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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Reagan National Airport unveils new security lines at Terminal A

Airport officials hope the new security screening lines will help passengers get to their flights more quickly.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national airport

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

Tanger Outlets traffic frustrates neighbors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Metro staff recommends keeping the D.C.-Dulles Airport bus

The Metro staff plans to recommend changes in some bus routes across the D.C. region, but not cancellation of the bus between L’Enfant Plaza and Dulles Airport.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, National Harbor, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Foolish mistakes prove fatal for teen drivers

Half weren’t wearing seat belts, 35 percent were speeding, 12 percent were distracted, many had alcohol in their system.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david strickland, national highway traffic safety administration, nhtsa, teen age drivers, teen aged drivers, teen deaths, teen drivers, teen fatalities, traffic accidents, traffic deaths

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Wilson Bridge Half Marathon rescheduled for Nov. 10

The bridge’s travel lanes will be open, but there are other road closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, George Washington Parkway, National Harbor, Wilson Bridge, Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Grab those Turkey-Day airline tickets now

“Thanksgiving airfares are on the rise, and each day that you dilly-dally around and fail to book will cost you five dollars more.“

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air fares, Air Travel, Airlines, bwi, dulles, national, plane tickets, thanksgiving flights, thanksgiving travel

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 11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Reagan National’s $37 million facelift is moving along

Travelers may already see a difference as they move through Terminal A. The space is lighter and brighter.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, metropolitan washington airports authority, reagan national airport

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 03:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Man hospitalized after fall from roadway at Reagan National

A man has been hospitalized after plunging from a roadway at Reagan National Airport last Tuesday night.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dca, reagan national airport

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Roads awash, but flights are taking off

A night of heavy rain has caused traffic accidents and issues, but flights still moving on schedule.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bwi, dulles, reagan national, weather delays

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013

CBP seized coral finds new home at National Aquarium

A shipment of illegally imported coral seized by Customs and Border Protection agents has found a new home and purpose.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBP, customs and border protection, National Aquarium, Ports

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Flight insurance may not be a bargain

Consumer group warns travelers to read the fine print when they buy flight insurance

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline insurance, Airlines, flight insurance, Flying, national consumers league, ticket insurance, travel insurance

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013

BWI was region’s top passenger airport in 2012

Passenger traffic increased at BWI and Reagan National in 2012, but fell by 3 percent at Dulles International

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, baltimore washington airport, Dulles Airport, dulles international airport, national airport, reagan national

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Business is booming at BWI

For the first time in a decade, more passengers flew through BWI than Dulles. hort summary of story

By Lori Aratani  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bwi, dc area airports, dulles, reagan national

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 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 05:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Major delays at D.C. airports

The storm that just tore through the Washington region was relatively brief, but it is significantly impacting air travel.

By Mark Berman  |  05:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, bwi airport, Dulles Airport, national airport

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/16/2013

MWAA officials say sequester means longer airport wait times

Officials at Dulles and Reagan National airports say wait times have increased as much as 30 minutes at some security checkpoints because of the sequester.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, airports, Dulles Airport, reagan national airport, sequester

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Southwest to begin service from Reagan National to Houston

DOT officials said Southwest's proposal would provide new low-fare service and enhance airline competition in the D.C.-Houston market.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, houston, reagan national airport, southwest airlines

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Man with Tourette's kept off flight at National

A man with Tourette's syndrome was kept off of a flight leaving Reagan National Airport last week because he said "bomb" during the check-in process.

By Mark Berman  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, national airport

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Enhanced security continues at airports, on Metro

The Metro system and area airports are continuing enhance security measures linked to the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Airport, Metro, reagan national airport, Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Loaded gun found at National Airport checkpoint

A traveler was cited after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage at National Airport.

By Mark Berman  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, national airport, TSA

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Va. congressional leaders warn of flight delays, long lines

Va. congressional leaders warn of flight delays, long lines

By Lori Aratani  |  05:03 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local sequestration, reagan national airport, sequestration

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Passengers flocked to Reagan National in 2012

A record number of passengers flew through Reagan National Airport in 2012.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aiports, Dulles Airport, reagan national airport

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Walter Reed intersection improvements in Bethesda funded by feds

Maryland received $18.3 million to improve intersection at Connecticut Avenue and Jones Bridge Road.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:43 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brac, Montgomery County, montgomery county traffic, walter reed, walter reed national military medical center

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 11:04 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Christmas tree lighting ceremony will snarl downtown D.C. traffic

The lighting of the National Christmas Tree is going to create major headaches for drivers in downtown Washington.

By Mark Berman  |  11:04 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  christmas tree, christmas tree ceremony, christmas tree ceremony traffic, christmas tree lighting, christmas tree lighting ceremony, D.C. traffic, national christmas tree

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 11/21/2012

The Thanksgiving getaway so far

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

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

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 09/24/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit in D.C. area: Beltway, I-66, GW Parkway work

September’s higher traffic volumes, extensive road work create trouble spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:37 AM ET, 09/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Mount Vernon Trail, National Park Service, Nationals, 495 Express Lanes

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Metro delays, bridge work, Beltway and parkway lane closings: The weekend and beyond

The weekend weather forecast for the D.C. area suggests we should be lazy, but road and transit work crews will be very active.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, National Park Service, Silver Line

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/27/2012

NTSB explores dangers of distracted driving

The NTSB began Tuesday a daylong exploration about the risks posed by technology — old, new and still on the horizon — while behind the wheel.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Driver safety, traffic safety, NHTA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 03/26/2012

NTSB to host forum on distracted driving

The National Transportation Safety Board, an independent group that is the nation’s leading federal safety advocate, is having a forum in Washington Tuesday to discuss distracted driving.

By Mark Berman  |  10:34 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Deborah Hersman, distracted driving, National Transportation Safety Board

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/22/2012

National Airport debuts electric vehicle charging stations

Electric charging stations have arrived at Reagan National Airport. There are four stations up and running, each of which can handle two vehicles at a time.

By Mark Berman  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MWAA, Washington National Airport, airports, Reagan National Airport, Electric Vehicles

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/22/2012

US Airways adding new flights from DCA

US Airways is adding new flights from National Airport to cities in Florida, California, Canada and points in between. New flights begin service next week, with others coming over the spring and summer.

By Mark Berman  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, National Airport, Washington airports, Reagan National Airport, Aviation

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Delta Shuttle changes flight schedules

Delta announced on Wednesday a change to the company’s popular shuttle service, which connects New York to Washington, Boston and Chicago. Flights between New York and Washington will now depart on the hour, rather than the half-hour, and flights will leave earlier and later in the day.

By Mark Berman  |  01:42 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delta, national airport, airports

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 03/16/2012

Capital Bikeshare stations open on the Mall

After a long wait, two Capital Bikeshare stations have opened on the National Mall.

By Mark Berman  |  01:50 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Bikeshare, National Mall

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Airports authority meets to discuss contracts, Dulles rail project

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority meets to discuss the Dulles rail project and other business.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MWAA, Dulles, Reagan National Airport

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 03/22/2011

Street closings for Saturday marathon

The National Marathon, one of the year’s most disruptive events for D.C. travelers, is scheduled for this Saturday. I rank it with the annual Christmas tree lighting on the Ellipse for the bad spirits it generates among those caught in the resulting congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:57 PM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, National Marathon