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US Sens. Warner & Kaine have asked Congress to fund I-81 upgrades

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) have requested additional funding for vital improvements to Interstate 81 (I-81) to enhance safety and reduce traffic congestion. In letters to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) and the U.S. Department of Transportation, they say more than one-third of all trucks that drive through Virginia travel on I-81, which suffers from traffic delays and 2,000+ crashes annually.

Dulles Aviation closes operations at Manassas Regional Airport

Locally owned Dulles Aviation closed its operations at the Manassas Regional Airport on May 31, 2019, ending the presence of a remarkable family-owned Fixed Based Operator (FBO), according to a news release.

NPS continues work to reopen lane on the northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing to begin construction on a long-term repair of the sinkhole near Dead Run on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Following extensive assessments of the area and of drainage infrastructure that is deep underground, engineers have determined that the NPS needs to replace a 60-year-old brick drainage structure and rehabilitate the pipes leading to that structure.

No CDL knowledge test needed for ex-military with commercial vehicle driving experience

A new law passed by the 2019 General Assembly will make it easier for former military personnel with experience driving commercial vehicles in the service to get a Virginia commercial driver’s license (CDL) upon leaving the military. The law goes into effect July 1.

Single lane reopening May 14 on northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway

At about 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, the National Park Service will reopen one northbound lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway from Virginia Route 123, Chain Bridge Road, to I-495, the Capital Beltway. Drivers should expect delays and watch for workers in the road.

Update on reopening northbound GW Parkway: Maybe tomorrow, May 14

UPDATE: May 13, 11:35 a.m. — Due to continued rain, the National Park Service now hopes to reopen one lane in time for the evening rush hour on Tuesday, May 14. If this schedule changes, we will share an update.

With closing of six local Metro stops soon: OmniRide has a plan to get you to work & back home

OmniRide will offer FREE shuttle service connecting residents with two nearby Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Stations during Metro's summer shutdown. The shuttles will begin operating on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and will continue until Metro reopens the six Blue and Yellow line stations that are scheduled to undergo major repairs.

Prince William Police advise they’ll begin seat belt enforcement May 13

Prince William County Police will join law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to enforce safety-belt and child safety-seat laws. Expect high-visibility patrols – day and night – from Monday, May 13, through Sunday, June 2 (which includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend).

Virginia offers new ways to get people out of their cars and to their destinations

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with five Virginia commuter assistance programs, is launching a new ride matching and commuter rewards service available to those who travel within the Commonwealth at commuteva.org.

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