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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/02/2012

For D.C. region’s commuters: What’s the big idea?

Travelers offer Dr. Gridlock their grand proposals, assuming they have unlimited resources.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 10:37 AM ET, 09/24/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit in D.C. area: Beltway, I-66, GW Parkway work

September’s higher traffic volumes, extensive road work create trouble spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Mount Vernon Trail, National Park Service, Nationals, 495 Express Lanes

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 09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Many outdoor events, but also street closings and Metro delays: the weekend and beyond

Metro will split the Red Line this weekend through downtown D.C. Drivers will encounter many changes in traffic patterns, including street closings for Sunday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day, Wasington Nationals

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012

String of Metro Red Line stations to close in D.C. this weekend

Metro’s maintenance program will split the Red Line this weekend in the middle of downtown D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Preparing for September Shock: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Commuters should expect heavier traffic and more crowding on the trains as vacations and and more schools reopen this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Metro work, N.Y. Ave. Bridge, I-66 closures and more: This weekend and beyond

The summer is almost over. If you’re still in town, you need to know about a few things that could cause you headaches this weekend and into next week.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, metro, wmata, wilson bridge, bay bridge, capital beltway

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 09:24 AM ET, 08/09/2012

All Metro lines affected by weekend work

The Red Line will be split in two along its west side. Trains will share tracks on three other lines, and the Yellow Line’s route will be shortened.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

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 12:55 PM ET, 08/02/2012

Metro weekend work to affect service on Red, Orange lines

Buses will replace trains on the west side of the Orange Line and the east side of the Red Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012

11th Street Bridge, Beltway bottlenecks, Metro parking: the week ahead for traffic, transit

While commuter traffic is slipping into a mid-summer lull, several road projects in the D.C. region are scheduled to score major breakthroughs in the coming week.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Highways | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

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 11:11 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Metro weekend work to affect all lines

It has become close to routine for weekend work to affect all five Metro lines, adding to riders’ concerns when they heard about the plan to set minimal standards on time between trains.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:11 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Montgomery, Fairfax to talk traffic, but solutions won’t come easily

Elected leaders from the two counties will consider the possibility of reviving express bus service, which failed in its most recent trial.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Commuter Bus, Metro, Maryland, Virginia, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Montgomery County, Fairfax County, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012

Metro board to consider amended version of standard for gaps between trains

The latest draft says that under normal conditions, times between trains won’t exceed 15 minutes at peak service, 20 minutes off-peak, and 25 minutes after 10 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:02 PM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Hot cars, missing buses, road work delays: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The heat returns, and Metro riders will continue to have problems with hot rail cars. Road projects are causing congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Hot cars, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, AIDS conference

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 11:55 AM ET, 07/18/2012

Metro: Train computer problem fixed, but heat precautions could affect service

Metro said it has repaired the computer problem that forced it to halt trains twice last weekend. However, riders may find the trains slowed above ground because of the high heat.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:55 AM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/16/2012

Metro response to breakdown at Dupont Circle reflected safety plan

Red Line riders complained about the extent of this morning’s disruption, but Metro was carrying out a plan to prevent dangerous crowding on the Dupont Circle platform.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA:

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 11:53 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Metro to resume maintenance this weekend, affecting all rail lines

To Metrorail riders, a disruption is a disruption, no matter what the style.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Metro failed riders during Green Line stranding

While Friday’s evacuation from a derailed Green Line train went relatively smoothly, the same can’t be said of Tuesday’s stranding and Metro’s response.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Green Line

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Heat wave gone, Green Line back: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Temperatures should be near normal this week. Same for Metrorail service, we hope. But some significant delays remain on the highways in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:31 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Heat, Metro disruptions, Beltway paving: The weekend and beyond

Metro cancelled its extensive track work plan for this weekend after Friday’s Green Line derailment, but drivers face slowdowns for many paving projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Extreme weather

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Silver Line will add challenges to already stressed Metro service

Many regional leaders applaud Loudoun’s endorsement of the Silver Line, but someday it will be a real commuter line with everyday problems, like the Rush Plus adjustments.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:36 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Silver Line, Rush Plus

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Heat, dark lights and a holiday: The week ahead for D.C. area traffic, transit

Darkened traffic signals remain a problem, but traffic volume is down before the mid-week July 4 holiday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, July 4, DC storm, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Metro fare changes affect paper, passes

Dr. Gridlock addresses some recent questions about the Metro Farecard surcharge and new prices and styles on Metrorail passes.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Metro Rush Plus: Riders wonder if some lines now have too many trains

Many commuters aren't what to make of their limited experience with Metro’s new rush hour service, but some suspect the extra trains may add to crowding.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

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 09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Riding Metro in hot weather: Tips for keeping cooler

Dr. Gridlock offers tips on transit riding during this D.C. heat wave.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weather | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Heat wave

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/19/2012

If Metro’s Rush Plus works, how will we know, and when will we know?

Metro is adding trains to the Orange and Yellow lines and subtracting from the Blue, just like it said, but what does this mean to individual riders, and when is it fair to judge the program?

By Robert Thomson  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Rush Plus or Rush Minus? Metro riders dispute the results of new service

Some Metrorail riders think it’s a no-win. Others are more hopeful, and willing to experiment with routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:14 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Rush Plus: Assessing the first morning of new Metro service

Riders will eventually figure out their best routes under Metro’s new rush hour service, but they could use more help.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Get help riding Metro’s Rush Plus with Post’s new mobile guide

The Post introduces a new on-the-go guide to Rush Plus available on mobile devices.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Commuting | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Metro trying to smooth transit from paper fare cards to SmarTrip

Metro is about to impose a bigger penalty on riders who use paper fare cards, so it also is announcing some incentives to switch to the SmarTrip cards.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, SmarTrip

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 10:25 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Metro riders still trying to figure out impact of Rush Plus service changes

Metro is putting out plenty of publicity about the June 18 service changes, but many riders either aren’t sure what it means for them, or just don’t like it.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Commuting | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Metro riders council delivers message to board on better communications

The Metro Riders’ Advisory Council tells the Metro board that the transit authority needs to work on its communication skills.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Transit

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Metro riders: Are trains really your best option during weekend disruptions?

Metrorail delays — scheduled and unscheduled — make weekend transit unreliable. So why do so many still ride?

By Robert Thomson  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Turn signals: Some electronic, some human

Signaling intentions isn’t that hard, but many drivers fail to do it. Knowing this, some travelers look for other tips to anticipate behavior on the road.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

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 01:45 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Metro SmarTrip card finds new, unauthorized user

A thief treats a Metro rider’s electronic Farecard like found money.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

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 01:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Metro’s Rush Plus plan worries D.C. area commuters

Metrorail riders on the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines wonder how to avoid getting delayed or lost when Rush Plus begins June 18.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Metro delays, Beltway progress, lane closings: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The weekly outlook for the D.C. area includes a big improvement for Beltway drivers at Interstate 66, but Metro maintenance and road work will delay other travelers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Driving, Biking, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation

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 02:57 PM ET, 04/25/2012

Metro rider had to take long way to his stop

If your weekend destination aboard Metrorail is the Arlington Cemetery station, take note of this quirk in the shuttle bus service during the upcoming split in the Blue Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/23/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Despite the chilly and sometimes rainy weather, there are plenty of road and transit projects scheduled for this week across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Metro to survey rail riders

Metro plans to begin surveying riders for the next six weeks to gather “information for planning and operational purposes,” according to a statement.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, , WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, d.c. metro system, washington metro system

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 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 09:46 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 11:09 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Metro down to last 2 hearings on fare increase

Metro riders are asking the transit board to be more responsive to its customers.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 03/05/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

DR. GRIDLOCK | Metro is doing some track work that will cause delays. The road work schedule is limited, but you will find all the big projects are active at off-peak hours.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:19 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 03/02/2012

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, new parking meters, road work

Weekend travelers in the D.C. region will encounter some showers, along with Metro maintenance delays and road projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:25 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Capital Beltway, Metro, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 02/29/2012

Metro planning weekend work on 3 rail lines

Metro’s Red, Orange and Blue lines will be disrupted by track work this weekend, with the most extensive delays occurring on the Red Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:18 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Metro public hearing Wednesday night in Falls Church

Tonight, when the transit authority holds the first of its fare increase hearings in Virginia, Orange Line riders probably will dominate the discussion.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:19 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Metro fare increases,

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Metro offers new alert system for bus disruptions

Metro has launched an e-mail and text message alert system designed to give bus riders the same sort of information about service disruptions that rail riders have been getting.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Metrobus

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Metro fare hearings start Monday night

Fare increase proposals don't usually draw big crowds to Metro budget hearings. Proposals to cut service do, and this year’s budget doesn’t include any.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Metro: Help name the Silver Line stations

Metro and Fairfax County are asking the public to help name the new stations that will be part of the Silver Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro WMATA, Fairfax County, Tysons Corner

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 01:44 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Metro sets hearings on fare increases

Metro has scheduled six public hearings at which the public can submit testimony on plans to raise transit fares and fees.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:44 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 02/13/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Metro has plenty of track work scheduled for this week. Drivers will encounter some road work disruptions across the D.C. region, but the ones at the Capital Beltway/Interstate 66 interchange are particularly noteworthy.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:12 AM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration,

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/10/2012

The weekend and beyond

There are no major public events likely to disrupt travel this weekend, but the transit authority is doing a lot of track work, and road work is scheduled on some heavily used routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, 495 Express Lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration,

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 02/07/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Virginia drivers should pay particular attention to the road work forecast. For transit riders, Metro is planning maintenance that will affect all the train lines at off-peak hours.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:50 AM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro WMATA Maryland State Highway Administration, District Department of Transportation,

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Metrorail riders: Which work-around is less annoying?

Dr. Gridlock asks Metro riders which is more painful: Single-tracking around work zones or shutting down stations?

By Robert Thomson  |  03:36 PM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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