Latest from Robert Thomson

Thanks, travelers, for a decade-long conversation

Some traffic mysteries baffled us, but you helped each other get through.
  • Apr 5, 2017

That long, somewhat strange trip to becoming ‘Dr. Gridlock’

A column writer finds himself transformed by his readers.
  • Apr 1, 2017

Dr. Gridlock’s weekend travel tips

The Nats are scheduled to play, the blossom festival kites are scheduled to fly, but watch the weather. On Metro, there's always SafeTrack.
  • Mar 31, 2017

Where are we going with these ‘driverless’ cars?

Don’t be afraid to embrace the safety.
  • Mar 29, 2017

Are we there yet? Looking back over a decade of local travel

Infrastructure has changed, but the biggest changes are in our ways of thinking.
  • Mar 25, 2017

Dr. Gridlock’s cherry blossom weekend travel tips

The Tidal Basin is likely to be a travel magnet this weekend, despite the diminished bloom.
  • Mar 24, 2017

‘Death spiral’? No. Metro is too necessary to fail.

We should accept that the D.C. region is wedded to its subway and mend the relationship.
  • Mar 22, 2017

Your guide to navigating the annual Cherry Blossom Festival

These tips should help commuters and visitors control their stress for weeks to come.
  • Mar 18, 2017

Dr. Gridlock’s travel tips for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Some tips on getting home safely from celebrations. Plus, some advice on the Cherry Blossom Festival and other weekend events.
  • Mar 17, 2017

SoberRide taking new route on St. Patrick’s Day

The anti-drunk-driving program will launch its partnership with Lyft to get people home safely after celebrations.
  • Mar 16, 2017