Robert Thomson

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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.

  • Feb 2, 2015

Winter weather stifles chance to talk about HOT lanes plan, but more sessions are scheduled.

  • Jan 26, 2015

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro and traffic throughout the region. But this Monday, he especially wants your questions and comments about the new 95 Express Lanes.

  • Jan 26, 2015

After Yellow Line incident, riders wanted answers, and they wanted them from Metro: Are trains safe?

  • Jan 24, 2015

Virginia wants to make the conversion for all rush hour travel by 2017.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Commuters on the new 95 Express Lanes add reality to the toll road concept.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Several groups of rescuers encountered different problems in tunnel.

  • Jan 20, 2015

Streets north and south of the Capitol will be closed Tuesday evening.

  • Jan 20, 2015

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.

  • Jan 19, 2015

While the transit agency rebuilds its rails and escalators, it too often leaves its riders in the dark.

  • Jan 17, 2015
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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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