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At a public hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday evening, more than 50 residents testified about bus-rapid transit.
This fall, a project to widen U.S. 1/Richmond Highway between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway will begin to help ease the commute to Fort Belvoir.
D.C. Mayor Vince Gray says new transportation strategies will need to be explored to accommodate the area's growing population.
With the region's population expected to reach more than 6 million by 2040, transportation officials warn already sluggish highways will likely become more congested, Metro trains could reach capacity and drivers may have to pay higher fees to fund projects.
Next time you're in rush hour traffic on the Beltway, and you wish you could escape to Paris or Rome, you may want to rethink that. Traffic there is worse.
The D.C. Department of Transportation says drivers can expect traffic pattern changes after the games. Most changes will involve M and South Capitol streets in southeast and southwest D.C.