Sprawl & Crawl

WTOP Ticketbuster series leads to DMV reform bill

With the WTOP Ticketbuster series chronicling stories of drivers running into red tape at the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, District lawmakers have introduced a bill to address the issues.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 12:50pm EDT

Zoning changes could mean bigger headache for DC parking

Proposed changes to the District's zoning code could make finding a parking spot even more difficult.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:45am EDT

3 teens hurt in fiery crash with tractor-trailer (Video)

Three teenagers sustained injuries when their collided with a tractor-trailer in a fiery crash on a Landover roadway.

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:32am EDT

Va. State Police to boost patrols for July 4th

Virginia State Police to boost patrols for July 4th holiday, aimed at reducing crashes

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 04:37am EDT

VDOT lifting lane closures for July 4th travelers

Virginia transportation officials lifting temporary lane closures for July 4th travelers

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 04:31am EDT

Virginia seeks ideas, money to improve I-66

Gov. Bob McDonnell is looking to the private sector for ideas -- and eventually money -- to ease congestion on I-66.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 07:44am EDT

Metro to run extra trains for fireworks in D.C.

Metro says it will operate extra trains during the evening of the July Fourth holiday to help passengers get to and from the National Mall for the fireworks display.

Tuesday - 07/02/2013, 05:28am EDT

More than 800,000 ICC tolls unpaid

Since January 2012, more than 860,000 tolls on the Intercounty Connector have gone unpaid, according to records obtained by WTOP.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 06:30pm EDT

Diesel drivers saving more in long run, study finds

A University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study estimates savings between $2,000 and $6,000 in total ownership costs in a three- to five-year period.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 07:20am EDT
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Tolls go up across Md. on bridges, tunnels, roads

Tolls rates go up across Maryland on bridges, tunnels and roads

Monday - 07/01/2013, 05:19am EDT

Speed limit goes up, ICC tickets go down

Two months after the Intercounty Connector speed limit went from 55 to 60 mph, speeding tickets have dropped 30 percent.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 11:08am EDT

Congress may consider banning D.C. traffic cameras

A Republican congressman from Michigan may propose a ban on speed and red-light enforcement cameras in the District of Columbia.

Friday - 06/28/2013, 06:37am EDT

Washington sixth most expensive housing market

It might not be noticeable to anyone buying a house or condominium in the Washington area, but the region has slipped out of the top five most expensive markets.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 05:06pm EDT

Metro to boost service to handle July 4 revelers

Metro will halt track work and add extra trains to handle the estimated 500,000 riders this July Fourth.

Thursday - 06/27/2013, 04:51pm EDT

Transurban moves U.S. headquarters to Fairfax County

Transurban Ltd., the builder and long-term operator of the Interstate 495 and Interstate 95 express lanes, has moved its U.S. headquarters from New York to Fairfax County. The company operates two toll roads in the U.S., both in Virginia.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 03:48pm EDT

Southbound I-95 at ICC reopens

A fatal crash early Wednesday jammed traffic on southbound Interstate 95 at the InterCounty Connector/Md. 200. The highway has reopened.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 07:42am EDT

Montgomery Co. details proposed Capital Bikeshare stations

Montgomery County transportation officials discussed the potential of 51 Capital Bikeshare stations in the down-county and mid-county areas.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 06:31am EDT

Fifth lane to ease congestion on Capital Beltway

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Tuesday a plan to ease congestion along Interstate 495 in Fairfax County.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 08:59pm EDT

Another bridge across Potomac River unlikely

Another crossing between the American Legion Bridge and Point of Rocks over the Potomac River could alleviate the traffic-riddled Interstate 495 by taking traffic away from the Capital Beltway, but differences between Maryland and Virginia may make it unlikely.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 12:24pm EDT

D.C. expects drop in speed camera revenue

D.C. officials are expecting to see less revenue from the city's speed camera program in the near future.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 09:06am EDT
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