Sprawl & Crawl

Software problems delay Metro's Silver Line

Software tests will delay opening of the new Silver Line in Fairfax County.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 05:29pm EST

Rare species could delay Md.'s Purple Line light-rail

A shrimplike creature taking up residence in Rock Creek Park is giving proposed plans for Maryland's Purple Line light-rail a run for its money.

Monday - 12/02/2013, 04:35am EST

Post-Thanksgiving traffic left I-95 drivers frustrated

Drivers headed home from the long holiday weekend were plagued with major delays on Interstate 95 in Virginia on Sunday, due to a series of accidents in Prince William County.

Sunday - 12/01/2013, 06:27pm EST

Rare species could tie up Purple Line plans

Rare species in Rock Creek Park in DC could tie up plans for Purple Line

Saturday - 11/30/2013, 11:59am EST

Holiday getaway day slowed by gray weather

Holiday getaway day slowed by gray weather; delays worse at BWI than Reagan, Dulles

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 06:25pm EST

Man faces charges after allegedly faking banana peel slip at D.C. Metro station (Video)

A man is in a slippery situation after authorities say he purposely tumbled on a banana peel at a D.C. Metro station.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 11:01am EST

Track problems cause Red Line delays

Track problems caused significant delays for riders on Metro's Red Line Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 09:07am EST

Travelers face heavy weather, traffic

If you're planning to hit the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday, Mother Nature is not going to make it an easy ride. But you'll have plenty of other people stuck in traffic with whom you can commiserate.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 03:05pm EST
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Hitting the road? Hit the sack first

Driving drowsy is a huge problem around the holidays.

Monday - 11/25/2013, 04:27am EST

Metro chief: We're making progress

Could the recent high-profile Metro headaches be covering up gradual, un-celebrated improvements? Metro says yes.

Sunday - 11/24/2013, 07:47pm EST

AAA: 1.2M in Va. to travel this holiday

Triple A forecasts slightly few Thanksgiving holiday travelers in Virginia, lower pump prices

Friday - 11/22/2013, 12:25pm EST

Travel will drop 1 percent this Thanksgiving, still tops 1 million

A new travel forecast predicts a 1.1 percent drop in the number of Washingtonians expected to travel more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 06:53am EST

Montgomery Co. officials urge caution in parking lots this holiday season

Last year, 18 percent of pedestrian collisions in parking lots and garages caused severe injuries. And this holiday season, Montgomery County officials are reminding shoppers to be aware and slow down.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 07:43pm EST

Drop in federal transit subsidy could worsen congestion

Transportation planners warn of a "devastating effect" following the implementation of new transportation allowances that hit Jan. 1 for federal employees.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 05:24pm EST

Va. man racks up more than $200K bill for unpaid Dulles Toll Road fine

A Virginia man racked up a more than $200,000 bill after he neglected to pay for commuting on the Dulles Tolls Road more than three years ago.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 09:22am EST

Public art splashes vacant federal building with color, new life

A public art project is breathing new life into a vacant federal building slated for demolition near the Washington Navy Yards.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 05:01pm EST

495 shoulder lane to open during rush hour in 2014

Virginia's Department of Transportation hopes to open the left shoulder on a 1.5-mile stretch of the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway during both rush hours starting late next year.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:37am EST

Fixes continue on the Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County Council members questioned the cost and the ongoing construction problems that have held up the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center during a briefing Tuesday on the long-delayed and over-budget facility.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:31am EST

A dream come true: A flying car in production

Imagine being miles above traffic. In the D.C. region, driving something more like the DeLorean in "Back to the Future" would definitely improve rush hour. Now, a Massachusetts company is making the dream of flying cars a reality.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 05:22am EST
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D.C.'s Union Station among most beautiful in the world

You may rush through Union Station on your way to the Metro or to the next train, but if you stop and take a moment, you may see why Travel + Leisure recently named the station one of the most beautiful in the world.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 08:48am EST
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