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It’s an emergency (drill) at Reagan National Airport

washingtonpost.com — Hundreds of volunteers will take part in a mock emergency exercise at Reagan National Airport on Saturday, part of an effort to test the region's response to an airplane crash. Commercial airplane crashes in the U.S. are rare, but the Federal Aviation Administration requires U.S.

Silver Line update: Work begins on Loudoun Gateway Metro station

washingtonpost.com — Given Metro's troubles with maintaining its current system, you can be forgiven if you forgot that a new addition is under construction. Heavy construction of second phase of the Silver Line has been going since 2014. Now folks who drive along the Dulles Greenway can see real evidence of that.

D.C. officials suspend mandatory driver education requirement

washingtonpost.com — D.C. city officials announced Thursday they are indefinitely suspending a new rule that would have required residents to complete a private driver education course before earning a driver's license. The requirement, set to go into effect on May 1, had raised concerns in some quarters that it was unfair to some potential drivers who might not be able to afford a private course, which can cost upwards of $1,000.

Construction has closed the cash lane of the Wiehle Avenue on-ramp to the Dulles Toll Road

washingtonpost.com — The full service/cash lane of the Wiehle Avenue on-ramp to the eastbound Dulles Toll Road was shut down Thursday morning for emergency concrete repairs. The lane was closed just after 9:30 a.m. and is expected to remain shuttered until repairs are completed around 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Dulles passenger cited for trying to carry too much cash out of the country

washingtonpost.com — U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized $46,290 in currency from a passenger traveling through Dulles International Airport on Saturday who failed to report the amount to federal agents. The amount in the man's possession violated a federal law which requires that travelers report amounts exceeding $10,000 in U.S.

Fake eyeballs, burns at DCA staged emergency

washingtonpost.com — Dangling eyeballs, second-degree burns and wailing family members were part of the drama Saturday at Reagan National Airport, as officials staged an emergency exercise designed to test airport readiness for a plane crash or other emergency. The once-every-three-years exercise is required by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Did a drone hit a British Airways plane?

washingtonpost.com — This is a worry of every pilot flying into Washington's three airports and those around the globe. British officials are investigating whether a drone collided with a British Airways flight as it attempted to land at London's Heathrow Airport. The incident happened Sunday afternoon as the flight from Geneva attempted to land, the BBC reported.

Brush fire is causing Amtrak delays along the Northeast Corridor

washingtonpost.com — If you are headed north on Amtrak, be sure to check before you head to the station: some train service has been suspended because of a brush fire outside of Newark. Amtrak officials said that service was suspended at around 1 p.m. between Newark and New York's Penn Station due to a large brush fire.

Read the Federal Transit Administration letter detailing safety lapses that Metro must fix immediately

washingtonpost.com — Last month, federal safety inspectors launched a safety blitz focused on Metrorail operations with an eye toward releasing their findings this summer. But according to a letter sent to Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld on Monday, inspectors found safety problems that could not be ignored.

FTA ‘safety blitz’ uncovers more problems with Metro safety

washingtonpost.com — Federal safety inspections of Metro's rail system have found that the transit agency is failing to provide basic safety protections - including working fire extinguishers and clear escape routes - to help its riders in the event of an emergency evacuation. And Metro's workers are placing themselves at risk, too, inspectors said.
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Apr 29, 2016

RT @capitalweather: Rain is in the forecast almost every day for the next week in DC. Explanation: wapo.st/1UmhpQU pic.twitter.com/m5Jv4jUTiq4jUTiq

Apr 29, 2016

From @drgridlock -- Traffic, transit tips for a damp weekend - wapo.st/1NGIxbV

Apr 29, 2016

From all sun to all clouds: What is going on with D.C.’s weather? wapo.st/1Szxh15

Apr 29, 2016

RT @HarperCollins: We must remind you (because we're very excited) that Saturday is Independent @BookstoreDay. indiemap.bookweb.org httppic.twitter.com/jrNmTpoKw2://t.co/jrNmTpoKw2

Apr 29, 2016

14 of the Most Spectacular Libraries in the USA bit.ly/1SPl73h

Apr 29, 2016

Rep. Donna Edwards a no show at Democrat unity rally following her primary loss - wapo.st/24pIBAV

Apr 29, 2016

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorses Cruz, but also praises Trump ahead of critical primary - wapo.st/1pP7yGq

Apr 29, 2016

RT @CharlesAllenW6: Just heard the news... #BooksFromBirth enrolls the 10,000th DC child! A HUGE thank you to DC Public Library! https://t.pic.twitter.com/xrxDqJTjHno/xrxDqJTjHn

Apr 29, 2016

The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president - wapo.st/26B2Opq

Apr 29, 2016

Via @PostOpinions -- The Supreme Court may clear McDonnell. But Virginians won’t forget his sleaze. wapo.st/1N75Lbg

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