Friday, February 22, 2013
Snow in the Midwest and rain across the Southeast Friday and Saturday mean hundreds of flight delays and cancelations.
Snow from Chicago to Kansas City and heavy rain in the South mean flight delays and cancelations at both Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Reagan National Airport (DCA) Friday. Check for flight delays and cancelations here. As of 11:15 a.m. Friday, delays in Chicago had largely cleared up, but delays in Kansas City, St. Louis and other areas of the Midwest were increasing. Several flights to the STL and KCI airports have been canceled. Those delays are affecting some flights into and out of Dulles International and Reagan National airports. Airlines are strongly recommending you check your flight's status prior to leaving for the airport. Here is contact information for airlines serving IAD and DCA. Snow is falling in the Chicago …
Monday, September 24, 2012
Airport security is sweeping Parking Garages 1 and 2 Monday night.
UPDATE: 12:15 a.m. According to @dcairports, the official Twitter account for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority: "All #IAD Dulles facilities are open and operating normally. Check w/your airline in the event of residual flight delays. Final update." --- Dulles International Airport security personnel were busy sweeping parking garages Monday night, after a bomb threat was reportedly called in to the airport, according to spokeswoman Kimberly Gibbs. "I believe it was a phone-in threat," said Gibbs, who works for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. "We are inspecting the garages at Dulles right now," she said, noting that Parking Garages 1 and 2 were being scrutinized. Gibbs noted that the FBI will likely also …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A trio of panelists promoted the opportunities they believe rail to Loudoun represents as partners await Loudoun’s decision.
Attendees of Wednesday's Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast discussion on proposed Metro service to Loudoun heard more about a study that touted the positives impacts and that the commonwealth might be willing to pay more than the $150 million recently approved. While the breakfast session focused on the study Stephen S. Fuller, director of George Mason University’s Center for Regional Analysis, performed on the projects financial impacts to the region, Virginia Sec. of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton told the audience the state may contribute more once some things are worked through with the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority. “The governor, who is from Northern Virginia, knows is it critical to extend rail to Dulles and …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Online discussion about Phase 2 on Friday.
You may have lost track of the big picture of the Silver Line subway construction from Falls Church through McLean and Tyson's Corner to Dulles Airport because it has disrupted traffic and changed the landscape forever. Two new subway stations are located in McLean on Dolley Madison Boulevard and another directly opposite Tysons Corner Mall main entrance. Two other stations are located along Route 7 between Route 123 and the Dulles Access and Toll Roads. Here's where the project stands by the numbers. 1. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of Metro’s Orange Line. When finished it will whisk riders from downtown Washington to Dulles Airport in one ride, no transfers. 2. It is under construction in two phases. Phase…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Wednesday is one of the biggest travel days of the season. Make it a smooth one.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times for air travel around the nation. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority offers the following tips to help passengers with their travels this year. “We advise our customers to plan ahead and arrive early during peak times this holiday season,” said Jack Potter, Metropolitan Airports Authority President and CEO. “We want travelers to have a good experience at our airports when they visit family and friends during this time of year.” The Airports Authority anticipates that the Thanksgiving holiday rush started , Nov. 18 and wll continue through Monday, Nov. 28. Peak travel times are typically during the early morning (5:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.) and late afternoon (3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
LaHood's July 3 white paper on reducing Dulles Metrorail Phase 2 costs includes aboveground station at airport.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wants Dulles Metrorail stakeholders to cut $1.058 billion from the Phase 2 price tag, and he says that each of the funding partners must make financial sacrifices to keep the project on schedule and affordable. The July 3 white paper presents LaHood's proposal that was crafted after five closed-door meetings since June 1 with the funding partners, including Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board, state elected leaders and officials in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. The second phase extends rail from Reston to Dulles International Airport and eastern Loudoun County. LaHood entered the fray as a mediator on June 1 because tensions among the stakeholders reached an all-time high with MWAA …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Stakeholders in the rail to Dulles project met Friday.
Stakeholders in the rail to Dulles Airport project met Friday morning for the second time this week to negotiate how to cut Phase 2 of the project's $3.5 billion price tag. The three funding partners of the rail project—Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Fairfax County and Loudoun County—have less than 30 days to have a financial plan back to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who met with the stakeholders on Thursday. LaHood told the three parties that he wanted them to work together to cut the cost of the second phase. LaHood came in as a mediator as friction grew after MWAA’s controversial decision in April to spend $330 million more for an underground station at Dulles Airport, instead of a cheaper above-ground …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
LaHood asks key players to reduce price tag within 30 days.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today asked the key players for the jeopardized rail to Dulles Airport project to reduce the second phase’s $3.5 billion price tag within 30 days. LaHood called the meeting with the hope of tempering the friction with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) board since its April decision to build a more expensive underground station at Dulles Airport. That decision increased the project cost by $300 million. Original estimates for the project came in at $2.5 billion, and that’s the figure on which stakeholders are focused. MWAA’s decision upset state and federal leaders and its funding partners in Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Representatives from both Fairfax and Loudoun counties …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Suit against MWAA charges that the rising tolls are illegally being used to extend Metro.
Two Northern Virginia activists have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority charging taxation without representation for increasing tolls to pay for Metrorail to Dulles Airport. Robert Cynkar, Christopher Kachouroff and Patrick McSweeney represent toll-road users John Corr of Great Falls and John Grigsby of Hillsboro, in Loudoun County. Before MWAA took control of the Dulles Toll Road in 2008, Northern Virginia voters turned down a referendum to create a special tax to raise $350 million a year to pay for extending Metrorail to Dulles Airport. The lawsuit states that the trouble started three years after voters turned down the referendum. In 2005, the Commonwealth Transportation Board increased …