Dr. Gridlock: D.C


Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014

D.C. opening rebuilt freeway ramp

Provides new route to Anacostia Freeway for Capitol Hill/Navy Yard traffic.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/05/2014

Pillow fight, zumba party, blossoms: a busy day for Metro

The International Pillow Fight Day event is one of several activities in the city this weekend that could draw crowds to the Mall.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Nationals, baseball traffic return to D.C.

Expect extra congestion Friday afternoon around South Capitol and M streets.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/02/2014

In one spot, D.C. commuting just got better

The traffic improvement of the year is the opening of the extra lane on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Norton urges decision on CSX tunnel project in SE

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) wants the Federal Highway Administration to expedite the release of an environmental assessment on the proposed reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel.

By Luz Lazo  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 03/25/2014

What’s your go-to app for commuting?

We’re looking for those that perform best on accuracy, dependability and ease of use.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Obama visit likely to mess up afternoon commute in D.C.

Commuters who travel north and west from downtown D.C. may want to consider cutting out early this afternoon.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Streets near Union Station closed because of shooting involving police

Police investigate shooting that involved an officer near Union Station. Some roads closed in area.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. police, k street, oplice involved shooting, union station

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Busy weekend for street events in D.C. area

To Saturday’s marathon in D.C. and four miler in Arlington, add Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Constitution Avenue NW.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to jam up D.C. streets this weekend

Watch for traffic jams and Metrobus delays across the city Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/05/2014

More than 1,100 ticketed for ‘snow emergency’ violations

The fine is $250, plus stowing and storage, for being parked in emergency route zones.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. snowstorm

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Extra lane should ease 11th St. Bridge traffic

Extra lane should ease 11th St. Bridge traffic will remove an annoying bottleneck for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The shovel forecast: Powder atop granular snow

While results may vary across region, here are some cleanup tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. snowstorm

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014

D.C. Circulator considering new routes, new fares

Local bus system also considering changes in frequency of service.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014

DC Water to begin water pressure work in Ward 3

Utility officials say 5,000 homes and businesses will received increased water pressure

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC Water

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/21/2014

D.C. to discuss future of Circulator bus service

The District is considering possible changes to routes and fares.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/21/2014

In search of D.C.’s biggest unfilled potholes

After heavy snowfall, roads filled with potholes. Drivers grumble.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. area, potholes, Snow

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/12/2014

D.C. to declare snow emergency

Motorists need to remove their vehicles from designated streets by 6:30 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Street closings around Capitol for State of the Union

The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m., but restrictions begin at 6 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Park service planning to charge for parking around Mall

Parking meters could be installed late this year, with a new Circulator bus route beginning in 2015.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 01/27/2014

District’s ticket cameras go after stop sign, intersection-blocking drivers

D.C. cameras now will ticket drivers who violate five more laws, slowing traffic or endangering pedestrians.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:28 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/27/2014

More than 500 people apply for D.C. streetcar jobs

Long line of applicants seeks to fill 34 jobs with city’s new transit system.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/20/2014

New streetcar set to arrive in D.C. on Tuesday

The new streetcar is one of six slated to run as part of the new service.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wanted: D.C. streetcar operators

The D.C. Department of Transportation is hosting a job fair for people interested in working with the new streetcar system.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:56 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Some D.C. cabs may not be able to accept credit cards

Gleike, one of eight companies responsible for providing credit card processing services to D.C. cab drivers, has stopped operating.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Northbound I-295 re-opens in Southeast D.C.

Accident between Eastern Avenue SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE closes freeway early Tuesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  295 closed, dc, road closed, traffic

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Streetcar heading for H Street tracks this weekend

The District plans to move a streetcar to H Street NE on Friday night, then begin testing before passenger service starts in 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, H Street

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Four D.C. cab drivers face fines for credit card violations

Four D.C. taxi drivers could face up to $1000 in fines for not allowing passengers to pay by credit or debit card.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Water main breaks in DC and MD could cause morning delays

Water main break in NE and in Gaithersburg. Delays likely for commuters.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:43 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaithersburg, NE d.c., water main break

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Streetcar education underway in D.C.

Travelers along the H Street/Benning Road corridor are beginning to learn about sharing the roadway with the new vehicles.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Reporter learns there is no such thing as a Ford Impala

Post reporter learns that Chevy, not Ford, makes the Impala.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:56 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Taxis

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Navigating transit with baby in tow

Local blogger Tiffany Bridge offers tips on how to navigate public transportation with baby in tow.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/06/2013

New lawsuit targets D.C. taxicab rules

A group of D.C. taxicab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters has filed a lawsuit against the District seeking more time to implement changes.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc taxicabs, taxis

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Transit projects nearly finished, but still no opening dates

The Silver Line and the D.C. streetcar line are wrapping up construction, but still need testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/30/2013

D.C.’s cab drivers join forces with the Teamsters

Hundreds of D.C. taxicab drivers attended the first organizing meeting of the D.C. Taxi Operators Association.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013

D.C. to ban traffic on bridge in Rock Creek Park

An erosion problem detected in 2010 has worsened. The closing is scheduled to last about six months.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Tips for getting around during Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

These tips should help runners, spectators and travelers simply trying to avoid the traffic congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington police, D.C. police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Marine Corps Marathon, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 10/24/2013

D.C.’s cab drivers are joining the Teamsters

Representatives from the Teamsters Union announced the formation of the D.C. Taxi Drivers Association.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:59 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs, taxis

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

D.C. asking public’s help in shaping long-range transportation plan

The program, called moveDC, is an effort to develop a transportation plan for the next three decades.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, moveDC

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Report: Many Amtrak stations not fully accessible to people with disabilities

The National Disability Rights Network inspected 94 stations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

By Luz Lazo  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accessibility, ADA, amtrak, commuter rail, D.C. transportation, disability community, national rail system, Transportation

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/16/2013

D.C. sending out new visitor parking permits

The District has begun mailing out the city’s new Visitor Parking Passes, the latest step to make the program less subject to abuse.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Visitor Parking Pass

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/11/2013

A new look for D.C. drivers licenses

D.C. is introducing a new design for drivers licenses and identification cards starting this November.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013

I-395 South reopens at Route 236 following crash

No details were immediately available about the cause of the crash or possible injuries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 10/07/2013

One person killed in crash on Beltway's inner loop in College Park

Delays remain after a fatal crash closed the Inner Loop of the Beltway in College Park early Monday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:12 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Say it isn't so

On a beautiful fall day, District transportation planners have snow on their minds.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. snow, DC DOT, district dot, Local, Snow, snow plans

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Circulator service is on, even if D.C. government closes

Circulator service will operate even in the event of a government shutdown.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013

D.C. narrowing lanes on eroding road in Rock Creek Park

Kalmia Road Culvert still needs permanent fix to solve problem.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Kalmia Road Culvert

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Major delays on northbound I-95 Howard County

All northbound lanes are closed after a vehicle overturned on the roadway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

D.C. visitor parking passes get new lease on life

D.C. Council action put transportation department’s replacement program on hold.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Cell phone to ear? Ticket in hand

Maryland police no longer need another reason to pull over and ticket drivers using hand-held cell phones

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cell phones, d.c. cell phone use, distracted driving, Driving, maryland cellphone use, text messaging, texting

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Happy birthday, Capital Bikeshare

The program’s 2,000 sturdy red bikes have become a part of the urban landscape

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike sharing, bikeshare, capital bikeshare, citibike, d.c. bikeshare

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks in D.C.

Some of D.C. public parking spots will be transformed into temporary public parks in celebration of Park(ing) Day on Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Inner Loop of Beltway jammed in College Park at Route 1

The two right lanes of the Inner Loop, plus one left lane and the ramp to Route 1 are blocked due to the incident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:53 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Will road ahead include tolls on existing lanes?

Ron Kirby, director of transportation planning for Council of Governments, joins Dr. Gridlock at noon for an online discussion of regional priorities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Council of Governments, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Ronald Kirby, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 09/16/2013

AAA thinks pumps at new Costco may drive down gas prices

AAA says the arrival of low-cost gas at Costco may force big-name gas stations to lower traditionally high prices

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aaa gas prediction, costco gas, d.c. gas prices, gas prices, price at the pump, price per gallon

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Delays on Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 197 due to crash

A medivac unit is responding to the scene of a single-vehicle crash, causing backups of about three miles in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:28 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Walking the 11th Street Bridge

D.C. officials celebrated the opening of a new span of the 11th Street Bridge on Saturday.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:13 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Commuting, DC DOT

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Nation’s Triathlon to affect Sunday traffic

The eighth annual Nation's Triathlon will create some challenges for travelers as well as athletes this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Traffic, transit tips for September and beyond

Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Delays on I-95 south near Route 32 in Howard County

All lanes blocked on I-95 South following crash near Route 32 in Maryland.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Business is booming at BWI

For the first time in a decade, more passengers flew through BWI than Dulles. hort summary of story

By Lori Aratani  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bwi, dc area airports, dulles, reagan national

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013

‘September Shock’ is not a single blow for commuters

The end of vacation season adds commuters, but a key factor in congestion is that travelers' post-summer schedules are less flexible.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Are D.C. drivers really the worst?

A new study says that D.C. drivers are the worst in the nation. What do you think?

By Lori Aratani  |  10:24 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  car accidents, Commuting, dc region, Driving

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013

How to navigate Wednesday’s March on Washington anniversary events

What you need to know to navigate the roads, rails and crowds on Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Major delays on I-95N near BWI

A fiery vehicle crash overnight has left the northbound lanes of I-95 closed approaching Baltimore.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Southbound Interstate 295 reopens in D.C.

D.C. police have shut down all lanes of southbound I-295 at exit 1 near Overlook Avenue.

By Peter Hermann and Mark Berman  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/13/2013

D.C. tries to make tricky intersection safer

The odd angles of a Glover Park crossing have given drivers and pedestrians fits for years.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013

The week ahead for traffic in the D.C. area

Several projects will affect travel along Interstates 395, 695 and 295.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/02/2013

The army behind Capital Bikeshare's rebalancing

Capital Bikeshare employees race against the clock to meet growing demand.

By Nicole Chavez and Lindsey Cook  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Commuting, D.C., District Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Traffic closings on 11th Street to begin Thursday

Workers will place girders for the 11th Street Bridge project.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Possible delays on H street NE

Road work in on H Street NE to make way for D,C, streetcars. Drivers could see delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, dc streetcars

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Soccer stadium plan raises travel questions about South Capitol St.

The rebuilding of South Capitol Street and the Douglass Bridge will be the topic of a Tuesday night meeting.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator, D.C. traffic, D.C. United, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Water main break closes street in Northeast D.C.

All lanes of I Street between 19th and 20th streets in Northeast are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:15 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013

D.C. not making friends with freeway work

A traffic-snarling project on I-695, already unpopular with drivers, is scheduled to enter a new phase Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Nationals Park

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Crash blocks I-295 South at Pennsylvania Avenue

A crash has closed all southbound lanes of I-295 at Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, I-295, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Brake testing underway for new streetcars

The testing prepares the three vehicles for service on H Street and Benning Road NE.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Oil leak, missing manhole cause street closing in Northeast D.C.

By Nicole Chavez  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, Metrobus

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Inner Loop lanes reopen after crash in Prince George's

All lanes blocked at Ritchie Marlboro Road/Exit 13 on the Inner Loop of the Beltway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Fatal crash on Inner Loop in Prince George's County

The Inner Loop was shut down overnight at Branch Avenue after a crash that killed a motorcyclist, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Key Bridge reopens

The Key Bridge is closed in both directions due to a suspicious package.

By Mark Berman  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Georgetown Pike closed in McLean, near Capital Beltway

The section between Spring Hill Road and Swinks Mill Road is expected to be closed all day in both directions, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Public comments sought on location of Red Line crash memorial

The National Park Service and the District are seeking feedback on potential sites.

By Mark Berman  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., The District

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Sinkhole opens up near M Street and New York Avenue NW

A sinkhole has opened up in a parking lot near the intersection of M Street and New York Avenue in Northwest D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Sinkholes

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Major delays on westbound Route 50 due to overturned tractor-trailer

An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking all but one lane on Route 50 heading into Annapolis.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Normal service resumes on Red Line after disabled train in Northeast

Trains are single-tracking in both directions between Fort Totten and Rhode Island Avenue stations in Northeast Washington.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

U Street NW reopens following police-involved accident

U Street is closed between 12th and 14th streets in Northwest, and 13th Street is closed between V and S streets.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013

All inbound lanes briefly blocked on the District's 11th Street Bridge

All inbound lanes of the 11th Street Bridge are closed due to an accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Streets reopen after Frager's Hardware fire on Capitol Hill

Several streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood are closed to traffic Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Sinkhole closures could be lifted by Friday evening, DDOT says

A sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets in Northwest has blocked lanes and traffic in the area for the past 10 days.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Power line malfunction shuts down traffic lights on Rhode Island Ave., North Capitol St.

An issue involving a transformer has shut down a stretch of 11th Street in Northwest Washington just as the commute home gets underway.

By Clarence Williams and Mark Berman  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Sinkhole lane closures could last through the weekend

The sinkhole that has shut down the area around 14th and F streets NW for days could cause lane closures through the weekend, authorities warned. Southbound 14th Street partially reopened Thursday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/23/2013

New D.C. Council budget scraps gas tax, impacts Circulator service

The D.C. Council approved a $12.1 billion budget this week. This budget scrapped the District's gas tax and included big changes for Circulator buses.

By Mark Berman  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C.

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Sinkhole snarls traffic in downtown D.C. on Wednesday

As expected, a street closures due to a sinkhole caused delays during the morning rush.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Sinkhole at 14th and F closes downtown D.C. streets

A sinkhole at 14th and F streets in Northwest Washington could close streets around that intersection for two days, police warn.

By Mark Berman  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Outer loop moving again near American Legion Bridge

An early morning crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is snarling traffic in Virginia.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Stretch of U Street reopens after closure

A suspicious item has closed streets around 16th and U streets in Northwest D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 05/16/2013

'Captain America' film shoot to close some D.C. streets

Hollywood will once again stop D.C. traffic Thursday night as the upcoming "Captain America" sequel closes streets in Northwest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:54 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Inner Loop delays in Chevy Chase after rocks fall off truck

A dump truck lost a load of rocks and dirt on the Beltway Tuesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Southbound I-395 snarled in D.C.

A tour bus caught fire in D.C., shutting down part of I-395 as the evening commute got underway.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 05/13/2013

The District's pothole-fixing campaign tops numbers from last year

Potholepalooza, the District's annual war on potholes, doesn't end for another week. But crews have already fixed more potholes than they repaired during last year's month-long campaign.

By Mark Berman  |  01:31 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Circulator fares could double in 2014

D.C. Circulator fares could rise to $2 next year, if a proposal from D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh goes through.

By Mark Berman  |  02:34 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  circulator, d.c. circulator

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/03/2013

D.C. could adopt red color scheme for cabs

D.C. cabs could soon all sport a red color scheme, if the preliminary designs released by the D.C. Taxicab Commission are approved.

By Mark Berman  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. taxis, taxicabs

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Woman struck by vehicle near Anacostia's Big Chair

By Clarence Williams  |  05:11 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic; pedestrian accident; Southeast Washington; D.C. police

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Streetcars arrive in D.C. for testing

The District's first streetcars in half a century have finally made it into the city, if only for testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Major Red Line delays during morning rush

Trains are single-tracking between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:28 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Pedestrian struck by truck at Scott Circle

A pickup truck struck a man walking at Scott Circle Wednesday afternoon, forcing authorities to shut down a nearby street.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/22/2013

District launches annual pothole-fixing campaign

The District looks for Facebook friends and Twitter followers to help it patch pavement.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Potholepalooza

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Car fire blocks westbound lanes of I-66

A car fire is blocking both westbound lanes of I-66 at Glebe Road in Virginia, with delays expected to last for at least one hour.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-66, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013

The weekend and beyond: Extensive Metrorail work, soccer at RFK, bridge projects

After Friday night storms, the weekend looks good for outdoor activities. But watch out for track work on all Metrorail lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, bay bridge, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Transportation Authority, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Officials urge safe driving in work zones

Construction zone safety has become a major issue in recent years.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Emancipation Day traffic rules in D.C. on Tuesday

All the normal rush hour traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect, but some other rules are suspended.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Police activity impacts traffic around McPherson Square

The blocks between H and K streets and 14th Street and Vermont Avenue were closed to traffic. The Vermont Avenue entrance of the McPherson Square Metro station also was closed .

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

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 03:26 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Several D.C. traffic fines lowered this week

D.C. has lowered a handful of traffic fines, reducing some penalties for speeding as well as a few penalties incurred at red lights.

By Mark Berman  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., The District

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Delays on Outer Looop in Montgomery County due to overturned vehicle

Traffic is jammed between between Georgia and Connecticut avenues after a vehicle overturned earlier this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Heavy fog creating hazardous driving conditions

A dense fog advisory is in effect in parts of Maryland and Virginia until 8 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Circulator summer hours start Monday

The D.C. Circulator will expand service on two routes next week, running later on weeknights and adding Saturday buses.

By Mark Berman  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  circulator, d.c. circulator

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Avoid driving near the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is considering sam- sex marriage, which is drawing major crowds to the area. Expect road closures and potential delays in the area.

By Mark Berman  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Spring snow makes for messy morning commute

This morning's "boom" of snow is causing traffic and travel headaches across the D.C. region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Elephant walk to close D.C. streets

The annual elephant walk from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center will close several streets at the tail end of the Tuesday evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, traffic

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Northbound Connecticut Ave. remains partially closed after water main break

Some Chevy Chase residents have lost power and officials have issued mandatory water restrictions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:57 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Popular Metro app for devices relaunched

App for Metro bus and rail relaunches

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, nextbus dc app, WMATA

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/15/2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade to close D.C. streets

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in D.C. will close multiple streets on Sunday and will likely create delays.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon closures, Metro advisories

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will close streets on Saturday in D.C., creating delays and snarling Metrobus service

By Mark Berman  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Sinkhole closes Adams Morgan street

Biltmore Street is closed between 19th Street and Cliffbourne Place NW.

By Mark Berman  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Sinkhole Alert

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013

The weekend and beyond: Fine weather, soccer at RFK, lots of Metro work

Road work plans are limited, but Metro crews will work on all lines. Sports activities are highlighted by the home opener for D.C. United.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Capitals, D.C. United, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for the 2013 D.C. United season

Fans approaching from I-395 for RFK's Lot 8 will need to detour this season. For Saturday's home opener, Orange and Blue Line riders should be aware of Metro's track work plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital bikeshare, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Pedestrian hit by bus in downtown D.C.

A pedestrian was struck Thursday morning, leading to traffic delays near Gallery Place, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/05/2013

D.C. transportation department sets goals for parking program

The District Department of Transportation has published a Parking Action Agenda designed to shape the future of street use for both commuters and city residents.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Mayor Gray

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Red line delays on Metro due to disabled train

Red line trains are facing 25- to 30-minute delays in both directions due to a disabled train outside Bethesda.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:09 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

D.C. students can get Metrobus passes at Giant stores

Metro and DC to offer bus passes at Giant grocery stores.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. transportation department, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Street sweeping returns to D.C.

Residential street sweeping is returning to D.C., and with it comes the related parking restrictions.

By Mark Berman  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, The District

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, Md., jammed due to downed tree

The two right lanes of southbound Connecticut Avenue just before the East-West Highway are blocked.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:51 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Beltway's inner loop in Prince George's County open following crash

The lanes remain closed before Route 450 in the New Carrolton area after a tractor-trailer overturned on the Beltway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:04 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Overnight crash on Memorial Bridge won't impact morning commute, officials said

Officials said the bridge reopened around 2:30 a.m., more than four hours after an SUV drove off the roadway into the Potomac River.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/20/2013

D.C. drivers could face points for bicycle-related traffic violations

A bill proposes assessing points for bicycle-related traffic violations in D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, D.C.

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Memorial Bridge inspection set to begin today

Crews are scheduled to begin an extensive inspection of the Memorial Bridge today, resulting in lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Outer loop delays after dump truck overturns in Prince George's County

The three-vehicle crash, involving a dump truck, happened just past Pennsylvania Avenue, in Prince George's County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Icy conditions cause accidents, delays in Washington area

Slick road conditions due overnight snow and ice is causing accidents and delays across the Washington area Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Fatal pedestrian collision causes delays on New York Avenue NE

All westbound lanes of New York Avenue NE at Kendall Street are closed due to the investigation.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:41 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Reminder: Capitol Hill streets will be blocked for State of the Union speech

Some commuters who stay late at the office may want to leave early Tuesday evening so they don't get stuck in traffic disruptions caused by security for President Obama's address to Congress.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlook, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013

New PTI traffic delay index is the pit of despair for D.C. area commuters

Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute who provide guidance on how bad congestion is getting in urban areas have come up with a new way to measure traffic pain.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, congestion, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock, highways, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Southeast Freeway lane closure could affect the Friday P.M. commute

A stretch of the eastbound Southeast Freeway is closed for at least a year and a half, and drivers heading home on Friday may encounter some slower conditions as they adjust to the change.

By Mark Berman  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Southeast Freeway

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013

High water, strong winds cause trouble for drivers, air travelers

Last night's heavy rains may have subsided, but residual flooding, high water and downed trees are causing problems on local roadways this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Eastbound Southeast Freeway lanes closing on Thursday night

The District Department of Transportation plans to close a stretch of the eastbound Southeast Freeway on Thursday evening, and it won't reopen until mid-2014 or later.

By Mark Berman  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Officials will patrol Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes Wednesday

Police officers and others will be patrolling the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes on Wednesday in an attempt to educate drivers about the ban on illegal U-turns across these lanes.

By Mark Berman  |  05:35 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, d.c. bike lanes

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/24/2013

March for Life street closures in D.C.

The March for Life will close multiple D.C. roads on Friday.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. street closures, dc traffic

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Snow, severe cold make for icy commute

Light snow and severe cold could make for a slow commute Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Walking that last mile (or so) on Inauguration Day

On the last part of the journey to the swearing-in or parade, your feet will be the primary mode of transportation.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Uber adds cab-hailing feature in D.C.

Uber, the car-summoning service, has added a feature that lets users request a D.C. taxicab through its app.

By Mark Berman  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. taxis, taxicabs, uber

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 01/14/2013

2 lanes of Beltway blocked before Connecticut Avenue

Two lanes of the outer loop remain closed due to an accident early Monday morning. ry

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Keeping an eye on the L Street bike lanes

A new Tumblr documents vehicles that are parking in the L Street bike lanes.

By Mark Berman  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Practice inauguration parade will close downtown D.C. streets Sunday

A practice inauguration parade will shut several streets in downtown Washington on Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  04:48 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. street closures, D.C. streets, D.C. traffic, inauguration, inauguration parade, inauguration parade practice

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Key Bridge has reopened

The Key Bridge is blocked in both directions due to a person possibly threatening to jump from the bridge, police report.

By Mark Berman  |  05:06 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, key bridge, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Police: Please stop throwing rocks at buses

Police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at Metrobuses or cars.

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Police, Metro, Metrobus, police, transit police

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 12/19/2012

New 11th Street Bridge ramp opened Wednesday afternoon

The ramp from the 11th Street Bridge to Interstate 295N is could be open in time for the evening rush hour, DDOT said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:24 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/18/2012

D.C. preparing to open new highway link

The District plans overnight closings of the freeway lanes leading to the 11th Street Bridge's outbound freeway span.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Speed limits going up on four more D.C. streets

The District on Tuesday is going to raise slightly raise the limit on four more streets that are well-known to commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:32 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Capital Bikeshare eyes expansion in 2013

Capital Bikeshare looks to add another 54 stations in D.C. by March, which will give the District more than 190 stations in all eight wards.

By Mark Berman  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare, capital bikeshare d.c., capital bikeshare stations, capital bikeshare washington

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/10/2012

D.C. showcases potential taxicab color schemes

The District's taxicabs are all going to come in a single color scheme. Some of the potential colors are being showcased online and at the Verizon Center.

By Mark Berman  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. cab colors, d.c. cabs, d.c. taxis, taxicabs, taxis, The District

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Car drives into Adams Morgan McDonald's

A car drove into the McDonald's at the corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW in Adams Morgan.

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  adams morgan, adams morgan mcdonald's, adams morgan mcdonald's car, car building adams morgan, D.C. traffic, The District

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012

Metrobus driver seen at the wheel with a newspaper in hand

WMATA investigating Metrobus driver steering with newspaper in hand after rider submits video

By Lynh Bui  |  10:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, Metrobus, newspaper, Unsuck DC Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Metro to evaluate transit police needs

Short summary of story

By Luz Lazo  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Police, District of Columbia, Maryland, Metro, transit, transit police, virginia, WMATA

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Christmas tree lighting ceremony will snarl downtown D.C. traffic

The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is going to create major headaches for drivers in downtown Washington.

By Mark Berman  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christmas tree, christmas tree ceremony, christmas tree ceremony traffic, christmas tree lighting, christmas tree lighting ceremony, D.C. traffic, national christmas tree

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 12/04/2012

L Street bike lanes officially opened

Mayor Gray, other transportation officials and many cyclists turned out to officially open the L Street bike lanes in Northwest Washington.

By Mark Berman  |  11:23 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike d.c., bike lanes, bikes, biking, l street bike lanes, l street nw bike lanes

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 11/30/2012

D.C. mayor says city will raise speed limit on two commuter routes

D.C. announces plan to raise speed limit on two commuter routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:55 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Mayor Gray announces ban on U-turns across D.C. bike lanes

Mayor Gray announced an emergency rule this week, banning U-turns across bike lanes even if no bicycle riders are present.

By Mark Berman  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike lanes, bike riding, biking, d.c. bike lanes, d.c. bike lanes u-turns

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 11/29/2012

Lane closings affect Southeast Freeway commuters near Anacostia River

An important change in D.C. freeway traffic patterns is scheduled to take effect after the Thursday morning rush.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:05 AM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Time-lapse video depicts a day in the life of Metro

A time-lapse video depicts a day in the life of Metrorail, Metrobus and D.C. Circulator service.

By Mark Berman  |  04:09 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  circulator, d.c. circulator, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, videos, WMATA

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 11/26/2012

New Capitol Hill ramp to expand freeway access

The District on Monday announced several significant changes in the traffic patterns along the Anacostia riverfront starting this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:59 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridgef, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/26/2012

The week ahead: Commuters are back, so are shoppers

Commuter traffic is returning to normal after the holiday break, but shoppers will add congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012

The weekend and beyond: express lanes, big games, parades, delays

The biggest travel event of the weekend will be the opening of the Beltway express lanes, but many other activities could affect trips in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Unsafe drivers have turned dedicated lanes into danger zones

It's not a shortcut to the front of the line, a D.C. resident and cyclist tells Dr. Gridlock.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Sound off on the L Street bike lane

What do you think should happen with bike lanes in the District?

By Mark Berman  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike lanes, bike lanes d.c., bike riding, biking, d.c. bike lanes

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012

The week ahead: Many commuters take a holiday, but rail, road projects continue

Commuter traffic will pick up after many return from the Veterans Day holiday observance. Meanwhile, road and rail crews are busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Veterans Day, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:04 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, commuter buses, commuter rail, Commuting, D.C. roads, dc traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Maryland warn drivers about p.m. commute

The Maryland State Highway Administration says afternoon and evening driving may be slow, and possibly slippery.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Wintry weather

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Metro has some explaining to do

The transit authority needs to assure riders that the trains will run when Metro says they will run.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:16 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012

Suspicious vehicle closes streets near White House [UPDATE: Streets reopening]

Several streets near the White House are closed as D.C. police investigate a suspicious car or package in the 1700 block of H St., NW, according to authorities.

By Peter Hermann  |  02:11 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, district roads, district traffic, The District

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/05/2012

The week ahead: Darker p.m. commutes, more road delays

A look at a possible midweek storm and new work on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The weekend and beyond: sporting events, roadway closings, Metro delays

All major roads and transit systems in the D.C. area have recovered from Hurricane Sandy, but we've got many detours on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Keeping tabs on the Friday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Hurricane Sandy, MARC, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Sandy, VRE

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012

High Heel Race to close Dupont Circle streets

The Halloween season run is set to begin at 9 p.m., but street closings start earlier.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, High Heel Race, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Driver courtesy sometimes creates uncertainty

A driver complains that travelers err by being overly courteous.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:24 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Traffic safety

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 11/01/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Hurricane Sandy, MARC, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Sandy, sandy flooding, sandy road closures, VRE

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Navigating the first post-Sandy commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Hurricane Sandy, MARC, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Sandy, sandy flooding, sandy road closures, VRE

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Metro to resume limited service at 2 p.m.

Train and bus service will resume on a reduced schedule, but MetroAccess won't operate till Wednesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transit, Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, Sandy, WMATA

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 10/30/2012

D.C. region having quiet commute, despite some Sandy problems

It's quiet because many have stayed home, but for those who venture out, there will be problems.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/26/2012

The weekend and beyond: walks, runs, weather

Eyes will be on three big events: the AIDS Walk, the Marine Corps Marathon and Hurricane Sandy.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Driver urges common sense at intersections

But he fears roadway courtesy is not contagious among other travelers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:47 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:47 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Warm weather, Dupont Circle exit reopened, 11 Street Bridge new ramp: The week ahead

The entrance closed more than eight months ago for escalator replacement.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA