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Alexandria City Council Approves Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway To Richmond Highway

June 23, 2018

On June 23, the Alexandria City Council voted 6-0 to approve an ordinance renaming Jefferson Davis Highway to Richmond Highway in Alexandria, effective Jan. 1, 2019. This action regarding a portion of U.S. Route 1 follows three years of extensive public input.

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Letter To The Community From Alexandria City Manager Mark Jinks

June 21, 2018

To the Alexandria Community – Since the 1970s, the City has worked closely with residents and businesses towards the vision of a new Potomac Yard Metro Station.  After decades of hard work, we are closer than ever to the significant transit, environmental and economic benefits the station will provide.

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Route 27/110 Early Morning Ramp Closure June 22 Update

June 19, 2018

UPDATE: Please note that due to weather, the closure of the ramp from eastbound Route 27 to northbound Route 110 has been postponed to the morning of Tuesday, June 26. The closure will occur Tuesday between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.

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Long-Term Lane Reduction To Impact Terminal B/C Roadway At Reagan National Airport

June 19, 2018

Beginning on or about Thursday, June 21, the construction area along sections of the Arrivals (lower-level) roadway will expand — closing an additional lane — for work related to Project Journey at Reagan Washington National Airport. Congestion is expected as three lanes will be closed 24/7 for several months. 

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On CSX Train Derailment In Alexandria

June 15, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on June 11 on the CSX freight train derailment in Alexandria last month. Railbed erosion was identified as a possible cause.

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Paying At The Pump Is Taking Up More Of Motorists’ Paychecks

June 13, 2018

Consumers are spending $69 more a month to fill-up compared to last summer, according to AAA. Gasoline expenses are accounting, on average, for seven percent of an American’s 2018 annual income, a one and half percent increase since the summer of 2017.

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Metro Announces Commemorative Capitals SmarTrip Card In Honor Of Historic Stanley Cup Win

June 11, 2018

Metro is honoring the Washington Capitals with a limited-edition commemorative SmarTrip card for winning the Stanley Cup, the first in the Caps' 44-year history.

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Metro To Run Additional Service Tuesday For Capitals Victory Parade

June 11, 2018

Metrorail will operate rush-hour service levels throughout the day Tuesday, June 12, to accommodate thousands of fans expected for the Capitals' victory parade in Downtown DC.

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DASH Fare And Service Changes: July 1

June 10, 2018

The Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) Board of Directors approved a series of fare and service changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2018. The changes seek to improve the agency's long-term financial stability amidst declining ridership revenues and increasing operating costs. The adopted changes also include a new reduced fare for Senior/Disabled SmarTrip users.

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Metro Announces Extended Late-Night Service For Tonight’s Washington Capitals Game 5 Events

June 7, 2018

Metro and Monumental Sports and Entertainment announced special late-night rail service to accommodate fans attending the official Washington Caps Game 5 watch party at the Capital One Arena and surrounding streets around Gallery Place. Trains will run a full hour beyond Metro’s regular weeknight closing time.

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