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Deal inked for $600M ‘495 NEXT’ project

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban have executed a comprehensive agreement for the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project, VDOT announced Oct. 5. Transurban also has chosen Lane Construction as the project’s design-build...

New manager appointed at Dulles Airport

Richard Golinowski, a 26-year veteran of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority staff, has been named vice president and airport manager at Washington Dulles International Airport. The appointment will take effect later this month, when the current airport manager, Mike Stewart,...

New contract sheds light on snow-removal at airports

How much does it cost to clear snow from Northern Virginia’s two main airports? According to a new contract, the total over five years amounts to roughly $8.6 million. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is in the process of inking...

Travel by Airports Authority staff, board way down during pandemic

The general public isn’t the only group that saw its traveling curtailed during the initial blast of the COVID crisis. Staff at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority also saw a sharp reduction in their own business-related travel. For the fiscal...

DMV set to resume walk-in service

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles next month will begin resuming walk-in service, which has largely been on hold since the start of the pandemic, and have decided to alternate it with service to those who have scheduled an...

Candidate: More students riding transit would be win-win

It seems to be a policy position Arlington School Board candidates always gravitate to, but one that never quite gets to the implementation stage. And the most likely next School Board member is herself aboard with the perennial proposal –...

Turbulence likely to continue at Reagan National

Turbulent times are likely to continue for Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport into the fall, if new data is any indication. While airports nationally are bracing for an average 16-percent decline in flights in October compared to the same (pre-COVID)...

State lauds localities that have avoided traffic deaths

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has recognized several jurisdictions across Virginia that achieved zero traffic deaths in 2019 and/or 2020. Virginia is an active participant in the national “Toward Zero Deaths” initiative, which brings together engineering, enforcement, education and...

Input sought on Crystal City transportation plan

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public input on the draft report for the first phase of study of potential multimodal improvements on U.S. Route 1 (Richmond Highway) between 12th Street South and 23rd Street South in...

Aer Lingus brings back Dulles service

Aer Lingus has resumed service between Washington Dulles International Airport and the Irish capital of Dublin. The airline is offering four-days-a-week service between the Washington region and Ireland, and is giving travelers the ability to change flights up to two...
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Letter: Del. Simon lives his values, aids his community

Editor: In your Oct. 21 Fairfax legislative-races endorsements, you claim that the Del. Marcus Simon (D-53rd) is “disconnected from...
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