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  • Local pols ask OPM to loosen teleworking rules as Metro shutdown approaches
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    Covering the Corridor | It’s less than a week until all six Metro stations south of Reagan National Airport close for the summer, and Rep. Don Beyer and other local members of Congress want OPM to clarify teleworking rules for federal workers. So far OPM has not issued a guidance on telework during the shutdown, which begins Saturday and runs until September 8. Shuttle buses will be replacing trains at all Blue Line and Yellow Line stations south of the airport, and it’s widely expected that con... Read more

  • Va. Reps Call for Telework Option During ‘Summer Shutdown’
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    ARL Now | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and other Northern Virginia representatives have written a letter to the director of the Office of Personnel Management, calling for federal employees to be given expanded telework options during the May 25-Sept. 8 “Summer Shutdown” of Metro stations in Alexandria. Read more

  • What You Need To Know About Metro’s Big Blue And Yellow Line Summer Shutdown
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    WAMU 88.5 | Transportation planning procrastinators: This is for you. You’ve heard of the Blue and Yellow Line closures this summer, but you’ll get to it tomorrow. You still have time, right? Well, it’s that time. Six Blue and Yellow Line stations in Virginia close this Saturday for the entire summer. They’ll re-open Sept. 9, but may still need occasional weekend work. Here’s everything you might’ve ignored over the past year and what you need to know to be prepared. ... “The station closures wi... Read more

  • Beyer, Connolly, Wexton Urge OPM To Expand Telework Flexibility During Upcoming Metro Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Federal Employees, Transportation

    Today Virginia Reps. Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly, and Jennifer Wexton sent a letter urging the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue guidance to federal agencies expanding telework options during the upcoming Metro shutdown. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Platform Improvement Project will close six Yellow and Blue Line stations in Northern Virginia from May 25 to September 8. They wrote: “In the past, the Office of Personnel Management has issued guidance for ... Read more

  • Congressional delegation seeks $2 billion for Metro over 10 years
    Posted in Articles on May 4, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Fairfax News | All members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), have reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act, which would provide up to $2 billion of federal funding for Metro over a ten-year period. The measure reauthorizes an existing federal capital funding source and provides new federal capital and operating funds contingent on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) adopting specific Inspector ... Read more

  • National Capital Region Congressional Delegation Reintroduce the Metro Accountability and Investment Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Today, all members of the National Capital House Congressional Delegation, led by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), reintroduced the Metro Accountability and Investment Act. The legislation reauthorizes an existing federal capital funding source for WMATA for ten years and provides new federal capital and operating funds contingent on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) adopting specific Inspector General (IG) reforms as well as meeting metrics for safety, reliability, an... Read more

  • D.C. region’s House members renew bid to double federal subsidy to Metro
    Posted in Articles on May 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Washington Post | The Washington region’s House members renewed an effort to extend and double Metro’s federal subsidy Friday, hoping that the measure would receive a more positive reception now that Democrats control the chamber. The nine members filed a bill that is almost identical to one proposed last year by area Democrats during the previous Republican-led Congress, where it never gained traction. It would double the federal grant to Metro from $150 million a year to $300 million, on the c... Read more

  • In wake of fatal crash, Beyer urges quick completion of GW Parkway study
    Posted in Articles on May 1, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Covering the Corridor | One day after a head-on collision killed one man and left three people hospitalized, Rep. Don Beyer said he has asked the National Park Service to move faster on its George Washington Parkway traffic study. The study, commissioned in late 2017, had originally been targeted for completion by early 2019. Beyer said Tuesday that NPS informed him the expected completion date is now October 2019. “Yesterday’s fatal accident is another tragic reminder that GW Parkway needs sign... Read more

  • Beyer Urges NPS To Accelerate Traffic Study In Wake Of Fatal GW Parkway Crash
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    Rep. Don Beyer today urged the National Park Service to again expedite its traffic study of GW Parkway in the wake of a fatal crash in Alexandria. The National Park Service responded that the traffic study analyzing historical vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle crash data is underway with an expected completion date in October, 2019. Beyer said: “Yesterday’s fatal accident is another tragic reminder that GW Parkway needs significant changes to improve safety. The history of serious accidents is ... Read more

  • 5 Questions With Don Beyer
    Posted in Articles on April 30, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Healthcare, Climate Change and the Environment, Economy, Federal Employees, Transportation, Education

    Arlington Magazine | Give us a snapshot of your district. We are the second-most-educated district in the country, second only to New York’s Upper East Side in college graduates. We are one of the wealthiest and certainly the most politically sophisticated. Politics and government are in our blood. It’s our hometown business. I never have to simplify things for audiences. At the same time, the 8th District is home to 800,000+ people and spans about 150 square miles. How do you adjust your agenda... Read more