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National scores slightly above Dulles in passenger satisfaction

It was neck-and-neck, but Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport came out slightly ahead of Washington Dulles International Airport in a survey of passengers using the two facilities during the first six months of 2021. Reagan National rated 90 on a...

Virginia Railway Express making modest progress to recoup progress

Despite upticks over the summer months, passenger counts for Virginia Railway Express (VRE) remain well down from pre-pandemic levels. For the weeks ending July 30, Aug. 6, Aug. 13 and Aug. 20, passenger counts were down 85.7 percent, 85.8 percent,...

Local governments to pick up ‘COVID cash’ from WMATA

The Fairfax County government is slated to receive $36.2 million and the Arlington County government nearly $9.9 million from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which is acting as a conduit for federal funding. WMATA received $1.2 billion in federal...

Arlington DMV Select location to reopen

“DMV Select” services operated by the Arlington Commissioner of Revenue’s office in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen Sept. 7 after an 18-month COVID shutdown. The office will operate by appointment Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30...

Final ART bus routes coming back online

Another sign of a COVID rebound, of sorts, will occur Sept. 7, as the last Arlington Transit (ART) bus routes shuttered since the onset of the pandemic return to service. With the resumption of ART Routes 53, 61, 62 and...

Downturn at Reagan National still far from over

A caboose may not be the best imagery in an airline story, but Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continues to occupy that position when it comes to airport rebounds across the nation. According to new data, total flights scheduled by...

Survey says: Region has significant share of long-haul commuters

The Washington region has the fourth largest total number of “super-commuters” in the nation, and the sixth highest by percentage, according to new data, and analysts suggest revised work habits owing to the pandemic may not alter that too...

DMV offers new option in getting vehicle titles

Virginians who have purchased a vehicle from another individual or a business that is not a motor vehicle dealer/dealership and need to apply for a Department of Motor Vehicles title may soon opt to drop off applications at any...

Portion of N. Glebe Road to be closed more than a week

North Glebe Road (Route 120) between Military Road and Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) will be closed to traffic for an estimated nine days beginning Aug. 13 to replace the entire bridge deck and beams over Pimmit Run just...

DMV adds another service to online repertoire

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has added to its online offerings the ability for local residents to establish a payment-plan contract online. If customers owe fees as a result of not insuring their vehicles, they may be able...
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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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