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Buses could use I-66 shoulders in 2014

Virginia is moving ahead with plans to allow buses to use Interstate 66 shoulders starting next year as a pilot project to reduce congestion along the heavily traveled corridor.

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 09:19pm EDT

Tags: Interstate 66, Interstate 270, public transportation, Ari Ashe, vdot, Maryland State Highway Administration, transportation funding reform bill

Region's air quality improves, despite hot summer

Even though there were eight days with temperatures over 100 degrees and 52 days over 90 degrees in 2012 -- making it the third hottest summer on record -- the region only had three Code Red days and 16 Code Orange days.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 06:53am EDT

Tags: Code Red, code orange, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Hank Silverberg, Lon Anderson, air quality