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What comes next after abolishing parking mandates

IIt’s not often that policymakers have an opportunity to make a simple change that simultaneously makes it easier to build abundant affordable housing, helps small businesses, encourages transit use, is rock-solid climate action, and actually saves the city money. Read more...
Tony Jordan, November 28, 2022, Streetslog USA

Disability groups file federal lawsuit against D.C. over protected bike lanes

Disability organizations in D.C., including the DC Center for Independent Living (DCCIL) and several individuals with disabilities filed a federal lawsuit against the District over street redesign projects they say violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. The lawsuit, filed Monday, highlights concerns about the addition of protected bike lanes. Read more...
Sarah Y. Kim, November 23, 2022, dcist

Supply chain platform raises $80M for measuring, mitigating transportation emissions

project44, a global Chicago-based supply chain visibility platform, recently raised $80 million in funding. Read more...
Melina Druga, November 15, 2022, Transportation Today

Association of American Railroads: Majority of labor unions ratify contracts

Rail unions Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation union (SMART-TD), AAR said, ended their voting periods recently. BLET successfully ratified its bargaining agreement, while a portion of SMART-TD, the union representing conductors and other rail employees, did not ratify their agreement. Read more...
Liz Carey, November 23, 2022, Transportation Today

Pedestrian struck and killed in front of home in Northeast D.C. [video]

Another deadly crash occurred Friday afternoon on K Street. Read more...
Walter Morris, November 25, 2022, NBC Washington

Metrobus struck by gunfire in D.C. in an apparent road rage incident

No injuries were reported in the incident, which happened Saturday afternoon in Southeast Washington. Read more...
Lori Aratani, November 26, 2022, Washington Post

Amtrak prepares for $1.5-billion Susquehanna River Rail Bridge replacement project

Amtrak is advancing the planned replacement of the 116-year-old Susquehanna River Rail Bridge with two new bridges that will increase capacity and improve reliability of both freight and passenger trains. Read more...
Mischa Wanek-Libman, November 22, 2022, Mass Transit

Amtrak, CSX, NS, Alabama State Port Authority reach agreement on Gulf Coast Corridor rail service

The agreement could lay the foundation for the eventual return of intercity passenger rail service between Mobile, Ala., and New Orleans, La., that has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina heavily damaged rail infrastructure in August 2005. Read more...
November 23, 2022, Mass Transit

Opinion: The real reason Americans keep buying SUVs

Urbanists like myself often malign the tremendous proliferation of Sport Utility Vehicles, or SUVs. Read more...
Arian Horbovetz, November 25, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Ford recalls over half a million SUVs after 20 fires break out

Potential cracks in the vehicles’ fuel line could cause fires to break out under the hood of some cars, according to Ford and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Read more...
November 25, 2022, WTOP

Rail fare revenue remains down but Silver Line gives Metro optimism

The new extension, which opened Tuesday, has already drawn in new riders, transit officials say, while evasion enforcement has cut down on offenses. Read more...
Justin George, Novembber 17, 2022, Washington Post

Yes, a Maryland law prevents Sheetz from selling cheap gas

Sheetz announced its selling Unleaded 88 gas for $1.99 per gallon ahead of holiday travel season. Maryland drivers won't see that discount. Here's why. Read more...
Eliana Block, Bryce Robinson, November 23 2022, WUSA9

Airport crowds, some long lines as Thanksgiving travel getaway commences

-Rpeagan National Airport saw a steady stream of travelers Wednesday morning with, at times, long lines to go through security screening and to check bags. Read more...
Jack Moore, November 23 2022, WTOP

A person is dead after a crash in Prince George's County

Few details were immediately available as to what happened, and the crash remains under investigation. Read more...
Dana Hedgpeth, November 23, 2022, Washington Post

States begin final push for compliance as Real ID deadline nears

Some states have made significant progress in rolling out the Real ID-compliant card, but many others are lagging and not close to ready. Read more...
Luz Lazo, November 23, 2022, Wshington Post

Auto safety advocates call for fix to pedestrian detection flaws as deaths soar

Benjamin Gates was headed for a snack on a rainy night in Southeast D.C. last year when a vehicle mowed him down as he crossed the street. The driver didn’t stop, leaving the professional cellist alone on the road with multiple severe injuries. Read more...
November 21, 2022, NBC Washington

Tesla recalls 321,000 vehicles, 19th recall of the year

A software glitch in some Model Y and Model 3 vehicles can cause the taillights to go off intermittently, increasing the risk of a collision. Read more...
wksaMegan Divers, November 21, 2022, WUSA9

Consumers could pay price if railroads, unions can't agree

All 12 railroad unions must approve the contracts to prevent a strike that could cripple supply chains and hamper a stressed U.S. economy just before the holidays. Read more...
John Funk, November 21, 2022, WUSA9

Should people be able to issue traffic fines against their neighbors?

Every cell phone in every pocket in America could be transformed into a portable traffic camera, capable of issuing misbehaving motorists a ticket with little more than a few swipes on a touch screen. Read more...
Kea Wilson, November 22, 2022, Streeetsblog USA

Airlines try to avoid meltdowns as longer Thanksgiving travel period begins

The holiday stands as a test of airlines’ recovery and their ability to get travelers to their destinations on time after a chaotic summer. Read more...
Ian Duncan, Lori Aratani, November 21, 2022, Washington Post

Maryland honors those who have died due to impaired driving

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan joined families to honor those who died from impaired driving at Monday’s 19th annual Maryland Remembers event. Read more...
Michelle Murillo, Novemvbe 21, 2022, WTOP

Cargo bikes; the happiest transportation mode on earth

How does a family of four – including a two-year-old and newborn baby – live (and get around the Bay) without owning a car? Read more...
Kim Ratcliff, November 18, 2022, Streetsblog SF

Metro to run Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, November 24; normal service Friday, November 25

Metro welcomes customers and visitors to the region to take Metro wherever your travels take you during the Thanksgiving holiday. Read more...
November 21, 2022, WMAATA

Montgomery County warns of heightened risk of drunk drivers on Thanksgiving Eve

The day before Thanksgiving kicks off an especially dangerous period on the roadways that lasts through New Year’s, according officials in Montgomery County, Maryland. Read more...
John Aaron, November 20, 2022, WTOP

Future of Md. toll lane project is a mystery

The fate of Maryland’s long-planned toll lane project on parts of the Beltway and I-270 is up in the air. Read more...
Jordan Pascale, November 18, 2022, dcist

Thousands bike from Bethesda to U.S. Capitol to call for road safety

The 'Ride For Your Life' was held in memory of mom, wife and diplomat Sarah Langenkamp. Read more...
Katie Kyros, November 19, 2022, WUSA9

Metro tests new gates for fighting fare evasion [video]

ITwo prototype faregates have been installed at the Fort Totten Metro station. News4’s Mauricio Casillas shows how they’re designed to prevent fare evasion. Read more...
November 18, 2022, NBC Washington

DOJ antitrust challenge to airline alliance concludes in federal court

Antitrust regulators last year sued to stop an alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. Read more...
Douglas Moser, November 18, 2022, QAHIBFRIB OIAAR

On this World Day of Remembrance, get angry –– and take action

This Sunday, Nov. 20 is the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, which will see a record number of U.S. communities come together to demand change to stem the mounting roadway safety crisis. Read more...
Leah Shahum, November 18, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Why there are so few monuments to traffic violence victims –– and why it matters

Legend has it that sometime in the late 1920s, an Ohio governor issued an unusual (and possibly visionary) order: that after every fatal car crash, a marker would be placed on the site of tragedy to remind the public about the dangers of driving. Read more...
Kea Wilson, November 18, 2022, Streetsblog USA

WA: Keeping pedestrians safe at bus stops isn't easy, as Uptown crash shows

Last week's fatal bus-pedestrian crash in Seattle's Uptown neighborhood happened because the victim fell into the rear tires of a departing RapidRide D bus, for reasons still undetermined, King County Metro Transit says. Read more...
Mike Lindblom,j November 17, 2022, Mass Transit

IBB rejects deal; 'cokling off' period continues

he International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) has failed to ratify its recent tentative agreement with most Class I railroads and many smaller ones, the National Carriers’ Conference Committee (NCCC) reported Nov. 14. Read more...
Frsnk N. Wilner, November 14, 2022, Railway Age

Fall safety tips for pedestrians, drivers, cyclists as daylight wanes

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ fall Street Smart campaign includes enhanced enforcement of traffic laws regionwide. Read more...
Kristi King, November 17, 3033, WTOP

Weekend Road and Rail: I-66 and Beltway stops, Red Line shutdown

t’ll prove a chilly weekend for many in the D.C. region, but most roadwork should still go ahead as scheduled. Read more...
Mary DePompa, November 18, 2022, WTOP

Man, teen shot aboard Metrobus near charter school in Southeast D.C.

Both victims are expected to survive, officials said, adding that it appears the man was targeted and that the young woman was a bystander. Read more...
Peter Hermann, justin George, November 17, 2022, Washington Post

Maryland wins $1.5 million federal grant for development near Purple Line

Federal funds will help to plan for affordable housing, along with bike and pedestrian connections to stations. Read more...
Ian Duncan, November 17, 2022, Washington Post

Md. toll lanes contract delayed in blow to Hogan's traffic-relief plan

A proposal to widen I-270 and the Beltway with toll lanes will be left to Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore, who has criticized it. Read more...
Kaatherine Shaver, November 17, 2022, Washington Post

Offices on K Street to be converted into luxury apartments

D.C. leads the nation for developers snapping up older office buildings and converting them to apartments or condos, and another one is in the works. Read more...
Jeff Clabaugh, November 17, 2022, WTOP

Shooting on Metrobus leaves 2 injured in Southeast DC

DC police are looking for a boy around the age of 17 as the person of interest. He has been described as being short and skinny, ranging from around 4'8" to 5 feet. Read more...
brittney Melton, November 17, 2022, WUSA9

Montgomery Co. reinstates extra route bonus for school bus drivers

Montgomery Co. reinstates extra route bonus for school bus driversaMaryland school districts have struggled the last two years to hold on to their school bus operators in the middle of a nationwide shortage. Montgomery County is hoping a few more bucks in drivers’ pockets will keep them at the wheel. Read more...
Dixk Uliano, November 16, 2022, WTOP

Former Metro police officer convicted in beating of rider

A former officer with the Metro Transit Police was found guilty Wednesday of a civil rights violation in an incident where he beat an unarmed rider with a metal baton in 2018. Read more...
Rick Massimo, November 16, 2-22, WTOP

Flying with food for the holidays? TSA has tips

If you can spill, spray, pump or pour it, and it’s more than 3.4 ounces, it should go in a checked bag; people who frequently fly know that golden rule. Read more...
Thomas Robertson, November 16, 2022, WTOP

Walkable City 10 years late: Cars make us sicker than we thought

On the public health front, the original edition of Walkable City described American obesity and asthma epidemics, largely the outcome of our automotive lifestyles; these continue unabated. It neglected to discuss the larger health impacts of tailpipe emissions and vehicle noise, which have both been discovered to be staggering. Read more...
Jeff Speck, November 15, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Senators urge regulators to 'put the pedal to the metal' on vehicle safety standards

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has been in effect for a full year, but federal transportation officials still haven’t implemented some of its most crucial safety provisions — and advocates and electeds say its time they step up to stem the record-setting tide of traffic deaths on U.S. roads Read more...
Kea Wilson, November 16, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Pothole closes road in Germantown; drivers should avoid area

Officials said a 24-inch water main break on Clopper Road likely caused the pothole. Read more...
DN Hedgpeth, November 16, 2022, Washington Post

Pedestrian hit-and-runs continue to be a problem in Prince George's Co.

The nine fatal pedestrian hit and runs this year are already more compared to eight in all of 2021 and seven in 2020. Why that number seems to be trending up remains a mystery. Read more...
Brad Bell, November 15, 2022, ABC7

The fastest way to Dulles from downtown D.C.: Driving or Silver Line?

Post reporters and photographers set out from downtown at 5 p.m. Tuesday, two in a car and two on the Silver Line, to compare travel times, costs and stress. Read more...
Katherine Shaver, Ian Duncan, November 16, 2022, Washington Post

Emergency bill will allow 11th St. Bridge Park to move ahead

D.C.’s ambitious $92 million 11th Street Bridge Park has been in the works for a decade, and is finally slated to begin construction next year. Read more...
Jacob Fenaston, November15, 2022, dcist

Brace for a very busy Thanksgiving travel season

Travel over Thanksgiving is expected to reach nearly 98% of pre-pandemic volume, according to automotive and travel club AAA. Read more...
November l5, 2022, WTOP