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Julia Airey

Julia  Airey

Airey is the Metro reporter for The Washington Times. A New England native, Airey has covered the D.C. technology scene for the past year with local media outlet Technical.ly D.C.. Previously she edited various collegiate magazines, and published a WWII biography. Airey can be reached at [email protected]

Articles by Julia Airey

In this Feb. 13, 2018 photo, a woman walks past a dockless bike parked outside of the Commerce Department in Washington. Shared bikes that can be left wherever the rider ends up are helping more people get access to the mode of transportation that reduces car traffic and increases exercise. But the dockless bikes are also producing some chaos with discarded bikes cluttering public spaces, blocking sidewalks and even placed in trees and lakes. Over the last year, startup companies have brought the bikes that don't require docking stations into city after city in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

D.C. officials to stretch 'Car Free Day' into two days

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) kicked off a new season of anything-but-car travel Wednesday by approving funds for alternative transportation projects and accepting a plan to stretch this year's "Car Free Day" into two days. Published July 18, 2018

'Not a coincidence': Metro on verge of strike for MLB All-Star Game

A regional transit workers strike was put on hold Monday, the eve of Washington's first Major League Baseball All-Star Game in decades, as Metro's management and union officials called for more talks to resolve their long-standing differences. Published July 16, 2018

Riders wait to board the Downtown Circulator bus at a stop outside Union Station on Friday, July 7, 2006, in Washington. After a year of operation, the Downtown Circulator is being hailed as a success by business leaders, city officials, tourists, commuters and shoppers. While ridership is low, compared the Metrorail system's 18.7 million riders a month, the short haul circulators carry passengers to areas they can't reach by rail. They include the Southwest Waterfront entertainment district and Georgetown's shops and restaurants. (AP Photo/Leslie E. Kossoff) **FILE**

DC Circulator gets new boss, but some still want takeover by District

The D.C. Council voted on Tuesday to approve the 5-year, $21 million contract, following a lengthy bidding process to find a new company to run the intra-city bus service. The new company, RATP Dev, currently manages the DC Streetcar system and agreed to several protections to protect workers, but some lawmakers are still hoping to remove private companies from the picture altogether. Published June 27, 2018

Members of the "Birth to Three Policy Alliance" waited in matching shirts outside the D.C. Council chambers Tuesday and cheered when they heard that the council unanimously approved legislation funding early childhood education iniatitives they had supported for the 10 years. (Julia Airey/ The Washington Times)

D.C. Council OKs early childcare programs

The District wants to be a leader in yet another early childhood education model, but a lack of funding could leave the new program in limbo. Published June 26, 2018

D.C. Fire rescue services deployed 80 firefighters to battle a two-alarm fire that started in Georgetown's popular eatery Wingos and spread to flower shop English Rose Garden on June 26, 2018. Flames injured three firefighters and caused "considerable" damage to the storefronts. (Photo courtesy of D.C. Fire and EMS)

80 firefighters battle two-alarm fire that started in Georgetown kitchen

Two Georgetown storefronts were badly burned in a two-alarm fire Tuesday that took 80 firefighters to get under control. The English Rose Garden and popular Georgetown eatery Wingos, which share the same building, were both caught in the 2- alarm fire at the intersection of O Street and Wisconsin Ave. NW. Published June 26, 2018