Archives: ‘Traffic & Transportation’

AAA Says Don’t Drink And Drive

December 30th, 2011 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

During the last decade, the highest number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities occurred on New Year’s Day, according to a recent analysis conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. As area partygoers and revelers prepare to pop the cork on New Year’s Eve celebrations this weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic cautions them about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Darts And Laurels: A Round-Up Of The Absolute Best And Worst In Transportation During 2011

December 29th, 2011 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Let’s dust off two old Latin expressions - namely - Annus Mirabilis (meaning a “year of wonders”) and Annus Horribilis (literally, “a horrible year”) - that will prove useful in describing the best and worst in transportation in the Washington metro area.

Governor McDonnell Announces More Than $2 Billion Worth Of Road And Bridge Contracts Advertised In 2011

December 21st, 2011 | [From: From Richmond, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advertised more than $2 billion worth of construction and maintenance contracts during 2011.

Dulles Toll Road New Rate Goes Into Effect On January 1

December 16th, 2011 | [From: Announcements, Traffic & Transportation]

A three-year schedule for new toll rates was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors in November 2009 after conducting a series of public hearings.

Nearly 92 Million Americans Will Leave Home For The Longest Holiday Travel Season Of The Year

December 14th, 2011 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Although the pent-up demand that drove Thanksgiving holiday travel will be less of a factor as Americans make plans to leave home for the Year-End holidays, this year’s travel numbers represent the second highest volume in the past decade, according to AAA’s Annual Travel survey.

Fewer People Dying In Traffic Crashes On Local Roads, New Research Finds

December 12th, 2011 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Traffic fatalities in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia are following a nationwide trend by declining to levels not seen since the late 1940s, according to data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Governor McDonnell Announces Transportation Improvements At Mark Center

December 12th, 2011 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced several initial measures being implemented by the Mark Center Task Force to ease traffic impacts on I-395 and Seminary Road in Alexandria.

Governor McDonnell Announces Travel Times Coming To I-95

December 9th, 2011 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Signs Will Display Miles And Minutes Between Washington And Fredericksburg

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that beginning Dec. 12 motorists will see travel times displayed on Interstate 95 electronic message signs between Washington, D.C. and Fredericksburg. Since August, the Virginia Department of Transportation has displayed travel times on I-66 between the I-495 and Gainesville.

Governor McDonnell Outlines 2012 Transportation Plan

December 8th, 2011 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Speaking to more than 700 hundred industry and transportation agency professionals during the 2011 Governor’s Transportation Conference in Norfolk, Governor Bob McDonnell today outlined his transportation policy and funding plans for the upcoming 2012 General Assembly Session.

DASH To Preview New Hybrid Low-Floor Bus And Trolley

December 7th, 2011 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Alexandria’s first clean diesel hybrid electric DASH buses have arrived and will be on display for a preview at Alexandria’s City Hall on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 – 6 pm.