Dr. Gridlock: Transit


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 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 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 02:09 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Metro making improvements, but they may be hard to spot

A ceiling here, a staircase there improve the riders’ experience, but the overall trend isn’t easy to track.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:09 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Richard Sarles, Rob Troup, transit, WMATA

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/01/2013

VRE lengthens trains to handle mid-day shutdown rush

Commuter trains to Northern Virginia will be longer than usual to accommodate the anticipated mid-day rush as federal workers head home early, but there will be no additional trains.

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia transit

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 10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Silver Spring Transit Center: hard to know whether to laugh or cry

Contest on opening date of troubled transit center. Advocacy group mocks 10 year delay in center’s opening in Silver Spring.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, silver spring transit center, WMATA

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 11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Will road ahead include tolls on existing lanes?

Ron Kirby, director of transportation planning for Council of Governments, joins Dr. Gridlock at noon for an online discussion of regional priorities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Council of Governments, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Ronald Kirby, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/29/2013

Labor Day transit, transportation changes

Monday is Labor Day, which means some trains and buses won't operate or will offer limited service. Here's what you need to know for getting around.

By Mark Berman  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Transit

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 07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Guide for July 4 and weekend travel in D.C. area

These travel tips should help ease the trip to Independence Day events.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Independence Day, July 4, Metro, traffic, transit tips, 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 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 09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The week ahead: Metro work schedules, road work plans

Road crews are busy. Metro has some late night work, plus a big Red Line project for the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Transportation

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 03:54 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Transit benefits would remain at higher levels under proposed bill

Congress pushes for transit benefits

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, pre-tax transit benefits, WMATA

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 05:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Arlington Transit bus rolls down hill after brakes fail

An Arlington Transit bus was traveling uphill in the Clarendon neighborhood when its brakes failed, causing the bus to roll back into another vehicle.

By Mark Berman  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, ART

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 10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The weekend and beyond: many festivals, much Metrorail work, new bridge ramps

A sultry and soupy weekend will see many traffic generating festivals. Metro will work on all lines. D.C. is opening new ramps on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, 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 02:18 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Memorial Day transit, transportation changes

Memorial Day brings with it many transit and transportation changes. Here's what you need to know for getting around on Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Transit

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 10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, I-95 work, festivals, Capitol Hill race

Metro is working on three rail lines. The major road work delays are likely to be on I-95 south of D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Capitol Hill Classic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Taste of Arlington, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 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 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 11:49 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Metro transit police chief promises internal investigation

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aclu, Metro, metro transit police, WMATA

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 06:41 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Los Angeles decides that charging subway riders could be a good idea

The L.A. subway system has operated on an honor system for years, but faregates could be activated by this summer.

By Mark Berman  |  06:41 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  subways, transit

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 10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on four lines, charity run Sunday, bridge closing

Travelers also should watch for I-95 delays in Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Race for Hope, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Capital Bikeshare coming to Montgomery

Capital Bikeshare is on schedule to operate in Montgomery County by late summer.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycling, Commuting, Montgomery bikeshare, public transit, transit, 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 10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The week ahead: Emancipation Day rules, road work, Fairfax bus meetings

Travelers will need to watch the weather, as well as numerous lane closings for road work and special events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day, Fairfax Connector, Metro, Silver Line, Streetcars, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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

Metro reports fourth-busiest day in history, warns of more crowded trains Thursday

Crowds flooded Metro trains on Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to be similarly busy, officials warn.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, commuter rail, Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, transit tips

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/08/2013

The Week Ahead: Cherry blossom traffic, home games for four D.C. teams and more

The cherry blossoms continue to draw crowds to D.C., while four sports teams will play home games and impact traffic this week.

By Mark Berman  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Traffic tips, transit, transit tips

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: blossom festival events, free ride on Beltway express lanes

The cherry blossoms are nearing full bloom, drawing crowds to the Tidal Basin. Will drivers be drawn to the toll-free ride on the 495 Express Lanes?

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, d.c. circulator, Dr. Gridlock, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013

The weekend and beyond: baseball, basketball and blossoms

Expect crowds in D.C. for Cherry Blossom Festival events, a Nationals exhibition on Friday and NCAA basketball on Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Nationals Park, NCAA basketball, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, WMATA

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 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 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 10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013

The weekend and beyond: Fine weather, soccer at RFK, lots of Metro work

Road work plans are limited, but Metro crews will work on all lines. Sports activities are highlighted by the home opener for D.C. United.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Capitals, D.C. United, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for the 2013 D.C. United season

Fans approaching from I-395 for RFK's Lot 8 will need to detour this season. For Saturday's home opener, Orange and Blue Line riders should be aware of Metro's track work plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital bikeshare, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, 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 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 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 11:43 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Presidents' Day transit, transportation changes

Presidents' Day is Monday, which means many transit systems will run limited schedules or no service at all.

By Mark Berman  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Transit

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 02:11 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Airlines cancel flights, Amtrak and other transit halted as blizzard looms

As a blizzard bears down on the Northeast, airlines have canceled thousands of flights, while Amtrak and other transit agencies are limiting or halting service.

By Mark Berman  |  02:11 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blizzard, Nemo, transit, Travel

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: No blizzard, but Metro work and road closures

We won't get a blizzard this weekend, but we are going to see Metro delays, road work and a few events that will lead to road closures.

By Mark Berman  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

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 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 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 12:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: Snow, Metro work and more

Snow could affect travel on Friday, while Metro work will slow rider on three lines. Here's a look at what you need to know about getting around this weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, traffic, transit tips, weekend and beyond, WMATA

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Transit tax benefits increase in 2013

Commuters who take advantage of federal transit benefits are going to gain even more than previously thought, according to the IRS.

By Mark Berman  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, transit benefits

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, 01/16/2013

Seeking the best smartphone transit apps for Washington

Commuters often rely on smartphone apps to get around. What transit apps do you use and recommend?

By Mark Berman  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, transit apps

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Morning delays on Red Line cause of frustration for many riders

Delays are to be expected until approximately 8 a.m.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:51 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, transit tips

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 12:51 PM ET, 01/11/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro track work, and a parade route test

The weekend and beyond: Metro track work, and a parade route test

By Robert Thomson  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, transit tips

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Police: Please stop throwing rocks at buses

Police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at Metrobuses or cars.

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Police, Metro, Metrobus, police, transit police

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 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 09:39 AM ET, 12/31/2012

The week ahead: Holiday transportation reminders

These special traffic and transit schedules could affect your New Year's planning.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:39 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, New Year's, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Time to get serious about preparing for winter travel

Plain rain will win out this afternoon, but Wednesday morning's commute through the wintery mix was enough to call out some seasonal advice to travelers in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, driving, traffic, transit tips, winter weather

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Christmas and New Year's transit, transportation changes

Here's what you need to know for getting around the region on Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

By Mark Berman  |  07:36 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Transit

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The weekend and beyond: Preparing for holiday getaways and final shopping

Almost no road or transit work is scheduled for the D.C. region during the holiday weekend, as people launch their holiday getaways or finish their Christmas shopping.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:39 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, transit tips

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012

The week ahead: New bridge ramp, late-night Metro work

Road and transit projects continue during the week before Christmas, but the biggest development in road work is a good one for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 12/13/2012

"Conquering the Commute" conference liveblog

We're liveblogging a Washington Post Live conference on transportation and commuting.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, Commuting, congestion, driving, Metro, public transit, transit, Transportation

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 03:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, FedEx football, parkway projects

There's some road work around the D.C. region this weekend, but the major source of travel delays is likely to be Metro's maintenance program.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Metro, National Park Service, Ravens, Redskins, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

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 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 03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Thanksgiving transit, transportation changes

Here's what you need to know for getting around the region on Thursday and Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, fairfax cue, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

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 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 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 12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Veterans Day transit changes

Several transit schedules are changing in the Washington area for the Veterans Day weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

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 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 01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012

High Heel Race to close Dupont Circle streets

The Halloween season run is set to begin at 9 p.m., but street closings start earlier.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, High Heel Race, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Metro to resume limited service at 2 p.m.

Train and bus service will resume on a reduced schedule, but MetroAccess won't operate till Wednesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transit, Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, Sandy, WMATA

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 10/30/2012

D.C. region having quiet commute, despite some Sandy problems

It's quiet because many have stayed home, but for those who venture out, there will be problems.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, traffic, transit tips

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 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 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 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 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 12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Transit changes for Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day, which means service changes for commuter trains and buses.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, Commuter bus, commuter rail, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday schedules, Holiday Transit, Holiday travel, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

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

Stranded driver thanks Virginia road service

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

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

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012

Changes coming to three suburban Virginia bus services

Schedule and route changes are coming to Arlington Transit, Alexandria’s DASH and Fairfax Connector in the coming weeks.

By Mark Berman  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buses, suburban transit

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 06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012

The weekend and beyond

Watch the forecast as you plan travels for this weekend, and check here for the man-made obstacles that include Metro track work and several road projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. metro System, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/26/2012

Metro board approves fare hikes

The increase in parking fees and an across-the-board boost in bus and rail fares is scheduled to take effect July 1.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System, Washintgon Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authroty

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012

VRE approves 3 percent fare increase

Virginia Railway Express passengers will see a 3 percent fare increase in their daily tickets and monthly passes July 1 after the railway’s board formally approved the increase Friday.

By Jeremy Borden  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, public transportation, vre, virginia railway express

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Ride On begins offering real-time bus tracking

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service launched “Ride On Real Time” on Wednesday, which tracks buses and makes it easier to plan trips.

By Mark Berman  |  03:48 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, public transportation, city buses

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Money for Metro advances in U.S. Senate

The funds, intended for safety improvements, were approved by the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. The bill now moves to the Senate floor.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/16/2012

The week ahead in traffic and transit

The Capital Weather Gang says this week will be mostly dry and mild, with Monday feeling a bit like summer. Several road projects start in earnest, and Metro resumes its schedule of weekend track work, following a sabbatical due to the cherry blossom events. Here’s a look at some of the projects in the week ahead.

By Washington Post editors  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. MEtro System, Washington Metro System, Maryland roads, public transportation, mass transit, highways, subways

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 04/13/2012

Tysons Boulevard closed this weekend

Tysons Boulevard will be closed between Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Galleria Drive overnight Friday and Saturday as crews continue work on Metrorail’s Silver Line extension.

By Washington Post editors  |  04:33 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mass transit, wmata, D.C. Metro system, Virginia highways

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Metro to survey rail riders

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

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

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Metro board discusses fares, hot rail cars and other issues

Several committees of Metro’s board of directors are scheduled to hold their regular meetings Thursday. The topic of the day is the transit authority’s next budget, the one for fiscal 2013 which begins July 1.

By Washington Post editors  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro system, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 04/07/2012

Metro rider group looking for more members

Metro’s Accessibility Advisory Committee is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:19 AM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. metro system, metro, public transportation, mass transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority, Disability Issues

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/07/2012

Service changes for four Arlington Transit routes

Change is coming to four Arlington Transit routes beginning Monday, April 16. The alterations coming to ART routes 42, 52, 75 and 77 include scheduling tweaks and the elimination of one bus stop.

By Mark Berman  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Arlington Transit, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 01:41 AM ET, 04/06/2012

VRE offering eight-car service for holiday travelers leaving D.C. early

The Virginia Railway Express will have eight cars accommodating travelers leaving D.C. early on Friday afternoon to get a head start on the holiday weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  01:41 AM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, Virginia Railway Express, mass transit, puiblic transportation

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/05/2012

D.C. to buy two streetcars for $8.7 million

D.C. officials have struck a deal to purchase two American-made streetcars for the city’s new trolley line.

By the Associated Press and staff reports  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, public transit, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012

Metro 101: Tips for tourists

An influx of tourists will be riding Metro this week. Here are Metro-related tips and basic pointers for out-of-towners.

By Mark Berman  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA, D.C. metro system, Washington Metro System, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2012

Chat with Dr. Gridlock at noon

Dr. Gridlock will be online and answering questions Monday at noon.

By Mark Berman  |  11:34 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro, Washington Metro System, mass transit, public transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The spring break for many school systems should ease traffic in parts of the D.C. area this week, but there will be plenty of visitors downtown and across the Mall.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Events, Metro | Tags:  D.C. Metro, Washington Metro System, mass transit, public transit, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit authority

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 03/27/2012

Metrobus involved in accident

A Metrobus was involved in an accident around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, a Metro official said. Three people were injured with non-life-threatening injuries, the official said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:06 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012

MARC, MTA set ridership records in February

MARC trains set a record with an average weekday ridership of 35,210 in February, while the Maryland Transit Administration also set an overall record in February for average weekday ridership through its transit system.

By Mark Berman  |  03:18 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, MTA, Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Area Regional Commuter, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Metro sets up sexual harassment Web site for riders

General Manager Richard Sarles said the transit authority was taking steps after receiving complaints from riders that Metro does not take the issue seriously.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:04 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority, Richard Sarles, Metrorail, Metrobus, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012

Metro to add bus service, alter routes

Transit authority adds buses on some corridors and extends service on some routes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:48 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Metro, D.C. Metro System, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus, Richard Sarles, mass transit

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/22/2012

New tracks at Union Station will improve MARC service, state says

Maryland’s commuter rail passengers will soon be able to catch trains more easily at Union Station after the state builds a $21.3 million train storage facility approved recently, state officials said.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transit, transportation, commuting, mass transit, public transportation

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Man struck and killed by train at White Flint

Metro believes the person jumped in front of the train intentionally, according to

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:33 AM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Computer problem causes delays on on D.C. Metro’s Red Line

Computer problem caused the delays on the rail system’s busiest line, according to the transit authority.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:00 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail, WMATA, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Metro will hold public hearing on F4, F6 buses

Metro will host a pair of public meetings next week to discuss the Metrobus F4/F6 Line Study, letting people who ride buses on those routes hear about service issues and potential improvements.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrorail, D.C. Metro System, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metrobus

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012

State moves future Purple Line facility away from Lyttonsville homes

Maryland transit planners have redesigned a future Purple Line rail yard and maintenance facility to locate it farther from homes in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Purple Line, Maryland Transit Administration, WSSC, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 03/14/2012

Plea hearings scheduled in Metro coin thefts

Plea hearings have been scheduled for Monday for two former Metro workers who were arrested in January in the theft of thousands of dollars in coins paid by passengers as subway fare.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:56 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, D.C. Metro system, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Lyttonsville residents to meet with Purple Line planners

Residents in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring are scheduled to hear from state Purple Line planners on Wednesday about how close a future rail yard and maintenance facility would be to homes.

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:28 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  transit, transportation, urban planning

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Metro plans weekday track work on four lines, weekend work on all five lines

There will be weekday work on four of Metro’s lines and weekend work on all five lines. Plan your week and weekend accordingly.

By Mark Berman  |  12:57 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Metro, Metrorail, Metrobus, WMATA, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Metro union workers to rally Tuesday

Metro workers plan rally for Tuesday morning’s rush hour at Farragut North and Farragut West stations.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrorail, WMATA, Amalgamated Transit Union

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 02/22/2012

Meeting on Metrobus 14th Street Line

Metro and the District Department of Transportation are co-sponsoring a meeting Thursday for the public to comment on the 52, 53 and 54 bus routes, part of a study of the transit authority’s 14th Street Line.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  05:13 PM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metrobus, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Flash mob planned to call attention to Purple Line

Supporters of building a Purple Line say they’ll hold a flash mob dance Thursday evening in downtown Silver Spring to draw attention to the transit proposal.

By Katherine Shaver  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Purple Line, Action Committee for Transit

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 02/02/2012

Two up, one down at Foggy Bottom

A Metro rider who uses the Foggy Bottom station complains that the new escalators at the entrance are constantly configured to have two going up and one going down during both the morning and evening rushes. Why is that done?

By Robert Thomson  |  03:52 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Metro, WMATA, DC transit, Metro escalators, Metrorail

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/28/2010

Saul to develop near Wheaton Metro

A development team led by the company B.F. Saul will spearhead mixed-use development around the Wheaton Metro station, Montgomery County and WMATA announced today.

By Luke Rosiak  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Red Line, Red Line, Red Line, Red Line | Tags:  Transit-oriented development

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010

Anti-terrorism drill on Metrorail

The Metro Transit Police department and other law enforcement agencies staged anti-terrorism drills on the Red Line and at Greenbelt Station Tuesday morning. Some other cities, such as New York, also held anti-terrorism exercises.

By Mark Berman  |  07:30 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  metro, metro transit police, wmata