Mass transit systems are running business as usual on the first workday of the government shutdown but MARC will offer extra capacity for federal employees returning home early.
Several people have been killed on area railroad tracks in recent years, prompting the first national “Rail Safety Week.” Safety advocates say technological improvements have made trains quieter, giving people less of a warning that a train is approaching.
The changes would reduce scheduled travel time between D.C. and Richmond from nearly 3.5 hours to around 2 hours depending on which options are built.
After a 13-year-old Fairfax County girl was fatally struck by a train in Virginia, her mother is remembering her as a fearless girl with a bright smile.
A 13-year-old Fairfax County girl was struck and killed by a Virginia Railway Express train as she walked along a train trestle in a remote section of the county in Clifton on Wednesday afternoon. Her death is a grim reminder of just how dangerous train tracks can be.
Fairfax County police said that a 13-year-old Burke girl was killed by a Virginia Railway Express train Wednesday afternoon.
As Baltimore implements new changes to its bus system, other transit systems around the D.C. region will see some schedule and fare changes coming up this summer.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s preliminary High Capacity Transit Economic Impact Study comes as many on the commission are trying to convince lawmakers in Richmond and elsewhere that Metro needs millions in additional, dedicated funding.
Virginia Railway Express officials will present initial options for a larger station that could include a direct connection to Reagan National Airport and could make transfers to Metro easier.
The Virginia Railway Express Operations Board is set to vote Friday to move forward with plans to improve the rail yard and station at the existing Broad Run stop in Manassas instead of extending commuter rail service farther west to Gainesville.
The Virginia Railway Express is seeing the benefits of being a Metro alternative.
Virginia Railway Express wants to raise fare prices, and are holding a series of public hearings in March on the proposed fare hike.
The train tracks that thousands of Maryland and Virginia commuters ride on daily lack new safety technology that could stop a runaway train or prevent a derailment — just a few of the challenges straining the region’s aging rail system.
The future looks dim for a proposal to extend Virginia Railway Express to the Gainesville-Haymarket area of Prince William County, a long-standing plan that was considered a way to give Interstate 66 commuters more options.
Virginia Railway Express riders who take the Fredericksburg line should expect delays of two hours or more after a train struck a vehicle north of Brooke Tuesday morning.
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