Sprawl & Crawl

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

W.Va. kicking off work zone safety campaign

W.Va. Division of Highways kicking off work zone safety campaign in Charleston

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 07:02am EDT

Metro: expect longer weekend waits on some lines

Metro: Expect longer weekend waits on red, orange lines; Greenbelt station closed

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 07:24am EDT

Road improvements underway at Fort Belvoir

A major road construction project is getting underway on U.S. Route 1 near Fort Belvoir.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 02:12pm EDT

How irritating a commuter are you?

WTOP's David Burd reports.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 08:33am EDT

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Virginia leaders offer solutions to I-66 gridlock

Every day, thousands of people sit in traffic on Interstate 66. And while the Virginia Department of Transportation studies the I-66 corridor from the Capital Beltway to US 15, state officials have a variety of ideas on how to lessen the gridlock.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 08:15am EDT

E-ZPass transponders available at more Va. sites

Virginia officials are making E-ZPass transponders available at more sites in Hampton Roads and Richmond.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 06:39am EDT
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