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Full Shutdown of Memorial Bridge During Columbus Day Weekend

High water prevented crews from completing work last weekend; this weekend’s shutdown begins at 9 pm Friday (tonight).

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  1. Severe Traffic Congestion at Reagan Airport Beginning Monday, Oct. 8

    Parts of upper-level roadway adjacent to Terminals B and C will be closed for round-the-clock work through mid-November.

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  2. A PRTC OmniRide bus in Arlington, Virginia operating the Lake Ridge express route.

    A PRTC OmniRide bus in Arlington, Virginia operating the Lake Ridge express route.

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    OmniRide Seeks Public Feedback for Proposed Service Changes

    New Haymarket-Rosslyn express route proposed. Hearings soon and written comments can be submitted to publichearing@omniride.com until 5 pm, Oct. 31.

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  3. Metro Columbus Day Operating Schedule

    Metrorail to operate on a Saturday schedule, while Metrobus will be on a Saturday supplemental schedule.

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  4. Andy Off,  Assistant General Manager of Rail Services at Metro

    Andy Off, Assistant General Manager of Rail Services at Metro

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    The Guy Who Invented SafeTrack is Resigning

    Andy Off, Assistant General Manager of Rail Services at Metro, leaving to become a consultant.

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  5. The new Commute tab in Google Maps

    The new Commute tab in Google Maps

    Google

    Google is Adding a Commute Tab to Google Maps This Week

    Google is adding more features to their best-in-class maps application for commuters who often mix modes of transportation and face unpredictable delays on their way to work. A new “Commute” tab should come to Android and iOS phones this week.

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  6. Coming Wednesday: toothless grins and a big silver cup.

    Coming Wednesday: toothless grins and a big silver cup.

    WMATA

    Capitals’ Home Opener Closes Roads Around Capital One Arena

    ​Closures will begin around noon Wednesday and last through 1 am Thursday as the Stanley Cup champs begin 2018-19 season. Red carpet ceremony and a viewing party outside Capital One Arena will further restrict traffic in the area.

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  7. Car dealership in Rockville, Maryland.

    Car dealership in Rockville, Maryland.

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    The Best Car Review YouTube Channels, According to a Guy Who Hates Cars

    You can read reviews from newspaper websites and industry publications, but you probably want to watch videos. Here is a list of car review YouTube channels that I enjoy.

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  8. "I love tasting squeegees and the view from the front seat." Said no safety expert, ever.

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    Baby on Board: Common Safety Mistakes When Driving with a Child

    September 23rd through 29th is National Child Passenger Safety Week and AAA has shared some important tips for securing and transporting your young ones while operating a motor vehicle. Two out of every three child safety seats are misused.

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  9. Constitution Avenue NW at Virgnia Avenue NW

    Constitution Avenue NW at Virgnia Avenue NW

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    The National Mall is Actually a Very Dangerous Place to Ride a Bike

    A cyclist was injured by a motorist on Monday morning. The offender sped away after the incident. The injured individual was commuting and blocks away from their office.

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  10. Speaking of Parking: Citations, Ticket Revenue Has Declined in 6 of Last 7 Years, AAA Says

    Smartphone apps allowing commuters to add money to metered parking among the factors.

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  11. Commuter Crush: Getting Her Number in the Nick of Time

    This DC couple learned each other’s ins and outs while commuting on the Metro. How long did it take for him to ask her out?

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  12. Bike Path (Red) Along 14th Street Bridge with Detour (Blue)

    Bike Path (Red) Along 14th Street Bridge with Detour (Blue)

    Google Maps

    14th Street Bridge Entrance Closed to Cyclists Starting Sept. 24

    Starting Monday, September 24th, The National Park Service (NPS) will close the DC-side entrance to the paved path along the 14th Street Bridge. East Basin Drive SW will get a protected bike lane and the climb up to the Bridge will be wider and less steep.

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  13. MCDOT's PARK(ing) Day 2017 display.

    MCDOT's PARK(ing) Day 2017 display.

    MCDOT

    Friday: DC-Area Parking Spots Become Green Space with PARK(ing) Day

    Curbside parking spots across the DC area will be transformed into tiny parks this Friday, September 21st from 9 AM to 4 PM.

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  14. Pop-Up Kenyon St NW Bike Lane for Sept. 19-21, 2018

    Pop-Up Kenyon St NW Bike Lane for Sept. 19-21, 2018

    Google Maps

    Pop-Up Bike Lane This Week in Park View To Preview Permanent Cycletrack

    DDOT installing a pop-up bike lane in Park View DC Sept. 19-21 to get input from the public and preview permanent additions to due by 2021.

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