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Travelers warm to Silver Line at Dulles, coming back to Metro at National

It’s only been in operation for a few months, but the second phase of Metro’s Silver Line already is having an impact on travel to and from Washington Dulles International Airport. An average of 9 percent of travelers using the...

‘Big things are hard’: Former Fairfax board chair lauds Metro extension

Of the many people who have earned the right to take a personal victory lap with the extension of Metrorail service to Washington Dulles International Airport now complete, put Kate Hanley near the top of the list. With decades of...

Editor’s Notebook: Governance proposal gets qualified support

The number of "nay" votes (20) certainly seemed to surprise supporters, but with 57 "ayes" the Arlington County Civic Federation's three-year-long effort to propose changes in Arlington governance was approved last night. (Click here for coverage, at least preliminary coverage.) The...

Name changes coming to multiple Metro stations

Beginning Sept. 11, Metro will change the names of five stations on signage and maps across the system, as requested by local jurisdictions and approved by the transit system’s board of directors. Travelers will see immediate changes on digital maps...

WMATA sets timetable for fall station shutdowns

Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) have announced the planned timetable for major disruptions to travel on the Blue and Yellow lines south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport later this year. From Sept. 10 to Oct....

Frequent Metro users catching a break on fares

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has lowered the cost of its unlimited-ride passes to address the needs of travelers who are no longer necessarily commuting five days per week. “As gas prices remain high and people continue to increase...

Transportation body wants renewed emphasis on Rosslyn tunnel

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) is pressing leadership of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority not to forget about congestion at the Rosslyn tunnel. In a May 6 letter to (outgoing) Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld, NVTC chair Carek...

Editor’s Notebook: A thumb in the eye, indeed!

If you doubt me, there are those who can confirm it: I predicted not long after Jason Miyares was elected Virginia's next attorney general that he might find a place for former Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth's Attorney Theo Stamos in...

Metro predicts long slog to get commuters back

Less than half of commuters who used Metrorail service pre-pandemic are expected back by the end of the year, leaving up in the air how long it will take transit levels will return to their pre-COVID levels. If ever. In a...

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...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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