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  • Va. transportation plan begins road show

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — State transportation officials are taking their six-year, $13.1 billion draft transportation plan on the road. Their first stop Thursday is Chesapeake, followed by eight other stops across the state through May. The final plan will be adopted on June 18. The plan made...

  • Metro Silver Line project director resigns

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The head of the beleaguered $3 billion project to extend Metro's Silver Line through Tysons Corner is resigning. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday that project director Pat Nowakowski is leaving next month to take a job at another transit...

  • Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's six-year transportation plan totals $13.1 billion, with $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The Commonwealth Transportation Board released the plan Wednesday at a meeting in Richmond. It allocates funding for essential highway, bridge, rail and...

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water Tuesday night but was...

  • Goucher student dies after hit-and-run crash

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a Goucher College student from Texas has died after a hit-and-run crash over the weekend. Baltimore County police say 19-year-old Matthew Gabriel of Austin, Texas, died Monday from his injuries a day after he was hit by a car as he crossed Dulaney...

  • Engineering study set for Susquehanna River Bridge

    HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — Amtrak says it has joined with state and federal agencies to conduct an engineering study of the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge for possible rehabilitation or replacement. The railroad said in a news release Monday that the Maryland Department of Transportation and...

  • Pedestrian struck, fatally injured in College Park

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in College Park. Officers say 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins of Chevy Chase was trying to cross Baltimore Avenue about 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car. Authorities say the...

  • Plane intercepted in restricted airspace around DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small civilian plane in restricted airspace around the nation's capital over the weekend and that the pilot reported he didn't realize he had entered an area that was off limits. The North American Aerospace Defense...

  • 6 people suffer only minor injuries in I-95 crash

    SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — State police say six people inside a sport-utility vehicle suffered only minor injuries after it ran off the right side of Interstate 95 in Springfield and overturned in a ditch. Police say a 7-year-old girl was ejected from the Ford Expedition and trapped underneath...

  • Va. to honor transportation workers killed on job

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A vigil will be held this week in Albemarle County to honor transportation employees killed in roadway work zones. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the VDOT Workers' Memorial on eastbound Interstate 64 on...

  • Metro to open early for weekend Cherry Blossom run

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro will open two hours early this weekend for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and 5K run-walk. Metro says it will open at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day of the marathon. The first runners will start at 7:20 a.m. Metro says four stations are within a mile of the...

  • Amtrak restores service between DC, Baltimore

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak has resumed full service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., after downed wires caused travel to be suspended. Amtrak said in an email late Thursday that service had been restored and repairs made to overhead wires near Bowie. Friday's morning rush is not expected...

  • Few problems along roads as rain turns to snow

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Highway Administration says it saw few problems on the roads as rain turned to snow and sleet. The National Weather Service received snowfall report around the region Sunday ranging from traces to nearly 9 inches in Manchester in Carroll County. Highway...

  • 70-mph speed limit bill won't advance to Senate

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's House of Delegates has passed a measure allowing 70-mph speed limits on expressways and interstate highways, but the bill apparently won't receive a Senate vote. It is lingering in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, and Sen. Brian Frosh, the committee...



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