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Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Today’s transportation roundup

Metro is a source of inspiration for one Virginia man, while travelers this weekend may encounter headaches along the Interstate 95 corridor. Here’s a look at some of today’s transportation news.

Lori Aratani, a new member of our Development & Transportation team writes about a recent transplant from Tampa to Alexandria who’s been inspired to write songs about Metro’s 86 rail stations.

Dr. Gridlock says travelers this Mother’s Day weekend may be in for their own surprises on Interstate 95. The Newark toll plaza in Delaware may be part of the problem.

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell plans to ask for a delay in moving 6,400 military employees to the Mark Center in Alexandria this fall as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) shifts.

Meanwhile, Fairfax officials said they won’t take legal action in the wake of a recent report from the Department of Defense’s inspector general’s office criticizing the traffic studies used in making the decision about the Mark Center moves. Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) had urged local officials to seek an injunction.

Michael Dresser reports on the Baltimore Sun’s Getting There blog that Maryland Area Regional Commuter train on-time performance so far this year looks better than it did in 2010.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts its 10th Annual Aviation Summit. Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt is one of the guests. Part of the discussion will focus on the FAA’s plan to overhaul how air traffic is routed, moving from ground-based radar to the use of Global Positioning System satellites. Post transportation writer Ashley Halsey III is on the scene and will check in with any news.

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By Washington Post Editor  |  11:15 AM ET, 04/27/2011

 
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