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Mass transit extension to Dulles Airport opens at tough time Mass transit extension to Dulles Airport opens at tough time 11/12/2022 08:11am • CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) It's taken 60 years and billions of dollars. One man went to prison over shoddy construction. Now, mass transit is finally coming to Dulles International Airport outside the nation's capital. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will open the second and final ph Overturned cement mixer blocks traffic on Inner Loop Overturned cement mixer blocks traffic on Inner Loop 11/07/2022 08:30pm • An overturned cement mixer on the Beltway. (Courtesy Montgomery County Fire and Rescue/Pete Piringer) An overturned cement mixer stopped traffic on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway near the University Boulevard exit Monday afternoon. Two right lanes reopened about 5 p.m., and all lanes r Montgomery Co. volunteers log hundreds of hours of service during COVID-19 response Montgomery Co. volunteers log hundreds of hours of service during COVID-19 response 10/28/2022 11:49am • Marking almost three years since the start of the pandemic, hundreds of volunteers on the front line of the COVID-19 response in Montgomery County, Maryland, were recognized for their service on Thursday night. Volunteers with the Montgomery County Medical Reserve Corps were recognized for loggin More than 40% of DC area workforce teleworks on a typical day, report shows More than 40% of DC area workforce teleworks on a typical day, report shows 10/20/2022 08:55am • The coronavirus pandemic made working from home a more popular concept and a recent report shows that staggering changes in commuter patterns in the D.C. area have led to a new world for drivers. Nearly 1.5 million employees in the D.C. region are now teleworking on a typical workday, accordi With more people working from home, is traffic getting better in the DC area? With more people working from home, is traffic getting better in the DC area? 10/11/2022 04:00am • The number of people working from home tripled nationwide between 2019 and 2021, according to recent U.S. Census Bureau data. With teleworking more popular in the aftermath of the pandemic, what does this mean for the D.C.-area commute? With fewer people commuting to work, is traffic lighter and Ozone season summary shows how much the DC area's air quality has improved Ozone season summary shows how much the DC area's air quality has improved 10/05/2022 05:12pm • Using words such as "huge" and "tremendous," the air program chief with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments noted that air quality is continuing to improve in the region. Data released in the 2022 Ozone Season Summary marks the best three-year period since COG began tracking air po Report: Virginia's remote workforce has tripled since pandemic Report: Virginia's remote workforce has tripled since pandemic 10/05/2022 10:18am • It's no secret that the pandemic has caused an increase in remote working in the D.C. region. But a new report by Virginia's Department on Human Resource Management says the state's remote workforce has tripled since 2019. As of September, 15,338 state employees work remotely at least once a w Report: DC is the nation's work from home capital Report: DC is the nation's work from home capital 09/23/2022 09:39pm • Before the pandemic, about 5.9% of people in the D.C. area worked from home. Now, it leads the nation. According to the Rockefeller Institute of Government that analyzed census data, as of early August, 51% of people in the D.C. area are still working from home at least part of the week. It s Survey: DC-area commuting trends show telework 'explosion,' major drop in transit use Survey: DC-area commuting trends show telework 'explosion,' major drop in transit use 09/11/2022 03:22pm • More people are teleworking, and those who are commuting are using transit less and less, according to a recent survey by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The survey shows a five-fold increase in teleworking, a three-fold decrease in transit and the largest drop in drive-alone 20 Big Companies That Hire Remote Workers 08/21/2022 08:00pm • Remote work is no longer a remote possibility.Remote work was popular long before the pandemic, but it was during the lockdowns that it really gained momentum. In fact, for a long time, remote work was a controversial idea to many bosses and human resources departments. Would employees actually do t The top 10 consumer complaints from 2021 The top 10 consumer complaints from 2021 08/08/2022 04:39pm • In 2021, state, local and federal agencies received millions of complaints from consumers, and again the top category for complaints is auto sales and repairs, according to the Consumer Federation of America. These complaints tend to rise to the top just because this subject affects so many pe Over 300 Virginia state employees quit after Gov. Youngkin changes telework policy Over 300 Virginia state employees quit after Gov. Youngkin changes telework policy 07/09/2022 09:10pm • Some state workers in Virginia have opted to leave rather than return to the office. More than 300 employees from five state agencies have resigned since Gov. Glenn Youngkin changed the state's telework policy in May. According to records obtained by WRIC ABC in Richmond, most of the current exod Maryland to invest $127 million to expand broadband access Maryland to invest $127 million to expand broadband access 07/08/2022 06:57pm • With Zoom meetings and teleworking continuing to be part of daily life, access to high-speed internet is more important than ever. But not everyone has that access, especially people living in rural areas. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that the state will award $127.6 million to expa Pros and Cons of Working From Home 06/29/2022 08:00pm • Before the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home may have seemed like a perk that only freelancers got to do. Now, many more full-time employees have experienced working remotely or in a hybrid role. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the pandemic has resulted in over one-third of comp Va. governor's office misses deadline for state employee telework requests Va. governor's office misses deadline for state employee telework requests 06/04/2022 09:46am • Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkins office said Friday that it missed its deadline to evaluate work-from-home requests as the state's workforce makes its transition back into the office. Most Virginia government employees will have to return to the office full time by July 5 that is, unless they h
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