Sprawl & Crawl
Friday's power outages have left a lot of intersections in the dark on this Monday morning.
Metro says approximately two dozen Metro bus routes are operating with detours because of downed power lines, fallen trees or other storm damage.
Metro says weekend work on the Red, Orange and Green lines will cause delays for some riders.
Metro's red line crash three years ago that killed nine people is leading to greater federal oversight of public transit systems.
Metro is set to increase fares for the second time in two years to help balance the transit agency's operating budget.
It will cost between $1.70 and $3.50 to ride Metro in the off-peak hours and $2.10 to $5.75 during the peak hours.
New census data show the District gained more than 16,000 residents in the 15 months after April 2010, growth of 2.7 percent.
Traffic congestion in Fairfax County is costing the average family hundreds of dollars a year, and it's only going to get worse.
A new state law, which takes effect July 1 removes an exemption for hybrid cars registered after July 1, 2011, according to a DMV release. They will no longer be able to use the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on I-66 unless there are two people in the car. Hybrids registered before July 2011 will still be able to drive in the HOV 2 lanes with only one person in the car.
Arlington and Fairfax counties are weighing a $250 million streetcar line on Columbia Pike from Baileys Crossroads to the Pentagon City Metro.
Drivers are once again being warned this weekend to avoid the Capital Beltway's Outer Loop near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge leading from Virginia into Maryland because of construction work.
The District is remembering the victims of Metro's deadliest accident ever and honoring the heroism of first responders on the third anniversary of the Red Line crash.
Metro watchdog groups say the transit system is safer than it was three years ago when nine people were killed in a crash, but there's room for improvement.
Virginia's transportation chief says the fast- moving Beltway Express Lanes project will be a model not just for the country -- but the rest of the world as well.
This exception to its "no drinking policy," only applies to water, not all beverages, according to a Metro release.
The transit agency has been making a push to fix and maintain the cooling systems on all rail cars, specifically the 1000 and 5000 series rail cars. Forty percent of condensers and evaporators on the 1000 series cars have been replaced, and 78 percent of condensers and evaporators on the 5000 series have been replaced.
One Simple Decision is a virtual program that not only highlights the dangers of distracted and drunken driving, but it also paints a vivid picture of what happens after a crash.
The new service reduces the wait time for a train at 21 stations during the morning and evening rushes.
Adam Tuss, WTOP Sprawl and Crawl reporter
Most riders use Capital Bikeshare bikes for short trips, according to a survey of 5,600 members, and nearly 20 percent use them to go to or from work. Members are using them instead of buses and the Metro, and cite a wide variety of benefits including cost, convenience and spending less time hunting for parking.