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Data show possible light at end of tunnel for airport

New federal data show Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is beginning to see some traction and making progress in its efforts to dig out of the pandemic-caused meltdown in air transportation. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports that passenger...

As Dulles begins rebound, Reagan National still lags

Even as Washington Dulles International Airport continues to dig out of the COVID-infused air-traffic cliff-dive of 2020, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continues to lag considerably. With 340,116 passengers passing through its terminals in January, Reagan National’s passenger count was...

Signs of a rebound: BWI reopens long-term lot

In another sign that – pending some major reversal of fortune – air travel is back on track for a solid spring and summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reopened its long-term parking well ahead of plans. The Long...

Forum to focus on possible airport-noise alterations

An online public meeting on April 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will discuss aircraft noise north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study meeting, to be hosted by Montgomery County (Md.) Council member Andrew Friedson...

VRE To see financial windfall in Va. transportation package

Ridership in these COVID times is way, way down – and there is no sure timetable for when, or if, it may rebound – but state officials are placing a bet that Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will be more...

Data: Reagan National still has huge hole to dig out of

While some areas of the country should see the overall number of airline flights (if not necessarily passenger levels) come back to near parity with pre-pandemic totals as spring rolls on, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will not be...

New airport gates near completion at Reagan National

The new 14-gate pier serving travelers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is expected to open in April, replacing previous bus transportation to regional jets on the north end of the facility. The new pier, connected directly to the B/C...

Analysts: Airport passengers will come back … eventually

It is likely to be sometime after 2023 that the nation’s airports get back to pre-pandemic traveler counts, according to analysts from the nation’s three major bond-rating agencies. But how long after that remains an open question. The Metropolitan Washington Airports...

‘Express Lanes’ operator serves up grants

Transurban, which operates 53 miles of tolled Express Lanes highway service across Northern Virginia, recently announced $75,000 in grants to 18 Northern Virginia organizations. The funding, which ranges from $1,500 to $15,000 per organization, represents “responding to the needs of...

Streetscape improvements coming to intersection

Arlington County Board members on March 20 are expected to award a contract worth up to $987,000 for streetscape improvements to the intersection of North Pershing Drive and Washington Boulevard. The project will upgrade pedestrian safety through new sidewalks, curb...
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