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METRO EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ON SILVER LINE EXTENSION CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITY

The new deadline for proposals is 5:00 p.m. on March 18, 2019.

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  1. The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

    The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

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    PAYING YOUR RESPECTS TO BUSH 41: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    The U.S. Capitol Rotunda will be open to the public from 7:30 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Wednesday. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.

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  2. WMATA has started running audio advertisements to Metrobus routes and may expand the ads to rail cars. The ads aren’t likely to improve the WMATA’s budget situation very much.

    WMATA has started running audio advertisements to Metrobus routes and may expand the ads to rail cars. The ads aren't likely to improve the WMATA's budget situation very much.

    AUDIO ADVERTISEMENTS COMING TO METROBUS AND RAIL RIDES

    WMATA has started running audio advertisements to Metrobus routes and may expand the ads to rail cars. Metro is contracting with a firm that works with other transit agencies on these ads. The ads aren’t likely to improve the WMATA’s budget situation very much.

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  3. 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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  4. METRO YELLOW LINE SHUTDOWN ON NOV. 26-DEC. 9

    Expect crowds and longer waits as Virginia-to-D.C. traffic shifts to the Blue Line. Free shuttle bus options will also be available for Blue Line customers.

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  5. Note that several ground transportation modes have moved during Project Journey construction.

    Note that several ground transportation modes have moved during Project Journey construction.

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    TIPS FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL AT REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT

    ​From using terminal garages for picking up or dropping off passengers, to reserving parking online, DCA provides a primer for getting in and out of this busy transportation hub during the holidays.

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  6. For Amazon, Virginia will add two new Metro entrances, expansions to the Metroway bus network, and pedestrian improvements.

    For Amazon, Virginia will add two new Metro entrances, expansions to the Metroway bus network, and pedestrian improvements.

    VIRGINIA PROMISES $765 MILLION FOR TRANSPORTATION AS AMAZON PICKS CRYSTAL CITY

    Amazon picked Crystal City as one of two locations for their new corporate offices. For Amazon, Virginia will add two new Metro entrances, expansions to the Metroway bus network, and pedestrian improvements. Projects include $570 million of investment from Arlington County and the City of Alexandria with $195 million from the Commonwealth…

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  7. Information about all commuting choices resides in CityMotion app.

    Information about all commuting choices resides in CityMotion app.

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    TRANSITSCREEN LAUNCHES NEW ‘CITYMOTION’ APP

    ​New app launched by D.C.-based start-up provides one-stop commuting info shop.

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  8. WMATA probably won’t find extra revenue by courting station sponsorship deals with big DC brands.

    WMATA probably won’t find extra revenue by courting station sponsorship deals with big DC brands.

    STATION SPONSORSHIP WON’T SAVE METRO

    WMATA probably won’t find extra revenue by courting station sponsorship deals with big DC brands. That’s according to reporting from transit sponsor discussions in NYC and London. Capital One and Kastle Systems don’t want to be associated with Red Line fires and Silver Line deer delays.

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  9. 2018 Ballot Measures featuring Transportation

    2018 Ballot Measures featuring Transportation

    Eno Center of Transportation (used with permission)

    TRANSPORTATION ON BALLOTS IN MONTGOMERY, ARLINGTON, AND LOUDOUN COUNTY

    The Eno Center for Transportation published an exhaustive list of ballot measures up for voting so far this year and this week on Election Day 2018. Prince George’s County and Montgomery County want to finance multi-modal projects. Loudoun County looks to spend exclusively on roads.

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