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Most commuters want transportation options that are reliable.

Most commuters want transportation options that are reliable.

Flickr user Joe Shlabotnik

5 Interesting Tidbits From the ‘Visualize 2045’ Survey

What are people saying about transportation in the region?

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  1. Arlington County is getting $241,00 to fund a connection of the Four Mile Run Trail.

    Arlington County is getting $241,00 to fund a connection of the Four Mile Run Trail.

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    Virginia Bike and Pedestrian Projects Get $5 Million

    Regional transit board signs off on 11 projects.

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  2. Commuter Crush: Love is a Battlefield

    Our new columnist tries to travel from K Street to Arlington and back into the District’s Shaw neighborhood to link up with his date, whom he met on Hinge. Too much, too soon?

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  3. There was an uptick in pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2017 in D.C.

    There was an uptick in pedestrian deaths in the first half of 2017 in D.C.

    Flickr user Eric Fischer

    Pedestrian Fatalities Rose in D.C., Bucking National Trend

    District of Columbia had one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates during the first half of 2017.

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  4. Transit Trivia Answer: Friday, April 20, 2018

    ​What Metro station is closest to this DC landmark?

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  5. Virginia is looking to extend the Capital Beltway Express Lanes another three miles.

    Virginia is looking to extend the Capital Beltway Express Lanes another three miles.

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    VDOT Lands $6 Million to Extend I-495 Express Lanes

    Funds would go toward an environmental study to extend the lanes by three miles.

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  6. Long-term plans for Virginia include a widening of Fairfax County Parkway

    Long-term plans for Virginia include a widening of Fairfax County Parkway

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    Top 7 Projects in NoVa’s 6-Year Transportation Plan

    Examining the big ticket items pitched to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

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  7. The MARC Camden Line experience severe disruptions Monday.

    The MARC Camden Line experience severe disruptions Monday.

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    MARC’s Statement on Monday’s Service Disruption

    The rail service offered explanations for the major problems impacting Camden Line commuters.

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  8. Frederick and Howard County will see some road paving this spring.

    Frederick and Howard County will see some road paving this spring.

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    Look Out for Road Paving in Frederick, Howard Counties

    Paving projects this spring on key roads could lead to lane closures.

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  9. Maryland could eliminate cash tolls at the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

    Maryland could eliminate cash tolls at the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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    Maryland Could Completely Phase Out Cash Tolls

    Report says some toll booths could be EZ-Pass only by 2019.

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  10. Howard County wants to widen Route 29 to allow for bus rapid transit.

    Howard County wants to widen Route 29 to allow for bus rapid transit.

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    At a Glance: Howard County’s Transportation Funding Requests

    Howard County recently outlined its key funding requests for 2019-2024.

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  11. Street improvement plan for Columbia Pike at Columbus Street.

    Street improvement plan for Columbia Pike at Columbus Street.

    Arlington County

    Three-Year Project Along Columbia Pike Begins

    ​Motorists should expect lane closures and traffic disruptions for the project between South Jefferson Street and Four Mile Run Bridge.

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  12. Overnight closures of NB/SB 495 Express Lanes ramps to Jones Branch Dr this week.

    Overnight closures of NB/SB 495 Express Lanes ramps to Jones Branch Dr this week.

    VDOT

    Overnight Closures for Jones Branch Connector Project

    Commuters should expect both northbound and southbound 495 Express Lanes ramps to Jones Branch Drive to be closed from 10 pm to 4 am Monday through Friday.

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  13. There will be many lane closures on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area this week.

    There will be many lane closures on I-95 in the Fredericksburg area this week.

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    Double Lane Closures on I-95 Near Fredericksburg This Week

    There will be multiple work zones leading to lane closures overnight.

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  14. The W&OD trail in Virginia would get some improvements from federal block grant funds.

    The W&OD trail in Virginia would get some improvements from federal block grant funds.

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    TPB to Approve $5.4 Million From Federal Block Grant Program

    The region’s Transportation Planning Board will recommend approval of 11 projects to improve bike and pedestrian access in Northern Virginia.

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