Dr. Gridlock: Nationals Park


Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013

D.C. not making friends with freeway work

A traffic-snarling project on I-695, already unpopular with drivers, is scheduled to enter a new phase Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013

The weekend and beyond: baseball, basketball and blossoms

Expect crowds in D.C. for Cherry Blossom Festival events, a Nationals exhibition on Friday and NCAA basketball on Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:20 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Getting to Nationals-Yankees exhibition baseball

The Washington Nationals will be home for a preseason game with the Yankees at 2:05 p.m. Friday in Nationals Park.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:18 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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)

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Getting to Nationals Park

Here are some tips for getting to and from Nationals Park for Friday's Game 5.

By Mark Berman  |  02:45 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Nationals/Cardinals, Game 4: Liveblogging traffic and transit

We're monitoring traffic and transit before, during and after Game 4 of the Nationals/Cardinals series.

By Mark Berman  |  03:00 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Street closures around Nationals Park on Wednesday

Transportation officials have urged fans to use public transport for travel to and from the game.

By Mark Berman  |  04:58 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/09/2012

No morning traffic liveblog Wednesday

We won't be liveblogging the morning commute on Wednesday, but we will be liveblogging the afternoon and evening commute before, during and after the Nationals playoff game.

By Mark Berman  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Mayor rescinds plan to raise cab fares for playoffs

Taxis will be allowed to charge a dollar per extra rider on playoff days.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:12 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Nats wrap up regular season with early game

Fans heading for the 1:05 p.m. game might think about their personal playoff strategies.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:00 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Metrorail limits Columbus Day weekend work

Major track work has been canceled, but some trains will share tracks.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:28 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Sailabration, Nationals baseball, Metro delays and detours: the weekend and beyond

Tall ships visit Baltimore, the Yankees visit Nationals Park, Metro work affects four lines, and the Capital Beltway is filled with work zones.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 04/12/2012

Getting to opening day at Nationals Park

Many fans have suggested ways to make the trip to and from the game less of a hassle.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/09/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

The spring breaks are over for most local schools, the Cherry Blossom Festival continues and the Washington Nationals will play their first home game on Thursday.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Your Nationals Park travel guide

The only good thing to say about an unspringlike forecast for baseball’s opening day Thursday is that clouds, cold and a chance of rain could ease post-game congestion around Nationals Park.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/10/2010

Strasburg, traffic set to return

Last time I posted an alert saying that Stephen Strasburg was scheduled to pitch at Nationals Park, the young phenom didn't make it out of the bullpen. Still, the game was a sellout, generating extra traffic along some D.C. routes and crowding Metro's Green Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 07/27/2010

Strasburg alert: Nats game at 7:05

Transit services and the District's traffic management tend to get a decent amount of credit for how they've handled Nationals Park, unless Stephen Strasburg is pitching. The rookie, who is scheduled to start tonight's home game, tends to draw a crowd, which tends to draw travel grumbles from fans and commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:00 PM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 06/07/2010

Getting to Nationals Park on Tuesday

Baseball fans want to see the new kid, Stephen Strasburg, make his first major league appearance, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. First, they've got to get there.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:20 PM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)