The good: After a frigid weekend, temperatures will start warming up Monday. Break out the bicycles for pleasant rides soon.
The bad: Rain forecasted on Tuesday and Friday. Keep your jackets and umbrellas handy.
The ugly: The D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon on Saturday will be the big commute disruption in D.C. this week. Click here to learn a bit more about the course and road closures, but check out the links below for some interesting reads, too.
The commuter crunch in Tysons may ease a bit thanks to several ongoing projects that Fairfax County and local businesses hope will improve the D.C. commute for people driving their cars, riding the bus or Metrorail, or riding their bikes. But these gains may be negated by a massive development on the south side of Route 7 that features five office buildings, six residential buildings, a hotel, ground-floor retail and a large public park. (DC Commute Times)
Lawmakers wary of deadly encounters between police and motorists have introduced measures requiring driver’s education classes teach students how to behave during a traffic-stop. (Associated Press via WTOP)
New U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao suggested that new tolls might be needed to fund infrastructure improvements nationwide. (Washington Post)
Cherry blossoms make the miserable D.C. commute almost bearable. Temperatures dropped below-freezing this weekend, but the cherry blossoms are just around the corner ? blossoms are expected to peak March 14 through 17. This story discusses 13 things you didn’t necessarily know about cherry blossoms, one of the favorite times to visit D.C. (NBC Washington)
A crash in Waldorf, Md., left two teens dead and one injured. (WJLA-TV)