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Dr. Gridlock: May, 2012

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Beltway congestion, Metro delays, downtown D.C. race: the weekend and beyond for traffic, transit

Travelers should encounter good weather this weekend, but need to note several major delays ahead on the roads and rails in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Bay Bridge, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Washington Nationals, Metro, WMATA, Race for the Cure

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Water main break at Connecticut Ave. and N St. blocking lanes, expect major delays around Dupont

A water main break has shut down southbound Connecticut Avenue between R and N streets. 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  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 05/30/2012

Monitoring a slightly cooler Wednesday A.M. commute

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  |  06:08 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 05/29/2012

Metro worker struck by train

Worker was trapped by train

By Dan Morse and Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:40 PM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Beltway drivers to encounter major delays on inner loop in Virginia this weekend

The weekend paving will put THRU lanes in their final configuration west of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, transportation, highways, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 06:19 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Chuck Brown viewing could cause traffic issues in Shaw/U Street

The viewing, at the Howard Theatre, has closed streets and rerouted Metrobuses. 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  |  06:19 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 AM ET, 05/25/2012

Memorial Day weekend getaway traffic

Going away for Memorial Day? We’re keeping tabs on the holiday getaway conditions, letting you know about any issues or delays that could slow your trip.

By Mark Berman  |  02:40 AM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Metro riders council delivers message to board on better communications

The Metro Riders’ Advisory Council tells the Metro board that the transit authority needs to work on its communication skills.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:03 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Transit

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day transit and transportation changes

A roundup of information that will help you in your travels this holiday weekend and through Memorial Day.

By Mark Berman  |  01:40 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day and beyond: Thunder in skies, Rolling Thunder on D.C. roads

Dr. Gridlock offers advice to those leaving the D.C. region for the Memorial Day weekend, or staying close to home for holiday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Getaways, Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Summer getaways

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Metro board to approve $2.5 billion budget

Transit agency makes up budget shortfall with hikes to riders in fares and increased subsidies from area jurisdictions.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc subway, dc metro, dr. gridlock

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Monitoring the Thursday A.M. commute: MARC issues, accident on U.S. 50 in MD

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  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Man accused of sexual assault on Metro and on Boston subway

Boston and Metro Transit police say the man arraigned in Boston this week is also a suspect in a 2002 incident on a Metro train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:33 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012

Keeping tabs on the Wednesday A.M. commute

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  |  08:30 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 07:39 PM ET, 05/22/2012

VRE asks to reopen Broad Run station road for afternoon commuters

Piper Lane had been closed because of flooding earlier Tuesday.

By Jeremy Borden  |  07:39 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Metro riders: Are trains really your best option during weekend disruptions?

Metrorail delays — scheduled and unscheduled — make weekend transit unreliable. So why do so many still ride?

By Robert Thomson  |  12:34 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 05/22/2012

I-95 North snarled from Dale City to Beltway

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  |  09:15 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 05/22/2012

20-mile backup on I-95 North; two accidents jam traffic on I-95 South

Also, two wrecks are blocking parts of I-95 South and an overturned vehicle is impacting traffic in Northwest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:08 AM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/21/2012

11th Street Bridge: D.C. plans major changes in traffic patterns near Anacostia River

Big changes at the 11th Street Bridge will affect thousands of commutes.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Commuting, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Anacostia River

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 05/21/2012

Summer getaways: From D.C. area to New England

A traveler from Montgomery County is looking for advice on reaching Cape Cod this summer.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:25 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Getaways | Tags:  DC transportation, Summer getaway, Memorial Day

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/21/2012

3rd Street Tunnel lanes to reopen after bus explosion

There was a minor explosion in an unoccupied school bus being transported by a tow truck. No injuries have been reported.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard and .  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Memorial Day getaways, 11th St. Bridge opening, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Here are some travel tips for your Memorial Day getaway or on your regular commute this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Construction, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Metro hires law firm to look at Florida Ave. land deal

Metro said Friday it has hired the law firm of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft to look into a real estate deal on Florida Avenue NW.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:38 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Turn signals: Some electronic, some human

Signaling intentions isn’t that hard, but many drivers fail to do it. Knowing this, some travelers look for other tips to anticipate behavior on the road.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:38 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Shooting at Rockville Metro station

Metrorail service not impacted. Suspect in custody

By Dana Hedgpeth, Victor Zapana and Dan Morse  |  03:20 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 05/18/2012

It’s Bike To Work Day! Use caution and share your experiences

It’s Bike to Work Day, so thousands hit the road riding a bicycle to work. These same people have to get home at the end of the day. Use extra caution no matter how you’re going to commute.

By Mark Berman  |  02:35 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 05/18/2012

Metro says electrical short part of problem in doors opening unexpectedly on trains

Metro train doors unexpectedly opened twice Tuesday while a train was moving. Agency says it is trying to figure out exactly why but believes eletrical short part of problem.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:36 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Andrews air show, Nationals vs. Orioles, soccer, new 11th St. Bridge route: the weekend and beyond

It’s a busy weekend for events and travel delays in the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Highways, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Andrews air show, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, DC United

Posted at 06:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Be careful on Friday’s Bike to Work day

Friday is Bike to-Work Day, an annual event encouraging commuters to ditch their cars and ride a bicycle to work.

By Mark Berman  |  06:48 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Biking

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles shifting top staff

Metro general manager makes changes to senior leadership.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Nats fan offers ballpark travel tips by Circulator, Metro

Metro’s Green Line to Nationals Park is never a problem, baseball fan says, but return is something else

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events, District, Driving, Highways, Traffic Safety, Transit | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Monitoring the Thursday A.M. commute

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  |  08:39 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Concerns after inspector general report on Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Many outside observers concerned about inspector general report on Airports Authority and lack of adequate policies and procedures.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:08 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 05/16/2012

Keeping tabs on the Wednesday A.M. commute

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  |  06:06 AM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Memorial Day weekend to open summer getaway season for D.C. area travelers

A traveler from Montgomery County already is looking for advice on how to return home after a trip to Williamsburg over Memorial Day weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Getaways | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Summer getaway

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Red Line doors open in moving train

Metro’s chief spokesman said there were no reported injuries.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:30 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 05/15/2012

D.C. speed camera locations expanding by 25

The D.C. police department is adding more than 25 locations for speed camera enforcement.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:54 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety, District, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, DC police, Speed cameras

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 05/15/2012

Red Line delays remain, single-tracking cleared

There are lingering delays on the Red Line due to earlier single-tracking between Grosvenor and Medical Center. The single-tracking has been cleared, but delays remain.

By Mark Berman  |  06:03 AM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 05/14/2012

BWI flights delayed after pepper spray release

Officials do not believe the chemical was used intentionally.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:31 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BWI, airport, transportation

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Metro delays, road work, bikers’ day and an air show: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The rainy weather early this week may slow some road work, but plenty of activity is scheduled on highways and Metro.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Driving, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012

Wet Monday A.M. commute: Use caution out there

It’s wet and rainy across the Washington region, so use caution when you head out. 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  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/11/2012

Metro SmarTrip card finds new, unauthorized user

A thief treats a Metro rider’s electronic Farecard like found money.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Metro delays, Anacostia detours, Annapolis triathlon: the weekend and beyond for D.C. area traffic, transit

The weekend weather will be fine for travel in the D.C. region, but your trips may be slowed by Metro repairs, road work and street closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Driving, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Traffic lights restored at Penn. and Southern avenues SE

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  |  06:08 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/10/2012

Third rail caused Thursday delays on Red Line

Metro said a problem on the third rail caused morning commute delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012

D.C. area congestion relief won’t come from big transportation projects

A new Post poll of Virginians suggests to Dr. Gridlock that wish lists of transportation projects won’t get beyond the dream stage.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics, Virginia, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, Post poll

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Metro board to discuss $2.5 billion budget

Metro’s board is expected to talk about its $2.5 billion budget and look at why brake parts fell off or cracked on rail cars.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA, Metro

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Heavy Red Line delays due to single-tracking

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  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Bethesda to get more bike rack parking

100 bike parking spaces will soon be coming to downtown Bethesda, increasing bicycle rack storage in the area to 300 spaces.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:00 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/09/2012

D.C. closing freeway ramp near 11th Street Bridge

The District Department of Transportation is shutting a ramp for Eighth Street SE in preparation for a new route on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Highways, District | Tags:  DC transportation, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Silver Line pro-union labor incentives must go, Virginia transportation secretary says

Virginia Transportation Secretary says pro-union labor incentives must go on new Metro Silver Line for state to put in $150 million.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:25 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Prince George’s commuters: Paving work begins on county roads

The Maryland State Highway Administration announced a slate of spring and summer projects in Prince George’s County.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Construction, Prince George's County, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Beltway drivers ask whether 495 Express Lanes will suit them

The express lanes, also known as HOT lanes, are scheduled to be done at the end of 2012, and drivers are studying their usefulness.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:38 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Driving, Northern Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Virginia Transportation Secretary speaks out on Silver Line

Virginia has not put in its $150 million share to help pay for the new Metro rail line to Dulles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:13 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Orange Line delays continue

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  |  06:05 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Southbound I-95: Drivers warn of heavy traffic, offer tips to avoid the worst of it

Interstate 95 south of D.C. is bad, whether on weekdays in the spring or summer weekends, drivers advise.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:49 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Highways, Getaways | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Getaways

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012

Metro’s Rush Plus plan worries D.C. area commuters

Metrorail riders on the Blue, Orange, Yellow and Green lines wonder how to avoid getting delayed or lost when Rush Plus begins June 18.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:14 PM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Keeping tabs on the Tuesday A.M. commute

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  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Transportation Department seeking input from veterans

Transportation Department is holding an online discussion to get feedback from veterans.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Metro finance committee to consider budget

Metro’s finance committee will consider fiscal 2013 budget after board has already approved fare hikes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Metro delays, Beltway progress, lane closings: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The weekly outlook for the D.C. area includes a big improvement for Beltway drivers at Interstate 66, but Metro maintenance and road work will delay other travelers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Driving, Biking, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 05/07/2012

Elevators and escalators out at Van Ness station due to power outage, station remains open

By Mark Berman  |  06:09 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/05/2012

Race for Hope to close D.C. streets Sunday

Race for Hope participants should check the Metro repair work schedule for disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Race for Hope, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:33 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Metro Red Line delayed by third rail problem

Metro trains were delayed by a third rail problem at Medical Center; service limited to single track

By Martin Weil  |  06:33 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Eastbound Dulles Access Highway closing late nights next week

Drivers heading east from the airport will be diverted from the free access road into the toll-paying lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Airports | Tags:  Dulles International Airport, Silver Line

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Beltway/I-66 interchange bottleneck to open up this weekend in Express Lanes work zone

Commuters on the Beltway’s inner loop in Virginia should see a significant improvement by next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Nationals, Capitals, Cinco de Mayo and Metro: the weekend and beyond

This is a big sports weekend in D.C. Unfortunately, it’s also a big weekend for Metro repair projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Bay Bridge, Driving, Biking | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Capitals

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 05/04/2012

New speed cameras, locations added to Montgomery County’s SafeSpeed program

As part of a novel “corridor approach” to keeping entire roadways safe, the county is adding 10 portable cameras and 18 new locations.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:55 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County, Law enforcement, traffic

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Outer loop slow at Kenilworth Avenue after earlier accident

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  |  08:46 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Metro says juveniles released pepper spray

Metro said juveniles sprayed pepper spray in a Blue Line train causing many passengers to cough and be frustrated.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/03/2012

Woman struck by Metro train at U Street station; expect delays

Metro says a woman intentionally placed herself in front of a train at the U Street station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Capitals, Nationals this weekend: How to deal with Metrorail disruptions

Metrorail service disruptions will create challenges for hockey and baseball fans, but there are options.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Washington Nationals, Washington Capitals

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Metro spent $29,500 to stay open an hour later for overtime Caps game

Metro added more trains and stayed open an hour later to help deal with crowds following late-night Caps game.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:55 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday A.M. commute

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  |  05:56 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 12:25 AM ET, 05/03/2012

Metro extends closing times for Caps’ OT thriller

Triple overtime means trains will run about an hour later

By Clarence Williams  |  12:25 AM ET, 05/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/02/2012

Transit rider advocates ask Metro to delay weekend track work because of Nationals, Capitals games

“No transportation agency in this area would inconvenience drivers in a similar way for non-emergency maintenance,” says the Action Committee for Transit.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:00 PM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Capitals, Nationals

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/02/2012

U.S. transportation secretary tries to save Virginia’s Silver Line

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tries to bring parties together on second part of Tysons-to-Dulles Silver Line to move the deal forward.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Accident blocking some outbound N.Y. Ave. lanes

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  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012

New interchange underway on BW Parkway near Arundel Mills casino

Drivers in Anne Arundel County may get disoriented the first time they use redesigned interchange.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Drivers worry Beltway HOT lanes will increase congestion near Potomac River

Planners of the 495 Express Lanes don’t expect that they’ll add to Beltway traffic, just shift it around.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Virginia, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Occupy march could slow P.M. commute

An Occupy D.C. march from Meridian Hill Park to the White House could impact the evening rush hour. Protesters plan to march down 14th Street at 6:30 p.m.

By Mark Berman  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Cost of flying from Washington up 10 percent

Ticket prices for passengers flying from Washington’s three major airports increased by more than 10 percent in the fourth quarter of last year.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 04/30/2012

Rep. Frank Wolf wants an inspector general for Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Va.) is calling for an inspector general for the Airports Authority.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:04 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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