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Dr. Gridlock: March, 2013

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Tips For Tourists: Navigating the Metro system

With visitors flocking to the D.C. area, it's time for another round of advice for tourists trying to navigate the Metro system.

By Mark Berman  |  03:23 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Arlington driver's 10-minute commute solution shows D.C.'s traffic problems

The George Washington Parkway to 14th Street bridge to the District: How many things can go wrong?

By Robert Thomson  |  03:05 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge; Commuting, 14th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Humpback Bridge

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013

The weekend and beyond: baseball, basketball and blossoms

Expect crowds in D.C. for Cherry Blossom Festival events, a Nationals exhibition on Friday and NCAA basketball on Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Nationals Park, NCAA basketball, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, WMATA

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Getting to Nationals-Yankees exhibition baseball

The Washington Nationals will be home for a preseason game with the Yankees at 2:05 p.m. Friday in Nationals Park.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals

Posted at 05:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Circulator summer hours start Monday

The D.C. Circulator will expand service on two routes next week, running later on weeknights and adding Saturday buses.

By Mark Berman  |  05:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  circulator, d.c. circulator

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Metro chief Sarles's contract extended through 2016

Richard Sarles, Metro's general manager, has extended his contract through January 2016.

By Mark Berman  |  04:24 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Metro replacing its old mobile Web site

The transit authority announced Thursday that it is upgrading its mobile display and adding some features.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:12 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Google Maps will now show Metro delays

Google Maps will now recognize when there are Metro delays and let you re-plan your trip accordingly.

By Mark Berman  |  06:02 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google Maps, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Travel tips for the Sweet 16 basketball playoffs at Verizon Center

The east regional playoffs are scheduled for Thursday night. Many fans use transit to reach Verizon Center events.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, NCAA basketball, NCAA playoffs, Verizon Center, WMATA

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Metro delays on Yellow, Green lines due to sick customer

Trains are single-tracking between L'Enfant Plaza and Mt. Vernon Square.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Beltway lanes closed in Maryland after fatal hit and run

The two right lanes of the Outer Loop at Landover Road/MD 202 in Prince George's County are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2013

Loaded gun found at National Airport checkpoint

A traveler was cited after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on luggage at National Airport.

By Mark Berman  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, national airport, TSA

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Avoid driving near the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is considering sam- sex marriage, which is drawing major crowds to the area. Expect road closures and potential delays in the area.

By Mark Berman  |  11:37 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Bethesda

The woman was struck just before 8 a.m. on Westport Road at Saratoga Avenue in Bethesda, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:20 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:53 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Patchy ice impacts driving conditions

Snow and rain have moved out of the area, but cold temperatures are creating icy conditions on many Washington area roads.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:53 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 03/25/2013

The week ahead: buses, blossoms, basketball, baseball

Commuters are adapting to many bus changes. Meanwhile, the D.C. region begins a very active week for sports events and the Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:21 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Two people injured in Prince George's County crash

At least two people were critically injured in a crash possibly related to weather in the Glenn Dale area of Prince George's County Monday morning, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:19 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Spring snow makes for messy morning commute

This morning's "boom" of snow is causing traffic and travel headaches across the D.C. region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/22/2013

FAA to close 149 airport towers, including several near D.C.

The Federal Aviation Administration will close 149 airport control towers early next month, including at least six in the Washington region.

By Mark Berman  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, faa

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Cherry blossom festival events begin, downtown run Sunday

With the major festival events beginning, Metro has temporarily suspended its weekend track work program.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock; Cherry Blossom Festival; Metro; WMATA; District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation; Virginia Department of Transportation;, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/22/2013

SideCar, a new ride-sharing service, arrives in D.C.

An app-based ride-sharing service that effectively operates as carpooling for the smartphone set arrived in D.C. today.

By Mark Berman  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apps, Car Sharing

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 03/21/2013

New app offers vehicle safety information

A new app called "SaferCar," offered by the National Highway Safety Administration, offers real-time vehicle safety information.

By Mark Berman  |  01:54 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apps, vehicle safety

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Power line down on Route 7 near Tysons

Power line down near Tysons Corner

By James Arkin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Walking-cane sword surprises everybody at Dulles

Flyer told the TSA she didn't know that her trusty cane had a sword concealed inside.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:02 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airport, dulles, security, TSA

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Most northbound Connecticut Ave. lanes likely to remain closed during afternoon rush

The three northbound lanes will narrow to one lane north of East-West Highway, near Chevy Chase Lake Drive.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Water main break closes Willard Avenue in Friendship Heights

Willard Avenue at North Park Avenue is closed in both directions, Montgomery County Police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:15 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Accident snarls traffic on Columbia Pike, Glebe Road in Arlington County

The eastbound lanes of Columbia Pike and the northbound lanes of Glebe Road are shut down due to the crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Metro's map goes Mario Bros.

A visual artist has created a version of Metrorail's map that imagines what it would look like in the game Super Mario Bros. 3.

By Mark Berman  |  06:17 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 03/19/2013

MWAA board to meet Wednesday

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board meets Wednesday and from the looks of it, it will be a pretty full agenda.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:41 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metropolitan washington airports authority, mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Metro to beef up 16th Street bus service

Metro plans to add nine new southbound buses on 16th Street NW in an attempt to alleviate congestion during the morning rush hour.

By Mark Berman  |  02:37 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Elephant walk to close D.C. streets

The annual elephant walk from Capitol Hill to the Verizon Center will close several streets at the tail end of the Tuesday evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, traffic

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Metro picks two insiders for top spots

Metro names two new top positions

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro police chief, WMATA

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Outer Loop lanes reopen; Rock Creek Parkway blocked in both directions

All lanes between River Road and the I-270 spur in Montgomery County are closed, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Northbound Connecticut Ave. remains partially closed after water main break

Some Chevy Chase residents have lost power and officials have issued mandatory water restrictions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:57 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013

TSA cautions college kids about key lime pie

TSA cautions college kids about key lime pie

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:49 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, TSA

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Metro Silver Line likely to get a $5 million haircut

Metro's Silver Line will lose $5 million in federal sequestration

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:36 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 03/18/2013

Popular Metro app for devices relaunched

App for Metro bus and rail relaunches

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, nextbus dc app, WMATA

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 03/18/2013

One person killed in Md. crash

An accident in Landover involving one vehicle has killed one person, while a police officer trying to make a rescue was injured.

By Mark Berman  |  01:29 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, MD traffic

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The week ahead: Cherry Blossom Festival, elephant walk, new Fairfax Connector expresses

Because the festival brings extra crowding, Metro won't be doing any major weekend track work until late April.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 03/15/2013

TSA head stands by plan to let travelers carry small knives

The head of the TSA, appearing before a Congressional hearing on Thursday, reiterated support for the agency's plan to allow small knives and similar objects onto planes.

By Mark Berman  |  06:19 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, TSA

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Metro may take out carpets on rail cars

Metro considers taking up carpet and replacing with flooring

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:10 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro train carpets, WMATA

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: Marathon closures, Metro work and more

Metro work will impact two lines, a marathon will roam through all four of D.C.'s quadrants and lots of other things could impact your travels over this weekend and into the coming week.

By Mark Berman  |  04:34 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the weekend and beyond, Transportation

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Metro work to close three Red Line stops

Weekend work will close three Red Line stations and cause single-tracking on the Orange Line.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Metro Transit Police arrest, charge man with sexual abuse

Metro announced on Friday that the transit police had arrested and charged a D.C. man with misdemeanor sexual abuse following two reported incidents earlier this year.

By Mark Berman  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/15/2013

SoberRide returns Sunday

The free cab program that gives drivers a lift on alcohol-heavy holidays returns on Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holidays, SoberRide, St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/15/2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade to close D.C. streets

The St. Patrick's Day Parade in D.C. will close multiple streets on Sunday and will likely create delays.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/15/2013

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon closures, Metro advisories

The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon will close streets on Saturday in D.C., creating delays and snarling Metrobus service

By Mark Berman  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Metro overtime exceeds budget; workers receive bonuses

Metro's overtime costs for the second half of last year were $12.7 million more than the transit agency had budgeted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:52 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Metro workers almost struck by oncoming train

Metro workers almost hit by oncoming train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:13 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, near miss metro train, WMATA

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Metro says technical glitch caused additional peak fares

A technical hiccup caused Metro to charge peak fares throughout the entire system for an additional hour on Monday morning, the transit agency said Tuesday.

By Mark Berman  |  04:52 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Congressmen propose studying Metrorail extensions

Two Virginia congressmen have proposed a bill that would study extending three Metrorail lines to Centreville, Woodbridge and Fort Belvoir.

By Mark Berman  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Sinkhole closes Adams Morgan street

Biltmore Street is closed between 19th Street and Cliffbourne Place NW.

By Mark Berman  |  02:19 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Sinkhole Alert

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 03/11/2013

What options do riders have when Metro stalls?

Dr. Gridlock's readers used his online chat Monday to vent about the morning's delays on Metro, and what riders might do about future delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:29 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013

What's causing extra slow traffic at D.C.'s 11th St. Bridge

The District's reconstruction of the 11th Street Bridge remains a work in progress. In the morning, drivers jockey for position on the inbound freeway span, and that slows traffic from several directions.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:11 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Traffic tips

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The week ahead: Seeing more daylight, road and transit work, Silver Line meetings

When the clouds clear later this week, watch for the effects of daylight saving on your commutes. Also, check on some upcoming road and rail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cherry blossoms, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:34 AM ET, 03/11/2013

Normal Blue/Yellow Line service resumes after major delays

Metro delays between Pentagon City and Braddock Road

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  06:34 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Red Line single-tracking cleared [Updated]

Red Line trains are delayed in both directions by a broken rail, and these delays are expected to stretch into the evening commute.

By Mark Berman  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Metro's accessibility panel seeks new members

Metro Accessibility Advisory Committee is looking for riders with disabilities and senior citizens interested in joining the group.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:51 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accessibility Advisory Committee, Metro, metroaccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013

The weekend and beyond: Fine weather, soccer at RFK, lots of Metro work

Road work plans are limited, but Metro crews will work on all lines. Sports activities are highlighted by the home opener for D.C. United.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Capitals, D.C. United, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Weekend work will affect all five Metro lines

Metro work scheduled this weekend will lengthen trips on all five lines. Buses will also replace trains on segments of the Orange and Blue lines.

By Mark Berman  |  10:17 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Metro to host three open houses on Silver Line

The transit agency plans to hold a trio of open houses next week in Virginia and Maryland offering Silver Line information to the public.

By Mark Berman  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Metro Transit Police seek suspect in attack on train

A man trying to stop a fight between two women on a Metro train was cut in the hand, according to the transit agency.

By Mark Berman  |  01:30 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for the 2013 D.C. United season

Fans approaching from I-395 for RFK's Lot 8 will need to detour this season. For Saturday's home opener, Orange and Blue Line riders should be aware of Metro's track work plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital bikeshare, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Pedestrian hit by bus in downtown D.C.

A pedestrian was struck Thursday morning, leading to traffic delays near Gallery Place, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:51 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Evening commute update

A roundup of what's happening with local transit for those looking to get home this evening.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:51 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Metro cancels work for Wednesday night, afternoon ridership low

Metro said it is canceling its Wednesday night time work on all five rail lines due to the weather.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:50 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro snow, Snow, WMATA

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Bay Bridge closed in both directions

Bay Bridge shut down in both directions

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, bay bridge shutdown, high winds bay bridge

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Beltway trip led through several climate zones

A counterclockwise trip around the Capital Beltway took Dr. Gridlock through many of the road conditions that this snowy day has in store for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Metro reports normal operations, ridership down

With snowy morning commute, Metro reports lighter ridership

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:27 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Snow, WMATA

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Area airports report p.m. flight cancellations

Area airports are reporting delays and cancellations because of snow.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:45 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, Snowquester, Transportation, weather

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Metro schedules extra personnel, changes bus routes for winter storm

Metro said it had extra personnel on hand to help clear walkways, platforms and parking garages and lots.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro; wmata; metrorail;

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Metro reports normal service so far

Metro trains were running as normal Wednesday morning and the agency said it had no reports of cracked rails or other problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:43 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, snowstorm, WMATA

Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 03/06/2013

A light morning on Metro's 32 bus line

Along Wisconsin Avenue NW, buses are passing many empty bus stops.

By Luz Lazo  |  07:58 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, Snow, Snowquester

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/06/2013

A light morning on Metro's 32 bus line

Along In the Wisconsin Avenue NW, buses were passing mostly empty stops, with few passengers on board.

By Luz Lazo  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, Snow, Snowquester, WMATA

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Stay off D.C. area roads as winter storm intensifies

If you are planning to do your regular commute, the conditions you start out in won't match the conditions when you try to return home.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:41 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Snowstorm updates: Metro, VRE and MARC status

The snowstorm is expected to impact travel across the region. Here's the latest on Metro, MARC and VRE.

By Mark Berman  |  05:41 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, Snowquester, VRE

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Hundreds of flights canceled as snowstorm looms

With a snowstorm approaching Washington, hundreds of flights already have been canceled.

By Mark Berman  |  03:19 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Snowquester, snowstorm

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

How storm is likely to affect D.C. area's roads

Don't drive Wednesday if you can avoid it. Travelers will encounter rain, sleet, snow and gusty winds.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 03/05/2013

D.C. transportation department sets goals for parking program

The District Department of Transportation has published a Parking Action Agenda designed to shape the future of street use for both commuters and city residents.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Mayor Gray

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Metro train operator stops train before hitting person on tracks

In three separate incidents, operators were able to stop trains before hitting people attempting suicide

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:34 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, suicides, WMATA

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 03/05/2013

Red line delays on Metro due to disabled train

Red line trains are facing 25- to 30-minute delays in both directions due to a disabled train outside Bethesda.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:09 AM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 03/04/2013

No Metro weekend work during Cherry Blossom Festival

Metro's weekend track work will pause for a month from mid-March to mid-April, meaning there will be a reprieve during the National Cherry Blossom Festival

By Mark Berman  |  04:31 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cherry blossoms, Metro

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013

The week ahead: Stormy weather, sporting events, Metro repairs, road work

The focal point of the D.C. area's travel week will be the winter storm forecast to develop Tuesday into Wednesday, but road and rail work is still scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  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 04:43 PM ET, 03/03/2013

Metro trains stopped without hitting 2 people trying to commit suicide

Two train operators managed to stop trains without hitting two people who tired to commit suicide.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:43 PM ET, 03/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, train suicide, WMATA

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/01/2013

Metro awards $86 million contract for disabled rider service

Metro divided the contract among five vendors, and said they would be held to strict performance standards.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

D.C. students can get Metrobus passes at Giant stores

Metro and DC to offer bus passes at Giant grocery stores.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. transportation department, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Chilly weather, parades, Metro delays

Despite the chill, parades are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to check the schedule of Metrorail disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, St. Patrick's Day parade, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA, Women's suffrage march

 

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