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Robert Thomson

ColumnistWashington, D.C.

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The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, will be online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Aug 1, 2016

A private operator would have the option of collecting higher tolls from tractor-trailers.

  • Jul 28, 2016

Virginia transportation officials have approved 10 programs to ease traffic inside the Beltway.

  • Jul 28, 2016

Also, Metro has redesigned its website. Check it out.

  • Jul 27, 2016

Meanwhile, Virginia’s top transportation panel is scheduled to decide what travel enhancements to support with toll revenue.

  • Jul 27, 2016

Concertgoers need to keep in mind that the rail system now shuts at midnight on Saturdays.

  • Jul 27, 2016

The Washington Post's Dr. Gridlock, Robert Thomson, is online to take all your questions about Metro, traffic throughout the region and other transportation issues.

  • Jul 25, 2016

The bridge project requires a traffic detour near Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

  • Jul 25, 2016

Avoid driving through work zone corridors during future maintenance projects.

  • Jul 23, 2016

Metro’s SafeTrack program goes into its weekend phase, while the Citi Open tennis tournament wraps up.

  • Jul 22, 2016
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About
Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region. In addition to his twice-weekly newspaper column, he writes for a daily blog on The Post’s Web site, engages readers in online chats and presents features about transportation issues on The Post’s Sunday commuter page.

Thomson has been a reporter and editor for 30 years in New York and Washington. He joined The Post in 1988 and worked on the D.C., Maryland and Virginia desks. In 1999, he became The Post’s transportation editor. When Ron Shaffer, founder of “Dr. Gridlock,” retired from The Post in 2006, Thomson took over the column. He enjoys getting out of the office, even to drive at rush hour.
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