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Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 07/31/2012

D.C. toughens drunk driving law, restores breath test

A revised law to take effect Wednesday adds penalties and allows police to resume the suspended breath-testing program.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:59 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, D.C. police, Drunk driving

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Many D.C. weekend events will draw crowds, traffic

Thousands of Girl Scouts will Rock the Mall on Saturday on the Washington Monument grounds. That’s just one of many outdoor activities scheduled for D.C. this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rock the Mall, Capital Pride

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/01/2012

D.C. closing streets for weekend events

Four events in the District over the weekend will require street closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Race for the Cure, Taste of Georgetown, Post Hunt, Ford's Theatre

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/21/2012

11th Street Bridge: D.C. plans major changes in traffic patterns near Anacostia River

Big changes at the 11th Street Bridge will affect thousands of commutes.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Commuting, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Anacostia River

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Nats fan offers ballpark travel tips by Circulator, Metro

Metro’s Green Line to Nationals Park is never a problem, baseball fan says, but return is something else

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events, District, Driving, Highways, Traffic Safety, Transit | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 05/15/2012

D.C. speed camera locations expanding by 25

The D.C. police department is adding more than 25 locations for speed camera enforcement.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:54 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, District, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DC police, Speed cameras

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/09/2012

D.C. closing freeway ramp near 11th Street Bridge

The District Department of Transportation is shutting a ramp for Eighth Street SE in preparation for a new route on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Highways, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/05/2012

Race for Hope to close D.C. streets Sunday

Race for Hope participants should check the Metro repair work schedule for disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Race for Hope, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/11/2012

D.C. traffic rules in effect on Monday holiday

For Monday’s Emancipation Day holiday, the District plans to maintain its rush hour traffic rules.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Events, Commuting, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, Emancipation Day, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/04/2012

What went wrong with the red top meters

The initial phase of the District’s red top meter program focused on stopping cheating rather than providing for the needs of people with disabilities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parking, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Nationals will add to afternoon rush

At 3:05 p.m., the Washington Nationals will begin an exhibition game with the Boston Red Sox at Nationals Park.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, District

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 03/29/2012

Cherry blossom traffic pattern on Ohio Drive ends

As the blossoms fade around the Tidal Basin, the National Park Service restores two-way traffic on Ohio Drive, but the Cherry Blossom Festival is far from over.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:53 AM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Driving, District, Metro

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012

D.C. says anyone can now park at red top meters

D.C. says anyone can now park at red top meters.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, red top meters, DC parking, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Tips for the Tidal Basin: Don’t drive to blossoms

Many people bound for the Tidal Basin at blossom time won’t believe how frustrating it will be to try driving.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/20/2012

D.C. Council to consider suspending red top meters for disabled

The D.C. Council is to take up an emergency measure Tuesday that would suspend enforcement of the red top meter parking system for the disabled.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parking, District | Tags:  D.C. transportation, D.C.parking

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012

D.C. to install more red top meters for disabled people

The District Department of Transportation announced today that it will speed up the installation of the new red top meters reserved for people with disabilities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parking, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DDOT, DC parking

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 03/01/2012

Q&A on new D.C. red top meters for disabled people

As the District begins enforcement Thursday of the new parking policy for people with disabilities, travelers continue to ask questions about the red top meter program.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:13 AM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DDOT, DC parking rules

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 02/27/2012

D.C. reminds drivers about new red top meters

Warning notices will end and ticketing will begin Thursday at the District’s new street parking spaces for disabled people.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:32 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DDOT, parking

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 02/16/2012

Meeting Thursday on D.C. parking plan

The District is about to launch an adjustable rate parking system along H Street NE, the emerging shopping and entertainment corridor north of Capitol Hill and east of Union Station.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:09 PM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DC parking

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 01/26/2012

D.C. ticket amnesty program ends Friday

The District Department of Motor Vehicles’s ticket amnesty program, which allows motorists to pay overdue tickets issued before 2010 without any late fee, ends on Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  06:15 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Antiabortion rally set for Monday in D.C.

The annual March for Life, a protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion, will draw thousands of demonstrators to the Mall on Monday. That will cause traffic congestion on nearby streets and add many more riders to Metrorail.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Events, Metro

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Adjusting to new patterns at 11th Street Bridge

A commuter points out the difficulties some drivers have with the new traffic patterns for the District’s 11th Street Bridge over the Anacostia River.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:54 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Construction, Congestion

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/04/2012

11th Street Bridge second span to open this weekend

The District Department of Transportation hopes to open the second span of the new 11th Street Bridge this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Construction

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Pennsylvania Avenue SE upgrade partly done

Part of the rehab project is wrapping up this week after two years, but another will continue into the spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Construction, Commuting

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Pedicab regulations set to return Friday

The District Department of Transportation’s regulations governing pedicabs, which expired at the end of November, are going to return on Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/15/2011

New spans opening at 11th Street Bridge

The District is about to open the first two of the three new spans that will replace the 11th Street Bridge over the Anacostia River.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, District

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Street closings, bus detours for Thursday tree lighting

Here are street closings and bus detours for Thursday afternoon’s National Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, District

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 11/18/2011

New traffic pattern for I-295 repairs

The District DOT plans to shift traffic on southbound Interstate 295 this weekend to accommodate bridge work.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:28 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, District

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 11/01/2011

What’s up with Union Station plaza

The District launched an 18-month project to make the plaza appear worthy of the adjacent station and to make it less confusing for those using the transportation hub.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:25 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 10/31/2011

D.C. ticket amnesty program collects almost $2 million

The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles has collected almost $2 million for outstanding tickets since launching an amnesty program Aug. 1.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  10:21 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/25/2011

Dupont High Heel Race kicks off tonight

The 25th strutting of the Dupont High Heel Race means 17th Street NW and the adjoining roads will be no-go zones for vehicles Tuesday evening.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Bridge checks to close D.C. lanes

Inspections of bridges along the Southwest Freeway and Massachusetts Avenue are to continue through Oct. 28.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:10 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, District

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Occupy DC scales back street protests

Occupy DC, which has erected dozens of tents at McPherson Square, is scaling back the daily marches and protests that have tied up downtown traffic and frustrated some rush-hour commuters.

By Tim Craig  |  03:43 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Overnight lane closing on 14th Street Bridge

The right lane of the northbound 14th Street Bridge will be closed from 8 tonight till 5 a.m. Wednesday. The closing will create a safety zone for work on a bridge pier.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:58 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, District

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 10/06/2011

DDOT works to improve Union Station plaza

Travelers in the vicinity of Union Station can see that Columbus Circle, the plaza out front, is lined with construction barriers. The District Department of Transportation has begun an 18-month project that should improve access and safety throughout the plaza.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:23 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 10/03/2011

New D.C. bus links neighborhoods across river

The District Department of Transportation has launched the first D.C. Circulator bus route east of the Anacostia River. Here’s a look at the route and schedule.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:28 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Transit

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Some DMV fees increasing

If you’ve been putting off a trip to the District Department of Motor Vehicles, you might want to make sure you head there before the end of the month. Fees will go up on Oct. 1 for a handful of transactions, including residential parking permits and temporary licenses.

By Mark Berman  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Changes start Monday for D.C. Circulator buses

The District Department of Transportation is eliminating one route, adding another and making further adjustments in the Circulator bus system service.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:28 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transit, District

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Lanes to close on 14th Street Bridge this weekend

The District DOT plans to do some work this weekend on the 14th Street Bridge, and this will involve lane closings starting tonight.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:56 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Construction, District

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 09/09/2011

D.C. to rebuild Union Station plaza

The District Department of Transportation is about to launch an 18-month reconstruction of Columbus Plaza and Massachusetts Avenue in front of Union Station.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:01 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Transit, District

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Street closings Thursday on Capitol Hill

Watch for extra traffic congestion Thursday evening around the U.S. Capitol, where President Obama will address Congress at about 7 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:14 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, District, Events

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Prepare for walk to King Memorial site

While the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial isn’t till Aug. 28, the memorial grounds by the Tidal Basin are scheduled to open Monday. So I took a walk over to see how visitors can approach the site.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, District, Events

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011

D.C. DMV extends ticket amnesty research program

The District Department of Motor Vehicles plans to extend a research service it has been offering to customers interested in paying past due fines under its ticket amnesty program.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/13/2011

More Chain Bridge closings coming, DDOT says

The District Department of Transportation announced Saturday that it plans to close Chain Bridge on some weekends starting this month and continuing into December for repairs under the bridge deck.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:51 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/29/2011

14th Street Bridge work wrapping up

The lane closings on the northbound span of the 14th Street Bridge are about to end after two years of rehabilitation work.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/21/2011

New traffic patterns affect Md., D.C. commutes

Two traffic shifts designed to accommodate highway work zones will affect commuters using New Hampshire Avenue in Maryland and D.C.- 295 in the District.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District, Maryland

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Residents eager to see Circulator expand east of the Anacostia River

Residents express likes and dislikes over proposed new bus routes for areas east of the Anacostia River.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Change coming for Rock Creek Parkway users

The National Park Service has announced an upcoming change in the traffic pattern for the Rock Creek Parkway reconstruction affecting drivers at Cathedral Avenue NW.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Traffic pattern change on Pennsylvania Ave. SE

At noon today, the District Department of Transportation is going to temporarily change the traffic pattern on Pennsylvania Avenue SE to accommodate extra traffic outbound for the long July 4 weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, District

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. DMV announces increases in fees

Several fees at the District Department of Motor Vehicles are increasing Friday. In a statement, city officials said the hikes “are designed to assist with the current budget crisis in the District.”

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, District

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/28/2011

DDOT to host climate change workshop

The District Department of Transportation plans to host a workshop Wednesday on the links between transportation and climate change.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Beach Drive midday closing this week

The National Park Service plans to close part of Beach Drive between rush hours Thursday and Friday so that maintenance workers can begin to repair and clean the Zoo Tunnel.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Repairs underway on Anacostia Freeway

Drivers are facing traffic delays while repairs are being done on five bridges along Interstate 295.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:04 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Highways

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 06/02/2011

14th Street Bridge work zone to shift again

The construction island in the middle of the 14th Street Bridge’s northbound span is scheduled to shift to a new spot next week. That will be the final phase of the reconstruction project.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Temporary fix to Broad Branch Road set to begin

Work is set to begin Wednesday on a temporary single-lane bridge on Broad Branch Road over Soapstone Creek in Northwest Washington in an area that has been closed to most traffic since April after a sinkhole opened.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/26/2011

A slow roll to motorcycle rally

A four-day motorcycle rally kicks off Friday at the RFK Stadium grounds, but some attendees may find access difficult.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, District, Congestion | Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 05/18/2011

Gray names Bellamy as D.C. transportation director

The Post’s Nikita Stewart reports on the D.C. Wire blog that Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) has nominated Terry Bellamy as permanent director of the District Department of Transportation.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 05/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Transportation Politics

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 05/16/2011

Lane restrictions on I Street NW

Lane restrictions will begin Monday night on I (Eye) Street NW between 11th and 15 streets as the District Department of Transportation conducts road repairs.

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:46 PM ET, 05/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, District

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Three lanes from 14th St. Bridge to freeway

Some drivers are confused by the new work zone on the northbound side of the 14th Street Bridge, and that may account for the extra congestion that occurred this morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Shift in 14th Street Bridge work zone causes delays

The work zone on the northbound span of the 14th Street Bridge moved into the right center lane Thursday morning. This will be the next to last phase in the surface rehabilitation that began two years ago. The new pattern was a bit confusing to many people Thursday, according to officials with the project, resulting in congestion.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Lane closings to start on 17th St. at Mall

The National Park Service is going to start closing lanes on 17th Street between Constitution and Independence avenues. This is very near the other park service project, the reconstruction of western Constitution Avenue, that also is restricting lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 05/09/2011

14th Street Bridge work zone shifting

The work zone on the northbound span of the 14th Street Bridge is scheduled to move into the right center lane on Thursday morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:30 PM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/03/2011

Streets near 10th, G NW closed for Blue Mass

Be alert for street closures this afternoon around St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in downtown Washington.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congestion, District

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/25/2011

New York Avenue construction doesn’t deliver delays — yet

Bridge reconstruction work on New York Avenue began Monday morning without any huge delays. Explanations varied, ranging from the realistic (the Easter holiday cut down on traffic) to the optimistic (perhaps people took heed of the warnings issued by the District Department of Transportation and local media outlets).

By Mark Berman  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Congestion, Construction

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Today’s transportation roundup

Here’s a look at some of the recent headlines in traffic, transit and other modes of transportation.

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:54 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Biking, Metro, District

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 04/25/2011

New York Avenue reconstruction kicks off week

We’ll be keeping tabs on the commute all morning, rounding up any headaches, issues or problems we hear about.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District, Commuting, Maryland, Northern Virginia

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Streets near White House reopen after suspicious package

Police are investigating a suspicious package near the White House. Pennsylvania Avenue NW is closed between 13th and 15th streets. 14th Street is closed between Pennsylvania and Consitution avenues.

By  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Capital Bikeshare expanding in D.C.

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray opened a new Capital BikeShare station Wednesday near the John A. Wilson and Ronald Reagan buildings that he said will make it easier for city and federal workers to use the popular system.

By Tim Craig  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking, District

Posted at 06:47 AM ET, 04/18/2011

DDOT director to take questions on proposed budget

Interim DDOT director Terry Bellamy will answer questions online today at noon regarding the proposed DDOT budget.

By Mark Berman  |  06:47 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Police investigation at 14th and Irving

A police investigation at the intersection of 14and Irving streets NW is causing traffic issues in Columbia Heights.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:24 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Driving, District

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 03/31/2011

District makes Circulator bus changes

The District Department of Transportation has formally announced changes affecting three of its Circulator bus routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:16 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, DC Circulator

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2011

Funeral procession to cause delays

D.C. Fire /EMS officials are warning that the funeral procession for a veteran firefighter may cause traffic delays around the area this afternoon. Marc E. Dancy, 37, a D.C. firefighter for five years, was found dead in the 3000 block...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:50 PM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 01/27/2011

Smoking manholes disrupt traffic

Two manholes are smoking underground in separate incidents in Northwest and Northeast Washington which could cause traffic disruptions at the end of Thursday's rush hour, D.C. Fire officials said. Firefighters were first called to the 2nd Street and Constitution Avenue...

By Clarence Williams  |  06:53 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/27/2011

D.C. crews ready for light snow Friday

D.C. snow teams will be on duty through Thursday to treat streets, combat possible freezing overnight and tackle the possibility of a light coating of snow for the morning commute.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/26/2011

A painfully slow, icy commute -- even for Obama

Check here for the latest road closures near you, including on-the-ground accounts. Streets on major routes out of the District are crowded as drivers gingerly make their way into the suburbs. With snow taking hold on highways in Northern Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation reported slow going, further hindered by a number of accidents. Cameras around the region were showing bumper-to-bumper traffic, and rides home were becoming white-knuckle rides lasting an hour or more.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 01/25/2011

State of the Union street closings

On Tuesday evening, traffic restrictions will be in effect around the Capitol. President Obama is scheduled to deliver the State of the Union address at 9 p.m. These areas are scheduled to be closed from 7 p.m. until the end of the event:

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:59 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/10/2011

BET awards close streets this weekend

There will be street closures and parking restrictions this weekend downtown in the area of E and 12th streets as the BET Honors take place. The awards ceremony will include television filming. The following streets and sidewalks will be closed:...

By Luke Rosiak  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Road closures on Mass. Ave. NW

Authorities are investigating a suspicious package delivered to the Embassy of Greece in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW. Expect traffic delays in the area....

By Michael Bolden  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/03/2011

Gray names interim DDOT director

Terry Bellamy, who was deputy director of operations for the District Department of Transportation, will serve as interim director while Mayor Vincent C. Gray searches for a replacement for Gabe Klein. According to his DDOT biography, Bellamy served in Arlington's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 12/31/2010

Modified transit, parking for holiday

Most jurisdictions in the Washington region will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions Friday and Saturday in observance of New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Here is a roundup, along with some modified transit schedules: Alexandria On Friday and Saturday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:27 AM ET, 12/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 12/31/2010

New detour at Ninth Street Bridge

The District Department of Transportation plans to close the ramp to the Ninth Street Bridge from westbound New York Avenue NE on Monday. The old bridge is going to be demolished, before construction of a new ramp.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:35 AM ET, 12/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Several I-495 lanes to close overnight

Overnight construction will close parts of the Beltway in Virginia as part of the I-495 HOT lanes project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The closures will begin the night of Monday, Dec. 27, and last through the morning of Thursday, Dec. 30. All of the closures will take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

By Mark Berman  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/23/2010

Lights out on Georgia Ave., 16th St.

Many signals lights are dark on 16th Street and Georgia Avenue NW because of a power outage. The department of transportation reminds drivers that intersections must be treated as four-way stops, even if they're travelling on a busier thoroughfare than the cross streets.

By Luke Rosiak  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Streetcar work closes 7th St NE

Streetcar-related construction work could cause a traffic headache in Northeast Washington today. The District Department of Transportation will close 7th Street between H and G streets from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the installation of streetcar tracks across the intersection of 7th and H streets.

By Mark Berman  |  07:10 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Downtown streets reopen

12:15 p.m. Update: DDOT says the suspicious package has been cleared and that streets are reopening. Expect delays to continue for a while. 11:33 a.m. Update: Authorities remain on the scene. Westbound K Street is still clogged and delays on...

By Michael D. Bolden  |  10:55 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Which rider will win winter?

A Capital Bikeshare member with nerves of steel or a fluffy coat will win a three-year membership to the bikesharing program, simply for getting the most use out of the $70-year, flat-rate program--during two of the coldest months of the year.

By Luke Rosiak  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Sinkhole on S. Dakota Ave,

District officials say a sinkhole has formed on South Dakota Avenue at Webster Street in Northeast Washington. D.C. police are on the scene. Motorists are urged to use other streets. Eastern Avenue is one possible alternative....

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/08/2010

D.C. transportation after Gabe Klein

Gabe Klein, who announced this morning that he will be leaving his post as the District's transportation director, had a habit of trying new plans, gauging their effectiveness, then fixing the problems. That sometimes worked for the city and against him. But I think he'll wind up being remembered as a administrator who pushed the District toward the mainstream of urban transportation policy.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 12/08/2010

Gabe Klein to leave DDOT

NBC 4 is reporting that District Department of Transportation chief Gabe Klein is expected to announce his departure Wednesday morning. Klein has invited members of the media to a press conference at city hall at 10:15 where he will make a brief statement. The move would come as Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray prepares to take over from departing Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Klein has been selling an urban lifestyle that depends less cars and more on trains, buses, bicycles and walking. He is following the credo of like-minded transportation planners in Portland, Seattle and New York that public transit can revive ailing cities.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  |  09:27 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/07/2010

DC-295 speed cameras are gone

The D.C.-295 work zone speed cameras are gone. The mobile camera units, which had been stationed near the new Eastern Avenue Bridge in July to help protect workers from speeding vehicles, were taken away last week, D.C. Assistant Police Chief Patrick Burke said.

By Derek Kravitz  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Water main break on Eastern Ave.

[This post has been updated] A water main break in the 3400 block of Eastern Avenue is expected to cause traffic issues along a major commuter route. Expect problems between Rhode Island Avenue and Bladensburg Road. A water main break...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Emerson St. NW closed

Emerson Street NW is closed between 14th and 15th Streets due to a water main break, according to D.C. officials....

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:41 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010

DDOT director to host online chat today

District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein will take questions online in a live chat at 12:00 pm today. "Residents and anyone else interested in transportation in the city are invited to join or follow the discussion," the Department said.

By Luke Rosiak  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 11/30/2010

D.C. offers residents free sandbags

The District Department of Public Works will offer free sandbags to D.C. residents Tuesday night as a cold front with the potential to cause flooding moves through the area. The region is under a flash flood watch through Wednesday afternoon.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  04:50 PM ET, 11/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 11/24/2010

14th Street NW reopens

5:05 p.m. Update: President Barack Obama and his family have delivered turkeys that didn't receive a presidential pardon to a food pantry for the poor. After Obama issued the annual presidential reprieves to two turkeys at the White House on Wednesday, the Obama family passed out turkeys, stuffing and other Thanksgiving staples at Martha's Table, which is located between V and W streets on 14th. The first family also worked at the pantry during last year's holiday.

By Washington Post wire and staff reports  |  05:00 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 11/22/2010

16th St. NW reopened after fire

n unidentified person was found dead in a Northwest Washington rowhouse Monday as firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze on the upper floor. A passerby called for help about 3:30 p.m. after seeing smoke coming from windows on the top floor of the three-story dwelling in the 3600 block of 16th Street NW, D.C. fire department spokesman Pete Piringer said. The dead person, apparently an adult, was found in a third-floor room, Piringer said. He said the victim's identity had not been confirmed as of late afternoon. Piringer said 16th Street in the area of the fire probably will remain closed through the evening rush hour as cleanup continues and authorities investigate the cause of the blaze.

By Washington Post Staff Writers  |  05:04 PM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Closings on D.C. bridges

Lane closures on two bridges will affect D.C. traffic this weekend. The District Department of Transportation plans to close two right lanes on the inbound 14th Street Bridge Saturday from 6 to 10 a.m. to place steel plates. DDOT plans...

By Michael D. Bolden  |  05:20 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 11/19/2010

Lane closures planned for 295

The District Department of Transportation plans to close two of the three northbound lanes on Kenilworth Avenue near the Eastern Avenue Bridge from 5 to 8 a.m. Saturday. Crews plan to install and activate lights for new overhead signs at...

By Michael D. Bolden  |  05:13 PM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Conn. Ave. NW closed

7:56 p.m. Update: Farragut North is now closed, according to Metro. Shuttle buses have been requested. 7:52 p.m. Update: A Metro employee and a transit police officer told the Post's Ann Scott Tyson that Farragut North will be closed as...

By Ann Scott Tyson and Clarence Williams  |  05:55 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Broad Branch Rd. reopens

4:25 p.m. Update: Broad Branch Road has reopened, according to DDOT. Original post: Broad Branch Road between Beach Drive and Brandywine Street in Northwest Washington is closed because of a fallen tree, according to the District Department of Transportation. Crews...

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:06 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Committee voting on DC streetcars

The District City Council's Committee on Public Works and Transportation is currently meeting to approve the plan for streetcars.

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:44 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 11/13/2010

Warnings over for red-light cameras

The grace period is over for three new red-light cameras in action in the District. There are now more than 50 deployed throughout the city. The cameras debuted last month at Connecticut Avenue southbound at Porter Street NW; on 14th...

By Michael Bolden  |  09:03 AM ET, 11/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 11/11/2010

North Capitol Street reopens

4:40 p.m. Update: D.C. authorities say the package has been cleared. Original post: North Capitol Street is closed from Florida Avenue to Michigan Avenue due to police activity. Traffic reporting services indicate there has been a car accident at Michigan...

By Michael Bolden  |  04:31 PM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 11/08/2010

Penn. Ave. reopens after protest

12:45 p.m. Update: Tim Craig reports that Pennsylvania Avenue has reopened. 12:33 p.m. Update: More than 200 members of the Ethopian community marched to the John A. Wilson Building demanding to speak to District politicians about the death of Ali...

By Michael Bolden  |  12:10 PM ET, 11/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 11/05/2010

DDOT installing solar-powered meters

Crews from the District Department of Transportation are installing more than a thousand solar-powered parking meters in Northwest and Southwest Washington.

By Michael Bolden  |  02:52 PM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 11/03/2010

Suspicious vehicle closes roads

UPDATE: The suspicious vehicle is said to be a camper parked on Jefferson Drive in front of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, according to reporter Fredrick Kunkle. Sgt. David Schlosser with the U.S. Park Police said the agency's...

By Michael Bolden  |  05:31 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Beach Drive closure today

[This post has been updated] Beach Drive is scheduled to be closed Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. so that crews can do emergency work on manholes. Beach will be closed from Rock Creek Parkway to Klingle Road NW,...

By Michael Bolden  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 11/02/2010

Fire at Rhode Island & 14th

5:57 p.m. Update: The fire at the Windsor House Apartments at 1444 Rhode Island Ave. NW broke out about 4:40 p.m., said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for the D.C. fire and rescue department. The blaze broke out on the ninth...

By Michael Bolden  |  05:50 PM ET, 11/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Chain Bridge closing this wknd.

The District Department of Transportation plans to close Chain Bridge this weekend for repair work, which includes the replacement of bridge supports. The closing comes as Washington gears up for the Marine Corps Marathon, which will close both the Key...

By Michael Bolden  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 10/25/2010

D.C. street sweeping ends Friday

D.C. residents can rejoice. The District is suspending street cleaning for the season starting Friday. Parking restrictions due to daytime street sweeping will be lifted and drivers won't have to do the dance of moving their cars on street-cleaning days....

By Michael Bolden  |  11:41 AM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/20/2010

Water main break on Clarendon Blvd.

Arlington County crews are repairing a water main break on Clarendon Blvd., between North Scott and North Rhodes streets. Detours will be in effect through rush hour and into the evening hours, officials said. Officials say drivers should seek alternate...

By Michael Bolden  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 10/20/2010

I-66 ramp to E St. to close overnight

The inbound ramp from the Roosevelt Bridge to E Street NW is scheduled to close overnight today through Sunday, according to the District Department of Transportation. The closures are necessary for repairs to the bridge deck and will be in...

By Michael Bolden  |  11:47 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/19/2010

DDOT hosts Rock Creek meeting

The District Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Rock Creek West 2 Livability Study. The livability studies focus on quality of life in D.C. neighborhoods and areas such as transportation and housing. According...

By Michael Bolden  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:03 PM ET, 10/14/2010

Accident at N.Y. and N. Capitol

6:20 p.m. Update: The police vehicles are gone and traffic is now flowing west on New York Avenue. 6:10 p.m. Update: Traffic cameras show no westbound traffic flowing on New York Avenue at North Capitol. Police cars are blocking the...

By Michael Bolden  |  06:03 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 10/14/2010

D.C. gets 3 new red light cameras

Three new red light cameras are in action at key streets in the District, adding to the more than 50 deployed throughout the city. The cameras made their debut this week at Connecticut Avenue southbound at Porter Street NW, on 14th Street northbound at K Street NW, and on 3rd Street southbound at New York Avenue. Until Nov. 12, people who miscalculate the duration of the yellow light and get caught by the red will receive warnings in the mail. After that, violators will receive citations. The District collected almost $7.2 million in red light camera fines in fiscal year 2009.

By Michael Bolden  |  11:54 AM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 10/13/2010

12th St. Tunnel to close today

The Decepticons' efforts to disrupt District traffic this week has taken another turn: The 12th Street Tunnel will close this afternoon as film crews film scenes for "Transformers 3." The District Department of Transportation says the tunnel will close from 1 to 4 p.m., reopening for for rush hour, although filming will continue until 7.

By Michael Bolden  |  11:42 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 10/08/2010

Third Street Tunnel delays

D.C. officials report that a vehicle accident is causing delays in the northbound Third Street Tunnel....

By Michael Bolden  |  02:13 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 10/07/2010

Lane restrictions near H St. NE

The District Department of Transportation plans to reduce traffic to a single lane on Fourth and Fifth Streets NE between H and G Streets for a month as part of the H Street reconstruction project. The following restrictions begin Friday...

By Michael Bolden  |  06:10 PM ET, 10/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Chat with DDOT's director

Gabe Klein, the director of the District Department of Transportation, will host a live Web discussion today at 12:30 p.m. The chat will be available on DDOT's Web site and is open to anyone interested in transportation in the District....

By Michael Bolden  |  11:07 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Clara Barton Pkwy. closed

Clara Barton Parkway between the Glen Echo turnaround and Chain Bridge closed at noon for emergency road repairs, according to the District Department of Transportation. DDOT reports that the Park Police say the work could take several hours....

By Michael Bolden  |  10:53 AM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/29/2010

Thomas Circle reopens to traffic

(Photos by Michael D. Bolden/The Washington Post) 11:20 a.m. Update: DDOT reports that roads around Thomas Circle have reopened. 11:10 a.m. Update: Authorities at the scene are releasing no details about the nature of the threat, staff writer Nathan Rott...

By Michael Bolden  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:24 PM ET, 09/28/2010

U Street NW reopens

8:10 p.m. Update: U Street NW has been reopened. 7:50 p.m. Update: 12th Street has been entirely re-opened, police say. Photo by Aaron Davis/The Washington Post Updates on the shooting on Crime Scene 6:33 p.m. Update: Metro says the entrance...

By Michael Bolden  |  08:24 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 09/22/2010

Penn. Ave. NW reopens

4:05 p.m. Update: According to D.C. Fire/EMS, there was no hazard found. 3:53 p.m. Update: The eastbound lanes have reopened, too. 3:50 p.m. Update: J. Freedom du Lac reports that Pennsylvania Avenue westbound has reopened. The eastbound lanes remain closed....

By Michael Bolden  |  02:26 PM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 PM ET, 09/16/2010

14th Street NW has reopened

9:21 p.m. Update: The road is now open. 4:05 p.m. Update: Road closures in Columbia Heights continue this evening due to a possible gas leak and will affect the drive home. According to the District Department of Transportation, 14th Street...

By Michael Bolden  |  09:21 PM ET, 09/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:45 PM ET, 09/10/2010

Night work to affect N.Y. Ave.

The trip through the New York Avenue corridor and the intersection with Florida Avenue will get a bit more complicated for drivers traveling the stretch during nighttime hours over the next week. Beginning tonight, crews will be activating new traffic...

By Michael Bolden  |  06:45 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/31/2010

What are your Labor Day plans?

A triple AAA survey says that almost 790,000 people in the Washington area will travel for Labor Day. But with Hurricane Earl threatening the East Coast plans are up in the air for many. How is it affecting your Labor...

By Michael Bolden  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 08/27/2010

New Circulator route debuts

Several changes begin Sunday for D.C.'s popular Circulator bus service. The biggest is the introduction of service along a route from Dupont Circle to Georgetown to Rosslyn. It operates Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

By Michael Bolden  |  10:28 AM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:37 AM ET, 08/25/2010

D.C. chat on storm preparedness

The District's Department of Public Works plans to hold an online discussion on Wednesday to answer questions about trash and debris collection and sandbag distribution.

By Michael Bolden  |  05:37 AM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 08/24/2010

18th Street NW closed

Eighteenth Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and G Street in Northwest Washington is shut down due to police activity, according to District authorities. Westbound G Street is also closed between 17th and 18th streets....

By Michael Bolden  |  06:38 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 08/24/2010

Minnesota Ave. reopens after crash

6:45 p.m. Update: The street has reopened. Original post: Minnesota Avenue is closed in both directions between 17th and 19th streets SE due to a car accident, according to the District Department of Transportation....

By Michael Bolden  |  05:32 PM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Emergency repairs on Douglass Bridge

1:55 p.m. Update: Delays on South Capitol Street soutbound extend to M Street. Traffic is moving but sluggish. 11:45 a.m. Update: The repairs on the bridge are part of an overall repair project DDOT launched in May along with weight...

By Michael Bolden  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/16/2010

Board: Educate moped operators

The swarms of mopeds and motor scooters that roar through capitals in Europe and Asia may never appear on District streets but there are enough of them now that authorities want their riders to understand the rules.

By Michael Bolden  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 08/02/2010

ART disruption

7:40 AM: Arlington Transit riders using the route 61 bus should expect delays due to an incident on Queen Street. As a result, a van with a "Forsythe" logo will be picking up riders at designated stops. 6:50 AM: MARC...

By Kafia Hosh  |  07:40 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 07/23/2010

Detours, closures for Scout parade

The Boy Scouts of America Grand Centennial Parade is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. and end at approximately 4 p.m. Sunday. It begins at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue NW, proceeds along Constitution Avenue before ending at 18th and traveling north on Virginia Avenue to disband.

By Michael Bolden  |  05:45 PM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Want to help tattoo a street?

A new piece of art is coming to an unlikely venue: The pavement of a major avenue a few blocks from the White House. And you're invited this weekend to be part of the team that will turn the blacktop muti-colored and leave a longstanding mark on prime real estate of the city.

By Luke Rosiak  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Police ticketing pedestrians?

According to a tweet from the District Department of Transportation, D.C. police are out writing tickets for pedestrians today. The citations are being handed out at the intersection of 14th and U streets NW. The tweet says many pedestrians there...

By Michael Bolden  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 07/09/2010

DDOT's plea: Please adopt a tree

Wanted: People to care for the District's street trees. The D.C. Department of Transportation's forestry division is as asking residents to help water some of the trees lining the city's streets amid the heat of summer.

By Michael Bolden  |  02:00 PM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 07/09/2010

Chat with the DDOT director

Do you have questions about the District's plans to bring back streetcars? Or perhaps you're wondering about the network of bike lanes expanding across the city. You can chat with the man responsible for many of these changes today at...

By Michael Bolden  |  09:22 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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