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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Transportation

Officials: ‘Lee Hwy’ will still be acceptable to Postal Service

To borrow from a phrase of Barack Obama: If you like your Lee Highway address, you can keep your Lee Highway address. Arlington County officials say they do not expect the pending renaming of the 5.2-mile stretch of U.S. Route...

SoberRide to be in effect for Independence Day

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), in conjunction with Lyft, will offer free rides home to those who have been imbibing over the Independence Day holiday as part of its SoberRide initiative. The initiative will run from July 4 at...

Airports continue digging out of pandemic hole

The worst hopefully is in the rear-view mirror, but it was, to no one’s surprise, an ugly first quarter of the year at Northern Virginia’s two commercial airports. The 1.2 million passengers traveling through Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from...

Final vote to rename Lee Highway pushed back a month

It appears more a speed bump than a roadblock, but the effort to rename Lee Highway in Arlington will be taking a one-month detour. Arlington County Board members on June 12 pulled back from a plan to move forward with...

VRE, in recovery mode, still seeing little cash at the farebox

Virginia Railway Express continues to see slow but incremental progress in wooing back passengers. But the commuter-rail system continues to take in less than 10 cents from riders for every dollar it spends on operations, far below the roughly...

No Arlington projects sought in new round of transportation funding

When the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission meets Thursday to approve the next round of projects to be funded through I-95/I-395 HOT-lanes revenue, no Arlington projects will be in the hopper. But it’s not a surprise: Arlington didn’t request support for...

Prep work continues for new Crystal City VRE station

It could just be just a matter of months until the Virginia Railway Express plan to create a new station in Crystal City reaches another milestone. VRE officials project it will be in the third quarter of 2021 that preliminary...

Metro predicts long slog to get commuters back

Less than half of commuters who used Metrorail service pre-pandemic are expected back by the end of the year, leaving up in the air how long it will take transit levels will return to their pre-COVID levels. If ever. In a...

Reagan National moving in right direction, but slowly

Things continue to move in the right direction at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, but the road to recovery could still be a long one. The trade group Airlines for America has reported that total commercial flights scheduled out of...

New airline to serve Va., but not (yet) local area

Two Virginia airports will be among those to be served by a new startup airline, but Northern Virginians will have to hit the highway first before catching a flight. Breeze Airways on May 21 announced its initial route network of...
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W-L foundation announces student scholarships

The W-L High School Education Foundation has awarded 12 scholarships to members of the Washington-Liberty High School Class of...
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