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  • Americans' waistlines are growing ever larger
    Americans are now more than an inch fatter around the waist on average than they were in the late '90s, though among certain demographics the increase has been nearly twice that.
    John Metcalfe, September 16, 2014, Citylab
     
  • Top 10 most common moving violations on D.C. roads
    If you’re pulled over by a D.C. police officer, it’s most likely due to speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign, according to data from the Metropolitan Police Department.
    Luz Lazo, September 16, 2014, Washington Post
     
  • Virginia tourism revenues rise
    "Virginia is a uniquely attractive destination for visitors, offering a wide array of travel choices," Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones said in a written statement.
    Michael Felberbaum, September 11, 2014, LoudounTimes.com
     
  • Students look to school board for help with walking, busing issues
    Nicolas Holt-Barrett said he catches a Ride On bus to and from school in part to avoid crossing Md. 118 on foot to get to Northwest High School in Germantown.
    Lindsay A. Powers, September 10, 2014, Gazette.Net
     
  • TIGER VI grant for Long Bridge could pay off for cyclists
    The US DOT announced the winners of 72 TIGER  (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery)  grants on Friday and DC won one for the Long Bridge NEPA documentation. It's a $2.8 million grant for project planning.
    September 14, 2014, WashCycle
     
  • WABA announces trail advocacy partnership with REI
    Over the summer, we were thrilled to learn that we did indeed receive a grant from REI to cover almost all the costs of this expanded trail advocacy and summit vision. With what WABA will contribute in staff time, we now have the resources to launch a very robust and focused trail advocacy campaign.
    Gina Arlotto, September 12, 2014, WABA
     
  • 88% of new DC households are car-free
    For the vast majority of DC's new residents, Car Free Day (September 22) isn't a once-a-year event, but a year-round occasion. Between 2010 and 2012, the number of car-free households in in the District of Columbia grew by 12,612 -- fully 88% of new households citywide.
    Payton Chung, September 12, 2014, GGW
     
  • US DOT awards 72 TIGER grants; program remains in jeopardy
    TIGER fills a significant void in the federal transportation program -- it’s one of the only ways cities, metro regions, and transit agencies can apply directly for federal funds, bypassing state DOTs. Plus, the emphasis on non-automotive modes and the availability of small grants make it a good fit for transit improvements and bike and pedestrian projects, which can’t access other federal pots of money so easily.
    Tanya Snyder, September 12, 2014, Streetsblog USA