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Dr. Gridlock: December, 2013

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Northbound I-295 re-opens in Southeast D.C.

Accident between Eastern Avenue SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE closes freeway early Tuesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  295 closed, dc, road closed, traffic

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013

After drunken falls, Metro warns of riding while impaired

Drunk Metro riders fall on tracks, escalators. Officials warn riders there is such a thing as being too intoxicated to ride the rail system.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:44 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  drunk metro riders, Metro, metro riders drunk, metro riders fall on escalators, metro riders fall on tracks, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Metrobus riders see many changes this week

Bus schedules have been adjusted on dozens of routes across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 12/30/2013

Off-peak lane closures on Connecticut Ave. NW

Off-peak lane closures on Connecticut Ave., as workers inspect bridge over Rock Creek Parkway. Work to be done between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bridge inspection, connecticut avenue, lane closures

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Suitland Parkway closed westbound; eastbound lanes reopen

The Suitland Parkway’s westbound lanes were closed after a pedestrian was struck.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  pedestrian hit, suitland parkway closed

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Problems on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Metro riders should expect delays on Blue and Orange lines because of disabled trains.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:02 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, delays, Metro, Orange Line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Military Bowl likely to tie up traffic in Annapolis

The annual football game, which had been at RFK, moves to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Dr. Gridlock Column, Military Bowl, Traffic tips

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

Delays on Red, Blue and Yellow lines resolved

Several problems were causing delays on three Metro lines Thursday morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:11 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 12/26/2013

I-270 northbound local lanes reopen

An accident involving a U.S. Postal Service truck forced the closure of northbound local lanes of I-270 in Gaithersburg.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:14 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Metro has special schedules for the holidays

Regular service Christmas Eve, but Christmas Day will be like a Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Travel advice for holiday eve getaways

For drivers who couldn’t get away earlier, here’s some last-minute guidance on routes and traffic information.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 12/24/2013

FAA: Santa cleared for takeoff

FAA says they’re letting Santa use all sorts of electronic gizmos to guide his sleigh this year.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:18 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Signal problems on Red Line fixed after delays

Metro’s busy Red Line delayed due to signal problems. It is the third rail line of the day to have an early morning problem.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:59 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Traffic guide for last-minute shoppers

The morning rush was Christmasy light, but drivers still will find traffic around the malls.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line end

Delays on Metro’s Green Line resolved after train struck a deer. Riders on Blue and Orange lines also experienced morning delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:24 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer struck, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Metro delays on Blue and Orange lines resolved

Service is back to normal on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines, officials say, after delays caused by a disabled train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:16 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Holiday getaway begins, but it keeps going

Here are some tips for traveling away from the D.C. area during the holiday season.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Rockefeller weighs in against in-flight cell calls

Add another voice to the congressional chorus calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to derail a Federal Communications Commission move to allow cellphone conversations on airplanes in flight.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Red Line delays resolved

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line. Passenger reports someone suspicious but police find nothing.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:49 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  metro delays, red line

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 12/20/2013

H Street closed

H Street closed. Road closed because of trolley construction.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:46 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  h street closed, north capitol street

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Massive holiday exodus forecast from D.C. area

More than 40 percent of the region’s people say they plan a trip of 50+ miles over the holidays.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Delays on Metro’s Green Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Green Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:32 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:41 AM ET, 12/19/2013

Earlier delays on Metro’s Blue Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:41 AM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Congress members: ‘No’ to cell phone chats in flight

14 members of the House add their weight to chorus that wants to maintain the ban on cell phone conversations in flight.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Dulles Toll Road drivers will pay more starting Jan. 1

Tolls will increase 75 cents to $2.50 at the main toll plaza; additional funds go in part to the Silver Line extension of Metrorail.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:39 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dulles Toll Road

Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 12/18/2013

New traffic pattern at Northern Virginia interchange

The change, now planned for January, is part of the reconstruction of the Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:55 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Metrorail open late for New Year’s

Metro also announced schedules for other times during the holidays.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013

There’s no business like snow business

As Maryland and other states deal with lots of early season snow, they’ve come up with new tricks and tools to win the snow wars.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:33 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Questions about airport security? Here are the answers

Two programs will speed you through airport security. What’s the difference, and which is the best one?

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:18 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013

You’d rather not be hit by a train? Then stay off the tracks

Hoping to curb accidental deaths, New York’s subway system produces a suspenseful little video.

By Paul Duggan  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 12/17/2013

One lane of southbound Connecticut Avenue in Dupont Circle opens after rush-hour mess

Water main break causes part of Connecticut Avenue to close. Road closed through rush hour.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:37 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  connecticut avenue, road closed, water main break

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Ho, ho, ho! The roads will be packed with holiday travelers

For the fifth consecutive year, more people will travel this holiday season than last.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:16 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Metro plans weekend closing at Greenbelt station

Buses will replace Green Line trains between College Park and Greenbelt.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bwi airport, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Commuters’ eternal question: Which way is faster?

Help The Post’s transportation team select some alternative commuting routes to test.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:41 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock Column, Which Way?

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Metro’s Red Line ok after delays

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:21 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Dr. Gridlock still believes in Santa, but .

UPS says it has a deal with Santa to lighten his load.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  07:17 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Officers nab 116 ‘backtrackers’ at Dulles Airport

Drivers are cited as part of a campaign to stop “backtrackers” who try to avoid paying tolls around Dulles International Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Toll Road

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Bag and change fees help boost airline profits in 3rd quarter

Airlines took in $1.6 billion in fees in the 3rd quarter.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Controversial union-friendly labor agreement is part of some Silver Line rail work

Despite an early battle over its use, a union-friendly labor agreement is being used for part of Phase 2 of the Silver Line rail project.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

TSA opens enrollment centers for expedited airport security program

The $85 program is intended to reduce some of the hassle at airport security lines.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

Dr. Gridlock believes in Santa

UPS says it will collect 34 million packages today.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:11 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Metro train with smoky brakes offloaded

Smoky brakes lead to Metro train problems. No major delays expected.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:10 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line cleared.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:33 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, metro delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Delays on inner loop of Beltway in Falls Church

The inner loop was reopened after an accident involving multiple vehicles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495, accident, Beltway, inner loop

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Water main break in White Oak could cause delays Sunday

About 20 residences will be affected by a water shutoff, and drivers should expect delays.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, WSSC; sewer; infrastructure

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Metro cancels some weekend track work

The Green Line project is cancelled but disruptions will occur on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

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

Streetcar heading for H Street tracks this weekend

The District plans to move a streetcar to H Street NE on Friday night, then begin testing before passenger service starts in 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:05 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, H Street

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Cold weather have you deflated?

Warning light says your tire pressure is low? Blame it on the cold weather

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:42 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Pilots, flight attendants, say ‘no’ to cellphone chitchat

The FCC and the U.S. Department of Transportation took different views on whether cellphone chat is okay in flight; crew members say it isn’t.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:19 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Prince George’s police car wrecked in collision

An early morning crash wrecked a Prince George’s police vehicle and sent an officer to the hospital.

By Mark Berman  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Prince George's

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Red Line delays cleared

Riders on Metro’s Red Line encountered delays due to a switch problem near Fort Totten.

By Mark Berman  |  07:01 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Four D.C. cab drivers face fines for credit card violations

Four D.C. taxi drivers could face up to $1000 in fines for not allowing passengers to pay by credit or debit card.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:10 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. taxicabs

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Crash snarling I-95 South near Fredericksburg, Va.

An accident involving a tractor trailer had shut down most of I-95 near Fredericksburg, Va., about 38 miles south of the Capital Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  04:26 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Not the car you want to rear end

A Prince George’s County police officer driving a brand new patrol car gets rammed from behind.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:27 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

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

The Red Line experience: another day, another delay

A review of one week’s Metro service reports shows more disruptions on the Red Line than on any of Metrorail’s other four.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:14 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013

New award will honor planning expert Ron Kirby

The award will recognize individuals who work collaboratively to make the D.C. region a better place to live.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Poll: Americans say no to cellphone calls in flight

A national poll finds overwhelming opposition to allowing phone conversations on airplanes.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:13 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Baltimore-Washington Parkway northbound re-opens after fatal accident

Fatal accident shuts down Baltimore-Washington Parkway north in morning commute. Two dead, others in serious condition.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:36 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

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

Airline profits get a lift

Though profit margins remain tiny, global airline industry had a better year in 2013 and has an upbeat forecast for 2014.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:09 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line end

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Disabled train at Takoma station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:40 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Deputy Transportation Secretary John Porcari to leave DOT

John Porcari, Deputy Transportation Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation announced he is leaving the agency at the end of this month.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Greenbelt Metrorail station to close this weekend

Buses will replace trains between College Park and Greenbelt on Saturday and Sunday while Metro works on its test track for new rail cars.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Issues resolved on Metro’s Red Line

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Disabled train causes problems

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:53 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Incident on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines resolved

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:14 AM ET, 12/11/2013

Service back on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:14 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 12/10/2013

MWAA board expected to meet Wednesday

The latest Silver Line delays are likely to be a hot topic at the final meeting of the year for the MWAA board of directors.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:17 PM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mwaa, Silver Line

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Two people dead after MARC train hits car

Initial reports on the incident said that a vehicle “went around” a gate on the railroad.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:52 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  marc train, train hits car, two people dead

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Metro’s Red Line back to normal after delay

Metro’s Red Line has delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:25 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line delays, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Power out and then quickly back up at Metro’s Capitol South stop

Brief power outage at Metro’s Capitol South stop.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitol south stop, power outage, subway, WMATA

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Earlier incident on Green and Yellow lines. Disabled train at Georgia Avenue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:18 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Winter storm updates

The wintry weather continues Tuesday with snow and sleet expected during the morning commute. We’re bringing you the latest live updates on what’s going on and what to expect.

By Mark Berman  |  04:55 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Weather

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Tips for traveling in Tuesday’s storm

The incoming storm is likely to bring out more bad habits among D.C. travelers..

By Robert Thomson  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Public Works, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Winter storm

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Bill would ban cellphone conversations in flight

As FCC considers allowing cell phone conversations in flight, Congress moves to ban them

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:51 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/09/2013

TSA confiscates sock monkey’s pistol

Washington state traveler is shocked, embarrassed after TSA officer confiscates a sock monkey’s toy pistol.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airports

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Outer loop of Beltway reopens after tractor trailer accident

Outer loop of Beltway reopens after being blocked by overturned tractor trailer.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, Beltway, tractor trailer overturned, tysons corner

Posted at 04:55 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Live updates: Winter storm

The Washington region is bracing for another day of wintry weather. We’re bringing you the latest updates on the weather here.

By Mark Berman  |  04:55 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Winter weather

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 12/06/2013

New Md. State Police video encourages enforcement of driver-cyclist laws

Past highway safety campaigns have shown that enforcement is the key to getting people to obey the law

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:13 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Metro makes its case on customer service

Metro board members support a pledge to riders, as transit officials describe service improvement programs.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus, Metrorail, Richard Sarles, WMATA

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

Love and romance on the subway?

A matchmaking service is using New York’s subway system to help people find romance.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Route 1 in Arlington re-opens

Route 1 closed because of accident. Drivers advised to avoid the area.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, route 1 closed, traffic

Posted at 06:50 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Two lanes blocked on I-66 east

Two lanes blocked on I-66 east. Unknown how long road will be closed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:50 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  route 66 lanes closed

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Key Bridge re-opens after earlier incident

Key Bridge closed in both directions. Police said they do not know how long the road will be shutdown.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:35 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  key bridge closed

Posted at 05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Amtrak will no longer honor MARC passes on some weekend trains

The start of weekend MARC rail service between Washington and Baltimore on Saturday means Amtrak will no longer honor MARC passes on some of its weekend trains, an Amtrak spokeswoman said.

By Katherine Shaver  |  05:46 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Tree lighting ceremony means street closures on Friday

Metro announces bus route changes for Friday’s 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:33 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Metro defends ‘shoes’ ad some call sexist

Female Metro executive takes credit for ad that some view as sexist.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, sexist shoe ad on metro, shoe ad, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Are you a transportation wonk?

The United States did $1.11 trillion in cross-border trade with Canada and Mexico in 2012.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:51 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/05/2013

A question about TSA’s Pre-Check program

A reader loved speeding through airport security and wants to know how to make it happen again.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Earlier delays on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines. Riders should expect delays

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:05 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue and orange lines, delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Tanger Outlets traffic frustrates neighbors

For some county residents who use Oxon Hill Road, the Nov. 22 opening of the 80 outlet stores has meant additional delays to their commutes.

By Luz Lazo  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, National Harbor, Prince George's, traffic

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013

What Metro fears about fare increases

The transit ridership is a less reliable market than it used to be.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Man with gun cited at Dulles Airport

The gun in the Virginia man’s carry-on luggage was loaded with 11 rounds, police say.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:43 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Shoes, sexism and Metro

Some riders are criticizing a new Metro ad they say is sexist.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WMATA

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Roads reopened in Tysons after gas leak

Authorities have closed Westpark Drive at Route 123. Route 123 at International Drive is also closed intermittently as crews try to fix the line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:05 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  farifax, gas leak, roads closed, tysons mall

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Normal service back on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow line. Problem caused by switch problem at King Street Station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:04 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blue line, Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow line

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 12/04/2013

Accident on Baltimore-Washington Parkway blocks one lane

Accident on Baltimore-Washington Parkway blocks one lane. Police advise drivers to take another route.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:31 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, Baltimore-Washington Parkway, lane closed

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Federal transit benefit to drop in 2014

The shift has officials at Metro concerned about their bottom line since many of their weekday customers are federal workers.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:18 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Metro report to show service improvements

Transit authority’s scorecard shows gains in on-time performance and reliability.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Blue Line will be split this weekend

Crews also will work on the Red, Orange and Green lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Metrorail, WMATA

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Earlier delays on Yellow Line resolved

Metro says delays on the Yellow Line because of a train malfunction are resolved.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA, yellow line

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 12/02/2013

MWAA announces more Silver Line delays

Recent testing identified needed software modifications to the Automatic Train Control System, officials said.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:29 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Montgomery County enlists teens in pedestrian safety push

Montgomery County transportation officials are offering grants to teens who come up with ideas to promote pedestrian safety.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pedestrians

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Remember ‘Dobie’s’ hot rod? Then you may need help with your driving

New features in 2013 cars help baby-boom drivers

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tips on handling holiday shopping traffic

Some of December’s biggest driving challenges will be at shopping centers.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Metro’s Red Line delayed

Metro’s Red Line has morning delays. Disabled train at Rhode Island Avenue stop.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:55 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, metro delays, red line

Posted at 05:43 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Water main breaks in DC and MD could cause morning delays

Water main break in NE and in Gaithersburg. Delays likely for commuters.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:43 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaithersburg, NE d.c., water main break

 

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