Sprawl & Crawl
When it comes to paying for much-needed transportation improvements in the Washington region, one question stands out: How?
Records show that the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has given tens of thousands of dollars in pay raises to several top officials this year.
In 2008, 19 pedestrians were killed in Montgomery County. In 2011, the number declined to 11. In 2012, the number is now in the single digits.
It's now happened for the 27th time. Metro says a cracked rail outside Friendship Heights is causing single tracking on the Red Line between Medical Center and Van Ness-UDC.
Plans to further widen and add transit along the Fairfax Count Parkway could be stalled because of a lack of state transportation funds.
The land surrounding Dulles International Airport is being eyed as a way to increase revenue at the airport which has not seen a projected increase in passengers.
A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.
Beginning Tuesday night, Dec. 11, and continuing nightly through Thursday, Dec. 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will close three lanes of the Beltway Inner loop at Maryland Route 201/Kenilworth Avenue. The closures are needed for work on the Kenilworth Avenue overpass above the Beltway.
Drive around northern Virginia and you will see a great deal of construction on both road and rail projects. But some local leaders are warning such projects may be non-existent in a few years.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says state law bans speed camera contractors from being paid based on the number of tickets issued.
The local housing market is gaining steam but some new numbers show a more complicated scenario.
Metro says train ridership was nearly 5 percent below the agency's expectations in the first quarter of the fiscal year.
Amtrak is rolling out passenger rail service from Norfolk starting Wednesday.
Opponents of Virginia's proposal to use toll revenue to improve Interstate 95 plan to rally outside a public hearing.
A new park and ride is set to open soon in Fairfax County, with bus service to Franconia-Springfield Metro Station and the Pentagon.
The union representing Metro transit police is suing the transit agency to reinstate an officer who the union says was wrongly fired.
Local transportation leaders want area residents to know that ending the solo drive to work in favor of ride sharing could save them time and money.
Some big changes are coming to Fairfax Connector bus service.
Daytime lane closures are planned for I-95 in the Quantico area.
A major project to widen Route 1 near Fort Belvoir is one step further along.