Sprawl & Crawl
Metro's Rush Plus was supposed to relieve crowding on some of the busiest lines of the system, but now the transit agency is admitting the program has not gone exactly as planned.
Metro is planning to hold public hearings on changes that it is proposing to make on its bus service.
While many Washingtonians have come to expect the onslaught of heavy traffic, many insist that delays are worse now than ever before.
Metro General Manager Richard Sarles told his board of directors Thursday that the transit agency has taken a significant step toward restoring confidence, and complete safety on the rails.
Virginia is getting $52 million in federal transportation funds that other states didn't use.
A constant concern in the D.C. region is being able to move people in the event of a major emergency. But a top transportation leader admits it's impossible to move everyone at the same time.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report paints a grim picture for the region's economy if automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget take effect in January. COG says better urban planning and promoting the region's diverse economy will will help offset the potential loss of jobs.
Toll increases are planned for the Dulles Toll Road to help pay for Metro's Silver Line, and the last two public hearings on the issue are being held this week.
The trend of paying a toll to drive faster may be headed to a new level in Texas -- where of course, everything is bigger.
Both Metro and Amtrak will take increased security measures, but there aren't any credible threats to rail systems.
The State Highway Administration has added the U.S. 15 work zone at Motter Avenue to the Maryland Safezones program, according to a news release from SHA.
Inspectors found new hairline cracks on the bridge that carries the ICC over U.S. 29 in Briggs Chaney and a ramp near U.S. 29.
A Montgomery County spokesman says no problems have been found with the brakes on a Ride On bus that crashed into a house last month.
Motorists can expect delays on the Arlington Memorial Bridge as a two-month construction projects gets under way.
New Hampshire Avenue will become a two-way street and new sidewalks will be installed between Dupont Circle and Washington Circle.
Montgomery County has adjusted the schedules for some Ride On bus routes to more accurately reflect travel times and to better match up with other transit options.
The new Dulles Airport Access Highway eastbound ramp to the Beltway inner and outer loops will open Saturday. The ramp provides a safer and more convenient direct connection to the Beltway.
A $92,000 federal grant will help plan the future of the Cambridge-Dorchester Airport.
Opponents call it "Tollmageddon," but operators of the Dulles Toll Road say big toll hikes are necessary to help pay for the Dulles Rail project.
There are new calls for a complete ban on the use of all handheld electronic devices while driving.