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With Northam’s amendment, nonpayment of court fines and costs won’t suspend driving privileges

Some 627,000 Virginians will get back their licenses to drive after Gov. Northam March 26 amended legislation to eliminate the practice of suspending driving privileges for nonpayment of court fines and costs.

Va. Dept. of Transportation issues alert: Snow in forecast

VDOT asks that drivers be alert for up to several inches of snow and sleet that will impact roads tonight through Friday morning, as well as potential for wintry weekend weather.

Some 32 road, bus and rail projects in process in Prince William County

Some 32 Prince William County, Virginia Dept. of Transportation, and Virginia Railway Express projects are in the pipeline or are under construction, according to a quarterly report issued by Prince William County.

Supv. Candland to conduct tele-town hall Tuesday, Feb. 26

To join in on the tele-town hall with Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland, dial 855-756-7520, Ext. 46306# at 7:00 p.m. on the 26th.

VDOT issues winter storm road advisories

VDOT asks that drivers plan travel around a winter storm that will bringing accumulating snow and a mix of frozen precipitation to the region throughout the day Wednesday, Feb. 20. Avoid travel during the storm for safety, and after the storm until road conditions improve.

US Sens. raise security concerns about some bidders on multi-million METRO contract

Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), along with Sens. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), wrote to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager and CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld to express safety and security concerns regarding the possibility that Metro may award a contract to build its newest 8000-series rail cars to a Chinese manufacturing company.

Government shutdown wreaking havoc with Metro finances and safety

Following inquiries by Virginia and Maryland’s Senators, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) disclosed today, Jan.17, that it is losing, on average, $400,000 each weekday during the government shutdown. In response, the Senators issued the following statement:

NPS’ funding request to reconstruct eight miles of GW Pkwy. gets boost from Sens. Warner and Kaine

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) led a bicameral letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of the National Park Service’s (NPS) grant application to secure $126 million in funding to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of the north end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP).

One man dead, four others injured when car hits trees in Bristow Rd. accident Dec. 23

On December 23 at 10:37PM, investigators from the Prince William County Police Department's Crash Investigation Unit responded to the 10900 block of Bristow Rd in Bristow (20136) to investigate a single vehicle crash. According to the police report, the investigation revealed that a 1990 Acura Integra was traveling eastbound on Bristow Rd when the driver lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck two trees.

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