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D.C.-to-Baltimore maglev would only benefit rich, Amtrak chief says

D.C.-to-Baltimore maglev would only benefit rich, Amtrak chief says

Amtrak CEO William J. Flynn on Thursday took a shot at the proposed maglev train line for the Northeast Corridor, telling Congress the technology is vastly more expensive and environmentally disruptive than conventional and high-speed rail — and once built, it would serve only the rich.“The huge public expenditures required to construct a maglev line would benefit only a small number of affluent travelers,” Flynn said during to the House subcommittee on railroads, pipelines and hazardous materials.“Constructing a maglev line is much more expensive than building a new high-speed rail line,...

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A maglev would be a speedy option over protected land. But research and wildlife might suffer.

A maglev would be a speedy option over protected land. But research and wildlife might suffer.

Transportation A magnetic-levitation train, or maglev, undergoes testing in Yamanashi, Japan, on June 4. (Ko Sasaki for The Washington Post) By A high-speed train that would take passengers from Washington to Baltimore in 15 minutes as an alternative to traffic-choked roads would cut through a swath of public land, raising alarms among researchers who say hundreds of acres of forests and sensitive areas would be destroyed. The 40-mile superconducting system for the magnetic-levitation train, or maglev, would travel aboveground for up to nine of those miles, crossing or touching upon some of...

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Infrastructure plan calls for $80 billion for rail. It could transform passenger service.

Infrastructure plan calls for $80 billion for rail. It could transform passenger service.

ADPresident Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for an unprecedented boost in federal aid to the nation’s passenger rail system, seeking to address Amtrak’s repair backlog, extend service to more cities and modernize the network in the Northeast Corridor.The American Jobs Plan announced Wednesday calls for $80 billion for rail — money that could be crucial in taking passenger service to cities such as Las Vegas and Nashville, and expand operations across large metropolitan areas such as Atlanta and Houston.“President Biden’s infrastructure plan is what this nation has been waiting for,”...

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Federal agency to revise design for Union Station overhaul, criticized for being too focused on cars

Federal agency to revise design for Union Station overhaul, criticized for being too focused on cars

ADThe Federal Railroad Administration has temporarily halted its analysis of the proposed redevelopment of Union Station to revise key parts of the plan, particularly a controversial parking garage planned as part of the overhaul.Amtrak and the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), the two proponents of a multibillion-dollar expansion of the rail station, confirmed a delay in the federal review, saying the pause is related to amending key aspects of the project that were widely criticized as keeping the station too car-centric.“After FRA received the public comments in the fall...

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Virginia considering letting bicyclists roll through stop signs, no stop required

Virginia considering letting bicyclists roll through stop signs, no stop required

ADVirginia lawmakers are considering a proposal that would allow bicyclists to yield instead of pause at stop signs in some cases without getting ticketed.The measure before the Virginia General Assembly is in response to demands from an increasing number of bicyclists seeking protections and access to the road, particularly as their numbers rise amid the pandemic.Supporters say it will make roads safer for bicyclists after increases in traffic injuries and deaths, while opponents argue it makes the movements of cyclists less predictable. The bill also would require drivers to change lanes...

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Feb 12
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Transportation agencies wrestle with new federal mask mandate

Transportation agencies wrestle with new federal mask mandate

ADA new federal order requiring masks at airports and aboard trains and buses creates a layer of protection for federal safety screeners while putting added pressure on transit drivers and operators on the front lines to enforce the mandate, transit officials say.Across the Washington region, airports and transportation agencies have required passengers to wear face coverings for months, enforcing those rules to varying degrees. The new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention order, effective at 11:59 p.m. Monday, requires a new level of enforcement, telling drivers and operators to act...

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Pressure mounts on federal agency over Union Station redevelopment. Critics say plan is too focused on cars.

Pressure mounts on federal agency over Union Station redevelopment. Critics say plan is too focused on cars.

ADThe Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and Amtrak, the two proponents of a multibillion-dollar expansion of the District’s historic rail station, are urging the federal government to amend key aspects of the project that have been widely criticized as keeping the station too car-centric.The USRC and the passenger railroad say the Federal Railroad Administration, which is leading the federal review of the project, should consider downsizing the parking program envisioned for Union Station, as well as the plan for vehicular and bus access.The proposed expansion — a $10 billion private...

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D.C. Council to weigh legislation further regulating scooter use in the city

D.C. Council to weigh legislation further regulating scooter use in the city

The D.C. Council is weighing legislation that would establish new rules for scooter use in the city, including a requirement that the companies that operate the services provide a way for the devices to be locked to racks or poles.The guidelines would prohibit the deployment of e-scooters near schools, set new benchmarks to ensure the devices are available in all parts of the city, and require better signage on streets about scooter restrictions.The legislation, led by council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3), establishes new regulations and reinforces some that are already in place for...

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