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Metroway Bus in Crystal City

DC’s Bus System is an Economic Buzzkill

The bus systems in DC, Baltimore, and Maryland are so poor that businesses are less likely to locate here and job hunters less likely to find employment. That’s the conclusion of an October report from the Greater Washington Partnership.

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  1. A Metrorail Breda 3000-Series car on Blue Line route in October 2005.

    A Metrorail Breda 3000-Series car on Blue Line route in October 2005.

    Ben Schumin/Wikipedia Commons

    Metro Will Not Raise Fares or Cut Service in 2019

    WMATA will not propose fare increases or service reductions at a meeting this week of the System’s Board of Directors on the budget beginning July 2019. The subdued response to rider loss from Metro officials telegraphs reduced ambitions for the system, heading toward reduced commuter rail service away from multi-point transportation utility.

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  2. SmarTrip Express Lane faregates at Vienna station.

    SmarTrip Express Lane faregates at Vienna station.

    Ben Schumin/Wikipedia Commons

    DC’s Student Transit Program in Tough Transition and May Not Help At All

    Starting this month, students in DC need a SmarTrip card for free transit. School officials have struggled to acquire enough cards to distribute to students. Moreover, data from the last few years raise doubts about whether the program will decrease truancy.

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  3. Vehicle Miles Traveled, Annual, 1970-2018

    Vehicle Miles Traveled, Annual, 1970-2018

    Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Pedestrian Deaths in Cities Have Surged in 10 Years

    Last week, The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new data covering traffic deaths in 2017. City streets are busier and more dangerous than ever before—especially for people using the road on a bike, scooter, or crossing the street.

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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    Wikipedia Commons

    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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  6. 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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  7. Eliud Kipchoge at the 2018 Berlin Marathon

    Eliud Kipchoge at the 2018 Berlin Marathon

    AP

    This Guy Runs Your Commute Faster than You Could Drive It

    Elite marathoners are so fast that they can cover your commute faster than you can, even when you use fancy cars, buses, and trains.

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  8. UPDATE: Memorial Bridge Closures Scheduled for Sept. 28 - Oct. 1

    For motorists seeking to cross the Potomac River, alternates include Key Bridge and 14th Street Bridge.

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  9. Expect more traffic heading into the fall after the summer lull, AAA Mid-Atlantic says.

    Expect more traffic heading into the fall after the summer lull, AAA Mid-Atlantic says.

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    After Labor Day, Seven Highway Segments to Avoid in DC

    Kids’ return to school and the end of summer vacations generate extra traffic across the DMV. AAA Mid-Atlantic examines some familiar hot spots across the Washington, DC metro area.

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