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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- 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
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
- 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
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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