Sprawl & Crawl

Metro takes control of Silver Line

Metro says it now has up to 90 days to open the line to customers, but sources have told WTOP the line could open much sooner than that if all testing goes according to plan.

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 02:31pm EDT

Commuter tax remains specter for D.C. statehood

A grassroots leader for D.C. statehood says the creation of the 51st state could ultimately result in a commuter tax but that it shouldn't prevent congressional approval.

Monday - 05/26/2014, 01:45pm EDT
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Metro running on Sunday schedule for Memorial Day

Metro buses and trains running on Sunday schedule for Memorial Day

Monday - 05/26/2014, 07:21am EDT

Parking for free on Monday? Tell that to the Nats

Though it's a federal holiday, you'll have to pay to park outside Nationals Park.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 08:30pm EDT

Richmond son, D.C.-bound commutes 3 1/2 hours

Thurmond Alford Jr. tackles a 3 1/2-hour commute everyday, from south of Richmond to D.C., entailing a car ride, slugging from the commuter lot, two Metro lines and a walk.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:20am EDT
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VDOT clears the way for holiday travelers

VDOT to suspend construction, maintenance work on most Va. highways for Memorial Day travelers

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:16am EDT

Gaithersburg named among fastest growing cities in the nation

Gaithersburg is among the 15 fastest growing cities in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 11:20pm EDT

Fairfax Co. board chairman plans to 'pull plug' on limits to home gatherings, events

The head of Fairfax County's governing board says she will vote to strike down a controversial zoning change that could limit the number of people who can visit a home and the frequency of gatherings.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:29pm EDT

D.C. bridge named in honor of Ethel Kennedy

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray dedicated the Benning Road Bridge in honor of Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:54am EDT

Rock Creek Parkway reopens after car crashes into creek

All lanes of Rock Creek Parkway have reopened between Calvert Street and Virginia Avenue after a crash after a car drove off the road and into a nearby creek Thursday morning.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:08am EDT

For mass transit, the future is expansion

From Maryland to Virginia, mass transit plays an important role in getting cars off local interstates and could play an even bigger role in the coming years.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:48am EDT

District Heights to Herndon: 2 trains and 3 buses

Lisa Robinson-Foster's daily journey to her government contracting job takes 2 1/2 hours and involves two trains and three buses.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 12:32pm EDT
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Water main break closes Woodbridge intersection

A water main break in Woodbridge Wednesday morning has caused a dozen businesses to lose access to water and an intersection to close to traffic.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 09:38am EDT

Research: Red-light infractions high over Memorial Day weekend

Drivers may have reason to be especially cautious at intersections over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend after research shows a large number of red-light violations occur during the weekend.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 07:40am EDT

Ticketbuster: Prince George's County hopes to avoid mistaken ID

Prince George's County wants to make sure delinquent ticket citations are legit.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 04:30am EDT

Commuter Idle: Stafford-Landover commute is a family affair

Planning is key when embarking on a two-and-a-half hour morning commute that involves three people, two trains, two buses and a car.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 10:23am EDT
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Study reveals tops rage-inducing driving habits

As many people prepare to hit the road for Memorial Day, a new study is uncovering the types of behaviors that are most likely to elicit road rage.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:50am EDT
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Ways to beat the traffic on Memorial Day weekend

With motorists leaving town for Memorial Day, regular commutes could be a lot trickier this weekend.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 05:30am EDT

New D.C. speed cameras take effect Tuesday

For the first 30 days, they will issue warning tickets. After that, speeding comes at a price.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 04:43pm EDT

Maryland stops hundreds in enforcement blitz

Maryland troopers stop hundreds in multi-state traffic enforcement effort along Interstate 95

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:40pm EDT
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