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Traffic, transit tips for this weekend

Traffic, transit tips for this weekend

Travelers will head for fall foliage in the mountains, but they won’t have to go that far to encounter traffic.

D.C. officials scale back streetcar plans

D.C. officials scale back streetcar plans

The revised plan dramatically scales back the 20-mile-plus network that officials had envisoned completing within the next decade.

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

Md. gubernatorial candidates say they’ll reconsider ICC tolls

Lowering tolls might get voters’ attention, but it’s unlikely to happen.

Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

The course through Arlington County and the District makes driving and parking difficult. Some Metro stations will be crowded.

Bridge project to cause major traffic delays

DDOT is beginning work to replace the 16th Street bridge over Military Road in northwest. During the work lanes will be reduces to one in each direction.

Thursday morning delays on Metro

Another problem on Metro’s busy line. Trains are sharing a track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness.

Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

State and local authorities will track airline passengers’ daily temperatures and any symptoms.

Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

The city says the inaugural line will operate by year’s end, but issues remain to be settled in the meantime.

Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective air bags, NHTSA says

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective air bags, NHTSA says

At least four have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured, spraying passengers with metal fragments.

How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners

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Wish-list grows for D.C. region’s road and rail projects

Wish-list grows for D.C. region’s road and rail projects

Five transit and highway programs highlight revised regional plan.

3 interesting things behind the woman who is Metro’s ‘doors closing’ voice

Woman whose voice says “doors closing” on Metro hasn’t been on trains in seven years.

Morning traffic problems on area roadways

Earlier crash causes four mile delays on Beltway

Part of Canal Road closed for repairs

Crews will close part of Canal Road in NW D.C. to fix the heavily-traveled road. The road will be closed in non-peak hours.

Troubles on Metro

Delays are due to an earlier train malfunction. Impact is on three rail lines.

D.C. police handing out fewer traffic tickets

.C. Police officers are issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop at stop signs, use a cell phone while driving, or drive without insurance.

Technology’s role in future of transportation is discussed

Technology’s role in future of transportation is discussed

There are plenty of visions of the future, but few firm answers, at a conference in the District.

Homeland Security says 4 Dulles passengers hospitalized

Homeland Security says 4 Dulles passengers hospitalized

Hospitals near the airport say they have not received anyone with Ebola symptoms.

D.C.’s very first taxis faced the same problems. Even before Uber.

Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890

Transit police seek four suspects in indecent exposure incidents

Transit police seek four suspects in indecent exposure incidents

Security camera images show men suspected of lewd behavior in the subway system

Metro finalizes plan for Veterans Day concert on the Mall

Metro finalizes plan for Veterans Day concert on the Mall

Nine stations will stay open late to handle massive crowd expected for a free concert featuring a roster of music superstars.

Jim Graham bill would ban bikes from more D.C. sidewalks

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.

NerdWallet crunches the numbers: owning a car vs. Uber, Lyft

NerdWallet crunches the numbers: owning a car vs. Uber, Lyft

The folks at the financial advice site have analyzed costs to see whether it’s a better deal to own a car or just use Uber and Lyft.

D.C. releases ambitious, long-term transportation plan

The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

Wake up behind the wheel, campaign says

New public education campaign targets dangers of drowsy driving.

Demand crashes air bag recall Web site safercar.gov

The site that lists vehicles affected by the recall of Takata air bags is temporarily down, NHTSA says.

Troubles on Metro for commuters

Problems on Red and Silver lines for commuters.