Dr. Gridlock: Transportation


Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 04/10/2014

2,201 killed or injured on railroad tracks in 2013

Deaths and injuries of people walking on railroad tracks and at grade crossings are on the rise.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:40 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/10/2014

District’s parking ticket revenue drops

Rise in apps that allow people to “feed the meter” cited reason for decline in parking ticket revenue.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 04/10/2014

House committee approves airline ticket price revisions

Committee votes to reverse regulations imposed by U.S. Department of Transportation.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:27 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014

Norton urges decision on CSX tunnel project in SE

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) wants the Federal Highway Administration to expedite the release of an environmental assessment on the proposed reconstruction of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel.

By Luz Lazo  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Transportation issues deserve more attention in mayoral campaign

D.C. candidates would have plenty to work with on streetcars, Metro, Circulator buses, biking and pedestrian safety.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:10 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation politics

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Transportation agencies adjusting their long-range plans

D.C. would remove a proposal for bus-only lanes while adding streetcar projects and studies of managed lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation planning

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Bad weather caused late arriving flights

Winter storms kept planes from arriving on time, U.S. Department of Transportation reports.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Hersman to depart NTSB for job with National Safety Council

Served as NTSB chairman since 2009.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Use of public transit surging across the country

Last year had the highest ridership since 1956 and was the eighth consecutive year that at least 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation.

By Washington Post  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Transportation

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Drivers have plenty to gripe about this winter

Thousands of dead batteries and flat tires come with the winter weather.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/06/2014

AAA: Rest up this weekend

When the clocks leap forward, drowsy drivers hit the road Monday morning.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Cyclist hit-and-run plays out on Facebook

Police hunt for Honda SUV driver who fled after hitting two cyclists, critically injuring one of them.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Distracted driving: 9 die, 1,060 hurt each day, CDC says

CDC finds fresh way to dramatize the toll taken by distracted driving.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:39 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Electric car sales up in D.C. area

Atlanta saw the biggest bump in 4th quarter sales of electric cars.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/18/2014

You asked for more about Lady Bird, we answered

Post readers had lots of questions about the $2.6 Billion tunnel being built under the District.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/18/2014

USDOT: Cash running out for roads, bridges

The fund that states count on to repair and build roadways will run low by August.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Safety council says auto fatalities dropped in 2013

Warmer weather in 2012 may have caused a bump in the number of fatal crashes.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Almost 350,00 speeding tickets issued in Md. work zones

Primary goal is to protect construction workers, but drivers are at risk while negotiating work zones.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/06/2014

AAA: Prices may rise at the pump

Automobile club warns that after hitting a 33-month low in November, gas prices are on the rise.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014

1 in 3 kids killed in crashes wore no seat belt

Black and Hispanic children were less likely than white kids to be wearing seat belts.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Maryland proposal increases distance between drivers, cyclists

Legislators consider increasing distance drivers must allow cyclists to four feet.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:28 PM ET, 01/27/2014

District’s ticket cameras go after stop sign, intersection-blocking drivers

D.C. cameras now will ticket drivers who violate five more laws, slowing traffic or endangering pedestrians.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:28 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 01/23/2014

NTSB wants stronger scrutiny of dangerous rail cargo

With rail transport of crude oil up 400 percent, federal agency wants additional safety steps taken.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:56 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/23/2014

Mini-cars fare poorly in crash tests

Insurance industry group says only 1 of the 11 new mini-cars passed its crash test.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 01/22/2014

LaHood becomes well-connected adviser to law firm

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary signs on to open doors for DLA Piper clients.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:10 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

2011 storm taught lesson about fighting Mother Nature

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

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

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/17/2014

Low-cost airlines expand, keep ticket prices low

Report: when low-cost carriers enter a market, airline ticket prices go down.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/16/2014

New USDOT toy isn’t the fun kind

Month by month it will update to show how fast transportation funding is drying up.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014

GAO says cruise ship safety has improved

Report says cruise lines have implemented most new requirements, crime reporting still an issue

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:09 PM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/13/2014

NTSB looks into wrong-way Southwest airliner

Plane landed safely at an airport several miles from intended destination.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Virginia transportation projects to watch in 2014

While nothing beats the Silver Line as a top transportation story for 2014, Virginia travelers will encounter many other high-impact projects this year.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Bar code tags help airlines cut lost baggage claims

Airlines carry more passengers but lose fewer bags than they did 20 years ago.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Travel advice for holiday eve getaways

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

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

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 12/24/2013

FAA: Santa cleared for takeoff

FAA says they’re letting Santa use all sorts of electronic gizmos to guide his sleigh this year.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:18 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Traffic guide for last-minute shoppers

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

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

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

Holiday getaway begins, but it keeps going

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

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

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Rockefeller weighs in against in-flight cell calls

Add another voice to the congressional chorus calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to derail a Federal Communications Commission move to allow cellphone conversations on airplanes in flight.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Massive holiday exodus forecast from D.C. area

More than 40 percent of the region’s people say they plan a trip of 50+ miles over the holidays.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Congress members: ‘No’ to cell phone chats in flight

14 members of the House add their weight to chorus that wants to maintain the ban on cell phone conversations in flight.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/18/2013

New traffic pattern at Northern Virginia interchange

The change, now planned for January, is part of the reconstruction of the Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013

There’s no business like snow business

As Maryland and other states deal with lots of early season snow, they’ve come up with new tricks and tools to win the snow wars.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Questions about airport security? Here are the answers

Two programs will speed you through airport security. What’s the difference, and which is the best one?

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Ho, ho, ho! The roads will be packed with holiday travelers

For the fifth consecutive year, more people will travel this holiday season than last.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Dr. Gridlock still believes in Santa, but .

UPS says it has a deal with Santa to lighten his load.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:17 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Bag and change fees help boost airline profits in 3rd quarter

Airlines took in $1.6 billion in fees in the 3rd quarter.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

TSA opens enrollment centers for expedited airport security program

The $85 program is intended to reduce some of the hassle at airport security lines.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Dr. Gridlock believes in Santa

UPS says it will collect 34 million packages today.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:11 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Streetcar heading for H Street tracks this weekend

The District plans to move a streetcar to H Street NE on Friday night, then begin testing before passenger service starts in 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, H Street

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Cold weather have you deflated?

Warning light says your tire pressure is low? Blame it on the cold weather

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Pilots, flight attendants, say ‘no’ to cellphone chitchat

The FCC and the U.S. Department of Transportation took different views on whether cellphone chat is okay in flight; crew members say it isn’t.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Not the car you want to rear end

A Prince George’s County police officer driving a brand new patrol car gets rammed from behind.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013

New award will honor planning expert Ron Kirby

The award will recognize individuals who work collaboratively to make the D.C. region a better place to live.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Poll: Americans say no to cellphone calls in flight

A national poll finds overwhelming opposition to allowing phone conversations on airplanes.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Airline profits get a lift

Though profit margins remain tiny, global airline industry had a better year in 2013 and has an upbeat forecast for 2014.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari to leave DOT

John Porcari, Deputy Transportation Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation announced he is leaving the agency at the end of this month.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Tips for traveling in Tuesday’s storm

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

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

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Bill would ban cellphone conversations in flight

As FCC considers allowing cell phone conversations in flight, Congress moves to ban them

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/06/2013

New Md. State Police video encourages enforcement of driver-cyclist laws

Past highway safety campaigns have shown that enforcement is the key to getting people to obey the law

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Are you a transportation wonk?

The United States did $1.11 trillion in cross-border trade with Canada and Mexico in 2012.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/05/2013

A question about TSA’s Pre-Check program

A reader loved speeding through airport security and wants to know how to make it happen again.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Man with gun cited at Dulles Airport

The gun in the Virginia man’s carry-on luggage was loaded with 11 rounds, police say.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Remember ‘Dobie’s’ hot rod? Then you may need help with your driving

New features in 2013 cars help baby-boom drivers

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Tips on handling holiday shopping traffic

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

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

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/29/2013

‘Oops’ at the airport: TSA photo of weapons confiscated at BWI

Passengers continue to arrive at TSA security with contraband weapons.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Montgomery County police nab 13 for DUI

County crackdown on night before Thanksgiving lead to multiple arrests.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line

Signal problems delay Metro trains.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:34 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Black Friday? Go back to bed.

If you get to the mall before noon you should avoid the worst crush.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 11/28/2013

A Maryland couple makes trek 350 miles through the heart of the bad weather

Warnings about bad weather abounded when Diz Keller and her husband set out to drive to Rochester, N.Y., through the worst of it.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:28 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Delays into Reagan National from New York

Gusty wind at New Yorks three mega airports is sending shudders through the nation’s air system

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/27/2013

X-ray hound awaits you at Reagan National

A dog with spooky eyes is working the TSA checkpoint at National

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/27/2013

What, no lines at the airport?

TSA trumpets its success by tweeting photo from Reagan National

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport, airport security, Holiday travel, reagan national, Transportation, TSA

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

Advice for northbound Thanksgiving getaways

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

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

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Departure delays reported at BWI

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:06 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 11/27/2013

TSA shows short lines at Reagan National Airport

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:07 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Memories of Thanksgivings past include cheaper car rental costs

AAA says car rental costs in Washington are 40 percent higher this Thanksgiving

By Ashley Halsey III  |  06:51 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Half of drivers killed in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts

Though seat belt use has increased dramatically in recent years, more than half the people killed in accidents in 2012 were not wearing them.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Winter mixes vex highway crews, as well as drivers

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

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

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013

First weather-related flight delays come in Atlanta. Will they ripple elsewhere?

As a nasty weather front moves in on the East Coast, the world’s largest airport is the first to experience delays.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Military helicopter makes unexpected landing after warning light goes on

Military helicopter makes prudent landing in Calvert County after warning light comes on.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Make weather forecast part of Thanksgiving getaway plan

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

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

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Grand jury: traffic tickets suffice in case of dead cyclist Trish Cunningham

Motorist came from behind and fatally struck cyclist, a popular coach in Anne Arundel County

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/22/2013

D.C. installing new downtown bike lane

Building the lane on M Street NW is scheduled to take four to six weeks.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bicycling, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Streetcar service by early February, Gray now pledges

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has a new prediction for the debut of streetcar service along H Street and Benning Road NE.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Streetcar education underway in D.C.

Travelers along the H Street/Benning Road corridor are beginning to learn about sharing the roadway with the new vehicles.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

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

Tips for Thanksgiving travelers

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

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

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/21/2013

The Thanksgiving stampede is about to begin

Forty-three million Americans tell AAA they plan to travel over the holiday weekend, 90 percent by car.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Foxx on transportation funding: ‘You can’t push a rope’

The U.S. transportation secretary is trying to get a funding bill through Congress. But where will the money come from?

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Early getaway traffic may encounter I-395 detour

I-395 is scheduled to shut late Friday, and drivers will follow an overnight detour.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Thanksgiving getaway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Learn more about plan to open Beltway shoulder

VDOT is holding an information session on its plan to allow rush hour traffic on the left shoulder of the inner loop south of the Legion Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Loudoun roundabout rebuilt to cut down on crashes

The traffic circle in Loudoun County was redesigned to reduce speeding.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Neighbors debate impact of opening Beltway shoulder

Some fear Virginia project will add traffic congestion, but it’s more likely to create some space for today’s drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Area leaders praise Ron Kirby’s expertise, good humor

Area leaders say Ron Kirby provided a reasoned voice during contentious debates over transportation policy.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Officials unveil transportation cost calculator

A new tool lets you see how much it would really cost to move to a different area or change your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Transportation

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/12/2013

VDOT presents winter weather plan

Virginia rolls out some new snow-fighting tools for this winter, but commuters can help.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Winter weather

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Area leaders shaken by news of Ron Kirby’s death

News of his death spread quickly, leaving many who worked closely with him over the years shaken.

By Katherine Shaver and Lori Aratani  |  12:58 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Consigning cars to history: Another reason they’ll go away

An economist argues that there’s more to blame than the Internet for the decline of U.S. car-oriented culture.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Road and transit projects backed by voters

Voters don’t like new taxes, but they will approve transportation projects close to home

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Navigating transit with baby in tow

Local blogger Tiffany Bridge offers tips on how to navigate public transportation with baby in tow.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Transit projects nearly finished, but still no opening dates

The Silver Line and the D.C. streetcar line are wrapping up construction, but still need testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Silver Line more than five new stations

One of the first things riders will notice on the platform at the Wiehle-Reston station is the destination signs to Largo Town Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

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

Some drivers still uncomfortable with year-old HOT lanes

While some use the Beltway lanes to avoid congestion, other drivers remain suspicious of them.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:08 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, HOT lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Montgomery opens new transit operations center, adds 40 new buses to Ride On

The county is opening a $79 million transit operations complex in Shady Grove Wednesday.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  montgomery county, ride-on, Transportation

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013

No, no, no, to flying with this blade

Woman makes obvious mistake, tucking a knife in her carry-on at BWI airport.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, bwi, bwi airport, bwi knife, transportation security administration, TSA, tsa knife

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013

D.C. to ban traffic on bridge in Rock Creek Park

An erosion problem detected in 2010 has worsened. The closing is scheduled to last about six months.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Busy weekend of events in D.C.

AIDS Walk and Howard University homecoming on Saturday, plus Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon will cause traffic diversions.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AIDS Walk, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Howard University homecoming, Marine Corps Marathon

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Fight over Virginia transportation priorities takes on new importance

Old battles over which projects make sense contain a new element: The prospect of money to build them.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:03 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Chase, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Commonwealth Transportation Board, Dr. Gridlock Column, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Stewart Schwartz, Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013

It’s BWI in a photo finish

BWI airport had region’s most on-time flights in August, with Dulles International and Reagan National close behind.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline statistics, Airports, bwi airport, dulles international, late arrivals, late flights, on-time airlines, on-time flights, reagan national, Transportation, travel data, travel statistics, who is on time

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Cuccinelli plan focuses primarily on secondary roads

The plan may have emerged late in the gubernatorial campaign, but it’s got a long history.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia politics

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

D.C. asking public’s help in shaping long-range transportation plan

The program, called moveDC, is an effort to develop a transportation plan for the next three decades.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, moveDC

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Work to begin on second ‘spot improvement’ for I-66

Funding issues have strung out the set of three highway widenings inside the Capital Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, I-66, Virginia traffic, Virgnia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Difficult weekend ahead for I-95 drivers in Virginia

Some drivers heading south from the D.C. area this weekend will encounter delays because of the region’s biggest road work project.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Report: Many Amtrak stations not fully accessible to people with disabilities

The National Disability Rights Network inspected 94 stations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

By Luz Lazo  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accessibility, ADA, amtrak, commuter rail, D.C. transportation, disability community, national rail system, Transportation

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/16/2013

D.C. sending out new visitor parking permits

The District has begun mailing out the city’s new Visitor Parking Passes, the latest step to make the program less subject to abuse.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Visitor Parking Pass

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/15/2013

DC Circulator gets thumbs up in survey

Most use system for work, school, commute.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/11/2013

A new look for D.C. drivers licenses

D.C. is introducing a new design for drivers licenses and identification cards starting this November.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Higher fines for speeding in the District

As of Oct. 1, 2013, drivers who speed in the District will face higher fines when they're caught.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:30 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Meetings in Virginia this week on big road projects

VDOT officials will discuss the I-395 HOV ramp at the Mark Center and the Bi-County Parkway in Prince William and Loudoun.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-County Parkway, BRAC, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2013

The federal shutdown: Little impact expected for airports, Metro

Most commuter services including Metro, VRE and MARC will continue to operate as normal. Air traffic controllers will also remain on the job as will airport screeners.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013

D.C. narrowing lanes on eroding road in Rock Creek Park

Kalmia Road Culvert still needs permanent fix to solve problem.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Kalmia Road Culvert

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Shutdown could mean no parking tickets in D.C.

Government shutdown would be a mixed bag transportation-wise: no parking enforcement, but also no Circulator service in D.C.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:22 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Transportation

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Too many crashes at Loudoun roundabout

VDOT plans to make $300,000 worth of modifications to the roundabout where Routes 50 and 15 intersect in Gilbert’s Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

D.C. visitor parking passes get new lease on life

D.C. Council action put transportation department’s replacement program on hold.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Stun gun is latest ‘Oops, I forgot’ at BWI

Passengers often say they forgot they were carrying weapons when they go to board flights

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, baltimore washington airport, bwi, transportation security administration, TSA

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks in D.C.

Some of D.C. public parking spots will be transformed into temporary public parks in celebration of Park(ing) Day on Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Officials work on plan to get Navy Yard’s ‘sheltered-in-place’ workers home safely

With thousands of Navy Yard-area employees sheltering in place, officials now face the task of how they will get them home tonight.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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 12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Watch for weekend closings of I-95 HOV lanes

A new round of HOV lane closings starts this weekend along 29 miles of I-95/395 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

‘Holy smokes, I forgot I had that!’

Guns are discovered frequently at TSA airport security checkpoints, but this week it was a machete at BWI

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, Airports, baltimore washington airport, bwi, bwi airport, bwi machete, transportation security administration, TSA, tsa checkpoints

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

DDOT repaving 15th Street bike lane

Work on the popular cycling lane is scheduled to be done by Oct. 11

By Robert Thomson  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bicycling, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 09/10/2013

New report: Cars are more fuel-efficient

Vehicles got record 24.9 mpg, highest ever for new cars

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:37 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fuel efficiency, miles per gallon, mpg, Transportation, vehicle fuel

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013

I-95 drivers get to compare travel times

Morning commuters see travel time estimates to the Pentagon via regular lanes versus the HOV lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2013

D.C. to hold festival on 11th Street Bridge local span

The Saturday afternoon celebration marks some of the transportation improvements that have occurred in the Anacostia River area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Traffic, transit tips for September and beyond

Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013

‘September Shock’ is not a single blow for commuters

The end of vacation season adds commuters, but a key factor in congestion is that travelers' post-summer schedules are less flexible.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Drivers towed from Silver Spring lot could receive refunds

Montgomery County's consumer protection agency says signs at the center did not comply with county and state towing laws.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:51 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  consumer protection, montgomery county, towing regulations, Transportation

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013

How to navigate Wednesday’s March on Washington anniversary events

What you need to know to navigate the roads, rails and crowds on Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Driver error apparent cause of cyclist's death

Police ask states attorney to weigh charges against driver in crash that killed bicyclist

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anne arundel crash, bicyclist killed, bike crash, cyclist killed, davidsonville fatal, Metro, Transportation

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013

Werner Herzog film takes on distracted driving

A short film by director Werner Herzog is part of a new public service campaign highlighting the dangers of texting while driving.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:03 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  distracted driving, texting, Transportation, werner herzog

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 08/20/2013

NTSB notes anniversary of fatal Ellicott City derailment

NTSB says two deaths in Ellicott City were among 843 who died near railroad tracks in 2012

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:55 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  csx derailment, elizabet nass, ellicott city, ellicott city derailment, rose mayr, Transportation

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013

New artwork to grace the New York Avenue Bridge

New artwork being installed on the New York Avenue Bridge likely will have commuters talking.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:18 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, New York Avenue, Transportation

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Big improvement coming for Virginia traffic

A new bridge in Gainesville will help ease a longtime bottleneck.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Route 29, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/13/2013

D.C. tries to make tricky intersection safer

The odd angles of a Glover Park crossing have given drivers and pedestrians fits for years.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

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

Putting a bite in the 3-foot bike law

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

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

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013

The week ahead for traffic in the D.C. area

Several projects will affect travel along Interstates 395, 695 and 295.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/02/2013

The army behind Capital Bikeshare's rebalancing

Capital Bikeshare employees race against the clock to meet growing demand.

By Nicole Chavez and Lindsey Cook  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Commuting, D.C., District Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2013

E-Z Pass turns 20

E-Z Pass, a tolling innovation that made it easier for drivers to speed through toll gates, celebrates it's 20th anniversary this month.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  E-Z pass, toll roads, Transportation

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/02/2013

Hours changing on I-95/395 HOV lanes to ease congestion

The adjustment begins Monday and will continue till mid-October.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Traffic closings on 11th Street to begin Thursday

Workers will place girders for the 11th Street Bridge project.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/31/2013

D.C. presents traffic plan for South Capitol Street

The District plans to rebuild the Douglass Bridge starting in late 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anacostia Waterfront, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, South Capitol corridor, South Capitol Street

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

Several highway projects will affect D.C. area travel

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

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

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013

D.C. not making friends with freeway work

A traffic-snarling project on I-695, already unpopular with drivers, is scheduled to enter a new phase Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Nationals Park

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Eleanor Holmes Norton takes new leadership role on House panel

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has been elected ranking member on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Prince George's: Gaylord National Resort was wrong to bring in out-of-county cabbies

The county said out-of-county taxis who picked up fares at Gaylord broke county law.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Harbor, Prince George's Department of Transportation, taxicabs, taxis, Transportation

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Transportation authority debates what commuters need and when

Northern Virginia panel spotlights basic transportation issues.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Pr. George's cabbies complain about pick-ups at Gaylord National Resort

Prince George's cabbies have filed a complaint with the county claiming that Arlington County taxicabs picked up passengers at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center last week.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabbies, Commuting, Prince George's, taxicabs, taxis, Transportation

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Transportation authority plans vote on N. Va. projects

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority plans to hold a public hearing Wednesday night.


By Robert Thomson  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Brake testing underway for new streetcars

The testing prepares the three vehicles for service on H Street and Benning Road NE.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013

I-95 work zones plentiful this weekend

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

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

Posted at 09:27 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 10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Weekend warning: I-95 South overnight shutdowns in Northern Virginia

No road work zone deserves as much monitoring as where the 95 Express Lanes are being built.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

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

More drivers use Beltway express lanes, report says

Operator says traffic increased more than a third in March-June quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Don't fly with fireworks

By Lori Aratani  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  4th of july travel, Airports, transportation security administration, TSA

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as secretary of transportation Tuesday during a private ceremony.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Some stunned that anyone has positive view of Metro

Skeptics cite their own problems with transit service.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation poll, WMATA

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 12:27 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Word of bill to ban speed cameras in D.C. draws derision, cheers

D.C.-area residents weigh in on a GOP lawmaker's plan to ban or restrict speed and red light cameras in the District.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  red light cameras, speed cameras, traffic, Transportation

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Senate loves Obama nominees for USDOT

As Senate votes 100-0 to confirm Foxx as transportation secretary, LaHood takes an exit bow

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet, lahood, obama, Transportation

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Virginia asking private sector for ideas on I-66 improvements

Ideas include converting the HOV lanes to express toll lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Interstate 66, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Virginia to allow travel on Beltway shoulder

Many Beltway commuters will welcome this move.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Gov. McDonnel, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 03:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

HOT lanes project helped I-66 drivers at Beltway interchange

But an I-66 driver who occasionally uses the Beltway interchange wants to know where to exit.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Bill would provide $5.5 billion to fix U.S. bridges

A bill introduced this week in Congress would provide $5.5 billion in funding to repair the nation's bridges.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:50 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Silver Line, Bi-County Parkway on MWAA board agenda

Expect questions about Silver Line safety system concerns during the board meeting.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:39 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Airport, metropolitan washington airports authority, mwaa, Silver Line, Transportation

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 12:31 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Meeting offers information about new Dulles access road

Residents gathered at a June 13 meeting to learn details about a proposal to build a roadway that would offer western access to Dulles International Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  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 01:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Amtrak sold HOW many bottles of water last year?

Some fun tidbits from Wednesday's story on Amtrak's effort to go gourmet by hiring celebrity chefs including Michel Richard. How many bottles of water did Amtrak sell last year? What is Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman's favorite Amtrak meal?

By Lori Aratani  |  01:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, Transportation

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

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

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

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

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013

All inbound lanes briefly blocked on the District's 11th Street Bridge

All inbound lanes of the 11th Street Bridge are closed due to an accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

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

Committee examines Amtrak's NE Corridor

By Lori Aratani  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, northeast corridor, Transportation

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Streets reopen after Frager's Hardware fire on Capitol Hill

Several streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood are closed to traffic Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Q&A on Virginia's parkway proposal for outer suburbs

These are the Virginia Department of Transportation's responses to frequently asked questions on the bi-county parkway.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-county parkway, Dr. Gridlock, virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Manassas meeting didn't sell, or defeat, parkway project

An opera hall was the right setting for community vs. government drama.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-county parkway, Dr. Gridlock, virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Residents speak out against parkway that would connect Prince William, Loudoun

Homeowners lined up at a public hearing in Fairfax to decry a proposed parkway that would connect Loudoun and Prince William counties.

By Mark Berman  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia, Virginia transportation

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 07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Sinkhole closures could be lifted by Friday evening, DDOT says

A sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets in Northwest has blocked lanes and traffic in the area for the past 10 days.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

More robust transportation plan on view Wednesday for Virginians

Virginia's long-range plan has more money, because of the new transportation spending law.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commonwealth Transportation Board, Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Airport, virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 03:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Anthony Foxx confirmation hearing for Transportation secretary set for Wednesday

Anthony Foxx may be pressed by conservative senators to repudiate LaHood's bike-transit-friendly stance.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony foxx, Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation

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

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

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

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

Posted at 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 10:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013

D.C. activating another special pedestrian crossing

Pedestrians can activate the red light signal by pushing a button at this Cleveland Park crossing.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Pedestrian safety

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