Free and Easy: Cheick Hamala Diabaté and the National Book Festival

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do for every day of the week.


Arlington-Alexandria news in brief

Metro warns about fare-card scams; school board member to resign; more news


Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line construction contract

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

WMATA survey takes a shot at the Redskins

A straightforward survey about the WMATA budget takes a tour into NFL commentary.

Ever heard of Greensboro? Spring Hill? How the Silver Line stations got their names

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.


Moco, WMATA continue to scuffle as transit center repairs begin

Meanwhile, behind-the-scenes scuffling continues between WMATA and Montgomery County.

Town Square | Kent Island estate goes up for auction

The 29-acre property was previously listed for sale at $6.9 million. Also condos coming to Navy Yard.


Metro bus and rail fares, plus parking fees to rise; maximum fare on MetroAccess will drop

Charges for bus, rail and parking will rise. Maximum fare for MetroAccess rides will drop.