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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...

African carrier drops Dulles for BWI

In a blow to its rebound efforts – albeit perhaps not a massive one – Washington Dulles International Airport has lost a new carrier even before service commenced. Air Senegal, which in the spring announced plans to connect Dulles to...

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...

Work starts on new bridge over Colvin Run at Hunter Mill

Work is underway to replace the weight-restricted (ten tons) one-lane Hunter Mill Road (Route 674) bridge over Colvin Run to reduce congestion and improve operations and safety. The $5.2 million project is being overseen by the Virginia Department of Transportation...

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...

Mason consultant downbeat on pedestrian overpasses near campus

Improving safety for pedestrians at Braddock Route and Route 123 (Ox Road/Chain Bridge Road) adjacent to the Fairfax campus of George Mason University probably will not include pedestrian bridges above those two thoroughfares, a consultant leading the effort on...

Works begins on bicycle/pedestrian bridge in Tysons

Work is underway to build a bicycle and pedestrian bridge and shared-use path in the vicinity of Route 123 and Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity in the Tysons area. The Virginia Department of...

Slice of Utterback Store Rd. closed through Aug. 20

Utterback Store Road in Great Falls is expected to be closed at Route 7 from Aug. 16-20 while crews reconstruct the intersection. The work aims to realign the angle of approach and relocate the intersection of the two roads approximately...

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...
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No injuries reported in Fairlington shooting incident

On Oct. 19 at 9:40 a.m., an individual approached the area of the 4400 block of 31st Street South...
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