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Dr. Gridlock: June, 2012

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

Accident blocking outer loop lanes at N.H. Ave.

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, 06/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/28/2012

Metro board meeting on Thursday

Metro’s Board of Directors is meeting on Thursday. We’ll be live-tweeting the meeting, and you can follow our tweets here.

By Mark Berman  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 06/28/2012

U.S. 1 blocked in Riverdale Park by 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  |  06:04 AM ET, 06/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Major delays on Red Line

A switch problem at Grosvenor is creating delays of up to 20 minutes in both directions, Metro reported on its Twitter account.

By Robert Samuels  |  06:34 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Maryland ends Beltway bridge detour

The ramp that takes New Hampshire Avenue traffic over the Capital Beltway and onto the outer loop has reopened ahead of schedule.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Changes coming to Fairfax Connector, Arlington Transit

Multiple Fairfax Connector buses will have schedule changes beginning on Saturday, while two Arlington Transit routes will change on Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buses

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Metro fare changes affect paper, passes

Dr. Gridlock addresses some recent questions about the Metro Farecard surcharge and new prices and styles on Metrorail passes.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 06/27/2012

Monitoring 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  |  06:12 AM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/26/2012

D.C. wants input on privatized streetcar system

DDOT announced on Tuesday that it was seeking input from the private sector on potentially privatizing the D.C. streetcar system.

By Mark Berman and Tim Craig  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District, streetcars

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Metro Rush Plus: Riders wonder if some lines now have too many trains

Many commuters aren't what to make of their limited experience with Metro’s new rush hour service, but some suspect the extra trains may add to crowding.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:53 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Inbound N.Y. Ave. reopens at Brentwood Parkway

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  |  08:41 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway lane closings in Virginia this week

The 495 Express Lanes project is closing the outer loop at Springfield overnights. Meanwhile, the Wilson Bridge project has moved the outer loop’s THRU/LOCAL lane split.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation 495 Express Lanes, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway work zones, lane closings, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic and transit

Two construction areas on the Capital Beltway are slowing traffic this week. Metro’s big weekend disruption will be on the Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Prepare for potential MARC crowding

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  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Wilson Bridge project to restrict traffic on Beltway

The outer loop’s THRU lanes are closed this weekend. Only one LOCAL lane is open. On Monday, drivers will find the THRU/LOCAL split has moved farther west.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Wilson Bridge project, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Public meeting to discuss improving 17th and 19th streets

The District Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to discuss improving stretches of 17th and 19th streets.

By Mark Berman  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Heat could lead to more MARC, VRE delays

The sweltering heat that continues to broil the region will be joined by thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, which could lead to some delays.

By Mark Berman  |  01:38 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, MARC

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Ceremony near site of Red Line crash will detour drivers, curb parking

We’re monitoring the morning commute, keeping an eye on the roads and rails throughout the Washington region.

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Metrorail delays, Beltway work, traffic shifts: The weekend and beyond

The first weekend of summer will be a busy one, with outdoor activities and road and transit work.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Silver Line, Dulles Airport, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge project

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Southbound Connecticut Avenue reopens at Weller Road

An accident on Connecticut Avenue at Weller Road is blocking all southbound lanes. We’re monitoring the morning commute, keeping an eye on the roads and rails throughout the Washington region.

By Mark Berman  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Gas leak on Rockville Pike snarls traffic near Walter Reed

Rupture snarls traffic near Walter Reed, at site where utility work is being done ahead of planned road improvements

By Michael Laris  |  04:07 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/20/2012

More road work on South Dakota Ave. NE

The District Department of Transportation will begin paving a stretch of South Dakota Avenue NE on Thursday, which will impact traffic in both directions.

By Mark Berman  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Red Line single-tracking cleared

The Red Line experienced heavy delays during the morning commute due to a third rail problem in the tunnel between Woodley Park and Dupont Circle. Red Line trains were single-tracking between Van Ness and Dupont Circle until the early afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012

Scorching heat could lead to VRE, MARC delays

Blistering heat could lead to VRE and MARC delays as trains operate under speed restrictions.

By Mark Berman  |  12:24 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE, MARC

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Another friction ring falls from a Metro railcar

Metro is looking into yet another case of a “friction ring” falling from a train after two rings fell from cars in December and January.

By Mark Berman  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Riding Metro in hot weather: Tips for keeping cooler

Dr. Gridlock offers tips on transit riding during this D.C. heat wave.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Weather | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Heat wave

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Virginia Railway Express appoints interim chief

VRE director Richard Dalton to replace retiring CEO Dale Zehner on an interim basis.

By Jeremy Borden  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/19/2012

Bay Bridge to close for crane move

Four giant cranes built in China will move beneath two Maryland bridges Wednesday afternoon.

By Robert Thomson and Mark Berman  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Bay Bridge | Tags:  DC transportation, Bay Bridge

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 06/19/2012

If Metro’s Rush Plus works, how will we know, and when will we know?

Metro is adding trains to the Orange and Yellow lines and subtracting from the Blue, just like it said, but what does this mean to individual riders, and when is it fair to judge the program?

By Robert Thomson  |  11:26 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday A.M. commute: Rush Plus continues

We’re keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning. After receiving mixed reviews on Monday, Rush Plus continues today.

By Mark Berman  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Rush Plus or Rush Minus? Metro riders dispute the results of new service

Some Metrorail riders think it’s a no-win. Others are more hopeful, and willing to experiment with routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:14 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Navy Yard Metro station closing early on Saturday

Metro will close the Navy Yard station early Saturday night for a security drill. Green Line service won’t be affected, and free shuttle buses will run between the Navy Yard and Waterfront stations.

By Mark Berman  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Grading D.C. agencies

The District launched an online forum for residents that will allow people to rate the District’s DMV, Department of Transportation and other agencies.

By Mark Berman  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/18/2012

Rush Plus: Assessing the first morning of new Metro service

Riders will eventually figure out their best routes under Metro’s new rush hour service, but they could use more help.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Eastbound Little River Turnpike lanes blocked in Annandale

Downed wires have blocked all eastbound lanes on the Little River Turnpike at John Marr Drive in Annandale

By Mark Berman  |  06:41 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Metro’s Rush Plus service begins

Metro rolls out Rush Plus on Monday morning. This will seriously impact commuters on the Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. We’re monitoring the commute and bringing you the latest from around the Metro system.

By Mark Berman  |  06:06 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Sailabration, Nationals baseball, Metro delays and detours: the weekend and beyond

Tall ships visit Baltimore, the Yankees visit Nationals Park, Metro work affects four lines, and the Capital Beltway is filled with work zones.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Sailabration, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park, Capital Beltway, Weekend guide

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Outer loop lanes reopen 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  |  06:04 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Get help riding Metro’s Rush Plus with Post’s new mobile guide

The Post introduces a new on-the-go guide to Rush Plus available on mobile devices.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Commuting | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/14/2012

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  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Stretch of New York Avenue NE closing overnight

Work has been rescheduled for Monday night.

By Mark Berman  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Fifty Shades of Red: Readers respond

We asked readers to send us some of the most embarrassing things they’ve read (or seen other people reading) on the Metro. Here are some of the responses.

By Mark Berman  |  01:41 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 06/13/2012

New York Ave. Metro station becomes NoMa stop

Metro will officially rename the New York Ave-Florida Ave-Gallaudet U Mero station today, transforming the stop into the “NoMa-Gallaudet U” station.

By Mark Berman  |  09:28 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 06:08 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Traffic signals down south of Mall, expect delays

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, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:35 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Baltimore traffic warning: Tall ships likely to bring big traffic congestion starting Wednesday

Baltimore’s Sailabration for the War of 1812 bicentennial could draw a million people over the next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:35 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority, Baltimore, Sailabration, War of 1812

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 06/12/2012

New interchange near Maryland Live! Casino should ease congestion

An interchange with an unusual design targets the traffic congestion generated by the casino’s opening last week.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:11 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Congestion, Construction, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Fifty Shades of Red: Embarrassing reading experiences on the Metro

The book “Fifty Shades of Grey” is a bestselling phenomenon. That means lots of people are reading it on the train or the bus, which got us thinking: What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve read (or seen someone reading) during your commute?

By Mark Berman  |  01:39 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Montgomery County extends credit card-enabled parking meter pilot program

Montgomery County began testing 41 solar-powered parking meters in Bethesda earlier this year. The test program has been extended through July 1.

By Mark Berman  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Parking

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/12/2012

Monitoring the wet, cloudy 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, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 06/11/2012

Metro trying to smooth transit from paper fare cards to SmarTrip

Metro is about to impose a bigger penalty on riders who use paper fare cards, so it also is announcing some incentives to switch to the SmarTrip cards.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:10 PM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, SmarTrip

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Drivers protest VDOT plan to impose E-ZPass fees

Drivers with Virginia E-ZPasses object to the state’s plan to charge a $1 per month fee to maintain their accounts. VDOT’s deadline for public comment is Tuesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving | Tags:  Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway, E-ZPass

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beltway lane closings, Rush Plus preparations: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Beltway drivers are enduring a paving project near the Wilson Bridge, while Metro riders are puzzling over the plans for the new Rush Plus service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 06/09/2012

Woodrow Wilson Bridge crash kills two

The three-vehicle incident occurred around 3 a.m. in the Outer Loop’s local lanes.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:43 AM ET, 06/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Man hit by train in August making recovery

A Metro train hit Victor Robinson when he fell onto the tracks. He’s making a good comeback, he says.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, subway

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Getting around D.C.: Non-Metro Options

Interns, the Metro isn’t the only way to get around. Here are some other options, including bike-sharing, car-sharing and buses.

By Mark Berman  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Pregnant and hunting for a seat on Metro

A very pregnant postmetrogirl shares her experiences riding Metro and whether fellow riders give up their seats.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:40 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 06/08/2012

Roadwork coming to U Street NW

Construction work will limit parking and could create headaches for travelers in the area around the U Street Metro station.

By Mark Berman  |  12:56 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The District

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 06/08/2012

GW Parkway/Mount Vernon Trail crossing to get safety upgrades

The National Park Service plans to make safety improvements at the dangerous places on the George Washington Parkway near Memorial Circle.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:52 PM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Transportation, George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon Trail, Biking

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

Telegraph Rd. closed south of Beltway by water main break

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, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:21 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Additional Metro tips for interns

We wrote about many Metro tips for interns in a story in Friday’s paper, but here are several we couldn’t fit into the story.

By Mark Berman  |  07:21 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Cellphone laws don’t persuade all drivers to put gadgets down

A Virginia driver says California can show us the way to limit cellphone use, but studies suggest not all get the message even when hand-held devices are banned.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Distracted driving

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Capital Pride, Capital Beltway, Metro capital projects: The weekend and beyond

The Capital Pride festival will draw thousands to D.C. this weekend, while others head for beaches and concerts. But watch out for Metro delays, road projects and speed cameras.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Capital Pride, Rush Plus, Capital Beltway

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday A.M. traffic

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, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Metro could get more federal funding for safety and system improvement

Metro could get more funding from the feds to use for safety measures and fixing up the aging system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:52 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 06/06/2012

Potential ART route changes to be discussed at community meeting

Arlington Transit wants to hear from riders of ART route 53 about service or route changes the public would like to see.

By Mark Berman  |  01:45 PM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buses

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Seeking Metro tips for interns

June marks the start of intern season in D.C. Tell us what they should (and shouldn’t) do when riding Metro.

By Mark Berman  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

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

VRE chief to chat with riders at noon

Dale Zehner, the chief executive officer of Virginia Railway Express, will chat with riders during an online discussion scheduled for Wednesday at noon.

By Mark Berman  |  11:05 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  VRE

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Keeping tabs on the Wednesday A.M. traffic

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  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Airports authority expected to take key vote on Silver Line

Virginia officials and Loudoun supervisors have been concerned about a labor agreement planned as part of construction of the second phase of the Silver Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:30 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  silver line, metro silver line

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Metro riders still trying to figure out impact of Rush Plus service changes

Metro is putting out plenty of publicity about the June 18 service changes, but many riders either aren’t sure what it means for them, or just don’t like it.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Commuting | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Rush Plus

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 06/05/2012

I-395 North jammed at 14th Street Bridge

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  |  06:01 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Speed cameras, Beltway slowdowns, Gay Pride parade: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The travel weather for the D.C. region looks pretty good the week of June 4-10, but drivers and transit users should be alert for some changes affecting their rides.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Rush Plus

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Delays on I-95 North at Fairfax County Parkway

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, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 06/01/2012

D.C. closing streets for weekend events

Four events in the District over the weekend will require street closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:48 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, District | Tags:  DC transportation, Race for the Cure, Taste of Georgetown, Post Hunt, Ford's Theatre

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 06/01/2012

Water main break at Connecticut Ave. and N St. still blocking lanes, expect delays

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  |  08:38 AM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 07:13 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Fatal fall snarls traffic near the White House

Man plunged from building at 16th and I streets NW

By Clarence Williams  |  07:13 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 05/31/2012

Metro employee stepped in front of train and was struck

A longtime Metro mechanic was struck this week by a train at the Shady Grove rail yard. He’s in critical condition.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:11 PM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro, transportation

 

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