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Dr. Gridlock: February, 2013

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Metro board approves Greenbelt land deal involving FBI

Metro has a site in Greenbelt that FBI may consider in move

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:37 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fbi, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Street sweeping returns to D.C.

Residential street sweeping is returning to D.C., and with it comes the related parking restrictions.

By Mark Berman  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, The District

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/28/2013

Metro work to close four stations and impact four lines this weekend

Metro plans to close three stops on the Red Line as well as the National Airport station this weekend, with shuttle buses replacing trains.

By Mark Berman  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 02/27/2013

Aviation officials, employees bracing for sequester

The sequester begins on Friday, and aviation officials and industry workers warned about the potential for major delays and other travel headaches.

By Mark Berman  |  05:27 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, sequester

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, Md., jammed due to downed tree

The two right lanes of southbound Connecticut Avenue just before the East-West Highway are blocked.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:51 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 02/26/2013

The sequester and transportation

With transportation a flashpoint in the sequestration debate, here's what some of the impacts could be on your travels.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:41 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local sequestration, sequestration

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Federal authorities suspend bus line between New York and Boston

Federal authorities suspended an intercity bus line running between New York and Boston, halting service until investigators can give each bus a safety inspection.

By Mark Berman  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus service, intercity buses

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Republicans want more data on FAA cuts

Republican leaders are demanding more information from Secretary Ray LaHood on FAA cuts.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local sequester, sequester

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Virginia to begin work on new I-66 traffic management system

Virginia will begin installing a "smart" traffic management system on I-66 this spring, though it won't be open until 2015.

By Mark Berman  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 02/26/2013

No planes, but lots of federal money

The looming sequester could snarl air travel nationwide. But the cuts won't touch a small airport in Oklahoma.

By Mark Berman  |  12:08 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, sequester

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Orange Line work finished after morning delays

Orange Line delays expected until mid-day Tuesday because of problems with testing on new Silver Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:41 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, orange line, WMATA

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Delays after car veers off roadway in Gaithersburg

Drivers in Montgomery County are urged to avoid southbound I-270 in Gaithersburg following a crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Beltway's inner loop in Prince George's County open following crash

The lanes remain closed before Route 450 in the New Carrolton area after a tractor-trailer overturned on the Beltway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:04 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Va. congressional leaders warn of flight delays, long lines

Va. congressional leaders warn of flight delays, long lines

By Lori Aratani  |  05:03 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local sequestration, reagan national airport, sequestration

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, lane closings in D.C. region

Not a bad week for travelers in the D.C. area, with limited work schedules on the roads and rails

By Robert Thomson  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Overnight crash on Memorial Bridge won't impact morning commute, officials said

Officials said the bridge reopened around 2:30 a.m., more than four hours after an SUV drove off the roadway into the Potomac River.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Metrobus crash on I-66 sends four to hospital

A crash involving a Metrobus on I-66 closed lanes and snarled traffic as the evening commute got underway. Four people were sent to the hospital.

By Mark Berman  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-66, Virginia roads, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Metro ridership could take a hit with sequestration

Metro could take a hit to its coffers if federal cuts happen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/22/2013

'Slight uptick' in gas prices as costs surge for 36th consecutive day

AAA Mid-Atlantic described the latest price jump, the 36th consecutive day of increases, as a "slight uptick."

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AAA, AAA Mid-Atlantic, gas prices, high gas prices

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Midwest snowstorm creates headaches for air travelers

A massive snowstorm wreaking havoc across the Midwest has created major problems for air travelers, so many airlines have been waiving fees for changing tickets.

By Mark Berman  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, snowstorm

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013

VRE to host public hearings on proposed fare increase

The Virginia Railway Express is considering a 4 percent fare increase, and they are hosting several meetings next month to solicit feedback from the public.

By Mark Berman  |  12:29 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia Rail Express, VRE

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Wet weather, Metro disruptions, lane closings

There's not much road work scheduled, but Metro has maintenance disruptions on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  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 02:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Is any increase in transportation spending a good thing?

Virginia's transportation compromise may be good, but it's a spending plan, not a congestion-relief plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Transportation financing, transportation politics, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia politics

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Gas prices rise for 35th consecutive day, D.C. tops $4 a gallon

The $4 cost in D.C. is significantly above the national average of $3.78 and among the highest averages in the country.

By Mark Berman  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gas prices

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Seven thefts on Metro in one day

Seven thefts of electronic devices in one day on Metro system. Typically there are one or two a day.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:52 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Weekend track work affects Orange, Red lines

The Metrorail maintenance schedule for this weekend has its biggest impact on the west side of the Orange Line, where four stations will be closed.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:49 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Va. transportation deal could be good for toll road users

Va. transportation deal could be good for toll road users

By Lori Aratani  |  05:16 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles toll road, Silver Line, Virginia transportation

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Rider robbed on Metrobus

A female rider on board a Metrobus was robbed of her purse at gunpoint in the morning commute

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  armed robbery on metrobus, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Gas prices rise for 34th consecutive day

Gas prices are hitting highs because of closed refineries and others under maintenance

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:57 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gas, gas prices, high gas prices, oil

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/20/2013

D.C. drivers could face points for bicycle-related traffic violations

A bill proposes assessing points for bicycle-related traffic violations in D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, D.C.

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Gas prices rise for 33rd consecutive day

Gas prices have increased for 33rd consecutive days, and the Washington region is no exception to the pain being felt at the pump nationwide.

By Mark Berman  |  05:00 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  driving, gas prices

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Passengers flocked to Reagan National in 2012

A record number of passengers flew through Reagan National Airport in 2012.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:25 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aiports, Dulles Airport, reagan national airport

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 02/19/2013

New group pushing for Maryland transportation funding

Transit advocates from the Washington and Baltimore regions have formed a new group to push for additional transportation funding in Maryland.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:06 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland transportation

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Man out of a job after being accused of slapping a crying child on a flight

An Idaho man accused of slapping a crying child aboard a flight and using a racial slur is out of a job. This is one of the more recent -- and extreme -- examples of the stress that parents and passengers can encounter when young children are cooped up in airplane.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:25 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airlines

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Memorial Bridge inspection set to begin today

Crews are scheduled to begin an extensive inspection of the Memorial Bridge today, resulting in lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Metro inches closer to new entrance, walkway at Medical Center

Metro board members took another step toward the addition of a new entrance at the Medical Center station, which would be accompanied by a walkway under Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue.

By Mark Berman  |  02:45 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brac, Metro

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/15/2013

The weekend and beyond: holiday events, road work, rail delays

Presidents' Day weekend has a limited schedule of road work, but Metro workers will be busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Presidents' Day, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Outer loop delays after dump truck overturns in Prince George's County

The three-vehicle crash, involving a dump truck, happened just past Pennsylvania Avenue, in Prince George's County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/14/2013

What does the American-US Air merger mean for you?

Here's what the US Airways-American Airlines merger could mean for flights out of National Airport, fares and more.

By Mark Berman  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airlines, american airlines, us airways

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Presidents' Day transit, transportation changes

Presidents' Day is Monday, which means many transit systems will run limited schedules or no service at all.

By Mark Berman  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Transit

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Metrorail has big plans for Presidents' Day weekend track work

A long holiday weekend means a long schedule of disruptions, which will affect four of the five lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:41 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Icy conditions cause accidents, delays in Washington area

Slick road conditions due overnight snow and ice is causing accidents and delays across the Washington area Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Metro planner asks riders for 'low-hanging fruit'

At Silver Spring meeting to discuss long-term plans for Metro, riders have more immediate ideas

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:52 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 02/13/2013

Man struck by Metro train, morning commute snarled

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:19 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Metro says its outside lawyers were paid $7.5M in Red Line crash cases

The amount was revealed in response to a public records request by The Washington Post.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:19 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Man fatally struck by train at Gallery Place

Green and Yellow line trains are delayed in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Fatal pedestrian collision causes delays on New York Avenue NE

All westbound lanes of New York Avenue NE at Kendall Street are closed due to the investigation.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:41 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Reminder: Capitol Hill streets will be blocked for State of the Union speech

Some commuters who stay late at the office may want to leave early Tuesday evening so they don't get stuck in traffic disruptions caused by security for President Obama's address to Congress.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol Police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlook, President Obama, State of the Union

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 02/12/2013

BWI breaks yearly passenger record again

BWI breaks yearly passenger record again

By Mark Berman  |  02:14 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, bwi, bwi airport

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Transportation tax ideas are a tough sell everywhere

Chances are remote that significant improvements in our transportation programs will emerge from the Virginia and Maryland general assemblies or any other government.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, Maryland General Assembly, Maryland politics, Metro, transportation politics, Virginia General Assembly, Virginia politics, WMATA

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Metro's Orange and Blue lines delayed by burning debris

Burning debris in the tunnel between Benning Road and Capitol Heights has created delays on the Blue and Orange lines at the beginning of the afternoon commute.

By Mark Berman  |  05:08 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Thefts of small electronic devices significantly increased last year on Metro

Metro reported a significant increase in thefts of small electronic devices and other personal items last year, with an average of one or two such thefts per day.

By Dana Hedgpeth and Mark Berman  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 02/11/2013

McDonnell promotes transportation plan in Northern Virginia

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell promoted his transportation plan in Northern Virginia on Monday, saying it would ease congestion.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:43 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert McDonnell, Virginia transportation

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 02/11/2013

Report of man with knife on Metro, nothing found

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:48 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013

The week ahead: Street closings for State of the Union, late-night Metro delays

The major traffic event of the week could be the street closings for the State of the Union speech Tuesday, but there is road and transit work scheduled across the region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, State of the Union, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Find the best date spots near Metro stations

An interactive graphic will help you find the best date spots near Metro stations

By Mark Berman  |  03:24 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Airlines cancel flights, Amtrak and other transit halted as blizzard looms

As a blizzard bears down on the Northeast, airlines have canceled thousands of flights, while Amtrak and other transit agencies are limiting or halting service.

By Mark Berman  |  02:11 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blizzard, Nemo, transit, Travel

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: No blizzard, but Metro work and road closures

We won't get a blizzard this weekend, but we are going to see Metro delays, road work and a few events that will lead to road closures.

By Mark Berman  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Metro hosting public meetings to discuss proposed upgrades

Metro is hosting three public meetings next week to discussed the proposed $26 billion overhaul of the system.

By Mark Berman  |  06:19 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 02/07/2013

As blizzard nears Northeast, airlines cancel flights, waive fees

A blizzard is heading to New England this weekend, and with the massive snowfall looming, airlines are offering waivers to ease rebooking and canceling scores of flights.

By Mark Berman  |  02:57 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Metro weekend work: Single-tracking on Red, Orange lines

Metro's weekend track work will impact the Red and Orange lines, creating single-tracking and delays on both lines.

By Mark Berman  |  11:38 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Beltway delays following accident on outer loop

All lanes of the Beltway's outer loop before Georgia Avenue are closed as officials work to clear an accident from the left side of the roadway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:24 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Morning commute

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 02/06/2013

One person critically injured in crash involving train, car [Updated]

At least one person is seriously injured in what officials say is a collision involving a train and a car in the Brandywine area.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  05:03 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Pedestrian bridge work will limit MARC Halethorpe station parking

Crews are going to install a 40-ton pedestrian bridge at the MARC station in Halehtorpe this weekend, but this will limit parking there for the next week.

By Mark Berman  |  04:11 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 02/06/2013

Significant VRE delays due to cracked rail on Fredericksburg line

While service on the Fredericksburg line has resumed, riders are warned to expect residual delays for all morning trains. Metro is honoring VRE tickets.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:44 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Commuting, Metro, Morning commute, VRE

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 02/05/2013

Metro's head of planning to discuss proposed overhaul

Metro's head of planning will discuss the transit system's long-term plans at a meeting next week in Silver Spring.

By Mark Berman  |  11:00 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013

New PTI traffic delay index is the pit of despair for D.C. area commuters

Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute who provide guidance on how bad congestion is getting in urban areas have come up with a new way to measure traffic pain.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, congestion, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock, highways, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Name your ideal pairing of brand and roadway

Naming rights could be a valuable source of revenue for the region. Tell us your picks for the best combination of name and roadway?

By Mark Berman  |  03:30 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Roads

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Green Line stranding shows gap between Metro's goals and performance

Metro failed to meet its general goals for safety and service and its specific goals for helping passengers

By Robert Thomson  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, green line, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 02/04/2013

ICC speed limit going up to 60 mph

The Maryland Transportation Authority will increase the speed limit on the Intercounty Connector to 60 miles per hour from the current 55 mph limit. This new speed limit will become effective by March 31.

By Mark Berman  |  12:49 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ICC, Intercounty Connector

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013

The week ahead: Escalators closing, late night track work, Arlington Boulevard lane closings

Much of this week's road and rail work is late at night.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  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 07:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013

Crash closes westbound East-West Highway at Connecticut Avenue

The westbound lanes of East-West Highway are shut down at Connecticut Avenue due to a crash involving a school bus and SUV.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Fairfax hosting meetings to discuss Silver Line bus service

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation began hosting public meetings this week to discuss proposed bus service connecting to the Silver Line.

By Mark Berman  |  01:49 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 02/01/2013

Southeast Freeway lane closure could affect the Friday P.M. commute

A stretch of the eastbound Southeast Freeway is closed for at least a year and a half, and drivers heading home on Friday may encounter some slower conditions as they adjust to the change.

By Mark Berman  |  12:19 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Southeast Freeway

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some highway lane closings, plenty of Metro work

In mid-winter, the road work schedule is very limited, but Metro track workers will be very busy this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

 

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