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Nobody really understands or likes this street symbol, so how'd it get made?

Sometimes Denver bike commuters follow the bike icons and arrows on roads like 23rd Avenue or Franklin Street. Generally, not for long. Read more...
Kyle Harris, August 4; 2022; Denverite

Passenger Rail Briefs: NYMTA, Loop Trolley, SANDAG, WMATA

...and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) issues statement regarding Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) safety commitments. Read more...
Carolina Worrell, August 5, 2022, Railway Age

Metro failed to maintain rooms with safety equipment that keeps trains from colliding, Safety Commission finds

Metro needs to inspect, clean, and protect Metrorail station rooms that house equipment that detects when trains are on tracks and helps the system avoid crashes, the agency’s safety oversight body said in a report released Thursday. Read more...
Margaret Barthel, August 4, 2022, dcist

Man dead after being hit by a car in Northwest DC

A man is dead after he was hit by a car in Northwest D.C. Wednesday afternoon. Read more...
Matt Pusatory, August 4, 2022, WUSA9

Tree Falls Across Capital Beltway in Springfield, Lanes Reopen: VDOT

A tree fell across the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) near Springfield, Virginia, Thursday morning, blocking all Inner Loop lanes for hours. Read more...
Sophia Barnes, August 4, 2022, NBC Washington

Amtrak train collides with semi-truck in Frederick County

An Amtrak train collided with a semi-trailer truck in Brunswick, Maryland Wednesday evening, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Read more...
August 3, 2022, Fox5

Major delays on all Metro lines Wednesday morning

Metro on Wednesday morning reported “network issues” that caused "major delays on all lines." Read more...
August 3, 2022, Bethesda Magazine

Residents seek answers after 25+ cars hit in tire slashing spree in Northwest DC

Over the past couple of weeks, dozens of cars in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood have had their tires slashed, and in most cases it has been multiple tires on each car. Read more...
John Gonzales, August 3, 2022, ABC7

Confederate highway renaming proposal advances in Fairfax County

With the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) unanimous vote on June 14 to adopt the $624,882,714  FY2022-2027 Six Year Program, Arlington County, will receive $80 million in approved infrastructure project funds for the Ballston-MU Metrorail Station West Entrance. Read more...
Michael O'Coonnel, August2, 2022, Reston Patch

Arlington County Lands $80 million

With the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) unanimous vote on June 14 to adopt the $624,882,714  FY2022-2027 Six Year Program, Arlington County, will receive $80 million in approved infrastructure project funds for the Ballston-MU Metrorail Station West Entrance. Read more...
Mercia Hobson, July 28, 2022, Arlington Connection

Arlington woman killed in hit-and run; suspect faces manslaughter, DUI charges

A woman was killed in a hit-and-run in Arlington, Virginia, Monday night, and a man has been arrested and charged in the crash. Read more...
Rick Massillon, August 2, 2022, WTOP

The peaceful pedestrian plazas of Paris... and what they can teach us

Streetsblog Publisher Mark Gorton thought he was simply taking a vacation to France earlier this month, but when he landed in the City of Light with Streetfilms auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr., the pair couldn’t help noticing how much better Paris is than New York. Read more...
Gersh Kuntsman, July 29, 2022, Streetsblog NYC

Metro hopes Red Line service will be back to normal Monday morning after electrical fires

In an interview with 7News Sunday, new Metro general manager Randy Clarke apologized to riders for the way Metro communicated after electrical fires disrupted Red Line service Saturday night and Sunday.
Tom Rousseau, July 31, 2022, ABC7

Woman shares frightening story of harassment at Metro station

A 21-year-old woman is sharing the frightening experience she had when a stranger yelled at and harassed her for 10-straight minutes at a Metro station this week in Washington, D.C. Read more...
Adam Tuss, July 28, 2022, NBC Washington

After 28 months of free rides, Ride On will reinstate fares with new $1 rate

After 28 months of temporarily suspending fare collection due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOTs) Ride On bus system will resume fare collection on Monday, Aug. 1 on all services, including Ride On, Ride On extRa, Flex, and Flash. Read more...
Patrick Herron, July 31, 2022, The MoCo Show

Metro service suspended as crews investigate smoke between Dupont Circle & Woodley Park

Metro's Red Line service was suspended Saturday night after a report of smoke between Dupont Circle and Woodley Park Station. Read more...
July 30, 2022, ABC7

Public bathroom access an undervalued but necessary element of walking, transit infrastructure

Public bathrooms are necessities for anyone who makes their way through cities by foot, bike, public transit, or any other set of wheels, and cities and transit agencies are increasingly treating bathrooms as vital elements of public health and transportation infrastructure. Read more...
Grecia White, July 25, 2022, Streetsblog Mass

Traffic and Parking Board approves removal of parking spaces

The Traffic and Parking Board voted Monday night to remove five parking spaces along North Pitt and Pendleton streets to accommodate the DASH Line 34 realignment. Read more...
Kassidy McDonald, July 28, 2022, Alexandria Times

Trial system allows people to report helicopter noises in DC area

A trial helicopter noise reporting system has been launched in the National Capital Region. Read more...
Tadkwos Abdebje, July 28, 2022, WTOP

Transit app Moovit rolls out more personalized trip-planning features

The app is rolling out more personalized trip-planning features in 3,500 cities across 112 countries to build on its existing route suggestions. Read more...
K.Holt, July 28, 2022, Engadget

More trains, shorter waits coming to Blue, Orange and Silver line customers beginning August 1

As of Aug 1, trains will arrive every 15 minutes on weekdays, matching service on the Green and Yellow lines. For most customers, the wait for a train will be no longer than 5-8 minutes, as most stations are served by at least two if not all three lines. Read more...
WMATA Press Release, July 28, 2022

Leesburg Town Council votes to make outdoor dining a long-term option

The town council in Leesburg, Virginia, voted Tuesday to give restaurant owners the option for long-term outdoor dining, extending a temporary provision that became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...
Dana Sukontarak, July 27, 2022, WTOP

USDOT names three winners of Inclusive Design Challenge

The Inclusive Design Challenge was created by USDOT to promote innovative designs to enhance mobility options for people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities, encourage collaboration and explore new designs and technologies. Read more...
Mischa Wanek-Libman, July 27, 2022, Mass Transit

Grasping at straws to avoid a shutdown

With the clock ticking toward a national rail shutdown, Frank Wilner has provided a thorough analysis of the elaborate processes and deadlines mandated by Congress in the Railway Labor Act, 45 USC §151 et seq. Read more...
John J. Brennan III, July 26, 2022, Railway Age

How to overcome political hurdles that block bike lanes

Next week – on Thursday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. – advocate Carter Lavin will offer a ninety-minute webinar on how to run a campaign to get safer bicycle infrastructure built in local communities. Read more...
Melanie Curry, July 26, 2022, Streetsblog CAL

Why cities are so bad at counting bicyclists – and why it matters

U.S. cities don’t know nearly enough about how many people are biking — and until they harness the power of big data and static counters, they could remain in the dark about how to best support some of the most vulnerable users on the road, a new study argues. Read more...
Kea Wilson, July 27, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Can auto enthusiasts help fight car dependency?

A new video about the dangers of car dependency by a popular automotive vlogger is prompting a conversation about how people who love cars can help dismantle a transportation system that privileges autos above all else. Read more...
Kea Wilson, July 25, 2022, Streetsblog USA

On 1st day on job, new Metro GM rides rails to work, says goal is to get 7000-series trains 'rolling'

Metro’s new general manager officially started Monday, acknowledging there are plenty of issues to tackle on Day One. Read more...
Liz Anderson,July 25, 2022, WTOP