How SafeTrack has impacted traffic on area roadways so far

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Analysts at the TPB have examined hour-by-hour traffic patterns on area roadways during the first four “safety surges” of Metro’s aggressive, yearlong SafeTrack maintenance program. The analysis reveals some noteworthy impacts that could help traffic management agencies, transit providers, employers, and daily commuters plan for future disruptions. The TPB’s recent analysis looked at traffic patterns…

Transit experts will swap ideas at the second Metro forum

COG and the Greater Washington Board of Trade are hosting the second in their series of events celebrating the 40th anniversary of Metro and discussing what the future may hold. The first symposium in the series brought together local leaders and experts to look at Metro’s unique challenges and what it will need for the future….

A day without Metro meant worse traffic for some but not others

When the region’s Metrorail system shut down for a whole day on March 16, many predicted a traffic nightmare. While such a scenario unfolded for some, traffic for others wasn’t that much different than a typical Wednesday. Metro announced the all-day closure of its rail system late in the day on March 15. Almost immediately,…

At regional summit, leaders discuss Metro’s future

In honor of Metro’s 40th anniversary, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade recently brought together more than 100 elected officials and business and civic leaders from around the region to talk about the next 40 years of Metro. The summit, which took place on March 30, focused…