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Six Area Motorcyclists Have Lost Their Lives; Hordes Of Riders Arriving For Rolling Thunder

May 25, 2017

They are coming in hordes from across the nation in “boots and chains, leather and lace” and with tattoos and thunder rolls for the annual motorcycle pilgrimage to the nation’s capital during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The presence of tens of thousands of motorcyclists in waves on area roads this weekend is a reality check for the pressing need to safely share the road with motorcyclists. In the past four months at least six motorcyclists have been killed on area roads.

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Memorial Day Weekend: One Million Washington Area Residents Will Travel; Highest Level Since 2005

May 23, 2017

One million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more to kick off the summer travel season during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, AAA Mid-Atlantic is projecting. It is the highest number of area residents planning to travel for the holiday in 12 years.

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Bike To Work Day Breaks Records In Metropolitan Washington

May 19, 2017

Today, 18,700 metropolitan Washington area commuters participated in one of the nation’s largest Bike to Work Day events. Since 2001, Bike to Work Day registration and pit stops have increased significantly – from over a few hundred registrants and five pit stops in 2001 to more than 18,700 registrants and 85 pit stops in 2017. In Alexandria, there were four pit stops: Old Town/Market Square, Del Ray/Mt. Vernon Ave, Carlyle and Mark Center.

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City To Resurface Portions Of Southbound U.S. Route 1 Beginning May 21

May 19, 2017

On Sunday, May 21, the City of Alexandria will begin resurfacing all lanes of North and South Henry streets, between First Street and Franklin Street, which includes a southbound section of U.S. Route 1.

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One Out Of Ten Americans Expected To Travel For Memorial Day As Tally Of Travelers For The Holiday Hits Highest Since 2005

May 17, 2017

One out of ten Americans, or 12.2% of the entire population of the United States, will roam 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, projects AAA.

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Warner, Kaine, Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Senate Passage Of Washington Metrorail Safety Commission Resolution

May 16, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) applauded Senate passage today of a joint resolution to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. The Commission will be empowered to adopt and enforce tough rules to improve Metro safety. The resolution now heads to the House of Representatives for final passage.

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Choosing the Right Car Can Protect Teen Drivers

May 15, 2017

It’s graduation season at high schools and colleges around the United States and in the Washington metro area, and some parents will surprise their graduates with a big-ticket gift – a car.

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City of Alexandria Seeks Community Input on Vision Zero Action Plan

May 15, 2017

The City of Alexandria is seeking public input on existing challenges to safely moving around city streets, in order to develop an action plan to achieve “Vision Zero.” The goal of the plan is to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2028.

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Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #15: Orange Line | New Carrollton to Stadium-Armory Begins May 16

May 14, 2017

WMATA's SafeTrack Surge #15 will result in a shutdown on a portion of the Orange Line between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory stations from May 16 through June 15, 2017. New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Ave stations will be closed. On weekdays, limited free shuttle buses (every 30 minutes) will replace trains between New Carrollton and Stadium-Armory. Orange Line trains will operate near normal service between Vienna and Largo Town Center. Silver Line trains will operate between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory every 12 minutes.

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DASH Is Offering Students A Summer Pass To Ride DASH All Summer

May 12, 2017

Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) is again selling the Student Summer DASH Pass now through August 31, 2017. Alexandria middle and high school students can purchase the pass and use it for unlimited rides on all DASH buses between May 1 and August 31, with a proper student identification card shown at the time of purchase.

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