A stretch of Virginia’s long-anticipated 66 Express Lanes are open for business, but there are a few things drivers should be aware of before taking advantage of them.
Why hybrid work schedules have made some commutes worse
With traffic up since Labor Day, irregular work schedules have made commutes less predictable and, in some cases, longer.
Thank you to those who have already pledged to be car free next week on Thursday, September 22nd!
There is still time to pledge at www.carfreemetrodc.org. You will automatically receive a chance to win great raffle prizes! Plus, all who take the pledge will receive a confirmation email with a $30 Nift Gift (neighborhood gift) online Promocode, a 24-hour pass for unlimited 45-minute Capital Bikeshare rides, and a FREE drip coffee from Busboys and Poets!
A new study finds that alternative mobility services, from ride-sharing to e-scooters, will grow twice as fast as traditional public transit annually through 2030.
Why it matters: If powered by electricity from renewable sources, many of these new modes of transportation could improve air quality, reduce noise levels, and shrink cities' carbon footprints.
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The new fares, which begin after 9:30 p.m., are meant to help late-night workers and attract riders headed to events and other entertainment
Late-night Metrorail fares were rolled back to a flat $2 this week as part of the transit agency’s efforts to recruit new customers to replace thousands of pre-pandemic commuters who have chosen remote work over the office.
Department of Defense employees who commute from Prince William County have been watching gas prices rise, while traffic gets heavier, but new commuting options are available that include financial incentives to modify departure times or take alternative transportation, said Peggy Tadej, director of community and military partnerships for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.
As part of a proposed initiative presented to VRE’s Operations Board Friday morning, all VRE rides would be free for the month of September. Then, for the month of October, rides from Zone 3 to Zone 1 and vice versa – from Backlick Road on the Manassas Line and Franconia-Springfield on the Fredericksburg Line up to Union Station – would be free.
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Job candidates are encouraged to participate in-person and online to connect with all companies.
Partial companies and agencies include – Department of State VIRTUAL, Charah Solutions pending, Intelligence Careers VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON, JobZone VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON, Metropolitan Police Department, Micron Technology, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, Orlando Police Department, Penske Logistics, Transition Assistance Program-Fort Lee, plus many more.
JOB SEEKERS: Register online and post-link resume.
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The numbers are the highest recorded in the region, forcing motorists to seek out cost savings
The average price for a gallon of gasoline hit $5 for the first time Friday across the Washington region, reinforcing a shift in behavioral changes as motorists increasingly turn to carpools, public transit and other methods to find financial relief.
COMMUTES SHIFT AS RESTRICTIONS EASE AND GAS PRICES RISE
As with everything transportation during the pandemic, commuter traffic plummeted. That meant carpools and vanpools were no longer in demand.
Those who carpool typically do so with co-workers, friends or through slugging, where anonymous commuters meet at area parking to catch a ride to work and back.
Whether starting out or wanting to take riding to the next level, WABA’s Trey Robinson has some tips.
Looking for some exercise or a more environmentally friendly way to get around? Want to change your commute at a time when gas prices are at record highs? It might be time for a two-wheeled alternative.
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