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Supply chain platform raises $80M for measuring, mitigating transportation emissions
project44, a global Chicago-based supply chain visibility platform, recently raised $80 million in funding.
Melina Druga, November 15, 2022, Transportation Today
Association of American Railroads: Majority of labor unions ratify contracts
Rail unions Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation union (SMART-TD), AAR said, ended their voting periods recently. BLET successfully ratified its bargaining agreement, while a portion of SMART-TD, the union representing conductors and other rail employees, did not ratify their agreement.
Liz Carey, November 23, 2022, Transportation Today
Light Up The Village At Shirlington to brighten holiday season
The Village at Shirlington will hold its annual tree-lighting celebration on Thursday, Dec. 1, leading to road closures in the area.
Mark Hand, November 25, 2022, Arlington Patch
Travelers flocking to and from new Dulles Metro Station for Thanksgiving travel
New numbers obtained by 7News from Metro show how many people have used the new Metro station at Dulles Airport this Thanksgiving week.
Tom Roussey, November 25, 2022, ABC7
Amtrak prepares for $1.5-billion Susquehanna River Rail Bridge replacement project
Amtrak is advancing the planned replacement of the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge with two new bridges that will increase capacity and improve reliability of both freight and passenger trains.
Mischa Wanek-Libman, November 22, 2022, Mass Transit
Amtrak, CSX, NS, Alabama State Port Authority reach agreement on Gulf Coast Corridor rail service
The agreement could lay the foundation for the eventual return of intercity passenger rail service between Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., that has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged rail infrastructure in August 2005.
November 23, 2022, Mass Transit
VRE Santa Trains to return on Dec. 10 after 2-year absence
Santa and Mrs. Claus and their elves will be on the trains listening to children’s Christmas wishes and handing out goodie bags, VRE said in a news release.
Tadiwos Abedje, November 24, 2022, WTOP
Rail fare revenue remains down but Silver Line gives Metro optimism
The new extension, which opened Tuesday, has already drawn in new riders, transit officials say, while evasion enforcement has cut down on offenses.
Justin George, Novembber 17, 2022, Washington Post
Railroads to settle years-long dispute over Gulf Coast passenger service
Amtrak and freight companies say they have reached an agreement to bring back service to the region 17 years after Katrina.
Luz Lazo, November 22, 2022, Washington Post
Here's what you'll experience walking from Metro's new Dulles station to the airport
A lot of holiday travelers will be taking Metro’s Silver Line to Dulles International Airport for the first time this year, after its new station opened at the airport last week.
Nick Iannelli, November 22, 2022, WTOP
For Dulles, Silver Line extension comes as airport begins makeover
Fueled by Thanksgiving travel, the airport’s new Metro station was the busiest of the six stations that made their debut a week ago.
Lori Aratani, November 22, 2022, Washington Post
Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can't agree
All 12 railroad unions must approve the contracts to prevent a strike that could cripple supply chains and hamper a stressed U.S. economy just before the holidays.
John Funk, November 21, 2022, WUSA9
Airlines try to avoid meltdowns as longer Thanksgiving travel period begins
The holiday stands as a test of airlines’ recovery and their ability to get travelers to their destinations on time after a chaotic summer.
Ian Duncan, Lori Aratani, November 21, 2022, Washington Post
Maryland honors those who have died due to impaired driving
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined families to honor those who died from impaired driving at Monday’s 19th annual Maryland Remembers event.
Michelle Murillo, Novemvbe 21, 2022, WTOP
How the Silver Line extension will change Dulles International Airport
“This has been a vision for Dulles Airport for 70 years,” said Jack Potter, the president and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, as he rode the Silver Line extension for the first time earlier this month. “We know it’s going to be great for the airport, for our employees, for all of our passengers.”
John Domen, Novemver 14, 2022, WTOP
Metro to run Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, November 24; normal service Friday, November 25
Metro welcomes customers and visitors to the region to take Metro wherever your travels take you during the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 21, 2022, WMAATA
Former Fairfax board chair sees Metro extension as perseverance personified
Of the many people who have earned the right to take a personal victory lap with the extension of Metrorail service to Washington Dulles International Airport now complete, put Kate Hanley near the top of the list.
Scott McCaffrey, November 17, 2022, Inside NoVa
Families of Boeing Max victims disappointed by Justice Dept. meeting
The meeting underscored how far apart the two sides remain on the central demand made by families in a Texas courtroom.
Michael Laris, Novemver 18, 2022, WTOP
Metro tests new gates for fighting fare evasion [video]
ITwo prototype faregates have been installed at the Fort Totten Metro station. News4’s Mauricio Casillas shows how they’re designed to prevent fare evasion.
November 18, 2022, NBC Washington
WA: Keeping pedestrians safe at bus stops isn't easy, as Uptown crash shows
Last week's fatal bus-pedestrian crash in Seattle's Uptown neighborhood happened because the victim fell into the rear tires of a departing RapidRide D bus, for reasons still undetermined, King County Metro Transit says.
Mike Lindblom,j November 17, 2022, Mass Transit
Michael Baker to lead program and construction management for Transforming Rail in Virginia initiative
Michael Baker International has been selected by CSX Transportation (CSXT) to lead program and construction management for significant rail enhancement projects as part the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative.
November 18, 2022, Mass Transit
IBB rejects deal; 'cokling off' period continues
he International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) has failed to ratify its recent tentative agreement with most Class I railroads and many smaller ones, the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) reported Nov. 14.
Frsnk N. Wilner, November 14, 2022, Railway Age
Fall safety tips for pedestrians, drivers, cyclists as daylight wanes
The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ fall Street Smart campaign includes enhanced enforcement of traffic laws regionwide.
Kristi King, November 17, 3033, WTOP
Man, teen shot aboard Metrobus near charter school in Southeast D.C.
Both victims are expected to survive, officials said, adding that it appears the man was targeted and that the young woman was a bystander.
Peter Hermann, justin George, November 17, 2022, Washington Post
Maryland wins $1.5 million federal grant for development near Purple Line
Federal funds will help to plan for affordable housing, along with bike and pedestrian connections to stations.
Ian Duncan, November 17, 2022, Washington Post
Shooting on Metrobus leaves 2 injured in Southeast DC
DC police are looking for a boy around the age of 17 as the person of interest. He has been described as being short and skinny, ranging from around 4'8" to 5 feet.
brittney Melton, November 17, 2022, WUSA9
Montgomery Co. reinstates extra route bonus for school bus drivers
Montgomery Co. reinstates extra route bonus for school bus driversaMaryland school districts have struggled the last two years to hold on to their school bus operators in the middle of a nationwide shortage. Montgomery County is hoping a few more bucks in drivers’ pockets will keep them at the wheel.
Dixk Uliano, November 16, 2022, WTOP
Former Metro police officer convicted in beating of rider
A former officer with the Metro Transit Police was found guilty Wednesday of a civil rights violation in an incident where he beat an unarmed rider with a metal baton in 2018.
Rick Massimo, November 16, 2-22, WTOP
Flying with food for the holidays? TSA has tips
If you can spill, spray, pump or pour it, and it’s more than 3.4 ounces, it should go in a checked bag; people who frequently fly know that golden rule.
Thomas Robertson, November 16, 2022, WTOP
Don't want to drive to catch a flight? We tried the new D.C.-Dulles train.
Aboard Metro’s Silver Line, passengers get a much-awaited rail option to and from Washington’s international airport.
Luz Lazo, November 16, 2022, Washington Post

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