Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

The extension is behind schedule. (Matt McClain/Post)

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

D.C. Water has high-tech plan to tap power of poop

Solid waste will be treated at a high temperature, and methane from the process will generate electricity.

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Report assails Metro’s contracting practices

An oversight review of Metro raises questions about its handling of billions in federal funds.

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Problems with speakers, cable add to Silver Line delays

Hundreds of speakers at Silver Line stations have to be replaced because they do not meet fire code.

Tracks are seen stretching out from the McLean Station in Fairfax County.

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New York-bound Megabus accident reported on I-95 north of Baltimore

Maryland State Police say none of the 75 people about the New York-bound bus appear to be injured.

Accident slows traffic on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

A one-car accident briefly shut down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Northbound New Hampshire Avenue closed in Silver Spring

A two-car crash shut down traffic headed north on New Hampshire Avenue.

Fatal crash closes Old Dominion Drive in Fairfax County

One person is dead and at least one injured after a car hit a tree in Dranesville.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

Prosecutors in Los Angeles questioned Bryan Norwood’s handling of the R&B star’s probation.

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

MWAA is looking for someone to manage the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project. Think you have what it takes?

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

Duke Street and ramp from I-395 closed in Alexandria

A vehicle fire has closed part of Duke Street in Alexandria.

Fatal crash causes closure, then restricted traffic, on Route 28

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County closed this morning after a car flipped over, killing one person inside.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

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D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign<br>

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

A morning of troubles on Metro’s lines

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)

D.C. might add carpool, toll lanes to part of 14th St. bridge

D.C. might add carpool, toll lanes to part of 14th St. bridge

A council member says the city wants to speed commutes and get financial help maintaining roads and bridges.

U-Md. pursues plan for hotel-conference center on Route 1

U-Md. pursues plan for hotel-conference center on Route 1

The 11-story hotel and conference center is part of the university’s vision to create a livelier College Park.

USDOT: Highway fund almost too low to pay bills

USDOT: Highway fund almost too low to pay bills

With gas tax revenue continuing to decline, highway trust fund will run low on cash in July.

Riding Metro while pregnant, some advice on offering -- and getting -- a seat

Riding Metro while pregnant, some advice on offering -- and getting -- a seat

One basic rule: When offering a seat, don’t blurt out, “because you’re pregnant“; the person may not be.

D.C. traffic rules adjust to Wednesday holiday

D.C. traffic rules adjust to Wednesday holiday

Rush hour restrictions in effect, but some other regulations suspended.

Express lanes get pricier at peak times

Express lanes get pricier at peak times

The top toll has exceeded $11 for a full, 14-mile trip at rush hour.

As blossom crowds fade, Metro will renew track work

As blossom crowds fade, Metro will renew track work

The four-week break is over. Service on the Red, Orange, Blue and Green lines will be affected this weekend.

Earlier power outage at Cleveland Park Metro stop; no effect on train service

Power outage at Cleveland Park Metro stop. Trains are running, but elevators and escalators are out.

Big project starting on Mass. Ave. and H Street, in heart of D.C. traffic

Big project starting on Mass. Ave. and H Street, in heart of D.C. traffic

Travel on Massachusetts Avenue near the Third Street Tunnel will be even more challenging.

Inner loop of Beltway lanes dealing with accident, backups

Inner loop of Beltway lanes closed in Prince George’s. Drivers advised to avoid area.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

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Rival bureaucracies won’t solve D.C.’s traffic problems

Council proposal would splinter transportation department into competing factions.

Capital Bikeshare growth on hold

Capital Bikeshare growth on hold

College Park’s plan to join the bike network on hold; other jurisdictions unable to place orders to expand.

All lanes of the Inner Loop of the Beltway near Branch Avenue closed

Police say the incident involves six cars and have no estimate for when the lanes will reopen.