Sprawl & Crawl

Secret Service apologizes for contributing to midday traffic jam

The Secret Service has pledged to work with the D.C. mayor's office to improve planning and has apologized for contributing to the gridlock that spread through downtown Tuesday.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:03pm EST
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Tips to avoid D.C. motorcades

Motorcades are just part of the fabric of life in D.C. But getting stuck by one of these rolling roadblocks only adds to the stress of driving here. Our Traffic Center has tips to help you stay out of a jam.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:24pm EST

Md. officials cheer funds for light rail projects

Maryland officials say initial federal funding for two light rail projects puts the state in a strong position to build the major projects in the Washington suburbs and the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:53pm EST

Metro Center to close for upgrades this weekend

Metro Center station to close for signage and lighting upgrades this weekend

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 11:27am EST

Concrete slabs fall off truck

Huge concrete barriers came off a truck on Va. 123/Ox Road in Fairfax Station, Va. early Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 07:11am EST

Winter blows up local snow budgets

As the region deals with snow storm after snow storm, all the agencies are dealing with far over their snow removal budgets for the winter.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:02am EST

Will new pot law lead to more impaired driving?

John Townsend, with AAA Mid-Atlantic, fears the decriminalization of small amount of marijuana might lead to more people driving under the influence of marijuana and causing more traffic crashes.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:44am EST

Would Md. ICC toll discount draw more drivers?

As the Intercounty Connector remains relatively unused, one candidate for Maryland governor wants to offer an incentive to commuters to drive the toll road.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:22am EST

Gray to Secret Service: Don't close 14th Street

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray complains to the Secret Service for closing portions of 14th Street Tuesday, causing gridlock.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 06:36pm EST

D.C. Council hears "jaw dropping" stories from Ticketbuster

D.C. City Council hears multiple stories from drivers who contacted WTOP Ticketbuster to complain about the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 11:41pm EST

Streetcar wires energized, public warned to steer clear

As testing for the new DC Streetcar line continues, wires that power the cars will remain energized and officials are reminding the public to stay clear of the power stations and overhead lines.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 03:55pm EST

The art of potholes

Potholes have been transformed into art by two photographers.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:15pm EST

Metro discussing July fare increase

Metro riders will pay more to ride trains and buses in July, and board members are deciding just how much.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 02:03pm EST

Loan would help keep toll rates flat on Dulles Toll Road

Rising rates on the Dulles Toll Road have worried many drivers who travel along that stretch, but a plan that is currently being finalized would help keep those tolls rates down, while simultaneously funding a big transportation project.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 06:55am EST

No delays on MARC's Camden Line

MARC's Camden Line is running as scheduled after a freight train problem in Riverdale, Md.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 05:48am EST

DC to start monthlong campaign to repair roads

DC transportation officials readying 'Potholepalooza' campaign to repair roads

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 05:20am EST

D.C. withholds more than $10K in refunds for bad tickets

More than $10,000 the District of Columbia officials owe in refunds to drivers who were wrongly ticketed throughout the past five years hasn't been paid, according to documents obtained by ABC7 On Your Side.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 04:35am EST

Metro given money to fund more eight car trains

DC Metro was given money to help move towards more eight car trains.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 05:47pm EST

VRE's Manassas trains to run on 'S' schedule

Virginia Railway Express will operate its Manassas Line trains on an "S" schedule Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 01:05pm EST

Gov. Terry McAuliffe eliminates hybrid vehicle tax during Ask the Governor

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed transportation, hunting and Medicaid expansion during his inaugural Ask the Governor appearance on WTOP.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 12:43pm EST
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