Sprawl & Crawl
By the end of 2012, two new Express Lanes will be open on the Beltway between Springfield and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. Carpools with three or more people can use the lanes, which promise a minimum speed around 45 miles per hour, for free.
An analysis of non-tidal Virginia localities that are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed found wide variations in the adoption of development codes intended to keep sediment and runoff from entering rivers and streams.
WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.
As the Silver Line grows through Fairfax County, and eventually into Loudoun County, will the same old issues plague the system's newest line?
Transportation experts spell out the rules for tricky roundabouts and traffic circles.
There was a computer connection glitch with transactions, the transit agency tells WTOP.
Leaders in Montgomery and Fairfax counties will talk about regional traffic problems Wednesday.
Montgomery County just wrapped up an extensive series of repaving projects, covering 43 miles. Stimulus funds -- nearly $7 million -- paid for all of it.
Montgomery County could be pursuing legal action against the manufacturer of the troubled Champion model Ride On buses.
The woman, dressed in black and carrying a red bag, appeared to try to cross over both sets of Red Line tracks between 9:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night before stopping on the center barrier. She appeared "lost, almost confused," says Jen Voss, who tweeted a picture of the incident.
The Auto Train, which travels from Lorton, Va. to Sanford, Fla., is one of the region's most unique forms of transportation, combining mass transit and America's love of the automobile.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority released a proposed set of toll increases Wednesday that would put the cost of a trip through the mainline toll plaza and one off-ramp at $2.75 for next year, $3.50 in 2014 and $4.50 in 2015.
Metro says it has fixed a computer glitch that caused some trains to freeze in place over the weekend.
Slowly, deliberately and delicately, the final 380 ton aerial piece of the Silver Line puzzle fit into place Tuesday. It's a major milestone for the Dulles Rail project.
Members of Congress and transportation officials will be discussing new safety standards for rail transit systems nationwide.
A new study shows that those with major driving violations have an 70 percent higher mortality rate compared with overall mortality rates.
Following a computer system crash that affected riders twice in 12 hours over the weekend, Metro says it will have extra staff ready as it continues to investigate the cause.
Starting Monday, MARC Brunswick Line passengers will have to adjust their routines. Some trains will leave earlier than in the past.
Red-light camera footage of a tremendous crash in Roselle Park, NY has been making its rounds on the Internet recently. A 29-year-old sustained - amazingly - only minor injuries after the care he was driving careened through an intersection, ran into the diving wall and flipped up in the air.
Following last week's derailment on the Green Line, Metro says it will change protocol for how fast trains should be going during periods of extreme heat.