Sprawl & Crawl

Overturned tractor-trailer spills caulking, adhesives

Southbound Interstate 95 has reopened after a tractor-trailer overturned in Dale City, Va., Wednesday morning, spilling industrial adhesives and causing major delays for commuters.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 05:23pm EDT

Woman issued erroneous D.C. ticket for valid visitor parking pass

While D.C. residents and visitors from Maryland and Virginia try to understand the latest twists in the District's visitor parking program, there still may be confusion about the new rules among city employees.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 07:27am EDT

MTA warns shutdown could delay SmartBenefits funds

Even when the government shutdown ends, federal workers may face obstacles in getting to work.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 05:35am EDT

Ridership slowly growing along 495 Express Lanes

More drivers are opting to use the almost year-old 495 Express Lanes in Virginia but still far fewer vehicles are in the tolled lanes than planners had expected.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:25pm EDT

Weekend Wakeup: Road closures and Columbus Day

Big events and an Orange Line closure are the big things to consider when making travel plans this weekend.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 06:28am EDT

Study: Extend Metro or build light-rail to Ft. Belvoir?

It's a 25-mile stretch connecting Quantico, Ft. Belvoir and the Capital Beltway. Now a study is underway to look at U.S. Route 1 from Virginia 123 north to the Beltway.

Saturday - 10/12/2013, 08:47am EDT

Va. governor: I-95 project hits halfway mark

Gov. Bob McDonnell says construction of the Interstate 95 Express Lanes Project in northern Virginia is halfway complete.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 06:54pm EDT

WTOP Answer Desk: What are the Beltway truckers planning? (Video)

Truckers are promising to cause a traffic jam on the Capital Beltway Friday in a political protest.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 03:51am EDT

Metro riders could pay more next year

What you pay to ride Metro could go up July 1, 2014.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 05:52pm EDT

Metro: Track equipment hit train, no injuries

Metro says a piece of track equipment hit a blue line train in northern Virginia with passengers on board, but no passengers were hurt.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 04:54pm EDT

Buses may use I-66 shoulders to ease congestion

Buses may start using the shoulders of Interstate 66 next fall as part of a one-year pilot program to ease congestion.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 09:30am EDT

Study: DC-area water taxis could be viable

Study: Commuter water taxis across DC-area rivers could be viable

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 08:00am EDT

Rural life, sprawl and crawl butt heads in western Fairfax

The area near Cox Farms at Braddock Road and Pleasant Valley Road is one of the few places left in Fairfax County that remains rural. But as development grows, the population booms and people commute, traffic is becoming a problem that could threaten the rural life.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:55pm EDT

Fatal crash, overturned garbage truck snarl traffic for Md. drivers

A fatal crash and investigation caused major delays for commuters on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 12:53pm EDT

Bill to amend D.C. ticket appeals before council committee

At a DMV hearing on Tuesday debate centered on how to fix the adjudication system that many drivers feel is cumbersome and unfair.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 12:40pm EDT
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Report ranks most crime-ridden Metro stations, common offenses

If you're traveling on the Metro, you may want to hold on tight to your cellphone, according to a new report on Metro crime.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:54am EDT

Secrets of content commuters

Even though the D.C. region boasts some of the longest commute times, many people aren't that upset about it.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 11:02am EDT

Shutdown suspends Norfolk base light rail study

Study of extending light rail to Naval Station Norfolk suspended because of shutdown

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:18am EDT

National Gateway project's progress to ease traffic congestion in region

A milestone this week marks a big step toward keeping more trucks from crowding key highways in the D.C. area including on Interstate 95.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:16am EDT

Trucker rally reportedly planned for D.C. Friday

Drivers in the D.C. metropolitan area could be in for a chaotic commute during the Friday morning rush hour this week.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 05:12pm EDT
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