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Pedestrian fatality in Silver Spring Monday
Montgomery County police said they responded to Georgia Avenue and Regina Drive for the report of a collision involving a pedestrian at about 6:55 a.m.
Dana Hedgpeth, Justin Wm. Moyer, October 24, 2016, Washington Post
VDOT launches new hearings on I-395 HOT lanes plan
The Virginia Department of Transportation has scheduled three hearings to review the design for the Interstate 395 HOT lanes and another to talk about easing a bottleneck in the highway’s regular lanes.
Robert Thomson, October 24, 2016, Washington Post
London will ban deadliest trucks
Heavy trucks with big blind spots are a deadly menace to cyclists and pedestrians.
Angie Schmitt, October 21, 2016, Streetsblog
Traffic congestion in DC region to explode in coming years
Vehicle hours of delay will increase by 74 percent and congestion will increase by 66 percent, according to projections the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board released last week.
Kristi King, October 24, 2016, WTOP
M St. construction leaves little room for pedestrians
On M Street near 17th Street, NW in the District, a chain link blocks the way for pedestrians heading east.
Rich Reeve, October 21, 2016, WJLA
Metro train nearly strikes federal inspectors on tracks
Officials with the Federal Transit Administration said Friday afternoon that two of their inspectors walking the tracks were forced to leap out of the way of an oncoming train that was traveling faster than the speed limit and never slowed down as it approached the inspectors.
Martine Powers, October 21, 2016, Washington Post
What riders told WMATA about cutting late-night service
On Thursday, WMATA held a nine and a half-hour public hearing about its proposals to cut late-night Metro service. Lots of people turned out to say they depend on Metro, while others stressed an array of options to consider before moving forward with late-night cuts.
Jonathan Neeley, October 21, 2016, GGW
N.Va. Transportation Authority seeks public input on priorities
A survey will be available at www.nvtatransaction.org to help gauge reaction to a variety of possible transportation-infrastructure upgrades in the 2018-to-2023 period.
October 21, 2016, Inside NoVa
REI and Fairfax Bikeshare - It's a big day
Two big things are going on today, the opening of REI along the Metropolitan Branch Trail in DC and the start of Capital Bikeshare in Fairfax County.
October 21, 2016, WashCycle
Part of NBT to close for construction
Part of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) near the NoMa Metro stop may close for several months to make space for building construction, meaning there will be no direct route to avoid the treacherous intersection at Florida Avenue and New York Avenue.
Edward Russell, October 20, 2016, GGW
WMATA considering scrapping Metroway BRT
Ridership on Metroway, the BRT route that runs from Braddock Road to Pentagon City, has been climbing since the service started in 2014. Yet WMATA is still considering shutting it down to save money.
Mike Grinnell, October 20, 2016, GGW
Metro holding marathon public hearing on possible service cuts
Ahead of Metro’s 9 1/2-hour public hearing Thursday on major service cuts, the region is divided on whether the cuts are necessary, and, if they are, what hours the rail system should continue to run.
Max Smith, October 20, 2016, WTOP
A look at the future Reagan National Airport
Reagan National will be getting a major facelift in the next few months, part of $1-billion modernization of the 75-year-old airport.
Lori Aratani, October 19, 2016, Washington Post
Arlington receives top honor for mobility management
Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS) is being recognized for weaving mobility into broader efforts to improve local quality of life and economic competitiveness. ACCS was named by the Association for Commuter Transportation as having the best transportation demand management (TDM) program among all large municipalities in the United States.
October 18, 2016, Arlington County
Eight pedestrians died on Washington-area roads in a single month
Eight pedestrians were fatally struck by vehicles in the Washington region in August, part of a growing number of deadly incidents authorities reported nationally.
Dana Hedgpeth, October 15, 2016, Washington Post
Road closures for Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 30
Without more information, riders shouldn't accept Metro late night cuts
Fairfax receives grant for Richmond Highway initiative
I-66 widening will change some Arlington trails
Driverless cars offer blueprint for safety regulators
Army to ban at least some cyclists in Arlington Cemetery
Arlington ranks 25th for bicycling in the country
D.C. mayor signs act allowing lawsuits against drivers
Metro fare hikes remain option
Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld made the right call in not making an exception for Nats playoff game