Transportation

FCT: Fairfax Connector workers on strike

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Fairfax Connector workers on strike BY ANGELA WOOLSEY - 12/6/2019 Hundreds of Fairfax Connector workers walked off the job on Thursday, joining their colleagues with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority who have now been striking for 44 days. Both groups of workers are calling for better pay and working conditions from their employer, the private contractor Transdev, a France-based p... Read more »

Beyer Calls On Trump To Personally Reimburse Taxpayers For Any Damage To Local Infrastructure At July 4th Event

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Yesterday news reports revealed new details about President Trump’s plans to turn the annual Capital Region’s celebration of July Fourth into an authoritarian-style marshal display, including the inclusion of tanks which exceed the weight limit for Arlington Memorial Bridge and the distribution of tickets to VIP’s by the Republican National Committee. In response Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), who represe... Read more »

Beyer Statement For The Record On Electric Flight Amendment Adopted By The House

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Rep. Beyer’s appropriations amendment directing $20 million in funding to NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for ultra-efficient flight, including electric flight, was adopted last night by the House of Representatives. His comments on the amendment follow: Statement for the Record on HR3055, Division A – Commerce, Justice, Science Beyer Amendment #159, Printed in the House Rule as #5... Read more »

Beyer Calls For Evans’ Resignation From Metro Board

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) issued the following statement today after Jack Evans, the Chairman of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Board of Directors, acknowledged ethics violations stemming from conflicts of interest: “At a time when WMATA faces serious challenges, including the need to improve safety and reliability and secure long-term funding, we need WMATA’s leadership enti... Read more »

Capital Region Members Announce GAO Study on Helicopter Noise in Washington Metro Area

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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), joined by Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Anthony Brown (D-MD) and David Trone (D-MD), today announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) will conduct a study of helicopter noise within the Washington metropolitan region, a request the Members made in January. In their letter, Members wrote, “Man... Read more »

Local pols ask OPM to loosen teleworking rules as Metro shutdown approaches

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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 trai... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Metro’s Big Blue And Yellow Line Summer Shutdown

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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’... Read more »

Beyer, Connolly, Wexton Urge OPM To Expand Telework Flexibility During Upcoming Metro Shutdown

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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 t... Read more »

Congressional delegation seeks $2 billion for Metro over 10 years

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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 c... Read more »