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‘Transit dashboard’ will provide more access to regional data

Community leaders and those who just have an interest soon will have a one-stop shop from which to access a host of transit-related data across the region. The “NoVaTransit Data Dashboard” is slated to be unveiled Dec. 16 online by...

Another piece of Columbia Pike transportation upgrade completed

Local and regional leaders recently marked the completion of two more segments of what is called the Columbia Pike Multimodal Street Improvements project. County officials, local community leaders, representatives from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and artist Donald Lipski...

Localities can queue up for regional transportation cash

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission expects between $45 million and $48 million to be available for the next round of I-395/95 Commuter Choice grant funding. That’s up from recent years, where the typical grant-funding cycle has offered about $30 million...

VRE to be free to riders in September

Virginia Railway Express (VRE) passengers will ride free across the entire network during September and between certain stations in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia during October. The decision to suspend fares is designed to make VRE a more...

More new transit shelters coming sooner to Columbia Pike corridor

Arlington County Board members on July 16 are expected to approve a contract revision that will allow for installation of eight transit stations along Columbia Pike, rather than the four originally envisioned when the contract was first consummated. The proposal...

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...

Pike project could pit preservationists, transit boosters

The planned redevelopment of a key Columbia Pike parcel could end up becoming a battle between preservationists and public-transportationists, with Arlington County Board members in between. At issue is to how to deal with the two-story, Art Deco building that...

WMATA: Bus trips still recuperating just pennies on dollar

A ridership that is increasing, albeit in fits and spurts, is helping the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority recoup more than it had been expecting from the farebox when it comes to rail service. But that recovery is lagging expectations...

Deal inked for $600M ‘495 NEXT’ project

Officials with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Transurban have executed a comprehensive agreement for the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project, VDOT announced Oct. 5. Transurban also has chosen Lane Construction as the project’s design-build...

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,...
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Police: Manassas man charged in Vienna break-in

A resident living in the 1000 block of Country Club Drive, N.E., told Vienna police on Nov. 30 at...
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