Today in transportation
Here's a look at some of what's happening today in Washington in the transportation world and events that Post staff writers are attending. Check back later for developments.
Derek Kavitz attends a meeting on transportation funding hosted by the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance. The event will include a presentation from the Virginia Department of Transportation. Ann Scott Tyson checks out meetings of Metro's board of directors today. The topics include replacing trouble track circuits similar to the one found to be at fault in the 2009 Red Line crash. Post staff writer Ashley Halsey III checks out a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on "international aviation screening standards" Thursday afternoon. A discussion on enhanced pat-downs and body scanning is bound to ensure.
Other news: Dale Zehner, the chief executive officer of Virginia Railway Express, and Jeff Bennett, operations manager for Keolis, which runs VRE's trains, will be online from noon to 1 p.m. today to answer questions about service. You can submit your questions and view the chat here. There may be lots of questions given the problems with VRE service this morning.
The Maryland Transit Administration says Commuter Bus monthly tickets for January need to be ordered online or via mail by Dec. 17.