Sprawl & Crawl

WTOP exclusive: Silver Line on track to open by July 4

The Silver Line could be up and running by July 4. Sources familiar with the project tell WTOP that based on the progress othroughout the last few weeks, the contractor building the Silver Line could get approval to turn the project over to Metro within the next two weeks.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:10pm EDT

Va. gas prices increase ahead of spring break

Gas prices in Virginia are increasing as many residents prepare for spring break travel.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:56pm EDT

I-66 widening starts Monday night

A road widening project in Prince William County could impact evening drivers.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:41pm EDT

Nationals' home opener to cause traffic, transit delays

A lengthy rush hour is expected through Southeast and Southwest D.C. Friday as fans leave Nationals Park following the home opener.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 11:57am EDT

Amtrak service restored between D.C. and Baltimore

All service on Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains between Washington and Baltimore was suspended Thursday.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 09:31pm EDT

Rockville red-light ticket opens debate on the law

A Maryland man who received a $75 red-light camera ticket in Rockville says the city targets drivers to raise revenue, not for safety.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:03pm EDT

Laurel wants to warn drivers of potential tickets with turns by red-light camera

As the city of Laurel is getting closer to activating a new red-light camera on Van Dusen Road near Route 198, police are also looking at new traffic signs that will warn drivers about a specific type of turn.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:54am EDT

Maryland wants you to drive safe in work zones

Throughout the past 14 months, nine people have died in Maryland work zones, including five highway workers.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:59pm EDT

Bus crashes beg question: How safe are they?

Travel season means tour buses crisscrossing the country. But after a number of high-profile bus crashes, more and more riders have asked: How safe are they?

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 04:21pm EDT

Former D.C. funeral home to go condo

D.C. developer plans to breathe new life into a shuttered North Columbia Heights* funeral parlor.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 12:23pm EDT

Potholes: It's been one of the worst years for them

It's a sure sign of spring: Potholes threaten to take over the region's roads, and agencies swing into action to fill them.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 11:45am EDT
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Montgomery County Council votes to limit Ten Mile Creek development

The Montgomery County Council voted Tuesday to limit development in the Ten Mile Creek watershed.

Wednesday - 04/02/2014, 07:13am EDT

Massive fire engulfs, damages Montgomery County apartment building (Video)

A massive fire gutted an apartment building in a dense area of Rockville Tuesday morning.

Tuesday - 04/01/2014, 11:40am EDT
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Wall collapse leads to Montgomery County road closure (Photos)

A retaining wall collapsed near Gaithersburg on Sunday, forcing evacuations and a road closure.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 02:46pm EDT

How to fix traffic gridlock near Ft. Belvoir

Virginia officials have unveiled an initial study into how to solve traffic on U.S. Route 1 from the Capital Beltway to Virginia Route 123 using mass transit.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Metro: Bike and phone theft rise, other crime falls

New figures released by Metro find overall thefts of bicycles and electronic devices were up in 2013 compared to 2012.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:08am EDT

Metro explains fare hikes

Metro's Board of Directors voted unanimously to pass a resolution raising fares on riders using trains, buses, MetroAccess and parking at a Metro lot on July 1.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:46pm EDT

Metro board votes to hike fares

Metro's board of directors voted Thursday to raise fares come July.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 02:28pm EDT

Crash spills thousands of corn dogs on Louisiana interstate (Video)

Louisiana commuters may have been jonesing for ketchup and mustard after a crash caused thousands of corn dogs to spill onto an interstate earlier this week.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 12:19pm EDT
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