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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Metro: Weekend work to affect Red and Orange lines

Metro: Weekend work to affect Red and Orange lines

Some passengers on the Red and Orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.

Update: Floral Park Road in Accokeek reopens after fatal single-vehicle accident

A police spokeswoman said a privately owned ambulance crashed in the 4900 block of Floral Park Road around 2:10 a.m.

More or less distraction with windshield texting?

More or less distraction with windshield texting?

Device that projects your iPhone or Android info on the windshield is “the future of driving“?

Metrorail to stay open later than normal for Monday night’s Redskins game

Metrorail will operate into the early hours of Tuesday to accommodate FedEx crowds at Redskins’ preseason game.

Live in the D.C. area? Odds are your car won’t be stolen.

Car theft takes a holiday as electronics make stealing harder, catching thieves easier.

Plan to upgrade southeast D.C. rail tunnel stalls

Plan to upgrade southeast D.C. rail tunnel stalls

Recent flooding is an indication of the need for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel to be rebuilt, CSX officials say.

Long road remains for Silver Spring transit center

Long road remains for Silver Spring transit center

“When I know how long it will take, I can tell them when I’ll be done,” the engineer in charge of repairs says

Metro: Third-rail crack caused morning rush-hour delays

The issue near Arlington Cemetery disabled five Blue Line trains that couldn’t draw enough power.

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We did the Beltway. Now what do we do?

We did the Beltway. Now what do we do?

The next big thing in transportation depends as much on the financing as it does on the type of project.

New bus changes start Aug. 24

New bus changes start Aug. 24

Metrobus changes going into effect Aug. 24, affect about 40 bus routes in the D.C. region.

Update: Woman died in moped accident, portion of Connecticut Avenue NW still closed

Connecticut Avenue NW is closed between Ellicott Street and Nebraska Avenue NW because of the fatal accident.

Update: Service restored on Metro’s Blue Line to Largo; trains single-tracking while crews repair rail

A Metro spokesman said trains on the line will be single-tracking single-tracking between Arlington Cemetery and Foggy Bottom stations while crews make repairs to a cracked third rail.

‘Love locks’ removed from Key Bridge

‘Love locks’ removed from Key Bridge

Officials were concerned the padlocks would affect the structural integrity of the bridge.

Frontier Airlines expands service from Dulles Airport

Frontier Airlines expands service from Dulles Airport

The low-cost carrier is adding additional flights to its service from Dulles International Airport.

Annual crackdown on drunk driving is underway

Annual crackdown on drunk driving is underway

Local police join the effort that led to 17,965 arrests in 2012.

Boil-water advisory remains for part of Prince George’s

Water utility officials say residents and businesses should continue to boil water until at least Friday.

‘Major’ water main break closes portion of Russell Road in Alexandria

The road is closed between West Oak Street and West Masonic View Avenue.

Boil water advisory issued for southern Prince George’s

Boil water advisory issued for southern Prince George’s

Officials said homes and businesses in the county’s southern section must boil water for several days.

Nine vehicles involved in crash in Third Street tunnel

All northbound lanes of the freeway have reopened.

Overturned truck dumps 15 to 20 tons of sand on I-270; five lanes closed

Three northbound and two southbound lanes are closed.

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Silver Line needed to be about more than just one thing

Silver Line needed to be about more than just one thing

Like other big transportation projects, it’s not only about moving people.

Bridge on South Springfield Road in Brandywine closed after storm

Prince George’s County police said the bridge was washed out Tuesday.

Flood warnings and signal problems delay MARC trains to Washington

MARC trains on the Camden Line were delayed 20 to 30 minutes.

Update: Southeast D.C. streets reopened; police manhunt continues

D.C. police said all closures are clear and all lanes are open. Authorities arrested one man and are searching for others in the area of Pennsylvania and Southern avenues SE.

George Washington Parkway clogged after crash

Delays reported for 4.5 miles.

Buses replace light rail near Baltimore due to wire problem

Passengers forced to disembark at Patapsco can wait in a “comfort train.“

Fewer fatal crashes in first six months of 2014

Fewer fatal crashes in first six months of 2014

National Safety Council says crash deaths declined by 4 percent.