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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