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Dr. Gridlock: July, 2013

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near National Airport

An accident on the George Washington Parkway is blocking all northbound lanes near Reagan National Airport.

By Mark Berman  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Three-second delay gives pedestrians a head start

It's a change in the timing of crosswalks that traffic safety officials hope will reduce the number of pedestrian injuries.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pedestrians, traffic

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Traffic closings on 11th Street to begin Thursday

Workers will place girders for the 11th Street Bridge project.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 07/31/2013

D.C. presents traffic plan for South Capitol Street

The District plans to rebuild the Douglass Bridge starting in late 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:58 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anacostia Waterfront, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, South Capitol corridor, South Capitol Street

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/31/2013

Gas leak closes portion of road in Germantown

A portion of Seneca Meadows Parkway is closed because construction crews hit a gas line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gas leak, germantown

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

Possible delays on H street NE

Road work in on H Street NE to make way for D,C, streetcars. Drivers could see delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:31 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, dc streetcars

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Metro employees could face discipline for disabling intercoms

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:40 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Soccer stadium plan raises travel questions about South Capitol St.

The rebuilding of South Capitol Street and the Douglass Bridge will be the topic of a Tuesday night meeting.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator, D.C. traffic, D.C. United, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 07/30/2013

MARC delays persist two days after train derailment

Maryland Transit Administration officials said most trains will be delayed 10 to 15 minutes all day Tuesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Water main break closes street in Northeast D.C.

All lanes of I Street between 19th and 20th streets in Northeast are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:15 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Metro riders' alert: A week of track work ahead

Four lines are affected by weeknight track work. This weekend, the big impacts of the rebuilding program will be felt on the Orange, Blue and Red lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:25 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Several highway projects will affect D.C. area travel

Traffic volumes are lighter in summer, but that's prime time for roadwork.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Planning chief to discuss Metro's long-range goals

Shyam Kannan, director of Metro's planning office, will take your questions at noon.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Momentum, Shyam Kannan, WMATA

Posted at 06:43 AM ET, 07/29/2013

MARC delays expected following weekend derailment

Trains on the Camden Line are experiencing delays of 30 to 45 minutes.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:43 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Commuting, MARC, Morning commute

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013

D.C. not making friends with freeway work

A traffic-snarling project on I-695, already unpopular with drivers, is scheduled to enter a new phase Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Nationals Park

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Crystal City Twilighter 5K race street closures in Arlington

Crystal City

By Luz Lazo  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Crash blocks I-295 South at Pennsylvania Avenue

A crash has closed all southbound lanes of I-295 at Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, I-295, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Riders' Advisory Council calls for Metro track work timetables

The council chairman urged the transit authority Thursday to give customers a better idea of how long phases of the rebuilding program will take.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:10 AM ET, 07/26/2013

MARC trains facing delays due to trespasser on the tracks

Trains 845 and 847 on the Camden Line are running behind schedule.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:10 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Commuting, MARC, Morning commute

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Programmer gives Metro a hand with hot cars

It is no stretch to say that Lee Mendelowitz, a computer science doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park, knows more than a couple things about coding and data.

By Nicole Chavez  |  04:54 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter rail, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Eleanor Holmes Norton takes new leadership role on House panel

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) has been elected ranking member on the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Prince George's: Gaylord National Resort was wrong to bring in out-of-county cabbies

The county said out-of-county taxis who picked up fares at Gaylord broke county law.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Harbor, Prince George's Department of Transportation, taxicabs, taxis, Transportation

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Metro to cut cost for SmarTrip card

As of Oct. 1, the plastic card will cost $2.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:43 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, SmarTrip, WMATA

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Metro board approves new union contract

Metro board approves new union contract. Deal gives workers 11.4 percent pay hike over four years.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:40 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Transportation authority debates what commuters need and when

Northern Virginia panel spotlights basic transportation issues.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Pr. George's cabbies complain about pick-ups at Gaylord National Resort

Prince George's cabbies have filed a complaint with the county claiming that Arlington County taxicabs picked up passengers at the Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center last week.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabbies, Commuting, Prince George's, taxicabs, taxis, Transportation

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Metro union approves its new contract

Metro union votes in favor of new contract. Deal gives employees 11.4 percent raise over four years.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:04 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Transportation authority plans vote on N. Va. projects

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority plans to hold a public hearing Wednesday night.


By Robert Thomson  |  09:11 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Sandbags add style to subway vents

Cleveland Park

By Lori Aratani  |  02:48 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Metro to set new rail service standards

The transit staff will ask the Metro board Thursday to approve standards for off-peak frequency and crowding.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Brake testing underway for new streetcars

The testing prepares the three vehicles for service on H Street and Benning Road NE.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Dulles to be enrollment site for expanded pre-check program

The Transportation Security Administration announced Friday it has expanded a program that allow travelers to move through airport security without having to remove their shoes and jackets and allow them to leave their laptops in their cases.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:54 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles international airport, pre-check, TSA

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Green Line trains delayed due to smoke in tunnel

Tunnel smoke forces brief delays on Metro's Green Line

By Clarence Williams  |  06:32 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Twitter and Metro's hot cars

The mercury is rising, temperatures are flaring and Metro passengers are sweltering in hot Metrorail cars.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:01 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hot cars, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013

I-95 work zones plentiful this weekend

Travelers in both Maryland and Virginia should be aware of several work areas that could slow them down significantly.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend road work

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 07/19/2013

BWI observation gallery reopens

Officials at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has reopened to visitors.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:42 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bwi; observation gallery

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 07/19/2013

Metrorail changes schedules for weekend track work

All stations will be open, but trains will share tracks on several lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:12 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Disabled Metro riders raise concerns

Metro's disabled riders have complaints. Riders say elevator lists not accurate.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Oil leak, missing manhole cause street closing in Northeast D.C.

By Nicole Chavez  |  08:53 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, Metrobus

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Metro bus drivers worried about jobs, as D.C. seeks to privatize some routes

Metro's biggest union is trying to rally support to try to stop the District from privatizing some of the bus routes in the city.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013

Heat restrictions in place for Amtrak and VRE

Heat restrictions in place for rail lines. Severe weather can cause passengers delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:39 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Inner Loop lanes reopen after crash in Prince George's

All lanes blocked at Ritchie Marlboro Road/Exit 13 on the Inner Loop of the Beltway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Fatal crash on Inner Loop in Prince George's County

The Inner Loop was shut down overnight at Branch Avenue after a crash that killed a motorcyclist, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Silver Line extension may see eight-week delay, officials say

"There's a real question now on when it will be complete," MWAA CEO Jack Potter said.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:02 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Metro employees to get pay raise

Workers are expected to get an 11.4 percent raise and will also be required to pay into their pension.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:53 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Metro takes measures in heat wave

Metro trains could run at slower speeds if tracks get too hot, and more track inspections being done.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:15 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013

Tips for traveling in this week's heat

Here are some survival tips for rail and road commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Driving, Heat, Hot weather, Metro, Safety, WMATA

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Metro train door causes woman to injure knee

Metro train pulls away as woman's purse was caught in door. Woman suffers knee injury.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:29 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The week ahead: Heat, HOT lanes and Metro work

Silver Spring, Tysons, Laurel, Capitol Hill

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: McCartney at Nats Park, Bastille Day celebration, rail and road delays

Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Overturned fuel truck closes roads in Prince William County

Sudley Manor Drive is closed between Linton Hall Road and Dunbarton Drive as crews work to clear the accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Tracking Wednesday night's Metro meltdown

Riders dealing with a nightmarish Metro commute turned to social media to share what they were seeing.

By Mark Berman  |  12:19 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/11/2013

Metro officials explain train intercom problems

Metro officials explain intercom problem and why it has been four years since it was addressed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Most commuter bus service on ICC to continue

Most commuter bus service will continue on the Intercounty Connector, but a route between College Park and the Germantown Transit Center will be scrapped Aug. 1 due to low ridership

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Intercounty Connector, Maryland traffic, Maryland transit, transit tips

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Key Bridge reopens

The Key Bridge is closed in both directions due to a suspicious package.

By Mark Berman  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Weekend warning: I-95 South overnight shutdowns in Northern Virginia

No road work zone deserves as much monitoring as where the 95 Express Lanes are being built.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:32 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Hydraulic fluid to blame for nightmarish Metro commute

clarendon

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue orange line meltdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Accident closes GW Parkway northbound ramp to Beltway's inner loop

By Stefanie Dazio  |  06:42 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Disabled Metro train causes massive delays on Orange and Blue lines

Disabled Metro train delayed Wednesday commuters for more than an hour as they tried to travel into Virginia.

By Clarence Williams  |  09:35 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 07/10/2013

Time running out for motorists with unpaid Md. tolls

Time is running out for motorists to pay off their toll debt in Maryland under a new state law targeting cheaters.

By Katherine Shaver  |  06:29 PM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013

More drivers use Beltway express lanes, report says

Operator says traffic increased more than a third in March-June quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Details on why Metro trains went down wrong tracks

'Instead of it acting like an Orange Line train, it acted like a Blue.'

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:59 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 07/09/2013

Metro union says contract deal reached

Metro union reaches deal with management on contract. Deal comes after months of negotiation.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 07/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Gas leak closes streets in Arlington

A gas leak in Arlington is closing streets in the Pentagon City neighborhood, which could create commuting problems in the area.

By Mark Berman  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Mechanical problem strands Amtrak train for several hours

The train was going from New York to Miami when an axle problem halted it near Richmond.

By Mark Berman  |  02:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The week ahead: Metro schedules, Silver Line work, lane closings

Traffic continues summer decline, but road crews are active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 07/08/2013

All lanes reopened on Beltway's inner loop

Multi-vehicle accident at 5:18 a.m. closes all but one lane of the Beltway's inner loop in Montgomery County.

By homepage  |  06:29 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, inner loop, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 07/06/2013

San Francisco plane crash recounted via Twitter

Twitter provided some of the most vivid images of the San Francisco plane crash.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:16 PM ET, 07/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airportt, asiana, plane crash, san francisco plane crash

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Outer loop snarled by crash at Wilson Bridge

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge blocked multiple lanes and snarled traffic for several hours on Friday afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013

TSA joins Instagram to show off items discovered at checkpoints

The TSA has begun posting photos of inert grenades, knives and stun guns to the photo-sharing service.

By Mark Berman  |  01:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, TSA

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Metro sees highest July 4 ridership since 2010

Metro reported more than 540,000 trips on Thursday, an uptick over last year and the highest July 4 ridership since 2010.

By Mark Berman  |  12:17 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/05/2013

Man caught with suspicious shampoo at Dulles

A Guatemalan courier allegedly caught at Dulles with nearly two pounds of cocaine concealed in shampoo bottles.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, dulles international airport

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work, holiday traffic and more

Metro work will affect two lines, while holiday travelers should be ready to encounter major delays on Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Weekend and Beyond

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Guide for July 4 and weekend travel in D.C. area

These travel tips should help ease the trip to Independence Day events.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Independence Day, July 4, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Purple Line 'good candidate' for private investment, top transit official says

A light-rail Purple Line is a "good candidate" for being built via a public-private partnership, a top Maryland transit official wrote recently.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Don't fly with fireworks

By Lori Aratani  |  04:23 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  4th of july travel, Airports, transportation security administration, TSA

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2013

Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as secretary of transportation Tuesday during a private ceremony.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:51 PM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Tree falls and shuts down Spout Run Parkway ramp

Fallen tree shuts down Spout Run ramp to G.W. Parkway

By Clarence Williams  |  05:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spout Run Parkway, traffic

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Some stunned that anyone has positive view of Metro

Skeptics cite their own problems with transit service.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:50 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation poll, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Georgetown Pike closed in McLean, near Capital Beltway

The section between Spring Hill Road and Swinks Mill Road is expected to be closed all day in both directions, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

 

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