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)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Nationals Park

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 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)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Nationals Park, NCAA basketball, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, WMATA

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)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals

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 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)
Tags:  bikeshare, capital bikeshare, circulator, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Nationals, Nationals Park, nationals park commuting, nationals park congestion, nationals park traffic, nats, WMATA

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)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Nationals, Nationals Park, nationals park commuting, nationals park congestion, nationals park traffic, nats, WMATA

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)
Tags:  D.C. street closures, Nationals, Nationals Park, Navy Yard, street closures, The District

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)
Tags:  commute, Commuting, evening commute, Morning commute, Nationals, Nationals Park, nats

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)
Tags:  Baseball playoffs, D.C. Taxicab Commission, DC transportation, Nationals, Nationals Park

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)
Tags:  Baseball playoffs, District Department of Transportation, Nationals Park, Washington Nationals

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)
Tags:  Columbus Day, D.C. transportation, Metro, Nationals Park, WMATA

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)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Sailabration, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park, Capital Beltway, Weekend guide

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)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Driving, Parking | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park

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)
Categories:  Commuting, Events, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Cherry Blossom Festival, Metrom, WMATA, Nationals Park

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)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park

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)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park

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)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park

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)
Categories:  Events, Events, Events | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Nationals Park