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It wouldn't cost much to make this Prince George's road safer for everyone
Suitland Road, a major thoroughfare in Prince George's County, offers nothing for people who walk, ride bikes, or take the bus. There's enough room to make the road nicer and safer for everybody, and the cost would be tiny.
Jeff Lemieux, March 30, 2015, GGW
As the U.S. population grew, gas consumption dropped 11 percent
That fact, revealed in the latest paper by Michael Sivak at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and several other of his facts provide a framework ripe for extrapolation.
Ashley Halsey III, March 30, 2015, Washington Post
Suburbs rethink transit to court millennials
Concerns about Montgomery’s appeal to millennials gained new urgency last month, when Marriott International chief executive Arne M. Sorenson revealed that the hotel giant plans to leave its Bethesda office park when its lease expires in 2022. One of the company’s goals, Sorenson said, is to accommodate younger workers who want to be closer to Metro.
Katherine Shaver, Bill Turque, March 29, 2015, Washington Post
Bike in Bloom is back
For those unaware, Bike in Bloom is a special pink capital bikeshare bike that is added to the system to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
March 26, 2015, WashCycle
Current plans for bike facilities on I-66 bridges to be rebuilt
At the March FABB meeting representatives from VDOT discussed the current planning for bike facilities on the bridges across I-66 that will be rebuilt as part of the I-66 outside the Beltway project.
March 25, 2015, FABB
When "congestion reduction" actually doubles down on congestion
The powers that be in Northern Virginia are getting ready to divvy up $350 million between a list of transportation projects. But in this growing, congested region, highway projects always have an edge over transit in these types of budgeting sessions, thanks to some old-fashioned policies that come from the state DOT.
Angie Schmitt, March 25, 2015, Streetsblog Network
Second Washington Blvd. bridge opens over Columbia Pike
A big milestone has been reached in the construction of a new Washington Blvd overpass over Columbia Pike: Washington Blvd traffic is now using both new bridges.
Ethan Rothstein, March 24, 2015, ARLnow
Juveniles arrested in Metropolitan Branch Trail robberies
Two juvenile males are accused of a series of weekend robberies in northeast D.C., including four along the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
Madeleine Overturf, March 25, 2015, NBC Washington