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Aug. 19 Highway Closure to Impact Fairfax Connector Service

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

Major traffic gridlock is expected from Leesburg to Arlington on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19 for this year’s America’s 9/11 Foundation motorcycle event. Fairfax Connector service will be significantly impacted.

 

Final 9/11 Anniversary Ride to Impact Friday Commute

From Virginia State Police:

 

FAIRFAX, Va. – Those living, working and traveling through the Northern Virginia region on the afternoon and evening of Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, are advised to begin preparing now for major road closures associated with a  Sept. 11, 2001, motorcycle tribute procession.

This year’s America’s 9/11 Foundation, Inc., event is anticipated to have its largest turnout ever with over 1,800 motorcyclists expected to participate. The annual remembrance ride honors all who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks, aftermath and recovery. The ride travels from Somerset, Pennsylvania to the Pentagon, then to the site of the World Trade Center over a four-day period of time.

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

From WMATA:

Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

Capital Bikeshare to Expand in Arlington County

Capital Bikeshare to Expand in Arlington County

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) recently announced that they would be expanding the Capital Bikeshare program in the District. They will be adding 32 new locations that will be installed in fall 2011.  Here is a list of the new locations.

Arlington County can expect to see an expansion as well. DDOT plans to add 30 new Capital Bikeshare stations destined for the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor beginning fall 2011. The expansion will continue through the spring. 

Capital Bikeshare Launches Summertime Competition to Reward Reverse Riders

Capital Bikeshare Launches Summertime Competition to Reward Reverse Riders

From DDOT Media:

(Washington, D.C.) Don’t go with the flow this summer—do the opposite and it could pay off. That’s what Capital Bikeshare will be telling its members soon. The regional bikesharing network is launching a Reverse Rider Rewards competition on June 1 to support the system’s rebalancing and redistribution efforts.

The goal is to enlist the help of Capital Bikeshare annual members to help redistribute bicycles throughout the bikesharing system during the peak hours of 8am-10am, Mondays through Fridays, and provide incentives to do so.

Rock Creek Parkway Construction Continues On

Rock Creek Parkway Construction Continues On

Okay, so I know it's been going on for a while now, but I'm becoming officially sick and tired of this Rock Creek Parkway construction. 

It feels as though the roadwork has been going on for years now, and every time I drive down Rock Creek it seems as though the area that they're working on has somehow expanded.

The amount of cones and construction markers that litter the road is insane, and cuts driving space in half.  

Is this construction starting to drive you nuts, like it is to me?  Is your commute taking a lot longer recently because of the construction?

Let us know.  Fill out our poll and sound off in our comments section below.

 

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with: