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Dr. Gridlock: July, 2011

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Getting to soccer at FedEx Field

Manchester United and FC Barcelona play at FedEx Field starting at 7 p.m. tonight, and that’s going to jam highways and avenues around Landover.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Events

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/30/2011

D.C. ticket amnesty begins Monday

The District Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily suspend penalties on older outstanding parking, photo enforcement and moving violation tickets beginning Monday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/30/2011

Metro board to meet to discuss wage dispute

Metro’s board of directors plans to meet in executive session Thursday at 10 a.m. to discuss a federal judge’s recent decision in a wage dispute.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011

@WMATA: Metro changing Twitter handle

The transit agency plans to expand its social media interaction with riders. It’s changing its Twitter handle to WMATA and recently hired a social media manager.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:00 AM ET, 07/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 07/29/2011

MARC, VRE experiencing heat delays

Virginia Railway Express and the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter train service are operating under heat restrictions due to concerns that heat could kink the rails.

By Washington Post Staff  |  02:19 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/29/2011

14th Street Bridge work wrapping up

The lane closings on the northbound span of the 14th Street Bridge are about to end after two years of rehabilitation work.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Overnight work beginning at National Airport

Overnight construction beginning Friday night and lasting for three months at Reagan National Airport could cause noise for communities on the Potomac River shoreline. Construction crews will be modifying an approach light system, and this will require pile-driving nightly between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. (weather permitting). The work is expected to take 90 days.

By Mark Berman  |  01:13 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Metro: Police investigating Landover touching incident

A woman was “verbally harassed and touched inappropriately” by a juvenile Thursday night while near the Landover station parking lot, Metro officials said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:50 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/29/2011

The weekend and beyond

Metro has a lot of maintenance work scheduled for this weekend, and many road crews will be out as well.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Driving

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 07/29/2011

I-95 South reopened in Virginia, I-95 North slow

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Road into Marine Corps base gets upgrade

Pr. William County supervisors approved a road project this week that will alleviate congestion outside Quantico Marine Corps base.

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:22 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Riders test new Metro rail car seats

The transit agency is in the design phase of its new rail cars, the 7000 series, and is seeking input from riders on handholds, seats and other features.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:40 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 05:42 AM ET, 07/28/2011

New Hampshire Ave. blocked in Sandy Spring

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:42 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Metro announces plan to replace Bethesda escalators

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles announced this morning that Metro’s long-term plans include the replacement of the problem-plagued escalators at the entrance to Bethesda Station.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Capital Bikeshare growing again

Capital Bikeshare will expand to 32 new locations in the District this fall, growth that city officials say is the first major expansion in the city since the program began last September.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:21 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Metro says money in reserves to pay for union wage increase

A federal judge last week ruled in favor of the transit union that represents most Metro employees in an ongoing wage dispute. Metro officials say money is in reserve to pay for the raises but can appeal the judge’s decision.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 07/27/2011

D.C. DMV to temporarily suspend penalties on older tickets

The District Department of Motor Vehicles will temporarily suspend penalties on older outstanding parking, photo enforcement and moving violation tickets.

By Nikita Stewart  |  10:41 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 07/27/2011

New light signals BRAC traffic changes in Bethesda

The traffic signal now flashing yellow for drivers on Rockville Pike outside the Bethesda medical center is scheduled to become active on Thursday afternoon.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BRAC

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 07/27/2011

Delays on inner loop, I-395 North

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Fairfax supervisors back Dulles rail compromise, with conditions

Fairfax would agree to pay for the Route 28 station – and two Metro parking garages – as long as the county government receives sufficient financing, including federal loans.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/26/2011

VRE officials to discuss the future of the commuter-rail system

Virginia Railway Express officials will host a planning session Friday to discuss the future of a commuter-rail system that is bursting at the seams.

By Jennifer Buske  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Metro and the disappearing press release

Metro's decision last week to allow riders to temporarily consume water in the transit system was greeted with both jeers and cheers last week. The controversy continued Tuesday when a press release on the issue disappeared from Metro’s Web archives.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  02:09 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 07/26/2011

McDonnell: State will consider donating to Dulles rail if changes are made

Gov. Bob McDonnell said he would consider having the state donate money to the rail extension to Dulles if structural changes are made to the airports authority.

By Anita Kumar  |  12:39 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Fairfax board approves $6 million for Route 28 widening

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors agreed unanimously to release $6 million for final designs for Route 28 widening.

By Fredrick Kunkle  |  12:36 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 07/26/2011

Dominion plans pilot for EV owners

Dominion Virginia Power plans to begin a pilot program this fall that would charge electric vehicle owners less to “fill up” during off-peak owners.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:03 PM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/26/2011

District dedicates new Ninth Street Bridge

District and federal officials plan to dedicate a new Ninth Street NE Bridge Tuesday morning, one of five projects along the New York Avenue corridor that have bedeviled commuters along a major east-west route linking the city with the Maryland suburbs.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Chat about parking enforcement

If you’ve ever been confused by the District’s parking enforcement rules, you’re not alone. The District Department of Public Works is hosting an online chat on Wednesday at noon to answer questions you might have about ticketing, booting, towing or any other parking-related issues. Head here on Wednesday to participate in the hour-long chat. If you can’t make it to the discussion, you can see what people asked by checking out a transcript at the same place.

By Mark Berman  |  08:36 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011

Outer loop lane blocked at I-66

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  08:30 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 07/26/2011

MARC Camden and Brunswick lines delayed

MARC trains on the Camden and Brunswick lines are expected to be 5-8 minutes delayed this morning due to some flash flood warnings still in effect, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

By Mark Berman  |  06:27 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Meeting on Bethesda Naval BRAC expansion

Residents seeking an update on how the expansion of the National Naval Medical Center will affect their lives can get one Tuesday night at the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County BRAC Implementation Committee.

By Brian M. Rosenthal  |  06:37 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BRAC | Tags:  BRAC

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Air defense exercise above Washington

The scream of F-16s in the skies above Washington overnight Monday will be an exercise designed to help maintain the nation’s air defense network.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:31 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News | Tags:  Falcon Virgo

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Metro songster releases first CD

Jason Mendelson, the Virginia song writer so inspired by his jaunts on Metro he decided to write a series of songs about the transit system, is releasing his first CD.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:43 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Storms cause power outages, flight delays and flooding

First we endure days of heat, now there’s dangerous rain.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:00 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011

BWI-bound plane makes emergency landing in N.C.

No injuries were reported when a Southwest Airlines plane bound for the Washington region made an emergency landing at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.

By Associated Press  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Metro plans work on four lines this weekend

A Metro rider pointed out during my online chat today that the transit authority is making a distinction on its schedules between major track work and everything else. But that doesn’t mean the everything else part is minor.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Travel-time signs coming to I-66

Starting next month, Northern Virginia drivers will see new electronic message signs displaying estimated travel times to certain destinations.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Commuting, Virginia

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011

The week ahead in traffic, transit

Travelers may encounter thunderstorms this afternoon, the Capital Weather Gang says. Then after that, it’s just hot for the rest of the week in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Metro

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Chat with Dr. Gridlock at noon

Questions about your commute? The Post’s Dr. Gridlock will be chatting with readers today at noon, answering your queries and offering his advice. If you just want to vent, that’s fine too. Head here to submit questions and head back at noon for the chat.

By Mark Berman  |  08:32 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 07/25/2011

Delays on I-95 North, I-66 East

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  06:04 AM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Metro to allow bottled water this weekend

Metro will allow water on its buses and trains and in stations as Washington copes with record-breaking heat.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:53 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Metro

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 07/22/2011

BW Parkway lanes closing this weekend

Late night drivers on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway should watch out for lane closings this weekend. The Maryland State Highway Administration is working on two projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:41 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Construction

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Man at Gallery Place station on tracks but unhurt, officials said

Riders reported seeing a man on the tracks at Gallery Place mid-morning on Friday. He was rescued before a train came and was reportedly unhurt, Metro officials said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Metro prepares for heat with extra staffing

Temperatures are soaring again today and Metro said it plans to have additional staff to check for heat kinks on tracks and to be ready for escalator outages.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:51 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/22/2011

The weekend and beyond

Friday is a good day to explore Mars. It’s air conditioned. At least, it’s that way during Mars Day at the Air and Space Museum. Otherwise, stay hydrated this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011

I-95 South snarled approaching Woodbridge

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise. An overturned tractor trailer blocked I-95 South near Woodbridge for a time; one lane remains blocked and traffic is jammed approaching this spot.

By Mark Berman  |  07:15 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:12 AM ET, 07/22/2011

MARC Penn Line delays

MARC Penn Line train 413 is delayed due to mechanical problems this morning. It left Baltimore 15 minutes late and will run express to the BWI station. Train 415 will follow it and make all stops.

By Mark Berman  |  07:12 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:29 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Airport slots swap gets preliminary OK

Delta Air Lines and US Airways have received preliminary federal approval of their plan to swap landing rights to two airlines hold at Reagan National Airport and New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:29 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Metro: Keep station names short and simple

Metro’s board of directors decides to make station naming policy short and simple.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 06:54 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Metro worker hurt in electric shock at rail yard

A 36-year-old man who works as an electrical mechanical helper was shocked while working on a rail car at the Alexandria yard. He was being held overnight at Washington Hospital Center but was expected to be okay, Metro said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:54 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Hot enough to melt asphalt ...

If pavement seems to be buckling, it may not be your imagination. Weather like this can have an effect on the roads.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:55 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Civil War buffs bringing traffic to Manassas

The best travel advice for the next few days is not to travel, but the four days of activities marking the 150th anniversary of the battle at Manassas won’t wait on the weather. Thousands will be heading to events starting today.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:41 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Northern Virginia

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Sarles to deliver news that crime is down on Metro

Richard Sarles, Metro’s general manager, will give his first official six-month

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/21/2011

New traffic patterns affect Md., D.C. commutes

Two traffic shifts designed to accommodate highway work zones will affect commuters using New Hampshire Avenue in Maryland and D.C.- 295 in the District.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District, Maryland

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 07/21/2011

VRE searches for serial seat slasher

A commuter train service is asking its riders to be on the lookout for someone slashing its trains’ seats the last few months.

By Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express, Metro

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Blue and Yellow delays cleared

There are delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines heading towards Franconia-Springfield and Huntington. This stems from an earlier train malfunction at Pentagon City that has since been resolved, but the delays remain for riders.

By Mark Berman  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Southbound Georgia Ave. blocked between Randolph Rd. and Arcola Ave.

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  06:25 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Maryland State Police preparing for heat wave

With a “potentially deadly combination of heat and humidity” in the air, local agencies are preparing to help travelers in need. The Maryland State Police will be looking out for disabled vehicles and motorists in distress during the extreme heat. Drivers are urged to take extra precautions to prevent their vehicles from brekaing down, but troopers will be on high alert to help motorists as quickly as possible.

By Mark Berman  |  06:21 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Heat prompts changes in D.C. DMV hours

Special hours will be in effect later this week at the official vehicle inspection station in the District of Columbia.

By Associated Press  |  06:53 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Metro adds staff to prepare for heat wave

The transit agency will have additional crews prepared to deal with heat-related issues like kinks in tracks and broken escalators that may arise over the next three days of extreme temperatures.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:41 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/20/2011

Tips for traveling in hot weather

The hot weather in the D.C. area will sap the energy and moisture from travelers all week long. Here are some suggestions from traffic and transit sources.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weather, Metro, Driving

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Northbound I-295 reopens

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Metro: Vehicle break-ins spike at some stations

Metro Transit Police say there were 19 incidents at parking facilities last Thursday — 12 were at the Largo Town Center. Police warn to keep valuables out of sight and plan to change patrol patterns.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 07/19/2011

Wolf pushes for distance tolling on Dulles Greenway

Rep. Frank Wolf (R) joined Loudoun officials Friday in an appeal to the Virginia Department of Transportation to address distance pricing on one of the most expensive toll roads in the country.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  01:38 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Beltway bridge projects shorten merges

There are several work zones along the Maryland side of the Capital Beltway this summer, and a traveler asked about one of them during my online chat Monday.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:50 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Maryland, Construction

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Red Line delays cleared

Morning commuters on the Red Line had to contend with delays following a train malfunction at Rockville.

By Mark Berman  |  07:35 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 07/19/2011

Colesville Road reopens after accident investigation

Colesville Road has reopened in both directions following an accident investigation stemming from a crash overnight Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Carmageddon aftermath: Bicycle races, planking and more

Carmageddon came and went, yet somehow Los Angeles is still standing. The much-hyped event, which closed a 10-mile stretch of Interstate 405 in Los Angeles and was expected to cause major traffic problems, occurred without incident. Here’s a look back at the traffic nightmare that wasn’t.

By Mark Berman  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Dr. Gridlock answered your questions

Dr. Gridlock chatted with readers on Monday afternoon. Topics included H.O.V. lane enforcement, work on Constitution Avenue and Metro seating. Head here to see what the good doctor had to say.

By Mark Berman  |  10:57 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 07/18/2011

The week ahead in traffic, transit

There are several big outdoor events this week. A variety of activities in the Manassas area will mark the anniversary of the Civil War battle. And D.C. United plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in RFK Stadium against New England Revolution. Here’s what to watch for on the roads and transit.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:32 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Events, Capital Beltway, Metro

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Red and Orange Line delays cleared

There are delays on the Orange and Red Lines.

By Mark Berman  |  06:03 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011

Eastbound Pennsylvania Ave. reopens in NW DC

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 07/15/2011

MARC train strikes person in Gaithersburg

The accident between Washington Grove and Gaithersburg stopped travel on the Brunswick Line.

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:08 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC, Maryland

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 07/15/2011

1 person killed, 1 hurt in Md. plane crash

Maryland State Police say one person is dead and one person is injured in a plane crash near St. Mary’s Regional Airport in southern Maryland.

By Associated Press  |  06:01 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Weekend detour at Va. Beltway ramp

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to detour traffic from a Capital Beltway exit ramp this weekend as part of the high-occupancy toll lanes project.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:40 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Virginia

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Fairfax to consider $1.7 billion in Tysons Corner road and transit upgrades

Remaking traffic-choked Tysons Corner into a city will take an estimated $1.7 billion over the next 20 years.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 07/15/2011

‘Carmageddon’: A primer

The looming “Carmageddon” may wreak havoc on traffic in Los Angeles this weekend. What does it all mean? Why does it matter? We try to answer these questions.

By Mark Berman  |  02:13 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 07/15/2011

U.S. 50 E in Md. reopens after accident

A crash on U.S. Route 50 eastbound in Prince George’s County closed the highway Friday afternoon, but all lanes have since reopened, according to state transportation officials.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:02 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Route 29 traffic shift for Intercounty Connector

Drivers heading south on Route 29 in Montgomery County will need to look sharp next week to catch the new exit for left turns at Fairland Road.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Highways

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/15/2011

MARC train canceled for Friday evening commute

Riders who take MARC’s Brunswick Line home could be in for a tricky commute on Friday evening. Train 881 (6 p.m. departure from Washington) will be canceled on Friday evening due to CSX track work.

By Mark Berman  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Ride On/Metro sales office relocating in Rockville

If you’re planning on buying Ride On and Metro SmarTrip cards in Rockville, be aware that the sales office is moving next week. Beginning on Tuesday, the sales office will move to the Treasury Department (255 Rockville Pike, Suite L-15, Rockville). Those offices will be open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  10:07 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Montgomery County

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 07/15/2011

The weekend and beyond

Here are some tips to guide your travels in the D.C. area through the weekend and next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Construction, Metro, Driving

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011

I-95 S reopens near Susquehanna River Bridge; major delays

Interstate 95 southbound reopened following an accident between a tractor-trailer and an SUV that backed up traffic for several miles.

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Two water main breaks in SE DC could snarl traffic

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise. A pair of water main breaks in Southeast Washington could cause big problems for commuters, while earlier issues on southbound I-270 and westbound Constitution Avenue have been resolved.

By Mark Berman  |  07:52 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Severe delays crowd Metro’s Red Line

Metro experienced severe delays on the Red Line Thursday, causing severe crowding and prompting transit police to briefly close the entrances at Gallery Place station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:50 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Amtrak engine burns at Union Station

D.C. emergency units responded to an Amtrak train engine on fire at Union Station Thursday afternoon.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:01 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Amtrak

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Carmageddon looms for Los Angeles

A 10-mile stretch of freeway is shutting down in Los Angeles this weekend, and the anticipated traffic chaos is being dubbed “Carmageddon.”

By Mark Berman  |  02:14 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Metro's chief takes riders’ questions

Richard Sarles, general manager of Metro, answered riders questions in an online chat Thursday. Topics ranged from food on trains to safety, escalators and weekend track work.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Washington state to install electric vehicle charging stations along interstate

Transportation officials announced a new initiative to place electric vehicle charging stations at key intervals along the West Coast’s busiest highway — a development that should allow drivers to cruise the 580 miles from the southern border of Oregon all the way to Canada by the end of the year.

By Phuong Lee and Associated Press  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Fairfax County Parkway southbound lanes shifting

Drivers taking the Fairfax County Parkway can expect to encounter a lane shift beginning Thursday morning. The parkway’s southbound lanes will shift to the right so crews can rebuild the current lanes between Barta Road and the Franconia-Springfield Parkway. The lane shifts begin on Thursday at 9 a.m.

By Mark Berman  |  08:44 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 07/14/2011

Major delays approaching 14th Street Bridge

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Beltway repair project starting in Maryland

The state plans to begin resurfacing more than four miles on both the inner and outer loops between Colesville and Seminary roads, starting next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:36 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Maryland, Construction

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Fierce storms delay travel ; thousands lose power

Storms pushing through the region pose a danger for commuters and other travelers as the p.m. rush period begins.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:55 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Metro announces long-range track work plan

The transit authority today unveiled a weekend maintenance scheduled that reflects its new approach to the track work program.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:34 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Residents eager to see Circulator expand east of the Anacostia River

Residents express likes and dislikes over proposed new bus routes for areas east of the Anacostia River.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:29 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/13/2011

Hampton Park Blvd. in Prince George’s partly closed by water main break

A water main break forced the closure of Hampton Park Boulevard between Edgeworth Drive and Hampton Overlook Place.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Metro reaching out to riders in despair

General Manager Richard Sarles and members of his leadership team say they’ve mobilized the transit agency to repair stations.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 07/13/2011

Metro’s chief plans online chat

Metro’s General Manager Richard Sarles joins The Washington Post in an online chat Thursday to discuss safety, new rail cars, escalators and track work.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:09 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 07/13/2011

I-395 North, I-95 North delayed in VA

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  06:03 AM ET, 07/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Hot temperatures slow rail rides

Tuesday’s hot temperatures are slowing the commutes for rail riders on some Metro and MARC trains.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC, Metro

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Tenuous talks on Dulles rail in Fairfax County

Fairfax County’s elected officials expressed reservations Tuesday about taking on greater responsibility for the second phase of the Dulles rail project without a firm commitment for more state money.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Road work begins on New Hampshire Ave.

Road work may slow down travelers traveling on New Hampshire Avenue at Adelphi Road in Silver Spring.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Delays on four Metro lines this weekend

Metro has announced the schedule for this weekend’s track work, which includes shuttle bus-only service between East Falls Church and West Falls Church, as well as single-track service on the Red, Yellow and Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:48 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Arlington seeks public comment on Crystal City Potomac Yard corridor bus transit plan

Arlington County is seeking public comment on its bus rapid transit plan for the Crystal City Potomac Yard Corridor.

By Christy Goodman  |  03:35 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Truck spills 14 million bees, honey on Idaho highway

Cleanup crews in Idaho have finished clearing honey and an estimated 14 million bees after a delivery truck overturned on a highway.

By Associated Press  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 07/12/2011

Metro board to get more new members

New members are joining the transit authority’s board of directors as it tries to redefine its responsiblities.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:44 PM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Complaints continue about HOT lanes work zone

Drivers tell me they’re still not happy with the delays and congestion on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road where it enters the Capital Beltway work zone north of Tysons Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:53 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Northern Virginia

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Change coming for Rock Creek Parkway users

The National Park Service has announced an upcoming change in the traffic pattern for the Rock Creek Parkway reconstruction affecting drivers at Cathedral Avenue NW.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Clarksburg Road lanes blocked at I-270

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  06:04 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011

MARC trains delayed by switch and signal problems

Switch and signal problems at Point of Rocks could cause delays for trains in the area. MARC trains originating in Brunswick and Martinsburg could be delayed between 5 and 15 minutes, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Trains from Frederick wouldn’t be delayed.

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Gas leak closes I-270

A gas leak in Clarksburg has led to the closure of Interstate 270 and Clarksburg Road, according to Montgomery County police.

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:03 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Metro rider says Rosslyn too hot

The early part of this week, with daytime highs above 90 degrees, will stress Metro riders. During my online chat today, a rider complained about conditions at Rosslyn Station.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011

How will Metro split new trains?

This question about the new Metrorail cars came in during my online chat today, but I didn’t get a chance to respond till now.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:32 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Prince George’s hearing on speed cameras

The Prince George’s County Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday for residents to give comments on potential locations for speed cameras.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  02:12 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince George's County

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 07/11/2011

Amtrak train and truck crash in Maine

An Amtrak train has collided with a dump truck in North Berwick, Maine.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:39 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011

New escalator debuts at Foggy Bottom Station

Commuters at Foggy Bottom Station were greeted by an unfamiliar sight Monday morning: a new — working — escalator.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 07/11/2011

D.C. seeks people to water street trees

The D.C. Department of Transportation's forestry division is asking residents to help water some of the trees lining the city's streets amid the heat of summer.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:36 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Driving with earbuds, parking etiquette and more

Dr. Gridlock chatted with readers today about wearing headphones while driving, parking in multiple spots and lots of other issues. Check out a transcript of the discussion. If you submitted a question and it wasn’t answered, keep your eyes on this blog because he might be answering your question here.

By Mark Berman  |  10:44 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/11/2011

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Traffic seems to be slackening for the summer, and Metro riders are getting a little more breathing room.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Metro

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 07/11/2011

Harpist plays in Metro stations to raise money for college

Front Royal resident plays her harp around the transit system to raise money for college.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:07 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  Metro

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 07/11/2011

I-66 East sluggish at Chain Bridge Road

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  06:07 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Man fatally struck by train at King Street Station

Commuters were warned to expect delays on Metro’s Yellow and Blue lines Friday night after a person was struck by a train at King Street Train, authorities said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Flying today? Check with your airline

If you’re flying today, you should check with your airline if your connections or destinations involve any airports in the Mid-Atlantic or the Northeast.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:25 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Storms cause power outages, flight delays and commuting challenges

The Capital Weather Gang reports that some areas are getting soaked as storms push through the area with more than 1.5 inches of rain on the ground.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:21 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 07/08/2011

Flip-flopping on Metro’s escalators

Flip-flops are a sign of summer on Metro.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:09 PM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Changing sales pitch for Dulles Airport train station

The focus of the cost-cutting debate is the location of the Metrorail station at the airport. Should it be where it’s cheapest to build, or should it be where people are most likely to use it?

By Robert Thomson  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics, Metro

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 07/08/2011

The weekend and beyond

Travelers may encounter heavy rain and possibly some flooding in thunderstorms Friday night, the Capital Weather Gang says, but the sun will shine here for the rest of the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Construction

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Md. police arrest, suspend commercial drivers

Maryland State Police were busy overnight Thursday inspecting commercial trucks and buses traveling on the Capital Beltway in Prince George’s County, suspending and even arresting some drivers.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  09:14 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Intercity Buses, Prince George's County

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Transit notebook: Escalator fix-it plans, Metro board member offers to step down and other news

In Thursday’s six-hour long meeting of Metro board of directors committees, Federal Transit Administration chief Peter Rogoff showed up to talk about proposed cuts in the costs to build the Dulles rail extension.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line | Tags:  Metro, Dulles, Escalators

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 07/08/2011

I-95 North lane blocked in Woodbridge

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Extensive lane closings tonight in Tysons area

Drivers west of the Beltway in Virginia and around Tysons Corner are likely to encounter travel delays overnight. These are the lane and ramp closings scheduled to occur between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:33 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tysons Corner

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Va. Senate candidate Radtke calls for elimination of airports authority

Virginia Senate candidate Jamie Radtke says she would propose legislation to get rid of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.

By Ann E. Marimow  |  03:55 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Metro launches SmarTrip reload pilot program

Metro has launched a pilot program to test a new system that will allow riders to upload money to their SmarTrip electronic fare cards from their own computers.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Metro meets to talk station names and rail cars

Several committees of the Metro board of directors will meet at the transit authority’s Northwest Washington headquarters beginning at 9 a.m. to discuss everything from crime to the design of new real girls.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Northbound Landover Road reopened

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:57 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Harpist plays at Friendship Heights

Emily Mason, a harpist, plays one recent evening to entertain Metro riders at the Friendship Heights Metro stop. Mason played with a sign at her feet that said she was raising money for college.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:23 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 07/06/2011

Search continues for armed suspect who attacked speed camera vehicle

Maryland State Police say the search is still ongoing Wednesday night for a suspect who attacked a speed zone enforcement vehicle earlier in the day while carrying a shotgun and a hammer.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:40 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/06/2011

D.C. Mayor Gray changes position on Dulles rail; endorses aboveground station

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray now supports locating a new Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport underground.

By Ann E. Marimow and Nikita Stewart  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia | Tags:  WMATA, Silver Line, Dulles

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Report: Metro buses are late; rail ‘erratic’

Metro’s board of directors is scheduled its monthly meeting Thursday and will hear financial and performance reports. Here are the highlights.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:54 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Detour to disrupt Fair Lakes Parkway traffic

This is the scheduled date for the start of the six-month detour for drivers on the Fair Lakes Parkway near its busy junction with the Fairfax County Parkway.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Construction, Northern Virginia

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Inner loop jammed at Gallows Road

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Entrance escalators out at Foggy Bottom

The entrance escalators are out of service at Foggy Bottom. Shuttle bus service has been requested and the station remains open.

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Road work resumes in D.C. area

Here’s a report on some of the major activity planned for this week, now that you’re all back in town.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Metro

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Heat restrictions on MARC Camden, Brunswick lines

The Maryland Transit Administration reports that CSX has issued heat restrictions for its tracks. This will affect commuter trains traveling on the Brunswick and Camden lines, which will operate at reduced speeds Tuesday afternoon, the MTA said. .

By Michael D. Bolden  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC | Tags:  MARC

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011

I-66 West reopens after truck fire

A truck carrying a load of hay overturned and caught fire between Routes 123 and 50 on Interstate 66. The road remain blocked for almost five hours.All lanes reopened about 6:20 p.m.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:24 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Highways

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Red Line delays cleared

There were delays on the Red Line heading to Shady Grove. This stemmed from an earlier disruption at Union Station, which has since been resolved.

By Mark Berman  |  07:44 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Entrance escalator out at Foggy Bottom

One of the entrance escalators is out of service at Foggy Bottom. Shuttle bus service has been requested and the station remains open.

By Mark Berman  |  06:38 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Columbia Pike residents plan for the future

Hundreds of Arlingtons Colmubia Pike residents participated in a week-long event to plan for the future of the boulevard.

By Christy Goodman  |  11:49 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Prince William OmniRide expansion considered

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission board will consider a proposal to add more bus trips on its commuter service.

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:38 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 07/01/2011

VRE to add cars to afternoon trains

The Virginia Railway Express will add cars to some afternoon trains to accommodate commuters leaving early for the holiday weekend.

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:02 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express | Tags:  VRE

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Traffic pattern change on Pennsylvania Ave. SE

At noon today, the District Department of Transportation is going to temporarily change the traffic pattern on Pennsylvania Avenue SE to accommodate extra traffic outbound for the long July 4 weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, District

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Capital Bikeshare for the 4th of July

Capital Bikeshare, the popular regional cycling network, plans to provide two bike corrals on Monday for people who use the system to visit the Mall on the Fourth of July.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  10:24 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 07/01/2011

More tips for summer getaways

I’ve gotten several questions and suggestions very recently about summer getaways. These tips may prove helpful on the July 4 weekend and throughout the summer.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:58 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Getaways

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 07/01/2011

The weekend and beyond: 4th of July edition

Many travelers are launching their summer getaways, but others are just waiting to see some fireworks launched this July 4 holiday weekend. The forecast is pretty good, though a bit overheated, for the next four days, the Capital Weather Gang says. Here’s some key information for either the getaway or the staycation.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:38 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Getaways

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Accident snarls Va. I-95 N.

We’re keeping track of the morning commute and any traffic issues that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:07 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011

D.C. DMV announces increases in fees

Several fees at the District Department of Motor Vehicles are increasing Friday. In a statement, city officials said the hikes “are designed to assist with the current budget crisis in the District.”

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:37 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, District

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011

DUI checkpoint Friday in Prince George’s

Police in Prince George’s County will be on the lookout this holiday weekend for drunken drivers.

By Associated Press  |  07:20 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince George's County

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Potomac Yard Metro scoping study released

WMATA and Alexandria have released the scoping study for the potential Potomac Yard Metro station, the first step in the federal environmental review process.

By Christy Goodman  |  05:19 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Many streets closed for July 4 celebrations

D.C. and Arlington County police have published their extensive lists of street closings for the region’s major Independence Day celebrations.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Driving

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Metro’s July 4 weekend service plan

Metro will offer special service for riders attending Independence Day celebrations, but the transit authority still will squeeze in a bit of track work Friday and Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/30/2011

Metro apologizes for morning delays

The transit agency has just issued a statement about the delays this morning on the Red and Green lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

 

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