Sprawl & Crawl

Distracted driving tickets skyrocket in Md.

Tickets for distracted driving skyrocket after Md. strengthens hand-held cellphone law

Friday - 05/09/2014, 12:31pm EDT

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure: Road closures, participant information, weather

Thousands of people will flock to D.C. Saturday for the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 10:13am EDT

Metro wants Silver Spring Transit Center safe before takeover

Metro will take on the Silver Spring Transit Center, but only after repairs ensure that the $120 million dollar project, years overdue, is safe.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 05:31am EDT

Safety tips when leaving your car with the valet

Follow these rules when you valet and you and your car should be fine.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 05:02am EDT

Repairs to storm-damaged Columbia Pike begin Monday

Reconstruction on a busy roadway through Montgomery County begins Monday, and commuters should expect lane closures for at least a week, the Maryland State Highway Administration says.

Friday - 05/09/2014, 04:41am EDT

Maryland woman fights 14 tickets on stolen plates in D.C.

When Patricia Cronauer's license plate fell off her car last summer, she never imagined it would kick start a nightmare that one lawmaker calls "a loop of insanity."

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 08:40pm EDT

Va. transportation secretary: Distracted driving a 'major problem'

Drivers in the D.C. area are sending text messages and talking behind the wheel more than last year, despite an increased number of construction projects that clutter roadways and make the practice even more dangerous, a new report finds.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:15pm EDT

S.C. driver killed in crash at 495 Express Lanes entrance

An out-of-town driver hit the brakes suddenly at the entrance to the 495 Express Lanes and the three-car, fiery crash that followed sent five people to the hospital.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 07:36pm EDT

Pedestrian struck on Randolph Road

A Ride-On bus struck a woman in her mid-30s Tuesday morning.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:48pm EDT

Transportation secretary: Change needed now to help eroding highway fund

The nation's transportation secretary and other leaders are coming up with ways to boost federal Highway Trust Fund and repair the nation's aging infrastructure.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:52am EDT
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D.C. lawmakers pass bill to address ticket woes

The D.C. City Council unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to change the way parking tickets are adjudicated and address several issues identified in the WTOP Ticketbuster series.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 05:25am EDT

When highway fund runs out, Virginia is in trouble

The federal Highway Trust Fund is going broke and Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Lane is urging Congress to pump it up.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 04:53am EDT

Speed cam tickets plunge in D.C., spike in Montgomery

Speed cameras have become so commonplace in D.C. and Maryland, that drivers are taking notice and slowing down. However changes in speed limits and where the cameras are placed can help or hurt drivers.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:03pm EDT

Loudoun planners say 'no' to Wawa, but supervisor says 'yes'

Wawa hoagies in Loudoun? County planners say the proposal should be toast.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 09:39am EDT

Metro: travelers can expect longer weekend waits

Metro: some travelers on the orange, red and green lines will experience longer weekend waits

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 07:00am EDT

I-66 widening construction noise irks neighbors

Work got started on the widening of Interstate 66 last month and some residents are losing sleep over the construction -- literally.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 07:35am EDT

D.C. streetcar won't open until late summer or fall

Streetcar service in Washington, D.C., will not open until late summer or autumn, D.C. Department of Transportation officials say.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 07:02am EDT

Defective D.C. registration stickers could result in driver penalties

More than a dozen D.C. drivers have come to WTOP Ticketbuster to complain about stickers that are falling off their windshields, resulting in tickets.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:08pm EDT

$1.9B loan secured for Dulles Rail

Virginia congressmen say they have secured a critical piece of funding that will pave the way for construction to begin on the final phase of the Dulles Rail project.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 12:34pm EDT

New analysis finds more problems with Silver Spring Transit Center

The Silver Spring Transit Center is overdue and over budget, and a new independent analysis says that the cracks in the concrete at the center are more of a problem than originally thought.

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 04:00pm EDT
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