D.C. is the Wild West when enforcing tickets for traffic violators, audit finds

Drivers get tickets they don’t deserve, rules are unclear and enforcement is inconsistent, report says.

(Daniel Britt / The Washington Post)

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)

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Traffic jammed on George Washington Parkway after motorcycle crash

The 8:15 a.m. accident with injuries happened south of Rt. 123 and was still blocking one lane just before 9 a.m.

National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

At the casino site, trucks haul dirt and workers build the foundation for a luxury casino resort to open in 2016.

Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

Launch of women-only car service, SheRide, is delayed

Launch of women-only car service, SheRide, is delayed

Company officials have postponed the New York launch of SheRides, an app-based transportation service for women.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

Long Bridge project gets $2.8 million from federal government

The century-old bridge is the only direct rail connection between the District and Virginia.

Update: Accident cleared on I-70 in Frederick, traffic delays continue

The accident involved a car and a motorcycle and briefly closed all lanes on I-70.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

It could be a few weeks before the Federal Highway Administration releases a final decision on the proposed expansion of the tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

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‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Paving will close interstate lanes overnights for up to four weeks.

Traffic snarled near White House after temporary street closure for suspicious package

D.C. police said a keg closed streets in the 700 block of 15th Street Northwest.

95 Express Lanes testing toll equipment

95 Express Lanes testing toll equipment

Marked vehicles will check the tolling system, but the express lanes are not yet operational.

MWAA board slated to meet Wednesday

The Board of Directors will get an update on Silver Line construction from the new executive director of the rail project, Charles Stark.

Metro plans for possible FBI relocation to Greenbelt

The agency plans a public hearing to lay out its plans for redeveloping the Greenbelt Metro station should the FBI relocate there.

More money being sought for Silver Spring Transit Center

More money being sought for Silver Spring Transit Center

The unspecified sum will fund repairs to the over-budget, still-unopened and structurally defective project.

Advisory for MARC Penn Line riders

Due to the ongoing repairs to the track area between MARC’s Aberdeen and Perryville stations, Penn Line trains will continue to originate or terminate from the Edgewood station throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.

Blue and Silver Lines single-tracking

The final two stops are affected.

Speeders get biggest share of tickets issued by D.C. cops

Getting pulled over by a D.C. police officer is most likely the result of speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign.

Water main break repairs close portion of King Street in Alexandria

A VA American Water spokeswoman said crews are working to repair a 100-year-old main that broke in the 4600 block of King Street at 3 a.m.

Update: Normal service resumes on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

A spokesman said a smoldering crosstie caused delays.

Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia resumes

There were no delays expected on MARC Penn Line trains to Washington this afternoon.

Texting while walking? Get in the ‘smartphone lane’.

Forget bike lanes and bus lanes. In one city in China, they’ve moved on to “smartphone lanes” for walkers.

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will have to redesign portions of the Silver Line’s second phase.