In fits and starts, streetcar operators roll through District

After more than a half-century, streetcars and cars are facing off.

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

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)

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Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after the flyer’s fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.

Commuter alert: Avoid Connecticut Ave. near Md.-D.C. line this week

Emergency pavement repairs will close lanes, even during peak commuting times, through the week, Maryland officials say.

Video captures dramatic rescue at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station

Metro Transit Police pull a man back onto the station platform just seconds before a Red Line train would have struck him.

Inner loop of Beltway shut down in Prince George’s County

Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash.

Report: Military jet crashes in Virginia

There were reports that the plane was an F-15 fighter jet but police said they couldn’t confirm until they reached the crash site.

Update: D.C. police reopen portion of Albermarle Street NW after suspicious package investigation

The 4000 to 4200 block of Albermarle Street NW has reopened.

Update: Delays resolved on Metro’s Orange, Silver and Blue lines

Delays on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines because of an earlier train malfunction at Smithsonian station have been cleared.

More Americans expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend

Lower gas prices, better economy expected to spur highest travel levels since 2008.

Update: Southeast Freeway lanes reopen after accident near Third Street tunnel

Eastbound traffic on the Southeast Freeway had been redirected because of an accident just before Third Street tunnel. Police said the accident is clear and all lanes are open.

Trail advocates file lawsuit to change Purple Line route

Plaintiffs say light-rail line would harm habitat of two rare crustaceans, including endangered species.

D.C. Council tackles CSX tunnel project

D.C. Council tackles CSX tunnel project

Some council members support doing a comprehensive rail study before CSX is allowed to move forward with a plan to rebuild a rail tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Md. officials offer tips for Labor Day travel

Md. officials offer tips for Labor Day travel

Maryland transportation officials say you’ll fare better if you have some flexibility in your schedule Labor Day weekend.

VDOT said peeling lane striping fixed on I-66

A Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman said crews finished repairing a stretch of faulty lane striping by 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Nine-mile traffic delays on I-395 after accident near 14th Street Bridge

D.C. police said backups in the area stretch for nine miles because of an earlier accident.

Driverless cars: 15 things you need to know

Driverless cars: 15 things you need to know

When are they coming? How much will they cost? Will they be safe? And will traffic jams be a thing of the past?

Driverless vehicles? Even in the streets of D.C.?

Driverless vehicles? Even in the streets of D.C.?

An autonomous car takes a test run in the Capitol to see how it fares against the impatient locals and lost tourists.

UPS ousted from inquiry into crash of one of its planes

UPS ousted from inquiry into crash of one of its planes

NTSB also bounces union for violating code of silence during ongoing investigation.

Fairfax Connector ridership is down. Should we blame the Silver Line?

Fairfax Connector ridership is down.  Should we blame the Silver Line?

Bus ridership is down in Fairfax County, while rail usage appears to be up since the opening of the Silver Line.

Former Metro CFO Carol Kissal takes job at Emory University

Former Metro CFO Carol Kissal takes job at Emory University

Carol Kissal takes the job just a few months after she left her job as Metro’s CFO.

VDOT said peeling tape striping caused delays on I-66 near Route 29

Jennifer McCord, a VDOT spokeswoman, said a contractor put down the temporary tape over the weekend at a bridge repair project at exit 52 in Centreville.

GW Parkway reopens after car goes into Potomac River

One body was recovered, and an investigation is underway.

Washington region’s first bus rapid transit starting service

Washington region’s first bus rapid transit starting service

Travelers in N.Va. will see a different riding experience, including leveled platforms, bus-only lanes.

A piece of rail snapped, and two young women died

A piece of rail snapped, and two young women died

An NTSB report describes the 2012 Ellicott City, Md., train derailment that killed Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr.

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Paris Metro gives traveler a sense of where she is

Can’t our Metro do that? Better signs are coming, but only with the new rail cars.

In D.C., new rules for safe walking and biking around work zones

In D.C., new rules for safe walking and biking around work zones

Proposed rules will require companies to provide safe passages for pedestrians and cyclists around construction sites.

Single-tracking on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

Trains are single-tracking between East Falls Church and Ballston stations.

U.S. Park Police temporarily close eastern end of Arlington Memorial Bridge

The bridge was temporarily closed because of police activity.