Robert Thomson

ColumnistWashington, D.C.

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Resurfacing, the typical road project in the D.C. region, must be done while the road remains open.

  • Aug 16, 2014

The next big thing in transportation depends as much on the financing as it does on the type of project.

  • Aug 15, 2014

Like other big transportation projects, it’s not only about moving people.

  • Aug 13, 2014

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Aug 11, 2014

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Aug 11, 2014

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Aug 11, 2014

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Aug 11, 2014

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Aug 11, 2014

Even a routine accident needs a complex response, which puts emergency crews at risk — from us.

  • Aug 8, 2014

New line joins the club, which this weekend also includes Red and Blue lines.

  • Aug 8, 2014
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About
Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region. In addition to his twice-weekly newspaper column, he writes for a daily blog on The Post’s Web site, engages readers in online chats and presents features about transportation issues on The Post’s Sunday commuter page.

Thomson has been a reporter and editor for 30 years in New York and Washington. He joined The Post in 1988 and worked on the D.C., Maryland and Virginia desks. In 1999, he became The Post’s transportation editor. When Ron Shaffer, founder of “Dr. Gridlock,” retired from The Post in 2006, Thomson took over the column. He enjoys getting out of the office, even to drive at rush hour.
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