Sprawl & Crawl

Study: As D.C. congestion increases, carpools to pick up slack

A Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments study finds that more commuters will carpool to work because traffic is projected to increase 70 percent by 2040. But transportation officials argue a more robust Metro system could help mitigate the traffic.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 09:02pm EST

Dulles Toll Road tolls to jump by 43 percent

If you use the Dulles Toll Road, budget more for what you pay to cross it.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 01:17pm EST

Red light cameras in Montgomery Co. send warning flashes

Drivers in Montgomery County often write into WTOP Ticketbuster to ask us about flashes coming from red light cameras when the light is green or yellow, worried they are getting tickets for no reason. But police remind drivers those flashes are just warnings.

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 07:02am EST

Water main break causes problems on Connecticut Ave. (Video)

One southbound right lane of Connecticut Avenue has reopened.

Tuesday - 12/17/2013, 10:25am EST

HOV signs send wrong message to drivers in Va.

A state police official tells us drivers were still subject to ticketing for HOV violations this morning.

Monday - 12/16/2013, 08:15pm EST

Major delays on Inner Loop snarl evening rush

Traffic is inching along the Inner Loop of the Beltway at the American Legion Memorial Bridge after a large box truck overturned Friday afternoon.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 09:30pm EST

Metro: Greenbelt station open this weekend

Metro no longer closing green line for weekend work, longer waits expected on some other lines

Friday - 12/13/2013, 05:01pm EST

Dozens of cars get flat tires on I-270

It was irony on the interstate Friday morning as dozens of cars received flat tires after hitting a spare tire on the southbound lanes of Interstate 270.

Friday - 12/13/2013, 11:57am EST

2 dead, 1 critically injured in early Thursday crash

Two died and a third was critically injured in an early morning crash that blocked the Baltimore Washington Parkway for several hours on Thursday, according to a U.S. Park Police news release.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 05:38pm EST

Police: Cold weather doesn't stop car thieves

Fairfax County police are urging to car owners to lock their vehicles and not to leave their running unattended on this cold winter mornings. Thieves aren't deterred by the cold.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 03:05pm EST

TicketBuster: Same vanity plate in two states results in confusing ticket

A McLean, Va., driver received a confusing speed camera ticket from D.C. which had his vanity plate listed for a vehicle that didn't belong to him.

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 07:15am EST

Streetcar moving to H Street for testing

Streetcar moving to H Street for testing ahead of 2014 start of service

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 09:48am EST

Companies propose solutions to fix I-66 traffic

At the same time drivers sit in the bumper-to-bumper traffic that plagues weekday commutes on I-66, an in-depth discussion is going on in regards to long-term solutions to solve the congestion woes along one the busiest highways in our region.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 08:17am EST

VRE holding annual 'Toys for Tots' drive

VRE holding annual 'Toys for Tots' drive, commuters encouraged to bring gift to donate

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 06:51am EST

Traffic signs causing confusion in Montgomery County

A speed camera on Germantown Road in Darnestown is legal, but a speed limit sign next to it is causing confusion.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 05:31am EST

Brine, saltwater the secrets to safety on the road

What are those trucks spraying on the road?

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:58am EST

1 green line station to close for weekend work

Metro: 1 green line station to close for weekend work, longer waits on some other lines

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 07:10am EST

Expert tips to navigate the worst winter road conditions

An instructor of the Michelin Winter Driving Academy has tips to safely navigate the worst winter weather conditions.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 08:27am EST

Symposium discusses integrity and speed cameras

Some drivers like speed cameras. Other drivers hate them. For police, it's about keeping the public trust.

Monday - 12/09/2013, 04:53am EST

Chain-reaction crash snarls snowy Interstate 81

Interstate 81 closed for 3 hours after chain-reaction crash involving more than 20 vehicles

Sunday - 12/08/2013, 06:50pm EST
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