wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost

Most Read: Local

Traffic and Commuting Home  |  Discussions  |  Columns  |  Q&A  |      Twitter  |     Facebook |  phone Alerts

Dr. Gridlock: October, 2013

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

Read the report that told the FAA to change electronic device rules

The Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to allow passengers to use electronic devices during taxiing, takeoff and landing was based on a report issued last month by an advisory group. Read the report here.

By Mark Berman  |  05:05 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, faa

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Metro making improvements, but they may be hard to spot

A ceiling here, a staircase there improve the riders’ experience, but the overall trend isn’t easy to track.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:09 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Richard Sarles, Rob Troup, transit, WMATA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 10/31/2013

FAA to allow gate-to-gate use of personal electronics

Air travelers will soon be able to use their tablets and other electronic devices from gate to gate, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday.

By Luz Lazo and Mark Berman  |  01:13 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines, faa

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Tips for safe travels on Halloween

No tricks needed. Just good preparation.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:51 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, halloween, Maryland State Highway Administration, SoberRide

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 10/30/2013

D.C.’s cab drivers join forces with the Teamsters

Hundreds of D.C. taxicab drivers attended the first organizing meeting of the D.C. Taxi Operators Association.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:04 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Sewer pipe break sends untreated sewage into Montgomery creek

Untreated sewage flowed into a Montgomery County creek Wednesday after a sewer pipe burst in Brookeville, officials said.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WSSC; sewer; infrastructure

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Montgomery opens new transit operations center, adds 40 new buses to Ride On

The county is opening a $79 million transit operations complex in Shady Grove Wednesday.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:15 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  montgomery county, ride-on, Transportation

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Wilson Bridge Half Marathon rescheduled for Nov. 10

The bridge’s travel lanes will be open, but there are other road closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, George Washington Parkway, National Harbor, Wilson Bridge, Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Scary data on Halloween car vandalism

Your car is twice as likely to be vandalized on Halloween

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:45 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  car vandalism, halloween, halloween statistics, halloween vandalism, insurance information, vehicle losses

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/29/2013

What annoys you about Metro? We want to know.

What could Metro do to make your commute more enjoyable?

By Paul Duggan  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail

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

Metro work to close some Orange, Blue Line stations

Buses will replace trains between Federal Triangle and Eastern Market.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:07 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/28/2013

These heels are made for cycling

An Oakland, Calif. tinkerer creates a pair of stylish high heels for bike riding.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bicycling, Commuting

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Change fees: Big-ticket item for airlines

Airlines collected $719 million in ticket change fees, cancellations in 2nd quarter.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:19 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline change fees, airline fees, airline ticket changes, Airlines, ticket change fees, ticket changes

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Grab those Turkey-Day airline tickets now

“Thanksgiving airfares are on the rise, and each day that you dilly-dally around and fail to book will cost you five dollars more.“

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:27 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air fares, Air Travel, Airlines, bwi, dulles, national, plane tickets, thanksgiving flights, thanksgiving travel

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013

No, no, no, to flying with this blade

Woman makes obvious mistake, tucking a knife in her carry-on at BWI airport.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, bwi, bwi airport, bwi knife, transportation security administration, TSA, tsa knife

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 10/28/2013

Fire damages empty, parked Metrobus

Investigators are working to figure out the cause of the fire along New York Avenue; no one was injured.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:36 AM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fire, Metro, metrobus fire

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/26/2013

Roads around Howard University will be closed for Saturday’s parade

A number of D.C.-area streets will be closed Saturday morning for Howard University’s homecoming parade, Oct. 26.

By  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013

D.C. to ban traffic on bridge in Rock Creek Park

An erosion problem detected in 2010 has worsened. The closing is scheduled to last about six months.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Saudi women to defy driving ban on Saturday

Saudi women to defy driving ban Saturday.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:03 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Tips for getting around during Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

These tips should help runners, spectators and travelers simply trying to avoid the traffic congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington police, D.C. police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Marine Corps Marathon, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 10/24/2013

D.C.’s cab drivers are joining the Teamsters

Representatives from the Teamsters Union announced the formation of the D.C. Taxi Drivers Association.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:59 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs, taxis

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Amtrak offers preview of new long-distance rail cars

The 130 cars will replace some of the 1940s and 1950s era cars on several long distance routes.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:01 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Busy weekend of events in D.C.

AIDS Walk and Howard University homecoming on Saturday, plus Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon will cause traffic diversions.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AIDS Walk, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Howard University homecoming, Marine Corps Marathon

Posted at 05:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Accident blocks Interstate 95 in Spotsylvania County

All lanes of I-95 north were closed, now one is getting by. Drivers urged to avoid area.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:41 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, culpepper, I-95

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Body found inside the Judiciary Square Metro station

The 4th Street entrance of the Metro station has been closed while police continue to investigate.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:46 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Judiciary Square, Metro, red line, WMATA

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Fight over Virginia transportation priorities takes on new importance

Old battles over which projects make sense contain a new element: The prospect of money to build them.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:03 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Chase, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Commonwealth Transportation Board, Dr. Gridlock Column, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance, Stewart Schwartz, Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013

New documentary chronicles Uber’s D.C. battle

A new documentary explores the tensions surrounding Uber’s arrival in the District.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013

It’s BWI in a photo finish

BWI airport had region’s most on-time flights in August, with Dulles International and Reagan National close behind.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:33 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline statistics, Airports, bwi airport, dulles international, late arrivals, late flights, on-time airlines, on-time flights, reagan national, Transportation, travel data, travel statistics, who is on time

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Ride Metro with Vincent van Gogh

Metro is partnering with The Phillips Collection to offer limited edition Vincent Van Gogh commemorative SmarTrip Cards.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:02 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 10/22/2013

Metro station manager charged with stealing fares

By Paul Duggan  |  05:57 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/22/2013

TSA screening begins long before you arrive at the airport

The agency is using a variety of government and private databases that can include records like car registrations and employment information.

By Victoria Benning  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Reagan National’s $37 million facelift is moving along

Travelers may already see a difference as they move through Terminal A. The space is lighter and brighter.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:35 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, metropolitan washington airports authority, reagan national airport

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Unusually light weekend ahead for Metrorail work

The Orange Line is the only one of Metrorail’s five lines that is scheduled to be disrupted this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Cuccinelli plan focuses primarily on secondary roads

The plan may have emerged late in the gubernatorial campaign, but it’s got a long history.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe, Virginia, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia politics

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013

D.C. to examine its ‘snow readiness’

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) will hold a hearing Tuesday to examine D.C. “snow readiness” for the coming winter season.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Share your thoughts on the Bethesda Metro station’s new look

Share your thoughts on the Bethesda Metro station’s new “look.”

By Lori Aratani  |  05:20 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

D.C. asking public’s help in shaping long-range transportation plan

The program, called moveDC, is an effort to develop a transportation plan for the next three decades.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, moveDC

Posted at 06:54 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Accident in Silver Spring blocks road

Overturned vehicle closes roadway.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:54 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, dennis avenue, silver spring

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 10/19/2013

Exit ramp for Route 1 reopened after crash

Police closed the exit ramp from I-395 north to Route 1 because of a car crash.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:23 PM ET, 10/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Officials: 13 Metrobus passengers, driver of car say they were injured in collision

Metrobus and car involved in collision.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, WMATA

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

Metro vs. BART on pay scales

Here’s an interesting chart done by the San Francisco Chronicle looking at pay and benefits at seven transit agencies.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:39 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bart, Metro, strike, WMATA

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Work to begin on second ‘spot improvement’ for I-66

Funding issues have strung out the set of three highway widenings inside the Capital Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, I-66, Virginia traffic, Virgnia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013

VRE delays Friday morning

VRE delays Friday morning. Metro goes back to 8-car trains.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, mmetro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Difficult weekend ahead for I-95 drivers in Virginia

Some drivers heading south from the D.C. area this weekend will encounter delays because of the region’s biggest road work project.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:34 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Metro opening early Sunday for Army Ten-Miler

Here’s what you need to know about Metro service Sunday.

By Victoria Benning  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Alexandria traffic delayed because of power outage

The power outage caused traffic lights in the area to stop working.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:55 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dominion power, old town alexandria

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Metro brings back eight-car trains

Eight-car trains back on Metro after transit agency cut back to 6-car only trains because of federal government shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government shutdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Metro’s Riders’ Advisory Council is looking for new members

Openings are available for residents of D.C., the city of Alexandria and Arlington, Fairfax and Montgomery counties.

By Victoria Benning  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Report: Many Amtrak stations not fully accessible to people with disabilities

The National Disability Rights Network inspected 94 stations in 25 states and the District of Columbia.

By Luz Lazo  |  04:33 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accessibility, ADA, amtrak, commuter rail, D.C. transportation, disability community, national rail system, Transportation

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 10/16/2013

MWAA, the fuel tank and the cat named Reagan

Public board meetings don’t always make for scintillating copy, but every once in a while a gem of a story pops up.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:24 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Man hospitalized after fall from roadway at Reagan National

A man has been hospitalized after plunging from a roadway at Reagan National Airport last Tuesday night.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:11 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dca, reagan national airport

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

I-95 HOT lanes will be a new experience with tolling for some

The 95 Express Lanes, now half done, will impose toll on lanes sometimes used for free.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Tolls

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 10/16/2013

D.C. sending out new visitor parking permits

The District has begun mailing out the city’s new Visitor Parking Passes, the latest step to make the program less subject to abuse.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. parking, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Visitor Parking Pass

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Crash snarling I-95 South in Va.

A crash on Interstate 95 is blocking all southbound lanes just south of the Capital Beltway in Virginia.

By Mark Berman  |  07:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Metro to split the Red Line again this weekend

Buses will replace trains between Silver Spring and Fort Totten.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:40 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 10/15/2013

DC Circulator gets thumbs up in survey

Most use system for work, school, commute.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:52 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Passenger traffic up at Dulles in August

About 2.1 million passengers traveled through Dulles in August, the first increase in passenger activity since May 2011.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, dulles international airport

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Use of express lanes continues to rise, operator says

Traffic and tolls along the 495 Express Lanes were up a bit in the year’s third quarter, the HOT lanes operator reports.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Tysons

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Seeking clues to your highway traffic mysteries

Help us identify highway zones in the D.C. area that are congested for no apparent reason.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, traffic

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Amtrak CEO touts record ridership for fiscal year 2013

Amtrak posted record ridership in fiscal year 2013, with more than 31.6 million passengers.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:45 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/14/2013

JetBlue unveils promotion to move ‘Bills’ through Washington

JetBlue officials have unveiled a promotion to speed “Bills” through Washington, D.C.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Columbus Day means schedule changes for transit

Transit services change schedules on Columbus Day holiday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:33 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Metro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 10/11/2013

A new look for D.C. drivers licenses

D.C. is introducing a new design for drivers licenses and identification cards starting this November.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:56 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Viral photo from Beltway trucker protest actually from an event last May

A photo seemingly showing truckers bound for D.C. is actually from a Make-a-Wish foundation fundraiser that occurred last May.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, traffic

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Truck protesters drive around Beltway, no delays reported

Two truck protesters give report of how their ride around the Beltway goes. No major traffic delays created.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, trucker protest, truckers protest

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Metro says significant cuts possible if shutdown drags on

Metro says significant cuts are possible if federal shutdown drags on.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:26 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, ridership down, WMATA

Posted at 06:26 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Power restored at key intersection in Falls Church

Accident knocks out power in Falls Church area and blocks major intersection at Route 7.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:26 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, falls church, route 7

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Memorial Bridge re-opened; Beltway backed up in Montgomery County

Two accidents close Memorial Bridge and part of the Capital Beltway. No signs of truckers’ protest so far.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:54 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, memorial bridge, truckers protest

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Truckers say they're coming to D.C.

Will Truckers Ride for the Constitution really tie up traffic on the Beltway Friday morning? Let us know if you spot one.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:33 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  truck protest

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

Metro explains two recent train derailments

Metro explains two recent derailments. Speed was a factor in one.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Stephen Colbert's take on trucker Beltway protest

The Comedy Central host takes on the story like no one else can.

By Victoria Benning  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

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

ICC traffic growing monthly, officials say

Traffic on the Intercounty Connector toll highway in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is growing at an average 2.6 percent per month, Maryland officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Roads awash, but flights are taking off

A night of heavy rain has caused traffic accidents and issues, but flights still moving on schedule.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:03 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, bwi, dulles, reagan national, weather delays

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Problems on all five Metro lines this morning

Riders faced delays across the Metro system during the Thursday morning commute.

By Mark Berman  |  08:39 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Track equipment hits Metro train with passengers aboard

Metro train with passengers hit by track equipment. No injuries reported.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:57 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident redline, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Crash snarls inner loop in Maryland

A crash on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway for several hours shut down all travel lanes at the exit for Annapolis Road/Maryland 450.

By Mark Berman  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, traffic

Posted at 05:29 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Water main break slows Washington St. in Old Town Alexandria

A water main break has shut down a stretch of Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Memorial service set for contractor killed in Metro accident

The contractor killed early Sunday in a Metro accident is being mourned at a funeral service in his hometown of Blackstone, Virginia.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:41 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fatal accident, Metro, Metro accident, Metrorail, red line, WMATA

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Metro releases list of 10 most dangerous stations

Crime is up on Metro as thefts of electronic devices continue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro crime, top 10 most dangerous metro stations, top 10 most dangerous rail stations, WMATA

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013

D.C. fails to pay Metro; funds held up due to shutdown

D.C. fails to pay Metro. City misses quarterly payment because of federal government shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  federal government shutdown, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 10/09/2013

All lanes of Beltway open after tractor trailer overturns; southbound lanes re-open on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

Baltimore-Washington Parkway blocked after accident.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:45 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Beltway

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 10/08/2013

And you thought your flight took forever

How long did the first transcontinental flight to California take?

By Lori Aratani  |  01:59 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Ga. trucker sets Internet abuzz with threat of Beltway shutdown

Earl Conlon says a threat by thousands of truckers to tie up traffic on the Beltway was part of a stunt to draw attention to Washington's dysfunctional politicians.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Second Metro employee released from hospital

He was one of two Metro employees seriously injured in an accident in a Red Line tunnel near the Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:21 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Metro limiting track work over Columbus Day weekend

East side of the Orange Line will be closed. Red Line service also affected.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Inner loop of the Beltway snarled in Tysons

An accident is snarling the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Tysons.

By Mark Berman  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013

I-395 South reopens at Route 236 following crash

No details were immediately available about the cause of the crash or possible injuries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013

One killed in crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford County

Only the left shoulder is getting by on I-95 North between Route 17 and Centreport Parkway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Gusty thunderstorms cause flight delays in D.C., New York and Boston

Heavy rain and wind has resulted in delays at airports in Washington, Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Boston.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 10/07/2013

One person killed in crash on Beltway's inner loop in College Park

Delays remain after a fatal crash closed the Inner Loop of the Beltway in College Park early Monday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:12 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 10/06/2013

Worker dies after fire in Metro tunnel

A contractor who was critically injured early Sunday in a Metro tunnel explosion has died.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:48 AM ET, 10/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Metro shuts down part of Red Line for weekend

The Red Line will be closed at Farragut North, Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square and Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:29 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/04/2013

New Metro parking garage and new escalators

Metro is opening a new parking garage at Twinbrook station. More development to come.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Due to the shutdown, you must continue to shut down

Shutdown delays FAA decision on recommendations that some electronic device use be allowed during take off and landing

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:06 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airline requirements, airline rules, Airlines, electronic devices, electronics turned off, faa, faa ruling

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013

Shutdown may be causing spike in short-term bike rentals

Day 4 of government shutdown leads to spike in use of bikes. Rental bike program seen increase in use.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital bikeshare, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Metro adds patrols at stations near the U.S. Capitol

Metro officials are deploying additional officers to Capitol South and Union Station stations following reports of shots fired near the Capitol.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:58 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2013

Metro riders react to shorter trains

Some Metro riders not thrilled about shorter trains. Transit agency runs only six-car trains.

By Luz Lazo and Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:11 PM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 10/02/2013

Say it isn't so

On a beautiful fall day, District transportation planners have snow on their minds.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:28 PM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. snow, DC DOT, district dot, Local, Snow, snow plans

Posted at 05:33 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Road closed because of government shutdown

Part of Beach Drive closed because of federal government shutdown. Metro ridership lower.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:33 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Higher fines for speeding in the District

As of Oct. 1, 2013, drivers who speed in the District will face higher fines when they're caught.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:30 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Metro ridership increases midday as federal workers go home

Metro ridership looked like a roller coaster Tuesday as it saw less crowded trains and buses.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:07 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Metro riders' council to review proposal for customer pledge

Draft of pledge focuses on safety, customer service, timely sharing of information, accessibility, security and accountability.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:19 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Red Line to close in downtown D.C. this weekend

Other track work will affect schedules on the Green, Blue and Yellow lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, red line, WMATA

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Metro ridership down in morning commute, no midday service level increase

Riders on Metro buses and trains reported on social media that their trains and buses seemed lighter than normal during Tuesday morning's rush hour.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:11 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 10/01/2013

VRE lengthens trains to handle mid-day shutdown rush

Commuter trains to Northern Virginia will be longer than usual to accommodate the anticipated mid-day rush as federal workers head home early, but there will be no additional trains.

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:44 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia transit

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown expected to bring early rush hour starting at noon

Tuesday morning's traffic was business as usual, but an early afternoon rush is expected as federal workers head home early.

By Katherine Shaver  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Regional traffic

 

© 2011 The Washington Post Company