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  1. Visualize 2045 logo

    Visualize 2045 logo

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    DC-Area Transportation Officials Release Plan for 2045’s Commuters

    The National Capital Region’s Transportation Planning Board unveiled “Visualize 2045,” its roadmap for transit in the region. There are more than 600 highway and transit proposals included, for which the TPB believes there’s enough money. There are also aspirational projects and shared goals for the regional transportation authorities.

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  2. Metro seeks input on proposed parking changes and peak rail fares for regional events

    Metro is considering changes to parking fees and hours to respond to market trends and improve customer experience, as well as seeking the ability to charge regular (peak) rail fares during large-scale regional events in an effort to recover a portion of the extraordinary costs of providing rush-hour service levels and staffing costs to…

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 5-Day Forecast for Hurricane Florence

    5-Day Forecast for Hurricane Florence

    National Hurricane Center

    Hurricane Florence: What You Need to Know

    Commuters should expect downpours and flooding. Here are the biggest transit impacts across the DMV.

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  7. Rendering of the 8000-series rail car, set to be delivered beginning in 2024.

    Rendering of the 8000-series rail car, set to be delivered beginning in 2024.

    WMATA

    Pimp My Metro: 8000-Series Rail Car RFP Announced

    The transit agency seeks to buy at least 256 8000-series cars beginning in 2024 to facilitate the retirement of the 2000- and 3000-series cars, which are nearing the end of their 40-year service life.

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  8. Spicy miso ramen, anyone?

    Spicy miso ramen, anyone?

    Hanabi Ramen

    Turning Bytes to Bites at Hanabi Ramen

    The retired video-game maker who brought Pac-Man to your iPhone now brings ramen to diners in Arlington and beyond.

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  9. GW Parkway Ramp to I-66/Route 50 to Close on Wed, Thu Nights

    ​Closures scheduled from midnight to 4 am each night.

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