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Annual fall 'E-Care' recycling event returns to Arlington
The Arlington County government’s annual fall E-CARE (Environmental Collection and Recycling Event) will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
October 1, 2014, Inside Nova
Supporters keep pushing MoCo for pedestrian-friendly road design
White Flint residents, property owners and developers are keeping up the pressure in their push for a more pedestrian-friendly design of Old Georgetown Road near Rockville Pike.
Aaron Kraut, September 30, 2014, Bethesda Now
Bike commuting keeps growing in D.C.
New Census Bureau data suggest that 4.5 percent of D.C. working residents -- about 15,000 people -- commuted by bicycle in 2013. The number has more than doubled in five years.
Luz Lazo, October 1, 2014, Washington Post
Purple Line estimated construction cost rises to $2.45 billion
Maryland transit officials planning a 16-mile light-rail Purple Line in the Washington suburbs told Montgomery County Council members Tuesday that they now estimate the project’s total construction costs at $2.45 billion, up $21 million from a July projection.
Katherine Shaver, September 30, 2014, Washington Post
New Census data reveals commuting shifts
The share of national commuters traveling by private vehicle is edging down for the first time in decades -- from 86.5 percent in 2007 to 85.8 percent in 2013. Meanwhile, other transportation modes have grown in relative importance.
Adie Tomer, Joseph Kane, September 30, 2014, Streetsblog USA
'Intersection of doom' getting interim safety upgrades
The Rosslyn intersection where cyclists and pedestrians face drivers exiting I-66 has received safety modifications in the past two weeks and more changes are on the way, county officials said on a tour of the site Tuesday morning.
Andrea Swalec, September 30, 2014, ARLnow
D.C. streetcar testing winds down, safety campaign begins
Monday marked the start of the final phase of testing before streetcar service will begin along H Street NE, and the District is also kicking off its streetcar safety campaign.
Martin Di Caro, September 29, 2014, WAMU
On the move again
With the economy on the rebound from the Great Recession, Americans are on the move again. No surprise there, but three years of data recently released by the U.S. Department of Transportation do point to a couple of trend lines worth noting.
Ashley Halsey III, September 29, 2014, Washington Post