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VDOT releases 1949 footage of Shirley Highway in Alexandria

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released another Then & Now video, this time of Henry G. Shirley Highway in 1949, then known as Virginia primary route 350 and now Interstate 395. Last time, the video was of US 29 in Arlington. This time VDOT recreated about a 2-mile drive along Shirley Highway and combined

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I-495 Capital Beltway express lanes losing money, saving time for some

Recently, I overheard somebody praising the new Transurban I-495 EZ Pass Express Lanes (also known as HOT Lanes for High Occupancy or Toll) because “they respond to the marketplace in real time” or something along those lines. Overall though, the marketplace response seems to be “not interested.” Over the first few months of operation, the

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Another Google Map error: “US Route 1 in Rhode Island” on the 14th Street Bridge

My previous post about US Route 50 in Illinois on Arlington Blvd. got picked up by ARLNow.com. In the comments, more problems were posted, like this one for US 1 over the 14th Street Bridge (specifically the Arland Williams Bridge which is I-395/US 1 northbound) between Arlington, Va. and Washington, D.C.: View Larger Map There

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30 years ago Air Florida 90 crashed into 14th Street Bridge

January 14, 1982 edition of The Post from the Millennium Milestones section on washingtonpost.com I can only vaguely remember the Air Florida 90 crash into the 14th Street Bridge thirty years ago today (The Post). Mostly, I remember looking when we’d go over the bridge I’d ask where the plane crashed. A derailment of a

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