Dr. Gridlock: Cherry Blossom Festival


Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Blossom kite festival postponed till Sunday

Sunday update: Kite festival has now been canceled because of wet weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Tips for Cherry Blossom Festival visitors

Metro’s SmarTrip card is a better value this season.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Metrorail working on four lines this weekend

The major track work for this weekend is on the Red Line, but other reconstruction and maintenance projects will be underway on the Blue, Orange and Green lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dr. Gridlock; Cherry Blossom Festival; Metro; WMATA; District Department of Transportation, Metro

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: blossom festival events, free ride on Beltway express lanes

The cherry blossoms are nearing full bloom, drawing crowds to the Tidal Basin. Will drivers be drawn to the toll-free ride on the 495 Express Lanes?

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, d.c. circulator, Dr. Gridlock, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

The week ahead: Nationals baseball and cherry blossom bloom bring crowds to D.C.

Watch for crowding throughout the coming week on the streets near the Tidal Basin and on Metro as the cherry blossoms reach their predicted peak bloom.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013

The weekend and beyond: baseball, basketball and blossoms

Expect crowds in D.C. for Cherry Blossom Festival events, a Nationals exhibition on Friday and NCAA basketball on Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Nationals Park, NCAA basketball, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, WMATA

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 03/25/2013

The week ahead: buses, blossoms, basketball, baseball

Commuters are adapting to many bus changes. Meanwhile, the D.C. region begins a very active week for sports events and the Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:21 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Cherry blossom festival events begin, downtown run Sunday

With the major festival events beginning, Metro has temporarily suspended its weekend track work program.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock; Cherry Blossom Festival; Metro; WMATA; District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation; Virginia Department of Transportation;, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The week ahead: Cherry Blossom Festival, elephant walk, new Fairfax Connector expresses

Because the festival brings extra crowding, Metro won't be doing any major weekend track work until late April.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 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 10:04 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 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 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 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