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10 worst areas for traffic jams in the DC region

According to the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the worst bottleneck is in the Woodbridge area of Virginia, in the southbound stretch of Interstate 95 approaching Gordon Boulevard, which is right next to the Occoquan River. Read more...
Nick Ianelli, December 2, 2022, WTOP

Red Line service to improve Monday

Metro’s Red Line customers will see more frequent service beginning Monday, December 5, as the transit agency continues to bring more 7000-series trains into service. Read more...
December 2, 2022, WMATA

DC Council announces plans for free Metro bus service, overnight bus rides

“We’ll be the first major city in the United States to provide free bus service," DC Council chairman said. Read more...
John Henry, December 1, 2022, WUSA9

Need an airline seat in 2023? Head to Reagan National.

Ronald Reagan Washington National is the only one of the region’s three major airports that will see a bump up in available seats on flights as the calendar flips from 2022 to 2023, according to new data. Read more...
December 1, 2022, Inside NoVa

Amtrak touts ridership growth as sign of recovery from pandemic

Amtrak carried 22.9 million riders in fiscal year 2022, up 10.8 million from the previous year. Before the pandemic, it had record ridership of 32.5 million. Read more...
Luz Lazo, December 2, 2022, Washington Post

Why the changed commute could unleash a homebuilding boom

A shift to hybrid work schedules has emerged as a pandemic-era perk for many workers. And if it proves to be long-lived, experts say, that new mode of working could have significant consequences for commuting and lifestyle choices. Read more...
Ian Duncan, December 2, 2022, Washington Post

Weekend Road and Rail: What to watch out for in the DC area

Here are the roads, lanes and Metro lines that are closed for the weekend in the D.C. area Read more...
Mary DePompa, December 1, 2022, WTOP

DC Council to vote on plan making Metrobus free in DC

The D.C. Council is set to vote on a proposal making all Metrobus service in the District free starting next Summer. Read more...
John Domen, Dexember 1, 2022, WTOP

Md. man fought his $100 DC speeding ticket. Now it's easier for others to challenge theirs

In a decision issued last month, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled in the man’s favor — and the decision could make it easier for other drivers to dispute D.C. tickets going forward. Read more...
Jack Moore, December 1, 2022, WTOP

Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Prince George's County

Officials said a pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in Maryland. Read more...
Dana Hedgpeth, December 1, 2022, Washington Post

D.C. lifts weight restrictions, reopens Roosevelt Bridge to all traffic

The Theodore Roosevelt Bridge reopened to all traffic Wednesday as the District lifted weight restrictions that had been in place since mid-February. Read more...
Luz Lazo, November 30, 2022, Washington Post

Md. extends grace period for late fees on unpaid tolls to Dec. 14

Vehicle owners have until Dec. 14 to pay off their outstanding Maryland toll debt and avoid late penalties and vehicle registration suspensions. Read more...
Katherine Shaver, November 30, 2022, Washington Post

Nice! There's construction on every Metro line this weekend

If you’re planning to take the Metro this weekend, you might want to leave the house a bit earlier or push your plans a bit later in the day. Read more...
Colleen Grablick, November 30, 2022, dcist

New I-95 span over Rappahannock set to open

The second of two new bridges being built for the Rappahannock River crossing project on Interstate 95 is set to open in the coming weeks. Read more...
Scott Shenk, November 30, 2022, Free Lance-Star

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act aids nearly 25,000 transportation projects in first year

After states tapped into their FY 2022 federal highway formula funds, they managed to kick off nearly 25,000 new improvement projects across the United States following the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) last year, according to data from the Treasury Department. Read more...
Chris Galford, November 17, 2022, Transportation Today

What can cities learn from Kansas City's fare-free transit program?

Fare-free transit has become a topic of intense debate in cities big and small over the last few years. To date, Kansas City is the largest city to have made the plunge.
Jared Brey, November 30, 2022, Mass Transit

Here's where bikes won big at the polls this month

On Nov. 8, voters across the country approved nearly $3.6 billion in local funding for new bicycle infrastructure, all of which were opportunities that PeopleForBikes tracked and raised awareness for through our VoteForBikes campaign. Read more...
Kyle Blodgett, November 30, 2022, Streetsblog USA

East Potomac Park is getting bike lanes in December

A popular recreation area in D.C. is getting a new traffic configuration. Read more...
Jordan Pascale, November 29, 2022, dcist

TSA's 2023 canine calendar features dogs from Reagan National Airport

Two dogs trained to detect explosives at Reagan National Airport are featured in a 2023 calendar honoring TSA canines across the U.S. Read more...
Mark Hand, November 28, 2022, Arlington Patch

Another piece of Columbia Pike transportation upgrade completed

Local and regional leaders recently marked the completion of two more segments of what is called the Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project. Read more...
November 28, 2022, Inside NoVa

Pedestrian killed in Fairfax, police say

A pedestrian was killed Monday night in Fairfax County, police said. Read more...
Martin Weil, November 28, 2022, Washington Post

Pedestrian killed in Prince George's, police say

The woman was hit about 8:30 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Indian Head Highway at East Swann Creek Road, the police said. Read more...
Martin Weil, November 28, 2022, Washington Post

Biden calls on Congress to head off potential rail strike

President Joe Biden on Monday asked Congress to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month’s deadline in the stalled contract talks, Read more...
November 28, 2022, WTOP

More than 3,500 flights delayed as storm system hampers travel

A severe weather system across several parts of the United States has prompted the three major airports servicing New York City to urge passengers to arrive early for flights on what is expected to be one of the busiest travel days of the year. Read more...
Samantha Beech, Keith Allen, November 27, 2022, WTOP

What comes next after abolishing parking mandates

IIt’s not often that policymakers have an opportunity to make a simple change that simultaneously makes it easier to build abundant affordable housing, helps small businesses, encourages transit use, is rock-solid climate action, and actually saves the city money. Read more...
Tony Jordan, November 28, 2022, Streetslog USA

Disability groups file federal lawsuit against D.C. over protected bike lanes

Disability organizations in D.C., including the DC Center for Independent Living (DCCIL) and several individuals with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit against the District over street redesign projects they say violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit, filed Monday, highlights concerns about the addition of protected bike lanes. Read more...
Sarah Y. Kim, November 23, 2022, dcist

Ghost scooter placed in honor of victim

On Sunday, a painted white scooter was placed to memorialize a crash victim who died in August and honor the World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Crash Victims. Read more...
Olivia Anderson, November 24, 2022, Alexandria Times

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Tom Roussey, November 25, 2022, ABC7

Pedestrian struck and killed in front of home in Northeast D.C. [video]

Another deadly crash occurred Friday afternoon on K Street. Read more...
Walter Morris, November 25, 2022, NBC Washington

Metrobus struck by gunfire in D.C. in an apparent road rage incident

No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington. Read more...
Lori Aratani, November 26, 2022, Washington Post

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
November 23, 2022, Mass Transit

Opinion: The real reason Americans keep buying SUVs

Urbanists like myself often malign the tremendous proliferation of Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVs. Read more...
Arian Horbovetz, November 25, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Ford recalls over half a million SUVs after 20 fires break out

Potential cracks in the vehicles’ fuel line could cause fires to break out under the hood of some cars, according to Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read more...
November 25, 2022, WTOP

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. Read more...
Tadiwos Abedje, November 24, 2022, WTOP

Yes, a Maryland law prevents Sheetz from selling cheap gas

Sheetz announced its selling Unleaded 88 gas for $1.99 per gallon ahead of holiday travel season. Maryland drivers won't see that discount. Here's why. Read more...
Eliana Block, Bryce Robinson, November 23 2022, WUSA9

Public input sought on improvements to GW Parkway, Mount Vernon Trail

The National Park Service is looking for your input on their plans for the southern part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Mount Vernon Trail. Read more...
Rick Massimo, Novemver 24. WTOP

Gabe Klein, U.S. energy and transportation director, has 3 electric bikes

Klein’s job is to help break down barriers to electrifying transportation, the nation’s top source of greenhouse gas emissions. Read more...
Michael Laris, November 23, 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. Read more...
Luz Lazo, November 22, 2022, Washington Post

Airport crowds, some long lines as Thanksgiving travel getaway commences

-Rpeagan National Airport saw a steady stream of travelers Wednesday morning with, at times, long lines to go through security screening and to check bags. Read more...
Jack Moore, November 23 2022, WTOP

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
Lori Aratani, November 22, 2022, Washington Post

A person is dead after a crash in Prince George's County

Few details were immediately available as to what happened, and the crash remains under investigation. Read more...
Dana Hedgpeth, November 23, 2022, Washington Post

States begin final push for compliance as Real ID deadline nears

Some states have made significant progress in rolling out the Real ID-compliant card, but many others are lagging and not close to ready. Read more...
Luz Lazo, November 23, 2022, Wshington Post

Auto safety advocates call for fix to pedestrian detection flaws as deaths soar

Benjamin Gates was headed for a snack on a rainy night in Southeast D.C. last year when a vehicle mowed him down as he crossed the street. The driver didn’t stop, leaving the professional cellist alone on the road with multiple severe injuries. Read more...
November 21, 2022, NBC Washington

Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles, 19th recall of the year

A software glitch in some Model Y and Model 3 vehicles can cause the taillights to go off intermittently, increasing the risk of a collision. Read more...
Megan Divers, November 21, 2022, WUSA9

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. Read more...
John Funk, November 21, 2022, WUSA9