Dr. Gridlock: transit tips


Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The week ahead: Heat, HOT lanes and Metro work

Silver Spring, Tysons, Laurel, Capitol Hill

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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 11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Most commuter bus service on ICC to continue

Most commuter bus service will continue on the Intercounty Connector, but a route between College Park and the Germantown Transit Center will be scrapped Aug. 1 due to low ridership

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Intercounty Connector, Maryland traffic, Maryland transit, transit tips

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 07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Guide for July 4 and weekend travel in D.C. area

These travel tips should help ease the trip to Independence Day events.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Independence Day, July 4, Metro, traffic, transit tips, 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 09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The week ahead: Metro work schedules, road work plans

Road crews are busy. Metro has some late night work, plus a big Red Line project for the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Transportation

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 10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The weekend and beyond: many festivals, much Metrorail work, new bridge ramps

A sultry and soupy weekend will see many traffic generating festivals. Metro will work on all lines. D.C. is opening new ramps on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, 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 10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, I-95 work, festivals, Capitol Hill race

Metro is working on three rail lines. The major road work delays are likely to be on I-95 south of D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Capitol Hill Classic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Taste of Arlington, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 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 10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on four lines, charity run Sunday, bridge closing

Travelers also should watch for I-95 delays in Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Race for Hope, 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 10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013

The weekend and beyond: Extensive Metrorail work, soccer at RFK, bridge projects

After Friday night storms, the weekend looks good for outdoor activities. But watch out for track work on all Metrorail lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, bay bridge, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Transportation Authority, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The week ahead: Emancipation Day rules, road work, Fairfax bus meetings

Travelers will need to watch the weather, as well as numerous lane closings for road work and special events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day, Fairfax Connector, Metro, Silver Line, Streetcars, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

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

Metro reports fourth-busiest day in history, warns of more crowded trains Thursday

Crowds flooded Metro trains on Wednesday, and Thursday is expected to be similarly busy, officials warn.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, commuter rail, Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, transit tips

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 04/08/2013

The Week Ahead: Cherry blossom traffic, home games for four D.C. teams and more

The cherry blossoms continue to draw crowds to D.C., while four sports teams will play home games and impact traffic this week.

By Mark Berman  |  01:46 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Traffic tips, transit, transit tips

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: blossom festival events, free ride on Beltway express lanes

The cherry blossoms are nearing full bloom, drawing crowds to the Tidal Basin. Will drivers be drawn to the toll-free ride on the 495 Express Lanes?

By Robert Thomson  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Cherry Blossom Festival, d.c. circulator, Dr. Gridlock, traffic, transit tips, Virginia 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 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 09:21 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 10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013

The weekend and beyond: Fine weather, soccer at RFK, lots of Metro work

Road work plans are limited, but Metro crews will work on all lines. Sports activities are highlighted by the home opener for D.C. United.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Capitals, D.C. United, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013

Getting to RFK Stadium for the 2013 D.C. United season

Fans approaching from I-395 for RFK's Lot 8 will need to detour this season. For Saturday's home opener, Orange and Blue Line riders should be aware of Metro's track work plan.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital bikeshare, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, 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 01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: No blizzard, but Metro work and road closures

We won't get a blizzard this weekend, but we are going to see Metro delays, road work and a few events that will lead to road closures.

By Mark Berman  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic, transit tips, 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 12:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: Snow, Metro work and more

Snow could affect travel on Friday, while Metro work will slow rider on three lines. Here's a look at what you need to know about getting around this weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:55 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, traffic, transit tips, weekend and beyond, 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 05:51 AM ET, 01/16/2013

Morning delays on Red Line cause of frustration for many riders

Delays are to be expected until approximately 8 a.m.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:51 AM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, transit tips

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 12:51 PM ET, 01/11/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro track work, and a parade route test

The weekend and beyond: Metro track work, and a parade route test

By Robert Thomson  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, transit tips

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 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 09:39 AM ET, 12/31/2012

The week ahead: Holiday transportation reminders

These special traffic and transit schedules could affect your New Year's planning.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:39 AM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, New Year's, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012

Time to get serious about preparing for winter travel

Plain rain will win out this afternoon, but Wednesday morning's commute through the wintery mix was enough to call out some seasonal advice to travelers in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, driving, traffic, transit tips, winter weather

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 12/21/2012

The weekend and beyond: Preparing for holiday getaways and final shopping

Almost no road or transit work is scheduled for the D.C. region during the holiday weekend, as people launch their holiday getaways or finish their Christmas shopping.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:39 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, transit tips

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012

The week ahead: New bridge ramp, late-night Metro work

Road and transit projects continue during the week before Christmas, but the biggest development in road work is a good one for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, SoberRide, 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 03:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, FedEx football, parkway projects

There's some road work around the D.C. region this weekend, but the major source of travel delays is likely to be Metro's maintenance program.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Metro, National Park Service, Ravens, Redskins, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

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 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)
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Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012

The week ahead: Many commuters take a holiday, but rail, road projects continue

Commuter traffic will pick up after many return from the Veterans Day holiday observance. Meanwhile, road and rail crews are busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Veterans Day, 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 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 10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The weekend and beyond: sporting events, roadway closings, Metro delays

All major roads and transit systems in the D.C. area have recovered from Hurricane Sandy, but we've got many detours on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012

High Heel Race to close Dupont Circle streets

The Halloween season run is set to begin at 9 p.m., but street closings start earlier.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, High Heel Race, traffic, transit tips

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 10/30/2012

D.C. region having quiet commute, despite some Sandy problems

It's quiet because many have stayed home, but for those who venture out, there will be problems.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:22 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, traffic, transit tips

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 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