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For Orange Line riders, the thought of whether there were more seats available Monday was lost amid the problems of crowded platforms and trains, and a delayed commute.


To admirers, the dilapidated Takoma Theatre is a vital piece of Washington's history. To its impatient owner, "It's a piece of junk." Both sides are locked in an increasingly tense saga about whether and how to save a landmark that has failed economically.


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Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips (Post, March 19, 2011; 7:13 PM)

Missing connections on Metro (Post, March 19, 2011; 7:11 PM)

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority moves to restart CEO search (Post, March 17, 2011; 6:29 AM)

Which way? Connector vs. Interstate (Post, March 13, 2011; 3:26 PM)

Metro track work hours add up (By Robert Thompson, March 12, 2011; 5:03 PM)

Baker's plans for Prince George's could boost schools, lure new businesses (Post, March 10, 2011; 10:49 PM)

Metro to analyze schedule for rail system upgrades (Post, March 10, 2011; 10:47 PM)

Metro transit chief Sarles says maintenance backlog will take years (Post, March 9, 2011; 10:40 PM)

Man stabbed in fight at Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station (Post, March 9, 2011; 12:06 AM)

Teens who ride Metro do grow up (Post, March 8, 2011; 10:31 PM)

In ICC's first rush hour, there's no crush (Post, March 7, 2011; 8:01 PM)

Cycling advocates head to National Bike Summit (Post, March 7, 2011; 6:56 PM)

New campaign seeks to get teen drivers off their cellphones (Post, March 7, 2011; 12:37 PM)

House spending bill imperils millions for Metro, MARC security (Post, March 3, 2011; 7:26 PM)

Maryland man gets five years for fraud, after making terrorist threats (Post, February 28, 2011; 7:05 PM)

D.C. area airports board bitterly divided in search for new executive (Post, February 27, 2011; 12:00 AM)

Metro weekend shutdowns to affect Blue, Orange lines (Post, February 26, 2011; 10:27 PM)

Slug ride-sharing lines to move to New York Avenue (Post, February 26, 2011; 9:44 PM)

Paying the toll for Maryland's new highway (Post, February 26, 2011; 9:14 PM)

Metro anti-crime initiative could restrict student use of system (Post, February 24, 2011; 10:20 PM)

Maryland's transportation crisis is arguably worse than Virginia's (Post, February 23, 2011; 11:24 PM)

Serious crime on Metro hits 5-year high (Post, February 24, 2011; 12:15 AM)

Test-driving the ICC: Racetrack-smooth, but at 7.2 miles, lacking utility (Post, February 23, 2011; 6:23 PM)

Md.'s Intercounty Connector gets ribbon-cutting as opening is delayed for snow (Post, February 21, 2011; 7:37 PM)

Dr. Gridlock: New tiles should make traversing Metro platforms easier (Post, February 19, 2011; 9:00 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips (Post, February 19, 2011; 9:02 PM)

Q&A on Maryland's Intercounty Connector (Post, February 19, 2011; 8:52 PM)

Escalator falls apart at Foggy Bottom Station (Post, February 18, 2011; 10:29 PM)

Metro board considers its future and how agency should be run (Post, February 17, 2011; 7:17 PM)

Crews work nonstop in Md. to finish first section of Intercounty Connector toll road (Post, February 15, 2011; 10:41 PM)

Repairs at Farragut North Metrorail station to last into summer (Post, February 14, 2011; 8:02 PM)

Metro's proposal to end late-night weekend trains rankles Washington's party crowd (Post, February 13, 2011; 10:12 PM)

Survey: Americans rank transportation needs high but don't want to pay the costs (Post, February 13, 2011; 7:52 PM)

Metro stations closing for holiday weekend (Post, February 12, 2011; 5:42 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic and transit tips (Post, February 12, 2011; 5:41 PM)

Retiree feels left out of highway plan (Post, February 12, 2011; 5:40 PM)

Maryland to overhaul schedule for its MARC Penn Line commuter trains (Post, February 11, 2011; 10:37 PM)

Metro board debates bag inspections (Post, February 10, 2011; 10:02 PM)

Local digest for Feb. 11, 2011 (Post, February 10, 2011; 8:06 PM)

Metro escalator problems growing, report finds (Post, February 8, 2011; 9:57 PM)

First stretch of Intercounty Connector toll road in Maryland to open Feb. 22 (Post, February 7, 2011; 8:10 PM)

Team selected to lead redevelopment at New Carrollton Metro station, sources say (Post, February 6, 2011; 10:29 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips (Post, February 5, 2011; 6:04 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips (Post, February 5, 2011; 5:30 PM)

MetroAccess fares to increase Feb. 27 (Post, February 4, 2011; 10:03 PM)

Amtrak train strikes eagle in rare encounter (Post, February 3, 2011; 10:26 PM)

New HOT lane plan for Virginia's I-95 corridor (Post, February 3, 2011; 7:12 PM)

Study: 44% of Maryland's roads need repair (Post, February 1, 2011; 10:06 PM)

Metro memorial remembers 26 workers killed in the line of duty (Post, January 31, 2011; 10:32 PM)

Metro workers memorialized, name by name (Post, January 31, 2011; 8:43 PM)

Red-light cameras save lives, study says (Post, February 1, 2011; 12:14 AM)

Local set designer, Smithsonian archivist remembered (Post, January 29, 2011; 10:34 PM)

Snowstorm failures: No single decision can be blamed (Post, January 29, 2011; 8:18 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic and transit tips (Post, January 29, 2011; 7:01 PM)

Riders consider the future of Metro car design (Post, January 29, 2011; 6:56 PM)

Metro names chief executive and board members (Post, January 27, 2011; 8:07 PM)

Snow gridlock traps commuters for up to 13 hours (Post, January 27, 2011; 9:02 AM)

U.S. airport visitors vulnerable, security experts say (Post, January 24, 2011; 6:41 PM)

Man is arrested in slaying of missing D.C. woman Frazier (Post, January 23, 2011; 11:00 PM)

A new Brookland with 'buzz'? Or just more noise? (Post, January 22, 2011; 5:37 PM)

Where riders stand on Metro seating (Post, January 22, 2011; 5:24 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips (Post, January 22, 2011; 5:24 PM)

How we measure commuters' misery (Post, January 22, 2011; 5:24 PM)

Richard Sarles chosen for top spot at Metro (Post, January 21, 2011; 11:34 PM)

Pedestrian deaths rose slightly in 2010 (Post, January 20, 2011; 12:04 AM)

People in priority seats should be willing to rise to the occasion (Post, January 6, 2011)

Metro sues Aon over post-crash insurance coverage gap (Post, January 18, 2011; 10:44 PM)

Prince George's Council hopes to reshape county but faces money woes (Post, January 17, 2011; 10:16 PM)

Falls Church community braces for rail yard expansion (Post, January 16, 2011; 7:07 PM)

Dr. Gridlock's traffic, transit tips (Post, January 15, 2011; 8:35 PM)

Drivers concerned about Canal Road (Post, January 15, 2011; 8:46 PM)

New York Avenue Bridge project to delay traffic in District (Post, January 15, 2011; 7:16 PM)

Metro board interviews Richard Sarles, 2 others in search for new general manager (Post, January 15, 2011; 7:14 PM)

Metro unveils 2012 budget proposal (Post, January 13, 2011; 6:21 PM)

For Metro's interim chief, tenure may turn into tryout (Post, January 13, 2011; 6:08 PM)

Toll or tax for better transportation? (Post, January 13, 2011; 12:16 AM)

Alexandria Council proposes Metro plan that retains city member on board (Post, January 12, 2011; 7:11 PM)

Metro operations reform plan outlined by D.C. area transportation officials (Post, January 10, 2011; 9:51 PM)

Should Metro riders have a say in security procedures? (Post, January 9, 2011; 12:45 AM)

Fairfax transportation officials study parking limits (Post, January 8, 2011; 7:30 PM)

Major Metrorail delays on MLK weekend (Post, January 8, 2011; 7:30 PM)

Purple Line planners move on to details (Post, January 7, 2011; 9:27 PM)

Officials drop one site considered for Dulles Metro station (Post, January 6, 2011; 6:28 PM)

D.C. area news briefs (Post, January 5, 2011; 9:27 PM)

Metro installs manager to fix escalator and elevator systems (Post, January 4, 2011; 12:58 AM)

Members of public speak out against Metro bag inspections (Post, January 3, 2011; 10:49 PM)

Who created climate of fear on transit? (Post, January 1, 2011; 6:50 PM)

The year ahead in D.C.-area transportation (Post, January 1, 2011; 6:09 PM)

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