Transportation & Infrastructure


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Virginia is One of The Worst States to Drive in. These Bills Could Fix That.

Increased gas taxes will pay for road improvements and passenger rail. The most significant transportation package in decades is progressing in the Virginia General Assembly. Companion bills that would change how the state collects transportation revenues and how much money it puts into modernizations, among other changes, have passed the Virginia House of Delegates and...

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Tesla service center coming to Virginia Beach

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. plans to open a service center in Virginia Beach. The company has signed a lease for a 9,580-square-foot space at 573 Central Drive in Virginia Beach, a Tesla spokesman said. Unlike Tesla’s two other locations in Virginia, in western Henrico County and near Tyson’s Corner, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that...

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License suspended? Here's how to get it back.

A new law restored driving privileges to 30,000 Virginians whose licenses were previously suspended due to unpaid court fines, but tens of thousands more eligible Virginians must enroll before next year to get their licenses back. Civil rights advocates are concerned that a lack of public awareness over who is eligible and who gets automatically...

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Nearly 650 Virginia bridges are ‘structurally deficient’

Over six hundred of Virginia’s 13,931 bridges are structurally deficient, according to a report from the American Road Transportation Builders Association. Virginia has seen a steep reduction in the number of structurally-deficient bridges since 2014, when 1,033 bridges were classified as deficient. But despite that progress, there are still more than 3.4 million daily crossings...

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Metro shutdown causes chaos for riders

The Metro shutdown is officially underway and things are not exactly going smoothly. The stations closed by the shutdown are all Blue and Yellow line stations south of Reagan National Airport, that is the Braddock Road, King Street-Old Town, Eisenhower Avenue, Huntington, Van Dorn and Franconia-Springfield stations. The affected stations will be shut down through...

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Metro shutdown begins Saturday May 25

While Virginians should plan ahead to avoid this weekend’s holiday traffic, Virginia and D.C. area subway riders should also prepare to face difficult commutes when the longest shutdown in Metro history begins Saturday. The shutdown will begin at 1 a.m. Saturday and will affect all Blue and Yellow line stations south of Reagan National Airport,...

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Nearly 2 million Virginians expected to travel for Memorial Day

Do you have big plans for Memorial Day weekend? If so, you’re not alone. AAA predicts that nearly 2 million Virginians are expected to travel at least 50 miles between Thursday and Monday, a 3.6% increase over 2018. Nationwide, roughly 43 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday weekend. The auto club expects...