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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...

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...

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...

Arlington tries again to secure funding for Metro entrance

Hope springs eternal for the Arlington government, which has submitted a formal request for $80 million in regional transportation funding to support creation of a second entrance to the Ballston-MU Metro station. The current round of funding requests by local...

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...

Editor’s Notebook: Social media snares another one

An anchor for WTTG (Fox 5) got himself suspended last week for some comments on social media about the prioritization of COVID vaccinations. I do not want to put words in the mouth of Blake McCoy, but the gist of...
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Editor’s Notebook: Leave in the sex and violence; kids can handle it

Let's take the wayback machine not too far back (to some of us) to this last month of 1984. The...
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