Sprawl & Crawl

NTSB chair impressed with Metro's safety progress

The chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board says she's impressed with the progress that Metro has made regarding safety since the Red Line crash took nine lives.

Sunday - 01/19/2014, 07:17am EST

Safety board releases 'Most Wanted List' for 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board has released its "Most Wanted List" for 2014. This list includes the agency's top 10 areas for safety improvements when it comes to planes, trains and automobiles.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 09:30pm EST

Worker killed when SUV crashes into work zone

Metropolitan police say a construction worker was killed when an SUV crashed into a work zone on Suitland Parkway in Southeast.

Thursday - 01/16/2014, 07:18am EST

495 Express Lanes: One-year review shows customer use fell short of projections

With the 495 Express Lanes' one-year anniversary in the dust, more information is being released about who uses the roadway and what drivers are paying -- however, the numbers show there are still fewer vehicles on the road than first anticipated.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 09:10pm EST

Transportation board votes to reduce tolls

Va. transportation board unanimously agrees to slash planned tolls on Hampton Roads tunnels

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:10pm EST

VRE Manassas trains to be impacted after train hits, kills pedestrian

Virginia Railway Express train struck and killed a person near Burke, Va.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:03pm EST

Study: Tunnel tolls will be painful for Portsmouth

Study: Tunnel toll costs will hurt businesses, residents, city revenues in Portsmouth

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 11:25am EST

Dense fog brings unusually low visibility, slick roads

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for the entire WTOP listening area until 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 02:20am EST

Pothole Patrol: Where are the worst potholes?

Send WTOP your photos and locations of the worst potholes in the area.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 05:42pm EST
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Metro: weekend work to affect 4 of 5 lines

Metro: buses to replace trains on section of the red and green lines for weekend work

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 07:08am EST

From D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes? A future possibility

Can you imagine whizzing from D.C. to Baltimore in just 15 minutes? If a business group has its way, you'll be able to speed past the backed-up traffic on Interstate 95 aboard the super-fast magnetic levitation train.

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 06:43am EST

Debris on Outer Loop leaves drivers with flats

A least 10 vehicles struck debris on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway near Georgia Avenue Monday, leaving many of them with flat tires.

Monday - 01/13/2014, 08:35am EST

Metro testing automatic train operation next month

More than four years after a fatal Red Line crash, Metro is getting closer to resume automatic train operation, one of the key components of automatic train control.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 06:07pm EST

Adjudication for D.C. ticket goes on 2 years

A D.C. resident fighting a ticket since early 2012 tells WTOP TicketBuster he's fed up with delays and angry his ticket has been before an appeals board without resolution for almost two years.

Thursday - 01/09/2014, 04:39am EST

Amtrak resumes regular service in Northeast

Amtrak will resume normal operations along the Northeast Corridor Thursday.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 05:26pm EST

Fairfax landowners choose paintball over McMansions

Jeff Waters and his wife could have sold their 200-acre property in Clifton to a developer to carve into McMansion lots. Instead, they're developing it themselves into the Fairfax County's first paintball field.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 03:03pm EST

Quantico traffic plan involves three counties, base

A new push to cut rush-hour traffic in Northern Virginia involves a partnership between Prince William, Stafford and Fauquier Counties and Marine Corps Base Quantico.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 01:39pm EST

VDOT to close I-81 travel center in Troutville

VDOT plans to close I-81 travel center in Troutville in August

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 10:41am EST

Va. Beach says low bid for project has $20M error

Virginia Beach says low bid for bridge project has $20M error, company asks to withdraw

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 09:20am EST

2014: Changes coming to the Dulles Greenway

With drivers paying almost $10 for a round-trip to use the Dulles Greenway, 2014 could be a key year in deciding whether commuters will have to pay more or less in the future.

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 09:09am EST
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