Metro, Montgomery County, Dylan Bansi discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Storm team four meteorologist Lord Ricketts, 72 in Chantilly, 70. And Penn Quarter 70 in Colombia and 16. Nine. Here in Friendship Heights. At 1 11, writing a commuter bus into D. C can sometimes be an exercise in frustration. But for some folks, the anguish may soon turn into something resembling joy, and they're going to feel like they're riding the rails will be such a high quality product. It's going to be a rail like experience. There's no rail line running up to 29 through Montgomery County. But that's what County Councilman Tom Hucker is comparing the new flash bus to its both rapid transit running along the 29 corridor between Burtonsville and Town silver spring. It's a heavily black and brown population and heavily immigrant and lower income a lot of seniors as well. So they've never been served by a high quality rail like first class transit product. The new bus line starts picking up passengers at 5 A.m. on Wednesday, and we'll run every 7.5 minutes. During rush hour bus drivers will be allowed to drive on the shoulder along some parts of 29 even hold a light on green until they get through John Dome and W T O P News. Metro's Word says it could be a year before ridership on the rails returns to pre pandemic levels, and that will mean a huge budget shortfall. Despite that the board is moving forward with safety fixes that will cause closures. Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld explained to board members that putting off any planned worked to save money really isn't an option. These a touch of project that if we don't do them Quickly. We can do them. We could have some serious issues with some of his location. There are five major outages planned starting in mid February next year with the closure of Arlington Cemetery Station in the summer, West Hyattsville Greenbelt will see closures as well. DuPont Circle through Van Ness stations. The board recommended Metro plan for continued low rail ridership, which generates the most revenue and assume an F Y 22 budget for 100 million lower than its priest pandemic operating budget. Second clarity. W GOP News It's 1 13. We have more now on the deadly crash on the Baltimore Washington Parkway that you've been hearing about during our traffic reports that happened just before four o'clock this morning Park police tell w t O P. Two people were taken to the hospital. One of them has died and the other has serious injuries. Montgomery County Police are investigating a deadly accident in German town of 2013 Jeep Wrangler crashed on Ridge Road and morning star drive just before midnight last night and rolled over several times. Police tell w t O p The 20 year old driver, Dylan Bansi died at the hospital of 18 year old passenger Marianne Hardest. He died at the scene. They were both from German tone. The search is on for ways to reduce speeding and increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists on Shreve Road, its route 703 and Falls Church, and it's a major travel corridor between Lee Highway and Leesburg Pike in a virtual public meeting, v dot show the community some possible future changes to the roadway. A million. Martin, a project consultant engineer, says eight spots have been identified for possible improvement, including two intersections in front of Shreve would elementary school Our team looked at reconfiguring the intersections who add roundabouts, which can be helpful for controlling speeds in and out of the roundabout. Other traffic calming elements could include simple measures like road markings. These are proposed improvements only there are no construction dates and no funding. Sources identified to make the changes. Dick Uliano w. T. O P. News gambling companies have spent more than $2 million trying to persuade voters in Maryland to approve sports betting. The Baltimore Sun's his campaign finance reports filed Friday show Draftkings and Fanduel have about $486,000 left of the $2.75 million. They've put into a group called Vote Yes, on question, too. Sports at 15 and 45, powered by Red River technology decisions aren't black and white. Think red at 1 15. Now we go to Frank Hanrahan just.

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