Dr. Gridlock: virginia


Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 03/11/2014

7 hurt in crash following high-speed chase

Minivan full of young people leads police on high-speed chase and crashes. Four people ejected from vehicle.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:51 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, seven teenagers in acccident, virginia state police

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Teen leads police on high-speed chase on I-95

The pursuit shut down part of I-95.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/31/2014

New traffic pattern at Northern Virginia interchange

It’s part of the long-term rebuilding of the Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike in Arlington.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2014

Interstate 95 reopens in Dumfries after fatal accident

Two vehicles collided, police said, and a person from one of the vehicles has been confirmed dead at the scene.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:36 PM ET, 01/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95 south closed, virginia state police

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Tips for getting around during Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

These tips should help runners, spectators and travelers simply trying to avoid the traffic congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington police, D.C. police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Marine Corps Marathon, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

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 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 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 05:29 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Water main break slows Washington St. in Old Town Alexandria

A water main break has shut down a stretch of Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013

I-395 South reopens at Route 236 following crash

No details were immediately available about the cause of the crash or possible injuries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013

One killed in crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford County

Only the left shoulder is getting by on I-95 North between Route 17 and Centreport Parkway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

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 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 11:01 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 04:07 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Work to close ramp from Roosevelt Bridge to G.W. Parkway

Maintenance work will close a ramp leading from the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge (Interstate 66) for several hours each day over the next month.

By Mark Berman  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-66, Teddy Roosevelt Bridge, Virginia traffic

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 07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Crash snarls traffic on southbound I-95 at Prince William Parkway

There are major delays following a four-vehicle crash near the Prince William Parkway, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 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 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 03:46 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Westbound I-66 lanes reopen at Beltway

An accident on westbound Interstate 66 is blocking all lanes before the Capital Beltway, according to Fairfax County.

By Mark Berman  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Accident on I-66 eastbound causes delays in Fairfax County

By Stefanie Dazio  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 05:58 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Fatal pedestrian crash on eastbound I-66 at U.S. 50

Only the left eastbound lane of I-66 is getting by after the early morning crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-66, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

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 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 03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near National Airport

An accident on the George Washington Parkway is blocking all northbound lanes near Reagan National Airport.

By Mark Berman  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

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 03:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Crystal City Twilighter 5K race street closures in Arlington

Crystal City

By Luz Lazo  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, traffic, Virginia traffic

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 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 03:49 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 07:05 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Overturned fuel truck closes roads in Prince William County

Sudley Manor Drive is closed between Linton Hall Road and Dunbarton Drive as crews work to clear the accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Key Bridge reopens

The Key Bridge is closed in both directions due to a suspicious package.

By Mark Berman  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

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 06:42 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Accident closes GW Parkway northbound ramp to Beltway's inner loop

By Stefanie Dazio  |  06:42 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Virginia traffic

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 04:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Gas leak closes streets in Arlington

A gas leak in Arlington is closing streets in the Pentagon City neighborhood, which could create commuting problems in the area.

By Mark Berman  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

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 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 08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Georgetown Pike closed in McLean, near Capital Beltway

The section between Spring Hill Road and Swinks Mill Road is expected to be closed all day in both directions, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 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 04:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Before new millions flow, final preparations for Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is trying to decide how to spend $190 million.

By Michael Laris  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia

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 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 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 06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Rain from Tropical Storm Andrea creates hazardous road conditions

Slick roadways and high water could snarl traffic Friday morning as the storm works its way through the Washington area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia 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 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 08:16 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Accident on Rte. 50 causes sewage spill, road closure and delays

Arlington County reports Route 50 eastbound is closed at Fillmore Street because of an accident that has also caused a minor hazmat event.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  08:16 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Virginia traffic

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 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 06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Crash closes I-95 North lanes in Virginia

Only the right lane is getting by near Exit 143 in Garrisonville, Va., following a tractor-trailer crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

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 06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 South lanes reopen in Stafford County, delays remain

All lanes are closed and traffic is being diverted from I-95S to Route 17.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Outer loop moving again near American Legion Bridge

An early morning crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is snarling traffic in Virginia.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near Rosslyn

U.S. Park Police shut down the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway after a car went over a guard rail near Rosslyn.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia 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 09:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Photo: Sinkhole disrupts traffic in Fairfax County

A giant sinkhole is disrupting traffic in Fairfax County Wednesday morning, according to police.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Crash snarls I-95 South near Dale City

A crash on I-95 South near Dale City is blocking all southbound lanes and shoulders.

By Mark Berman  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

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 06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Significant delays on I-95 North in Virginia following crash

The crash happened near mile marker 147, just before the Quantico exit. Only the right shoulder is getting by.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013

I-95 North reopens following fatal crash

The main lanes are being diverted in Lorton; HOV lanes are open, but already jammed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

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 10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Car fire blocks westbound lanes of I-66

A car fire is blocking both westbound lanes of I-66 at Glebe Road in Virginia, with delays expected to last for at least one hour.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-66, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

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 08:51 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Beltway express lanes operator adds map, and some drivers

The express lanes' Web site has added a good old-fashioned printable map to satisfy some travelers. Meanwhile, traffic increased during the year's first quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:51 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Officials urge safe driving in work zones

Construction zone safety has become a major issue in recent years.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

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 02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Outer loop jammed near American Legion Bridge [Updated]

A crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking all lanes near the American Legion Bridge, with delays stretching from the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia to River Road in Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-95 North near Lorton, Va.

The HOV lanes on I-95 North after Lorton, Va. are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Virginia celebrating completion of Wilson Bridge project's last phase

A Thursday afternoon ceremony will mark completion of the Telegraph Road interchange, the project's final phase.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Telegraph Road, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, Wilson Bridge

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 06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Heavy fog creating hazardous driving conditions

A dense fog advisory is in effect in parts of Maryland and Virginia until 8 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

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 07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Spring snow makes for messy morning commute

This morning's "boom" of snow is causing traffic and travel headaches across the D.C. region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 09:45 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Power line down on Route 7 near Tysons

Power line down near Tysons Corner

By James Arkin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Accident snarls traffic on Columbia Pike, Glebe Road in Arlington County

The eastbound lanes of Columbia Pike and the northbound lanes of Glebe Road are shut down due to the crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, traffic, Virginia traffic

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 01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Beltway trip led through several climate zones

A counterclockwise trip around the Capital Beltway took Dr. Gridlock through many of the road conditions that this snowy day has in store for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Stay off D.C. area roads as winter storm intensifies

If you are planning to do your regular commute, the conditions you start out in won't match the conditions when you try to return home.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

How storm is likely to affect D.C. area's roads

Don't drive Wednesday if you can avoid it. Travelers will encounter rain, sleet, snow and gusty winds.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, 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 06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Overnight crash on Memorial Bridge won't impact morning commute, officials said

Officials said the bridge reopened around 2:30 a.m., more than four hours after an SUV drove off the roadway into the Potomac River.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Metrobus crash on I-66 sends four to hospital

A crash involving a Metrobus on I-66 closed lanes and snarled traffic as the evening commute got underway. Four people were sent to the hospital.

By Mark Berman  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-66, Virginia roads, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013

VRE to host public hearings on proposed fare increase

The Virginia Railway Express is considering a 4 percent fare increase, and they are hosting several meetings next month to solicit feedback from the public.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Rail Express, VRE

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 02:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Is any increase in transportation spending a good thing?

Virginia's transportation compromise may be good, but it's a spending plan, not a congestion-relief plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Transportation financing, transportation politics, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia politics

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Va. transportation deal could be good for toll road users

Va. transportation deal could be good for toll road users

By Lori Aratani  |  05:16 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles toll road, Silver Line, Virginia transportation

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Memorial Bridge inspection set to begin today

Crews are scheduled to begin an extensive inspection of the Memorial Bridge today, resulting in lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Icy conditions cause accidents, delays in Washington area

Slick road conditions due overnight snow and ice is causing accidents and delays across the Washington area Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Transportation tax ideas are a tough sell everywhere

Chances are remote that significant improvements in our transportation programs will emerge from the Virginia and Maryland general assemblies or any other government.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland politics, Metro, transportation politics, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia politics, WMATA

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 02/11/2013

McDonnell promotes transportation plan in Northern Virginia

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell promoted his transportation plan in Northern Virginia on Monday, saying it would ease congestion.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:43 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert McDonnell, Virginia transportation

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 10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013

New PTI traffic delay index is the pit of despair for D.C. area commuters

Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute who provide guidance on how bad congestion is getting in urban areas have come up with a new way to measure traffic pain.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, congestion, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock, highways, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

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 06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013

High water, strong winds cause trouble for drivers, air travelers

Last night's heavy rains may have subsided, but residual flooding, high water and downed trees are causing problems on local roadways this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 01/28/2013

VDOT schedules more lane closings for Route 50 interchange

The long-term reconstruction of the Arlington Boulevard interchange with Courthouse Road and 10th Street requires more traffic diversions this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:52 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013

HOT lanes continue to befuddle drivers

Inquiries have been steady since the 495 Express Lanes opened in November, but in Monday's online chat, travelers also asked about the lanes on I-95.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Snow, severe cold make for icy commute

Light snow and severe cold could make for a slow commute Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 06:14 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Brush fires along I-66 causing delays

Officials said crews are working to put out the fire, which is impacting traffic at Washington Boulevard.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:14 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-66, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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, 01/17/2013

D.C. area travelers should encounter few difficulties this weekend

Most of the security restrictions, road blocks and transit schedule changes for the inauguration won't begin until Monday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 06:36 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Express Connector bus service begins in Fairfax County

The new rush hour service connects Burke and various destinations in Tysons.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:36 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, commuter buses, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/11/2013

More detours, construction for Route 50 interchange near Clarendon

The Courthouse Road bridge will be demolished, creating detours for drivers in the area over the coming months.

By Mark Berman  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  route 50 interchange, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Beltway express lanes: First report on usage

On workdays, the new lanes in Virginia averaged 23,308 users, with almost 93 percent of them paying tolls, the report said.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Key Bridge has reopened

The Key Bridge is blocked in both directions due to a person possibly threatening to jump from the bridge, police report.

By Mark Berman  |  05:06 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, key bridge, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Finding your way through the inauguration traffic

For many, Inauguration Day planning means scouting out the best viewing spots, but others will simply be trying to reach a destination on time.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, President Obama, Secret Service, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/08/2013

What change would make big difference in your 2013 commuting?

Dr. Gridlock offered his list of high-impact transportation projects. But what's on your wish list?

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 10:24 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Officer's funeral could disrupt traffic, school dismissals in Pr. William County

Prince William County Officer Chris Yung, 35, was killed when his motorcycle struck a minivan earlier this week.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commute, traffic, Virginia traffic

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 01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012

What are your picks for the top transportation developments of 2012?

Help Dr. Gridlock complete this year in review by adding your choices for the most significant transportation developments of 2012.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, 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 08:06 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Lanes reopen on I-95 South at Dale Boulevard

Interstate 95 South is closed at Dale Boulevard in Virginia following a crash Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Drivers: We need more information on Beltway express lanes

The new Beltway lanes baffle some potential customers.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Accidents cause delays on I-395

Two accidents on Interstate 395 North are causing significant delays this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, I-395, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

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 01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Beltway express lanes causing a learning curve for drivers

On I-495 Express Lanes, commuters are unsure when and where to make choices on lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, beltway express lanes, Dr. Gridlock, express lanes, virginia express lanes

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 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 05:45 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Outer loop delays after truck carrying pineapples overturns

One lane of the outer loop is closed this morning after a tractor-trailer overturned near the I-270 split in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, I-270, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Crashes snarl inner loop of Beltway in Virginia

A pair of crashes are blocking lanes on the inner loop of the Beltway in Virginia.

By Mark Berman  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, beltway virginia, beltway virginia i-495, capital beltway, i-495 accident, i-495 crash, tractor trailer

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 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 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Police urge drivers to learn about Beltway changes

Virginia state police are asking that people in the D.C. area have their holiday visitors familiarize themselves with the new Beltway traffic patterns.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, HOT lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012

What's ahead for Thanksgiving holiday getaway

The Thanksgiving getaway began Friday evening, but the big escape days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital weather gang, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Getaway, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 11/20/2012

POLL: Will you use the new 495 Express Lanes?

Drivers, will you use the new 495 Express Lanes? And if so, how often?

By Mark Berman  |  11:51 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway, beltway i-495, beltway virginia, capital beltway, hot lanes beltway, hot lanes beltway 495, hot lanes capital beltway, hot lanes virginia beltway, i-495 express, i-495 hot, i-495 northern virginia, i-495 virginia

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 12:27 PM ET, 11/19/2012

G.W. Parkway reopens after fatal crash

All lanes have reopened on the George Washington Parkway following a fatal crash that closed the road near Mount Vernon for several hours on Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  g.w. parkway, george washington parkway, Virginia roads, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2012

First experiences with 495 Express Lanes

DR. GRIDLOCK | A report on the first morning navigating the Capital Beltway’s new 495 Express Lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/19/2012

495 Express Lanes open for first rush hour

There are some delays on the Beltway, but the new 495 Express Lanes appear free of congestion.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, A.M. traffic, Beltway, Commuting, HOT lanes, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 11/19/2012

George Washington Parkway lanes reopen after fatal accident

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is closed in both directions between Mount Vernon Memorial Highway and Vernon View Drive.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:31 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Commuting, george washington memorial parkway, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Last-minute drill on rules for using Beltway express lanes

Dr. Gridlock reviews these essentials: The rules for using the lanes and the safety features.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, HOT lanes, 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 08:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Unsafe drivers have turned dedicated lanes into danger zones

It's not a shortcut to the front of the line, a D.C. resident and cyclist tells Dr. Gridlock.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Virginia officials exude confidence in Beltway express lanes

Several hundred officials gathered for a pre-opening ceremony Tuesday, but drivers will decide how big a success the lanes really are.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:55 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock; Capital Beltway; HOT lanes; Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

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 06:04 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:04 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, commuter buses, commuter rail, Commuting, D.C. roads, dc traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, 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 05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Traveler offers tip for Tysons holiday shopping trips

The upcoming opening of the Beltway express lanes will offer holiday shoppers a new route into Tysons.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Understanding tolls on Beltway express lanes

Drivers have many questions about the new express lanes, but cost is key.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/06/2012

VRE service snarled on Monday night after train strikes, kills man

Virginia Railway Express riders were stranded for hours on Monday night after a man was struck and killed by a train. Police believe he intentionally placed himself on the tracks.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia rail, virginia railway, Virginia Railway Express, VRE

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Drivers need to study for Beltway express lanes

Don't think that because you know the Beltway, you know the 495 Express Lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:42 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

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 12:39 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Beltway express lanes to open before Thanksgiving, operators say

Virginia transportation officials said Wednesday that the 495 Express Lanes could open by Nov. 17.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

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 05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Driver urges common sense at intersections

But he fears roadway courtesy is not contagious among other travelers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA