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  • Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival
    We’re still a way off from the predicted peak bloom of April 11 through 14, but expect to see more people near the Tidal Basin and the Mall this weekend, because the National Cherry Blossom Festival is now in its second week.
    Robert Thomson, March 27, 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
  • The Metropolitan Branch Trail is going to get longer
    The Metropolitan Branch Trail is a popular way to get between Brookland and Union Station on bike or foot, but it'd be even more useful if it went farther north toward Maryland. DDOT just unveiled preliminary plans for making that happen.
    David Cranor, March 24, 2015, GGW
  • How Northern Va. will use $350 million for transportation
    The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) controls a vast budget for transportation projects all over Northern Virginia. Now they're gearing up to build 34 new projects, including new Metro stations, more buses, and wider highways.
    Douglas Stewart, March 24, 2015, GGW