Town of Vienna to host community conversation on potential parking remedies

Town of Vienna to host community conversation on potential parking remedies

Tysons Today Transportation

By: The Town of Vienna Vienna’s Town Business Liaison Committee is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Town Hall to address concerns and potential solutions related to parking in the commercial district. This meeting is a follow-up to a March 14 meeting attended by business owners and others, at which several suggestions were put forward …

New concourse at Reagan Airport to open July 2021

Mike Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Reagan Airport will have a new concourse by July 2021, according to a presentation at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Strategic Committee today. The news comes from Washington Post correspondent Lori Aratani who is tweeting live from MWAA meetings today. Some #ProjectJourney dates for completion: new concourse July 2021; secure National Hall Feb. 2021. — lori aratani (@loriara) April …

Lessons to be learned from Silver Line setbacks?

Mike Dranove Politics, Transportation, Tysons Update

Lori Aratani at The Washington Post reports that workers have found cracks in the concrete support pedestals at the Dulles Airport station. As Aratani writes, “The pedestals, which sit atop 20 concrete columns, are critical because they serve a dual purpose: They help anchor the glass walls on the station’s first level, as well as the glass windscreens that will …

Gridlock alert: Fairfax County announces summer Metro station closures

Mike Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

According to a March 15th press release from Fairfax County, six blue and yellow line Metro stations will be closed between May 25th (Memorial Day), and September 2nd (Labor Day).  Metro says the station closures are a part of its three year Platform Improvement project, and the round the clock work will, “completely reconstruct the outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail …

Silver Line sees increased ridership despite regional declines

Mike Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

The McLean, Greensboro, Tysons Corner, and Wiehle-Reston Silver Line stops all saw ridership increases for the first quarter of 2019.  According to the latest report from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Mclean led the pack with a 10.4% ridership increase from the 4th quarter of 2018, with Greensboro, Tysons Corner, and Wiehle-Reston showing 7, 4.3, and 1.6 percent increases respectively.  …

Driverless shuttle program proposed to connect Mosaic District and Dunn Loring Metro

Mike Dranove Transportation

The Fairfax Department of Transportation, working in cooperation with Dominion Energy, has proposed a driverless shuttle program to connect the Dunn Loring metro to Merrifield’s Mosaic District.  According to a Fairfax County Board of Supervisors report, the initial route would be the first of many, as the County hopes the self-driving vehicles will promote metro use and will allow for …

Transit ridership up for Metrorail, down for bus services

Brian Trompeter - Inside NOVA Transportation

Via Inside Nova Passenger counts were up (slightly) for Metrorail but down on all other forms of mass transit across Northern Virginia in the last three months of 2018, according to new year-over-year data. A total of 32.48 million trips were taken on bus and rail service for the fourth quarter of 2018, down 1.7 percent from same period in …

Work begins to finally finish 1st phase of Silver Line

Max Smith - WTOP Transportation

Via WTOP By Max Smith Work begins this week to finally finish the last significant piece of the first phase of the Silver Line project, which opened to riders in 2014. There has been a long-running dispute over how or if to realign and rebuild Old Meadow Road at Route 123 after changes tied to the McLean Metro station construction. …

Looks Like Metro May Be Getting Late Night Hours Back

Natalie Delgadillo Around Town, Transportation

Via DCist  Photo Courtesy of Thomas Hawk / Flickr Night owls across the District rejoice: if all goes as expected, Metro will reinstate late night service on the system during the summer of 2019. That means we’ll again see midnight closing times on weekdays and 3 a.m. closures on the weekends. D.C.’s representatives on the Metro Board of Directors told …