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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Washington region’s first bus rapid transit opens Sunday

Washington region’s first bus rapid transit opens Sunday

Premium service in N.Va. offers a different experience, including leveled platforms, bus-only lanes.

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.

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Metro busker wins reprieve; judge rules the show can go on for now

Temporary court order says transit agency can’t bar street musicians from accepting tips near stations.

Should bike riders stop for stop signs?

Should bike riders stop for stop signs?

They don’t have to in Idaho, and it may be safer not to.

Update: Single-tracking on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are no longer single-tracking outside Wheaton and Glenmont stations because of a track problem outside Wheaton station.

Metro to pay nearly $5 million for role in no-bid contract

Metro to pay nearly $5 million for role in no-bid contract

Federal grant funds were used, and a former employee claimed he was unfairly fired for complaining about it.

‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is converting 19 lanes that now take “exact change” into E-ZPass-only lanes over the next year.

D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

DDOT has installed 7.5 miles of bike lanes this year, including the first bike lanes in Ward 8.

Southeast D.C. tunnel project decision postponed

The Federal Highway Administration is postponing a decision on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project until at least Sept. 15.

Update: Suitland Parkway reopens after five-car accident

Police said three people were transported to the hospital after a 7:39 a.m. crash on the westbound side of the highway.

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.