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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...

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...

Supervisors OK off-site parking during McLean construction project

Fairfax County supervisors on Nov. 9 unanimously approved a plan that will provide sufficient on- and off-site parking spaces for a McLean commercial/office building while a multi-family residential building is constructed on part of the site’s parking lot. The Board...

Vienna stocks up on road-deicer as winter looms

In preparation for winter, the Vienna Town Council on Nov. 15 authorized the town’s Department of Public Works to purchase $150,000 worth of road deicing salt for fiscal year 2022. Town officials will ride a Montgomery County, Md., government contract...

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...

Vienna keeps moving forward with sidewalk projects

The Vienna Town Council on Nov. 1 unanimously authorized the town’s Department of Public Works to spend $46,700 with Urban Ltd. to prepare engineering-design reports for six more sidewalk projects. The proposed sidewalks, which would be financed using funds bequeathed...
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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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