Lori Aratani

Transportation and development reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Lori

Tolls are the rail project’s only open-ended funding source, making them a tempting target.

  • Jul 12, 2014

New York executive Ryan Simonetti says he hopes the company will learn from his experience.

  • Jul 10, 2014

CEO says he was “kidnapped” by an Uber driver and taken on a “high-speed chase.

  • Jul 9, 2014

Critics argue that Metro could fit additional trains through the Rosslyn tunnel, which serves the Blue, Orange and soon-to-be-open Silver Line.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Wait times getting you down? Blue Line riders have bus options.

  • Jul 7, 2014

Blue Line riders will face longer waits between trains, but Metro says Yellow Line service could be an option.

  • Jul 6, 2014

The cab companies say that Uber is creating an anti-competitive environment.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The addition of eight-car trains during rush hour on the Blue Line means room for roughly 200 more passengers.

  • Jul 2, 2014

Game lets you design a solar system of your own that would last 500 years.

  • Jun 30, 2014

A quick evolutionary trick saves the the crafty creatures from a parasitic fly on Hawaiian islands.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Some patients are more susceptible than others, raising intriguing treatment possibilities.

  • Jun 30, 2014

The emergency exercise is designed to familiarize local agencies with the Silver Line. One lane of Route 7 may be closed.

  • Jun 28, 2014

The Transportation Security Administration reminds travelers that you can’t fly with fireworks.

  • Jun 27, 2014

The protest of ride-sharing services shut down Pennsylvania Avenue NW in both directions for a time.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Metro is offering 10 *lucky* people a free ride on the Silver Line.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Wednesday’s taxicab caravan to Freedom Plaza is just one in a series of protests drivers have staged against competitors Lyft, UberX and Sidecar.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Metro unveils ad campaign for the new line.

  • Jun 24, 2014

A video series offers expert advice on the latest thinking on your kid’s eating and sleeping habits and more.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Long-awaited rail line linking two economic hubs, Tysons Corner and downtown D.C., is finally set to open.

  • Jun 23, 2014

Mini bottles of hand sanitizer and cleaning cloths are among the items Metro is giving out to promote its new Silver Line.

  • Jun 23, 2014
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About Lori

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team. She grew up in California and graduated from Boston University, where she learned the real meaning of cold weather.