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Fairfax Connector Bus Holiday Schedules

Fairfax Connector Bus Holiday Schedules

Make sure you check the Fairfax County Connector bus schedule for any changes during the holidays.

VDOT Completing Work On Two More Storm-Damaged Roads

From VDOT:

FAIRFAX— By Monday, Oct. 24, repairs will be complete on two more roads that suffered extensive damage from last month’s Tropical Storm Lee, the Virginia Department of Transportation said today.  

Essex Avenue in Springfield, which has been closed since Sept. 8, will re-open to traffic Monday.  

Construction will also be complete on Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston which remained open to traffic but required extensive repairs.  

A total of seven roads were closed to traffic following the storm.  

Here is the status of those repairs:

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

 

Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

There will be free cab rides offered in th Washington-metro area this Halloween in order to thwart drunk-driving. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is the D.C. area charity that is coordinating the SoberRide program. Nearly half (48%) of all Halloween traffic deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers, so WRAP aims to deter drunk driving.

Here's how it works from WRAP:

WRAP's 2011 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 29 until 6:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.  Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.  You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

Metro Conducting Track Work Columbus Day Weekend - Will Affect Travel to Capitals Home Opener Game

From Monumental Sports:

 

Washington, D.C. - Customers traveling on Metro during Columbus Day Weekend will encounter delays on the Green, Yellow and Orange lines starting on Friday, Oct. 7 at 10:00 p.m. through closing on Monday, Oct.10. Travelers are being asked to add up to 30 minutes to their commute. The Shaw, U Street and Columbia Heights stations will be closed as Metro installs new track switches outside of U Street station, which is part of a National Transportation Safety Board recommendation.

Falls Church Police Raise Ped Bike Safety with Walk Along

From the City of Falls Church: