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Survey says: Va. drivers still rudest in the nation

Virginia drivers still rank as the “rudest” – find the definition below – in the nation, but the rate of such behavior has declined in a new ranking. The annual survey by Insurify looks not at things like the percentage...

‘SoberRide’ initiative to be in effect for St. Patrick’s Day

“While we’re all safer at home, we are also a public-safety organization which regularly looks to mitigate risk,” said Kurt Erickson, WRAP’s president. “If persons do venture out and alcohol is involved, we are all benefited from the safety-net...

Silver Line could take big step forward in September

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced March 3 that the second phase of the Silver Line Metrorail project, from Reston to Ashburn in Loudoun County, is expected to be ready for turnover to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority...

BWI wins place in ‘best airports’ ranking

One of the region’s three major airports has received honors in the annual Airport Service Quality Awards, presented by Airports Council International World. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was honored along with Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport as tops in...

BWI sees smaller 2020 dropoff than other area airports

It outperformed the other two major airports in the Washington region, but Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport still ended 2020 well down from pre-COVID passenger levels. The Maryland state government, which operates the facility, reported a year-end total of 11,204,511...

Bill allowing Lee Hwy. renaming goes to governor

Pending the signature of Gov. Northam, Arlington officials will have the power to rename Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) as they see fit within the county’s borders. In an almost but not quite party-line vote, the state Senate voted 22-17...

Southwest to connect BWI with Florida panhandle

Southwest Airlines has announced plans to serve Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Service is slated to begin May 6 with one daily nonstop between the two airports. Southwest also plans to inaugurate service to Destin-Fort Walton...

Local airports to offer COVID tests starting in March

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has announced plans to offer COVID-19 testing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport. The initiative is being undertaken in coordination with the health/wellness firm XpresCheck. “Aimed at helping airline passengers who...

Reagan National expansion effort takes step forward

Another milestone in the expansion of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport occurred recently, when the final jetbridge for the new 14-gate concourse arrived for installation. For the last several months, crews at Reagan National have been assembling and attaching jetbridges,...

Way back when, Reagan National was among busiest airports in world

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 2019 was the 26th busiest airport in the nation and the 117th busiest worldwide, reporting a pre-COVID-era count of 24.8 million passengers. The world has changed: In 1961, the airport (then plain old “National”)...
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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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