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Today's read: Top 10 transportation stories of 2009

See my picks: Red Line crash, Metrorail extension to Dulles begins, Route 28 improvements, regional Metro funding, tolls established for the Intercounty Connector, Capital Beltway interchange opens, renewed push on streetcars, fourth lane added on I-95, NextBus returns, Fairfax Parkway extension begins.

I was surprised to find how many transportation stories I had to knock out to get it down to 10: The presidential inauguration, the December blizzard, the SmarTrip debacle, the completion of paving on Benning Road, the D.C. bridge rehabilitation projects, Mayor Adrian Fenty's announcement that the 11th Street Bridges would be rebuilt and the opening of the four roundabouts along the Route 50 corridor in Loudoun County.

And I'm probably leaving out some that made a big difference in your travels, for better or worse.

Join me at noon for our weekly online discussion, when we can talk about this and any other local transportation topic that's on your mind, including holiday traffic, the snow storm response, Metro's budget problems and their potential effects on you and Metro's policy about closing above ground stations during heavy snow storms. Here's the link to the discussion. Use this one if you'd like to submit a question or comment in advance.

By Robert Thomson  |  December 28, 2009; 10:24 AM ET
Categories:  Driving , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Today's read, discussion  
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WMATA denying federal inspectors access to live tracks? That's what pops out immediately to me.

Posted by: shorele17 | December 28, 2009 12:34 PM | Report abuse

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