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The total number of vehicle miles traveled has flattened in recent years.

The total number of vehicle miles traveled has flattened in recent years.

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4 Facts From the Travel Trends Report

New report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments shows that people are driving less even as Metro ridership declines.

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  1. Rhode Island, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations affected.

    Rhode Island, Brookland, Fort Totten and Takoma stations affected.

    WMATA

    Metro Red Line Shut Down for Six Weeks Beginning in Late July

    Work on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines will follow on Aug. 11-26.

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  2. Howard County is reconfiguring the intersection of Broken Lane and Little Patuxent Parkway

    Howard County is reconfiguring the intersection of Broken Lane and Little Patuxent Parkway

    Google Maps

    Howard County to Reconfigure Key Columbia Intersection

    “No Turn on Red Arrow” signs will be installed at Little Patuxent and Broken Land Parkways.

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  3. There is $3.4 million in new funding for a Fairfax Connector bus between the Vienna and Pentagon Metro stations.

    There is $3.4 million in new funding for a Fairfax Connector bus between the Vienna and Pentagon Metro stations.

    Wikimedia Commons

    I-66 Tolls Direct $12 Million to Area Transportation Projects

    15 projects will get funding under the Commuter Choice program.

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  4. Should all Red Line trains travel to Shady Grove?

    Should all Red Line trains travel to Shady Grove?

    Wikimedia Commons

    Metro Staff Recommends Elimination of Grosvenor Turnbacks

    Metro could add $1.25 million to its 2019 operating budget to allow Red Line trains to travel to Shady Grove.

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  5. Deymon Levarne Childs, 40, of Suitland, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape.

    Deymon Levarne Childs, 40, of Suitland, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape.

    MTPD

    MetroAccess Van Driver Arrested for Allegedly Raping Passenger

    Assault on intellectually disabled woman allegedly occurred alongside a road in Hyattsville, police said.

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  6. Vangie Williams challenges incumbent Rob Wittman for the First Congressional District seat this November.

    Vangie Williams challenges incumbent Rob Wittman for the First Congressional District seat this November.

    Courtesy Vangie Williams for Congress

    One-on-One with Vangie Williams, Candidate for the 1st Congressional District in Virginia

    The Kings County, Va. resident discusses transportation issues throughout her district, which extends from Prince William County in the north to the Northern Neck area in the south. She’s the first black woman to secure the Democratic nomination in the First District and will face Republican incumbent Rob Wittman in November.

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  7. Work scheduled to begin Thursday on Eads Street terminus of 395 Express Lanes.

    Work scheduled to begin Thursday on Eads Street terminus of 395 Express Lanes.

    VDOT

    Construction on Pentagon Terminus of 395 Express Lanes Begins

    Work on Eads Street scheduled to begin “on or about” Thursday and continue through the fall.

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  8. Transit Trivia Answer: Monday, June 18, 2018

    ​Where is this and what’s the closest Metro station?

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    The "Move Over" campaign lasts from Sunday through June 23.

    Virginia State Police

    Police to Drivers: Move Over, Slow Down and Save Lives

    Virginia and Maryland state troopers team up with local law enforcement agencies for this week’s “Move Over” campaign.

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  10. Future work along the I-66 corridor.

    Future work along the I-66 corridor.

    VDOT

    Transform 66 Update: New Commuter Bus Route from Front Royal to DC

    Service is scheduled to begin service June 25 from the Front Royal and Linden park-and-ride lots to Washington, DC.

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  11. Penn Line Track Work May Cause MARC Delays Starting Monday

    ​Amtrak trackwork between Odenton and Bowie may case delays of up to 10 minutes, MARC said.

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  12. Fill out the New Rider Questionnaire for a chance to win prizes!

    Fill out the New Rider Questionnaire for a chance to win prizes!

    PRTC

    OmniRide Celebrates Dump the Pump on June 21!

    Have a friend complete the New Rider Questionnaire​ for a chance to win a Metro SmarTrip card or Starbucks gift card.

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  13. Jefferson Memorial

    Jefferson Memorial

    Jeff Wong

    Transit Trivia Answer: Friday, June 15, 2018

    ​This is one bad-ass looking founding father of our Nation. Where is this and what’s the closest Metro station?

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  14. Are dockless bikeshares like dating apps?

    Are dockless bikeshares like dating apps?

    Jeff Wong

    Commuter Crush: How The Dockless Bike Craze is Exactly Like Dating in DC

    What’s more frustrating: Tinder, Bumble, Hinge and Zoosk? Or Lime Bike, Mobike, Ofo and Jump Bike?

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