Increase in Silver Line costs hits Dulles Toll Road users

Tolls are the rail project’s only open-ended funding source, making them a tempting target.

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Toppled by tomorrow’s Tysons

Grandiose development plans around Silver Line stations are likely to squeeze out some small retailers.

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

Silver Line to begin service July 26, Metro says

Long-awaited rail line linking two economic hubs, Tysons Corner and downtown D.C., is finally set to open.

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)

The politics, temptations of D.C. parking overhaul

Conflicting signs, conflicting interests as District officials try to streamline parking oversight.

(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post)

On the hunt for the elusive Metro restroom

Stories about bathrooms on the Metro have hovered like an urban legend. We separate fact from smelly fiction.

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Teenager suffers minor stab wound on Metro train

A 15-year-old Metrorail passenger suffered a puncture wound on her back and the assailant who allegedly stabbed her was arrested at the Fort Totten station.

Metro customer falls onto tracks, is helped to safety by fellow riders

Unidentified woman who apparently fainted on Farragut West platform was pulled from tracks by others in the station.

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-395 in Arlington

Traffic is moving again, but delayed.

Judge says driver ‘didn’t look’ when she fatally struck cyclist

Judge says driver ‘didn’t look’ when she fatally struck cyclist

Driver appealed four traffic citations after she hit bicyclist from behind.

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We still don’t know for sure if express lanes are a hot idea

We still don’t know for sure if express lanes are a hot idea

The D.C. region has limited experience with high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

Route 7 widening entering new phase

Route 7 widening entering new phase

Traffic shift is part of program to add a lane in each direction.

Capital Beltway reopens after single-vehicle crash, traffic still snarled

Authorities said a Nissan Rouge lost control on a ramp to Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.

Van Ness Metro station reopens after investigation of suspicious package

Police said no hazardous materials were found inside the package, which was an envelope.

Senate moves to patch transportation funding

Senate moves to patch transportation funding

Issue over how long the stop-gap funding should last is fraught with partisan politics.

Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

Idea for a faster airport checkpoint could win you cash

Idea for a faster airport checkpoint could win you cash

You could win at least $5,000 if you can find a way to move travelers more quickly through airport security.

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Traffic will be more congested on the west side of the District. All Metrorail stations will be open, but some Metrobus routes will have detours.

BWI launches rewards program for travelers

BWI launches rewards program for travelers

Travelers will earn one airline point or two hotel points for every dollar they spend at the airport.

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

In the end, there were plenty of spots to be had. And Silver Line-related traffic snarls? Meh.

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Message about Fairfax Connector’s overhaul timed with Silver Line’s opening didn’t get to many riders.

Some Silver Line app users are in the dark; developers say riders can expect updates within week

Metro app developers said an approval process is causing the delay.

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

Signs at only a handful of stations will always display next Blue Line arrival times.

How the Silver Line stations got their names

How the Silver Line stations got their names

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.

Former Chicago transit official is Metro’s new chief financial officer

Former Chicago transit official is Metro’s new chief financial officer

Dennis Anosike replaces Carol Kissal, who resigned as Metro’s chief financial officer after a critical audit report.

Silver Line weathers first weekday commuters

Silver Line weathers first weekday commuters

Five new stations and 11.7 miles of track handled the morning and evening rush-hour onslaught, and nearly everything went smoothly.

Silver Line: What to watch for on Monday

Silver Line: What to watch for on Monday

After the weekend’s joy-riding, commuting on the new Metro line gets serious.

Silver Line commutes: Will you save time or money?

We did some sample time and money calculations of commutes before and after the opening of the Silver Line.

Five things you wanted to know about the Silver Line

Why isn’t Metro offering free rides on the Silver Line? Answers to that and other questions.

Riding the Silver Line: An artist’s perspective

Riding the Silver Line: An artist’s perspective

A sculptor from the Tysons area interprets the Silver Line’s aesthetics on the day of the rail line’s debut.

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These Metro users aren’t dazzled by Silver

While the transit agency celebrates, some riders will skip the dancing.

Metro’s new $2.9 billion Silver Line open for business

Metro’s new $2.9 billion Silver Line open for business

11.4-mile transit project was the most expensive in the region’s history, with 11 more miles still to be built.

The Silver Line at a glance

The nuts and bolts of Metrorail’s new Silver Line.

As the Silver Line opens: Using Metro

The basics — hours and fares. And why using a SmarTrip card will save you money.