Today’s transportation roundup

Officials overseeing the construction of Metrorail to Dulles International Airport have invited local and state officials to discuss their recent decision to locate a station at the airport underground, Post writer Jenna Johnson reports. That rail stop is more expensive than an aboveground option that was on the table.

Dr. Gridlock reported Sunday that Bethesda is in for a BRAC surprise come September. Despite approval of new federal funding to help deal with the anticipated transportation problems due to the shift in military personnel, many improvements won’t be ready. Communities around Fort Belvoir and the new Mark Center will experience the same problems.

Arlington Now reports that the Arlington County Board has approved a plan for transit-oriented development around the East Falls Church Metro plan.

New rules have gone into effect governing how much time air traffic controllers must have off between shifts, Post transportation writer Ashley Halsey III reports. The change by the Federal Aviation Administration follows recent reports of air traffic controllers discovered sleeping on duty around the country, including one at Reagan National last month.

Atlanta is wrestling with its transportation future. Wish lists submitted to a regional panel include better sidewalks, new cycling paths and more mass transit throughout the sprawling region, according to this report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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