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Airports Authority Board Approves Land Lease Near Future Metrorail Station, New Wage Policy

April 19, 2017

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors, at its meeting today, approved a land lease adjacent to the future Loudoun Gateway Metrorail station as part of Phase 2 of the construction of the Silver Line project. The MWAA directors also adopted a new wage policy for airport workers and received financial reports and updates on infrastructure projects that will benefit airport customers.

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Avoid I-95 South During Upcoming Maintenance

April 19, 2017

The Virginia Department of Transportation urges drivers to avoid southbound I-95 in Dale City for two weekends, April 29-May 1 and May 5-8, as lanes will be closed for bridge deck repair. Congestion and delays are expected to be extensive.

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Consumer Appetite For Electric Vehicles Rivals That Of Pickup Trucks

April 19, 2017

A new AAA study reveals that consumer interest in electric vehicles remains high, with more than 30 million Americans indicating they are likely to buy an electric vehicle as their next car.

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Metered Parking Along The National Mall Begins In June

April 17, 2017

The National Park Service has awarded a contract to Parkeon, USA, to install parking meters on streets and parking areas on the National Mall. Installation of the 90 multi-space pay stations will begin on or about May 1, with operation and enforcement of the meters scheduled for June 12.

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Rethink Your Commute: Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14

April 14, 2017

Metrorail’s SafeTrack Surge #14, which runs from April 15 through May 14, will have some impact on Alexandria riders even though the maintenance zone is centered in Prince George’s County, Maryland. No Yellow Rush+ trains will be in service during the surge at any station.

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Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14: Green Line | Greenbelt To College Park Begins April 15

April 14, 2017

Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #14 will result in a shutdown of a portion of the Green Line between Prince George's Plaza, College Park–University of Maryland and Greenbelt stations. The surge will be conducted in two phases: April 15 through April 29 (Phase 1); and April 30 through May 14 (Phase 2). No Yellow Rush+ trains will be in service during the surge (any station).

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Prom And Graduation Season Ushers In Deadliest Months For Teen Drivers

April 14, 2017

Citing the fact that spring and summer’s arrival also ushers in that period (May – August) when the greatest number of U.S. teen traffic deaths occur[i], a Washington-metropolitan area alcohol education group is urging for parental involvement to combat both teen drinking and drunk driving this prom and graduation season, as well as during the summer.

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95 Express Lanes Early Reversal On April 7 And April 14

April 6, 2017

Increased congestion on southbound I-95 is anticipated on April 7 and April 14 for the start of spring break and Easter weekend. To help improve travel, the 95 Express Lanes and I-395 HOV lanes will reverse one hour earlier on those dates, opening in the southbound direction by about noon.

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One In Three U.S. Drivers Cannot Pay For An Unexpected Car Repair Bill

April 4, 2017

Some 64 million American drivers would not be able to pay for an unexpected vehicle repair without going into debt, according to a new AAA survey. It indicates that some drivers may underestimate the full cost of owning and operating a vehicle.

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No More Traffic Deaths: Everyone Has A Stake In The Issue As First-Ever Regional Vision Zero Summit Proves

March 31, 2017

Grass roots groups and advocates for greater highway safety, representing motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, vulnerable highway users, and health and emergency medicine, and impaired driving organizations, are gathering today to forge a consensus and to fashion an ambitious action plan for reducing the overall number of traffic deaths and injuries to zero in the nation's capital within the next seven years, or by 2024.

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