Dr. Gridlock: Metro, WMATA


Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Sarles: Metro is ‘embracing’ audit critical of its handling of federal money

Metro officials blame previous administrations for problems in the transit agency’s financial department.

By Paul Duggan  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line, earlier issues on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Metro’s busy Red Line experiencing delays. The problem is related to a switch outside Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:43 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2014

Orange, Blue lines delayed

The Orange and Blue lines are single-tracking between Foggy Bottom and McPherson Square due to a disabled train at Farragut West. The Red Line is also delayed.

By Mark Berman  |  05:04 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Red Line delays cleared

Riders on Metro’s Red Line encountered delays due to a switch problem near Fort Totten.

By Mark Berman  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Love and romance on the subway?

A matchmaking service is using New York’s subway system to help people find romance.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue line

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line. Train malfunction earlier in the morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Metro brings back eight-car trains

Eight-car trains back on Metro after transit agency cut back to 6-car only trains because of federal government shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government shutdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Metro’s Riders’ Advisory Council is looking for new members

Openings are available for residents of D.C., the city of Alexandria and Arlington, Fairfax and Montgomery counties.

By Victoria Benning  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Track equipment hits Metro train with passengers aboard

Metro train with passengers hit by track equipment. No injuries reported.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident redline, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013

D.C. fails to pay Metro; funds held up due to shutdown

D.C. fails to pay Metro. City misses quarterly payment because of federal government shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government shutdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Second Metro employee released from hospital

He was one of two Metro employees seriously injured in an accident in a Red Line tunnel near the Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Worker dies after fire in Metro tunnel

A contractor who was critically injured early Sunday in a Metro tunnel explosion has died.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Metro shuts down part of Red Line for weekend

The Red Line will be closed at Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square and Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/04/2013

New Metro parking garage and new escalators

Metro is opening a new parking garage at Twinbrook station. More development to come.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Shutdown may be causing spike in short-term bike rentals

Day 4 of government shutdown leads to spike in use of bikes. Rental bike program seen increase in use.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Metro riders react to shorter trains

Some Metro riders not thrilled about shorter trains. Transit agency runs only six-car trains.

By Luz Lazo and Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Road closed because of government shutdown

Part of Beach Drive closed because of federal government shutdown. Metro ridership lower.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:33 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Metro train doors open on wrong side

Rider tweets picture of doors facing chain-link fence instead of platform.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:39 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doors open on wrong side, Metro, WMATA

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

Metro sends buses to help at Navy Yard scene

A search for shooter at the Navy Yard is leading to morning delays for some commuters. New Jersey Ave. entrance at Navy Yard stop closed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Metro union workers protest

Metro’s largest employee union says the agency has unfair policies on background checks.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:34 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local 689, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Metro riders eager for all-night bus service

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  all night metro bus service, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Metro ridership, revenue down

Metro sees drop in riders and revenue. Weekend work and furloughs are among causes cited.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Metro says all computer troubles resolved

Metro computers are experiencing problems. Train and bus service not impacted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Metro board members tell where they ride — or don't

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:01 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Man struck and killed by Orange Line train

By Lori Aratani  |  10:44 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, wmata; metro; orange line

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Metro employees could face discipline for disabling intercoms

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

Soccer stadium plan raises travel questions about South Capitol St.

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

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

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Metro board approves new union contract

Metro board approves new union contract. Deal gives workers 11.4 percent pay hike over four years.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Metro union approves its new contract

Metro union votes in favor of new contract. Deal gives employees 11.4 percent raise over four years.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Twitter and Metro's hot cars

The mercury is rising, temperatures are flaring and Metro passengers are sweltering in hot Metrorail cars.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:01 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hot cars, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Metrorail changes schedules for weekend track work

All stations will be open, but trains will share tracks on several lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Disabled Metro riders raise concerns

Metro's disabled riders have complaints. Riders say elevator lists not accurate.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Metro bus drivers worried about jobs, as D.C. seeks to privatize some routes

Metro's biggest union is trying to rally support to try to stop the District from privatizing some of the bus routes in the city.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Heat restrictions in place for Amtrak and VRE

Heat restrictions in place for rail lines. Severe weather can cause passengers delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Metro employees to get pay raise

Workers are expected to get an 11.4 percent raise and will also be required to pay into their pension.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Metro takes measures in heat wave

Metro trains could run at slower speeds if tracks get too hot, and more track inspections being done.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Metro train door causes woman to injure knee

Metro train pulls away as woman's purse was caught in door. Woman suffers knee injury.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Metro officials explain train intercom problems

Metro officials explain intercom problem and why it has been four years since it was addressed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Hydraulic fluid to blame for nightmarish Metro commute

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By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue orange line meltdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Disabled Metro train causes massive delays on Orange and Blue lines

Disabled Metro train delayed Wednesday commuters for more than an hour as they tried to travel into Virginia.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Details on why Metro trains went down wrong tracks

'Instead of it acting like an Orange Line train, it acted like a Blue.'

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Metro union says contract deal reached

Metro union reaches deal with management on contract. Deal comes after months of negotiation.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Metro sees highest July 4 ridership since 2010

Metro reported more than 540,000 trips on Thursday, an uptick over last year and the highest July 4 ridership since 2010.

By Mark Berman  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Metro station manager charged with embezzlement

A Metro station manager embezzled from transit agency. Thirteen year employee arrested.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Lower SmarTrip balance needed for automatic reloading

Beginning next week, riders who have signed up to have money automatically loaded on cards will see that extra cash added on when the card's balance is below $10.

By Mark Berman  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

New Metro board member Michael Goldman sworn in

Michael Goldman was sworn in as a member of Metro's board of directors on Thursday, replacing Michael Barnes.

By Mark Berman  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Metro to get $150 million in federal funds

Maryland senator pushes for more federal funds for Metro

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/26/2013

More on Tuesday's Red Line issues

Riders encountered a series of problems with single-tracking and mechanical issues creating heavy delays.

By Mark Berman  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Metro Red Line delays continue [Updated]

Metro is having a third rail power problem between Fort Totten and Takoma.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:05 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Metro could lose millions in federal support

Metro officials could potentially lose $25 million in capital funding under proposed legislation released this week by the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/20/2013

More on Metro's intercom failures

The failure of emergency intercoms on Metro trains occurred on train setups that became more common after the fatal Red Line crash in 2009.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Red Line trains delayed by disabled train

Red Line trains are single-tracking after a train struck an object on the track but did not derail, according to the transit agency.

By Dana Hedgpeth and Mark Berman  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 06/13/2013

More details on Metro Silver Spring fire

Several parts on Metro's oldest rail cars failed causing fire and flashes, Metro explained to board members.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:18 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, silver spring fire metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Metro prepares for bad weather

Metro is getting ready for severe weather with extra equipment and personnel on hand.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Metro revenue down

Metro revenue for its rail and bus operations is down for the third quarter. Agency blames it in part on Hurricane Sandy.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Metro not ready to run trains in automatic mode, official says

Metro is not ready to run its trains in automatic operation four years after the deadliest crash in its system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Metro weekend work to create long waits on all five lines

Metro isn't closing any stations this weekend, but work will create longer waits on all five rail lines.

By Mark Berman  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Train hits fence on Red Line

Fence near train track causes delays on Red Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Red Line delays cleared after several hours

Metro Red Line delays

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro; wmata; metrorail;, WMATA

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/31/2013

D.C. pledges monies to Metro

D.C. pledges money to Metro for long term work

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Faregate headaches at McPherson Square

Malfunctioning faregates have been a headache for riders traveling through McPherson Square this week.

By Mark Berman  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Fight on Red Line train at Gallery Place, arrest made

Fight on Metro's Red Line, one arrested

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Red Line service suspended between Takoma and Forest Glen

Smoke at the Silver Spring station has closed that stop.

By Mark Berman  |  06:31 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

Wrong parts ordered for Metro escalators

Wrong parts ordered for Metro escalators, work delayed

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:23 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Metro explains rail yard derailment

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Jim Graham seeks indemnification in Metro land deal

The D.C. Council member was involved in a controversial Metro real estate deal while serving on the transit agency's board of directors.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Metro grades itself and says things are improving

Metro is doing better, according to its own analysis.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Robberies up on Metro system, iPhones popular among thieves

Metro says many of incidents involve electronic device snatchings

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013

What does it take to get banned from a transit system?

The BART system in California will soon have the power to ban travelers for up to a year. So that got us thinking: What does it take for Metro to refuse travelers?

By Mark Berman  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Metrorail working on four lines this weekend

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

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

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013

MetroAccess driver arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting rider

MetroAccess driver arrested for alleged sexual assault

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Preservationist: Don't change Metro's look

A professor of preservation planning says Metro shouldn't change its distinctive look.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Metro ridership up Monday afternoon even after Boston incident

Metro says ridership remained normal, even up after Monday's Boston explosions

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/14/2013

Blue, Orange lines delayed after man struck by train

Blue and Orange Line trains are delayed after a man climbed in front of a train at Rosslyn on Sunday morning. The man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Metro.

By Mark Berman  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Train operator shown in photo no longer works for Metro

Photo shows operator using mobile device

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Metro escalator chief takes over track department

Metro's chief of escalators and elevators takes over track department

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Metro Twinbrook stop has troubled parking garage

A roughly 400-space parking garage at the station has "extensive cracks," according to documents.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Customers stuck on Red Line early Sunday

One hundred passengers were stuck on a Red Line train early Sunday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/07/2013

Metro train derailed on Red Line on Saturday

The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m., as the train was traveling at a low speed within the rail yard, officials said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Police investigating altercation on Green Line train

Metro Transit Police are investigating an altercation that occurred on a Green Line train on Thursday.

By Mark Berman  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Tips For Tourists: Navigating the Metro system

With visitors flocking to the D.C. area, it's time for another round of advice for tourists trying to navigate the Metro system.

By Mark Berman  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Metro chief Sarles's contract extended through 2016

Richard Sarles, Metro's general manager, has extended his contract through January 2016.

By Mark Berman  |  04:24 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

Metro replacing its old mobile Web site

The transit authority announced Thursday that it is upgrading its mobile display and adding some features.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Google Maps will now show Metro delays

Google Maps will now recognize when there are Metro delays and let you re-plan your trip accordingly.

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Maps, Metro, WMATA

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 06:17 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Metro's map goes Mario Bros.

A visual artist has created a version of Metrorail's map that imagines what it would look like in the game Super Mario Bros. 3.

By Mark Berman  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Metro work to close three Red Line stops

Weekend work will close three Red Line stations and cause single-tracking on the Orange Line.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Metro Transit Police arrest, charge man with sexual abuse

Metro announced on Friday that the transit police had arrested and charged a D.C. man with misdemeanor sexual abuse following two reported incidents earlier this year.

By Mark Berman  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Metro overtime exceeds budget; workers receive bonuses

Metro's overtime costs for the second half of last year were $12.7 million more than the transit agency had budgeted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Metro says technical glitch caused additional peak fares

A technical hiccup caused Metro to charge peak fares throughout the entire system for an additional hour on Monday morning, the transit agency said Tuesday.

By Mark Berman  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Congressmen propose studying Metrorail extensions

Two Virginia congressmen have proposed a bill that would study extending three Metrorail lines to Centreville, Woodbridge and Fort Belvoir.

By Mark Berman  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/11/2013

What options do riders have when Metro stalls?

Dr. Gridlock's readers used his online chat Monday to vent about the morning's delays on Metro, and what riders might do about future delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Red Line single-tracking cleared [Updated]

Red Line trains are delayed in both directions by a broken rail, and these delays are expected to stretch into the evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Weekend work will affect all five Metro lines

Metro work scheduled this weekend will lengthen trips on all five lines. Buses will also replace trains on segments of the Orange and Blue lines.

By Mark Berman  |  10:17 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Metro Transit Police seek suspect in attack on train

A man trying to stop a fight between two women on a Metro train was cut in the hand, according to the transit agency.

By Mark Berman  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Metro schedules extra personnel, changes bus routes for winter storm

Metro said it had extra personnel on hand to help clear walkways, platforms and parking garages and lots.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro; wmata; metrorail;

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Metro awards $86 million contract for disabled rider service

Metro divided the contract among five vendors, and said they would be held to strict performance standards.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

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

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

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

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Metro board approves Greenbelt land deal involving FBI

Metro has a site in Greenbelt that FBI may consider in move

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:37 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fbi, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Metro work to close four stations and impact four lines this weekend

Metro plans to close three stops on the Red Line as well as the National Airport station this weekend, with shuttle buses replacing trains.

By Mark Berman  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Metro ridership could take a hit with sequestration

Metro could take a hit to its coffers if federal cuts happen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Seven thefts on Metro in one day

Seven thefts of electronic devices in one day on Metro system. Typically there are one or two a day.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Rider robbed on Metrobus

A female rider on board a Metrobus was robbed of her purse at gunpoint in the morning commute

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  armed robbery on metrobus, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Metro planner asks riders for 'low-hanging fruit'

At Silver Spring meeting to discuss long-term plans for Metro, riders have more immediate ideas

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:52 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Man struck by Metro train, morning commute snarled

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Metro says its outside lawyers were paid $7.5M in Red Line crash cases

The amount was revealed in response to a public records request by The Washington Post.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Metro's Orange and Blue lines delayed by burning debris

Burning debris in the tunnel between Benning Road and Capitol Heights has created delays on the Blue and Orange lines at the beginning of the afternoon commute.

By Mark Berman  |  05:08 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Thefts of small electronic devices significantly increased last year on Metro

Metro reported a significant increase in thefts of small electronic devices and other personal items last year, with an average of one or two such thefts per day.

By Dana Hedgpeth and Mark Berman  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Report of man with knife on Metro, nothing found

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Find the best date spots near Metro stations

An interactive graphic will help you find the best date spots near Metro stations

By Mark Berman  |  03:24 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Metro hosting public meetings to discuss proposed upgrades

Metro is hosting three public meetings next week to discussed the proposed $26 billion overhaul of the system.

By Mark Berman  |  06:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Metro weekend work: Single-tracking on Red, Orange lines

Metro's weekend track work will impact the Red and Orange lines, creating single-tracking and delays on both lines.

By Mark Berman  |  11:38 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Metro's head of planning to discuss proposed overhaul

Metro's head of planning will discuss the transit system's long-term plans at a meeting next week in Silver Spring.

By Mark Berman  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Passengers stranded on Orange Line train for two hours

Passengers stranded on Orange Line train for two hours

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Cracked rail leads to Red Line delays

A cracked rail, likely stemming from the cold weather, is creating Red Line delays.

By Mark Berman  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Metro board praises plan that calls for major upgrades

Metro's board of directors praised a new plan from the transit agency that calls for $26 billion in upgrades and improvements.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Metro will replace some Pentagon escalators

Metro will close one of the entrances at the Pentagon Metro station so that escalators can be replaced.

By Mark Berman  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Metrobus crashes on Rockville Pike, no riders aboard

A Metrobus without any riders aboard crashed on Rockville Pike on Wednesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Cold weather can impact Metro service

Drops in temperature can also create problems for transit systems like Metro. Rails contract in cold and expand in heat, which can lead to cracked or broken rails.

By Mark Berman  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Metro reports dip in ridership from 2009 inauguration

Metro reports that rail ridership for the 2013 inauguration declined from the 2009 event.

By Mark Berman  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Metro inspector general finds troubles with IT contract

IG for Metro says agency has spent millions of dollars in troubled contracts and IT work

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Metro to cancel major weekend work in late January

Metro plans to reschedule work to improve cellphone service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Former Metro inauguration czar shares experiences of 2009

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro, WMATA

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

Walking that last mile (or so) on Inauguration Day

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

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

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Weekend work will disrupt Red, Blue, Green lines

Metro's weekend maintenance program will slow service on three lines from 10 p.m. Friday through the midnight closing on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Major development expected to come to New Carrollton Metro stop

Two developers are expected to build a mixed use area at New Carrollton stop

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/28/2012

24 busy hours on Metro a baby, a deer, a robber and a bus crash

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro; wmata; metrorail;, WMATA, wmata; metro, wmata; metro; metrorail

Posted at 09:10 PM ET, 12/27/2012

Woman goes into labor on the Red Line

The passenger was taken to a local hospital. No word on whether she had the baby.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:10 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/24/2012

Metro to have some delays on holiday weekend

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Metrorail on holiday break from major weekend work

Only the Green Line will experience some delays over the next two weekends.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

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

Metrobus driver seen at the wheel with a newspaper in hand

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

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

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Metrorail weekend work to disrupt three lines

On the Orange and Green lines, trains will share tracks, but on the Red Line, several stations will be closed.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:18 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 10/23/2012

Most Metro lines disrupted this weekend; opening early Sunday for marathon

Some lines will be disrupted by maintenance, but Metro is adding service for Sunday's event.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:10 PM ET, 10/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marine Corps Marathon, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Metro to reopen Dupont Circle exit Sunday

The three escalators have been replaced on schedule after eight and a half months.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:59 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dupont Circle Metro escalators, Metro, WMATA

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 10:57 AM ET, 09/27/2012

Metro cancels some early October track work

Metro revised its original plan to shut some stations for maintenance, which could be good for Nationals fans.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Nationals, Baseball playoffs, Metro, WMATA

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 04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012

‘Miss Metro’ put on administrative leave after incident with WTOP reporter

WTOP reporter taped his verbal exchange with Metrobus driver

By Lori Aratani  |  04:45 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metrobus, metro, wmata, metrobus driver, mark segraves

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/17/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit: Stormy weather, sports crowds, bridge work

The worst weather for commuting will be Tuesday, but travelers also should watch out for many sporting events and new work near the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority, 495 Express Lanes, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/11/2012

Metro hangs posters with hotline number to help prevent suicides

Metro is rolling out a public awareness campaign for its suicide prevention program, hanging posters with a hotline number.

By Mark Berman  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, wmata, suicides

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 09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Beltway changes, South Capitol St. closings: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The commute is about as good as it gets in the D.C. region thanks to summer vacations, and several changes in work zones bring permanent improvements for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC gtransportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Maryland Department of Transportation

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 01:14 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Metro revises extreme heat policy

If rail temperatures reach 135 degress, train operators may be asked to slow down.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:14 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, wmata, metro and safety, metro and heat

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 10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Sailabration, Nationals baseball, Metro delays and detours: the weekend and beyond

Tall ships visit Baltimore, the Yankees visit Nationals Park, Metro work affects four lines, and the Capital Beltway is filled with work zones.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Sailabration, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park, Capital Beltway, Weekend guide

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 09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beltway lane closings, Rush Plus preparations: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Beltway drivers are enduring a paving project near the Wilson Bridge, while Metro riders are puzzling over the plans for the new Rush Plus service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

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 10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Capital Pride, Capital Beltway, Metro capital projects: The weekend and beyond

The Capital Pride festival will draw thousands to D.C. this weekend, while others head for beaches and concerts. But watch out for Metro delays, road projects and speed cameras.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Capital Pride, Rush Plus, Capital Beltway

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 08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Speed cameras, Beltway slowdowns, Gay Pride parade: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The travel weather for the D.C. region looks pretty good the week of June 4-10, but drivers and transit users should be alert for some changes affecting their rides.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Rush Plus

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Beltway congestion, Metro delays, downtown D.C. race: the weekend and beyond for traffic, transit

Travelers should encounter good weather this weekend, but need to note several major delays ahead on the roads and rails in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Bay Bridge, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Washington Nationals, Metro, WMATA, Race for the Cure

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 11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day and beyond: Thunder in skies, Rolling Thunder on D.C. roads

Dr. Gridlock offers advice to those leaving the D.C. region for the Memorial Day weekend, or staying close to home for holiday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Getaways, Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Summer getaways

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 09:20 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Memorial Day getaways, 11th St. Bridge opening, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Here are some travel tips for your Memorial Day getaway or on your regular commute this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Construction, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation District Department of 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 12:18 PM ET, 05/05/2012

Race for Hope to close D.C. streets Sunday

Race for Hope participants should check the Metro repair work schedule for disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Race for Hope, Metro, WMATA

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