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From how-to guides about using SmarTrip cards to warnings about upcoming maintenance on roads, highways and the Metro, Commuter Hacks give you tricks, shortcuts, skills or methods for making your commute across DC just a little bit easier (and hopefully quicker).

Economic Impacts of Transportation Investments in D.C. Area

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  1. Arlington County: Columbia Pike West End Project Update

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  2. Moovit Launches TimePro to Provide Accurate Real-Time Bus Arrivals and Increase Ridership

    TimePro provides bus operators the most accurate “real-time, all the time” arrival information to give riders a more predictable and pleasurable journey.

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  3. Bridge and Tunnel Inspection Schedule for the Week of January 29

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  4. Massive sinkhole opens up at 17th and D Streets, NW.

    Massive sinkhole opens up at 17th and D Streets, NW.

    DC Water

    Sinkhole Near White House Diverts Traffic for Sewer Repairs

    ​Repairs are expected to take close to a week and require at least two road closures.

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  5. Arlington County: Wilson and Washington Boulevard Intersection Improvements (Clarendon Circle)

    During the initial phases of construction, the left turn from eastbound Washington Boulevard to Clarendon Boulevard is prohibited. This restriction will be in place through summer 2019.

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  6. CLIFTON CREEK DRIVE FLAGGING JANUARY 28 – FEBRUARY 1, FEBRUARY 4 - 8

    Alternating traffic due to creek bank and pipe work

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  7. Officials broke ground on a new transportation facility in Manassas on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

    Officials broke ground on a new transportation facility in Manassas on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

    NVTA

    OmniRide breaks ground on Manassas property

    When construction is complete in summer 2020, the 15-acre property will feature administrative and dispatch offices, parking for 100 buses, eight bays for routine bus maintenance, and an area where OmniRide vehicles will be fueled and washed.

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  8. Parking Meter Rates Soar in Penn Quarter/Chinatown Area

    Under the latest rate adjustments, meter rates could soar to as much as $6.50 per hour, or drop as low as $1.00 per hour, depending upon demand.

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  9. Drivers heading north on I-95 and I-270, and east on US-50, should be ready for congestion.

    Drivers heading north on I-95 and I-270, and east on US-50, should be ready for congestion.

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    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: GETTING OUT OF D.C. FOR THANKSGIVING

    Thanksgiving Eve is the worst day for motorists heading north on I-95 or I-270, or east on US-50 according to traffic data firm INRIX and AAA. Metro, VRE, MARC, Amtrak and Alexandria DASH and King Street Trolley run on holiday operating schedules.

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