Because the Northern Bus Division garage near Petworth is not safe to house buses overnight, the Metro board is set to approve a new temporary home for those 20 long, accordion-like articulated buses through the lease of an empty parking lot on Georgia Ave. NW.
Designs for two HOV or toll lanes each way on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville are still going through some significant changes, months after construction began.
Metro has many more round-the-clock work zones planned, starting with Blue and Yellow Line shutdowns in November and December and again next summer, and continuing long-term, including an Orange Line shutdown in the summer of 2020.
This weekend, commuters should expect significant track work to slow all Metro lines, and delays and intermittent stoppages along Interstate 95 in Dale City.
A public hearing is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Metro headquarters. An online survey is also available through 9 a.m. the following Monday.
Adoption of the $291 billion plan came only after narrow votes against additional language aimed at boosting the odds of avoiding widening of I-495 and I-270.
Among federal inspectors’ findings: Some tunnels are completely dark, which could make emergency evacuations difficult; whack-a-mole efforts to contain water leaks are only partially making progress with some steady flows remaining, and work zone safety and power alarms are not always properly addressed.
Fairfax County will hold a public hearing next month to consider raising the minimum retirement age for civilian employees and making other changes to the pensions of county workers hired after July 1, 2019.
The revised rules would allow hedgehogs, chinchillas and hermit crabs. The rules also would change the definition of prohibited spiders and snakes to ban only those spiders and snakes that are venomous to people.
A series of significant commuter and local bus changes in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia are the subject of public hearings that start Wednesday.
Initial reviews are positive, and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova expects body cameras will be rolled out countywide in the relatively near future.
Data provided to WTOP suggest that drivers paid or owe around $3 million in administrative fees and court costs while driving I-66. The total could have been nearly double that.
Virginia has lowered rush-hour tolls for solo drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway, with a change to the pricing algorithm implemented this summer.
Instead of boosting bus lanes and other improvements all across the region, several people involved in the analysis for Metro’s Bus Transformation Project are concerned Metro may simply use it as cover to significantly cut Metrobus service in many areas.
Metro could put vending machines, florists and more on station platforms as part of an expanded push to bring in money for the system and offer more services for riders.