Lori Aratani

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The operations hub would have been vital to proper handling of the fatal Yellow Line smoke event on Jan. 12.

  • Mar 28, 2015

Moody’s Investors Service noted that a series of short-term loans taken out by Metro affected the rating on its transit bonds.

  • Mar 27, 2015

The Germanwings disaster has raised questions about how pilots are evaluated and the procedures that govern the security of airplane cockpit doors.

  • Mar 26, 2015

U.S. airlines require that two crew members are in the cockpit at all times.

  • Mar 26, 2015

The new safety videos come in the wake of a Jan. 12 smoke incident in which one passenger died and more than 80 were injured.

  • Mar 26, 2015

The District has declared a “War on Potholes” with the kickoff of its 7th annual Potholepalooza campaign.

  • Mar 25, 2015

Norton said the the measure would “. . . put an end to serial controversies about MWAA’s contracting and financial management practices.”

  • Mar 24, 2015

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority said they welcome the report from the DOT’s Inspector General and will address the issues raised by the end of 2015.

  • Mar 24, 2015

More than 1 million travelers have enrolled in TSA’s Pre-Check program, which gives pre-approved travelers a speedier trip through airport security.

  • Mar 24, 2015

State transportation officials are offering commuters toll credits if they agree to take public transportation a few times a month.

  • Mar 20, 2015
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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.