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Pedestrian struck in Alexandria dies
The pedestrian struck during a traffic crash at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and W. Glebe Road on December 1, 2016, has died of her injuries. She has been identified as Rosemarie Cruz, 49, of Alexandria.
December 4, 2016, City of Alexandria
Public hearings this week on Transform 66 Inside the Beltway
On Monday and Thursday the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will host hearings to allow the public to review and provide comments on the preliminary design plans and Environmental Assessment for the Transform 66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project.
December 3, 2016, FABB
D.C. mayor proposes amending bike-ped safety law
Most of the changes are trivial or semantic, such as replacing the word "accident" with "crash" or "rate" with "frequency". Others seem to be clearing up an oversight such as changing a requirement about reporting on pedestrian crashes to also include bicyclists. But there are some other, more substantive changes as well.
December 2, 2016, WashCycle
D.C. is telling us more about blocked sidewalks, car crashes
DC has created a map that shows where it has issued permits to block sidewalks and bike lanes for construction projects, and soon, the city will begin releasing more detailed data about where vehicle collisions have happened. Both will tell us more about where in the city pedestrians and bicyclists are at risk, which will make it easier to make those areas safer.
Ralph Lindeman, December 1, 2016, GGW
Dupont Circle sidewalk turns footsteps into power
City officials have hatched an environmental experiment that taps the power of the simple stroll.
Michael Laris, November 30, 2016, Washington Post
Metro has a plan for late-night buses
As Metro seeks to cut back late-night service, officials are hoping to provide a “lifeline” bus network to help transport late-shift workers home on Friday and Saturday nights -- but it’s up to the board to come up with the money to make the plan a reality.
Martine Powers, December 1, 2016, Washington Post
EPA decides not to weaken car efficiency rules
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) won’t weaken the car fuel efficiency standards it set in 2012, despite pleas from the auto industry.
Timothy Cama, November 30, 2016, The Hill
Metro's plan to get "Back2Good"
Marking his first anniversary since taking the helm of Metro, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (GM/CEO) Paul J. Wiedefeld today laid out next steps for the Authority that move beyond track work to get trains running safely and reliably.
November 30, 2016, WMATA
Montgomery considers increase in fines for failure to clear snow
Under a bill Riemer introduced, fines would increase from $50 to $500 on commercial properties that don’t remove snow from their sidewalks.
Douglas Tallman, November 29, 2016, Bethesda Beat
Thanksgiving weekend traffic deaths see slight drop in Va.
Virginia authorities said that even with a record level of travelers on area roadways for the Thanksgiving holiday, the number of traffic-related deaths for the season dropped.
Dana Hedgpeth, November 29, 2016, Washington Post
Is there any reason not to have a sidewalk?
There are parts of DC and other cities with no sidewalks. As pedestrian safety has become a higher priority in road design, DC and other cities have been adding them, though sometimes residents oppose the idea.
Malcolm Kenton, November 28, 2016, GGW
When people without cars move to places built for driving
In Langley Park in Prince George's County, an increasing number of people want to walk to jobs and retail—even though doing so isn't all that safe (yet).
Carolyn Gallaher, November 28, 2016, GGW
Mayor Bowser announces FY 2017 Vision Zero grant winners
Five programs will benefit from the grants totaling $600,000. The Vision Zero grants are designed to encourage innovative approaches to transportation safety.
November 23, 2016, DDOT
Orange, Silver Line surge will greet returning commuters
With Metro work drastically cutting service from New Carrollton and Largo all the way to Vienna and Reston starting Monday, the next three weeks could lead to more traffic on major roadways unless many commuters find other ways around.
November 27, 2016, WTOP
SafeTrack 11 slows Orange, Silver lines, impacts Blue Line
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority rail riders along the Orange and Silver lines will be the latest affected by the SafeTrack safety work.
November 27, 2016, NBC Washington
Locals skip Black Friday shopping, 'opt outside'
Families of traffic violence victims speak out
Feds want 'driver mode' for smart phones
Why protected bike lanes save lives
Cracking down on drivers who don't stop for pedestrians
No Metro SafeTrack surges in January
Pedestrian safety driving force for Route 1 projects in Prince William
Surge 11 will have major impact on Orange and Silver lines
Arlington's response plan for Safetrack Surge 11
WTOP track work guide: Surge 11