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Traffic & Transportation

Metro Extends, Improves Its “Rush Hour Promise” To Riders

December 14, 2018

Metro’s Board of Directors yesterday voted to expand Metro’s first-of-its-kind Rush Hour Promise program through June 2019, and to improve it to include unscheduled delays of 10 minutes or more, rather than 15 minutes today. 

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In The Wettest Year On Record In Washington, D.C. Area, Remember: “If You Dash, You Might Crash”

December 14, 2018

“The wettest.” If records are meant to be broken, the record for “historic rainfall totals” in the nation’s capital will likely fall this weekend, the National Weather Service is forecasting.

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RPP Refresh: Provide Input On Alexandria’s Residential Permit Parking Program Update

December 14, 2018

The Residential Permit Parking Program is being updated and the City of Alexandria needs your feedback on the top issues to review. Between Dec. 14 and Jan. 4, please provide your thoughts on which issues are most important and should be reviewed under the RPP Refresh Project.

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Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Chief Operating Officer Announces Departure

December 13, 2018

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Margaret E. McKeough announced Wednesday that she plans to depart after a 20-year tenure that has included management and oversight of Reagan National and Dulles International airports.

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Metro Introduces New Features For MetroAlerts, Real-Time Parking Availability

December 12, 2018

Metro introduced a new, improved MetroAlerts system to make it easier for customers to get information when and where they want it. The new features allow Metrorail and Metrobus riders to customize the alerts they receive by day and time, and allow multiple email addresses or phone numbers on one account. In addition, real-time parking status is now shown on wmata.com.

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WMATA To Receive $20 Million In Funds To Rehab Seven Virginia Metro Stations

December 11, 2018

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) today applauded an announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation that WMATA will receive $20 million in federal funds to support platform rehabilitation work at seven outdoor Metrorail stations in Virginia: Braddock Road, King Street, Eisenhower Avenue, Van Dorn Street, Franconia-Springfield, National Airport, and Huntington.

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VA Transportation Secretary Appoints Councilman Paul Smedberg To WMATA Board

December 11, 2018

Virginia Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine earlier this week appointed Alexandria City Councilman Paul Smedberg to the WMATA Board. Smedberg, who has served as Alexandria’s representative to the WMATA Board since January, 2016, will now serve as one of Virginia’s two voting members of that body.

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Free Holiday Lyft Rides Offered In DC Metro Area To Prevent Drunk Driving

December 11, 2018

Combating that holiday period when, last December, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving drunk drivers. A local nonprofit organization announced that free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area during the winter holidays. 

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New Backlick Road Bridge Open

December 11, 2018

The new Backlick Road bridge over CSX Railroad located just north of Cinder Bed Road is now open to traffic, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Arlington Memorial Bridge Closure This Weekend

December 7, 2018

Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed to drivers pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. The complete closure is to install a temporary support structure under the middle span of the bridge.

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