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Woman struck, killed by vehicle in Bowie hit-and-run: police

A woman was struck and killed late Thursday night by a hit-and-run driver in Bowie, authorities say. Read more...
August 12, 2022, Fox5

Know your alternatives during upcoming Metro construction

Mitigating the impact of closures coming to the Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines starting September 10, alternative travel options for Metro riders will be available while construction is underway. Read more...
Collin Cope, August 12, 2022, Fairfax County Times

New Carrollton Metro station getting a facelift — just like the land around it

Big changes are already happening around the New Carrollton Metro station in Maryland. Read more...
John Domen, August 11, 2022, WTOP

Biden Administration awards $49.2 million for innovative technology grants to improve mobility and travel on America's highways, transit systems

The first recipients of a newly expanded major transportation grant program will receive significant money for biking, walking and transit — and even some road projects that federal transportation leaders say will help non-drivers, too. Read more...
August 11, 2022, Mass Transit

RAISE grants to fund complete streets in nearly every state

The first recipients of a newly expanded major transportation grant program will receive significant money for biking, walking and transit — and even some road projects that federal transportation leaders say will help non-drivers, too. Read more...
Kea Wilson, August 11, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Gas prices fall below $4 for the first time in 5 months

Gasoline prices dipped to just under the $4 mark for the first time in more than five months — good news for consumers who are struggling with high prices for many other essentials Read more...
August 11, 2022, NBC Washington

Metro asks watchdog for permission to run more 7000-series cars

Metrorail is seeking to put more of its troubled 7000-series railcars back into service in the D.C. area. Read more...
John Aaron, August. 10, 2022, WTOP

Failing circuit breaker may have led to partial Metrorail Red Line closure

There is more information about what happened that caused Metro to close part of the Red Line for several days last month. Read more...
Kristi King, August 9, 2022, WTOP

After a 'near death' experience, Amtrak prepares for rapid growth

Two years ago, Amtrak was facing a “near-death” experience, Stephen Gardner, CEO of the national passenger rail service, said at a briefing last week with the Association for a Better New York. Read more...
Danielle Muoio Dunn, Janaki Chanda, August 8, 2022, Politico

WMATA taps Dwyer as COO

Brian Dwyer on Aug. 8 will join Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) as Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Joe Leader, who resigned in May. Read more...
Marybeth Luczak, August 7, 2022, Railway Age

The problem with EV 'acoustic vehicle alerting systems' that no one is talking about

The debate over how to make electric vehicles loud enough for non-drivers to hear them is missing critical considerations about the disparate impact of noise pollution in poor communities — and raising thorny questions about how to quiet those neighborhoods down without harming the socially and racially marginalized people who live in them. Read more...
Kea Wilson, August 5, 2022, Streetsblog USA

Passenger Rail Briefs: NYMTA, Loop Trolley, SANDAG, WMATA

...and the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission (WMSC) issues statement regarding Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) safety commitments. Read more...
Carolina Worrell, August 5, 2022, Railway Age

Metro failed to maintain rooms with safety equipment that keeps trains from colliding, Safety Commission finds

Metro needs to inspect, clean, and protect Metrorail station rooms that house equipment that detects when trains are on tracks and helps the system avoid crashes, the agency’s safety oversight body said in a report released Thursday. Read more...
Margaret Barthel, August 4, 2022, dcist

New Metro GM, 'humble & transparent,' aims to create culture of continuous improvement

Randy Clarke is only 10 days into his new position as Metro’s General Manager. Read more...
Jay Korff, July 4, 2022, ABC7

Amtrak train collides with semi-truck in Frederick County

An Amtrak train collided with a semi-trailer truck in Brunswick, Maryland Wednesday evening, according to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. Read more...
August 3, 2022, Fox5

Major delays on all Metro lines Wednesday morning

Metro on Wednesday morning reported “network issues” that caused "major delays on all lines." Read more...
August 3, 2022, Bethesda Magazine

Residents seek answers after 25+ cars hit in tire slashing spree in Northwest DC

Over the past couple of weeks, dozens of cars in D.C.'s Mount Pleasant neighborhood have had their tires slashed, and in most cases it has been multiple tires on each car. Read more...
John Gonzales, August 3, 2022, ABC7

The peaceful pedestrian plazas of Paris... and what they can teach us

Streetsblog Publisher Mark Gorton thought he was simply taking a vacation to France earlier this month, but when he landed in the City of Light with Streetfilms auteur Clarence Eckerson Jr., the pair couldn’t help noticing how much better Paris is than New York. Read more...
Gersh Kuntsman, July 29, 2022, Streetsblog NYC

Amtrak trains moving at slower speeds due to high temperatures

As temperatures remain high across the country, rail lines exposed to the constant heat can expand and pose a risk to trains that travel across them at high speeds. To keep riders and employees safe, Amtrak imposes heat restrictions which require conductors to slow down. Read more...
Will Gonzalez, August 1, 2022, WRIC-TV

Woman shares frightening story of harassment at Metro station

A 21-year-old woman is sharing the frightening experience she had when a stranger yelled at and harassed her for 10-straight minutes at a Metro station this week in Washington, D.C. Read more...
Adam Tuss, July 28, 2022, NBC Washington