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Dr. Gridlock: February, 2014

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Some Silver Line road work waiting on warmer weather

Paving progress depends on thermometer, not the state of railroad construction.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Silver Line

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 02/28/2014

Metrobus alerts reaching relatively few riders

Electronic alerts can be helpful in emergencies, but riders need to sign up for them.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:35 PM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Metrobus looking at how to improve service in Oxon Hill

Study highlights Metrobus efforts to address future growth in southern Prince George’s.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrobus

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Metro work affects all lines this weekend

All stations will be open, but trains on four lines will be farther apart than normal.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:01 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red and Orange lines

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

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:59 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 02/27/2014

If you have to go, the best (and worst) times to hit D.C.’s DMV offices

If you really have to go -- a guide to the best (and worst times) to go to D.C.’s DMV.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:54 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Map rage: Navigating Google’s revised way-finding system

Dr. Gridlock gets lost in updated version of the mapping program.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Fewer VRE trains will run this evening after teen struck by train

VRE cancels morning, some evening trains after a person is struck early Wednesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:53 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Capital Bikeshare put on hold in College Park

A plan to bring Capital Bikeshare to College Park is on hold as a result of a bankruptcy filing by the company that provides the bicycles. The city planned to launched Feb. 1.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  biking, capital bikeshare

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Cyclist hit-and-run plays out on Facebook

Police hunt for Honda SUV driver who fled after hitting two cyclists, critically injuring one of them.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Earlier delay on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays on Metro’s busy Red Line. Sick customer aboard a train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:48 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, red line, WMATA

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Accident causes heavy traffic on Interstate 270 south

The accident on I-270 south has been cleared but delays continue.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:02 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Interstate 270

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Regional leaders pledge more money for Metro

The transit authority calls the commitment a “down payment” on such expensive goals as eight-car trains for rush hours.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:13 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 02/26/2014

D.C. to begin Potholepalooza fest in March

Each year, the District turns the sighting and fixing of potholes into a shared experience.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:55 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  potholes

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014

D.C. Circulator considering new routes, new fares

Local bus system also considering changes in frequency of service.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 02/26/2014

WSSC energy manager receives environmental award

Robert Taylor receives award for work in wind power, solar energy.

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:40 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WSSC

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 02/25/2014

Maryland residents owe millions in unpaid fines to D.C.’s DMV

Overall, the DMV processed 2,520,675 citations in fiscal 2013 -- mostly for parking, but for other assorted offenses as well.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:22 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014

DC Water to begin water pressure work in Ward 3

Utility officials say 5,000 homes and businesses will received increased water pressure

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC Water

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Metro’s ‘banana peel man’ to undergo evaluation

Maurice Owens sued Metro claiming he slipped on a banana peel in Metro elevator. He’s now charged with fraud.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:35 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Route 1 southbound reopens in Fairfax County

Route 1 was closed in both directions following a crash involving five vehicles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Tuesday morning Metro delays

Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines. Riders should expect troubles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:34 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 02/24/2014

It’s official: Silver Line faces another delay

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority say rail line is not yet complete.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:13 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Distracted driving: 9 die, 1,060 hurt each day, CDC says

CDC finds fresh way to dramatize the toll taken by distracted driving.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:39 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Amtrak changing Acela refund policy

Amtrak is changing its refund policy for reserved coach and Acela business class travelers starting March 1.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/24/2014

Electric car sales up in D.C. area

Atlanta saw the biggest bump in 4th quarter sales of electric cars.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Lanes reopen on Capital Beltway’s outer loop in Prince George’s County

Five-mile delays on outer loop of the Capital Beltway near Branch Avenue. Accident involved two vehicles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Branch Avenue, capital beltway

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Metro invites riders to comment on bus service in Oxon Hill

Metro will hold two community meetings this week where riders will have an opportunity to give input on the level of bus service in the Oxon Hill area.

By Luz Lazo  |  09:24 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Silver Line Metro project faces another delay

The announcement by Dulles Transit Partners that it had finished work on the first phase of the Silver Line rail project raised hopes that Metro could take control of the project this month. But it now appears that the transition will not happen in February.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014

What’s up with Hollywood’s fake Metro stations?

There are 40 Metro stations in D.C. So why do shows like “House of Cards,” and “Homeland” make so many of them up?

By Bethonie Butler  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Blue and Yellow lines

A sick customer on a train at Crystal City on the Metro. Riders should expect delays.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:16 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Silver Line likely to receive more than $1 billion in federal loans

By Lori Aratani  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 02/21/2014

D.C. to discuss future of Circulator bus service

The District is considering possible changes to routes and fares.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:40 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 02/21/2014

In search of D.C.’s biggest unfilled potholes

After heavy snowfall, roads filled with potholes. Drivers grumble.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:13 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. area, potholes, Snow

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Delays resolved on Metro’s Orange and Blue lines

Green Line on Metro had earlier delays. Disabled train at U Street caused problems. Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  green line, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Metrobus looking at how to improve service in busy corridors

Hearing highlights Metrobus efforts on 16th Street NW and on Route 7 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 02/20/2014

iPad bar, full-service spa coming to Reagan National

An iPad bar and full-service spa will be among the new features at Reagan National’s remodeled Terminal A.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:08 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Route 1 northbound lanes reopen in Springfield

Route 1 northbound lanes reopen after a fatal pedestrian accident early Thursday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:57 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  road closed, traffic

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Bowser attacks Metro policy on criminal background checks

She calls for greater flexibility in hiring. Metro General Manager Sarles defends hiring standards.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Some Orange, Blue Line stations closed this weekend

Crews will work on four Metrorail lines this weekend, but the biggest impact will be on the Orange and Blue lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:41 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Tractor trailer crash causes delays on outer loop of Beltway in Greenbelt

Drivers should avoid Beltway area in Greenbelt. Earlier accident causing problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 02/18/2014

2013 was a record-breaking year for Reagan National

More than 20.4 million people passed through the airport’s gates.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:58 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 02/18/2014

You asked for more about Lady Bird, we answered

Post readers had lots of questions about the $2.6 Billion tunnel being built under the District.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  03:38 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/18/2014

USDOT: Cash running out for roads, bridges

The fund that states count on to repair and build roadways will run low by August.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Metro’s ‘improvements’ during delays may be hard to spot

Transit report cites behind-the-scenes steps that riders may not notice when stuck in delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:41 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Some inner loop lanes of Beltway in Prince George’s County reopen

Crash involving several vehicles had shut down lanes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:52 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/17/2014

Water main break closes road in Clinton, Md.

WSSC crews are working to repair an 8-inch pipe at Woodyard Road. That is one of 23 breaks and leaks in Montgomery and Prince George’s.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WSSC

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Teen leads police on high-speed chase on I-95

The pursuit shut down part of I-95.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 02/14/2014

D.C. transportation team clears snow from bike lanes

After each bout with the storm, the bike team moved in.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:23 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snowstorm

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Many neighborhoods waiting for a plow

Road crews are hoping to take advantage of the midday warmth to complete work.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snowstorm

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line cleared

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. System open after ice and snow. Bus service on major routes returns.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:10 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 02/14/2014

All lanes of B-W Parkway reopen after earlier crashes

Multi-car accident closes southbound lanes of B-W Parkway. Police say they do not know what time roadway will reopen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:38 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, bwi parkway closed, Winter weather

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/13/2014

Metro to restore some bus service at 2 p.m. Thursday

Metro restores some limited bus service. Agency had canceled service because of snow.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus service canceled, bus service comes back, Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Tips on clearing out after snowstorm

Highway conditions are improving, but local streets and sidewalks remain snow-covered.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  snowstorm

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Northbound GW Parkway and Rock Creek Parkway re-open

Snow closes part of GW Parkway. Crews need to clear snow on roadway, police say.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:40 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  george washington memorial parkway, gw parkway, key bridge, rock creek parkway

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2014

Metro has morning delays on many of its lines, but very few riders

Delays on Metro’s Blue Line. Rail service opens on time, but bus service canceled.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:27 AM ET, 02/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 11:18 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Metro suspends all bus service, starts day with normal rail schedule

Service could be adjusted during the day depending on weather conditions.

By Mark Berman  |  11:18 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metrorail

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 02/12/2014

At BWI -- the plows are ready for the snow

Officials at BWI on Wednesday showed off some of the state-of-the-art equipment that will be used to keep runways clear of snow and ice.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:38 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 02/12/2014

A ‘Snow Emergency’ primer

Bottom line: move your car.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:19 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Safety council says auto fatalities dropped in 2013

Warmer weather in 2012 may have caused a bump in the number of fatal crashes.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Air travel snarled by storms, with headaches expected to continue

With ice in the South and a snowstorm looming for the Northeast, travelers around the country were being hit with yet another round of flight cancellations.

By Mark Berman  |  01:56 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Metro cancels late night buses, service for disabled riders because of snow

Rail service is not yet affected, but Metro officials say they continue to monitor weather reports.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, MetroAccess, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Where to get the 411 if you’re flying out of IAD, DCA or BWI

It’s been a rough winter for the flying public. With a storm headed for D.C. here’s how to get the latest information from area airports

By Lori Aratani  |  12:54 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/12/2014

D.C. to declare snow emergency

Motorists need to remove their vehicles from designated streets by 6:30 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Winter weather has wreaked havoc on air travel

There have already been more than 52,000 flights canceled this year, a number expected to go up with more winter weather heading for the Northeast this week.

By Mark Berman  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 02/12/2014

Amtrak service suspended, flights canceled because of winter storm

Amtrak suspends service on some of its lines in NE. As winter storm comes, train service and airlines impacted.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:43 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines, amtrak, delays, Winter storm

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 02/11/2014

House panel endorses ban on in-flight cellphone conversations

“Tap, don’t talk” seems to be the new slogan for a push in Congress to ban cellphone calls on airplanes.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:54 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Metro riders will wait a long time for some fixes

Some solutions will take years to materialize.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:53 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Road crews and Metro prepare for possible snowfall to hit area

Significant snow could impact bus and rail service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, traffic, WMATA

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Red Line split for Presidents’ Day weekend

Orange and Blue Line schedules also will be disrupted by track work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014

VDOT adds new features to its 511 app

New features on VDOT’s 511 app offer information about park and ride lots as well as real time information for VRE.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:16 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Alexandria streets closed as police search for evidence in homicide

Streets in Alexandria closed, as police search for clues in homicide. Police still hunting for clues in unsolved homicide of music teacher.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:38 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alexandria killing, alexandria road closed, ruthanne lodato

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Nearly 22.5M passengers flew through BWI in 2013

Southwest announces new West Coast flights from BWI starting in June.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:30 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 02/10/2014

Crowding draws complaints about Metro doors, announcements, escalators

Riders offer views on customer service at rush hour.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:27 PM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Update: Normal service resumes on Green Line

Problem was due to a disabled train.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:22 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, green line, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 02/10/2014

Gansler proposes discounts for ICC users

Maryland Democrat and gubernatorial hopeful Doug Gansler is proposing that regular ICC users get a discount.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:01 AM ET, 02/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Metro could take control of the Silver Line this month

The contractor building the first phase of the Silver Line has submitted documentation indicating the project is complete.

By Lori Aratani  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Some messages missing from Metro fare hearings

MetroAccess riders made their case on fares, but opposition to other fare and fee hikes was limited.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Biden helps Amtrak unveil its new electric locomotive

Amtrak this week showed off its new electric locomotive -- the Cities Sprinter.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Leo Schefer steps down as head of the Washington Airports Task Force

The task force has appointed Keith Meurlin as its new president.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:33 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 02/06/2014

DC Water pipes succumbed to frigid January temps

Three times as many pipes broke or leaked compared to typical month, utility said.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:59 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  water

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 02/06/2014

Almost 350,00 speeding tickets issued in Md. work zones

Primary goal is to protect construction workers, but drivers are at risk while negotiating work zones.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:51 PM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 02/06/2014

AAA: Prices may rise at the pump

Automobile club warns that after hitting a 33-month low in November, gas prices are on the rise.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:22 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Fatal crash snarling northbound I-95 in Virginia

An accident involving a tractor trailer had blocked all northbound lanes on Interstate 95 south of the Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  11:04 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2014

Metro weekend work to affect Orange, Blue, Red lines

All stations are scheduled to be open, but some riders will find trains spaced 16 to 24 minutes apart.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:33 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:29 AM ET, 02/06/2014

MARC’s Brunswick Line operating full service, delays are possible

Service on the commuter rail line had been halted Wednesday morning due to downed trees on the tracks and a train hitting a tree.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 AM ET, 02/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, MTA

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014

WSSC water main breaks in January among most in 20 years

Fluctuating temperatures stress weakened walls of aging pipes, officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:18 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WSSC

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/05/2014

FAA not pleased with beer delivery by drone video

The Federal Aviation Administration isn’t pleased about a company’s “beer by drone” YouTube video.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 02/05/2014

MetroAccess riders fear impact of fare increases

Paratransit customers say rail, bus fare increases will have bigger impact on their service.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:42 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/05/2014

What are your snow day child care strategies?

We’re looking for your clever ideas and strategies for finding child care on snow days.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/05/2014

MARC’s Brunswick Line trains re-open after closing because of downed trees

MARC train lines closed on Brunswick line. Downed trees on tracks causing problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Snow in New York backs up aviation system

Monday’s snow and more expected in NYC tonight and Wednesday cause delays that ripple through the system.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014

New cars go farther on less gas

New cars sold last month got almost 4 mpg better than 2008 models, and the federal gas tax suffers.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014

1 in 3 kids killed in crashes wore no seat belt

Black and Hispanic children were less likely than white kids to be wearing seat belts.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:29 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 02/04/2014

As storm looms, widespread flight cancellations expected at Dulles

A storm could cancel scores of flights at Dulles and lead to additional headaches for travelers on Wednesday.

By Mark Berman  |  04:06 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Untreated sewage spills into creek feeding Montgomery County lake

The sewer back-up was caused by hardened grease in pipe, WSSC officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WSSC

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Washington Flyer to reduce fare to Dulles when Silver Line opens

A one-way trip from the new Wiehle Avenue Metro station to Dulles airport will cost $5.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Maryland bill targets Purple Line bidder’s ties to Holocaust

Some Holocaust survivors say rail company that transported Nazi prisoners shouldn’t get contract until it pays reparations.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:15 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Weekend single-tracking isn’t what it used to be

Metrorail changed its scheduling strategy to reduce uncertainty, but rider complaints continue.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:25 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 02/04/2014

Metro’s ‘banana peel man’ considering plea deal

Hearing comes after three postponements.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:45 AM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Sarles addresses questions on Metrorail service

This excerpt includes some frequently asked questions about train service.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:26 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/03/2014

January flight disruptions cost passengers $2.5 billion

January was a bad month for air travel according to a new analysis of flight cancellation and delay data.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 02/03/2014

When commuting, nobody really ‘wins’

Post’s commuting contest offers options, rather than a best route.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:16 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Delays on Metro’s Red Line

Riders on Metro’s Red Line should expect delays. Trains are sharing a track between Wheaton and Forest Glen.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:09 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Two killed in crash at Old Lee Highway near Merrifield

The intersection of Old Lee Highway and Hilltop Road has reopened after an early morning crash.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:02 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, fairfax county, hilltop road, old lee highway

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Chinese New Year parade to close some District streets

There will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

By WashPost  |  11:56 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/02/2014

Come chat with Metro General Manager Richard Sarles

The Metro chief will be online Monday with Dr. Gridlock to take your questions.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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