Sprawl & Crawl

MARC to launch weekend service in December

O'Malley announces $1.5 billion in transportation projects, including weekend MARC service

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:41pm EDT

Taxpayer groups call for sales tax roll back

A coalition of taxpayer groups is calling on the Virginia General Assembly to repeal an increase in the state's retail sax tax, which was passed in conjunction with a decrease in the gas tax, to fuel $4 billion worth of transportation improvements.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Streetcar signal work to cause congestion on Benning Road NE

As construction crews wind down their work on the first streetcar network since the 1960s, motorists and residents near Benning Road NE in D.C. will deal with more gridlock in the months to come.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:15am EDT

Thousands of taxis have yet to install credit card readers

Thousands of D.C. cabs still have no credit card readers even though the deadline has passed. Drivers who obtained a waiver have until Sept. 30 to have the equipment installed.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 09:02pm EDT

Study: Higher toll prices attract drivers to HOT Lanes

It's the question that drivers on the Virginia side of the Beltway face every day: are the Express Lanes worth it?

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 04:51am EDT

What's open and closed on Labor Day

Your planning guide for Labor Day in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Alexandria streets reopen after water main break

Alexandria, Va., streets have reopened to traffic after a significant water main break caused closures for several hours Monday morning.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 11:54am EDT

'Safety music' could make the difference on the road

Your driving playlist could be the culprit behind those errors on the road. A new study says teenagers who listened to "driver safe" music made fewer mistakes behind the wheel.

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 05:17pm EDT
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Va launches new tool for park and ride lots

Virginia transportation officials launch new statewide website for park and ride lots

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 04:10pm EDT

Charles County speed cameras turn back on Monday

The switch will go back on Monday for three speed cameras in Charles County that have been offline since late July.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:56pm EDT

Weekend Wakeup Labor Day edition

Labor Day weekend is upon us and drivers should expect major volume delays on through-routes this weekend, especially Interstate 95 in Virginia and at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. What to expect before you hit the road.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 04:12pm EDT

Red Line service has been fully restored

Metro is warning of delays and crowding on the Red Line Friday after the overnight derailment of a non-passenger train.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 01:49pm EDT
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WTOP's stop sign experiment: How many people make a complete stop?

The District plans to install more than 30 stop sign cameras to catch drivers rolling through stops in and around school zones.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 06:01am EDT

College Park moves speed camera after WTOP investigation

Two weeks after a WTOP TicketBuster investigation uncovered questions about the fairness of a speed camera at 3300 Metzerott Road, the City of College Park has moved the camera east to clear up any confusion.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 05:36am EDT

NPS wades into debate over Bi-County Parkway

The man in charge of Manassas National Battlefield Park assures residents Route 234 won't be closed to traffic until the proposed Bi-County Parkway is built.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 06:36am EDT

Report: D.C. drivers are worst in nation

A new survey from Allstate ranks D.C. drivers as the worst in the nation besting even New York City.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 05:34am EDT

D.C. tests first stop sign camera

The District is rolling out a new stop sign camera program targeting violators near schools. A single camera was installed for testing.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 05:48pm EDT

New Park and Ride planned near Hagerstown

The Maryland State Highway Administration says it's building a new Park and Ride lot for commuter ride-sharing near Hagerstown.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 06:38am EDT

More travelers expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend

The number of vacationers expected to travel this Labor Day weekend is expected to be up a 2.6 percent increase over last year and the biggest number of Labor Day travelers since the start of the recession four years ago.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 04:39am EDT

AAA: DDOT got 175K broken meter reports last year

AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers made more than 175,000 calls to the D.C. Department of Transportation last year to report broken parking meters.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 06:44pm EDT
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