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The Margaux development continues to transform the end of the Orange Line in Prince George's Co.
It used to be that the New Carrollton Metro Station was where you’d go to go somewhere else. But that’s changing.
John Domen, June 29, 2022, WTOP
I-66 configuration to shift at Vienna/Fairfax Metro: VDOT
A temporary traffic shift is planned to make room for I-66 Express Lanes construction in the Vienna-Fairfax Metro area.
Emily Leayman, June 30, 2022, Vienna Patch
Metro remains noncommittal on opening date for Silver Line Phase 2
Metro remains noncommittal on an expected opening date for when phase two of the Silver Line will begin operations.
July 1, 2022, Reston Now
SoberRide to be in effect for Independence Day
The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s “SoberRide” initiative, conducted in collaboration with Lyft, will be in operation during Independence Day.
June 2, 2022, Inside NoVa
More than 300 flights canceled, 3K flights delayed at start of holiday weekend
More than 300 flights have been canceled nationwide as of early Friday afternoon as the U.S. enters one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Jared Gans, July 1, 2022, The Hill
Weekend Road and Rail: Metro holiday hurdles, major roadwork on hold
It’s going to be a long holiday weekend travel-wise, which means most roadwork in the D.C. region will be suspended. There will be changes on Metrorail to facilitate travel downtown for Fourth of July festivities.
Mary DePompa, July 1, 2022, Washington Post
The uneven recovery of transportation modes in the D.C. region
Transit systems are struggling, while roads, airports and bike-share programs are approaching or exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
Gaya Gupta, July 1, 2022, Washington Post
In wake of Suprme Court gun ruling, D.C. gun owners sue to be able to carry concealed handguns on Metro
Three D.C. residents and one Virginia resident are suing D.C. over its prohibition on carrying concealed handguns on Metrorail and Metrobuses within the city, kicking off a legal battle spurred by last week’s Supreme Court ruling that raised constitutional questions about an array of limits on carrying guns outside the home.
Martin Austermuhle, June 30, 2022, dcist
Packed roads, delayed Metro may make for frustrating July fourth travel
Be prepared for a frustrating weekend ahead for travel.
Jordan Pascale, June 30, 2022, dcist
WMATA's MTPD awarded DOJ grant to support implementation of body worn camera program
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced the Metro Transit Police Department will equip officers with body worn cameras (BWC), adding a new tool to MTPD’s crime fighting initiatives.
June 29, 2022, Mass Transit
National Safety Council to release new report: Mobility, Technology and Safety: The Next 20 Years
Addressing the current and ongoing national crisis on U.S. roads, the report's executive summary offers 10 key conclusions for the next 20 years.
June 30, 2022, Mass Transit
Commentary: Recent tragedies underscore how dangerous motorists threaten everyone
Trucks ignored the bells and horns and continued to cross in front of the moving locomotive I was in, back when I toured the San Francisco Bay Railroad in Hunters Point in 2018.
Roger Rudick, June 29, 2022, Streetsblog SF
Advocates: U.S. needs Vision Zero for railroads following Mo. crash
Safety advocates are demanding action following an Amtrak derailment at a “passive” crossing that could have been prevented if policymakers had funded the basic infrastructure and policy changes that safety hawks have been recommending for decades.
Kea Wilson, June 30, 2022, Streetsblog USA
Senators urge airlines to address growing delays and cancellations
As airlines continue to cancel hundreds of flights due to staff shortages ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, a group of senators is urging them to address scheduling issues.
Kelsey Carolan, June 29, 2022, The Hill
Transportation Research Board details efforts to make national travel more ADA accessible
As part of a running series on equity, the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board (TRB) recently laid out in detail the resources aiding transportation accessibility in the U.S. for people with disabilities – an area governed and aided by the federal American with Disabilities Act.
Chris Galford, June 30, 2022, Transportation Today
DC Metro says wait times could reach 60 minutes on July 4th
Washington, D.C.’s, Metro warned customers could face wait times of up to an hour on July 4 as the transit agency grapples with a reduced number of railcars on one of its busiest days of the year.
Zach Schonfeld, June 29, 2022, The Hill
Car-free travel idea: Backpacking via Metro
Parks in both Maryland and Virginia have campgrounds that are less than a one-hour hike away from Metro stations.
Payton Chung, June 29, 2022, GGWash.org
Metro Tansit Police to wear body cameras by next year
Transit Police officers that monitor Metro stations and buses will wear body-worn cameras starting next year, the agency said Tuesday.
Jordan Pascale, June 29, 2022, dcist
More than 60 members of Congress call for streamlined licensing process for motor fuel haulers
Through a letter dispatched to U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg last week, more than 60 members of Congress urged changes to the licensing process for motor fuel truck haulers as means to draw in more applicants to the workforce.
Chris Galford, June 28, 2022, Transportation Today
New feedback option launches for monitoring Northern Virginia helicopter noise
Those with concerns about helicopter noise in the local area now have a new outlet to provide feedback.
June 27, 2022, Inside NoVa
Alexandria woman dies after being found at bus stop with life-threatening injuries
An Alexandria woman has died after she was found at a bus stop on Richmond Highway with life-threatening injuries to her upper body, according to police.
June 27, 2022, Fox5
Uber brings back shared rides as UberX Share
Shared ride services were suspended in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mischa Wanek-Libman, June 27, 2022, Mass Transit
Airline consumer complaints up 300 percent from pre-pandemic levels, according to USDOT report
The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released its Air Travel Consumer Report for April 2022, which showed that consumer complaints against airlines were up more than 300 percent from before the pandemic in April 2019.
Melina Druga, June 27, 2022, Transportation Today
At least 3 dead, 50 injured in Amtrak train derailment in Missouri
At least three people were killed and 50 injured when an Amtrak train en route to Chicago derailed and fell sideways off a track in northwest Missouri.
Chloe Folmar, June 27, 2022, The Hill
Metro expands $2 flat fares for weeknight travel
Metrorail’s weeknight $2 flat fare per one-way trip begins at 9:30 p.m.
Liz Anderson, June 27, 2022, WTOP
Metrorail announces price cuts for late night rides and monthly ride passes
In an effort to win back more riders than it lost during the pandemic, starting Monday Metrorail will cut the price to ride after 9:30 p.m. In addition, it is currently selling monthly passes that are cheaper than in the past.
Tom Roussey, June 26, 2022, ABC7
All aboard | Riders will soon see cheaper monthly passes, $2 Metrorail fares on weeknights
The current cost for a unlimited pass varies between $72 and $216 per month, but with the sale, the pass could cost between $64 to $192.
Chioma-Emilia Ahaghotu, June 25, 2022, WUSA9
Canceled flights; parked jets: Airlines struggle to meet demand in chaotic summer travel season
Airlines and passengers are suffering through a chaotic post-pandemic phase that has seen the industry struggle to deal with surging demand, leaving many passengers unhappy about everything from the prices of their tickets to aggravation over whether they’ll reach their destination.
Zach Schonfeld, June 25, 2022, The Hill
'Walking School Bus' program plans route expansion in new school year
Arlington Public Schools is seeking volunteers to help expand its Walking School Bus program to other county schools in the fall.
Mark Hand, June 24, 2022, Arlington Patch
He went on a solo train trip at age 8. Now he advocates for more trains.
Jim Mathews, of the Rail Passengers Association, says the bipartisan infrastructure law’s investments in rail are a path toward better and more passenger rail service.
Luz Lazo, June 25, 2022, Washington Post

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