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Dr. Gridlock: November, 2013

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 11/29/2013

‘Oops’ at the airport: TSA photo of weapons confiscated at BWI

Passengers continue to arrive at TSA security with contraband weapons.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:44 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/29/2013

Montgomery County police nab 13 for DUI

County crackdown on night before Thanksgiving lead to multiple arrests.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line

Signal problems delay Metro trains.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:34 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/29/2013

Black Friday? Go back to bed.

If you get to the mall before noon you should avoid the worst crush.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:28 AM ET, 11/28/2013

A Maryland couple makes trek 350 miles through the heart of the bad weather

Warnings about bad weather abounded when Diz Keller and her husband set out to drive to Rochester, N.Y., through the worst of it.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:28 AM ET, 11/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Delays into Reagan National from New York

Gusty wind at New Yorks three mega airports is sending shudders through the nation’s air system

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:36 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/27/2013

X-ray hound awaits you at Reagan National

A dog with spooky eyes is working the TSA checkpoint at National

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 11/27/2013

What, no lines at the airport?

TSA trumpets its success by tweeting photo from Reagan National

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:24 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport, airport security, Holiday travel, reagan national, Transportation, TSA

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Advice for northbound Thanksgiving getaways

Patience and planning are the keys, according to Maryland’s highway administrator.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Lanes closed on Route 1 in Old Town Alexandria

Water main break in Old Town Alexandria. Traffic diverted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, water main break

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Advice for southbound Thanksgiving getaways

Traffic data show that I-95 to Fredericksburg is a Thanksgiving eve hot spot till about 8:30 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Thanksgiving

Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Metro: Red Line delays resolved

Metro has delays on Red and Blue lines. Riders should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:08 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Departure delays reported at BWI

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:06 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:07 AM ET, 11/27/2013

TSA shows short lines at Reagan National Airport

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:07 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Memories of Thanksgivings past include cheaper car rental costs

AAA says car rental costs in Washington are 40 percent higher this Thanksgiving

By Ashley Halsey III  |  06:51 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:14 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Flooding causes lane closures in Aspen Hill, Md.

Two lanes closed on Aspen Hill Road. Flooding causing problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:14 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  aspen hill, aspen hill road, high water, lanes closed, montgomery county

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red and Green lines

Red Line riders should be be prepared for delays this afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  05:52 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Half of drivers killed in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts

Though seat belt use has increased dramatically in recent years, more than half the people killed in accidents in 2012 were not wearing them.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Winter mixes vex highway crews, as well as drivers

This two-day storm brings varied conditions that preview a typical winter for D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Metrobus to become Silent Disco Dance Party venue

Folks will don wireless headsets to take part in the Silent Disco Dance Party.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

First weather-related flight delays come in Atlanta. Will they ripple elsewhere?

As a nasty weather front moves in on the East Coast, the world’s largest airport is the first to experience delays.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:06 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Advice for drivers launching their Thanksgiving getaways

Don’t let worries about the weather distract you from other aspects of safe driving.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:11 AM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Thanksgiving

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Metro adding airport bus service for Thanksgiving getaway

Metrobus will operate many more trips to BWI and Dulles airports. More details about Metro’s holiday schedules.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Thanksgiving getaway, WMATA

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013

Military helicopter makes unexpected landing after warning light goes on

Military helicopter makes prudent landing in Calvert County after warning light comes on.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 11/25/2013

New electronic eyes on drivers in D.C.

New automated traffic enforcement cameras in the District will catch stop sign runners, oversized trucks and those who don’t let pedestrians cross.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:54 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Traffic safety

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Make weather forecast part of Thanksgiving getaway plan

A pre-Thanksgiving storm is likely to mess with many well-laid plans for escaping the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue line

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line. Train malfunction earlier in the morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

Delays on Blue and Orange lines because of signal problem. Trains briefly shared a track.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:49 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, Orange Line, WMATA

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Woman falls on top of Orange Line train in apparent suicide attempt

She suffered minor injuries.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:29 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Grand jury: traffic tickets suffice in case of dead cyclist Trish Cunningham

Motorist came from behind and fatally struck cyclist, a popular coach in Anne Arundel County

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:51 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Research examines links between commuting and political participation

New research finds that commuting may have an impact on political participation.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Montgomery launches parking lot safety campaign

The “Heads Up in Parking Lots” campaign will include ads on buses and bus shelters, reusable shopping bags and messages in garages and lots.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Traffic safety

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Metro to replace carpets with hard flooring

The transit authority plans to use hard flooring in part of the current fleet, as well as in the next generation of rail cars.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/22/2013

D.C. installing new downtown bike lane

Building the lane on M Street NW is scheduled to take four to six weeks.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bicycling, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Suspects charged in Metro assault, theft cases

Transit police have made arrests in a stabbing outside the Twinbrook station and in an investigation into stolen copper wire.

By Paul Duggan  |  03:37 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Not so fat vs. not so fast

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:59 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Brighter lighting set for Metro system

Metro says it will spend $5.5 million to install better mezzanine lighting throughout the underground rail system

By Paul Duggan  |  12:02 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Chalk messages inspire D.C. area cyclists

D.C.-area cyclist Pete Beers sent out a series of fun tweets this week of inspirational messages someone has been leaving for bikers.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bicycles, Commuting

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Expect traffic delays near new Tanger Outlets in Prince George’s

More than 20,000 vehicles are expected to drive to the grand opening of Tanger Outlets at National Harbor Friday.

By Luz Lazo  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, National Harbor, Prince George's, tanger outlets

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Group buys Metro bus ad thanking Edward Snowden

By Paul Duggan  |  04:44 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/21/2013

FCC to propose allowing cellphone calls during flights

Travelers can now keep their phones on throughout flights. Soon, they may be able to make cellphone calls and access data during flights.

By Mark Berman  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Airlines

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Metro approves more bus service for National Harbor

The new service will start next month.

By Luz Lazo  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Streetcar service by early February, Gray now pledges

Mayor Vincent C. Gray has a new prediction for the debut of streetcar service along H Street and Benning Road NE.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Streetcar education underway in D.C.

Travelers along the H Street/Benning Road corridor are beginning to learn about sharing the roadway with the new vehicles.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Tips for Thanksgiving travelers

Travelers about to begin their holidays wrote in with questions and comments on their escape plans.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaways, TSA, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/21/2013

The Thanksgiving stampede is about to begin

Forty-three million Americans tell AAA they plan to travel over the holiday weekend, 90 percent by car.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Delays cleared on Metro’s Red, Orange and Blue lines

Delays on three of Metro’s five rail lines. Unclear how long delays will last on Red, Orange and Blue lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:43 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, Orange Line, red line, WMATA

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

Foxx on transportation funding: ‘You can’t push a rope’

The U.S. transportation secretary is trying to get a funding bill through Congress. But where will the money come from?

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013

‘Backtrackers’ beware: Officers will be looking for you Thursday

Officials will be out again looking for “backtracker” driving through the airport to avoid paying tolls.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, metropolitan washington airports authority

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Amtrak train got turned around near Philadelphia

An Amtrak train bound for New York got turned around last week, inadvertently winding up at a suburban train station outside of Philadelphia.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Northbound lanes of I-270 blocked near Germantown

The lanes are blocked near Exit 13. A brush fire is reported in the area.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:37 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Early getaway traffic may encounter I-395 detour

I-395 is scheduled to shut late Friday, and drivers will follow an overnight detour.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:39 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Thanksgiving getaway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Bespoke bike fashion

How about a women’s riding coat with special reflective features?

By Lori Aratani  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bicycling, Commuting

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Some train delays on Amtrak as crews deal with derailment

Some morning delays after train derailment on Amtrak. Train derailed in historic tunnel.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:15 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amtrak, baltimroe, train derailment, washington

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 11/20/2013

All HOV lanes open on I-395 north in Alexandria

Accident causes one lane of HOV to close on I-395 north

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:57 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, interstate 392 northbound

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro train hits deer, causes Blue Line delays

Blue line trains single-tracking between Morgan Boulevard and Addison Road stations after a train struck a deer.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, metro delays, red line

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

U.S. airports offering healthier fare

The region’s three airports, Washington Dulles, Reagan National and Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall, are among the nation’s top airports are serving healthier fare, according to a new report.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

I-395 north HOV lane shut down in Fairfax

Accident closes one HOV lane in Springfield.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, edsell road, I-395

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

FAA to scrutinize overweight pilots and controllers

Chief FAA surgeon says obese are subject to sleep apnea, and therefore at risk of excessive sleepiness and heart attack.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aviation

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro to work on three lines this weekend

The Orange and Blue Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

A desk that lets you bike while you work

The “Big Rig” bicycle desk, an invention of New York-based Pedal Power, lets folks pedal while they work. And bonus: it also generates electricity.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cycling

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Stranded Metro riders can’t measure rebuilding progress

Last week’s problems show why riders are confused or skeptical about the long-term rebuilding program.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, red line, WMATA

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Learn more about plan to open Beltway shoulder

VDOT is holding an information session on its plan to allow rush hour traffic on the left shoulder of the inner loop south of the Legion Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Loudoun roundabout rebuilt to cut down on crashes

The traffic circle in Loudoun County was redesigned to reduce speeding.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Comic books, nursery rhymes encourage good bus, train behavior

Transit authorities in Western Australia have a campaign to teach riders to be more considerate of each other.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Spirit offers timely Toronto-themed promotion

With Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in the news following his admission that he smoked crack cocaine, Spirit Airlines is offering cheap flights to the Toronto area alongside the phrase “WE’RE NOT SMOKING CRACK.”

By Mark Berman  |  03:40 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, Cheap flights

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metrorail to stay open late for FedEx night games

Metro announced that trains will run an extra hour for two upcoming football games.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, FedEx Field, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro clears delays on Green and Orange lines

Metro clears delays on Green and Orange lines after earlier problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  03:38 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green line, Metro, metro delays, Orange Line, WMATA

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Neighbors debate impact of opening Beltway shoulder

Some fear Virginia project will add traffic congestion, but it’s more likely to create some space for today’s drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2013

Metro working on upgrades to its train arrival signs

Changes will make all signs easier to read, and will add information for Yellow or Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, Rush Plus, WMATA

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 11/18/2013

One lane still closed on I-95 South in Dale City, Va.

I-95 south shutdown. Tractor-trailer accident causes road to close.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:09 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 south shutdown, interstate 95 south, tractor trailer accident

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Thanksgiving getaway guide 2013: Advice for long-distance travelers

Here are some tips on when to travel and what pitfalls may lurk along your holiday routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Getaways, Travel tips

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Invitation-only shindig celebrates the Silver Line

Guest celebrated the near-completion of the Silver Line rail project at a private reception held at the Tysons Central stop.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:20 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Metro awards contract for better lighting

By Paul Duggan  |  12:12 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/15/2013

W.Va.-bound flight makes emergency landing at Dulles

A flight that left Washington Dulles International Airport early Friday morning bound for Morgantown, WVa. was forced to return to the airport after experiencing mechanical problems. No injures were reported.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 11/15/2013

1,287 people died in 2012 crashes in D.C., Va. and Md.

364 weren’t wearing seat belts, 476 were speeding and 375 deaths involved a drunk driver

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:54 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Traffic fatalities last year saw first increase since 2005

NHTSA said many lives could have been saved if people were wearing seat belts.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:43 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transporttion

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/14/2013

Will end to ‘profiling’ cause airport frustration?

House hearing begins with sharp differences of opinion on TSA’s SPOT program.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

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

Metro’s Red Line again experiencing delays

Metro Red Line riders face morning delays. For second day in a row, busy line has troubles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, WMATA

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 11/13/2013

MWAA board elects new chairman, vice chairman

Frank M. “Rusty” Conner III was elected the new chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Warner Session will be the board’s vice chair.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:22 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mwaa

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Where the weird things are: Chicago’s Blue Line

Among the riders on Chicago’s Blue Line: an alligator

By Lori Aratani  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Subways

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Taxi drivers could face higher fees at Reagan National

The dispatch fee paid by passengers whose trips originate at Reagan National would also increase under the airports authority’s plan.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:15 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  taxicabs

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Virginia, not Maryland, is where transit action is today

The Potomac River doesn’t divide transit thinkers from road builders.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock Column, Intercounty Connector, Metro, Purple Line, Silver Line, Tysons

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Public input sought for design of Corridor Cities Transitway stations

Maryland transit officials are seeking members of the public interested in helping to plan the stations for a proposed transitway in the I-270 corridor of upper Montgomery County.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:26 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Airport wants drivers to stop dodging the Dulles Toll Road

Drivers who use the airport road to avoid paying tolls will be targeted, authorities say.

By Mark Berman  |  12:17 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles, Dulles Toll Road

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013

No Yellow Line trains this weekend

Workers will be inspecting the rail bridge over the Potomac. Only the Blue Line is unaffected by weekend maintenance.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:05 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Tell us your Red Line commute story

Tell us of your morning commuting today on the Red Line. We want to hear how the delays impacted you.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:42 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, red line commute

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Dangling cable creates morning delays for Metro Red Line commuters

A dangling cable is causing delays of up to 30 minutes on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:07 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Beltway’s inner loop re-opens after earlier accident

All lanes of the Beltway’s inner loop near the Gallows Road exit in Fairfax County, Va. have reopened after an accident involving a truck.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, beltway blocked, truck fire

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 11/12/2013

MWAA’s board of directors expected to get Silver Line update, elect new officers

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board of directors is expected to meet Wednesday when they will be briefed on the handover of the first phase of Silver Line rail project.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:49 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Area leaders praise Ron Kirby’s expertise, good humor

Area leaders say Ron Kirby provided a reasoned voice during contentious debates over transportation policy.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:47 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Officials unveil transportation cost calculator

A new tool lets you see how much it would really cost to move to a different area or change your commute.

By Mark Berman  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Transportation

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 11/12/2013

VDOT presents winter weather plan

Virginia rolls out some new snow-fighting tools for this winter, but commuters can help.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:54 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Winter weather

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Area leaders shaken by news of Ron Kirby’s death

News of his death spread quickly, leaving many who worked closely with him over the years shaken.

By Katherine Shaver and Lori Aratani  |  12:58 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 11/12/2013

Reporter learns there is no such thing as a Ford Impala

Post reporter learns that Chevy, not Ford, makes the Impala.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:56 AM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Taxis

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 11/11/2013

In Moscow, a little exercise earns you a free subway ride

Russian officials are offering free subway rides to customers willing to do 30 squats.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:25 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Subways

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Federal holidays don’t mean easier commutes

We examine the myth of the traffic-free federal holiday.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:21 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013

Say no to snow

Ye Olde wintery mix may be arriving overnight

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Snow

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

Crowded trains for Metro riders on Veterans Day

It is not the first time Metro has received complaints from commuters train service on weekends that are holidays for some but not others.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Orange Line, riders complain, WMATA

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Consigning cars to history: Another reason they’ll go away

An economist argues that there’s more to blame than the Internet for the decline of U.S. car-oriented culture.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:34 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Over 19,000 drivers use ignition interlocks in Maryland and Virginia

Devices keep drunk drivers from starting their vehicles.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:47 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drunk driving

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Gas gets cheaper, but it’s not cheap

Gas prices reach their lowest point in three years, with some stations selling for less than $3 a gallon.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:33 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gas prices

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Northbound Route 1 reopened after fire in College Park

Traffic has resumed along Baltimore Avenue after crews responded to a fire.

By Leah Binkovitz  |  07:05 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college park, delays, fire, route 1, traffic

Posted at 06:14 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Service returns to normal on Orange, Blue Lines after overnight work

Work ran longer than expected but delays were cleared by rush hour.

By Leah Binkovitz  |  06:14 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, delays, Metro, Orange Line

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/07/2013

BWI Super Shuttle drivers stage work slowdown

Drivers say they make too little money.

By Ashley Halsey III and Lori Aratani  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  super shuttle

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Montgomery County cabbies protest credit card transaction fees

Dozens of Montgomery County taxi drivers are protesting the credit card transaction fees they say the county taxi companies charge them.

By Luz Lazo  |  03:33 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  montgomery county, taxicabs

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Road and transit projects backed by voters

Voters don’t like new taxes, but they will approve transportation projects close to home

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:55 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Navigating transit with baby in tow

Local blogger Tiffany Bridge offers tips on how to navigate public transportation with baby in tow.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:09 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation

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

Slain TSA officer Gerardo Hernandez to be honored Friday with moment of silence

Officials with the TSA here in Washington, D.C. and at airport checkpoints across the country will observe a moment of silence.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:48 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Red Line delays on Metro

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Track problem outside of Union Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:34 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Lanes reopen on GW Parkway in Fairfax County

Two-car accident causing delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:27 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 11/06/2013

New lawsuit targets D.C. taxicab rules

A group of D.C. taxicab drivers affiliated with the Teamsters has filed a lawsuit against the District seeking more time to implement changes.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:40 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dc taxicabs, taxis

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Traffic bad? It gets worse.

Washington plummets in yet another ranking of the nation (and world’s) most congested cities

By Ashley Halsey III  |  04:16 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congestion

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013

Birds on the BID’s bike racks

Cool new bike racks have debuted on L Street NW.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bikes

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Flying has gotten cheaper

Airlines collect less of their revenue from tickets than they did in 1990.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:54 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airfares, airline fares, airline tickets, airplane tickets

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013

Memorial fund created for slain TSA officer

A memorial fund has been created for Gerardo Ismael Hernandez, the first TSA officer to be killed in the line of duty since the agency was established.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:47 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  airport security, lax shooting, TSA

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

Three lanes of I-95S closed in Springfield, Va.

Fuel spill causing lanes to close on I-95 south

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:07 AM ET, 11/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crash, fuel spill, springfield

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Metro staff recommends keeping the D.C.-Dulles Airport bus

The Metro staff plans to recommend changes in some bus routes across the D.C. region, but not cancellation of the bus between L’Enfant Plaza and Dulles Airport.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:31 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, National Harbor, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Transit projects nearly finished, but still no opening dates

The Silver Line and the D.C. streetcar line are wrapping up construction, but still need testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Silver Line more than five new stations

One of the first things riders will notice on the platform at the Wiehle-Reston station is the destination signs to Largo Town Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/05/2013

A sneak peek tour of the Silver Line

Some images from a sneak peek tour of the soon-to-be-open Silver Line rail extension. The $5.6 billion project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the U.S.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles rail, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Foolish mistakes prove fatal for teen drivers

Half weren’t wearing seat belts, 35 percent were speeding, 12 percent were distracted, many had alcohol in their system.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david strickland, national highway traffic safety administration, nhtsa, teen age drivers, teen aged drivers, teen deaths, teen drivers, teen fatalities, traffic accidents, traffic deaths

Posted at 05:38 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Downed tree blocking 16th Street

Downed tree blocks 16th Street in Northwest

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:38 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  16th street, road closed, tree downed

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Metro’s evolving strategy for holiday service

Metro will use this Veterans Day weekend to extend its major track work program.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:51 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Metro closes Van Ness station east entrance

The entrance will be closed for five months while Metro replaces two escalators.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:36 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  escalator, Metro, van ness metro stop closed

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 11/01/2013

DCA, IAD increase security following airport shooting in L.A.

MWAA’s Police Chief Stephen Holl said that both officers and civilian airport employees receive training on what to do in the event of a shooting at the airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:34 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, dca, iad, lax, lax shooting

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Flight operations normal at DCA, IAD despite shooting at LAX

Police and paramedics surrounded a terminal on Friday at Los Angeles International Airport because of a reported shooting.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:50 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports, dca, iad, lax

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Efforts underway to restore Md. creek after sewage overflow

Officials at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) on Friday said that 269,325 gallons of untreated sewage flowed into Reddy Branch Creek in Brookville after a sewer pipe burst earlier this week.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:00 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reddy Branch Creek, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, WSSC

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/01/2013

Silver Line riders -- we want to hear from you

The Post’s Transportation and Development Team is looking for Silver Line riders to chat with as part of our coverage of the new rail extension.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Some drivers still uncomfortable with year-old HOT lanes

While some use the Beltway lanes to avoid congestion, other drivers remain suspicious of them.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:08 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, HOT lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Deadly morning collision in Hyattsville

Deadly accident in Hyattsville. Road closed as investigators on scene.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deadly accident, hyattsville, riggs road

 

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