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ICYMI: Weekly Wrap (December 1-5)

Maggie Awad
Maggie Awad December 5, 2014 0 Comments Maggie Awad is the Marketing Manager at Arlington Transportation Partners. She says every commute to work is different with so many options in her neighborhood including bus, Metro and Capital Bikeshare.
ATP TAKEAWAY: Already December? 2015 will be here before you know it, make sure you’re not missing top transportation news this late in the year.

Already December? 2015 will be here before you know it, make sure you're not missing top transportation news this late in the year.

All about Arlington

Crystal City Transitway, Arlington County
Photo Credit: Arlington

Visible progress on Crystal City transitway

"Arlington's Crystal City streetcar may have been canceled, but work is continuing on the dedicated transitway that would have carried it."

Help wanted: Top executive for subway, bus system in D.C. area. 'Transit experience preferred.'

"The 'national search' is on for a new Metro general manager."

Arlington considers a sidewalk-level cycletrack. Will others appear around the region?

"Arlington is proposing a cycletrack to connect two of its busiest trails. The connection could be great, but only if the design keeps cyclists and pedestrians safely separated."

A streetcar named undesirable

"Despite oft-heard cries for solutions to transit woes, voters in two counties voted against implementing light rails or streetcars to solve transit problems."

I-95 express lanes will bring shorter commutes at high prices

"The operators of the Hot Lanes, Transurban, say the changes on 95 will lead to a much smoother and faster commute. But it won't be cheap."

 

Transportation today & tomorrow

After a Series of Failures, This Is How Vancouver Finally Built a Controversial Bike Lane

"The Burrard Street Bridge is a case study in pushing a difficult policy."

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

"In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time."

The smart crosswalk that knows how old you are

"Ever wish you had just a few more seconds to cross a busy intersection? Singapore's Green Man Plus system gives seniors additional time to cross the road."

The Way Congress Has Funded Transportation Since 2008 Is Not Entirely Legal

"Transfers from the general treasury into the Highway Trust Fund violate a 1974 budget act."

The End of America's Love Affair With Route 66

"For a brief time in American tourism, travel was about the journey. Here's how it came to be about the destination."

WALK Friendly Community designations announced today

"Three Ontario municipalities have been recognized by an expert panel for their progress toward walkability."

Tags: Arlington County

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