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Dr. Gridlock: May, 2013

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 05/31/2013

Congress to explore the future of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor

A congressional hearing scheduled to be held next week in New York will explore the future of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:17 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, northeast corridor

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/31/2013

D.C. pledges monies to Metro

D.C. pledges money to Metro for long term work

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The weekend and beyond: many festivals, much Metrorail work, new bridge ramps

A sultry and soupy weekend will see many traffic generating festivals. Metro will work on all lines. D.C. is opening new ramps on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Sinkhole closures could be lifted by Friday evening, DDOT says

A sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets in Northwest has blocked lanes and traffic in the area for the past 10 days.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Faregate headaches at McPherson Square

Malfunctioning faregates have been a headache for riders traveling through McPherson Square this week.

By Mark Berman  |  06:07 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Power line malfunction shuts down traffic lights on Rhode Island Ave., North Capitol St.

An issue involving a transformer has shut down a stretch of 11th Street in Northwest Washington just as the commute home gets underway.

By Clarence Williams and Mark Berman  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 05/29/2013

Heat restrictions could lead to MARC, VRE delays

Trains will operate at reduced speeds due to the heat, which could lead to some delays on MARC and VRE trains.

By Mark Berman  |  01:21 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Rail travel, VRE

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013

More robust transportation plan on view Wednesday for Virginians

Virginia's long-range plan has more money, because of the new transportation spending law.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commonwealth Transportation Board, Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Airport, virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:07 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Some delays on Orange line

The problem with the switch lasted for about an hour for those headed toward Vienna.

By johnstones  |  08:07 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Bike sharing finally comes to New York City

By Mark Berman  |  05:20 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike sharing, biking

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Train derailment in Baltimore area

A freight train derailed outside of Baltimore. Reports of smoke and fire, buildings collapse

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  train derailment; baltimore

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Delays after person fatally struck by Amtrak train in New Carrollton

Single-tracking is in effect, with delays of about 30 minutes, for trains passing through area near New Carrollton station.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Accident on Rte. 50 causes sewage spill, road closure and delays

Arlington County reports Route 50 eastbound is closed at Fillmore Street because of an accident that has also caused a minor hazmat event.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  08:16 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Bridge collapse serves as reminder of infrastructure problems nationwide

The bridge collapse in Washington state brought to mind nationwide infrastructure problems, including roads, bridges and sewer systems that badly need repairs.

By Mark Berman  |  04:19 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridges, infrastructure

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Metro worker charged with stealing defibrillators

Metro employee charged with theft

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wmata; metro

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013

The weekend and beyond: Memorial Day events, getaways, Metro delays

A long, cool weekend for the D.C. area includes concerts, parades and festivals. Almost all road work is suspended, but Metro will work on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Pedestrian struck, killed by Metrobus in Olney

A pedestrian died Thursday after he was struck by a Metrobus on Georgia Avenue in Olney.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Sinkhole lane closures could last through the weekend

The sinkhole that has shut down the area around 14th and F streets NW for days could cause lane closures through the weekend, authorities warned. Southbound 14th Street partially reopened Thursday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 05/23/2013

New D.C. Council budget scraps gas tax, impacts Circulator service

The D.C. Council approved a $12.1 billion budget this week. This budget scrapped the District's gas tax and included big changes for Circulator buses.

By Mark Berman  |  05:48 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C.

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Sinkhole snarls traffic in downtown D.C. on Wednesday

As expected, a street closures due to a sinkhole caused delays during the morning rush.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Red Line delays slow morning commute

Delays are affecting trains heading toward Shady Grove due to a signal problem near Fort Totten.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:11 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Legislation would allow some pets on Amtrak

Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would allow some pets to travel via Amtrak.

By Lori Aratani  |  09:01 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, denham, pets, Travel

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Sinkhole at 14th and F closes downtown D.C. streets

A sinkhole at 14th and F streets in Northwest Washington could close streets around that intersection for two days, police warn.

By Mark Berman  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Anthony Foxx confirmation hearing for Transportation secretary set for Wednesday

Anthony Foxx may be pressed by conservative senators to repudiate LaHood's bike-transit-friendly stance.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:19 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  anthony foxx, Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Memorial Day transit, transportation changes

Memorial Day brings with it many transit and transportation changes. Here's what you need to know for getting around on Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Holiday Transit

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The week ahead: Plenty of road, rail work before Memorial Day rush

Metrorail is working on all lines at night. The Silver Line project is busy, as are the highway departments.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Crash closes I-95 North lanes in Virginia

Only the right lane is getting by near Exit 143 in Garrisonville, Va., following a tractor-trailer crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Fight on Red Line train at Gallery Place, arrest made

Fight on Metro's Red Line, one arrested

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:22 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 North reopens between D.C. and Baltimore

A crash blocked all lanes of I-95 North midway between D.C. and Baltimore this afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Metro weekend work is relentless, and still disruptive, riders say

Managers are pretty much sticking to the aggressive program they outlined in 2011, despite the complaints.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Amtrak will make 4G available on more trains

All trains that have Amtrak's WiFi, which includes Northeast Regional trains, will be upgraded to 4G by the end of the summer.

By Mark Berman  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 05/17/2013

Bike to Work Day in pictures

Thousands participated in Bike to Work Day on Friday, and many of them posted photos from pit stops and other scenes across the region.

By Mark Berman  |  12:20 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike commuting, biking

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, I-95 work, festivals, Capitol Hill race

Metro is working on three rail lines. The major road work delays are likely to be on I-95 south of D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Capitol Hill Classic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Taste of Arlington, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 South lanes reopen in Stafford County, delays remain

All lanes are closed and traffic is being diverted from I-95S to Route 17.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Outer loop moving again near American Legion Bridge

An early morning crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is snarling traffic in Virginia.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Friday is Bike to Work Day

Friday is Bike to Work Day, so commuters should use extra caution whether they're walking, driving or biking.

By Mark Berman  |  06:28 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycling, biking

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near Rosslyn

U.S. Park Police shut down the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway after a car went over a guard rail near Rosslyn.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/16/2013

MWAA officials say sequester means longer airport wait times

Officials at Dulles and Reagan National airports say wait times have increased as much as 30 minutes at some security checkpoints because of the sequester.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, airports, Dulles Airport, reagan national airport, sequester

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Stretch of U Street reopens after closure

A suspicious item has closed streets around 16th and U streets in Northwest D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013

D.C. activating another special pedestrian crossing

Pedestrians can activate the red light signal by pushing a button at this Cleveland Park crossing.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Pedestrian safety

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/16/2013

New radio spots to promote Dulles Airport

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has unveiled a series of radio spots touting international service at Dulles International Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, dulles international airport, mwaa, washington dulles international airport

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 05/16/2013

'Captain America' film shoot to close some D.C. streets

Hollywood will once again stop D.C. traffic Thursday night as the upcoming "Captain America" sequel closes streets in Northwest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:54 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Fertilizer truck crash causes injuries, lane closures on I-70 in Frederick County

An overturned fertilizer truck forced authorities to close a ramp and all westbound lanes of I-70.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Capital Rail Constructors group wins Silver Line contract

Capital Rail Constructors has won the contract to build the second phase of the Silver Line rail extension, which will include a stop at Dulles International Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:40 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles rail, Metro, mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Red Line service suspended between Takoma and Forest Glen

Smoke at the Silver Spring station has closed that stop.

By Mark Berman  |  06:31 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013

State considers cancelling some ICC bus routes

Maryland's transit agency is considering cancelling some bus service on the Intercounty Connector.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, transit; ICC; transportation; Maryland traffic

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/14/2013

I-95 work zone highlights campaign against distracted driving

By Robert Thomson  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Traffic safety

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 05/14/2013

Frederick Airport's tower is among those spared — for now

Frederick officials are please with an Federal Aviation Administration that will keep the airport's control tower operating through the end of September.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:53 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, control tower, frederick airport, sequester

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Tips for Friday's Bike to Work Day

Drivers and pedestrians will be sharing the D.C. area's roadways with cycling convoys.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:13 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycling, Bike to Work Day, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Inner Loop delays in Chevy Chase after rocks fall off truck

A dump truck lost a load of rocks and dirt on the Beltway Tuesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Normal service resumes on Blue, Orange lines

Trains on both lines are single-tracking between College Park and Prince George's Plaza. There are delays in both directions

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:37 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Southbound I-395 snarled in D.C.

A tour bus caught fire in D.C., shutting down part of I-395 as the evening commute got underway.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 05/13/2013

The District's pothole-fixing campaign tops numbers from last year

Potholepalooza, the District's annual war on potholes, doesn't end for another week. But crews have already fixed more potholes than they repaired during last year's month-long campaign.

By Mark Berman  |  01:31 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Amtrak to get 70 new locomotives for the Northeast

They don't look romantic, but the new locomotives promise to save money and energy

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:16 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The week ahead: Chinatown crowds, I-95 paving, Silver Line work

Metro has late-night work on all lines. Road and transit projects are active throughout the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013

I-270 reopens south of Frederick

An accident on Interstate 270 has blocked the road in both directions before Fingerboard Road/MD 80 just south of Frederick.

By Mark Berman  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic

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

The weekend and beyond: playoff hockey, Race for the Cure, Metro rebuilding, HOV closings

The Race for the Cure and the Police Week 5K are likely to cause congestion in downtown D.C. on Saturday morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Race for the Cure, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Wrong parts ordered for Metro escalators

Wrong parts ordered for Metro escalators, work delayed

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:23 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Metro explains rail yard derailment

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:22 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/09/2013

Jim Graham seeks indemnification in Metro land deal

The D.C. Council member was involved in a controversial Metro real estate deal while serving on the transit agency's board of directors.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Metro transit police chief promises internal investigation

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:49 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aclu, Metro, metro transit police, WMATA

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

Today's six-lane roadway would be narrowed to four lanes in the Langley Park area, with the light rail line in the middle.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, maryland transit administration, Pedestrian safety, Purple Line

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Metro delays on Blue, Orange lines due to disabled train

Trains heading toward Franconia and Vienna are experiencing residual delays due to a disabled train at Foggy Bottom.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:01 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Photo: Sinkhole disrupts traffic in Fairfax County

A giant sinkhole is disrupting traffic in Fairfax County Wednesday morning, according to police.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Los Angeles decides that charging subway riders could be a good idea

The L.A. subway system has operated on an honor system for years, but faregates could be activated by this summer.

By Mark Berman  |  06:41 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  subways, transit

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Metro asks for feedback on two new maps including the Silver Line

The Silver Line is scheduled to open later this year, which means the Metro map needs an update. The transit agency posted two potential maps online and has asked riders what they think.

By Mark Berman  |  05:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Southbound Connecticut Avenue reopens near Beltway

A crash on Connecticut Avenue is blocking all southbound lanes and two northbound lanes north of the Capital Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Southwest to begin service from Reagan National to Houston

DOT officials said Southwest's proposal would provide new low-fare service and enhance airline competition in the D.C.-Houston market.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:32 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airports, houston, reagan national airport, southwest airlines

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Inner loop reopens near Rockville Pike

A crash on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway has shut down all travel lanes near the Rockville Pike.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Crash snarls I-95 South near Dale City

A crash on I-95 South near Dale City is blocking all southbound lanes and shoulders.

By Mark Berman  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Maryland to update public on Purple Line progress

Five open houses are scheduled to discuss the as yet unfunded transitway across Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Metro grades itself and says things are improving

Metro is doing better, according to its own analysis.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:22 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Robberies up on Metro system, iPhones popular among thieves

Metro says many of incidents involve electronic device snatchings

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

Metro weekend work to affect four lines -- again

It's getting difficult for riders to tell the weekends apart during these years of maintenance disruptions

By Robert Thomson  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Metrorail

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The week ahead: Late-night Metrorail delays, Silver Line lane closings

Riders may encounter week night delays on four Metro lines. Drivers should watch for lane closings in Tysons and along Route 267.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 05/06/2013

Red Line delays due to signal problem

Trains on the Red and Green lines are experiencing delays in both directions due to signal problems this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:23 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 05/05/2013

Woman, 73, pulled from Metro tracks by fellow riders

A 73-year-old woman who fell onto Metro tracks Saturday was pulled back onto the platform by fellow riders, the transit authority said.

By Victoria Benning  |  02:04 PM ET, 05/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 05/03/2013

D.C. could adopt red color scheme for cabs

D.C. cabs could soon all sport a red color scheme, if the preliminary designs released by the D.C. Taxicab Commission are approved.

By Mark Berman  |  03:36 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. taxis, taxicabs

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 05/03/2013

Dulles to conduct emergency exercises on Saturday

The drill will include a simulated airplane accident on one of the runways.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:08 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on four lines, charity run Sunday, bridge closing

Travelers also should watch for I-95 delays in Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Race for Hope, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013

What does it take to get banned from a transit system?

The BART system in California will soon have the power to ban travelers for up to a year. So that got us thinking: What does it take for Metro to refuse travelers?

By Mark Berman  |  09:02 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Crash again brings delays on I-95 North near Quantico

By Tim Richardson  |  06:52 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Woman struck by vehicle near Anacostia's Big Chair

By Clarence Williams  |  05:11 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic; pedestrian accident; Southeast Washington; D.C. police

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Crash on I-270 snarls Capital Beltway

A crash on I-270 North near Democracy Boulevard is snarling traffic on the Capital Beltway, creating heavy delays back to the Dulles Toll Road.

By Mark Berman  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Capital Bikeshare adds membership option aimed at occasional users

Capital Bikeshare has added a new payment option aimed at making it easier for occasional riders to use the system's one-day membership.

By Mark Berman  |  04:36 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Delays on outer loop of Capital Beltway in Silver Spring

By Annys Shin  |  06:38 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Betlway; outer loop; university blvd

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 05/01/2013

Streetcars arrive in D.C. for testing

The District's first streetcars in half a century have finally made it into the city, if only for testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:05 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Major Red Line delays during morning rush

Trains are single-tracking between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:28 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Significant delays on I-95 North in Virginia following crash

The crash happened near mile marker 147, just before the Quantico exit. Only the right shoulder is getting by.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

 

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