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Earlier problems on Metro’s Red Line; ‘sparking inuslator’ near Bethesda

Problems occurred Monday morning near both the Forest Glen and Bethesda stations.

Flights canceled, roads treated as snow begins to fall in DC area

Major snow storm expected for Northeast, crews work to prepare roads. No major incidents reported Monday morning on roadways.

Metro arrests two in Morgan Blvd. stabbing

Transit police arrested two suspects after man stabbed on rail platform; Metro says robbery involved .

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Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

After Yellow Line incident, riders wanted answers, and they wanted them from Metro: Are trains safe?

Plans on tap for easing I-66 commute, more D.C. bike lanes

Under the plan, solo drivers will pay to use I-66 inside the Beltway during peak hours.

D.C. disputes Metro claims about tunnel rescue

D.C. disputes Metro claims about tunnel rescue

City report disputes claim that D.C. firefighters caused radios not to work during rescue of passengers.

Metro budget committee discusses possible fare increases

Metro budget committee discusses possible fare increases

Rising costs and flat revenue mean the transit agency might impose a price hike on rail and bus riders.

Road closed in Bowie, re-opened in Bethesda after water main breaks

In Bowie, Old Annapolis Road remains closed at Church Road.

Constitution Avenue NW reopened after brief closure due to suspicious package

Suspicious package briefly closes part of Constitution Avenue NW.

Scientist: Crustacean found near rail route not endangered

Opponents of Purple Linel project say they’ll keep searching for endangered amphipod’s DNA in Rock Creek Park.

Metro: D.C. firefighters changed radio encryption codes without telling us

Metro: D.C. firefighters changed radio encryption codes without telling us

But D.C. fire said it had told Metro days before that fatal incident that radios weren’t working at station.

New NTSB recommendations for finding planes lost at sea

New NTSB recommendations for finding planes lost at sea

The federal safety agency issued recommendations that would help pinpoint ocean crashes.

Update: VRE delays cleared after person fatally struck by train

Morning trains on Manassas line were delayed.

WSSC plan would add $12.60 to average quarterly bills

Water utility for Montgomery, Prince George’s proposes to add new fee to fix and replace aging pipes, valves.

Lawmakers: Metro’s ventilation system sucked smoke into the train

Lawmakers: Metro’s ventilation system sucked smoke into the train

Members of Congress say they still have many questions about being briefed by NTSB investigators.

Route 7 reopens after water main break in Falls Church

Water main break in Falls Church caused roads to close.

Metro budget staff raises the possibility of fare increases in coming fiscal year

Metro budget staff raises the possibility of fare increases in coming fiscal year

Days after a fatal accident in a subway tunnel, the transit agency’s finance committee is about to be presented with revenue-boosting options -- including a price hike for commuters.

I-270 open again after vehicle fire

No one was injured.

Major delays on Beltway’s inner loop in Fairfax

Morning accident blocked five lanes of highway near Braddock Road.

Metro’s tone deafness has no bounds

Metro’s tone deafness has no bounds

It is almost impossible to understand Metro’s long term PR strategy, if there is one at all.

I-66 could go all HOT inside the Beltway

I-66 could go all HOT inside the Beltway

Virginia wants to make the conversion for all rush hour travel by 2017.

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Virginia’s HOT lanes could be the future of U.S. transportation

Virginia’s HOT lanes could be the future of U.S. transportation

Commuters on the new 95 Express Lanes add reality to the toll road concept.

Region prepares for a messy commute on Wednesday

Snow is expected to fall for several hours.

Baltimore-Washington Parkway backed up near Beltway

All northbound lanes have reopened after a three-car crash.

Uber and Lyft closer to permanent legality in Virginia

Legislation regulating the new car services moves forward.

Smoke reported at Rosslyn Metro station

A Metro spokeswoman said the smoke was caused by a brake problem.

Rail power wasn’t only issue in L’Enfant rescue timing

Rail power wasn’t only issue in L’Enfant rescue timing

Several groups of rescuers encountered different problems in tunnel.

Metro chairman offers few public answers in briefing

Metro chairman offers few public answers in briefing

Chairman Tom Downs said he was constrained due to the rules of the NTSB.

Street closings for State of the Union speech

Streets north and south of the Capitol will be closed Tuesday evening.