalks on both sides of the road, and reserve the median width necessary to accommodateFairfax County's future Bus Rapid Transit plans for dedicated bus-only lanes.
Preliminary engineering and right of way have been fully funded by federal, state, and county sources, as well as the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
The public is invited to stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the auditorium/cafeteria (use entrance 4) at Mount Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22039 to learn more about the project, as well as review and provide input on the preferred design plans. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
If canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting will be held at the same time on Thursday, April 11.
The project team is particularly seeking feedback on proposed underpasses for bicyclists and pedestrians at Dogue Creek and Little Hunting Creek. Comments may be provided at the meeting or sent to VDOT by April 26, 2019. Email or mail comments to Mr. Dan Reinhard, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Visit www.virginiadot.org/richmondhighway for more information and to review materials before the meeting.
GIVE INPUT ON ROUTE 29 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
Public information meeting is March 5 at Fairhill Elementary School
FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, March 5 on plans to construct missing segments of the shared-use path along northbound Route 29 (Lee Highway) between Vaden Drive and Nutley Street (Route 243) to improve safety and accessibility for bicyclists and pedestrians. The project will also extend the Route 29 culvert over the tributary of Accotink Creek just west of Nutley Street to accommodate the shared-use path.
The project is being funded by part of the concession fee provided under the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Comprehensive Agreement.
Stop by between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Fairhill Elementary School, 3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax, VA 22031 to learn more about the project and review proposed plans. VDOT staff will be available to answer questions. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
If canceled due to inclement weather, the meeting will be held at the same time on Tuesday, March 19.
Provide comments at the meeting, or send them to VDOT by March 15, 2019. Email or mail comments to Ms. Hong Ha, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Visit the project page for more details.
Forum on Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is pairing up with the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance to host a forum on “The Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments.” Experts in transportation, real estate, heavy construction, and business will convene on February 6th from 10:00 am to 11:00 am to discuss how transportation factors into business decisions, as well as take a look at a recent Northern Virginia Transportation Authority study on the economic benefits of the Authority’s $3 billion in regional funding of transportation projects aimed at tackling congestion across NoVa.
Key takeaways from the study’s findings include:
1) 26,000 jobs created through NVTA project funding;
2) NVTA’s projects are expected to save Virginians 209 million hours of travel time, or $3.1 billion in monetary savings, giving taxpayers more than 100% return on the taxes they entrust to NVTA; and
3) NVTA’s funding of $1.9 billion in 95 multimodal regional projects has triggered another $3.8 billion in additional investments = $5.7 billion in critical transportation projects to NoVa.
Additional details are in the invitation below. If you’d like to attend, please visit our registration page to RSVP by clicking here. We hope to see you soon!
Rock Creek East I Livability Study - Public Event #1
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Neighborhood Library - 7420 Georgia Ave. NW (SPK Meeting Room 2)
Washington, DC 20012
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host its first public event for the Rock Creek East I Livability Study on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The purpose of this neighborhood study is to identify opportunities to enhance community quality of life through transportation safety and access improvements for all modes within the study area. At the first public event, DDOT will introduce the project, share data collection, and provide opportunities for participants to share existing concerns.
DDOT is undertaking the Rock Creek East I Livability Study to evaluate the transportation network in the study area from a system perspective, and look for opportunities for a safer and more accessible multimodal network. This study will be led with a data-driven approach, using existing and future conditions to understand transportation challenges and opportunities and to recommend specific implementable actions. The study will be supported with robust public outreach throughout the process. You can find out more about the study by visiting www.rceast1.com.
The study area is defined by Rock Creek and the Maryland border to the West, Eastern Avenue to the North, New Hampshire Avenue NE and the Red Line Metrorail tracks to the East, and Military Road NW, Missouri Avenue NW, and Riggs Road NE to the South.
- Starting August 6, the 95 Express Lanes morning reversal will change to 10:30 a.m.
- The 95 Express Lanes revert back to the regular reversal hours starting the Tuesday after Labor Day (September 4)
Design public hearing is June 14 at George C. Marshall High School