Dr. Gridlock: Maryland


Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Road work set on Maryland commuter routes

Work getting underway on interchanges, intersections, bridges and pavement.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/27/2014

New traffic pattern coming to Maryland commuter route

Major change is coming to a bridge over the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Focusing on a Purple Line’s economic potential, impacts

Maryland officials focus on how a light-rail line would affect local businesses, housing prices and job growth.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Maryland bill targets Purple Line bidder’s ties to Holocaust

Some Holocaust survivors say rail company that transported Nazi prisoners shouldn’t get contract until it pays reparations.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Congress members call on Maryland to ‘reevaluate’ Purple Line bidder

Members cite parent company’s Holocaust ties in transporting prisoners to Nazi death camps.

By Katherine Shaver  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Southbound Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda expected to reopen by morning

Lane closures could extend into Wednesday morning commute, officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Dale Drive station will be built at same time as Purple Line, officials say

Station will provide neighborhood east of downtown Silver Spring better access to Metrorail, planners say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014

2011 storm taught lesson about fighting Mother Nature

Government decision makers, highway departments became more aggressive in telling commuters to stay home.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Travel advice for holiday eve getaways

For drivers who couldn’t get away earlier, here’s some last-minute guidance on routes and traffic information.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Traffic guide for last-minute shoppers

The morning rush was Christmasy light, but drivers still will find traffic around the malls.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Holiday getaway begins, but it keeps going

Here are some tips for traveling away from the D.C. area during the holiday season.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Water main break in White Oak could cause delays Sunday

About 20 residences will be affected by a water shutoff, and drivers should expect delays.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, WSSC; sewer; infrastructure

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Tips for traveling in Tuesday’s storm

The incoming storm is likely to bring out more bad habits among D.C. travelers..

By Robert Thomson  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Public Works, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Winter storm

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Tanger Outlets traffic frustrates neighbors

For some county residents who use Oxon Hill Road, the Nov. 22 opening of the 80 outlet stores has meant additional delays to their commutes.

By Luz Lazo  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, National Harbor, Prince George's, traffic

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tips on handling holiday shopping traffic

Some of December’s biggest driving challenges will be at shopping centers.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Advice for northbound Thanksgiving getaways

Patience and planning are the keys, according to Maryland’s highway administrator.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Winter mixes vex highway crews, as well as drivers

This two-day storm brings varied conditions that preview a typical winter for D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Make weather forecast part of Thanksgiving getaway plan

A pre-Thanksgiving storm is likely to mess with many well-laid plans for escaping the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Expect traffic delays near new Tanger Outlets in Prince George’s

More than 20,000 vehicles are expected to drive to the grand opening of Tanger Outlets at National Harbor Friday.

By Luz Lazo  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, National Harbor, Prince George's, tanger outlets

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Tips for Thanksgiving travelers

Travelers about to begin their holidays wrote in with questions and comments on their escape plans.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaways, TSA, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Public input sought for design of Corridor Cities Transitway stations

Maryland transit officials are seeking members of the public interested in helping to plan the stations for a proposed transitway in the I-270 corridor of upper Montgomery County.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Tips for safe travels on Halloween

No tricks needed. Just good preparation.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, halloween, Maryland State Highway Administration, SoberRide

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/10/2013

ICC traffic growing monthly, officials say

Traffic on the Intercounty Connector toll highway in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is growing at an average 2.6 percent per month, Maryland officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland 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 11:59 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Town of Chevy Chase hires consultant to review Purple Line study

The Town of Chevy Chase has hired a consultant to review a state study of how a proposed light-rail Purple Line would affect local communities.

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

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 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 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 09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Comment period for Purple Line study extended

The public comment period for a state study about a proposed Purple Line’s impacts has been extended.

By Katherine Shaver  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

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 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 06:56 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Fatal crash closes I-295 at Route 198

Portions of the Baltimore Washington Parkway are closed following two separate crashes Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Commuting, I-295, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning 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 09:46 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Pedestrian in critical condition after accident in Redland

A pedestrian was struck by a car in Redland, Md., leaving him in critical condition.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Accident on Beltway Outer Loop at MD-214 causes delays in Prince George's County

Overturned vehicle causes delays on Outer Loop in Prince George's County.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Baby girl born on I-270

A woman gave birth in her car on the left shoulder of I-270.

By Nicole Chavez  |  07:44 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Road projects will affect travel in Bethesda, Chevy Chase

Roadwork will affect travel along Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda and near the D.C. Line

By Luz Lazo  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda traffic, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland traffic, SHA, traffic

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Putting a bite in the 3-foot bike law

Most cyclists thought Md.’s 3-foot bike law was a nice idea, but would be impossible to enforce.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:22 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-foot-law, austin, austin american-statesman, bike law, bike laws, maryland bike law, texas, texas law, three-foot law, Transportation

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 06:22 AM ET, 07/30/2013

MARC delays persist two days after train derailment

Maryland Transit Administration officials said most trains will be delayed 10 to 15 minutes all day Tuesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Several highway projects will affect D.C. area travel

Traffic volumes are lighter in summer, but that's prime time for roadwork.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013

I-95 work zones plentiful this weekend

Travelers in both Maryland and Virginia should be aware of several work areas that could slow them down significantly.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend road work

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 09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The week ahead: Heat, HOT lanes and Metro work

Silver Spring, Tysons, Laurel, Capitol Hill

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: McCartney at Nats Park, Bastille Day celebration, rail and road delays

Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The week ahead: Metro schedules, Silver Line work, lane closings

Traffic continues summer decline, but road crews are active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Purple Line 'good candidate' for private investment, top transit official says

A light-rail Purple Line is a "good candidate" for being built via a public-private partnership, a top Maryland transit official wrote recently.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The weekend and beyond: Golf, soccer, road projects, Metrorail work

Even as many launch summer vacations, road and rail crews are stepping up their activity.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 06/27/2013

ICC saves motorists time, study says

A new study finds that the Intercounty Connector saves motorists up to 25 minutes in travel time.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:37 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The week ahead: Higher speeds in HOT lanes, Silver Line construction, Metrorail work

With many outdoor activities scheduled for this week, watch for lane closings and Metrorail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on two lines, Interstate lane closings in Virginia

Highlights of weekend slowdowns, plus some summer driving tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Getways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Lane closures in Frederick, Md. due to tractor-trailer crash, fuel spill

The ramp from I-70 to westbound Route 15/340 is closed after a tractor-trailer careened off the roadway, through a guardrail and into a concrete bridge abutment Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Southbound I-95 closed south of Baltimore

Lanes are blocked at Exit 49/I-695 after a crash involving two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Fatal crash closes busy intersection in Montgomery County

Eastbound Veirs Mill Road is blocked between Turkey Branch Parkway and Randolph Road following the deadly accident, which happened around 3 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Prince George's taxicab drivers rally for fares at Gaylord National Resort

More than 75 Prince George's County taxicab drivers gathered outside the Gaylor National at National Harbor to protest the hotel's decision to contract a new car service for guests.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabbies, Gaylord National, Maryland transit, National Harbor, Prince George's, taxicabs, Transportation

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The weekend and beyond: Soccer, Metro delays, road work, summer driving tips

It's a great Father's Day weekend for local travelers, with the Metrorail work as the main -- but not the only -- source of delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Maryland seeks private sector input on Baltimore light-rail line

Maryland transportation officials gathered engineering, financial and transit firms Monday to solicit ideas for ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a new light-rail line in Baltimore.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line, transit

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The week ahead: More Silver Line work, some new traffic patterns

Watch for lane closings in the Tysons area, and in D.C., Metro has late-night work on all lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Outer loop delays due to crash, downed tree in Maryland

Traffic is moving very slowly between University Boulevard and MD-355/Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Massive delays on eastbound U.S. 50 before Bay Bridge

Delays stretched back 20 miles from the bridge, with extreme volume forcing drivers to inch along the road.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Crash snarls outer loop of the Beltway in Md.

An accident is delaying traffic already slowed by the rain. Commuters should expect delays this afternoon and evening.

By Mark Berman  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Rain from Tropical Storm Andrea creates hazardous road conditions

Slick roadways and high water could snarl traffic Friday morning as the storm works its way through the Washington area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/04/2013

UPDATE: Wisconsin Ave. north of downtown Bethesda has reopened

Bethesda-area traffic back-ups likely this afternoon

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

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 12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013

The weekend and beyond: Memorial Day events, getaways, Metro delays

A long, cool weekend for the D.C. area includes concerts, parades and festivals. Almost all road work is suspended, but Metro will work on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The week ahead: Plenty of road, rail work before Memorial Day rush

Metrorail is working on all lines at night. The Silver Line project is busy, as are the highway departments.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 North reopens between D.C. and Baltimore

A crash blocked all lanes of I-95 North midway between D.C. and Baltimore this afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Fertilizer truck crash causes injuries, lane closures on I-70 in Frederick County

An overturned fertilizer truck forced authorities to close a ramp and all westbound lanes of I-70.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013

State considers cancelling some ICC bus routes

Maryland's transit agency is considering cancelling some bus service on the Intercounty Connector.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, transit; ICC; transportation; Maryland 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 10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The week ahead: Chinatown crowds, I-95 paving, Silver Line work

Metro has late-night work on all lines. Road and transit projects are active throughout the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013

I-270 reopens south of Frederick

An accident on Interstate 270 has blocked the road in both directions before Fingerboard Road/MD 80 just south of Frederick.

By Mark Berman  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic

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

The weekend and beyond: playoff hockey, Race for the Cure, Metro rebuilding, HOV closings

The Race for the Cure and the Police Week 5K are likely to cause congestion in downtown D.C. on Saturday morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Race for the Cure, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

Today's six-lane roadway would be narrowed to four lanes in the Langley Park area, with the light rail line in the middle.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, maryland transit administration, Pedestrian safety, Purple Line

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Southbound Connecticut Avenue reopens near Beltway

A crash on Connecticut Avenue is blocking all southbound lanes and two northbound lanes north of the Capital Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Inner loop reopens near Rockville Pike

A crash on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway has shut down all travel lanes near the Rockville Pike.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Maryland to update public on Purple Line progress

Five open houses are scheduled to discuss the as yet unfunded transitway across Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The week ahead: Late-night Metrorail delays, Silver Line lane closings

Riders may encounter week night delays on four Metro lines. Drivers should watch for lane closings in Tysons and along Route 267.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, Beltway lane closings, Silver Line construction

Metro has an extensive schedule of late-night track work. The region's road work program is picking up after the winter lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013

The weekend and beyond: Road and rail work, special events

Metro's maintenance program will affect all five rail lines, but there's also a lot of road work across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Half Marathon, Lupus Walk, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The week ahead: sports crowds, road work, transit meetings

Some road construction projects are starting, and so is the District's pothole-patching campaign.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Outer loop jammed near American Legion Bridge [Updated]

A crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking all lanes near the American Legion Bridge, with delays stretching from the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia to River Road in Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

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 10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Travelers need to lobby for congestion relief

Maryland is reworking its 20-year transportation plan and inviting the state's residents to say what they would like to see it do.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Gas tax, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Fire at Silver Spring apartment building causes injuries, road closures

Multiple people were injured and Silver Spring Avenue is closed between Piney Branch Road and Notle Avenue, officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:03 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute

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

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

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

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

Posted at 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 06:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Beltway lanes closed in Maryland after fatal hit and run

The two right lanes of the Outer Loop at Landover Road/MD 202 in Prince George's County are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Bethesda

The woman was struck just before 8 a.m. on Westport Road at Saratoga Avenue in Bethesda, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Patchy ice impacts driving conditions

Snow and rain have moved out of the area, but cold temperatures are creating icy conditions on many Washington area roads.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:53 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

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

The week ahead: buses, blossoms, basketball, baseball

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

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

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Two people injured in Prince George's County crash

At least two people were critically injured in a crash possibly related to weather in the Glenn Dale area of Prince George's County Monday morning, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:19 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning 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 01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013

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

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

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

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Most northbound Connecticut Ave. lanes likely to remain closed during afternoon rush

The three northbound lanes will narrow to one lane north of East-West Highway, near Chevy Chase Lake Drive.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Water main break closes Willard Avenue in Friendship Heights

Willard Avenue at North Park Avenue is closed in both directions, Montgomery County Police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Outer Loop lanes reopen; Rock Creek Parkway blocked in both directions

All lanes between River Road and the I-270 spur in Montgomery County are closed, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

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 01:29 PM ET, 03/18/2013

One person killed in Md. crash

An accident in Landover involving one vehicle has killed one person, while a police officer trying to make a rescue was injured.

By Mark Berman  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, MD traffic

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

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

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

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

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The week ahead: Seeing more daylight, road and transit work, Silver Line meetings

When the clouds clear later this week, watch for the effects of daylight saving on your commutes. Also, check on some upcoming road and rail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cherry blossoms, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Beltway trip led through several climate zones

A counterclockwise trip around the Capital Beltway took Dr. Gridlock through many of the road conditions that this snowy day has in store for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Stay off D.C. area roads as winter storm intensifies

If you are planning to do your regular commute, the conditions you start out in won't match the conditions when you try to return home.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

How storm is likely to affect D.C. area's roads

Don't drive Wednesday if you can avoid it. Travelers will encounter rain, sleet, snow and gusty winds.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013

The week ahead: Stormy weather, sporting events, Metro repairs, road work

The focal point of the D.C. area's travel week will be the winter storm forecast to develop Tuesday into Wednesday, but road and rail work is still scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Chilly weather, parades, Metro delays

Despite the chill, parades are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to check the schedule of Metrorail disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, St. Patrick's Day parade, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA, Women's suffrage march

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 06:27 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Delays after car veers off roadway in Gaithersburg

Drivers in Montgomery County are urged to avoid southbound I-270 in Gaithersburg following a crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, 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 09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, lane closings in D.C. region

Not a bad week for travelers in the D.C. area, with limited work schedules on the roads and rails

By Robert Thomson  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Wet weather, Metro disruptions, lane closings

There's not much road work scheduled, but Metro has maintenance disruptions on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/19/2013

New group pushing for Maryland transportation funding

Transit advocates from the Washington and Baltimore regions have formed a new group to push for additional transportation funding in Maryland.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland transportation

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/15/2013

The weekend and beyond: holiday events, road work, rail delays

Presidents' Day weekend has a limited schedule of road work, but Metro workers will be busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Presidents' Day, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 01:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Transportation tax ideas are a tough sell everywhere

Chances are remote that significant improvements in our transportation programs will emerge from the Virginia and Maryland general assemblies or any other government.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland politics, Metro, transportation politics, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia politics, WMATA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013

The week ahead: Street closings for State of the Union, late-night Metro delays

The major traffic event of the week could be the street closings for the State of the Union speech Tuesday, but there is road and transit work scheduled across the region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, State of the Union, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013

The week ahead: Escalators closing, late night track work, Arlington Boulevard lane closings

Much of this week's road and rail work is late at night.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Crash closes westbound East-West Highway at Connecticut Avenue

The westbound lanes of East-West Highway are shut down at Connecticut Avenue due to a crash involving a school bus and SUV.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some highway lane closings, plenty of Metro work

In mid-winter, the road work schedule is very limited, but Metro track workers will be very busy this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

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 07:19 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Crash on Baltimore-Washington Parkway causing major delays

An accident on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway has closed all southbound lanes near Route 410 in Prince George's County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:19 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/28/2013

The week ahead: Watch the weather as well as the roads

There are a few road projects that will cause congestion this week, but the main issue for travelers is likely to be very volatile weather.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 06:06 AM ET, 01/22/2013

I-270 South reopens at Shady Grove

The main southbound lanes are closed at the Shady Grove exit due to an accident this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:06 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/18/2013

The weekend and beyond: Few major travel issues, till Monday

Plenty of traffic and transit issues could affect travel during the holiday weekend, but there's no Metro track work scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013

D.C. area travelers should encounter few difficulties this weekend

Most of the security restrictions, road blocks and transit schedule changes for the inauguration won't begin until Monday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The week ahead: bus route changes, road work delays

The week leading up to Inauguration Day and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday begins with many changes in local bus services

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Finding your way through the inauguration traffic

For many, Inauguration Day planning means scouting out the best viewing spots, but others will simply be trying to reach a destination on time.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, President Obama, Secret Service, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/08/2013

What change would make big difference in your 2013 commuting?

Dr. Gridlock offered his list of high-impact transportation projects. But what's on your wish list?

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/07/2013

The week ahead: Back to normal congestion on roads and rails

Some commuters experienced a bit of January shock this morning, as many people got back on the roads and rails after the December holiday lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Sunday's football playoff will add traffic in Landover area

To the delight of Redskins fans, there's going to be some extra traffic in Landover on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Redskins

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some delays as holiday season wraps up

Traffic volume remained light through the week, but on Sunday, highway drivers may encounter some congested spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Delays on Wisconsin Avenue due to water main break

Lane closures in Chevy Chase are expected to last through the morning rush.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012

What are your picks for the top transportation developments of 2012?

Help Dr. Gridlock complete this year in review by adding your choices for the most significant transportation developments of 2012.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/28/2012

The weekend and beyond: storm warnings, Sunday night football, holiday schedules

With almost all road and track work suspended for the long holiday weekend, the main obstacle to weekend travel is likely to be Saturday's weather.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/10/2012

The week ahead: express lanes, slow lanes, Metro projects

Some of the usual trouble spots remain, but watch out for the unusual ones: the temporary traffic congestion around the big shopping areas

By Robert Thomson  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Redskins-Ravens rivalry to draw more regional traffic to FedEx Field on Sunday

The traffic flow to Landover may be slightly different this Sunday, but it's all in the Maryland family as the Ravens visit the Redskins.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Ravens, Redskins

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 05:45 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Outer loop delays after truck carrying pineapples overturns

One lane of the outer loop is closed this morning after a tractor-trailer overturned near the I-270 split in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, I-270, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 09:21 AM ET, 12/03/2012

The week ahead: Monday night football, Thursday night tree lighting

The weather outlook is good for Monday night football in Landover and Thursday's National Christmas Tree lighting. It also means road crews will be very active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/30/2012

The weekend and beyond: Holiday activities mix with road, transit work

With the weather cooperating, many people will be out shopping or attending seasonal festivities, but road and transit work crews also will be busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 04:45 PM ET, 11/21/2012

The Thanksgiving getaway so far

DR. GRIDLOCK | Things were quiet this morning on the region's roads and at area airports.

By Mark Berman  |  04:45 PM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  baltimore airport, bwi, bwi airport, dca, Dulles Airport, holiday getaway, Holiday travel, I-270, I-395, I-66, I-95, iad, maryland roads, national airport, reagan airport, Thanksgiving, Virginia roads

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012

What's ahead for Thanksgiving holiday getaway

The Thanksgiving getaway began Friday evening, but the big escape days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital weather gang, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Getaway, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 11/19/2012

The week ahead: Thanksgiving getaways, new Beltway lanes

Travelers in the D.C. area are beginning their Thanksgiving getaways and seeing four new lanes open on the Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:44 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 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 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 10:28 AM ET, 11/09/2012

The weekend and beyond: Veterans Day events, traffic and transit delays

Some of the local road and transit work will be on a special schedule to take advantage of the three days of relatively light travel.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Veterans Day, Virginia Department of Transportation, 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 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 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 03:47 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Paving to begin on Beltway in Silver Spring

The biggest project on the Maryland side of the Beltway is ready for paving.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

The week ahead: What D.C. travelers need to know during Hurricane Sandy

Sandy has virtually shut down commuting in the region, but if you must move about, here are some tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Hurricane Sandy, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 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 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 02:54 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Expect traffic issues in Bethesda

Expect serious traffic issues in Bethesda after shots were fired and a crash occurred near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

By Mark Berman  |  02:54 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda, bethesda traffic, connecticut avenue, Maryland traffic, old georgetown road, rockville pike

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

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  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 10:49 AM ET, 10/20/2012

BW Parkway section to stay closed all Saturday

A bridge replacement project is taking longer than planned.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BW Parkway, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012

The weekend and beyond

Here are some of the key events that will affect travel in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Two inner loop lanes reopened at Rockville Pike

The inner loop of the Beltway is closed at Rockville Pike. We'll have more as information becomes available.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  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 04:06 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Virginia express lanes operator prepares for opening

Transurban officials urge drivers to prepare for fall opening as well.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway HOT lanes, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 10/17/2012

New company to operate some MARC trains

A new company is going to operate and maintain Maryland commuter trains on the Brunswick and Camden lines.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:36 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, csx, MARC, maryland transit administration

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  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 12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Money or power: What would it take to improve your commute?

Some projects that could affect many commutes would require more power than money.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Money or power: What would it take to improve your commute?

Some projects that could affect many commutes would require more power than money.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  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 05:55 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  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 02:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The weekend and beyond: Nationals playoff crowds, Metro work and more

Here's a look at traffic and transit changes and news in the D.C. area this weekend and into next week.

By Mark Berman  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend events, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/09/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute: Power problems halt some Amtrak, MARC service

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:57 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012

The weekend and beyond: Traffic, transit tips

Here's a look at traffic and transit changes for the holiday weekend in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Columbus Day weekend, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend events, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Watch for football traffic on Sunday

Getting to the Landover stadium early is always the best advice for fans.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:08 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FedEx Field, FedEx Field guide, Maryland traffic, Metro, Redskins, Weekend events

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:54 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic