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Dr. Gridlock: June, 2013

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Metro station manager charged with embezzlement

A Metro station manager embezzled from transit agency. Thirteen year employee arrested.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The weekend and beyond: Golf, soccer, road projects, Metrorail work

Even as many launch summer vacations, road and rail crews are stepping up their activity.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Lower SmarTrip balance needed for automatic reloading

Beginning next week, riders who have signed up to have money automatically loaded on cards will see that extra cash added on when the card's balance is below $10.

By Mark Berman  |  03:00 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Word of bill to ban speed cameras in D.C. draws derision, cheers

D.C.-area residents weigh in on a GOP lawmaker's plan to ban or restrict speed and red light cameras in the District.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  red light cameras, speed cameras, traffic, Transportation

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Public comments sought on location of Red Line crash memorial

The National Park Service and the District are seeking feedback on potential sites.

By Mark Berman  |  04:28 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., The District

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/27/2013

MWAA may get permanent federal oversight

An effort to establish a permanent inspector general to oversee operations at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority may be closer to reality.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, metropolitan washington airports authority, mwaa

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

New Metro board member Michael Goldman sworn in

Michael Goldman was sworn in as a member of Metro's board of directors on Thursday, replacing Michael Barnes.

By Mark Berman  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Metro to get $150 million in federal funds

Maryland senator pushes for more federal funds for Metro

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Senate loves Obama nominees for USDOT

As Senate votes 100-0 to confirm Foxx as transportation secretary, LaHood takes an exit bow

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:41 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet, lahood, obama, Transportation

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 06/27/2013

ICC saves motorists time, study says

A new study finds that the Intercounty Connector saves motorists up to 25 minutes in travel time.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:37 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Virginia asking private sector for ideas on I-66 improvements

Ideas include converting the HOV lanes to express toll lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Interstate 66, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 06/27/2013

Metro to ease up on weeknight track work

The transit authority is going to narrow the window for weeknight work on the tracks.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:17 AM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 06/26/2013

More on Tuesday's Red Line issues

Riders encountered a series of problems with single-tracking and mechanical issues creating heavy delays.

By Mark Berman  |  02:35 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/26/2013

DASH fare increases, service changes arrive this weekend

Alexandria's DASH buses will get a little more expensive when a fare increase arrives on Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Buses, DASH Bus

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 06/26/2013

Metro riders need to see results

Metro's rebuilding schedule is a story by engineers written for other engineers, not riders.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013

I-95 South reopens, but delays remain following fatal crash

A fatal crash at 3:20 a.m. has left three of four lanes of I-95S blocked, possibly through the morning rush, police said.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  05:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Metro Red Line delays continue [Updated]

Metro is having a third rail power problem between Fort Totten and Takoma.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:05 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Virginia to allow travel on Beltway shoulder

Many Beltway commuters will welcome this move.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Gov. McDonnel, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 06/25/2013

Metro to work on all five lines this weekend

While Metro managers are as relentless as ever with the weekend track work program, they have adjusted their strategy.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Weekend track work, WMATA

Posted at 05:44 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Plane leaving Reagan National veers off runway and gets stuck in mud

The passengers have been off-loaded from the Delta flight and crews are working to move the plane's wheels.

By Mark Berman  |  05:44 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Airports

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 06/24/2013

Petitioning to plant flowers

Metro's crackdown on "garden artist" Henry Docter isn't winning the transit agency a lot of fans.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:36 PM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The week ahead: Higher speeds in HOT lanes, Silver Line construction, Metrorail work

With many outdoor activities scheduled for this week, watch for lane closings and Metrorail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Flight from National Airport to Miami diverted to Dulles

An American Airlines flight departing Reagan National Airport on Friday afternoon was diverted to Dulles International Airport due to an unusual odor in the cockpit.

By Mark Berman  |  06:40 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Airlines, American Airlines

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Before new millions flow, final preparations for Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is trying to decide how to spend $190 million.

By Michael Laris  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on two lines, Interstate lane closings in Virginia

Highlights of weekend slowdowns, plus some summer driving tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Getways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Congressman blasts Amtrak's gourmet chef program

Amtrak's attempts to spruce up its menu have drawn the ire of a congressman, who thinks the program should be minced.

By Mark Berman  |  05:38 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Metro could lose millions in federal support

Metro officials could potentially lose $25 million in capital funding under proposed legislation released this week by the Republican-controlled House Appropriations Committee.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Metrobus service changes arrive this month

Metro is making changes to bus routes in the District, Maryland and Virginia later this month, with additional buses, schedule tweaks and other alterations.

By Mark Berman  |  03:55 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

HOT lanes project helped I-66 drivers at Beltway interchange

But an I-66 driver who occasionally uses the Beltway interchange wants to know where to exit.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Cyclists, lawmakers push to make Amtrak more bike-friendly

Currently, accommodations for fully assembled bikes are only available on a limited number of routes.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:12 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, bicycles

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/20/2013

More on Metro's intercom failures

The failure of emergency intercoms on Metro trains occurred on train setups that became more common after the fatal Red Line crash in 2009.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 06/20/2013

Bill would provide $5.5 billion to fix U.S. bridges

A bill introduced this week in Congress would provide $5.5 billion in funding to repair the nation's bridges.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:50 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Lane closures in Frederick, Md. due to tractor-trailer crash, fuel spill

The ramp from I-70 to westbound Route 15/340 is closed after a tractor-trailer careened off the roadway, through a guardrail and into a concrete bridge abutment Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Southbound I-95 closed south of Baltimore

Lanes are blocked at Exit 49/I-695 after a crash involving two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Bruce A. Gates joins the MWAA board

Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell has appointed Bruce A. Gates to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. He replaces another Virginia representative to the board, Todd Stottlemyer.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:41 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bruce a. gates, metropolitan washington airports authority, mwaa

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Fatal crash closes busy intersection in Montgomery County

Eastbound Veirs Mill Road is blocked between Turkey Branch Parkway and Randolph Road following the deadly accident, which happened around 3 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

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

Sinkhole opens up near M Street and New York Avenue NW

A sinkhole has opened up in a parking lot near the intersection of M Street and New York Avenue in Northwest D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Sinkholes

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Silver Line, Bi-County Parkway on MWAA board agenda

Expect questions about Silver Line safety system concerns during the board meeting.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:39 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Airport, metropolitan washington airports authority, mwaa, Silver Line, Transportation

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Measles alert for Dulles travelers

The Loudoun County Health Department warns that people who were at the airport on June 7 may have been exposed to measles.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Metro updates schedule for major track work

Riders are likely to see similar updates till 2017.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Arlington considers lowering some speed limits

Arlington is considering lowering the speed limit on four roads in the county, which would slow traffic along the busy Rosslyn-Clarendon corridor.

By Mark Berman  |  01:14 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, speed limits

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 06/18/2013

Man injured after falling near Dupont Circle Metro escalators (Updated)

A man was seriously injured after falling over a wall and into the escalators at the northern Dupont Circle Metro station entrance early Tuesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  10:39 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013

D.C. to resurface 15th Street bike lanes

The District will resurface the bike lanes on 15th Street NW this summer, work that will also impact parking lanes on this road.

By Mark Berman  |  08:02 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bike Lanes, biking

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The week ahead: Metro work schedules, road work plans

Road crews are busy. Metro has some late night work, plus a big Red Line project for the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Transportation

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Red Line trains delayed by disabled train

Red Line trains are single-tracking after a train struck an object on the track but did not derail, according to the transit agency.

By Dana Hedgpeth and Mark Berman  |  04:50 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Plane lost power twice before crashing in Herndon last month

An initial report filed by federal investigators showed that the plane lost power twice before smashing through the roof of an apartment building.

By Mark Berman  |  04:45 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Aviation

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Prince George's taxicab drivers rally for fares at Gaylord National Resort

More than 75 Prince George's County taxicab drivers gathered outside the Gaylor National at National Harbor to protest the hotel's decision to contract a new car service for guests.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:09 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabbies, Gaylord National, Maryland transit, National Harbor, Prince George's, taxicabs, Transportation

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 06/14/2013

Meeting offers information about new Dulles access road

Residents gathered at a June 13 meeting to learn details about a proposal to build a roadway that would offer western access to Dulles International Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:31 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The weekend and beyond: Soccer, Metro delays, road work, summer driving tips

It's a great Father's Day weekend for local travelers, with the Metrorail work as the main -- but not the only -- source of delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:12 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Rash of Metro red signal violations

A top official at Metro told board members about five red-signal violations in the last few months.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:12 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red signal violations, WMATA

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 06/13/2013

More details on Metro Silver Spring fire

Several parts on Metro's oldest rail cars failed causing fire and flashes, Metro explained to board members.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:18 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, silver spring fire metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Major delays at D.C. airports

The storm that just tore through the Washington region was relatively brief, but it is significantly impacting air travel.

By Mark Berman  |  05:42 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, bwi airport, Dulles Airport, national airport

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Bay Bridge reopened in both directions

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is closed in both directions until the storm passes through that area.

By Mark Berman  |  04:53 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Red Line trains could be delayed due to weather [UPDATED]

Metro warns riders that Red Line trains could run at reduced speeds due to severe weather in the area, which may lead to delays for these trains.

By Mark Berman  |  04:24 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, WMATA

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Metro prepares for bad weather

Metro is getting ready for severe weather with extra equipment and personnel on hand.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Major delays on westbound Route 50 due to overturned tractor-trailer

An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking all but one lane on Route 50 heading into Annapolis.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Outer loop lanes reopen in Maryland

A vehicle fire has closed all outer loop lanes near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Amtrak sold HOW many bottles of water last year?

Some fun tidbits from Wednesday's story on Amtrak's effort to go gourmet by hiring celebrity chefs including Michel Richard. How many bottles of water did Amtrak sell last year? What is Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman's favorite Amtrak meal?

By Lori Aratani  |  01:48 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, Transportation

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Male Swedish train conductors wear skirts to protest dress code

A group of male Swedish train operators started wearing skirts to protest a ban on shorts over the summer. What are the rules for Metro and other local transit agencies?

By Mark Berman  |  05:09 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, Trains, VRE

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Metro revenue down

Metro revenue for its rail and bus operations is down for the third quarter. Agency blames it in part on Hurricane Sandy.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 06/11/2013

Metro not ready to run trains in automatic mode, official says

Metro is not ready to run its trains in automatic operation four years after the deadliest crash in its system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Metro should set public deadlines for rebuilding effort

Two years into the Metrorail rebuilding program, it's impossible for the general public to tell whether it is working.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Normal service resumes on Red Line after disabled train in Northeast

Trains are single-tracking in both directions between Fort Totten and Rhode Island Avenue stations in Northeast Washington.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

U Street NW reopens following police-involved accident

U Street is closed between 12th and 14th streets in Northwest, and 13th Street is closed between V and S streets.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Transit benefits would remain at higher levels under proposed bill

Congress pushes for transit benefits

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, pre-tax transit benefits, WMATA

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Maryland seeks private sector input on Baltimore light-rail line

Maryland transportation officials gathered engineering, financial and transit firms Monday to solicit ideas for ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a new light-rail line in Baltimore.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line, transit

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The week ahead: More Silver Line work, some new traffic patterns

Watch for lane closings in the Tysons area, and in D.C., Metro has late-night work on all lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Montgomery County to host public meetings on Bikeshare

Capital Bikeshare is coming to Montgomery County later this summer. The county is hosting meetings later this month to offer information about bike-sharing.

By Mark Berman  |  09:02 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Red Line trains to Glenmont delayed due to train malfunction

Trains heading toward Glenmont are affected.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:53 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Outer loop delays due to crash, downed tree in Maryland

Traffic is moving very slowly between University Boulevard and MD-355/Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013

All inbound lanes briefly blocked on the District's 11th Street Bridge

All inbound lanes of the 11th Street Bridge are closed due to an accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Massive delays on eastbound U.S. 50 before Bay Bridge

Delays stretched back 20 miles from the bridge, with extreme volume forcing drivers to inch along the road.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, Maryland traffic

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Speed limit going up on 495 Express Lanes

The speed limit is going to go up on the 495 Express Lanes later this month to 65 mph.

By Mark Berman  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway, capital beltway

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Crash snarls outer loop of the Beltway in Md.

An accident is delaying traffic already slowed by the rain. Commuters should expect delays this afternoon and evening.

By Mark Berman  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic

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

Committee examines Amtrak's NE Corridor

By Lori Aratani  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, northeast corridor, Transportation

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: Prepare for long Metro waits and street closures

The weekend will get off to a rainy start, while events will close many D.C. streets and Metro work will lead to long waits.

By Mark Berman  |  02:01 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Travel, Weekend and Beyond

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Rain from Tropical Storm Andrea creates hazardous road conditions

Slick roadways and high water could snarl traffic Friday morning as the storm works its way through the Washington area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Metro weekend work to create long waits on all five lines

Metro isn't closing any stations this weekend, but work will create longer waits on all five rail lines.

By Mark Berman  |  03:44 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

Train hits fence on Red Line

Fence near train track causes delays on Red Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:05 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2013

TSA won't allow knives on planes after all

The TSA has decided to scrap a controversial proposal that would have let travelers carry small knives onto planes.

By Mark Berman  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, TSA

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Streets reopen after Frager's Hardware fire on Capitol Hill

Several streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood are closed to traffic Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:33 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Yellow Line delays due to disabled Metro train

Trains are single-tracking between Huntington and Braddock Road, and riders can expect delays in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:33 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, WMATA

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Racing Presidents take to Bikeshare

The Racing Presidents took to Bikeshare during Tuesday night's Nationals game, reminding the New York Mets that D.C. did bike sharing first.

By Mark Berman  |  04:12 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Red Line delays affect morning commute

Red Line trains to Glenmont and Green Line trains to Branch Avenue are delayed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:34 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/04/2013

MARC Penn Line commute delayed by mechanical issue

Mechanical failures on MARC's Penn Line created heavy delays for southbound travelers Tuesday morning.

By Mark Berman  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/04/2013

UPDATE: Wisconsin Ave. north of downtown Bethesda has reopened

Bethesda-area traffic back-ups likely this afternoon

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Q&A on Virginia's parkway proposal for outer suburbs

These are the Virginia Department of Transportation's responses to frequently asked questions on the bi-county parkway.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:05 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-county parkway, Dr. Gridlock, virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

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

Westbound Bay Bridge traffic snarled after worker injured

The westbound span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge is closed after a worker was injured, creating major backups for traffic heading to Annapolis.

By Mark Berman  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/04/2013

Manassas meeting didn't sell, or defeat, parkway project

An opera hall was the right setting for community vs. government drama.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-county parkway, Dr. Gridlock, virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Arlington Transit bus rolls down hill after brakes fail

An Arlington Transit bus was traveling uphill in the Clarendon neighborhood when its brakes failed, causing the bus to roll back into another vehicle.

By Mark Berman  |  05:49 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, ART

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/03/2013

Residents speak out against parkway that would connect Prince William, Loudoun

Homeowners lined up at a public hearing in Fairfax to decry a proposed parkway that would connect Loudoun and Prince William counties.

By Mark Berman  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  virginia, Virginia transportation

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Red Line delays cleared after several hours

Metro Red Line delays

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:12 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro; wmata; metrorail;, WMATA

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Traffic moving well on Beltway's inner loop in Montgomery County after early-morning closure

By homepage  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013

The week ahead: June work zones, traffic hot spots, highway hearings

Congestion may decrease as vacations season starts, but work zones are more active.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

 

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