News, Events & Blog
News for web-enabled phones: To get the latest news, as well as transit schedules and transit service alerts, point your phone's web browser to www.commuterpage.com/mobile/.
College Park aims to be a top college town
A place where University of Maryland professors and other employees want to live and raise their children. A certified "green community" with a vibrant downtown that has more pedestrians, bicyclists and bus riders than cars.
Jenna Johnson, December 5, 2013, Washington Post
Arlington man struck by taxi near Crystal City
In a press release, police say a 38-year-old Arlington resident is fighting for his life after being struck by a taxi in the southbound lanes between 20th and 23rd Streets.
December 6, 2013, ARLnow
New Md. State Police video encourages enforcement of driver-cyclist laws
Police in Maryland are watching a video this fall that concludes with this message from the state's bicycle coordinator: "The state of Maryland is strongly promoting the use of bicycles as a mode of transportation. We want everyone to have a safe riding experience."
Ashley Halsey III, December 6, 2013, Washington Post
Alexandria board rejects King St. bike lanes
Alexandria cyclists and city staff agree that King Street west of Old Town could use bike lanes. But after a public hearing November 25, the city's Traffic and Parking Board recommended not to build them in order to preserve 37 on-street parking spaces.
Jonathan Krall, December 6, 2013, GGW
WMATA eyes big system expansion
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) unveiled a preliminary map of expanded Metrorail service Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, costing $26 billion, that would push the rapid rail system into parts of the city -- and suburban communties across the district border -- currently not served.
Douglas John Bowen, December 6, 2013, Railway Age
D.C. commuters ditching cars at rapid pace
Those who work in D.C. have been abandoning their cars at faster rates than anywhere in the country except New York City. That comes according to a new report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group.
December 5, 2013, WAMU
Your chance to improve bike infrastructure in D.C.
On Mon., Dec. 16, the D.C. Council's Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a public roundtable on the city's existing Bicycle Infrastructure Master Plan. The council invites members of the community to testify and provide public input about bicycling in the District of Columbia.
Greg Billing, December 4, 2013, WABA
All across America, car commuting is dropping
In 99 of the nation's 100 largest regions -- the cities and suburbs that are home to more than half the U.S. population -- fewer people got to work in a private vehicle in 2010 than in 2000.
Tanya Snyder, December 4, 2013, dc.streetsblog.org