Transportation

Norfolk man arrested at RIC after TSA catches him with gun

A Norfolk man was arrested at Richmond International Airport May 18 after Transportation Security Administration officers detected a loaded semi-automatic handgun in the traveler’s carry-on bag.

A TSA officer detected the .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun inside the man’s carry-on bag as it passed through the security checkpoint X-ray machine. The handgun was loaded with 13 bullets.

Virginia celebrating ‘Bike to Work Week’ this week


The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation is encouraging Virginians to participate in Bike to Work Week all week (May 15-19). The initiative is supported and recognized by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Bike to Work week encourages people to utilize biking as an alternative to driving alone to work.

“Bike to Work Week is an initiative for commuters to explore other travel options rather than congested roadways. It is also a great way to help ease commuter stress,” said Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT director.

A safer way across


A project years in the making is beginning to make life easier for wheelchair-bound residents in Northern Henrico.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is completing a $2-million set of enhancements to the Brook Road corridor in front of St. Joseph's Villa and the Hollybrook Apartments, a community that is home to dozens of disabled residents.

Gas prices hit highest point since January


The cost of regular unleaded gasoline in the Richmond region last week – $2.20 per gallon – reached its highest average cost since January, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. The region's gas stations are switching from winter-blend to more expensive summer-blend gasoline, which contributes to the price increase.

The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at this time last year in the region was $1.86.

Prices in much of the Mid-Atlantic region have mirrored the rise in the national average during the past week, according to AAA officialsThe national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, seven cents more than a week ago, nine cents more compared to one month ago and 35 cents more than the same date last year.

Water system repairs to prompt lane closures Wednesday near Gayton, John Rolfe


Work to repair a leaking water main or valve will require lane closures beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 near Gayton Road and John Rolfe Parkway.

Westbound Gayton’s left turning lane and left through lane will be closed. Westbound traffic will be shifted to the right through lane. Eastbound Gayton’s left through lane will be closed at John Rolfe. Eastbound traffic will be shifted to the right through lane.

JetBlue to double number of Richmond-Ft. Lauderdale flights


JetBlue Airways will add a second daily roundtrip between Richmond International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to its summer schedule, effective June 15. The two markets were first connected by JetBlue in 2008.

With the addition of the second Ft. Lauderdale flight, JetBlue will now provide nonstop service between Richmond and Boston (four departures per day) and Orlando (twice-daily service) in addition to Ft. Lauderdale.

Man cited with gun at Richmond International Airport checkpoint


A man was cited on state weapons charges after he was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Richmond International Airport checkpoint last week when TSA officers detected a 9 mm handgun among his carry-on items.

TSA officers immediately contacted the Richmond International Airport Police, which responded, confiscated the gun and cited the man on a weapons charge. The man told TSA officials that he forgot that he was carrying his gun with him in his carry-on bag. It was not loaded.

Portion of Lakeside Avenue closed due to water main break


MAR. 3 – Crews have closed Lakeside Avenue between Maplewood Road and Spruce Street to make repairs to a broken water main.

Southbound traffic on Lakeside is being redirected to Maplewood, Hermitage Road and Dumbarton Road. Northbound traffic is being rerouted to Spruce, Club Road and Hilliard Road.

First Global Entry Enrollment Center opens in Richmond


U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently opened a Global Entry Enrollment Center at Richmond International Airport (RIC), which will expedite the Customs clearance process for pre-approved, low-risk international travelers. Conditionally approved Global Entry applicants can now register for an interview with a CBP officer at the Richmond location on the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website.

The Richmond site is the second Global Entry Enrollment Center in Virginia. Prior to the center opening in the Massey Building (5707 Huntsman Road, Suite 104) off Airport Drive, travelers interested in enrolling in Global Entry had to schedule interviews at an office in downtown Washington, D.C. or at Dulles.

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