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Ahead Of Summer, Many Americans Say Gas Prices Are Too High

March 28, 2017

Got gas? After three straight weeks of stable prices at the self-serve gas kiosk, nearly a quarter of consumers still believe the price at the pump is already too high, a new AAA survey reveals. Although the days of sky-high crude oil prices might be over for a while, AAA is projecting the national average for a gallon of gasoline to increase 40 cents this summer, peaking near $2.70.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Independent Review Of WMATA

March 23, 2017

This morning on WTOP, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to identify potential changes to governance and funding, and help position WMATA to support growth in the region.

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Construction Begins Around Federal Courthouse In Alexandria

March 22, 2017

A significant construction project was started on March 18, around the exterior of the U.S. Courthouse in the Carlyle area of Alexandria. The project, which continues through this summer, involves the removal of the Jersey barriers. The project will affect vehicle traffic in the area and the pedestrian entrance to the courthouse. Plan for delays in getting into the courthouse.

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Project Journey Launched For Reagan National Airport

March 22, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, at its board of directors meeting today, kicked off Project Journey, a comprehensive campaign surrounding the planned $1 billion, multi-year capital improvement project that will transform the passenger experience at Reagan Washington National Airport. The project includes construction of new security checkpoints, scheduled to open in 2020, and a new commuter concourse, planned for completion in 2021.

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Dulles International To Host ‘Wings For All’ Simulated Airport Travel Experience

March 21, 2017

Dulles International Airport has teamed with United Airlines, The Arc, The Arc of Northern Virginia and airport partners to simulate the air travel experience for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The walk-through rehearsal is intended to make the process of traveling through an airport less overwhelming for people with special needs.

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Aviation Security Enhancements For Commercial Flights To The U.S. From Select Airports

March 21, 2017

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today issued new security restrictions for passengers on certain commercial flights to the United States. The aviation security enhancements will require all personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone or smart phone (except necessary medical devices) be placed in checked baggage at ten airports that serve as last points of departure to the United States. The security enhancements take effect on Friday, March 24.

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The $3B Bill Comes Due: Annual Pothole Pestilence Will Occur This Spring Despite Milder Winter

March 21, 2017

As they have for each of the past six years, American motorists will likely spend around $3 billion to cover vehicle damage caused by a bumper crop of potholes this year, estimates AAA.

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Metro Extends SafeTrack Surge #13 To April 12

March 20, 2017

WMATA announced that due to delays caused by winter weather, SafeTrack Surge #13 will be extended by three days to Wednesday, April 12. Blue and Yellow line trains will run less frequently due to a 24/7 work zone between Braddock Rd and Huntington/Van Dorn Street stations. There also will no longer be a Phase 2 of this surge as originally planned, which means that Blue Line service will remain modified for the duration of the surge.

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ATU Calls For Better Safety For Transit Drivers

March 17, 2017

Transit Driver Appreciation Day March 18 -- Knife-wielding passengers, blindside punches, verbal abuse, spit in the face and even gun shots have unfortunately become a routine part of the job for public transit drivers. As we salute bus and rail operators on Transit Driver Appreciation Day, ATU calls for better protection to address the growing and rampant problem of attacks on public transit drivers.

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Flying Ice From Vehicles Cause Multiple Injuries, Incidents And Near-Misses On Area Roadways

March 17, 2017

At least three vehicle drivers or occupants were injured by flying ice from vehicles in Maryland yesterday, according to police and media reports. The drivers “suffered eye injuries from spraying glass from windshields broken by ice from other vehicles,” according to the Maryland State Police. The incidents reportedly occurred on Interstates 495 and 95.

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