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.

  • Dec 22, 2014

It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

  • Dec 19, 2014

The amount of study needed to shut the commuter artery rendered the proposal impractical.

  • Dec 17, 2014

The pilot program, set for 2015, targets the busy Gallery Place, Chinatown, Penn Quarter area.

  • Dec 17, 2014

Dr. Gridlock gives tips on getting around during problems on Metro’s Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

  • Dec 16, 2014

An unusually large crowd for Wreaths Across America got stuck behind the fare gates.

  • Dec 15, 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.

  • Dec 15, 2014

For the first two weeks, no tolls will be collected so commuters can get familiar with the traffic patterns.

  • Dec 14, 2014

What I-95/395 drivers need to know before they travel in Virginia’s new lanes.

  • Dec 13, 2014

State transportation secretary writes to let Northern Virginia leaders know.

  • Dec 12, 2014
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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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