Phyllis Benson asked us to compare driving vs. taking Metro from Falls Church to the streets on the south side of the U.S. Capitol, an area where she can park for free. She suggested we use George C. Marshall High School as our starting point and wind up at the U.S. Botanic Garden. As always, your results may vary. Both Metro and the roads will probably be more crowded in the fall. We did our test early on the warm, sunny morning of Aug. 6. If there's a route you'd like us to test, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRAPHIC: By Renée Rigdon, The Washington Post - August 10, 2008
As Backups Go, Fix Takes Beltway From Bad to Worse Article | Dear Dr. Gridlock: On Aug. 1, the Maryland State Highway Administration opened a new flyover ramp from the inner loop of the Capital Beltway to southbound Branch Avenue (Route 5). The new ramp was supposed to ease congestion and eliminate the difficult merge at the Branch Avenue/Beltway intercha...