Dr. Gridlock: Rush Plus


Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro working on upgrades to its train arrival signs

Changes will make all signs easier to read, and will add information for Yellow or Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Rush Plus, WMATA

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Even more reasons to feel blue about Metro cutbacks

Commuters wonder why one line's riders should pay the same as people who are getting prompter service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Rush Plus, Silver Line, WMATA

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 11:53 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 11:26 AM ET, 06/19/2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rush Plus: Assessing the first morning of new Metro service

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 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 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