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Dr. Gridlock: January, 2013

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Disastrous Green Line commute strands, delays hundreds

We're following the aftermath of Wednesday's disastrous Green Line commute, which stranded hundreds and saw dozens climb out of trains and into the tunnels.

By Mark Berman  |  03:27 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Fallen trees snarl MARC service, some trains canceled

Fallen trees snarled MARC service Thursday morning, and problems are going to continue into the afternoon and evening commutes.

By Mark Berman  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013

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

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

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

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Metro warns riders to protect personal electronic devices

Metro wants riders to be careful about protecting phones, tablets and similar devices from theft on the rail system.

By Mark Berman  |  06:13 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Green Line service restored after massive delays, crowding

Green Line trains are sharing a track between the Navy Yard and Southern Avenue stations.

By Mark Berman and Clarence Williams  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Eastbound Southeast Freeway lanes closing on Thursday night

The District Department of Transportation plans to close a stretch of the eastbound Southeast Freeway on Thursday evening, and it won't reopen until mid-2014 or later.

By Mark Berman  |  04:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Heavy rain, wind could slow Wednesday P.M. commute

Heavy rain and wind heading for the Washington area could lead to a slow, difficult commute home.

By Mark Berman  |  01:37 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Crash on Baltimore-Washington Parkway causing major delays

An accident on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway has closed all southbound lanes near Route 410 in Prince George's County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:19 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:36 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Beltway jammed near Route 50 in Maryland after crash

An accident on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway early Wednesday near Route 50 closed all lanes of traffic in both directions for more than an hour. At the start of the morning rush, one lane in each direction was getting by.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  05:36 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Officials will patrol Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes Wednesday

Police officers and others will be patrolling the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes on Wednesday in an attempt to educate drivers about the ban on illegal U-turns across these lanes.

By Mark Berman  |  05:35 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, d.c. bike lanes

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

VDOT schedules more lane closings for Route 50 interchange

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

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

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

HOT lanes continue to befuddle drivers

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

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

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

TSA regularly finds loaded guns, hand grenades and more

The TSA regularly finds loaded guns, grenades, swords and other miscellaneous weaponry on people going through airport security. Including cannonballs, somehow.

By Mark Berman  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, TSA

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Metro's long-term plans for the Blue Line and Rosslyn

Metro's long-term strategic plan includes several elements that could help beleaguered Blue Line riders who will have lost trains to Rush Plus and the Silver Line.

By Mark Berman  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/28/2013

Passengers stranded on Orange Line train for two hours

Passengers stranded on Orange Line train for two hours

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/28/2013

The week ahead: Watch the weather as well as the roads

There are a few road projects that will cause congestion this week, but the main issue for travelers is likely to be very volatile weather.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Metro still selling 2013 inauguration SmarTrip cards

Metro still has about 7,000 of the commemorative SmarTrip cards celebrating the 2013 inauguration.

By Mark Berman  |  05:54 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: Snow, Metro work and more

Snow could affect travel on Friday, while Metro work will slow rider on three lines. Here's a look at what you need to know about getting around this weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, traffic, transit tips, weekend and beyond, WMATA

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Snow could snarl P.M. commute

Snow could affect the afternoon and evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, traffic, weather

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 01/25/2013

UPDATE: MARC, Amtrak service restored between D.C., Baltimore

Falling power wires have halted service on MARC's Penn Line and Amtrak.

By Mark Berman  |  09:21 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Train stopped south of BWI causes MARC delays

MARC train delayed due to stalled train.

By homepage  |  08:31 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Green, yellow lines cause delays in morning commute

Metro green and yellow lines delayed Friday morning due to a switch problem.

By homepage  |  06:05 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning commute

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Pedestrian accident shuts down lanes at key Springfield intersection

Pedestrian accident shuts down lanes at key Springfield intersection

By Clarence Williams  |  06:09 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic; accident; pedestrian accident; Springfield; Fairfax County police;

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Two United planes clip wings at Dulles

Two planes clipped wings at Dulles International Airport on Thursday afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:52 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles, Dulles Airport, united airlines

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Inner loop snarled by crash in Md.

A crash on the inner loop of the Beltway in Maryland is blocking multiple lanes and snarling traffic.

By Mark Berman  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Cracked rail leads to Red Line delays

A cracked rail, likely stemming from the cold weather, is creating Red Line delays.

By Mark Berman  |  01:43 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Metro board praises plan that calls for major upgrades

Metro's board of directors praised a new plan from the transit agency that calls for $26 billion in upgrades and improvements.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:05 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/24/2013

March for Life street closures in D.C.

The March for Life will close multiple D.C. roads on Friday.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. street closures, dc traffic

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Snow, severe cold make for icy commute

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

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

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Metro will replace some Pentagon escalators

Metro will close one of the entrances at the Pentagon Metro station so that escalators can be replaced.

By Mark Berman  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Metrobus crashes on Rockville Pike, no riders aboard

A Metrobus without any riders aboard crashed on Rockville Pike on Wednesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  01:06 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Cold weather can impact Metro service

Drops in temperature can also create problems for transit systems like Metro. Rails contract in cold and expand in heat, which can lead to cracked or broken rails.

By Mark Berman  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 01/23/2013

Delays on three Metro lines this morning

Metro riders are facing delays on three of five train lines this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:35 AM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Metro planning weekend work on Red, Orange, Green lines

Though Metro cancelled the big project planned for this weekend, lesser disruptions are scheduled to occur on the Red, Orange and Green lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:55 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Transit tax benefits increase in 2013

Commuters who take advantage of federal transit benefits are going to gain even more than previously thought, according to the IRS.

By Mark Berman  |  01:50 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, transit benefits

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Metro reports dip in ridership from 2009 inauguration

Metro reports that rail ridership for the 2013 inauguration declined from the 2009 event.

By Mark Berman  |  11:46 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro, WMATA

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

Brush fires along I-66 causing delays

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

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

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

I-270 South reopens at Shady Grove

The main southbound lanes are closed at the Shady Grove exit due to an accident this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:06 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 01/21/2013

Most Metro problems resolved by mid-afternoon

A disabled train between Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn was causing major problems on Metro

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:23 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 01/21/2013

As Mall empties, some Metro stations fill up

Metro riders are trying to avoid the Federal Center Station; L'Enfant Plaza is filling up

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:59 PM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Ticket info blamed for some Metro crowding

Federal Center SW was especially crowded

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/21/2013

Parking still available at Metro stations, unlike last time

Parking still available at Metro stations, unlike last time

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:48 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Inauguration Day travel: the essentials

Here's a summary of the things travelers must know for reaching Inauguration Day events, followed by links to more travel resources.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:23 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, inauguration

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/20/2013

Metro almost out of commemorative SmarTrip cards

Metro nearly out of commemorative SmarTrip card

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, smartrip card, WMATA

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 01/19/2013

Metro inspector general finds troubles with IT contract

IG for Metro says agency has spent millions of dollars in troubled contracts and IT work

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:34 PM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 01/19/2013

Travel tips for out of towners attending inauguration events

This is advice for visitors unfamiliar with the transportation system in the nation's capital who plan to watch President Obama's swearing-in ceremony from the Mall or attend the parade up Pennsylvania Avenue.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:06 AM ET, 01/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Inauguration, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Metro, President Obama, WMATA

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Metro Transit Police get inauguration help

The Metro Transit Police Department is expecting help from about 150 officers sent by more than a dozen agencies across the country.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Metro to cancel major weekend work in late January

Metro plans to reschedule work to improve cellphone service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 01/18/2013

Former Metro inauguration czar shares experiences of 2009

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:42 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/18/2013

The weekend and beyond: Few major travel issues, till Monday

Plenty of traffic and transit issues could affect travel during the holiday weekend, but there's no Metro track work scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Watch for a potentially wet evening commute

While very little snow is expected in the region, rain and sleet could lead to a wet, complicated commute home.

By Mark Berman  |  04:17 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, traffic

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013

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

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

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

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Inauguration will put Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes on display for the world

President Obama's inauguration will shine a spotlight on the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes, much to the delight of D.C. officials

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:46 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike lanes, inauguration

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 01/17/2013

Metro awards $151 million escalator deal

Metro awards a $151 million contract to fix and replace escalators

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:09 AM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Video: LaHood says MWAA on the right track

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood praised MWAA officials for efforts to restore public confidence.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:31 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mwaa, ray lahood

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Inauguration Day transit, transportation changes

The presidential inauguration and the federal Martin Luther King Jr. holiday both fall on Monday, which will make getting around the region tricky. Here's a guide to transportation changes for that day.

By Mark Berman  |  04:03 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Seeking the best smartphone transit apps for Washington

Commuters often rely on smartphone apps to get around. What transit apps do you use and recommend?

By Mark Berman  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, transit apps

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Walking that last mile (or so) on Inauguration Day

On the last part of the journey to the swearing-in or parade, your feet will be the primary mode of transportation.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:41 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Morning delays on Red Line cause of frustration for many riders

Delays are to be expected until approximately 8 a.m.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:51 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, transit tips

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Details on biking to inauguration

By Mark Berman  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, capital bikeshare, inauguration

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Amtrak adds Acela trains between New York and D.C. for inauguration

Amtrak will be adding two Acela trains between New York and Washington for the inauguration on Monday

By Mark Berman  |  04:25 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak, inauguration

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Metro train derailed at New Carrollton over the weekend

An Orange Line train traveling in the New Carrollton area derailed early Saturday morning at New Carrollton. No riders were on the train, but an investigation is ongoing.

By Mark Berman  |  04:08 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 01/15/2013

Metro posts video with inauguration travel tips

Metro has posted a video with travel tips for getting around the transit system on inauguration day.

By Mark Berman  |  03:48 PM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Metro planning bus service changes for Inauguration Day

The Metrobus plan for Monday will affect service on about 50 routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Doors open on wrong side of Metro train

The doors on a rail car opened on the wrong side of a train stopped at L'Enfant Plaza last week

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Uber adds cab-hailing feature in D.C.

Uber, the car-summoning service, has added a feature that lets users request a D.C. taxicab through its app.

By Mark Berman  |  05:34 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. taxis, taxicabs, uber

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 01/14/2013

Inauguration Day rider guides available at Metro stations

Metro has a new brochure available at rail stations with a lot of helpful advice for travel next Monday.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:13 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Metro

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The week ahead: bus route changes, road work delays

The week leading up to Inauguration Day and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday begins with many changes in local bus services

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Express Connector bus service begins in Fairfax County

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

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

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 01/14/2013

2 lanes of Beltway blocked before Connecticut Avenue

Two lanes of the outer loop remain closed due to an accident early Monday morning. ry

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/11/2013

No pants, no problem: No Pants Subway Ride returns Sunday

If you are firmly pro-pants, you should avoid the Metro on Sunday. The No Pants Subway Ride is back for another afternoon of pants-free travel on public transit.

By Mark Berman  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

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

More detours, construction for Route 50 interchange near Clarendon

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

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

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Keeping an eye on the L Street bike lanes

A new Tumblr documents vehicles that are parking in the L Street bike lanes.

By Mark Berman  |  04:16 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Amtrak upgrading to 4G in 2013

Amtrak is upgrading its WiFi to 4G on some trains this year, beginning with Acela trains operating between Washington and Boston.

By Mark Berman  |  04:06 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  4G, acela, Amtrak, amtrak 4G, amtrak acela, amtrak wi-fi, amtrak wifi

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/11/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro track work, and a parade route test

The weekend and beyond: Metro track work, and a parade route test

By Robert Thomson  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, transit tips

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

Beltway express lanes: First report on usage

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

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

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Practice inauguration parade will close downtown D.C. streets Sunday

A practice inauguration parade will shut several streets in downtown Washington on Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  04:48 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. street closures, D.C. streets, D.C. traffic, inauguration, inauguration parade, inauguration parade practice

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Weekend work will disrupt Red, Blue, Green lines

Metro's weekend maintenance program will slow service on three lines from 10 p.m. Friday through the midnight closing on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:35 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Capital Bikeshare trips visualized and mapped

A new visualization tool lets you see which Capital Bikeshare stations are the most popular, showcasing how many trips are taken between any given station.

By Mark Berman  |  06:27 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, bikeshare data, bikeshare map, bikeshare trips, capital bikeshare

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 01/09/2013

Spate of headaches for troubled Dreamliner

Three problems in as many days, including a fire on an empty plane in Boston, have revived concerns about Boeing's Dreamliner jet.

By Mark Berman  |  06:05 PM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  787, Air Travel, Airports, boeing, dreamliner, dulles, Dulles Airport, reagan, reagan airport

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

Key Bridge has reopened

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

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

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

Finding your way through the inauguration traffic

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

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

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

What change would make big difference in your 2013 commuting?

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

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

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Police: Please stop throwing rocks at buses

Police are distributing a flier reminding people not to throw rocks at Metrobuses or cars.

By Mark Berman  |  05:43 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Police, Metro, Metrobus, police, transit police

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Inauguration street closures in and around D.C.

The U.S. Secret Service has announced a multitude of street closures in and around Washington D.C. for the upcoming presidential inauguration.

By Mark Berman  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, inauguration 2013 road closures, inauguration street closures, road closures inauguration

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Orange Line resumes full service

Orange Line service is suspended between East Falls Church and Virginia Square stations after a woman was struck by a train at Ballston.

By Mark Berman  |  01:15 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro orange line, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Amtrak adds another pair of Acela routes

Amtrak plans to add another trip in each direction between New York and Washington later this month.

By Mark Berman  |  11:26 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  acela, acela trips, Amtrak, amtrak acela

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/07/2013

The week ahead: Back to normal congestion on roads and rails

Some commuters experienced a bit of January shock this morning, as many people got back on the roads and rails after the December holiday lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 01/07/2013

More crimes on Metro system

More crimes reported on Metro system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:23 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wmata, metro, metro crime

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Sunday's football playoff will add traffic in Landover area

To the delight of Redskins fans, there's going to be some extra traffic in Landover on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Redskins

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/04/2013

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

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

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

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some delays as holiday season wraps up

Traffic volume remained light through the week, but on Sunday, highway drivers may encounter some congested spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Major development expected to come to New Carrollton Metro stop

Two developers are expected to build a mixed use area at New Carrollton stop

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Metro police looking for four men involved in New Year's Day assault

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Even more reasons to feel blue about Metro cutbacks

Commuters wonder why one line's riders should pay the same as people who are getting prompter service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:32 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Rush Plus, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 06:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Delays on Wisconsin Avenue due to water main break

Lane closures in Chevy Chase are expected to last through the morning rush.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:57 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Metro's service plans for Inauguration Day

With Inauguration Dayless than three weeks away, here's a rundown of Metro's plans for the event.

By Mark Berman  |  03:58 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inauguration, Metro, metroaccess, Metrobus, Metrorail

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Two new MWAA board members confirmed

Two new MWAA board members confirmed

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 01/02/2013

Metro greets new year with resumption of weekend track work

After a holiday break, Metrorail's extensive maintenance program is scheduled to resume this weekend on the Red and Orange lines

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Money or power: What would it take to improve your commute?

Some projects that could affect many commutes would require more power than money.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit, Virginia Department of Transportation

 

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