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Dr. Gridlock: April, 2013

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Metro will stay open late for Capitals games

Metro will stay open late for any Capitals playoff game that is still going after 11 p.m.

By Mark Berman  |  06:32 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Metro, Verizon Center

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Capital Bikeshare coming to Montgomery

Capital Bikeshare is on schedule to operate in Montgomery County by late summer.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:58 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycling, Commuting, Montgomery bikeshare, public transit, transit, Transportation

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Mayor Gray inaugurates new D.C. pedestrian crossing

Mayor Gray offered a personal demonstration and some individual coaching for pedestrians using new crossing signal.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Mayor Gray, Traffic safety

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Man with Tourette's kept off flight at National

A man with Tourette's syndrome was kept off of a flight leaving Reagan National Airport last week because he said "bomb" during the check-in process.

By Mark Berman  |  01:27 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, national airport

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Rider says Metro managers don't understand day-to-day concerns

Dr. Gridlock says Metrorail can be restored and can be made better. Riders don't need to choose.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Normal service resumes on Green and Yellow lines

Trains are single-tracking between U Street and Mount Vernon Square due to a disabled train.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:21 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013

I-95 North reopens following fatal crash

The main lanes are being diverted in Lorton; HOV lanes are open, but already jammed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, Beltway lane closings, Silver Line construction

Metro has an extensive schedule of late-night track work. The region's road work program is picking up after the winter lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/29/2013

Metro reports Red Line delays due to sick customer

Metro riders are facing significant delays on the Red Line Monday morning due to a switch problem at Fort Totten station.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013

The weekend and beyond: Road and rail work, special events

Metro's maintenance program will affect all five rail lines, but there's also a lot of road work across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Half Marathon, Lupus Walk, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Metrorail working on four lines this weekend

The major track work for this weekend is on the Red Line, but other reconstruction and maintenance projects will be underway on the Blue, Orange and Green lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dr. Gridlock; Cherry Blossom Festival; Metro; WMATA; District Department of Transportation, Metro

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Pedestrian struck by truck at Scott Circle

A pickup truck struck a man walking at Scott Circle Wednesday afternoon, forcing authorities to shut down a nearby street.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013

MetroAccess driver arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting rider

MetroAccess driver arrested for alleged sexual assault

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Crash shuts down southbound B.W. Parkway

The southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway have been shut down while investigators probe a crash that seriously injured at least one person.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Preservationist: Don't change Metro's look

A professor of preservation planning says Metro shouldn't change its distinctive look.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Explaining the price tag for Phase 2 of the Silver Line

A contract to design and build the second phase of the Silver Line rail extension to Dulles Airport is only one of several that will be awarded as part of the project.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:26 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles rail, mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 04/23/2013

TSA delays change that would have allowed small knives

TSA officials have postponed changes set to go into effect this week that would have allowed passengers to bring small knives onto airplanes

By Lori Aratani  |  11:57 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, carry-on, knives, TSA

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/22/2013

District launches annual pothole-fixing campaign

The District looks for Facebook friends and Twitter followers to help it patch pavement.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Potholepalooza

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 04/22/2013

Read the court filings from a lawsuit to block FAA furloughs

Airline groups have file suit to seeking to block the FAA from furloughing air traffic controllers.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:03 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, sequester

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Car fire blocks westbound lanes of I-66

A car fire is blocking both westbound lanes of I-66 at Glebe Road in Virginia, with delays expected to last for at least one hour.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-66, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The week ahead: sports crowds, road work, transit meetings

Some road construction projects are starting, and so is the District's pothole-patching campaign.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Flights delays possible due to furloughs

Flights delays possible due to furloughs

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/21/2013

Frederick Douglass Bridge reopened

The District Department of Transportation reports that the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge has reopened.

By Chris Stanford  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Enhanced security continues at airports, on Metro

The Metro system and area airports are continuing enhance security measures linked to the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:04 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Airport, Metro, reagan national airport, Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Amtrak suspends service between New York and Boston

Amtrak has suspended service between Boston and Providence due to the police activity in and around Boston. Normal service remains between D.C. and New York.

By Mark Berman  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013

The weekend and beyond: Extensive Metrorail work, soccer at RFK, bridge projects

After Friday night storms, the weekend looks good for outdoor activities. But watch out for track work on all Metrorail lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, bay bridge, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Transportation Authority, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 04/19/2013

Metro delays on Green, Yellow lines

Metro delays on Green, Yellow lines

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:41 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Metro riders do care about appearances

Metro's plan to use Bethesda as a lab for redesigning station looks is encouraging.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/17/2013

Metro resuming weekend work on all lines

The biggest impact is likely to be on the Red Line, where the Judiciary Square station will be closed.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Beltway express lanes operator adds map, and some drivers

The express lanes' Web site has added a good old-fashioned printable map to satisfy some travelers. Meanwhile, traffic increased during the year's first quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:51 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 04/16/2013

American Airlines flights grounded for hours [Updated]

All American Airlines flights are grounded until 5 p.m. due to an issue involving the airline's reservation system.

By Mark Berman  |  02:57 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, american airlines

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Officials urge safe driving in work zones

Construction zone safety has become a major issue in recent years.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Metro ridership up Monday afternoon even after Boston incident

Metro says ridership remained normal, even up after Monday's Boston explosions

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Emancipation Day traffic rules in D.C. on Tuesday

All the normal rush hour traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect, but some other rules are suspended.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:45 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The week ahead: Emancipation Day rules, road work, Fairfax bus meetings

Travelers will need to watch the weather, as well as numerous lane closings for road work and special events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day, Fairfax Connector, Metro, Silver Line, Streetcars, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Red Line delays due to disabled train

Metro reports that trains are single-tracking between Fort Totten and Prince George's Plaza due to a disabled train in West Hyattsville.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:55 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 04/14/2013

Capital Bikeshare sets ridership record

Capital Bikeshare set a record on Saturday, topping 11,000 trips for the first time.

By Mark Berman  |  12:41 PM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 04/14/2013

Blue, Orange lines delayed after man struck by train

Blue and Orange Line trains are delayed after a man climbed in front of a train at Rosslyn on Sunday morning. The man is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries, according to Metro.

By Mark Berman  |  11:25 AM ET, 04/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013

Train operator shown in photo no longer works for Metro

Photo shows operator using mobile device

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

House panel examines sequester's impact on air travel, security

House subcommittee seeks answers on the impact of sequestration on the flying public.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:12 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airports, TSA

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: Prepare for congestion in D.C.

Four D.C. sports teams host home games on Friday and Saturday, while the National Cherry Blossom Festival winds down with big events. Here's what you need to know for this weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:47 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the weekend and beyond, weekend and beyond

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Report offers information on mishandled bags, on time depatures

The just-released April 2013 Air Travel Consumer Report offers data about on-time performance and mishandled baggage.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:13 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airlines, on time performance

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Outer loop jammed near American Legion Bridge [Updated]

A crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking all lanes near the American Legion Bridge, with delays stretching from the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia to River Road in Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Metro reports fourth-busiest day in history, warns of more crowded trains Thursday

Crowds flooded Metro trains on Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to be similarly busy, officials warn.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, commuter rail, Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, transit tips

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-95 North near Lorton, Va.

The HOV lanes on I-95 North after Lorton, Va. are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 04/10/2013

House bill would block FAA tower closures

Legislation was introduced in the House on Wednesday to block the closure of 149 air traffic control towers because of mandatory budget cuts under sequestration.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:50 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, control towers; faa

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Behind the scenes at Dulles Airport

A behind-the-scenes tour of Washington Dulles International Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:57 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, Dulles Airport, metropolitan washington airports authority

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013

Amtrak set single-month record in March

Amtrak set a record in March with the highest single-month ridership in the rail agency's history.

By Mark Berman  |  01:23 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Metro Silver Line winners and losers

Metro's Blue Line riders to have longer waits with new Silver Line opening.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Police activity impacts traffic around McPherson Square

The blocks between H and K streets and 14th Street and Vermont Avenue were closed to traffic. The Vermont Avenue entrance of the McPherson Square Metro station also was closed .

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Metro to boost service for immigration rally

Metro is altering Wednesday afternoon's service to accommodate a rally on Capitol Hill meant to promote immigration law reform on Capitol Hill.

By Luz Lazo  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitol, immigration, Metro, Metrorail, rally

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Metro escalator chief takes over track department

Metro's chief of escalators and elevators takes over track department

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Metro Twinbrook stop has troubled parking garage

A roughly 400-space parking garage at the station has "extensive cracks," according to documents.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:49 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/08/2013

The Week Ahead: Cherry blossom traffic, home games for four D.C. teams and more

The cherry blossoms continue to draw crowds to D.C., while four sports teams will play home games and impact traffic this week.

By Mark Berman  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Traffic tips, transit, transit tips

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/08/2013

Customers stuck on Red Line early Sunday

One hundred passengers were stuck on a Red Line train early Sunday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 04/07/2013

Metro train derailed on Red Line on Saturday

The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m., as the train was traveling at a low speed within the rail yard, officials said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:21 AM ET, 04/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Police probe fatal Anne Arundel crash

A fatal accident involving a motorcyclist and a box truck occurred on Route 100 near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Saturday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anne Arundel

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Police investigating fatal Germantown crash

Montgomery County Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place early Saturday morning in Germantown.

By Mark Berman  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Montgomery County

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Free child safety seat inspections in D.C.

The D.C. police will host free child safety seat inspections in Northwest Washington on Saturday.

By Mark Berman  |  06:31 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Child safety seats, The District

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Police investigating altercation on Green Line train

Metro Transit Police are investigating an altercation that occurred on a Green Line train on Thursday.

By Mark Berman  |  06:13 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: blossom festival events, free ride on Beltway express lanes

The cherry blossoms are nearing full bloom, drawing crowds to the Tidal Basin. Will drivers be drawn to the toll-free ride on the 495 Express Lanes?

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, d.c. circulator, Dr. Gridlock, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013

Blue and Yellow Metro trains in Va. delayed due to signal problem

Riders can expect to delays of up to 20 minutes on Blue Line trains from Franconia to Van Dorn.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:22 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 04/04/2013

Several D.C. traffic fines lowered this week

D.C. has lowered a handful of traffic fines, reducing some penalties for speeding as well as a few penalties incurred at red lights.

By Mark Berman  |  03:26 PM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., The District

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Virginia celebrating completion of Wilson Bridge project's last phase

A Thursday afternoon ceremony will mark completion of the Telegraph Road interchange, the project's final phase.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Telegraph Road, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/03/2013

Samoa Air charges travelers based on weight

The small and relatively new carrier Samoa Air charges travelers based on how much they and their luggage weigh.

By Mark Berman  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, airfare

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 04/03/2013

New York crosswalks are dangerous for pedestrians, study finds

A new study looking at pedestrian and bicyclist safety in New York found that crosswalks are a dangerous location. This highlights a recurring problem, which is how pedestrians and bicyclists can coincide with vehicles in urban areas like D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  11:59 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pedestrians, Safety

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Beltway signs to advertise free weekend for drivers in 495 Express Lanes

Wording the signs for Virginia's high-occupancy toll lanes is complicated by legal and practical concerns.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Tysons

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Delays on Outer Looop in Montgomery County due to overturned vehicle

Traffic is jammed between between Georgia and Connecticut avenues after a vehicle overturned earlier this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Bikeshare expanding to Columbia Pike, Shirlington area

Capital Bikeshare's Arlington stations have largely focused on the Rosslyn-Ballston and Pentagon City-Crystal City corridors, but now the county is adding stations to Columbia Pike and Shirlington.

By Mark Berman  |  04:23 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Travelers need to lobby for congestion relief

Maryland is reworking its 20-year transportation plan and inviting the state's residents to say what they would like to see it do.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Gas tax, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Orange Line delays due to disabled Metro train outside Ballston

Trains are single-tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston stations. There are delays in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Fire at Silver Spring apartment building causes injuries, road closures

Multiple people were injured and Silver Spring Avenue is closed between Piney Branch Road and Notle Avenue, officials said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:03 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

The week ahead: Nationals baseball and cherry blossom bloom bring crowds to D.C.

Watch for crowding throughout the coming week on the streets near the Tidal Basin and on Metro as the cherry blossoms reach their predicted peak bloom.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Beltway express lanes offering drivers a free weekend

All drivers can use the lanes for free from 12:01 a.m. this Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. No E-ZPass will be required.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Heavy fog creating hazardous driving conditions

A dense fog advisory is in effect in parts of Maryland and Virginia until 8 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

 

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