Daily Gripe: Virginia


Posted at 06:37 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Metro bus pass doesn’t last full 7 days, says griper

Our griper says that depending on when a Metro bus card is purchased, you might not get the full seven days.

By Akeya Dickson  |  06:37 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Unfixed, The District, Maryland, Virginia

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Weekly roundup: Va safety week, gameday traffic

We pulled together all of the resolved and soon-to-be -resolved issues from the past week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend roundup, Fixed, Maryland, The District, Unfixed, Virginia

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Virginia promotes safety for cyclists, pedestrians

Drive Smart Virginia shares gripes that cyclists and pedestrians have with drivers during Virginia Bicycle and Pedestrian Awareness Week.

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:20 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed, Unfixed

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2011

Speed bump in Arlington? Not quite.

A griper is frustrated by what he thinks is a speed bump in Arlington County.

By Akeya Dickson  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 08/11/2011

Red light, green light: Arlington fixes light cycle

New equipment has been ordered to address motorcycle and bike detection at an Arlington County intersection.

By Akeya Dickson  |  01:21 PM ET, 08/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Twitter Chatter: sounding off about Metro changes

Replacing station names, getting rid of the Metro brown color and lingering queries about whether the new rail cars will be on time.

By Akeya Dickson  |  02:47 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, The District, Virginia

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 07/05/2011

Fireworks fail for some hopeful viewers

Several people were told they couldn’t watch fireworks at the Key Bridge, a popular spot for checking out the show for more than 20 years.

By Akeya Dickson  |  12:46 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Unfixed, Virginia

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/09/2011

First it was, then it wasn’t...we’re confused

A handful of tweets from the District Department of Transportation says that the Chain Bridge updates commuters about the Chain Bridge being closed today.

By Akeya Dickson  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Fixed | Tags:  Road closure, Chain Bridge, Twitter confusion

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 05/05/2011

We unveil our Griper’s Route 110 issue

We posted a picture submitted by Griper Elaina and asked you to caption the photo and tell us what her Gripe is. Read on to see the answer.

By Akeya Dickson  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Daily Gripe, Virginia

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 08/02/2010

Dog park raises howls in Alexandria

Who's responible: City of Alexandria Alexandria may be known as one of the most dog-centric cities in a region full of dog lovers: there are dog-friendly bars, hotels, even dog-friendly Potomac River cruises. But residents of the historic Old Town...

By Will Koper  |  03:47 PM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 08/01/2010

Large sinkhole patched in Arlington

Who got it done: Arlington County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Time to fix: 2.5 weeks It's not often a sinkhole deep enough to swallow a person opens up on a trail, but griper William reported one on an Arlington...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:43 PM ET, 08/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 07/21/2010

New hours for spraygrounds in Arlington

Who Got it Done: Arlington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources As the thermometer heads to 100 degrees this week, Arlingtonians are getting a bit more break from the heat at its spraygrounds. After we reported a gripe here a couple...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:04 PM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 07/05/2010

On-ramp to nowhere

Who's responsible: Virginia Department of Transportation Number of votes to fix: 5. Anyone who drives in Northern Virginia knows that navigating the rats' nest of exits, on ramps and HOV lanes that are collectively known as 395 can be a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:26 PM ET, 07/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia

Posted at 09:37 PM ET, 06/03/2010

A thoughtful misspelling

Who's responsible: Arlington Public Library Libraries are repositories of knowledge for their communities, beacons for erudite seniors and burgeoning book-report researchers alike. So when one is informed that a sign with an egregious misspelling has been posted immediately outside the...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  09:37 PM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Virginia