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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Transportation

Data show possible light at end of tunnel for airport

New federal data show Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is beginning to see some traction and making progress in its efforts to dig out of the pandemic-caused meltdown in air transportation. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reports that passenger...

Upgrades to Route 7/Towlston Road touted

Upgrades at Route 7’s intersection with Towlston Road will boost safety with more generous turning radii and better sightlines, state transportation officials told the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) at a March 31 online meeting. The upgrades, part of VDOT’s...

As Dulles begins rebound, Reagan National still lags

Even as Washington Dulles International Airport continues to dig out of the COVID-infused air-traffic cliff-dive of 2020, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport continues to lag considerably. With 340,116 passengers passing through its terminals in January, Reagan National’s passenger count was...

Signs of a rebound: BWI reopens long-term lot

In another sign that – pending some major reversal of fortune – air travel is back on track for a solid spring and summer, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reopened its long-term parking well ahead of plans. The Long...

Forum to focus on possible airport-noise alterations

An online public meeting on April 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. will discuss aircraft noise north of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The Aircraft Noise Mitigation Study meeting, to be hosted by Montgomery County (Md.) Council member Andrew Friedson...

VRE To see financial windfall in Va. transportation package

Ridership in these COVID times is way, way down – and there is no sure timetable for when, or if, it may rebound – but state officials are placing a bet that Virginia Railway Express (VRE) will be more...

Forum set on Route 7/Towlston Road project

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will discuss the transportation project at Route 7 and Towlston Road at a town-hall meeting on March 31 at 7 p.m., which will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Sponsored by the GFCA’s Transportation Committee,...

Vienna ponies up more cash for sidewalk project

The town of Vienna will spend an additional $61,000 for right-of-way services associated with a sidewalk-improvement project on Park Street, N.E. The Vienna Town Council on March 22 unanimously approved the expenditure with Whitman, Requardt & Associates to secure temporary...

Vienna moves forward on sidewalk project

The Vienna Town Council on March 22 unanimously approved a $1.4 million contract with Sagres Construction Corp. of Alexandria to build pedestrian improvements along the west side of Old Courthouse Road, N.E. In addition to sidewalks, the project will install...

Data: Reagan National still has huge hole to dig out of

While some areas of the country should see the overall number of airline flights (if not necessarily passenger levels) come back to near parity with pre-pandemic totals as spring rolls on, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will not be...
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