Sprawl & Crawl

Expect I-95 traffic delays during your summer getaway

As many in the region plan for a summer getaway to the beaches in Virginia or North Carolina, transportation leaders are reminding drivers to expect some delays on any trip south on Interstate 95.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:58am EDT

Metro's big push: Improving customer service

Metro has a new program in the works to change their own culture regarding customer service.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 11:23pm EDT

Bicyclists ride in response to 'The Washington Post' column

The cars versus bicyclist debate on area roads has reached a fever pitch sparked by a controversial commentary by Washington Post Columnist Courtland Milloy titled "Bicyclist bullies try to rule the road in D.C."

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 07:19pm EDT

Smoke, noise after cover touches Metro third rail

Metro: smoke, noise after covering touches third rail at Smithsonian station

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:54pm EDT

Resurfacing means lane closures in heart of downtown Bethesda

Beginning Sunday night, the State Highway Administration will begin closing lanes of Wisconsin Avenue for resurfacing work in downtown Bethesda.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 03:05pm EDT

Transportation officials warn of E-ZPass scams

A new phishing scam is targeting E-ZPass users along the East Coast, including drivers who live in Maryland and Virginia.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 12:21pm EDT

New Va. state transportation map available

New Virginia state transportation map available, highlights centennial of forestry system

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:55am EDT

Memorial Bridge, 175 others bridges 'deficient' with fixes in limbo

Fixing 176 area bridges that are in structural disrepair could take longer than expected, according to a new report.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:45am EDT

Ticketbuster: When parking signs are wrong, pictures are your best friend

One month after a woman received a ticket on a block with multiple incorrect parking signs, a judge has thrown out the ticket and waived all fines against her.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 04:41am EDT

Lanes of D.C. road closed through Wednesday morning commute

A D.C. lane closure is expected to cause delays through the Wednesday morning commute.

Wednesday - 07/09/2014, 09:47am EDT

Connolly concerned federal shortage could affect Silver Line

When Metro's Silver Line project received approval for $1.9 billion in federal Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans last May, it seemed as though funding challenges for the line's Phase 2 were solved.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:20pm EDT

Another 400 apartment units coming to booming Tysons Corner

Greystar plans to start work soon on a 34-story high-rise near the Silver Line's Spring Hill Metro station to be called Elan Tysons West after acquiring the development site earlier this month from a a joint venture including The Georgelas Group LLC. The 400-unit high-rise, with about 6,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, is just one of several parcels Georgelas took through the Fairfax County entitlement process.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 03:29pm EDT

Arlington releases streetcar videos as Rt. 1 busway nears opening

A new rapid busway is set to open next month that will give Arlington and Alexander commuters an alternate to driving U.S. Route 1. Meanwhile Arlington continues to defends its planned Columbia Pike streetcar line.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 01:12pm EDT

Silver Line will link Smithsonian's space museum

Silver Line will bring 1st public transit link between Smithsonian's space museum locations

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 11:47am EDT

Fire damages Silver Spring restaurant

A fire at a Silver Spring, Maryland, restaurant caused a road to close Tuesday morning.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 08:32am EDT

Council to examine D.C.'s pothole efforts

The condition of the District's roads and the responsiveness to complaints about needed patchwork will be the subject of a council hearing Tuesday.

Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 04:48am EDT

Ways to avoid miles-long delays during summer getaways

Travelers returning from holiday weekend getaways Sunday found themselves stuck in stop-and-go traffic for hours, and it was some of the worst traffic WTOP's Director of Traffic and Transit Operations has ever seen.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 06:17pm EDT
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Metro answers Silver Line questions in online chat

Lynn Bowersox, Metro's assistant general manager for customer service, communications and marketing, answered questions from future Silver Line readers recently in an online chat.

Monday - 07/07/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Metro running on Saturday schedule for July Fourth

Metro operating on Saturday schedule for July Fourth, more trains planned around fireworks

Friday - 07/04/2014, 06:27am EDT

VRE making accommodations for holiday rush

VRE makes plans to accommodate riders leaving early for holiday weekend

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 11:52am EDT
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