Dr. Gridlock: Events


Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 10/01/2012

Shorter days, playoff potential, a rush of road work: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The Nationals home schedule remains in flux, but the road work pace is steady in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:18 AM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Nationals, Redskins, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Metro cancels some early October track work

Metro revised its original plan to shut some stations for maintenance, which could be good for Nationals fans.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Nationals, Baseball playoffs, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Football, baseball, soccer and a book fest: the weekend and beyond

Watch for big crowds at Nationals Park, FedEx Field and RFK Stadium this weekend. But travelers also will be drawn to events from Dulles International to Ocean City.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Meteor showers, Metro delays, paving projects: the weekend and beyond

The Perseid meteors will be in the skiest, but back on the planet’s surface, area travelers face delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Sports, battles, Beltway paving, Metrorail projects: the weekend and beyond

A hot, muggy weekend won’t stop travelers bound for the Nationals, D.C. United or the tennis finals, but some road and transit work may slow them down.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, Citi Open

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Storms, Beltway widening, Metro delays, tennis and sharks: the weekend and beyond

Storms, Beltway paving and Metro maintenance are likely to be the biggest obstacles facing weekend travelers in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:52 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Beltway work, Metro Red Line split: the weekend and beyond

The weather will improve for those getting around the D.C. area this weekend, but the rainy forecast did force postponement of Beltway paving in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Metro delays, bridge work, Beltway and parkway lane closings: The weekend and beyond

The weekend weather forecast for the D.C. area suggests we should be lazy, but road and transit work crews will be very active.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, National Park Service, Silver Line

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Metrorail delays, Beltway work, traffic shifts: The weekend and beyond

The first weekend of summer will be a busy one, with outdoor activities and road and transit work.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Silver Line, Dulles Airport, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge project

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Sailabration, Nationals baseball, Metro delays and detours: the weekend and beyond

Tall ships visit Baltimore, the Yankees visit Nationals Park, Metro work affects four lines, and the Capital Beltway is filled with work zones.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Sailabration, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park, Capital Beltway, Weekend guide

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Baltimore traffic warning: Tall ships likely to bring big traffic congestion starting Wednesday

Baltimore’s Sailabration for the War of 1812 bicentennial could draw a million people over the next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:35 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority, Baltimore, Sailabration, War of 1812

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beltway lane closings, Rush Plus preparations: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Beltway drivers are enduring a paving project near the Wilson Bridge, while Metro riders are puzzling over the plans for the new Rush Plus service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

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 10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Capital Pride, Capital Beltway, Metro capital projects: The weekend and beyond

The Capital Pride festival will draw thousands to D.C. this weekend, while others head for beaches and concerts. But watch out for Metro delays, road projects and speed cameras.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Capital Pride, Rush Plus, Capital Beltway

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Speed cameras, Beltway slowdowns, Gay Pride parade: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The travel weather for the D.C. region looks pretty good the week of June 4-10, but drivers and transit users should be alert for some changes affecting their rides.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Rush Plus

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 10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Beltway congestion, Metro delays, downtown D.C. race: the weekend and beyond for traffic, transit

Travelers should encounter good weather this weekend, but need to note several major delays ahead on the roads and rails in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Bay Bridge, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Washington Nationals, Metro, WMATA, Race for the Cure

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day and beyond: Thunder in skies, Rolling Thunder on D.C. roads

Dr. Gridlock offers advice to those leaving the D.C. region for the Memorial Day weekend, or staying close to home for holiday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Getaways, Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Summer getaways

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Andrews air show, Nationals vs. Orioles, soccer, new 11th St. Bridge route: the weekend and beyond

It’s a busy weekend for events and travel delays in the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Highways, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Andrews air show, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, DC United

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 09:44 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Metro delays, road work, bikers’ day and an air show: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The rainy weather early this week may slow some road work, but plenty of activity is scheduled on highways and Metro.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Driving, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Metro delays, Anacostia detours, Annapolis triathlon: the weekend and beyond for D.C. area traffic, transit

The weekend weather will be fine for travel in the D.C. region, but your trips may be slowed by Metro repairs, road work and street closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Driving, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

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 10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Nationals, Capitals, Cinco de Mayo and Metro: the weekend and beyond

This is a big sports weekend in D.C. Unfortunately, it’s also a big weekend for Metro repair projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Bay Bridge, Driving, Biking | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Capitals

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Capitals, Nationals this weekend: How to deal with Metrorail disruptions

Metrorail service disruptions will create challenges for hockey and baseball fans, but there are options.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Transit rider advocates ask Metro to delay weekend track work because of Nationals, Capitals games

“No transportation agency in this area would inconvenience drivers in a similar way for non-emergency maintenance,” says the Action Committee for Transit.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Capitals, Nationals

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012

The weekend and beyond

Watch the forecast as you plan travels for this weekend, and check here for the man-made obstacles that include Metro track work and several road projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. metro System, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012

The weekend and beyond

Friday and Saturday morning are likely to be the best times for outdoor activities in the D.C. region before rain arrives for the rest of the weekend. Metro’s spring break is over, and weekend track work disruptions resume Friday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Capital Beltway, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/13/2012

The weekend and beyond

The Nationals are in D.C., the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is Saturday morning, and there’s road work all across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival, Metro, WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Getting to opening day at Nationals Park

Many fans have suggested ways to make the trip to and from the game less of a hassle.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Driving, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park

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 09:32 AM ET, 04/09/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The spring breaks are over for most local schools, the Cherry Blossom Festival continues and the Washington Nationals will play their first home game on Thursday.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival, Metrom, WMATA, Nationals Park

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 09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The spring break for many school systems should ease traffic in parts of the D.C. area this week, but there will be plenty of visitors downtown and across the Mall.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Events, Metro | Tags:  D.C. Metro, Washington Metro System, mass transit, public transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/30/2012

The weekend and beyond

Blossom time is over at the Tidal Basin, but the Cherry Blossom Festival, with all its crowd-gathering events, is still going strong.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Cherry Blossom Festival, 495 Express Lanes, Maryland Department of Transportation

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 09:31 AM ET, 03/26/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The cherry blossoms peaked last week, but the Cherry Blossom Festival just got underway on Sunday and many events are scheduled for this week and next.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Cherry Blossom Festival, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 03/23/2012

The weekend and beyond, at cherry blossom time

Despite rain and cooler temperatures, the Tidal Basin and National Mall are likely to be crowded with tourists on the opening weekend of the Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:54 AM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Biking, Parking, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival

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 09:14 AM ET, 03/19/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Spring weather and cherry blossoms will draw many to the Tidal Basin this week, so expect crowds and traffic.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:14 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/09/2012

The weekend and beyond

While most gatherings remain indoors on this late-winter weekend, we do have signs of spring: D.C. United will play its season opener at RFK Stadium on Saturday. The D.C. St. Patrick’s Day parade is Sunday. And early Sunday, the clocks spring forward.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, St. Patrick's Day parade, D.C. United

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, holiday parade and more

The Capital Weather Gang is tracking a storm that could bring some snow into the D.C. region on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:04 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Metrorail delays, President's Day,

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/23/2012

March for Life closes multiple streets

The March for Life, a rally protesting the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, returns to Washington on Monday. This will lead to road closures in or around Gallery Place, the National Mall and Capitol Hill.

By Mark Berman  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 01/23/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Two annual events, today’s March for Life and Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, will generate extra traffic congestion in the middle of D.C. See what else will affect your travels this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:50 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events

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 09:44 AM ET, 12/30/2011

The holiday weekend and beyond

Dr. Gridlock offers travel tips for the New Year’s weekend revels, or for commuters planning their upcoming return to work after the holidays.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Commuting

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Bowl game at RFK Stadium this afternoon

Travelers in the D.C. area may notice some extra traffic and some extra riders on Metrorail this afternoon before the 4:30 p.m. kickoff for the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:25 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 12/09/2011

The weekend and beyond

Whether you’re holiday shopping at the malls or attending one of the many weekend sporting events, here’s what you need to know about weekend travel conditions.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:37 AM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/02/2011

The weekend and beyond

Whether you’re holiday shopping or just trying to get around the D.C. region, you’ll want to know about these Metrorail disruptions, traffic-inducing events and road work.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

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 04:00 PM ET, 11/18/2011

The weekend and beyond in traffic and transit

The highways may be a bit more crowded than usual this weekend as travelers head to distant destinations, perhaps via local airports. The Crystal City, Reagan National Airport and Braddock Road stations will be closed as Metro performs track work, but shuttle buses will replace the trains.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:00 PM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

The weekend and beyond in traffic and transit

Travelers in the D.C. region will enjoy a sunny and mild weekend, but Metro is planning extensive track work — particularly on the Green Line — and road crews will be out, even though it’s a three-day holiday weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/04/2011

The weekend and beyond

Metro is closing some Red Line stations. Drivers who plan trips through Tysons Corner this weekend also should be on alert.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/28/2011

The weekend and beyond

This is the weekend for Halloween parties and the Marine Corps Marathon. But there’s also a lot of work scheduled for Metro, and some for the roads, too.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Air defense exercise above Washington

The sound of F-16s, helicopters and other aircraft in the skies above Washington early Wednesday will likely be an exercise designed to maintain the nation’s air defense network. The military has conducted such events throughout North America since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:23 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Events

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/24/2011

Complicated weekend ahead for Metro, riders

Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon and Metro’s aggressive maintenance schedule are going to make the weekend Metrorail schedule very complicated.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Events

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 10/21/2011

The weekend and beyond

The weekend forecast looks fine for travelers in the D.C. region, but there’s plenty of activity on Metro and on the roads that could cause delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:47 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 09/30/2011

The weekend and beyond

It won’t be a perfect weekend for travelers, but it will finally feel like fall. Here are some highlights of the traffic and transit issues they’re likely to encounter. Of particular note are the planned closing Friday night of a left exit on the Capital Beltway in Virginia and a restructuring of the D.C. Circulator bus routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:39 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011

The weekend and beyond

Weekend travelers will encounter dank and dreary weather on their way to events, and traffic will have to detour around the IMF/World Bank meetings in D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:24 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 09/16/2011

The weekend and beyond

Here’s a look at some of the road and transit conditions you will encounter in your travels across the D.C. region this weekend and beyond.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Driving

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Silver Spring music hall opens tonight

The new hall is likely to increase traffic in the area around the Colesville Road/Georgia Avenue intersection.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Driving, Maryland

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011

The weekend and beyond

The rain will decrease over the weekend as travelers head to many sporting and entertainment events throughout the region. Here’s a guide to some traffic and transit issues along the way.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro

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 05:29 PM ET, 08/26/2011

This weekend and beyond: Hurricane Irene edition

The big story this weekend was supposed to be the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. Instead, the region is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Metro employees complain of ‘forced overtime’ for MLK event

The transit agency asked for volunteers to work extended hours with the large crowds expected to D.C. for the memorial event, but didn’t get enough. Now Metro workers are being recruited to work overtime for event.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:11 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/22/2011

The week ahead in traffic and transit

It’s back to school today for students in Prince George’s County and the District. Drivers who have gotten used to traveling through school zones at regular speeds over the summer should be on the lookout for reductions and for children trying to cross the street.

By Washington Post Staff  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/19/2011

9/11 memorial motorcycle ride ends — for today

A miles-long stream of motorcyclists finished its journey after an hours -long memorial ride from the site where United Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congestion, 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 09:14 AM ET, 08/15/2011

The week ahead for traffic, transit

By the calendar, this week should be about as good as it gets in the D.C. region’s commuters, but the rain that dominates the Capital Weather Gang’s forecast for most of the week could dampen commuters’ enthusiasm.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Commuting, Events

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Getting to FedEx Field Friday for the Redskins’ preseason game

Here are some suggestions for getting to FedEx field for the Redskins preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Capital Beltway, Metro, Skins Traffic

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/12/2011

The weekend and beyond

The Redskins play at FedEx, D.C. United takes the field at RFK, and it’s also an active weekend for both road and rail projects in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Events, Construction

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/05/2011

The weekend and beyond

Several major changes in traffic and transit are scheduled for the first weekend of August.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction, Driving

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Getting to soccer at FedEx Field

Manchester United and FC Barcelona play at FedEx Field starting at 7 p.m. tonight, and that’s going to jam highways and avenues around Landover.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Events

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/29/2011

The weekend and beyond

Metro has a lot of maintenance work scheduled for this weekend, and many road crews will be out as well.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Driving

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/22/2011

The weekend and beyond

Friday is a good day to explore Mars. It’s air conditioned. At least, it’s that way during Mars Day at the Air and Space Museum. Otherwise, stay hydrated this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Civil War buffs bringing traffic to Manassas

The best travel advice for the next few days is not to travel, but the four days of activities marking the 150th anniversary of the battle at Manassas won’t wait on the weather. Thousands will be heading to events starting today.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Northern Virginia

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/18/2011

The week ahead in traffic, transit

There are several big outdoor events this week. A variety of activities in the Manassas area will mark the anniversary of the Civil War battle. And D.C. United plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RFK Stadium against New England Revolution. Here’s what to watch for on the roads and transit.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Events, Capital Beltway, Metro

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/01/2011

The weekend and beyond: 4th of July edition

Many travelers are launching their summer getaways, but others are just waiting to see some fireworks launched this July 4 holiday weekend. The forecast is pretty good, though a bit overheated, for the next four days, the Capital Weather Gang says. Here’s some key information for either the getaway or the staycation.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Getaways

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Many streets closed for July 4 celebrations

D.C. and Arlington County police have published their extensive lists of street closings for the region’s major Independence Day celebrations.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Driving

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Metro’s July 4 weekend service plan

Metro will offer special service for riders attending Independence Day celebrations, but the transit authority still will squeeze in a bit of track work Friday and Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/24/2011

The weekend and beyond

The National Barbecue Festival, the Caribbean Carnival and the D.C. United game with the Houston Dynamo at RFK Stadium are among the events that will lure travelers to the District.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Driving, Construction

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 06/17/2011

The weekend and beyond

The final round of the U.S. Open is scheduled for Sunday at Congressional Country Club in Potomac while the D.C. Triathlon will be held on streets near the National Mall.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:08 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Weekend Work

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Headed to the U.S. Open? Here are your options.

The U.S. Open, which started Monday with practice rounds at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, may draw 250,000 spectators. Traffic is likely to be at its worst Thursday through Sunday during tournament play. The best way to get there will be via shuttle buses.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Montgomery County

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 06/10/2011

The weekend and beyond

Many outdoor events are scheduled for this weekend in the D.C. area, including the Capital Pride parade and festival in the District, the Air Force Cycling Classic in Clarendon and Crystal City and the Celebrate Fairfax festival at the Fairfax County Government Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:05 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Capital Beltway, Metro, Driving

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Race for Cure set for Saturday

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, scheduled for Saturday, is likely to draw 40,000 runners and walkers.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 05/27/2011

The weekend and beyond

The highway departments in the D.C. region will suspend road work just in time for travelers to hit their escape routes for the Memorial Day weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:43 AM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Getaways

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 05/20/2011

Metro to shut four stations on holiday weekend

The transit authority plans to shut four Metrorail stations along the Blue and Orange lines for the entire Memorial Day weekend, even as thousands of visitors head for events in the nation’s capital. The closings will include the station adjacent to RFK Stadium, site of Stars & Stripes & Spokes, a four-day festival of motorcycle enthusiasts.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:01 PM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/20/2011

The weekend and beyond

The travel forecast for the weekend is brighter and drier than this past week, according to the Capital Weather Gang.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Construction

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/13/2011

The weekend and beyond

Our solid block of great weather crumbles just in time for the weekend, the Capital Weather Gang says. Rain is very likely on Saturday and Sunday, and then only slightly less likely through mid-week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/29/2011

The weekend and beyond

Whether you’re heading for one of the Nationals-Giants games at Nationals Park, Saturday’s Annapolis Cup croquet match at St. John’s College or Sunday afternoon's Cinco de Mayo Festival at the National Mall’s Sylvan Theater, the Capital Weather Gang projects a really nice weekend for travelers. But watch out for some transportation challenges on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Annapolis to host May triathlon

A new triathlon is scheduled to close many streets in Annapolis the morning of May 14. Parking also will be restricted that Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 04/15/2011

The weekend and beyond

It’s a holiday in the District, the hockey playoffs return to Verizon Center tonight, the Nationals are home and Metro has ended its lull in weekend track work. Look for lots of activity in the major highway work zones as well, as well as congestion in Foggy Bottom because of the annual spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:15 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 04/14/2011

D.C. streets to close for weekend IMF/World Bank meetings

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank spring meetings are scheduled for this weekend in the District. Traffic congestion is likely to occur west of the White House. Street closings will start about 7:30 p.m. Friday and continue till about 5 p.m. Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:54 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Getting to Caps playoff games

The Washington Capitals begin their hockey playoff run tonight at Verizon Center in Chinatown, so let’s review how fans can get around without letting the transportation system spoil the fun.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:29 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Your Nationals Park travel guide

The only good thing to say about an unspringlike forecast for baseball’s opening day Thursday is that clouds, cold and a chance of rain could ease post-game congestion around Nationals Park.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Street closings for Saturday marathon

The National Marathon, one of the year’s most disruptive events for D.C. travelers, is scheduled for this Saturday. I rank it with the annual Christmas tree lighting on the Ellipse for the bad spirits it generates among those caught in the resulting congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, National Marathon

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011

March for Life street closings

The annual March for Life is Monday. D.C. police announced several street closings and some parking restrictions, but drivers also should be alert for large groups of people in downtown Washington, around the National Mall and at the Supreme Court.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/22/2010

Virginia HOV and work zone changes

The Virginia Department of Transportation is removing temporary work zones on major roads for holiday travelers this weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 10/27/2010

Being seen on Halloween

Halloween is this Sunday. We'll still be on Daylight Saving Time for another week, but the days are growing shorter and there will be plenty of children out after dark. On Thursday and Friday, the Maryland State Highway Administration will again be offering Vests for Visibility. The highway agency lends reflective safety vests to parents or guardians for free, so they can be placed over children's Halloween costumes.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:20 PM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Metro plans for Sunday marathon

Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. Sunday to accommodate the runners and spectators heading to the Marine Corps Marathon. In addition to opening two hours earlier than normal, the transit authority will put on extra Blue Line trains.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Marine Corps Marathon, Metrorail

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 10/26/2010

Sunday marathon to disrupt traffic

I've been getting some inquiries from residents in the D.C. area who want to avoid the Marine Corps Marathon traffic on Sunday. Several readers who live close in are particularly concerned with getting to and from Reagan National Airport.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:25 PM ET, 10/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Marine Corps Marathon

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/25/2010

Getting to Jon Stewart rally

During my online chat today, a reader asked about getting to the rally that Comedy Central's Jon Stewart has scheduled for Saturday on the National Mall: "how much lead time do you think people need to have to get downtown via Metro (Red Line from Glenmont)? I have friends coming from out of town to go." Here are some things you should know.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Forum tonight on D.C.'s future

Join us this evening in Shaw for a Washington Post panel discussion on "What lies ahead for the District." I'll be there, along with Post colleagues who cover politics, education, social issues, business, real estate. The panel will be moderated by columnist Robert McCartney.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:00 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 10/13/2010

Metro to stay open for Redskins

Metrorail will operate for an additional hour on Sunday night to accommodate fans attending the Washington Redskins game at FedEx Field. The Redskins will take on the Indianpolis Colts in a game that is scheduled for kickoff at 8:20 p.m. and will be aired on NBC. Metro said the Redskins have paid to keep the system open an extra hour, which means the rail lines will close at 1 a.m. instead of midnight, assuming the game doesn't go into overtime. However, trains will be available to transport passengers if that does happen, Metro said.

By Michael Bolden  |  12:37 PM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 10/13/2010

Seeing 'Transformers 3' up close

Looking down Third Street toward Pennsylvania Tuesday night. (Michael D. Bolden/The Washington Post) I am a "Transformers" fan. I don't collect action figures or watch the cartoons, but I was enthralled by the first movie. I've seen it countless times. I've found myself 30 minutes into watching it on HBO Latino before realizing it was dubbed in Spanish, which I do not speak. Let's chalk it up to a fascination I've long had with sports cars and heavy equipment (one day I will own an articulated dump truck!). So, armed with my curiosity and this appreciation, I headed down to the set about 7:45 Tuesday night to assess the situation for myself. There are parking restrictions and road closures all around the Mall. And traffic seemed light. I parked on Sixth Street SW in front of the Holiday Inn and walked to the Mall.

By Michael Bolden  |  08:58 AM ET, 10/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 09/28/2010

When to run extra trains?

Many thousands of people enjoyed Saturday's annual book festival on the National Mall, but some didn't have such a great time getting there and wondered why there wasn't more transit service. Dear Dr. Gridlock: I was very disappointed in Metro's performance on Saturday. When a Nationals game is on (stadium capacity 41,000), Metro will run extra trains. But when 130,000 people were expected on the Mall for the National Book Festival, Metro did not seem to be running any extra trains.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Weekend closings for triathlon

The annual Nation's Triathlon is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Sunday. The event includes a swim in the Potomac, a bike ride through central Washington and a run near the National Mall ending by the Tidal Basin. The crowds and the street closings are likely to disrupt Sunday morning traffic along the Potomac and around the Mall. Here's a guide..

By Robert Thomson  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 07/02/2010

Getting around on July 4

Here's a guide to help you travel to and from the July 4 events on and around the Mall. Check the Capital Weather Gang for the latest, but the forecast for Sunday is sunny and hot.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:30 PM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, July 4

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 06/21/2010

SoberRide still needs funds for Fourth

More than $13,000 has been received to help provide no-cost cab rides home for those too intoxicated to get behind the wheel over the July 4 holiday, but the group that has sponsored the program for 17 years remains $18,000 short of the money it needs.

By Michael Bolden  |  02:53 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 06/11/2010

Up close and personal with big trucks

The District will hold its Third Annual Truck Touch event Saturday at RFK Stadium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

By Michael Bolden  |  06:18 PM ET, 06/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 06/09/2010

Strasburg, Metro set records

Tuesday became the sixth highest ridership day in Metrorail's history. The transit authority attributes that to the crowds heading to Nationals Park to watch the debut of pitcher Steven Strasburg and to Verizon Center for the James Taylor/Carole King concert.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:05 PM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/07/2010

Getting to Nationals Park on Tuesday

Baseball fans want to see the new kid, Stephen Strasburg, make his first major league appearance, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. First, they've got to get there.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 06/02/2010

Race for Cure travel tips

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, a very popular annual run in Washington, is this Saturday at the Mall. Here are some tips for getting to and from the race course.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:55 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Race for the Cure