Archives: ‘Traffic & Transportation’

DASH And The King Street Trolley Will Operate The Following Service Schedule For New Year’s

December 30th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

DASH: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017: New Year’s Day: No DASH Service Monday, Jan. 2, 2017: New Year’s Day Observed: DASH will operate a Sunday schedule  King Street Trolley: The free King Street Trolley operates daily, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, every 15 minutes, between the King Street Metrorail Station […]

Free Metro Rides After Midnight On New Year’s Eve

December 23rd, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Good news, New Year’s revelers: Not only will Metro stay open until 3 a.m. after the ball drops this New Year’s Eve, but all rides on Metrorail and Metrobus will be free after midnight, courtesy of the Miller Lite Free Rides® program.

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” And So Will 2.6 Million Other Washington Area Residents As 104 Million Americans Travel

December 23rd, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Where is everybody? Many have already departed. But if history is a reliable guide, the eve of Christmas Eve will be the biggest travel day and departure date for the 2,356,000 or so Washington metro residents traveling 50 miles or more by personal vehicles to their Christmastime destinations.

Metro’s Holiday Service Schedule; Extended Hours On New Year’s Eve

December 21st, 2016 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

Metro released holiday service information, including an announcement about special late-night rail service until 3 a.m. on New Year’s to offer riders a safe transportation option at a time when no track maintenance is scheduled. SafeTrack surges will be suspended from Dec. 21 through the end of January, as previously announced.

“Baby It’s Cold Outside” But Don’t Let Bulky Winter Jackets Interfere With Safely Securing Seat Belts In The Car

December 21st, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Warm puffy jackets can protect from cold winter weather, but they can pose a danger when they are worn underneath a seat belt putting occupants, especially children, at risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Expect Heavy Holiday Roadway Traffic At Reagan National Airport

December 16th, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Travelers using Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this holiday season are advised of possible roadway congestion associated with record volumes of travelers flying at the airport.

Free Holiday Cab Rides To Prevent Drunk Driving In Alexandria

December 16th, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Combating that holiday period which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says is a “dangerous time to be on the road due to a high number of drunk drivers behind the wheel,”* a local nonprofit organization announced today that free cab rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout Alexandria, Virginia.

103 Million Americans, Including 2.6 Million Washingtonians, Will Travel In The Highest Numbers On Record During The Christmas/New Year’s Holiday Travel Period

December 16th, 2016 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

It’s an exodus of Biblical proportions. In the highest numbers ever, forty-three percent of the Washington metro area’s population of 6,097,684 is projected to travel for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday travel period, forecasts AAA Mid-Atlantic.

GM/CEO Statement To Metro Board Safety Committee On East Falls Church Derailment

December 15th, 2016 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld presented the following remarks at today’s meeting of the Metro Board Safety Committee with regard to the July 29 derailment at East Falls Church and the NTSB findings and other incident investigations.

Fairfax Connector Workers Announce Mass Rally And March This Weekend

December 15th, 2016 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

ATU Local 1764, the union representing more than 500 Fairfax Connector bus drivers and mechanics, announced today that they will hold a mass rally and march this Sunday, Dec. 18, as they enter their third week without a collective bargaining agreement with county contractor MV Transportation.