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Dr. Gridlock: August, 2011

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 08/31/2011

Normal Red Line service resumes after teen is killed at Takoma in apparent suicide, official says

A teenager was killed at the Takoma Metro station Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide, a Metro official said. Normal train service has resumed on the Red Line.

By Mark Berman  |  03:40 PM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Accident slows eastbound Dulles Toll Road

We’re keeping tabs on the morning rush hour, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Amtrak resumes service between Washington and Boston

Amtrak has restored service between Washington and Boston for Wednesday, after flood damage near Trenton, N.J., kept trains from traveling between New York and Philadelphia for severeal days. Acela Express and most Northeast Regional trains will run on Wednesday.

By Mark Berman  |  06:15 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/30/2011

No VRE service on Labor Day

In observance of Labor Day, the Virginia Railway Express will not operate Monday.

By Jennifer Buske  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Are pilots forgetting how to fly?

Are pilots forgetting how to fly? Joan Lowy with the Associated Press has an interesting story about how pilots seem to be ceding more and more responsibility to automated systems, causing pilots to have trouble manually flying planes.

By Mark Berman  |  02:50 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Deadline for bigger, brighter street signs dropped

The federal mandate would have required larger lettering and high-quality night time reflection on all street signs by 2018.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/30/2011

Fewer to travel over Labor Day weekend

AAA says about 30,000 fewer people in the region have Labor Day weekend travel plans than did last year.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Traffic signals flashing in D.C.

Travelers should expect to encounter dark traffic signals and blocked or flooded roadways on Tuesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:24 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Rescheduling travel after Hurricane Irene

Here are some additional resources for people who had travel plans snarled in the wake of Hurricane Irene: Amtrak and Greyhound have resumed more service, while airlines are still getting back to normal.

By Mark Berman  |  06:13 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/30/2011

Full service expected on all MARC lines

All three MARC lines are expected to operate full service on Tuesday, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The Penn Line, which operated reduced and problematic service on Monday, will join the Brunswick and Camden Lines in offering full service. However, Penn Line train 403 is operating one car short this morning, which means passengers on that train should expect crowded conditions.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Prince George’s roads remain blocked after Irene

28 roads in Prince George’s County remain closed or partially blocked due to damage from the storm.

By Ovetta Wiggins  |  04:09 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Drivers for disabled protest

Union Local 1764 holds a protest Monday to complain of what it says are unfair and long shifts in driving the door-to-door shuttle for disabled riders of Metro’s services.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:17 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 08/29/2011

The week ahead in traffic and transit

Hurricane Irene has come and gone, which leaves the Washington area dealing with the aftermath: Downed trees and dark traffic signals, airlines and train agencies slowly resuming service. Also, there’s Metro track work. Lots of Metro track work.

By Mark Berman  |  02:11 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Monday morning commute: Watch out for dark traffic signals; expect flight cancellations to continue; Metro operating normally

Hurricane Irene left hundreds of thousands without power, took down trees and power lines and flooded roadways over the weekend. But now it’s Monday morning, and people still need to get to work. Expect to encounter dark traffic signals and flooded roadways on Monday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:41 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Commuter rail for Monday: MARC and VRE trains running with some delays and reductions

Full service is expected on the Camden and Brunswick Lines, but Penn Line trains will run on a reduced “S” schedule on Monday, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The Virginia Railway Express is operating its full schedule on Monday. However, due to commercial power outages along the Fredericksburg Line, there could be some delays on that route due to signal outages.

By Mark Berman  |  06:05 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 08/28/2011

Latest Hurricane Irene transportation news: Flight cancellations continue, traffic signals dark throughout region

Roads blocked in Northern Virginia; VRE running full schedule; MARC’s Penn Line runs reduced schedule; Virginia tunnels reopen; Chesapeake Bay Bridge reopens; Normal Metro schedule. Scores of flights remain canceled and that should stretch into Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  11:20 AM ET, 08/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 08/27/2011

Latest Irene news: Roads closed and airlines, trains and buses canceling service

Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina just after dawn, with strong winds and showers quickly arriving in the Washington area

By Mark Berman  |  11:44 AM ET, 08/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/26/2011

This weekend and beyond: Hurricane Irene edition

The big story this weekend was supposed to be the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall. Instead, the region is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Metro preps for hurricane

Putting out sandbags at Metro stations that tend to flood and having extra people on hand, the transit agency said it is preparing to weather the storm this weekend.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:43 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/26/2011

MARC prepares for Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene is rapidly approaching the region, so commuter rail agencies are making plans for Monday morning’s commute. MARC management will work with Amtrak and CSX to judge the conditions of all three MARC lines over the weekend, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. The agency hopes to provide information about Monday morning’s commute by 6 p.m. on Sunday. The information will be sent out via e-mail, on Twitter and on the MTA site.

By Mark Berman  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2011

VRE braces for Hurricane Irene

Virginia Railway Express officials are bracing their fleet for Hurricane Irene as it heads toward the East Coast.

By Jennifer Buske  |  11:57 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Amtrak train derails in Nebraska, no serious injuries reported

An Amtrak train carrying about 175 passengers derailed in southwest Nebraska on Friday morning, according to the Associated Press. No serious injuries were reported, but several passengers were taken to a hospital.

By Mark Berman  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 08/26/2011

JetBlue cancels 880 flights due to Hurricane Irene

JetBlue became the first major airline to alter its schedule as Hurricane Irene approaches the East Coast. The airline canceled 882 flights from Saturday through Monday, Bloomberg reported. It’s expected that other airlines are going to follow JetBlue in canceling flights.

By Mark Berman  |  11:03 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Monitoring the A.M. commute before the storm

As the region braces for Huricane Irene, we still have one more regular day of work to get through. We’re monitoring the morning commute and any issues that arise.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 08/25/2011

D.C., Alexandria to give away sandbags

The District Department of Public Works and Alexandria city government will distribute free sandbags as Hurricane Irene advances toward the area.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  06:16 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Metro gets ready for Hurricane Irene

Added personnel will be on hand and more than 2,000 sandbags will be used at stations with water issues.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Falling rocks block GW Parkway

Falling rocks have blocked northbound George Washington Parkway north of Spout Run Parkway, according to Arlington County.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  04:14 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Metro employees complain of ‘forced overtime’ for MLK event

The transit agency asked for volunteers to work extended hours with the large crowds expected to D.C. for the memorial event, but didn’t get enough. Now Metro workers are being recruited to work overtime for event.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:11 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Airlines change travel policies for Hurricane Irene

Airlines have begun issuing travel waivers allowing flyers to change their travel plans without penalty for some areas of the county as people make preparations in advance of Hurricane Irene.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Aviation

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Amtrak canceling some weekend service south of Washington

Amtrak has canceled some train service for Friday, Saturday and Sunday south of Washington due to Hurricane Irene.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Amtrak

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Storms bring flight delays, possibility of flooding

Still shaking off the shock of this week’s earthquake, the region may get a trial run for the approach of Hurricane Irene as storms roll into the area today.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:03 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Weather | Tags:  Weather

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/25/2011

A.M. commute stays dry, rain expected later today

An aftershock rattled the region overnight, while a hurricane is looming for the weekend. We’re focusing on Thursday morning’s commute, where sun and wind are expected before rain arrives later in the day.

By Mark Berman  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 08/25/2011

MARC Camden Line train canceled; Metro will accept tickets

MARC Camden Line train 847 is canceled due to mechanical issues, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Train 845 will hold at the Laurel station for passengers from train 847.

By Mark Berman  |  06:52 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/25/2011

Green Line delays cleaed

There are delays on the Green Line due to an issue at College Park. Earlier, the Blue and Yellow Lines were experiencing delays in both directions due to a disruption at the Pentagon station. The earlier situation at the Pentagon station was resolved, but delays remain.

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Getting the D.C. Metro back up to speed

Metro says its personnel inspected 106 miles of track, bridges and tunnels after the quake to make sure the system had not been damaged by the earthquake.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:10 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011

VRE addresses earthquake delays; more possible with Hurricane Irene

Virginia Railway Express riders experienced major delays Tuesday following the earthquake and more could be in store with another natural disaster heading toward the East Coast.

By Jennifer Buske  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Air defense exercise takes flight over Washington

If the sky seems thick with the sounds of aircraft Wednesday night — F-16s, C21s, hulking helicopters — don’t be an alarmed. It will most likely be part of a scheduled exercise designed to help maintain the nation’s air defense network.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:35 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Stories from the long Metro ride home

Metro said it expects to be running normally in Wednesday’s morning rush hour commute after crews inspect tracks, bridges and tunnels for damage, post earthquake.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:28 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

For those of you who still need to get to work, we’ll be here monitoring the commute all morning. We’ll be keeping an eye on the roads and rails, reporting any delays or issues. We will need your help: If you hear about any congestion, delays, problems or anything at all, tell us.

By Mark Berman  |  06:11 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Delays linger for MARC’s Brunswick Line

While most transit agencies are back to normal for Wednesday morning, problems will persist for some MARC riders. MARC will run full service on all three trains, but some trains might depart late so that employees can have their required amounts of rest between shifts, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

By Mark Berman  |  06:07 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Returning to work after the earthquake

Federal workers can take unscheduled leave and work from home, while area schools and buildings will be closed. But plenty of you still need to get to work. Most transit agencies, which limited their service in the wake of Tuesday’s earthquake, are going to be back to normal schedules and speeds on Wednesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Commutes return to normal for Wednesday morning

Most transit services were resuming normal schedules and speeds Wednesday after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake shook the East Coast on Tuesday afternoon.

By Washington Post staff  |  05:39 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 08/23/2011

MARC Camden Line delays possible

Track work on a freight line may cause delays for some Maryland commuter rail passengers for the next two weeks.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:42 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC, Maryland | Tags:  MARC

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Amtrak announces sale from. D.C. to New York

Amtrak has a sale on fares between Washington and Baltimore to New York City for travel from Oct. 12-27.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Amtrak

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Do you need a commute coach? Nominate the area’s worst commute.

This is your chance to tell us about your commute and see how your bottleneck stacks up against the rest of the region’s gridlock. Sign up below to share your story and we’ll select a few spots to highlight. And, if possible, we’ll also try to offer you some commute coaching to try and improve your drive.

By Mark Berman  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Feds commit $745 million to Amtrak for NE rail

Amtrak will receive nearly $745 million from the federal government to upgrade its heavily used Northeast Corridor rail lines, with the goal of allowing trains to run at increased speeds along the heavily used tracks.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:09 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Amtrak

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/23/2011

China starts bullet train safety inspections

China is starting inspections of all its showcase bullet train lines following a crash last month that killed 40 people, as authorities work to determine who is ultimately responsible for the disaster.

By Associated Press  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011

New Hampshire Ave. traffic to shift to new bridge

New Hampshire Avenue traffic will be shifted onto a new bridge in Maryland Tuesday night as construction continues on the Intercounty Connector, the State Highway Administration said.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Maryland | Tags:  ICC, Intercounty Connector

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 08/23/2011

Accident could snarl traffic on Pohick Road

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

By Mark Berman  |  06:04 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011

I-66 west to close at Route 267 tonight

Interstate 66 westbound is scheduled to close overnight Monday at Route 267 due to work on the Metrorail extension to Dulles airport and Loudoun County.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 08/22/2011

All lanes of Leesburg Pike are open

All lanes of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west are blocked by crane equipment, according to Virginia transportation officials.

By Washington Post Staff  |  04:50 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Md. extends hours at Bay Bridge service center

The Maryland Transportation Authority plans to conduct a trial period of extended hours at its Bay-Bridge Stop-In Center from Aug. 29 through Oct. 1.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:25 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bay Bridge

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Southwest adds BWI service to Atlanta

Southwest Airlines will offer service from BWI to Atlanta for $79 each way. The flights are available for booking on southwest.com beginning today for trips on Feb. 12 or later.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airports

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Friendship Heights bus bays reopen

The bus bay area at Friendship Heights reopened as of 10:15 a.m. Monday, Metro said in a press release. The area was closed during the weekend after the sprinkler system activated on Friday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:27 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011

Metro union workers to get pay raise soon

Amalgamated Transit Local 689, the union for the majority of Metro’s 11,000 workers, won a long battle for a pay raise and are waiting to get it. The union’s president says it is coming soon.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:16 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Capital Bikeshare adds features as first anniversary nears

Capital Bikeshare, the popular regional cycling network started by Arlington County and the District, is about a month away from celebrating its first anniversary on Sept. 20.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:58 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Biking

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011

QR codes debut for Montgomery Co. parking

It seems that new parking meter technology is introduced almost monthly in the Washington region, with pay-by-phone and other updates spreading from city to city. Now the Montgomery County Department of Transportation is adding Quick Response (QR) codes.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Montgomery County

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 08/22/2011

The week ahead in traffic and transit

It’s back to school today for students in Prince George’s County and the District. Drivers who have gotten used to traveling through school zones at regular speeds over the summer should be on the lookout for reductions and for children trying to cross the street.

By Washington Post Staff  |  09:24 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011

New speed cameras debut in Prince George’s

Prince George’s County plans to launch an automated speed enforcement program within a half-mile of two schools in Fort Washington on Monday.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  07:55 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Prince George's County

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Students heading back to D.C. and Prince George’s schools

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 08/20/2011

NYC subway clerk thwarts suicide

A New York City subway clerk thwarted a suicide attempt at his Manhattan station by cutting the power to the tracks as a train approached.

By Associated Press  |  12:42 PM ET, 08/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Bus bay closed at Friendship Heights

A sprinkler system was activated at Friendship Heights bus bays. Metro officials have closed the bus bay through the weekend as they figure out what went wrong.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:32 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 08/19/2011

9/11 memorial motorcycle ride ends — for today

A miles-long stream of motorcyclists finished its journey after an hours -long memorial ride from the site where United Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:25 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congestion, Events

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 08/19/2011

The weekend and beyond

It may be a lazy August weekend for many in the D.C. region, but it’s a busy one on the roads and rails. See highlights of the weekend’s traffic and transit disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Construction, Driving

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Metro warns of delays on buses for Friday

The 5A bus from Dulles International Airport expected to have delays; officials adding more buses to line but warn riders to expect delays because of road closures due to motorcycle ride.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:35 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Accidents snarl Va. Capital Beltway

We’re monitoring the morning commute and traffic issues that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:20 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:11 AM ET, 08/19/2011

Metro delays

Delays on the Orange and Blue lines

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:11 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Fairfax Connector adjusting for Friday motorcycle ride

Because of the big 9/11 memorial motorcycle ride passing through Northern Virginia on Friday afternoon, the Fairfax Department of Transportation anticipates heavy congestion on many of its roadways. The Fairfax Connector service is making temporary adjustments.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Transit, Virginia

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Colesville Road N reopens

Colesville Road (Route 29) northbound has reopened following an accident.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:47 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/18/2011

I-66 drivers to see travel time signs next week

Starting Monday, drivers on Interstate 66 will see travel times displayed on electronic message boards between Gainesville and the Capital Beltway, the Virginia Department of Transportation said.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Driving

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Accident cleared on I-495 N. in Va.

We’re monitoring the morning commute and traffic issues that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  05:55 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 08/17/2011

The unsolved mystery of unsuckdcmetro.com

The name unsuckdcmetro.com directs viewers to Metro’s web site, wmata.com. But the transit agency says it doesn’t own the name and neither does the blogger behind the popular site Unsuck DC Metro.

By Dana Hedgpeth and Jennifer Jenkins  |  01:44 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 08/17/2011

D.C., Md. and Va. to receive millions in transportation grants

The District, Maryland and Virginia will receive almost $14 million for projects from the Federal Highway Administration in awards announced Wednesday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:38 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation News

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 08/17/2011

We’re looking for the area’s worst congestion

If you drive in this region, you’ve encountered it: the dreaded bottleneck. Traffic should be merrily moving along, but for no good reason, you find yourself sitting in a parking lot that used to be a functioning roadway.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Prepare for walk to King Memorial site

While the official dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial isn’t till Aug. 28, the memorial grounds by the Tidal Basin are scheduled to open Monday. So I took a walk over to see how visitors can approach the site.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:16 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, District, Events

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Man shows progress after being struck by train

Two weeks ago, a 41-year-old man fell onto the tracks of the Red Line and was struck by a train. His family believes he suffered a seizure due to his epilepsy. He is recovering and showing signs of progress, including reaction to his voices and some eye movement, they say.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Sept. 11 memorial motorcycle ride to impact traffic on Friday and Saturday

A Sept. 11 memorial motorcycle ride is going to pass through the region this weekend, potentially causing severe traffic congestion. The organizers are expecting about 3,000 participants, so this could seriously affect people heading to work or leaving town for a vacation. Will it alter your plans? Let us know.

By Mark Berman  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congestion

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Brunswick Line’s Dickerson station reopens

A disabled freight train was blocking the Dickerson station on MARC’s Brunswick Line. Riders were advised to use the Barnesville or Germantown stations.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Florida Ave. lane reopens after accident

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Person removed from tracks at Union Station

A person in a wheelchair was removed from the Metro track bed at Union Station, Tuesday afternoon after apparently falling to the tracks, according to a transit authority spokesman.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:05 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011

I-66 East very slow at Beltway

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011

D.C. DMV extends ticket amnesty research program

The District Department of Motor Vehicles plans to extend a research service it has been offering to customers interested in paying past due fines under its ticket amnesty program.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  03:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  District

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011

MARC Penn Line service resumes

Penn Line service between Washington and Baltimore was temporarily suspended Monday afternoon due to high water on the tracks, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  12:37 PM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC, Maryland, Amtrak | Tags:  MARC

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Authorities: Va. train derailment was intentional

Authorities say a weekend derailment involving a Norfolk Southern train in Southside Virginia was intentional after someone placed an object on the tracks.

By Associated Press  |  09:53 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 08/15/2011

The week ahead for traffic, transit

By the calendar, this week should be about as good as it gets in the D.C. region’s commuters, but the rain that dominates the Capital Weather Gang’s forecast for most of the week could dampen commuters’ enthusiasm.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:14 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Commuting, Events

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Blue and Yellow Line service resumes after flooding problems

Flooding is causing major delays on the Blue and Yellow lines between the Braddock Road and National Airport stations.

By Mark Berman and Dana A. Hedgpeth  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  WMATA, Metro

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

Delays on I-66 East, I-95 North, Dulles Toll Road

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

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

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 08/15/2011

ART route and schedule changes

Four ART routes are going to have route and schedule changes go into effect beginning Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  07:11 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/15/2011

Big delays on VRE’s Fredericksburg Line; Metro Option opened

There are big VRE delays on the Fredericksburg Line due to a freight train that unexpectedly stopped on a switch between Alexandria and Franconia-Springfield. The train is blocking all tracks because it stopped on the switch. The Metro Option has been opened at Franconia-Springfield.

By Mark Berman  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 08/13/2011

More Chain Bridge closings coming, DDOT says

The District Department of Transportation announced Saturday that it plans to close Chain Bridge on some weekends starting this month and continuing into December for repairs under the bridge deck.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:51 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, District

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Getting to FedEx Field Friday for the Redskins’ preseason game

Here are some suggestions for getting to FedEx field for the Redskins preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Capital Beltway, Metro, Skins Traffic

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Bat on a plane prompts rabies alert

Health officials say a bat on a flight from Wisconsin to Atlanta last week has sparked a national search for passengers to protect them against possible rabies.

By Associated Press  |  02:04 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation, Airlines

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Bus will connect Dorsey and BWI stations

Beginning Aug. 22, a bus will allow travelers aboard MARC trains to move from the BWI station to the Dorsey station

By Mark Berman  |  01:46 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  MARC, Maryland

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 08/12/2011

Less-revealing airport scanner software debuts at BWI

New software that displays less intimate physical images is being installed in security checkpoint scanners at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport this week.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:47 PM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Airports

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/12/2011

The weekend and beyond

The Redskins play at FedEx, D.C. United takes the field at RFK, and it’s also an active weekend for both road and rail projects in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weekend Work, Events, Construction

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Southern Avenue closed in SE DC

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

By Mark Berman  |  06:45 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 08/12/2011

Blue and Orange Line delays cleared

The Blue and Yellow Lines were delayed in both directions due to a track problem outside of the Crystal City Metro station. Trains were single-tracking between the Pentagon City and National Airport stations. Now there are delays on the Blue and Orange Lines due to a sick customer.

By Mark Berman  |  06:18 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Frederick Ave. lane blocked in Gaithersburg

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

By Mark Berman  |  06:15 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/11/2011

MARC Silver Spring ticket machine is out

The ticket machine is out of service at the MARC Silver Spring station. One-way and round-trip tickets can be purchased on the train without penalty, but remember that you can only buy tickets on the train with cash.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 AM ET, 08/11/2011

Orange Line delays cleared

There are delays on the Orange Line at Clarendon heading to New Carrollton.

By Mark Berman  |  05:48 AM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 08/10/2011

Outer loop back to four lanes at Forestville Rd.

The Maryland State Highway Administration has reopened the two lanes of the Capital Beltway’s outer loop at the Forestville Road bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:36 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/10/2011

VDOT delays I-95 night lane closings

The Virginia Department of Transportation said today it has pushed back its schedule for overnight lane closings on southbound Interstate 95. The project is now set to begin next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Construction

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Two Beltway lanes remain blocked at Forestville Rd. in Prince George’s

Half of the Capital Beltway’s outer loop is likely to be blocked most of the day while workers inspect and repair the Forestville Road bridge, which was hit by a dump truck.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:38 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Capital Beltway

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 08/10/2011

Outer loop lanes blocked at Forestville Rd.

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/09/2011

3 treated after D.C. flight makes emergency landing in South Carolina

An American Airlines flight from Miami to Reagan National Airport landed in Charleston after encountering severe turbulence. Two passengers and a crew member were treated for minor injuries.

By Associated Press and staff reports  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 08/09/2011

More airplanes face tarmac delays

More than a dozen planes sat on the tarmac for more than three hours in June, the government said Tuesday.

By Samantha Bomkamp and Associated Press  |  01:50 PM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aviation

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Commuter train derailment causes Amtrak delays

Amtrak passengers are facing delays between Boston and Washington after two cars of a commuter train derailed near New York City’s Penn Station Tuesday.

By Associated Press  |  11:24 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Amtrak

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/09/2011

Clarendon Boulevard reopened in Rosslyn

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Virginia closing Interstate 95 lanes overnight for three weeks

Nighttime drivers are likely to encounter delays over the next three weeks on southbound Interstate 95 where the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to close lanes for pavement work.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:15 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction

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

Beltway lane closings at Route 123 Monday night

Three lanes of the Capital Beltway in each direction are scheduled to close overnight Monday at Route 123 in Tysons Corner, according to officials with the Dulles rail extension project

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Tysons Corner, Silver Line, Northern Virginia

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Bethesda gets new solar electric vehicle charging station

Maryland debuted officials debuted a new “green” innovation Monday: a Solar Power Pole.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:29 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Maryland state police target Route 50 HOV violators

Maryland state police say they’re going to focus their traffic law enforcement campaign on Route 50’s High Occupancy Vehicle lanes in Prince George’s County on Wednesday morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:17 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, Maryland

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Montgomery officials celebrate Germantown road extension

Montgomery County officials Monday celebrated the completion of the $11 million, 1.2-mile extension of Father Hurley Boulevard from Wisteria Drive to Germantown Road.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:13 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 08/08/2011

McDonnell creates traffic task force for Mark Center

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) announced a regional task force to manage traffic and construction projects at the Mark Center in Alexandria as the first Defense employees begin moving in.

By Christy Goodman  |  12:56 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Metro to work on four lines this weekend

Maintenance will affect travel on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines this weekend, the transit authority announced.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Bridges are reopening, Metro is starting new bus service in Northern Virginia and Maryland state police plan a crackdown on HOV lane violators.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, BRAC, Commuting

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Metro to offer alerts about bus service issues

Metro says it is adding a three-person team to its communication staff to provide alerts to riders about bus service problems.

By Associated Press  |  08:23 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metrobus

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

I-95 North reopens after crash

I-95 North was closed for hours in Lorton following a fatal tractor-trailer crash and fire. Traffic is still a mess in the area.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:25 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 08/08/2011

I-95 North partially reopened in Lorton; Central Ave blocked in MD

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 08/08/2011

Potential crowding on MARC’s Penn Line

MARC Penn Line train 409, departing Baltimore at 6:13 a.m., will run one car short this morning. Expect potential crowding on the remaining cars. Brunswick Line trains are experiencing delays of eight to 10 minutes between Point of Rocks and Dickerson due to track work and speed restrictions.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 08/06/2011

Police crackdown on Maryland Beltway

Maryland state police say they are in the midst of a campaign against bad driving in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:33 PM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, Capital Beltway

Posted at 10:22 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Sarles to stay as Metro chief

Metro general manager Richard Sarles was contacted this week by New York officials asking if he’d be interested in being considered for the job of running the Big Apple’s transit agency, but he declined, according to a Metro spokesman, saying he is “committed to his job rebuilding Metro.”

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:22 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 08/05/2011

Chat with Dr. Gridlock on Monday at noon

Do you have questions or comments about Metro, commuting, congestion or any other transportationi ssue? If so, Dr. Gridlock wants to hear from you. will be online and taking your questions on Monday at noon. Head here to submit a question early and head back there on Monday for the chat.

By Mark Berman  |  01:32 PM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 08/05/2011

The weekend and beyond

Several major changes in traffic and transit are scheduled for the first weekend of August.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:55 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction, Driving

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Outer loop jammed near Alexandria

We’re keeping track of the morning commute, letting you know about any traffic issues that arise. The outer loop of the Beltway is very jammed near Alexandria, while eastbound I-66 is typically snarled at the Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  07:20 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 08/05/2011

MARC trains delayed

If you’re a MARC rider who takes the Brunswick Line, expect some delays this morning. All Brunswick Line trains are expected to run 12 to 15 minutes late at the Randolph Road crossing due to signal problems, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. There are also issues at Union Station that could delay all trains in and out of there.

By Mark Berman  |  07:15 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Transit agency workers, known as Metro Divas, entertain crowd

Four Metro employees who do a range of jobs, cleaning rail cars and working in administrative jobs by day, entertained a crowd Tuesday night in song.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:24 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Metro board will not appeal dispute over raises

A judge approved 3 percent raises for each of the last three years for members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:14 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 08/04/2011

D.C. One Card changes to aid students using transit

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade will be able to enroll for farecards online and renew passes at any Metro station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:19 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Gas leak could cause delays near 1st and P in NW DC

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 08/04/2011

MARC Rockville ticket machine is down

MARC riders: The ticket machine at the Rockville station is out of service. Riders can buy one-way and round-trip tickets on the train without penalty, but you can only use cash to buy tickets on the train.

By Mark Berman  |  05:49 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Track work on hold for MLK memorial

There will be no track work, enhanced service and free parking at Metro lots for the dedication of the MLK memorial.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:20 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 08/03/2011

Bethesda bridge set to reopen Friday

The Cedar Lane bridge over Rock Creek, an important link in the road network that will have to absorb the extra traffic created by the military base consolidation at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, is scheduled to reopen Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:31 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BRAC, Construction

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011

New speed camera in I-270 work zone

Maryland is adding speed camera enforcement to another highway work zone in the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, Construction, Maryland

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 08/03/2011

VRE to host online forum at noon today

Virginia Railway Express officials to take questions online at noon Wednesday.

By Jennifer Buske  |  10:34 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia Railway Express

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Outer loop closed near Eisenhower Ave

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

By Mark Berman  |  09:05 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Blue and Orange Lines delays cleared

There are delays in both directions on the Orange and Blue Lines due to a train malfunction at the Smithsonian station. Trains are sharing the same track between the Federal Center and Federal Triangle stations.

By Mark Berman  |  08:17 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 08/03/2011

Southbound MARC Penn Line trains delayed

MARC riders should expect some delays this morning. Southbound Penn Line trains are running 12 to 15 minutes late approaching Odenton due to a power outage.

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Woodbridge VRE station to get Kiss & Ride lot

Prince William County officials appropriated the funding needed to open a Kiss and Ride lot at Virginia Railway Express’ Woodbridge station.

By Jennifer Buske  |  05:48 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 08/02/2011

VRE work to close Franconia-Springfield stairs

The Virginia Railway Express will begin work on stairs at the Franconia-Springfield station on Wednesday, causing midday closings for three days on these stairs.

By Mark Berman  |  03:01 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Meet the VRE management

There are two chances to ask questions of VRE management on Wednesday. They will be at Backlick Station in the morning, while the CEO will be participating in an online discussion at noon.

By Mark Berman  |  02:51 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011

Capital Beltway gets first speed cameras

Speed enforcement cameras are now in use along two work zones on the Capital Beltway in Maryland.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:21 PM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Traffic Safety, Maryland

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Oversharing commuters and you

Have you ever been on public transit and encountered someone who shared way, way too much in a public setting? If so, we want to hear from you.

By Mark Berman  |  10:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Inner loop reopens at Ritchie Marlboro Road

The investigation into an accident that left two dead, two injured continues to impact traffic.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Person struck by a train at Friendship Heights

Metro officials say a person has been struck by a train at Friendship Heights.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:11 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Metro weekend delays, major and otherwise

A traveler’s experience on the London Underground led to a comparison with Metro’s communication about track work and delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 08/01/2011

Building a better bus hub at Union Station

The bus deck at Union Station will be reconfigured so it can begin to serve as a major hub for intercity buses this fall.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:45 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Intercity Buses

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Chat with Dr. Gridlock today at noon

Do you have any questions about your commute? Are you planning a getaway and need professional advice on the best routes? Or are you just fed up with congestion and need a place to vent? You’re in luck: The Post’s Dr. Gridlock will be chatting with readers today at noon, answering your queries and offering his help. Head here to submit questions and head back at noon for the chat.

By Mark Berman  |  11:15 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 08/01/2011

The week ahead in traffic, transit

The 14th Street Bridge project is scheduled to wrap up work on the northbound span. Metrorail’s maintenance schedule includes a major shutdown for the weekend. Here’s what to watch for on the roads and rails during another very hot week.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:36 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Commuting, Metro

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Congestion on I-66 East, I-395 North

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

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Dr. Gridlock’s mission

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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