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Update: Delays resolved on Metro’s Blue Line

Metro said normal service has resumed.

I-66 West reopens after car fire causes major delays

Backup of 11 miles is reported.

Fire alarm, but no evacuation, at McPherson Square

Metro officials looked at cameras and saw no sign of smoke.

Inert grenade? Two loaded guns? Just another day at the TSA checkpoint

TSA officers seize lots of interesting items at airport checkpoints. Here are a few more entries from Atlanta.

Purple Line opponents, country club members hold Hogan fundraiser

Opponents raised money for the then governor-elect as he considered whether to continue light-rail project.

Alexandria to eliminate ‘add value’ option aboard buses

Alexandria to eliminate ‘add value’ option aboard buses

Bus riders will still be able to add value to their SmarTrip at Metro stations and other locations in Alexandria.

Maryland’s acting transit chief says he’ll keep an ‘open mind’ on Purple Line’s future

Pete Rahn tells state senators he hopes to make recommendation to governor in next 90 days.

Five of six Metro lines delayed, quickly resolved problems

The only line with no reported problems (at the moment) is the bRed Line.

Road reopens in Dupont Circle after water main break in area

Water main break at R Street NW caused traffic detours

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Weekend Metro rider has hard time spotting progress

Weekend Metro rider has hard time spotting progress

Gains from transit rebuilding program are not easy to spot when trains are few and far between.

Super Bowl rules: guacamole yes, drones no

Super Bowl rules: guacamole yes, drones no

The FAA offers this handy reminder: Drones and football don’t mix, especially at the Super Bowl.

Drivers ask about getting started with express lanes

Drivers ask about getting started with express lanes

Questions arise about E-ZPass Flex rules and the toll signs.

Montgomery Bikeshare program exceeds expectations

Montgomery Bikeshare program exceeds expectations

The bike-sharing program attracted about 35,000 trips in its first year.

Trifecta of problems on Metro’s rail lines

Trifecta of problems on Metro’s rail lines

Broken rail causes trains to share track on Green Line. Earlier, a disabled train at East Falls Church caused delays.

Traffic-choked roads don’t yield sufficient gas tax revenue

Report says 40 percent of roadways don’t generate enough money to cover maintenance costs.

Multi-vehicle crash causes delays on Interstate 270 south

Drivers advised to avoid area of I-270 south near Montrose Road. No fatalities but delays.

Travel woes continue after snowstorm

Travel woes continue after snowstorm

Dozens of flights from D.C. area airports -- many bound for airports in the New York area and farther up the coast -- are delayed or canceled on Wednesday.

Sen. Sanders wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure

Sen. Sanders wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure

Vermont senator’s bill would increase spending on infrastructure by about $148 billion a year.

WSSC seeks more time for legally required sewer repairs

Utility said delays stemmed from Park Service’s slow permitting process to repair pipes in stream valleys.

Weather messing with meetings on I-66’s future

Weather messing with meetings on I-66’s future

A second public session on Virginia’s HOT lanes plan has been called off because of wintry weather.

Sanders wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastruture

Sanders wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastruture

The investment is in line with the need, experts say.

Broken traffic cameras contributed to revenue decline

Broken traffic cameras contributed to revenue decline

D.C. police initially claimed the drop was because more drivers were obeying the law.

Broken rail outside East Falls Church stop fixed

Weather-related problem outside East Falls Church stop. Delays in both directions on Silver and Orange lines.

Sinkhole swallows car in Bladensburg area

Sinkhole swallows car in Bladensburg area

Water main break causes car to be swallowed, no injuries

Roads, planes, trains all impacted by snow, icy conditions

Crash on I-270 in Montgomery closes road there, water main breaks lead to other road closures. Snow causes train and airline delays.

Metro victim’s family expected to file $10 million suit

Metro victim’s family expected to file $10 million suit

Carol Glover, 61, was the first passenger to die as a result of a Metro train incident since 2009.

Leggett seeks to set up a Montgomery transit authority

Leggett seeks to set up a Montgomery transit authority

The county executive is seeking the ability to fund mass transit projects without relying so much on the state.

VDOT cancels first of public meetings on I-66

VDOT cancels first of public meetings on I-66

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