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International service at airports continues its comeback

With some international air travel returning to the beginnings of normalcy, one airline is bringing back the big guns for service to Washington Dulles International Airport. Emirates will resume service using Airbus A380-800 aircraft to the Washington area on June...

Some fliers may see more bus trips in their future

Could the days of short hops from smaller airports to airline hubs soon be replaced by bus service? It’s already happening some places, and eventually could impact fliers in parts of Virginia. Consider the case of a (hypothetical) resident who...

Airline-seat availability growing at local airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport already has surpassed the number of monthly aircraft seats that were available to passengers during pre-pandemic times, and Washington Dulles International Airport is likely to do so by late summer or early fall, according...

Arlington drops vehicle-decal fee, for now

Arlington County Board members on May 14 followed through on a promise made last month and eliminated the “decal fee” that has been imposed for decades as part of residents’ car-tax bills. And while the action will save residents a...

Taxi drivers get temporary help from Arlington leaders

Arlington County Board members on May 14 approved a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. There will now be a $1-per-trip surcharge tacked onto the final fare in place...

WMATA: Bus trips still recuperating just pennies on dollar

A ridership that is increasing, albeit in fits and spurts, is helping the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recoup more than it had been expecting from the farebox when it comes to rail service. But that recovery is lagging expectations...

Transportation body wants renewed emphasis on Rosslyn tunnel

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is pressing leadership of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority not to forget about congestion at the Rosslyn tunnel. In a May 6 letter to (outgoing) Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld, NVTC chair Carek...

Virginia ‘511’ service marks milestone anniversary

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on May 11 celebrated “511 Day” to mark 20 years of providing Virginia 511 to Virginia residents and travelers. The no-cost 511 telephone service provides real-time travel information 24/7, including incidents, construction, road conditions...

County Board set to vote on taxi-fare surcharge

Arlington County Board members on May 14 will hold what is likely to be a pro-forma public hearing before enacting a surcharge on taxi fares to help cabbies survive the high-gas-price environment the nation now finds itself in. Under the...

Passenger comeback grinds on at Reagan National

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s rebound continues to roll on, benefiting in part from federal regulations requiring airlines to use their takeoff and landing slots at the close-in airport. Passenger boardings in April were down 11.4 percent from April 2019,...
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