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Staff Writer — Washington Post
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I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Company offers free parking to Dulles travelers, but there’s a catch

washingtonpost.com — A San Francisco-based company is putting yet another spin on the Washington area's sharing economy, giving travelers flying out of Dulles International Airport free parking and a car wash in exchange for permission to rent their cars to other drivers. FlightCar launches Wednesday at Dulles and two other U.S. airports.

Dulles airport is 52 today

washingtonpost.com — On this day in 1962, President John F. Kennedy and former president Dwight D. Eisenhower were among the VIPs at the dedication of the new airport.

Veteran Va. politicians to join MWAA board

washingtonpost.com — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Friday that he is appointing Katherine Hanley and C. Charles Caputo to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the agency managing construction of the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project.

BWI offers 30 minutes of free parking for the holidays

washingtonpost.com — Officials at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport announced a holiday bonus for travelers and those headed to BWI to pick up said travelers - 30 minutes of free parking in the airport's hourly garage. The promotion will begin Nov. 15 and run through Jan. 15.

MWAA board okays agreement for new construction at DCA

washingtonpost.com — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's board of directors on Wednesday approved a new agreement that will clear the way for construction of a new commuter concourse at Reagan National Airport. The new concourse would be part of a $1 billion building plan at National, where passenger traffic has increased dramatically over the last several years.

MWAA’s board of directors expected to vote on agreement clearing the way for a $1B building project at DCA

washingtonpost.com — The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's board of directors is expected to vote on an agreement Wednesday that could clear the way for a $1 billion project to add a commuter concourse at Reagan National Airport. The agreement between the airport and the airlines also would allow authority officials to share revenues between Reagan National and Dulles International airports, said Jack Potter, MWAA's president and CEO.

BWI, DCA, IAD? Which area airport is your favorite and least favorite to fly from?

washingtonpost.com — Folks who live in the D.C. region are lucky to have a choice of three major airports when it comes time to plan a trip. There's Dulles International, Reagan National and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall. That got us wondering. With Thanksgiving and other travel-heavy holidays just around the corner, which of the three airports is your favorite and why?

Owner of the ‘I66 BLOZ’ license plate explains why

washingtonpost.com — Arlington resident Kyle Clifford has strong opinions about traffic in Northern Virginia, particularly the major east-west thoroughfare Interstate 66. And he's summed it up quite nicely: I66 BLOZ. Yes, Clifford is the owner of the vanity plate highlighted in a story we did last month about Virginians ' penchant for using personalized tags to express their feelings about the much-maligned, notoriously traffic-choked highway.

Wings for All offering special-needs families an airport dress rehearsal

washingtonpost.com — After a 10-hour drive, the Palkodaty family of Ann Arbor, Mich., arrived at Dulles International Airport in Virginia on Saturday. For three years they avoided flying anywhere together, convinced that it would be too much for their young son Tushar, who is autistic.

New parking options, but higher rates kick in Nov. 1 at Reagan National

washingtonpost.com — First the bad news: Starting Nov. 1, it will be more expensive to park at Reagan National. And the good? You'll have more options for paying the additional charges, including a smartphone app. Officials with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced a bevy of changes Monday to their parking program.
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Nov 19, 2014

RT @mccarthyryanj: . @sarahcuda says she has personal security with her at all times now after the Uber fallout bloom.bg/1uSQCP0

Nov 19, 2014

RT @Metrorailinfo: Wiehe-bound Silver Line train offloading at Metro Center for a door problem. Trains holding behind. 5:02p #wmata

Nov 19, 2014

An Iowa man has been arrested near the White House; rifle and ammunition found in trunk of his car - wapo.st/1BO0EpG

Nov 19, 2014

RT @jenathon: “@CityLab: This totally real pedestrian traffic light features Astro Boy trib.al/7APUWGx pic.twitter.com/aSu3d9t2bs” YES!!

Nov 19, 2014

Thanksgiving "Frankenfood" -- how about a turkey pop-tart? Thanksgiving pizza? bit.ly/1tfRmsm

Nov 19, 2014

Stephen #Colbert will host the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors. wapo.st/1F4fZRh

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