Archives: ‘Traffic & Transportation’

Since Jet Fuel Prices Are Plummeting Why Aren’t Ticket Prices Declining Too?

December 11th, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

The global airline industry is projected to reap a windfall of nearly $20 billion in net profit in 2014, thanks in large measure to the big drop in crude oil prices and jet fuel prices

Airports Authority Highlights 2014 Accomplishments

December 11th, 2014 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

The addition of new international and domestic air service at Washington Dulles International Airport; key customer service enhancements, such as enhanced WiFi, improved parking options, and a major overhaul of shopping and dining options; the opening of the Silver Line Metrorail.

Governor McAuliffe Announces 95 Express Lanes Open December 14

December 10th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the 95 Express Lanes on I-95 in Northern Virginia are opening early and on budget.

AAA Applauds Opening Of The I-95 Express Lanes

December 10th, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

For the region’s beleaguered I-95 commuters in Northern Virginia, it’s Santa Claus come early!

Wintry Weather May Freeze Thanksgiving Travel Plans

November 24th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

Snow, ice and soaking rain up and down the East Coast are all in the weather forecast for the busiest travel day of the perennially busy Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend. Some forecasters are calling for a “high impact” storm tracking north-northeastward along the Eastern Seaboard on Wednesday, one of the busiest long-distance travel days of the year.

The Biggest Turkeys – The Bottlenecks To Avoid This Thanksgiving Travel Season

November 24th, 2014 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

The great getaway is already getting under way. Their bags are already packed, and 1,058,000 Washington area residents are planning to travel by vehicle to their Thanksgiving holiday weekend destinations. This Wednesday is expected to be the biggest and busiest travel day of the week.

Going Far And Wide: Over One Million Washington Area Residents Will Travel This Thanksgiving For The Fifth Year In A Row

November 20th, 2014 | [From: Top Stories, Traffic & Transportation]

It’s the most since 2007 for the topmost traveled holiday weekend on the calendar. More than one million Washington metro area residents are planning to travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Many New Amenities And Options At Washington’s Airports Await Holiday Travelers

November 20th, 2014 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

Reagan National and Dulles International airports are preparing to make the busy Thanksgiving travel rush more enjoyable than ever for passengers, with enhanced offerings, new services and helpful travel tips.

Cold November Days Killing Car Batteries

November 19th, 2014 | [From: Traffic & Transportation]

Historic cold November days, not seen since the mid-1970’s, are not just putting a big chill on the inhabitants of the Washington metro area, but these successive bouts of frigid temperatures are also taking their toll on car batteries across the region.

Arlington County Board Votes To Abandon Streetcar Project

November 18th, 2014 | [From: Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

The Arlington County Board voted 4 to 1 today to cancel the streetcar program along the Columbia Pike and Crystal City/Potomac Yard corridors.