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AAA Mid-Atlantic Renews Support For New Potomac River Crossing North Of The American Legion Bridge

July 19, 2017

During today’s National Capital Regional Transportation Planning Board  meeting, AAA Mid-Atlantic expressed support for the Long-Range Plan Task Force recommendations, particularly, a study to determine the feasibility of constructing a new Northern Bridge Crossing Corridor over the Potomac River north of the American Legion Bridge.

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Dulles Toll Road Nighttime Lane Closures At Route 7 Begin Tonight

July 17, 2017

Starting tonight, nighttime lane closures, including intermittent full closures, on the Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Airport Access Road at Route 7 will occur over the next several weeks in order to remove beams from the old Route 7 overpass, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Extreme Heat Wave: Watch Your Body Heat And Vehicle Warning Lights

July 13, 2017

The hottest weather of the year is here with a vengeance, and it is already exacting a toll on mankind, machines, mechanisms, and mammals. Due to the extreme heat this week, AAA expects an increase in breakdowns, bad batteries, blowouts, blown head gaskets, and in member service calls.

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New Parking Restrictions On 100 block Of Prince Street

July 11, 2017

Starting July 14, new parking restrictions will be in effect for the 100 block of Prince Street (between Union and Lee Streets). The new restrictions will require any vehicle without a District 1 residential parking permit to pay to park on the block for up to 2 hours.

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Northbound Lane Of E. Glebe Road Closed For Emergency Maintenance

July 6, 2017

The northbound lane of E. Glebe Road between Main Line Boulevard and Potomac Avenue in the Potomac Yard area of Alexandria has been closed to traffic due to pavement failure. The area was cordoned off just before noon today. No significant structural damage to the roadway has been reported. The road is expected to reopen tomorrow, Friday July 7,  after repairs have been completed. WMATA and DASH have temporarily detoured buses around the work area until the road is deemed safe for travel.

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July 4th Road Closures

July 3, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department, Virginia State Police, United States Park Police, and the Virginia Department of Transportation will close several roadways on Tuesday, July 4th.  These closures are designed to facilitate the safe passage of large crowds for the Independence Day events and fireworks. 

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Carlyle Community Council Receives Commuter Connections Award

July 3, 2017

The Carlyle Community Council received an Employer Services Organization Achievement Award from Commuter Connections on June 22.

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Air India To Celebrate Inaugural Flight From Dulles International To New Delhi

July 3, 2017

Washington Dulles International Airport and Air India will host a delegation from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the District of Columbia and the Indian Embassy on Friday, July 7, to celebrate the first ever nonstop connection between New Delhi and the National Capital Region.

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Regional Delegation Requests Reversal Of FTA Decision To Withhold Federal Transit Funds From Virginia, Maryland, DC

June 30, 2017

Today, 12 members of Congress from Virginia and Maryland sent a letter requesting the U.S. Transportation Secretary reverse the FTA decision to withhold 5% of federal transit grants from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The members assert the decision to withhold the funds authorized under the Urbanized Area Apportionments Program was crude, punitive, and arbitrary, and the process that led to the decision was deeply flawed.

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July 4th SoberRide Campaign Launched To Deter DUI In Metro Area

June 30, 2017

Preparing to combat that time of year when, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over a third (36%) of all U.S. traffic deaths involve drunk drivers, free Lyft rides will be offered to deter impaired driving throughout the Washington-metropolitan area on Independence Day, July 4. Offered by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program, the 2017 Independence Day SoberRide® program will be in operation beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4 and continue until 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5.

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