Archives: ‘Traffic & Transportation’

New Commuter Connections Flextime Rewards Program Gives Commuters Information To Avoid Traffic Delays And Congestion

December 21st, 2017 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Commuter Connections’ Flextime Rewards Program was developed in conjunction with the University of Maryland through an award from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy and encourages commuters to take advantage of flexible work schedules offered by their employers to avoid traveling during peak congestion periods, major incidents, or higher-than-average traffic days along selected corridors.

New: SoberRide Program Running Until New Year’s Eve In Metro Area

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Traffic & Transportation]

Combating that holiday period when, last year, “781 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver during the month of December 2016”, a local nonprofit organization is offering free safe rides to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area during the winter holidays.

DASH And The King Street Trolley Holiday Service Schedule

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) and the King Street Trolley will operate on the below service schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Portion Of Southbound Eisenhower Avenue Trail Closed On December 22

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

A section of the Eisenhower Avenue Trail will be closed on Friday, Dec. 22, for scheduled maintenance. Utility contractors will be raising utility boxes, making them level with newly installed pavement and ensuring a smooth, continuous surface.

Terrible Traffic Trifecta:Thursday Is The Worst Travel Day During The Christmas Getaway Period

December 20th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

Think of the sheer magnitude of it all.  “Following yonder star,” a combined total of 7.2 million persons hailing from Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington metro area will travel by automobile to their Christmas time and New Year’s Eve holiday destinations.

Alexandria City Council Adopts Vision Zero Action Plan

December 18th, 2017 | [From: Public Safety, Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

On Dec. 16, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan, a guidance document that will help the City achieve its goal of eliminating all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.

Startups Participating In 1776 And Transurban Smart Highways Challenge Deliver Final Project Pitches

December 15th, 2017 | [From: Business, Traffic & Transportation]

The six-month 1776 and Transurban Smart Highways Challenge and Innovation lab program culminated in a “demonstration day” yesterday. Six startup companies delivered presentations outlining opportunities to improve the roads managed by Transurban.

AAA: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans To Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

December 14th, 2017 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. In the Washington metro area 2,691,900 million people are projected to travel, which is a 3.5% increase in travel volume over 2016. It is the highest year-end travel volume on record, AAA projects.

Free Holiday Lyft Rides Offered Throughout Metro Area To Prevent Drunk Driving

December 13th, 2017 | [From: Holiday Happenings, Traffic & Transportation]

Combating that holiday period when, last year, “781 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver during the month of December 2016”, a local nonprofit organization announced today that free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington-metropolitan area during the winter holidays.

Alexandria Transit Company To Purchase Clean Diesel Buses; Plans Future Transition To All Electric

December 13th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

DASH is investing in low-emission clean diesel buses. The Alexandria Transit Company will procure up to 27 new buses with current funding. Clean diesel buses will be quieter than the buses they replace, are significantly less expensive to purchase and maintain, and will improve service and fleet reliability.