Dr. Gridlock: Maryland Department of Transportation


Posted at 10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014

2011 storm taught lesson about fighting Mother Nature

Government decision makers, highway departments became more aggressive in telling commuters to stay home.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:26 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Travel advice for holiday eve getaways

For drivers who couldn’t get away earlier, here’s some last-minute guidance on routes and traffic information.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Traffic guide for last-minute shoppers

The morning rush was Christmasy light, but drivers still will find traffic around the malls.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Holiday getaway begins, but it keeps going

Here are some tips for traveling away from the D.C. area during the holiday season.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Tips for traveling in Tuesday’s storm

The incoming storm is likely to bring out more bad habits among D.C. travelers..

By Robert Thomson  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Public Works, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Winter storm

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tips on handling holiday shopping traffic

Some of December’s biggest driving challenges will be at shopping centers.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Advice for northbound Thanksgiving getaways

Patience and planning are the keys, according to Maryland’s highway administrator.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:59 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving

Posted at 01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Winter mixes vex highway crews, as well as drivers

This two-day storm brings varied conditions that preview a typical winter for D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:48 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/25/2013

Make weather forecast part of Thanksgiving getaway plan

A pre-Thanksgiving storm is likely to mess with many well-laid plans for escaping the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Tips for Thanksgiving travelers

Travelers about to begin their holidays wrote in with questions and comments on their escape plans.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:33 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Getaways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving getaways, TSA, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Traffic, transit tips for September and beyond

Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013

The week ahead for traffic in the D.C. area

Several projects will affect travel along Interstates 395, 695 and 295.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Several highway projects will affect D.C. area travel

Traffic volumes are lighter in summer, but that's prime time for roadwork.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013

I-95 work zones plentiful this weekend

Travelers in both Maryland and Virginia should be aware of several work areas that could slow them down significantly.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:49 PM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend road work

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: McCartney at Nats Park, Bastille Day celebration, rail and road delays

Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The week ahead: Metro schedules, Silver Line work, lane closings

Traffic continues summer decline, but road crews are active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The weekend and beyond: Golf, soccer, road projects, Metrorail work

Even as many launch summer vacations, road and rail crews are stepping up their activity.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The week ahead: Higher speeds in HOT lanes, Silver Line construction, Metrorail work

With many outdoor activities scheduled for this week, watch for lane closings and Metrorail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on two lines, Interstate lane closings in Virginia

Highlights of weekend slowdowns, plus some summer driving tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Getways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The weekend and beyond: Soccer, Metro delays, road work, summer driving tips

It's a great Father's Day weekend for local travelers, with the Metrorail work as the main -- but not the only -- source of delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The week ahead: More Silver Line work, some new traffic patterns

Watch for lane closings in the Tysons area, and in D.C., Metro has late-night work on all lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013

The week ahead: June work zones, traffic hot spots, highway hearings

Congestion may decrease as vacations season starts, but work zones are more active.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013

The weekend and beyond: Memorial Day events, getaways, Metro delays

A long, cool weekend for the D.C. area includes concerts, parades and festivals. Almost all road work is suspended, but Metro will work on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The week ahead: Plenty of road, rail work before Memorial Day rush

Metrorail is working on all lines at night. The Silver Line project is busy, as are the highway departments.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Inner Loop delays in Chevy Chase after rocks fall off truck

A dump truck lost a load of rocks and dirt on the Beltway Tuesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The week ahead: Chinatown crowds, I-95 paving, Silver Line work

Metro has late-night work on all lines. Road and transit projects are active throughout the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The weekend and beyond: playoff hockey, Race for the Cure, Metro rebuilding, HOV closings

The Race for the Cure and the Police Week 5K are likely to cause congestion in downtown D.C. on Saturday morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Race for the Cure, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

Today's six-lane roadway would be narrowed to four lanes in the Langley Park area, with the light rail line in the middle.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, maryland transit administration, Pedestrian safety, Purple Line

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Maryland to update public on Purple Line progress

Five open houses are scheduled to discuss the as yet unfunded transitway across Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The week ahead: Late-night Metrorail delays, Silver Line lane closings

Riders may encounter week night delays on four Metro lines. Drivers should watch for lane closings in Tysons and along Route 267.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, Beltway lane closings, Silver Line construction

Metro has an extensive schedule of late-night track work. The region's road work program is picking up after the winter lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013

The weekend and beyond: Road and rail work, special events

Metro's maintenance program will affect all five rail lines, but there's also a lot of road work across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Half Marathon, Lupus Walk, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The week ahead: sports crowds, road work, transit meetings

Some road construction projects are starting, and so is the District's pothole-patching campaign.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2013

Travelers need to lobby for congestion relief

Maryland is reworking its 20-year transportation plan and inviting the state's residents to say what they would like to see it do.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Gas tax, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

The week ahead: Nationals baseball and cherry blossom bloom bring crowds to D.C.

Watch for crowding throughout the coming week on the streets near the Tidal Basin and on Metro as the cherry blossoms reach their predicted peak bloom.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 03/25/2013

The week ahead: buses, blossoms, basketball, baseball

Commuters are adapting to many bus changes. Meanwhile, the D.C. region begins a very active week for sports events and the Cherry Blossom Festival.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:21 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Cherry blossom festival events begin, downtown run Sunday

With the major festival events beginning, Metro has temporarily suspended its weekend track work program.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock; Cherry Blossom Festival; Metro; WMATA; District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation; Virginia Department of Transportation;, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The week ahead: Cherry Blossom Festival, elephant walk, new Fairfax Connector expresses

Because the festival brings extra crowding, Metro won't be doing any major weekend track work until late April.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The week ahead: Seeing more daylight, road and transit work, Silver Line meetings

When the clouds clear later this week, watch for the effects of daylight saving on your commutes. Also, check on some upcoming road and rail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cherry blossoms, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Beltway trip led through several climate zones

A counterclockwise trip around the Capital Beltway took Dr. Gridlock through many of the road conditions that this snowy day has in store for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Stay off D.C. area roads as winter storm intensifies

If you are planning to do your regular commute, the conditions you start out in won't match the conditions when you try to return home.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013

How storm is likely to affect D.C. area's roads

Don't drive Wednesday if you can avoid it. Travelers will encounter rain, sleet, snow and gusty winds.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:51 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013

The week ahead: Stormy weather, sporting events, Metro repairs, road work

The focal point of the D.C. area's travel week will be the winter storm forecast to develop Tuesday into Wednesday, but road and rail work is still scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Chilly weather, parades, Metro delays

Despite the chill, parades are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to check the schedule of Metrorail disruptions.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, St. Patrick's Day parade, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA, Women's suffrage march

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, lane closings in D.C. region

Not a bad week for travelers in the D.C. area, with limited work schedules on the roads and rails

By Robert Thomson  |  09:45 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Wet weather, Metro disruptions, lane closings

There's not much road work scheduled, but Metro has maintenance disruptions on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 02/15/2013

The weekend and beyond: holiday events, road work, rail delays

Presidents' Day weekend has a limited schedule of road work, but Metro workers will be busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:11 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Presidents' Day, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013

The week ahead: Street closings for State of the Union, late-night Metro delays

The major traffic event of the week could be the street closings for the State of the Union speech Tuesday, but there is road and transit work scheduled across the region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, State of the Union, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013

The week ahead: Escalators closing, late night track work, Arlington Boulevard lane closings

Much of this week's road and rail work is late at night.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some highway lane closings, plenty of Metro work

In mid-winter, the road work schedule is very limited, but Metro track workers will be very busy this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 01/28/2013

The week ahead: Watch the weather as well as the roads

There are a few road projects that will cause congestion this week, but the main issue for travelers is likely to be very volatile weather.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 01/18/2013

The weekend and beyond: Few major travel issues, till Monday

Plenty of traffic and transit issues could affect travel during the holiday weekend, but there's no Metro track work scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:10 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013

D.C. area travelers should encounter few difficulties this weekend

Most of the security restrictions, road blocks and transit schedule changes for the inauguration won't begin until Monday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013

The week ahead: bus route changes, road work delays

The week leading up to Inauguration Day and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday begins with many changes in local bus services

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013

Finding your way through the inauguration traffic

For many, Inauguration Day planning means scouting out the best viewing spots, but others will simply be trying to reach a destination on time.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, President Obama, Secret Service, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 01/08/2013

What change would make big difference in your 2013 commuting?

Dr. Gridlock offered his list of high-impact transportation projects. But what's on your wish list?

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 01/07/2013

The week ahead: Back to normal congestion on roads and rails

Some commuters experienced a bit of January shock this morning, as many people got back on the roads and rails after the December holiday lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Sunday's football playoff will add traffic in Landover area

To the delight of Redskins fans, there's going to be some extra traffic in Landover on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Redskins

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some delays as holiday season wraps up

Traffic volume remained light through the week, but on Sunday, highway drivers may encounter some congested spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012

What are your picks for the top transportation developments of 2012?

Help Dr. Gridlock complete this year in review by adding your choices for the most significant transportation developments of 2012.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/28/2012

The weekend and beyond: storm warnings, Sunday night football, holiday schedules

With almost all road and track work suspended for the long holiday weekend, the main obstacle to weekend travel is likely to be Saturday's weather.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/10/2012

The week ahead: express lanes, slow lanes, Metro projects

Some of the usual trouble spots remain, but watch out for the unusual ones: the temporary traffic congestion around the big shopping areas

By Robert Thomson  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Redskins-Ravens rivalry to draw more regional traffic to FedEx Field on Sunday

The traffic flow to Landover may be slightly different this Sunday, but it's all in the Maryland family as the Ravens visit the Redskins.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Ravens, Redskins

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 12/03/2012

The week ahead: Monday night football, Thursday night tree lighting

The weather outlook is good for Monday night football in Landover and Thursday's National Christmas Tree lighting. It also means road crews will be very active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/30/2012

The weekend and beyond: Holiday activities mix with road, transit work

With the weather cooperating, many people will be out shopping or attending seasonal festivities, but road and transit work crews also will be busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/26/2012

The week ahead: Commuters are back, so are shoppers

Commuter traffic is returning to normal after the holiday break, but shoppers will add congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012

What's ahead for Thanksgiving holiday getaway

The Thanksgiving getaway began Friday evening, but the big escape days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:36 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital weather gang, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Getaway, Maryland Department of Transportation, Thanksgiving, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 11/19/2012

The week ahead: Thanksgiving getaways, new Beltway lanes

Travelers in the D.C. area are beginning their Thanksgiving getaways and seeing four new lanes open on the Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:44 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012

The weekend and beyond: express lanes, big games, parades, delays

The biggest travel event of the weekend will be the opening of the Beltway express lanes, but many other activities could affect trips in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 11/09/2012

The weekend and beyond: Veterans Day events, traffic and transit delays

Some of the local road and transit work will be on a special schedule to take advantage of the three days of relatively light travel.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:28 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Veterans Day, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Maryland warn drivers about p.m. commute

The Maryland State Highway Administration says afternoon and evening driving may be slow, and possibly slippery.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:53 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Wintry weather

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/05/2012

The week ahead: Darker p.m. commutes, more road delays

A look at a possible midweek storm and new work on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Paving to begin on Beltway in Silver Spring

The biggest project on the Maryland side of the Beltway is ready for paving.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

The week ahead: What D.C. travelers need to know during Hurricane Sandy

Sandy has virtually shut down commuting in the region, but if you must move about, here are some tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Hurricane Sandy, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/26/2012

The weekend and beyond: walks, runs, weather

Eyes will be on three big events: the AIDS Walk, the Marine Corps Marathon and Hurricane Sandy.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Warm weather, Dupont Circle exit reopened, 11 Street Bridge new ramp: The week ahead

The entrance closed more than eight months ago for escalator replacement.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/20/2012

BW Parkway section to stay closed all Saturday

A bridge replacement project is taking longer than planned.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BW Parkway, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012

The weekend and beyond

Here are some of the key events that will affect travel in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Virginia express lanes operator prepares for opening

Transurban officials urge drivers to prepare for fall opening as well.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway HOT lanes, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Money or power: What would it take to improve your commute?

Some projects that could affect many commutes would require more power than money.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012

Money or power: What would it take to improve your commute?

Some projects that could affect many commutes would require more power than money.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012

The weekend and beyond: Nationals playoff crowds, Metro work and more

Here's a look at traffic and transit changes and news in the D.C. area this weekend and into next week.

By Mark Berman  |  02:01 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend events, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012

The weekend and beyond: Traffic, transit tips

Here's a look at traffic and transit changes for the holiday weekend in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Columbus Day weekend, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, Weekend events, Weekend work, WMATA

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 10/02/2012

For D.C. region’s commuters: What’s the big idea?

Travelers offer Dr. Gridlock their grand proposals, assuming they have unlimited resources.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Football, baseball, soccer and a book fest: the weekend and beyond

Watch for big crowds at Nationals Park, FedEx Field and RFK Stadium this weekend. But travelers also will be drawn to events from Dulles International to Ocean City.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/17/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit: Stormy weather, sports crowds, bridge work

The worst weather for commuting will be Tuesday, but travelers also should watch out for many sporting events and new work near the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Transportation Authority, 495 Express Lanes, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Many outdoor events, but also street closings and Metro delays: the weekend and beyond

Metro will split the Red Line this weekend through downtown D.C. Drivers will encounter many changes in traffic patterns, including street closings for Sunday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day, Wasington Nationals

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Preparing for September Shock: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Commuters should expect heavier traffic and more crowding on the trains as vacations and and more schools reopen this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Meteor showers, Metro delays, paving projects: the weekend and beyond

The Perseid meteors will be in the skiest, but back on the planet’s surface, area travelers face delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Beltway changes, South Capitol St. closings: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The commute is about as good as it gets in the D.C. region thanks to summer vacations, and several changes in work zones bring permanent improvements for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC gtransportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012

11th Street Bridge, Beltway bottlenecks, Metro parking: the week ahead for traffic, transit

While commuter traffic is slipping into a mid-summer lull, several road projects in the D.C. region are scheduled to score major breakthroughs in the coming week.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Highways | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Storms, Beltway widening, Metro delays, tennis and sharks: the weekend and beyond

Storms, Beltway paving and Metro maintenance are likely to be the biggest obstacles facing weekend travelers in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:52 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Montgomery, Fairfax to talk traffic, but solutions won’t come easily

Elected leaders from the two counties will consider the possibility of reviving express bus service, which failed in its most recent trial.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Commuter Bus, Metro, Maryland, Virginia, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Montgomery County, Fairfax County, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 07/23/2012

Hot cars, missing buses, road work delays: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The heat returns, and Metro riders will continue to have problems with hot rail cars. Road projects are causing congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:33 AM ET, 07/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Hot cars, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, AIDS conference

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Beltway work, Metro Red Line split: the weekend and beyond

The weather will improve for those getting around the D.C. area this weekend, but the rainy forecast did force postponement of Beltway paving in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Metro delays, bridge work, Beltway and parkway lane closings: The weekend and beyond

The weekend weather forecast for the D.C. area suggests we should be lazy, but road and transit work crews will be very active.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, National Park Service, Silver Line

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Heat wave gone, Green Line back: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Temperatures should be near normal this week. Same for Metrorail service, we hope. But some significant delays remain on the highways in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:31 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/06/2012

Heat, Metro disruptions, Beltway paving: The weekend and beyond

Metro cancelled its extensive track work plan for this weekend after Friday’s Green Line derailment, but drivers face slowdowns for many paving projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Extreme weather

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Heat, dark lights and a holiday: The week ahead for D.C. area traffic, transit

Darkened traffic signals remain a problem, but traffic volume is down before the mid-week July 4 holiday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:47 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, July 4, DC storm, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Maryland ends Beltway bridge detour

The ramp that takes New Hampshire Avenue traffic over the Capital Beltway and onto the outer loop has reopened ahead of schedule.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway work zones, lane closings, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic and transit

Two construction areas on the Capital Beltway are slowing traffic this week. Metro’s big weekend disruption will be on the Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012

Metrorail delays, Beltway work, traffic shifts: The weekend and beyond

The first weekend of summer will be a busy one, with outdoor activities and road and transit work.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:54 PM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Silver Line, Dulles Airport, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge project

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beltway lane closings, Rush Plus preparations: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Beltway drivers are enduring a paving project near the Wilson Bridge, while Metro riders are puzzling over the plans for the new Rush Plus service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2012

Cellphone laws don’t persuade all drivers to put gadgets down

A Virginia driver says California can show us the way to limit cellphone use, but studies suggest not all get the message even when hand-held devices are banned.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Distracted driving

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Speed cameras, Beltway slowdowns, Gay Pride parade: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The travel weather for the D.C. region looks pretty good the week of June 4-10, but drivers and transit users should be alert for some changes affecting their rides.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Rush Plus

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012

Memorial Day and beyond: Thunder in skies, Rolling Thunder on D.C. roads

Dr. Gridlock offers advice to those leaving the D.C. region for the Memorial Day weekend, or staying close to home for holiday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:59 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events, Getaways, Metro, Weekend Work | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Summer getaways

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Memorial Day getaways, 11th St. Bridge opening, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Here are some travel tips for your Memorial Day getaway or on your regular commute this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:20 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Construction, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Andrews air show, Nationals vs. Orioles, soccer, new 11th St. Bridge route: the weekend and beyond

It’s a busy weekend for events and travel delays in the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Highways, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Andrews air show, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, DC United

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 05/17/2012

Nats fan offers ballpark travel tips by Circulator, Metro

Metro’s Green Line to Nationals Park is never a problem, baseball fan says, but return is something else

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Events, District, Driving, Highways, Traffic Safety, Transit | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 05/11/2012

Metro delays, Anacostia detours, Annapolis triathlon: the weekend and beyond for D.C. area traffic, transit

The weekend weather will be fine for travel in the D.C. region, but your trips may be slowed by Metro repairs, road work and street closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:09 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Driving, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012

D.C. area congestion relief won’t come from big transportation projects

A new Post poll of Virginians suggests to Dr. Gridlock that wish lists of transportation projects won’t get beyond the dream stage.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics, Virginia, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, Post poll

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2012

Prince George’s commuters: Paving work begins on county roads

The Maryland State Highway Administration announced a slate of spring and summer projects in Prince George’s County.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:18 PM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Construction, Prince George's County, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012

Nationals, Capitals, Cinco de Mayo and Metro: the weekend and beyond

This is a big sports weekend in D.C. Unfortunately, it’s also a big weekend for Metro repair projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Bay Bridge, Driving, Biking | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Capitals

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012

New interchange underway on BW Parkway near Arundel Mills casino

Drivers in Anne Arundel County may get disoriented the first time they use redesigned interchange.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Maryland | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 05/01/2012

Drivers worry Beltway HOT lanes will increase congestion near Potomac River

Planners of the 495 Express Lanes don’t expect that they’ll add to Beltway traffic, just shift it around.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:28 PM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Virginia, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/30/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Travelers will find the weather much warmer as the week progresses. Watch out for more activity in highway work zones.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Metro, Capital Beltway, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Roads, bridges and bike paths in Montgomery County

Montgomery County announced on Thursday three projects that have wrapped up or are about to begin in the county.

By Mark Berman  |  06:51 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012

The weekend and beyond

Watch the forecast as you plan travels for this weekend, and check here for the man-made obstacles that include Metro track work and several road projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, WMATA, mass transit, public transportation, D.C. metro System, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Beltway lane closings Tuesday night in Greenbelt

A bridge redecking project over the Capital Beltway in Greenbelt will disrupt traffic Tuesday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Maryland, Prince George's County | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/23/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

Despite the chilly and sometimes rainy weather, there are plenty of road and transit projects scheduled for this week across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012

The weekend and beyond

Friday and Saturday morning are likely to be the best times for outdoor activities in the D.C. region before rain arrives for the rest of the weekend. Metro’s spring break is over, and weekend track work disruptions resume Friday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Capital Beltway, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Potomac bridge: Not in your commuting lifetime

Despite some mild encouragement recently from the Maryland and Virginia governors, an actual plan for a new river crossing is years away — at least.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Lane closings across D.C. region

Here are some updates on road work across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 04/13/2012

The weekend and beyond

The Nationals are in D.C., the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade is Saturday morning, and there’s road work all across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival, Metro, WMATA, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Maryland drivers confront a busy road construction season

Maryland’s highway administrator joined with State Police in a plea for safety on the roads as many projects get underway in the D.C. suburbs this spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 04/07/2012

Maryland Department of Transportation offers expo for veterans

The event later this month for veterans and their family members offer information on issues ranging from careers and education to personal finances and health.

By Mark Berman  |  06:18 AM ET, 04/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Department of Transportation, veterans, veteran employment, veteran transition

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Commuters gain little from transportation project lists

Transportation improvement programs tend to be lists of construction projects that will boost economic interests rather than visions for better commuting.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:53 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 03/30/2012

The weekend and beyond

Blossom time is over at the Tidal Basin, but the Cherry Blossom Festival, with all its crowd-gathering events, is still going strong.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:04 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Cherry Blossom Festival, 495 Express Lanes, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 03/26/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The cherry blossoms peaked last week, but the Cherry Blossom Festival just got underway on Sunday and many events are scheduled for this week and next.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:31 AM ET, 03/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Driving | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Cherry Blossom Festival, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation