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Dr. Gridlock: September, 2013

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Meetings in Virginia this week on big road projects

VDOT officials will discuss the I-395 HOV ramp at the Mark Center and the Bi-County Parkway in Prince William and Loudoun.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-County Parkway, BRAC, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Airline profits soared in second quarter

After lean years, the big airlines are seeing profits on the increase, helped by baggage and ticket change fees

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:59 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline profits, Airlines, American Airlines, delta airlines, southwest airlines, united airlines, us airways

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Is there a deer in your headlights?

Odds of hitting a deer are higher in Virginia than Md. or D.C. Hawaii, not so much

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:00 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer, deer colisions, deer crashes, hitting a deer, Local

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2013

The federal shutdown: Little impact expected for airports, Metro

Most commuter services including Metro, VRE and MARC will continue to operate as normal. Air traffic controllers will also remain on the job as will airport screeners.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 09/30/2013

SmarTrip card changes start Tuesday

Price of SmarTrip drops, but rules on exiting fare gates also change.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, SmarTrip, WMATA

Posted at 07:08 AM ET, 09/30/2013

Orange Line delays for Monday morning commute

An earlier signal problem followed by a disabled Metro train in northern Virginia is causing delays in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:08 AM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 09/27/2013

Capital Bikeshare arrives in Montgomery County

Capital Bikeshare's program's first stations in Maryland opened for business on Friday.

By Mark Berman and Bill Turque  |  12:36 PM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Circulator service is on, even if D.C. government closes

Circulator service will operate even in the event of a government shutdown.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:03 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Town of Chevy Chase hires consultant to review Purple Line study

The Town of Chevy Chase has hired a consultant to review a state study of how a proposed light-rail Purple Line would affect local communities.

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:59 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013

D.C. narrowing lanes on eroding road in Rock Creek Park

Kalmia Road Culvert still needs permanent fix to solve problem.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Kalmia Road Culvert

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013

First look at MARC weekend schedules

Beginning in December, MARC will provide weekend service between D.C. and Baltimore.

By Mark Berman  |  04:42 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, MTA

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Baggage charges, other fees here to stay

Airline executives appearing at the National Press Club on Tuesday said fees for bags, additional leg room and other elements of the flying experience are here to stay.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:47 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Shutdown could mean no parking tickets in D.C.

Government shutdown would be a mixed bag transportation-wise: no parking enforcement, but also no Circulator service in D.C.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:22 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  government shutdown, Transportation

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/25/2013

When to buy that plane ticket

Airlines constantly adjust ticket prices as they gamble on supply and demand

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air fairs, air fares, Airlines, airlines for america, plane tickets

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Silver Spring Transit Center: hard to know whether to laugh or cry

Contest on opening date of troubled transit center. Advocacy group mocks 10 year delay in center’s opening in Silver Spring.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:14 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, silver spring transit center, WMATA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Schedule delays on Blue, Orange lines this weekend

This weekend’s schedule is relatively simple, but watch for a major disruption on the Red Line Oct. 4-6.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 09/25/2013

Metro train doors open on wrong side

Rider tweets picture of doors facing chain-link fence instead of platform.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:39 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  doors open on wrong side, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Too many crashes at Loudoun roundabout

VDOT plans to make $300,000 worth of modifications to the roundabout where Routes 50 and 15 intersect in Gilbert’s Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Red Line delays due to disabled train at Woodley Park

Trains are single-tracking between Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations, with delays in both directions

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:18 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Major delays on northbound I-95 Howard County

All northbound lanes are closed after a vehicle overturned on the roadway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013

D.C. visitor parking passes get new lease on life

D.C. Council action put transportation department’s replacement program on hold.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:33 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Signal issues delay Amtrak, MARC trains

A problem with Amtrak’s signal system created headaches for Amtrak and MARC trains on Monday afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:42 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013

CBP seized coral finds new home at National Aquarium

A shipment of illegally imported coral seized by Customs and Border Protection agents has found a new home and purpose.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:35 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CBP, customs and border protection, National Aquarium, Ports

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 09/23/2013

New head of Metro oversight group takes over as predecessor leaves

Klara Baryshev took over Saturday for Jim Benton, who stepped down as chairman of the Tri-State Oversight Committee.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:11 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, toc, WMATA

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Stun gun is latest ‘Oops, I forgot’ at BWI

Passengers often say they forgot they were carrying weapons when they go to board flights

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:17 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, baltimore washington airport, bwi, transportation security administration, TSA

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Flight insurance may not be a bargain

Consumer group warns travelers to read the fine print when they buy flight insurance

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline insurance, Airlines, flight insurance, Flying, national consumers league, ticket insurance, travel insurance

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Cutting Dulles Airport Metrobus now doesn’t make sense

Metro is considering dozens of good ideas to modify bus service, but cutting the airport route should be off the table.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:17 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Dulles Airport, Metro, Metrobus, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Cell phone to ear? Ticket in hand

Maryland police no longer need another reason to pull over and ticket drivers using hand-held cell phones

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:49 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cell phones, d.c. cell phone use, distracted driving, Driving, maryland cellphone use, text messaging, texting

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 09/21/2013

Fake eyeballs, burns at DCA staged emergency

A video captures some of the drama during Reagan National’s emergency drill, held Saturday at the airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:16 PM ET, 09/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, dca

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Capital Bikeshare turns 3

Capital Bikeshare has 2,000 bikes bouncing between more than 200 stations, and it’s about to expand into Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  05:41 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Amtrak, MARC Penn Line service restored

All MARC Penn Line trains have stopped due to an issue with Amtrak’s signals.

By Mark Berman  |  03:46 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, MARC, Trains

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Happy birthday, Capital Bikeshare

The program’s 2,000 sturdy red bikes have become a part of the urban landscape

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:55 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bike sharing, bikeshare, capital bikeshare, citibike, d.c. bikeshare

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks in D.C.

Some of D.C. public parking spots will be transformed into temporary public parks in celebration of Park(ing) Day on Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Inner Loop of Beltway jammed in College Park at Route 1

The two right lanes of the Inner Loop, plus one left lane and the ramp to Route 1 are blocked due to the incident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:53 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Reagan National Airport to host emergency exercise

Officials at Reagan National Airport will hold an emergency response exercise at the airport Saturday.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:14 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Silver Line first phase set to be completed in November

Passenger service on the rail line could begin in January.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Lance Wyman: The man behind Metro’s newest subway map

Metro put out its lastest version of its iconic map. New map shows Silver Line. Designer tells how he did it.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:24 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  lance wyman, Metro, metro map, WMATA

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/18/2013

International travelers face long delays at U.S. airports

International flyers are waiting in line for hours to clear U.S. customs

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines, Airports, Dulles Airport, dulles international airport, international arrivals, international flights, u.s. customs, us customs

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/18/2013

Metrorail working on Red and Orange lines this weekend

This will be a relatively light weekend for schedule disruptions on Metrorail, with all stations open.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013

MWAA board slated to meet Wednesday

The board of directors for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is slated to meet Wednesday. They are expected to get a update about the Silver Line rail project.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:02 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on the Navy Yard shootings

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx offers words of comfort to those affected by the Washington Navy Yard shootings, which happened just footsteps from the Department of Transportation’s headquarters.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:25 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Navy Yard Shootings

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Comment period for Purple Line study extended

The public comment period for a state study about a proposed Purple Line’s impacts has been extended.

By Katherine Shaver  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Police: Most streets around Navy Yard reopen after mass shooting

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:46 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Bus delays near Navy Yard

Metro officials will reroute several buses around the Washington Navy Yard on Monday evening following the fatal shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:51 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Ben’s Chili Bowl to land at Reagan National

Ben’s Chili Bowl will open at Reagan National Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:41 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Two hearings Monday on Metrobus changes

The transit authority has scheduled six public hearings on dozens of proposed changes in Metrobus routes and schedules. Monday night’s sessions are in Prince George’s and Falls Church.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:16 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 09/16/2013

Officials work on plan to get Navy Yard’s ‘sheltered-in-place’ workers home safely

With thousands of Navy Yard-area employees sheltering in place, officials now face the task of how they will get them home tonight.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:17 PM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Will road ahead include tolls on existing lanes?

Ron Kirby, director of transportation planning for Council of Governments, joins Dr. Gridlock at noon for an online discussion of regional priorities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Council of Governments, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Ronald Kirby, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Teen drivers and their parents: two views on teen traffic laws

Parents think they do a good job in enforcing teen driving restrictions; their kids beg to differ

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Driving, gdl, graduated drivers licences, teen drivers, teenage drivers

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

AAA thinks pumps at new Costco may drive down gas prices

AAA says the arrival of low-cost gas at Costco may force big-name gas stations to lower traditionally high prices

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:16 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aaa gas prediction, costco gas, d.c. gas prices, gas prices, price at the pump, price per gallon

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Metro sends buses to help at Navy Yard scene

A search for shooter at the Navy Yard is leading to morning delays for some commuters. New Jersey Ave. entrance at Navy Yard stop closed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Work to close ramp from Roosevelt Bridge to G.W. Parkway

Maintenance work will close a ramp leading from the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge (Interstate 66) for several hours each day over the next month.

By Mark Berman  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-66, Teddy Roosevelt Bridge, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Watch for weekend closings of I-95 HOV lanes

A new round of HOV lane closings starts this weekend along 29 miles of I-95/395 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013

‘Holy smokes, I forgot I had that!’

Guns are discovered frequently at TSA airport security checkpoints, but this week it was a machete at BWI

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, Airports, baltimore washington airport, bwi, bwi airport, bwi machete, transportation security administration, TSA, tsa checkpoints

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 09/13/2013

A yellow light primer

As D.C. prepares to more than double the number of traffic enforcement cameras, Post readers asked for a primer on yellow lights and pedestrian crossings.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:18 AM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, red light cameras, speed cameras

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 09/12/2013

Metro union workers protest

Metro’s largest employee union says the agency has unfair policies on background checks.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:34 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local 689, Metro, WMATA

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

FAA: Air traffic controllers responsible for 7 ‘catastrophic’ errors

Overall number of errors tripled in 2012 with new counting methods, 41 big mistakes.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air traffic controllers, airport mistakes, atc mistakes, controller errors, Flying, mistakes by controllers, plane crashes, plane near collisions, plane near misses

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/12/2013

BWI reopens to flights after lightning strike, delays snarl air traffic throughout Northeast

The airport’s air traffic control tower has grounded flights at BWI due to a possible lightning strike.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, bwi airport

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Agency apologizes for holding Boston airport fire exercise on 9/11

The exercises involved smoke on the airfield at Logan, a potentially worrisome sight on the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks.

By Mark Berman  |  01:41 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Stop for the red light or risk this

Through the lens of the red light camera, the mayhem caused when drivers don’t pay attention

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  collisions, intersection crashes, red light, red light cameras, traffic, traffic collisions

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Amtrak service resumes between D.C. and Philadelphia

Amtrak service has been halted between Washington D.C. and Philadelphia due to damage to overhead wires.

By Mark Berman  |  12:42 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013

House wants to sell you waterways legislation on YouTube

House leader jumps to YouTube to explain why his bill really matters to you.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bill shuster, congress, flooding, Ports, u.s. ports, waterways, youtube

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Metro riders eager for all-night bus service

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  all night metro bus service, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Crash snarls traffic on southbound I-95 at Prince William Parkway

There are major delays following a four-vehicle crash near the Prince William Parkway, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Loaded Beretta 9mm snared at Dulles

An Alexandria man is cited on a weapons charge after TSA finds a handgun in his luggage at Dulles

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport gun, Airports, Dulles Airport, dulles international airport, gun, gun intercepted, TSA, tsa checkpoint

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 09/10/2013

DDOT repaving 15th Street bike lane

Work on the popular cycling lane is scheduled to be done by Oct. 11

By Robert Thomson  |  01:18 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bicycling, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 09/10/2013

New report: Cars are more fuel-efficient

Vehicles got record 24.9 mpg, highest ever for new cars

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:37 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fuel efficiency, miles per gallon, mpg, Transportation, vehicle fuel

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Service on Blue, Yellow lines to be disrupted this weekend

The Reagan National Airport station will be closed.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Possibility of all-night Metrobus service discussed

Don’t get too excited because it isn’t likely to happen in the near future, but WMATA officials are trying to gauge whether there’s enough demand for all-night Metrobus service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:32 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Delays on Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 197 due to crash

A medivac unit is responding to the scene of a single-vehicle crash, causing backups of about three miles in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:28 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

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

Walking the 11th Street Bridge

D.C. officials celebrated the opening of a new span of the 11th Street Bridge on Saturday.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:13 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Commuting, DC DOT

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Metro ridership, revenue down

Metro sees drop in riders and revenue. Weekend work and furloughs are among causes cited.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:03 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

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

I-95 drivers get to compare travel times

Morning commuters see travel time estimates to the Pentagon via regular lanes versus the HOV lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

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

Red Line snarled after mechanical issue

Red Line riders encountered heavy delays and severe crowding Friday evening after a disabled train led to single tracking.

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

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2013

D.C. to hold festival on 11th Street Bridge local span

The Saturday afternoon celebration marks some of the transportation improvements that have occurred in the Anacostia River area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Getting to FedEx Field for Monday night football

Fans heading for the first game of the NFL regular season at FedEx Field will traveling along with the usual afternoon rush hour crowds on Monday..

By Robert Thomson  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, FedEx Field, NFL, Redskins

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Metro device derails on Red Line; no injuries

Metro said a small piece of equipment, called a tie crane, derailed at a slow speed early Friday morning near the Brentwood-Rhode Island Avenue station on the Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:36 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Nation’s Triathlon to affect Sunday traffic

The eighth annual Nation's Triathlon will create some challenges for travelers as well as athletes this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Drivers want less talk, more law enforcement action

Canadian drivers say they want crack down on distracted driving, local cyclists want 3-foot-law respected and enforced.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-foot-law, click it or ticket, cyclist killed, distracted driving, Driving, drunk driving, fatal accident, share the road

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Riders’ council drafts service pledge for Metro

The Metro Riders' Advisory Council is nearly done with its draft "customer pledge" that it plans to send to the transit authority's board for review and possible adoption.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:45 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Ricers' Advisory Council, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Metro says all computer troubles resolved

Metro computers are experiencing problems. Train and bus service not impacted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/04/2013

In your garage before you know it: a car that drives itself

As driverless cars take to the roads will auto insurance and auto body shops really be necessary?

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  autonomous car, autonomous driving, bill shuster, cadillac srx, driverless, Driving, mercedes s-class

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Traffic, transit tips for September and beyond

Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Delays on I-95 south near Route 32 in Howard County

All lanes blocked on I-95 South following crash near Route 32 in Maryland.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Metro derailment caused by possible failure in equipment

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:13 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line derailment, red line derialment, WMATA

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013

BWI was region’s top passenger airport in 2012

Passenger traffic increased at BWI and Reagan National in 2012, but fell by 3 percent at Dulles International

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, baltimore washington airport, Dulles Airport, dulles international airport, national airport, reagan national

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 09/03/2013

United Airlines fined for failing to make prompt refunds

United Airlines was cited by federal officials for failing to make prompt refunds to customers and for its handling of animals on some flights.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:33 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines, DOT, united airlines

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Business is booming at BWI

For the first time in a decade, more passengers flew through BWI than Dulles. hort summary of story

By Lori Aratani  |  12:58 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bwi, dc area airports, dulles, reagan national

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 09/03/2013

Metro to work on three lines this weekend

The greatest impact will be on sections of the Orange and Red lines where buses replace trains.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:21 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013

‘September Shock’ is not a single blow for commuters

The end of vacation season adds commuters, but a key factor in congestion is that travelers' post-summer schedules are less flexible.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation Planning Board

 

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