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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Solving the puzzle when a plane falls from the sky

Solving the puzzle when a plane falls from the sky

A lab in the District is where some of the world’s most vexing aviation mysteries have been explored.

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D.C. government undermines its traffic-ticket programs

Weaknesses cited in report support critics’ conclusion that officials care only about raising revenue.

Traffic, transit tips: Many D.C. area events, but Baltimore is bigger

Traffic, transit tips: Many D.C. area events, but Baltimore is bigger

D.C. area has street fairs and races, but Baltimore has Blue Angels and fireworks. Metro has delays.

Metro seeks 2,000 volunteers to test new high-tech fare collections

Metro seeks 2,000 volunteers to test new high-tech fare collections

The transit authority wants a diverse group of tech-savvy riders for a six-month test of the prototype. “contactless” fare gates that use new technology.

Capital Bikeshare gets used bikes to expand

Capital Bikeshare gets used bikes to expand

After months with many orders on hold, Capital Bikeshare bought 25 used bike stations from Ottawa.

Va. Express Lanes deal: Travel toll-free if you head for Tysons restaurants

Va. Express Lanes deal: Travel toll-free if you head for Tysons restaurants

The company that operates the 495 Express Lanes on the Capital Beltway in Virginia is launching a promotion with a dozen restaurants in the Tysons Corner area.

Update: Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Delays to Glenmont station because of a train malfunction at Rockville station have been cleared.

Purple Line cost estimate rises by $56 million

Maryland transit official says rising land prices, more refined engineering are adding to price tag.

Is fight over the CSX tunnel project headed to court?

Is fight over the CSX tunnel project headed to court?

The Committee of 100 wants a do-over of the federal review process for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project and is threatening to sue to halt the project.

Airports pause to remember the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

Staff and travelers at U.S. airports took a moment to remember the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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

Normal service has resumed after an earlier train malfunction at Stadium-Armory station.

Update: Lane reopens on Anacostia Freeway after accident

Police said all lanes are open.

Location always important in placing D.C. speed cameras

Location always important in placing D.C. speed cameras

But justifying those locations sometimes stretches credulity.

Why driving through Bethesda will get worse before it gets better

Why driving through Bethesda will get worse before it gets better

Road work still to come as part of Walter Reed expansion will snarl Wisconsin Avenue

Delays after accident on Washington Circle in Northwest DC

West bound lanes of New Hampshire Avenue NW were closed because of the collision.

In Metro pilot program, riders will use phones to pay fares

In Metro pilot program, riders will use phones to pay fares

In a six-month test, 3,000 riders will board trains and buses with just the wave of a smartphone or plastic card.

D.C. Council plans hearing on traffic, parking ticket issues

D.C. Council plans hearing on traffic, parking ticket issues

Members want to review a blistering report that questions the city’s automated enforcement process.

Company will offer a women-only taxi service

Starting Monday, a New York-based company will offer an app-based transportation service by women, for women.

Canal Road slowed by DC Water project

Canal Road slowed by DC Water project

A sewer pipe problem took longer than expected to fix, blocking a lane for several days.

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Drivers, walkers assess their Silver Line access

Drivers, walkers assess their Silver Line access

Fairfax County pledges to improve signs guiding Metro users to parking.

Red Line single-tracking between Farragut North and Judiciary Square

Repair work expected to be finished “during the afternoon.“

Fort McHenry celebration begins as ships arrive

Fort McHenry celebration begins as ships arrive

Biggest crowds will view the fireworks and air shows on Saturday and Sunday in Baltimore.

Fire at Washington’s convention center closes several streets

Authorities said the fire closed the 1100 to the 1200 block of 7th and 9th streets NW.

Metro pilot program will allow for ‘contactless’ fare payment

Metro pilot program will allow for ‘contactless’ fare payment

The test of new fare-collection technology will include 10 rails stations, six bus routes and two parking garages.

Update: Inner loop of Capital Beltway reopens after bus fire in Greenbelt

Police were alerted about the bus fire at Kenilworth Avenue around 7:12 a.m.

D.C. streetcar moves closer to passenger service

D.C. streetcar moves closer to passenger service

The D.C. Department of Transportation plans to start simulated streetcar service next month.

Hailo takes on Uber, Lyft with a discount taxi program of its own

Hailo takes on Uber, Lyft with a discount taxi program of its own

For a limited time, customers who use the Hailo app to “hail” a taxi will be able to save money on their ride.