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  • Bus 5:02 am:

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  • Car 12:27 am:

    BOWIE US 50 Between The Beltway& Bowie/ Near Freeway Airport/ Eastbound Lanes Reopened/ Westbound Squeeze Right #mdtraffic #dctraffic

  • Car 11:52 pm:

    US 50 Between The Beltway & Bowie Between MD 704 and MD 197 STOPPED BOTH WAYS Near Freeway Airport Wires Down #dctraffic #mdtraffic

  • Car 11:48 pm:

    BOWIE US 50 West of MD 197
    STOPPED BOTH WAYS near Freeway Airport Near Church Rd Overpass #mdtraffic #dctraffic

  • Car 10:58 pm:

    FAUQUIER US 17 Between I-66 and Warrentown REOPENED After Truck Wreck #vatraffic #dctraffic https://t.co/nJOr0errN5

  • Train 10:56 pm:

    UPDATED: Train 452 (1040pm dpt WASH) has departed Union Station and is operating with an 8 - 10 minute delay. Train 452 is en -route to New Carrollton Station.

  • Metro 10:52 pm: Metro

    Red Line: Until closing, trains running every 20-25 minutes w/ single tracking btwn Dupont Circle & Van Ness due to scheduled track work.

  • Bus 10:17 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Normal Service has now resumed.

  • Car 9:00 pm:

    LANDMARK SB I-395 past Duke St(#3) - Accident - right side #dctraffic #vatraffic

  • Bus 8:46 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Experiencing up to 30 minutes of delay.

  • Car 8:36 pm:

    NEW CARROLLTON WB Route 50 at Route 410(#5) - Accident - left side #dctraffic #mdtraffic

  • Bus 8:23 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 20 minutes.

  • Bus 8:15 pm:
  • Train 7:55 pm:

    Train 544 (6:23 dept Wash) is operating with a 15 - 20 minute delay due to holding for and following a late Amtrak train. Train 544 is en - route to Edgewood Station.

  • Car 7:50 pm:

    DISTRICT EB SESW Freeway near 11th St SE - Accident - right side #dctraffic #vatraffic #mdtraffic

  • Car 7:27 pm:

    FAIR LAKES Ramp From Service Road to I-66 West Stopped for Auto Fire Response #vatraffic #dctraffic

  • Car 7:18 pm:

    BELTWAY I-L I-95 SB/ After B/W Pkwy/ Crash Blocks Left Side #mdtraffic #dctraffic

  • Car 6:59 pm:

    US-17 remains CLOSED. Follow police direction #vatraffic https://t.co/NKCikpinJc

  • Car 6:50 pm:

    VA Beltway: Outer Loop before Telegraph Rd - squeeze right to get by the crash in LOCAL lanes #vatraffic #dctraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Car 6:48 pm:

    BW Parkway SB before MD-32 - squeeze right to get by the crash #mdtraffic

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  • Bus 6:44 pm:

    #ALERT WP-AM: Expect delay up to 20 minutes.

  • Bus 6:40 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 30 minutes due to road construction

  • Train 6:35 pm:

    Train 536 (510pm dpt Wash) is operating with a 12 - 15 minute delay and is en - route to Edgewood Station.

  • Bus 6:27 pm: WMATA Bus

    S-Line: Due to traffic congestion on 16th St btwn Harvard St & W St, buses are experiencing up to 30-min delays

  • Bus 6:17 pm: WMATA Bus

    70,79: Due to traffic congestion on Georgia Ave btwn Eastern Ave & Geranium St, buses are experiencing up to 20-min delays.

  • Car 6:04 pm:

    VA Beltway: Outer Loop before I-66 - crash blocks the right lane #vatraffic #dctraffic

    More traffic info at: https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Car 6:01 pm:

    Columbia: US-29 NB at MD-175 - crash blocks the left lane #mdtraffic

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  • Train 6:00 pm:

    Train 634 (445 dpt Martin) is operating with a 12 - 15 minute delay due holding for a late Amtrak train. Train 634 is en - route to Martins Airport Station.

  • Bus 6:00 pm: WMATA Bus

    W2: Due to traffic congestion on Howard Rd SE at First Sterling Ave, buses are experiencing up to 35-min delays.

  • Car 5:45 pm:

    Lothian: MD-2/Solomons Island Rd SB CLOSED before the circle at MD-408/Mt Zion Marlboro Rd due to crash #mdtraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Bus 5:36 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 30 minutes due to road construction at 5TH AND MASS, AVE N.W. EB

  • Car 5:25 pm:

    I-95 NB before MD-32 - crash blocks the right lane #mdtraffic

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  • Car 5:24 pm:

    Lorton: US-1 SB before Hassett St - right lane gets by the crash response #vatraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Bus 5:23 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 30 minutes due to traffic congestion.

  • Car 5:18 pm:

    Rockville: MD-97/Georgia Ave NB at Emory Ln - crash blocks left turn lane, right turn lane. Expect delays #mdtraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Car 5:08 pm:

    I-395 NB at the GW Parkway SB - crash blocks the right side #vatraffic #dctraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Car 4:54 pm:

    Old Town Alexandria: N Washington St SB before Duke St - right lane gets by the emergency work zone #vatraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Car 4:49 pm:

    UPDATE: Car CLEARED, all lanes OPEN #dctraffic https://t.co/ezQFQI6UoW

  • Bus 4:30 pm:

    #ALERT WP-AM: Expect delay up to 30 minutes due to traffic congestion

  • Car 4:29 pm:

    UPDATE: Crash moved to the right shoulder, all lanes OPEN #mdtraffic #dctraffic https://t.co/HqHEXoiLWE

  • Car 4:19 pm:

    UPDATE: Crash CLEARED, all lanes OPEN #dctraffic https://t.co/i4IVX3RDMu

  • Car 4:12 pm:

    Gambrills: MD-3 SB at Waugh Chapel Rd/Riedel Rd - left lane gets by debris cleanup #mdtraffic https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Car 4:00 pm:

    UPDATE: All SB lanes REOPENED, expect residual delays #mdtraffic https://t.co/mMrizhLOBF

  • Car 3:58 pm:

    DC-295 NB before Burroughs Ave - disabled vehicle blocks the right lane #dctraffic

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  • Car 3:57 pm:

    UPDATE: Right lane gets by the crash response #dctraffic https://t.co/i4IVX3RDMu

  • Car 3:54 pm:

    UPDATE: All EB lanes now CLOSED near MD-108 https://t.co/jKsWRm2zNh

  • Bus 3:51 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 30 minutes due to traffic congestion

  • Car 3:43 pm:

    I-395 SB before Edsall Rd - crash blocks the right HOV lane #vatraffic #dctraffic

    Get more traffic info at: https://t.co/8oXVxpzeb1

  • Train 3:41 pm:

    Update 1

    Fredericksburg Line train 305 has departed Union Station, next station stop, L’Enfant.


    Fredericksburg Line train 305 (#305 departs Union Station 3:25p) is delayed 15 minutes out of Union Station due to track congestion. We will notify passengers as soon as train 305 departs Union Station.

  • Train 3:32 pm:

    Fredericksburg Line train 305 (#305 departs Union Station 3:25p) is delayed 15 minutes out of Union Station due to track congestion. We will notify passengers as soon as train 305 departs Union Station.

  • Train 3:32 pm:

    Fredericksburg Line train 305 (#305 departs Union Station 3:25p) is delayed 15 minutes out of Union Station due to track congestion. We will notify passengers as soon as train 305 departs Union Station.

  • Bus 3:19 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 15 minutes due to traffic congestion

  • Train 2:33 pm:

    Amtrak 95 (departs Union Station at 2:30pm) is estimated to depart Union Station 29 minutes late

  • Train 2:08 pm:

    UPDATED: Train 433 (1:35 dpt Baltimore) has departed BWI operating 11 mins behind schedule. No further delays expected enroute to Washington Union Station.

  • Bus 12:03 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-Expect delays up to 30 minutes

  • Bus 9:33 am:

    #Alert: PS-Expect delays up to 30 minutes

  • Train 8:58 am:

    314 approximately 20 min late. They had to stop short of the Woodbridge platform due to a flagman in the area and then had to wait to get permission from the CSX dispatcher to proceed forward.

  • Train 8:52 am:

    Marc 844 and Marc 846 to Camden Station will be delayed arriving in Camden due to being blocked by freight train just outside of St Denis.

  • Bus 8:04 am:

    #Alert: GT-US-Expect delays up to 20 minutes

  • Bus 6:00 am:

    #Alert: RS-DP-Expect delays up to 20 minutes

  • Bus 10:03 pm:

    #Alert: RS-DP-•Experiencing up to 30 minutes of delay

  • Bus 8:51 pm:

    #Alert: RS-DP-•Experiencing up to 20 minutes of delay.

  • Bus 7:46 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Normal Service has now resumed

  • Bus 6:24 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Experiencing up to 15 minutes of delay.

  • Bus 5:05 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Experiencing up to 20 minutes of delay

  • Train 4:55 pm:

    Amtrak train 171 (departs Union Station at 4:50p) is estimated to depart Union Station 48 minutes late

  • Bus 4:52 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Normal Service has now resumed.

  • Bus 4:52 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Normal Service has now resumed.

  • Bus 4:29 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Experiencing up to 20 minutes of delay.

  • Bus 3:40 pm:

    #Alert: GT-US-•Expect delays up to 15 minutes due to road construction

  • Train 3:29 pm:

    Sealcoating and striping work will take place at the Brooke station this weekend, September 23-24. Both parking lots and the entrance driveways will be closed. Please do not leave vehicles in the parking lots over the weekend.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Bus 11:21 am:

    #Alert: NM-Expect delays up to 30 minutes due to traffic congestion

  • Train 12:14 pm:

    Brooke station parking lot repairs are currently underway. Tomorrow, Saturday, September 16, crews will pave the driveway and will perform minor pavement patching on the upper and lower parking lots. The Brooke Road entrance to the station will be closed. Please do not leave vehicles in the parking lots over the weekend.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Train 8:44 am:

    Metro Option has been opened due to disabled freight train north of Crystal City.

  • Train 8:40 am:

    312 stopped just north of Crystal City due to a disabled freight train. Estimating a 20 min. delay while crews inspect the train. Possible 15 min delays to trains 332 and 314.

  • Train 3:21 pm:

    This Saturday, September 16, crews will pave the driveway and will perform minor pavement patching on the upper and lower parking lots. The Brooke Road entrance to the station will be closed. Please do not leave vehicles in the parking lots over the weekend.

    We do apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Train 1:44 pm:

    Crews will perform pavement milling tomorrow, Friday, September 15 on the entrance driveway at the Brooke Station. Work will be limited to the driveway between Brooke Road and the entrance to the upper parking lot, and one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times. The work will occur between the morning and evening VRE service periods.

    We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Train 6:54 pm:

    The GPS for Fredericksburg Line 315 (departs Union Station 6:40pm) is not working at this time. We are tracking it manually, but will not display on the Train Status map. If 315 does become late, we will notify riders ASAP.

  • Train 6:11 am:

    Fredericksburg Line Train 300 is currently on the move. Next station stop will be Lorton.

    Fredericksburg Line train 300 is currently delayed 20 minutes and holding north of Rippon due to a mechanical issue. Crews are currently inspecting the train.

  • Train 6:03 am:

    Fredericksburg Line train 300 is currently delayed 20 minutes and holding north of Rippon due to a mechanical issue. Crews are currently inspecting the train.

  • Train 5:39 am:

    The GPS for Fredericksburg Line train 304 (304 departs Spotsylvania Station 5:20am) is not working at this time. We are tracking it manually, but it will not display on the Train Status map. If 304 does become late, we will notify riders ASAP.

  • Train 4:45 pm:

    Don’s Depot (Broad Run Ticket Vendor) will be closed tomorrow, September 11th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Train 4:46 pm:

    Fredericksburg Line train 309 (#309 departs Union Station 4:40p) is delayed 10 minutes due to track congestion at Union Station.

  • Train 7:12 pm:

    Update 2

    Fredericksburg Line train 311 & 313 will be on the move shortly, freight train has been inspected.


    Update 1

    Fredericksburg Line train 311 is still holding between Woodbridge and Rippon due to a disable freight train. Fred train 313 is currently on time but will hold behind Fred train 311 as well. Fred train 311 is now 35 minutes delayed.


    Fredericksburg Line train 311 is currently delayed 20 minutes delayed and holding north of Rippon due to a disabled freight train on the opposite track. Train will hold until crew on freight train inspects their equipment. More information to follow.

  • Train 6:45 pm:

    Update 1

    Fredericksburg Line train 311 is still holding between Woodbridge and Rippon due to a disable freight train. Fred train 313 is currently on time but will hold behind Fred train 311 as well. Fred train 311 is now 35 minutes delayed.


    Fredericksburg Line train 311 is currently delayed 20 minutes delayed and holding north of Rippon due to a disabled freight train on the opposite track. Train will hold until crew on freight train inspects their equipment. More information to follow.

  • Train 6:35 pm:

    Fredericksburg Line train 311 is currently delayed 20 minutes delayed and holding north of Rippon due to a disabled freight train on the opposite track. Train will hold until crew on freight train inspects their equipment. More information to follow.

  • Train 5:35 pm:

    Amtrak train 93 (departs Union Station at 5:50 pm) is estimated to depart Washington 3 hours, 47 minutes late

  • Train 11:33 am:

    NVTC Analysis Shows Virginia’s Investment in Rail Transit Provides 250 Percent Return

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    Metrorail & Virginia Railway Express Boost State Revenues by $600

    Million

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    Arlington, VA – Long credited with fueling economic development in Northern Virginia, Metrorail and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provide more than $600 million annually to Virginia’s general fund, according to a report released today by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC). The additional 85,000 households and 130,500 jobs that the two rail systems make possible in Northern Virginia generate both sales and income tax revenues that flow to Richmond. For every dollar the state invests in Metrorail and VRE, it receives $2.50 in return. While $600 million represents just over 3 percent of general fund revenues, the amount is significant. It covers Virginia’s annual general-fund expenditures on state colleges and universities, about $316 million, and state police, roughly $266 million.

    “This study makes clear that the economic benefits associated with rail transit accrue to the entire state, not just Northern Virginia,” said Jeffrey C. McKay, NVTC’s chairman. “The analysis is certain to inform our discussions about finding dedicated and sustainable sources of funding for these two vital rail systems.”

    Methodology
    To quantify the value that Metrorail and VRE bring to the Commonwealth of Virginia, NVTC took the current traffic and development in the region, removed Metro and VRE from the picture, then moved development out of Northern Virginia to the District of Columbia or Maryland until traffic models showed a return to current levels of rush-hour congestion.

    Based on the number of jobs and homes moved across the Potomac River, NVTC then estimated how much less the commonwealth would take in from income taxes and the portion of the sales tax that goes directly to the state’s general fund.

    Part of what distinguishes this study from earlier ones is that it is dynamic, accounting for the level of activity that the regional transportation network can support. NVTC’s approach is unique in that it evaluates the interaction between land use and transportation demand. “The approach used in this study raises the bar for future transportation studies, both here in the Commonwealth and beyond,” said McKay.

    Corollary Findings
    The results of the first runs of the transportation model, which removed rail transit in Northern Virginia and held to the existing land use totals, demonstrate rail’s importance for commuters in Northern Virginia. With the added congestion, commuters could not travel as far in the same amount of time. Their trip length decreased by about 5 percent, which is significant. Other impacts associated with a lack of rail transit in Northern Virginia are:

    •56,500 more lane miles of congestion on arterial roadways;
    •50 percent fewer transit trips in the peak period;
    •80 percent decrease in jobs accessible by transit for Northern Virginia households; and
    •130,000 fewer transit trips each weekday.

    “It’s hard to imagine the gridlock that would exist in Northern Virginia without Metrorail and VRE,” said McKay. “They are part of the reason our region has become a premier destination to live, work and play.”

    Peer Review
    NVTC’s analysis was informed by the expert opinions of others. NVTC engaged its peers in the transportation community in a comprehensive technical review of the study’s methodology and assumptions. These groups – which included the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Administration, Transportation Planning Board, Federal Transit Administration, and George Mason University – considered the work plan, technical approach, and findings, and provided comments on the study.

    “NVTC’s report drives home the importance of adequate transit funding in Virginia,” said McKay. “It is time for legislators from all corners of the commonwealth to work together to find sufficient and sustainable revenues that can be dedicated to Metrorail and VRE to ensure that they can provide safe and reliable transportation – now and in the future.”

    “This study makes clear that the economic benefits associated with rail transit accrue to the entire state, not just Northern Virginia. The analysis is certain to inform our discussions about finding dedicated and sustainable sources of funding for these two vital rail systems.”

    Jeffrey C. McKay
    NVTC Chairman

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    NVTC works to ensure that businesses and residents are served by a high capacity, high quality network of transit systems that allows the region to thrive. It funds and promotes transit in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. NVTC supports five local bus systems (ART, CUE, DASH, Fairfax Connector, Loudoun County Transit), WMATA (Metrorail/ Metrobus) and the Virginia Railway Express, which it co-owns. Visit www.NoVaTransit.org or call 703-524-3322 to learn more.

  • Train 9:41 am:

    Today, September 6th, is the first Wednesday of the month and that means questions and answer time with VRE’s Operations Management. Rich Dalton - Deputy CEO/Chief Operating Officer and Chris Henry - Director of Rail Operations. They will answer as many service-related questions as possible for one hour beginning today at noon.

    Riders wishing to ask questions can visit www.vre.org/chatterbox in order to participate. Be sure to check out our FAQ page; we might have answered a similar question in the past!

    If you can’t join us, you can submit your question early and check back later to see if it was answered. Transcripts are also available after the fact on our Web site at www.vre.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm

    Hope you can participate!

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  • Train 4:35 pm:

    Tomorrow, September 6th, is the first Wednesday of the month and that means questions and answer time with VRE’s Operations Management. Rich Dalton - Deputy CEO/Chief Operating Officer and Chris Henry - Director of Rail Operations. They will answer as many service-related questions as possible for one hour beginning tomorrow at noon.

    Riders wishing to ask questions can visit www.vre.org/chatterbox in order to participate. Be sure to check out our FAQ page; we might have answered a similar question in the past!

    If you can’t join us, you can submit your question early and check back later to see if it was answered. Transcripts are also available after the fact on our Web site at www.vre.org/feedback/forums/archives.htm

    Hope you can participate!

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