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Closings & delays Thursday
Weather-related school and other closings and delays for Thursday, March 5.
March 5, 2015, ABC 7
Commuter Store, CommuterDirect.com call center closed Mar. 5
All locations of The Commuter Store are closed on Thursday, March 5, due to the weather forecast. The CommuterDirect.com and ART - Arlington Transit call centers are closed. Arlington County government offices are closed. ART will operate on a Saturday schedule.
March 5, 2015, CommuterDirect.com
Maryland will host workshops on $15M in bicycle and pedestrian funding
Working to expand bicycling and walking opportunities throughout Maryland, staff from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the State Highway Administration (SHA) will hold workshops to detail five programs that provide funding for bicycling, pedestrian and recreational trail projects.
March 5, 2015, WashCycle
Arlington considering slashing budget for alternative transit
Arlington County leaders are considering cutting money out of a fund for bicycling and pedestrian improvements, angering biking and walking advocates who contend that the relatively small budget savings would set back efforts to make roads safer for all users.
Martin Di Caro, March 4, 2015, WAMU
Rahn will lead Md. transportation department
Gov. Larry Hogan’s nominee for transportation secretary was unanimously approved by a Senate committee on Monday, a week after the panel delayed the vote to address questions about the future of the state’s light-rail projects.
Ovetta Wiggins, March 3, 2015, Washington Post
Goldman Sachs: Millenials want non-car transportation options
Goldman Sachs reported that Millennials -- nearly a third of whom say they do not plan to buy a car -- are gravitating toward cities, where they can use public transit, car-sharing services, Uber, taxis, bicycles, and their feet to get around.
March 3, 2015, FABB
New goal for D.C.: Eliminate pedestrian deaths
The Bowser administration is adopting Vision Zero, a program embraced by six other U.S. cities to date designed to eliminate all traffic fatalities.
Martin Di Caro, March 3, 2015, WAMU
Tysons bike projects announced
Fairfax County recently announced that several major roads in Tysons could soon have bike facilities as part of the summer repaving schedule.
March 2, 2015, FABB