Sprawl & Crawl

Area police launch road safety campaign

The region's 2014 Street Smart Pedestrian, Driver, and Bicyclist Safety Campaign is now underway.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 01:43pm EST

Tripling of crosswalks on Washington Circle creates gridlock

After more than a year of construction, Washington Circle now sports triple the number of signalized crosswalks. And its created a mess for drivers.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 09:29am EST

Metro: weekend work to affect red, green lines

Metro says weekend work will affect red and green lines

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 06:17am EST

Md. drivers prepare for new traffic patterns

The Intercounty Connector from I-270 to I-95 is about to reach U.S. Rt. 1 in Laurel. Friday night, work crews will begin putting the finishing touches on the final section of the toll highway. At the same time, crews will begin to open the I-95 Konterra Drive interchange, formerly Contee Road. Both should be available for Monday morning rush hour.

Thursday - 11/06/2014, 05:40am EST

Fairfax County voters OK transportation bond

Fairfax County voters approved a $100 million transportation bond on Tuesday night.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:36am EST

Maryland voters pass constitutional amendment on transportation money

Maryland voters approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday to protect transportation money.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 05:33am EST

Meeting looks at Reston's Baron Cameron retail

The Reston Master Plan Phase II community feedback process will continue this week with a meeting Saturday at 8:45 a.m. at Aldrin Elementary School, 11375 Center Harbor Rd.

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 03:00pm EST

Fall is a dangerous time of the year for evening commuters

It's one of the most dangerous times of year on the roads. There are more accidents between drivers and pedestrians and it's because visibility is working against both groups of commuters.

Tuesday - 11/04/2014, 11:01am EST

D.C. rolls out new speed, stop sign cameras

Drivers in D.C. should be aware of new speed and stop sign cameras being rolled out Monday.

Monday - 11/03/2014, 07:07am EST

Parking agencies get tickets in D.C. too

City employees -- including DDOT workers -- are not exempt from parking tickets. Just last week, a government vehicle blocking traffic was issued a $100 ticket.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 07:32pm EDT

I-270 drivers scramble to snatch cash that falls out of armored truck

Drivers on northbound Interstate 270 hopped out of their cars to grab money after the door of a Garda armored truck malfunctioned and a bag of cash fell out Friday morning, Maryland State Police say.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 02:47pm EDT

Md. man fights $8.75 toll that ballooned into $24K tab

A Montgomery County man is fighting a more than $24,000 bill from Transurban for 23 trips along the 495 Express Lanes due to an E-ZPass glitch.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 06:00pm EDT

Metro passengers urged to report when they see blood, vomit

Passengers who see bodily fluids, such as blood or vomit on Metro trains or buses, are being asked to report what they see to drivers or station managers, so the bus or rail car can be taken out of service and sanitized.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Metro: riders will wait longer for weekend trains

Metro says riders will wait longer than usual for trains this weekend.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 12:56pm EDT

2 tricky commutes ahead for D.C.-area drivers

Drivers in the D.C. area may run into some tricky commutes over the next few days, with both Halloween and a time shift.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 11:08am EDT

Some guardrails may pose a threat to cars

Some guardrails on area roads are built with a potentially dangerous design that could allow them to impale crashing vehicles.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:45am EDT

Woman with $10,692 toll lanes charge goes to court

A Fairfax County woman who was charged more than $10,000 for 11 unpaid trips on the 495 Express Lanes went to court on Wednesday and won a partial victory over the company that operates the toll lanes.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:44am EDT

Morningside speed camera program dealt serious blow

One year after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation uncovered videos questioning the accuracy of the Morningside speed camera program, Prince George's County has dealt a serious blow to the town's efforts to restart the cameras.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:53am EDT

Transurban changes toll violation fine policy

The Beltway Express Lanes can be pricey and they can cost drivers even more if they miss the tolls. Now, after WTOP's Ticketbuster reported on the huge potential fines, the operator of the lanes is making changes.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:19pm EDT

Bethesda developer changes focus to residential high-rise

Another area developer is changing gears by looking to build a residential high-rise where an office building was once planned.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:25pm EDT
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