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Transportation

Change in governor will have impact on local airports … eventually

The major change in Virginia state governance may not have a significant immediate impact on Northern Virginia’s two main airports of their governance. But government-affairs staffers of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority already are putting out feelers to the...

Airports chief: Feds insist on vaccination of all employees

Unless the courts rule otherwise – and they might – all Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority employees will be required to obtain COVID vaccinations, qualify for exemptions or face the prospect of firing. The airports authority has been informed by the...

Allegiant debuts at Dulles with service to Florida

An Allegiant Air Airbus A319 received a water-cannon salute on Nov. 18 as it became the first flight from the carrier to arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport, carrying passengers from Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville service is a precursor to Allegiant...

Grant funding to support regional trail effort

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trail-advocacy group, recently awarded $22,500 in grant funding to four local organizations working to activate and increase access to walking and biking trails within the footprint of the Capital Trails Coalition, the...

At Reagan National, major projects wrapped up in time for holidays

After two years and hundreds of millions of dollars, the biggest capital-development project since the 1990s is now in the bag at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Well, almost. Odds and ends remain to be tidied up before the Metropolitan Washington...

Local airports expected to be at 80% of pre-pandemic levels in 2022

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are likely to return to about 80 percent of 2019 passenger levels in the coming year, the CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority told authority board members on...

Dulles sees ongoing rebound in international service

Start dates are still up in the air in some cases, but United Airlines has announced plans for both new flights and resurrection of COVID-interrupted service from Washington Dulles International Airport to foreign destinations. United officials have confirmed plans to...

SoberRide effort serves 777 over Halloween

A total of 777 persons in the Washington area availed themselves of the SoberRide initiative of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program during Halloween as opposed to possibly driving home drunk – the second highest level of ridership for that...

Changes coming to roadway flow at Reagan National

Completion of a major capital project at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will soon mean a return to normal when it comes to traffic flow at the facility. On or about Nov. 8, all buses and shuttles will relocate back...

Reagan National sees region’s best on-time performance

You’d have been more likely to get off the ground on time at Ronald Reagan National Airport during the summer months than at the region’s two other airports, according to new federal data. On-time-departure rates stood at 76.3 percent for...
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Arlington man arrested after supermarket shooting

Fairfax County police have charged a 33-year-old Arlington man in connection with a shooting that occurred Nov. 20 at...
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