Dr. Gridlock: Intercounty Connector


Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Virginia, not Maryland, is where transit action is today

The Potomac River doesn’t divide transit thinkers from road builders.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock Column, Intercounty Connector, Metro, Purple Line, Silver Line, Tysons

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Most commuter bus service on ICC to continue

Most commuter bus service will continue on the Intercounty Connector, but a route between College Park and the Germantown Transit Center will be scrapped Aug. 1 due to low ridership

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Intercounty Connector, Maryland traffic, Maryland transit, transit tips

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013

The week ahead: June work zones, traffic hot spots, highway hearings

Congestion may decrease as vacations season starts, but work zones are more active.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/04/2013

ICC speed limit going up to 60 mph

The Maryland Transportation Authority will increase the speed limit on the Intercounty Connector to 60 miles per hour from the current 55 mph limit. This new speed limit will become effective by March 31.

By Mark Berman  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ICC, Intercounty Connector

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 12/05/2012

Montgomery County Council member proposes cutting ICC tolls

A Montgomery County Council member has asked transportation officials to halve tolls on the Intercounty Connector, saying lower tolls would attract more motorists to the highway.

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:23 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ICC, Intercounty Connector, intercounty connector maryland

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Maryland says ICC traffic growing

Traffic remains light, but is increasing about 3 percent a month, the state said.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Intercounty Connector, Maryland traffic, Maryland Transportation Authority

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 09/27/2012

Stranded driver thanks Virginia road service

A flat tire leaves a motorist, her daughter and two dogs in a tough spot on the I-95 shoulder.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Transit Administration, Intercounty Connector, BWI Airport

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Maryland awards contract on last piece of ICC construction

Construction on the last segment of the Intercounty Connector is scheduled to begin in the late spring by a joint venture of four companies recently awarded an $89-million contract, Maryland officials announced Tuesday.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:48 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Intercounty Connector, Highway construction, Transportation

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011

New Hampshire Ave. traffic to shift to new bridge

New Hampshire Avenue traffic will be shifted onto a new bridge in Maryland Tuesday night as construction continues on the Intercounty Connector, the State Highway Administration said.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Maryland | Tags:  ICC, Intercounty Connector

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 04/05/2011

No-EZPass grace period expires on the ICC

Drivers traveling on the Intercounty Connector without an EZPass transponder will be charged $3 beginning at midnight April 6.

By Luke Rosiak  |  11:37 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Highways | Tags:  ICC, Intercounty Connector, Maryland

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 03/22/2011

Cameras at work during ICC test drives

A traveler who took a test drive on Maryland’s new Intercounty Connector during the two-week period before tolling started told me she was surprised to receive a mailing from the state after her trip. We hope you enjoyed traveling the ICC, said the letter from the Maryland’ E-ZPass service center. She said the mailing listed the time and date of the trip on the ICC, the license plate number of her car and a notice of “recorded unpaid toll transactions.”

By Robert Thomson  |  09:30 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector