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New federal oversight of subways, buses replaces state 'patchwork'

The Federal Transit Administration now has the authority to set safety standards under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21.

Tags: Peter Rogoff , FTA , DoT , transit systems , Oversight , Congress , budget , Metro , MARC , Federal Drive , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 09:54am EDT

Stafford takes two-tier approach to dealing with growth

Combating sprawl has been a major issue in Northern Virginia for the last decade. Now Stafford County, one of the smallest in the region but under the same growth pressure, has taken a new approach.

Tags: Stafford County , growth , Census , BRAC , Urban Development Areas , Quantico Marnie Base , Pual Milde

Sunday - 02/06/2011, 02:09pm EST

Elite police force guards VRE from terrorist plots

Following news that bin Laden was pushing to target trains, a local rail provider asked immediately for additional, elite police presence to beef up security.

Tags: VIPR , TSA , Kathy Stewart , Mark Roeber

Monday - 05/16/2011, 11:58am EDT

Va. sells $600M in transportation bonds

Virginia has sold $600 million in transportation bonds to help pay for road and rail projects all around the Commonwealth.

Tags: bonds , Bob McDonnell , Dulles Rail ,

Saturday - 05/14/2011, 10:00am EDT

VRE sets ridership record, topping 20K

Virginia Railway Express says it provided 20,133 passenger trips on Wednesday. That beat VRE's prior record by nearly 200 trips.

Tags: Virginia Railway Express , Mark Roeber , Fredericksburg , Manassas , Colleen Kelleher

Friday - 02/18/2011, 10:11am EST

Should VRE riders pay $1 more? Delegate thinks so

A bill aimed at getting the Northern Neck economy moving would charge Virginia Railway Express passengers riding out of Manassas and Manassas Park more.

Tags: Virginia Railway Express , Albert Pollard , Northern Neck , Manassas , Manassas Park

Monday - 01/17/2011, 12:16am EST

Thanksgiving holiday openings and closures

In case you have to venture out today, here's the basic information you'll need on Thanksgiving closures and openings

Tags: Thanksgiving , closures , openings , MARC , OmniRide , TheBus , Fairfax Connector , Arlington Transit , RideOn Buses , Clara Barton Parkway , Rock Creek Park , Rock Creek Parkway , Canal Road , Ari Ashe , Paul D. Shinkman

Thursday - 11/25/2010, 08:20am EST

VRE: Trains restored for afternoon commute

Virginia Railway Express trains should be back up and running Tuesday afternoon, a VRE spokesperson tells WTOP, after a brake failure left hundreds of commuters delayed for hours earlier in the day.

Tags: Virginia Railway Express , Colleen Kelleher

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 11:47am EST

Traffic and transit changes for Veterans Day

There will be a number of major traffic and transit schedule changes Thursday due to the Veterans Day holiday.

Tags: Veterans Day , HOV lanes , WMATA , Interstate 270 , Route 50 , Rock Creek Parkway , Clara Barton Parkway , Canal Road , Connecticut Avenue , 16th Street , Capitol Hill , MARC , RideOn Buses , Adam Tuss

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 08:50pm EST

VRE: Manassas line trains are delayed

A widespread Norfolk Southern signal failure caused delays on Virginia Railway Express Friday morning.

Tags: Manassas

Friday - 10/22/2010, 09:40am EDT
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