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Dr. Gridlock: March, 2014

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Some unresolved issues in Metro fare increases

The impact of bus fares, the cost of paratransit service and the Prince George’s parking surcharge all need closer looks.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:43 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Metro’s Blue and Orange lines having troubles

Crowding and delays are likely through the evening rush because of a track problem near Foggy Bottom.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:04 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Alaska Airlines to offer non-stop service from BWI to Seattle

Non-stop service to Seattle will start in September.

By Lori Aratani  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 03/31/2014

MARC closes Laurel parking lot because of flooding

Flooding caused by Patuxent River.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  laurel, MARC

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Northbound lanes of Quince Orchard Road closed in Gaithersburg

The collapse of a retaining law forces the closure.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:06 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gaithersburg, quince orchard road, route 124

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Cherry blossoms, tourists and parking tickets

Watch where you park. Apparently, tourists aren’t the only thing plentiful during cherry blossom season.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Blossom kite festival postponed till Sunday

Sunday update: Kite festival has now been canceled because of wet weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:56 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 03/27/2014

Metro rail and bus fares to increase; MetroAccess fare cap lowered

Rail fares will rise an average of 3 percent. All bus riders will pay $1.75. Parking will cost 10 cents more.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/27/2014

New traffic pattern coming to Maryland commuter route

Major change is coming to a bridge over the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Register for 2014 s Bike to Work Day

New and experienced cyclists are invited to participate in the annual event that promotes two-wheel commuting.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:58 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Northbound lanes of Interstate 395 in D.C. reopen after earlier crash

Crash had blocked lanes on Interstate 395 northbound.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:44 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Metro troubles on Green, Blue and Yellow lines resolved

Morning of delays on three Metro rail lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Driver fatigue an issue in Chicago subway derailment

Metro officials have spent millions in programs to manage fatigue among its “safety critical” employees.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:19 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Cellphone, bicycle thefts rise in Metro system, report says

Calling Metro “a target-rich environment,” transit police chief says the number of “snatch” thefts and robberies increased in 2013.

By Paul Duggan  |  04:57 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Transportation issues deserve more attention in mayoral campaign

D.C. candidates would have plenty to work with on streetcars, Metro, Circulator buses, biking and pedestrian safety.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:10 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation politics

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 03/26/2014

NTSB issues safety alert for wrong airport landings

Over the past two decades there have been 150 incidents in which planes landed at the wrong airports.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:53 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Metro board to review more options on fare increases

New plan suggests potential compromise between urban-suburban interests.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:37 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Wednesday morning on Metro: Sign issues, Orange Line problem resolved

A disabled train caused delays on the Orange Line this morning.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:10 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Fatal accident in Prince George’s; icy road conditions in region

Officials are warning drivers throughout the region to slowdown because of slick roads.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:59 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  route 214, st. michaels

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Metro worker charged with illegally selling bulldozer, other machinery

Transit warehouse worker allegedly pocketed $60,000 in the fraudulent sale of surplus equipment.

By Paul Duggan  |  02:17 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2014

Metrobus schedules changing for dozens of routes

Metrobus schedules will change next week for dozens of routes across the D.C. region.

By Luz Lazo  |  12:01 PM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 03/25/2014

What’s your go-to app for commuting?

We’re looking for those that perform best on accuracy, dependability and ease of use.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Thefts of electronic devices on Metro rise

A recent incident happened in middle of the day at the Capitol South station.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:58 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iphone thefts, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 03/25/2014

Three-mile backup on BW Parkway in Jessup

Crash creates backup on BW Parkway southbound

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:51 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/24/2014

Southwest Airlines announces new Reagan National routes

Southwest Airlines announces it will more than double the number of flights it offers from DCA.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Tips for Cherry Blossom Festival visitors

Metro’s SmarTrip card is a better value this season.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:58 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Has the D.C. DMV done you wrong?

Do you have a story about dealing with the D.C. DMV? Share it with us.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 03/24/2014

Chicago subway train derails, comes to rest on station escalator

According to initial media reports, none of the reported injuries appear to be serious.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:26 AM ET, 03/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014

Focusing on a Purple Line’s economic potential, impacts

Maryland officials focus on how a light-rail line would affect local businesses, housing prices and job growth.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit

Posted at 07:16 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Streets around 15th and L in NW reopened

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:16 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/20/2014

FAA releases report on Boeing’s 787 ‘Dreamliner’

A team of engineers and inspectors from the FAA and Boeing charged with reviewing Boeing’s 787 finds it is soundly designed.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 03/20/2014

Problem resolved on Metro’s Red Line, delays on Blue Line

Trains on Red Line shared a track. Earlier track problem outside of Takoma.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:48 AM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/19/2014

Metro seeks community’s voice in transit decision-making

Agency seeks riders’ participation in meetings, interviews and an online survey.

By Paul Duggan  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Transportation agencies adjusting their long-range plans

D.C. would remove a proposal for bus-only lanes while adding streetcar projects and studies of managed lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation planning

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Still no word on Silver Line completion

The contractor building the first phase of the Silver Line rail project says it is still waiting for a “definitive list” of the work needed on the project.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines

Signal problem impacts Metro’s Blue and Orange lines.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:47 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  delays, Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Obama visit likely to mess up afternoon commute in D.C.

Commuters who travel north and west from downtown D.C. may want to consider cutting out early this afternoon.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Highway historian looks at HOT lanes projects

Writer who explored 20th century changes takes on 21st century express lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:21 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 03/18/2014

2.4 million more passengers could be flying through Reagan National

If your travel plans include Dallas, you’ll have some new flight options out of DCA this year.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:09 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Bad weather caused late arriving flights

Winter storms kept planes from arriving on time, U.S. Department of Transportation reports.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:44 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Toll gantry installation underway along I-95

Don’t worry, they won’t be operational until the 95 Express Lanes open in early 2015.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:13 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Streets near Union Station closed because of shooting involving police

Police investigate shooting that involved an officer near Union Station. Some roads closed in area.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:05 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. police, k street, oplice involved shooting, union station

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Despite snow, rush hour parking restrictions will be enforced

No parking zones will kick in at 4 p.m. on some streets.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Video: Crews at Dulles rush to clear St. Patrick’s Day snow

Crews at Dulles rushed to clear snow from the airport’s eight-and-a-half miles of runways from Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day snow.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Southbound Interstate 95 reopened in Stafford County, driver charged

Virginia State Police said a 50-year-old New York man has been charged Monday with reckless driving after a bus crash.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:35 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, road closures, Snow

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Snow affects planes, trains and automobiles

Airport delays, road closures and train schedules changed.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, Metro, road closures, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 03/17/2014

Delays on four out of five of Metro’s rail lines

Delays on Metro’s Red Line. Metro’s bus service also limited because of snow.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:22 AM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, subway, WMATA

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 03/16/2014

MetroAccess service suspended Monday due to weather

Service canceled due to forecast for snow Sunday night and Monday morning. Metrobus service to operate on a “moderate” snow service plan.

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:00 PM ET, 03/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 03/14/2014

West Virginia-bound flight forced to return to Dulles on Friday

Mechanical issues forced a Charleston, W. Va. flight to return to Washington Dulles Airport.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:54 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 03/14/2014

Two snowy owls captured near Maryland’s Martin State Airport

A bumper crops of lemmings has meant more snowy owl spottings in the D.C. region.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:16 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/14/2014

MARC increases capacity on its weekend trains between Baltimore and D.C.

Since the weekend service started, officials who run MARC said, it has seen such “steady growth in ridership.“

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:13 PM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Busy weekend for street events in D.C. area

To Saturday’s marathon in D.C. and four miler in Arlington, add Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Constitution Avenue NW.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 06:42 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Metro board delays vote on fare hikes

Metro board will vote on fare increases by month’s end.

By Paul Duggan  |  06:42 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 03/13/2014

WSSC expands payment options for higher-than-normal water bills

A one-month extension of the bill deadline is possible upon request, utility says

By Katherine Shaver  |  05:53 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  water, WSSC

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Maya Angelou’s early career in transportation

Poet Maya Angelou once worked as a San Francisco cable car conductor.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Route 198 in Laurel reopened after power pole problem

A round-up of restrictions caused by power outages and high winds.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:12 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  high winds, power outages, road closures

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Light weekend for Metro track work

Ridership may be heavier than normal, because of two Saturday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2014

Earlier problem on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Earlier train malfunction causes problems in the direction of Shady Grove.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:49 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Hey Mr. Bezos, can we have a drone too, please?

A California newspaper is experimenting with a new reporting tool: drones.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:46 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Metro: We’re getting better, really!

Transit officials try to translate engineer-speak into rider talk.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:49 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

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

Snow days = more flushes

Here’s why your recent WSSC bill is higher than normal.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:03 PM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  WSSC

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Lane on I-270 south near Frederick shut down because of big pothole

Big pothole on interstate causes police to close one lane on I-270. Traffic backup runs five miles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:25 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  270 southbound, Interstate 270, police chase, potholes

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to jam up D.C. streets this weekend

Watch for traffic jams and Metrobus delays across the city Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

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

See Metro’s ‘Train Bridge’

Metro officials are using an old Metro train as a “bridge” between platforms at its National Airport station.

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

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Hersman to depart NTSB for job with National Safety Council

Served as NTSB chairman since 2009.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  12:52 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Both directions of Interstate 270 reopen after police chase of bank robbers

Police shut down Interstate 270 during hunt for bank robbers.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bank robbers, Interstate 270

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 03/11/2014

7 hurt in crash following high-speed chase

Minivan full of young people leads police on high-speed chase and crashes. Four people ejected from vehicle.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:51 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  interstate 95, seven teenagers in acccident, virginia state police

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Deer slows traffic on Woodrow Wilson bridge

Deer spotted on Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Distraction for early morning drivers.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:42 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deer, woodrow wilson bridge

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Interstate 270 south reopens

Crash involved 8 cars shuts down some lanes of Interstate 270 southbound. Officials advised avoiding the roadway.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crash, Interstate 270, rockville

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Power restored at Metro’s Rosslyn station

A power problem has left no working elevators or escalators at the Rosslyn station. Buses are headed to the station, the transit agency said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, rosslyn, subway, WMATA

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014

Use of public transit surging across the country

Last year had the highest ridership since 1956 and was the eighth consecutive year that at least 10 billion trips were taken on public transportation.

By Washington Post  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Transportation

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/10/2014

I-270 southbound lanes reopen in Rockville

Crash closes southbound lanes of I-270. Incident in Gaithersburg causing three mile backup.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, traffic

Posted at 06:11 PM ET, 03/07/2014

Major disruption on Metrorail this weekend

Metro Center will close Saturday and Sunday, so riders will need to use other stations for transfers.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:11 PM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Reagan National Airport unveils new security lines at Terminal A

Airport officials hope the new security screening lines will help passengers get to their flights more quickly.

By Lori Aratani  |  08:00 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  national airport

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Happy Friday -- Metro Red Line delays resolved

Train malfunction at Silver Spring station. Delays on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:23 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, red line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 01:29 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Some streets around Capitol reopen after car hits tree

Streets closed in SE D.C. Accident where vehicle crashed into tree.

By Dana Hedgpeth, Peter Hermann and Patrick Svitek  |  01:29 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Green Line trains single-tracking after person struck at Waterfront station

Trains headed in both directions were using a single track between the Navy Yard and L’Enfant Plaza stations.

By Victoria Benning  |  06:16 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014

JetBlue to add flights at Reagan National

JetBlue on Thursday announced it would be adding non-stop flights to Hartford, Conn., Charleston, S.C. and Nassau, Bahamas.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/06/2014

Drivers have plenty to gripe about this winter

Thousands of dead batteries and flat tires come with the winter weather.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 03/06/2014

House bill gives airlines flexibility in advertising ticket prices

Congress wants to reverse USDOT rule that requires bottom-line fares in advertising.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  11:48 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Airlines

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/06/2014

AAA: Rest up this weekend

When the clocks leap forward, drowsy drivers hit the road Monday morning.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 03/05/2014

More than 1,100 ticketed for ‘snow emergency’ violations

The fine is $250, plus stowing and storage, for being parked in emergency route zones.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:30 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. snowstorm

Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Woman struck by train at Rhode Island Avenue Metro station

Regular service has been restored after a woman was struck by a train earlier this afternoon.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:21 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Inner loop of Capital Beltway reopened in Virginia, man charged in accident

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and SUV has shut down the roadway.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Extra lane should ease 11th St. Bridge traffic

Extra lane should ease 11th St. Bridge traffic will remove an annoying bottleneck for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/05/2014

10,000-pound slab of concrete, steel fell onto roadway in Fairfax Station

Ten-thousand-pound slab of concrete falls off truck. Incident causes Route 123 to close

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  000 pound concrete slab falls, 10, road closed, route 123

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Unplowed roads? Uncleared sidewalks? Tell us where

How would you rate the performance of state, county and city officials on clearing roads, sidewalks after Monday’s storm?

By Lori Aratani  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Beach Drive reopened in Chevy Chase; Fairfax County Parkway in Springfield reopens

Icy conditions had closed Chevy Chase roadway; Parkway closure related to crash tied to icy conditions.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:33 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Earlier problems on Metro’s Red, Orange and Blue lines resolved

Problems had caused 30-minute delays on Metro’s Red Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014

Metro’s bus service resumed on nearly all routes

Metrobus service on all routes. Riders should expect some problems on snowy, narrow streets

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrobus, subway, WMATA

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Tuesday: Metrorail open, Metrobus to offer limited service

Metrobus will offer limited service Tuesday; MetroAccess will begin operating at noon. Metrorail will offer regular weekday service.

By Lori Aratani  |  06:12 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Accident on Route 50, Metro cancels bus service for the day, Reagan runways closed

Monday morning’s commute had one thing going for it: fewer people were on the major roadways.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, roads, Snow, subway, WMATA

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014

The shovel forecast: Powder atop granular snow

While results may vary across region, here are some cleanup tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:48 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. snowstorm

 

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