Sprawl & Crawl

Va. lawmaker: Hit the brakes on transportation projects

Virginia State Delegate Jim LeMunyon wants the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to slow down.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 12:53pm EDT

Commuter Idle: Nearly 4-hour commute costs D.C. worker $1,500 a month

Roseline Gorantla commutes from the Philadelphia suburbs to D.C. Her morning commute the day WTOP shadowed her: three hours, 42 minutes.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 07:31am EDT
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Memorial Day travel advice: Leave when you don't want to leave

More than 30 million plan to hit the roads Memorial Day weekend.

Friday - 05/24/2013, 05:31am EDT
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Two southbound lanes on 14th Street reopen

Two southbound lanes of 14th Street NW have now reopened to traffic.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:07pm EDT

D.C. requests more parking enforcement officers

Prospects appear strong that the nation's capital will hire more ticket writers in the fall.

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:59am EDT

Heat restrictions to delay MARC, VRE trains

eat restrictions are in place for commuter trains heading into both Virginia and Maryland Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 03:40pm EDT

Metro conducting Memorial Day weekend work

Metro says it will be conducting track work on the red and orange lines over the Memorial Day holiday and closing a number of stations on both lines.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 12:07pm EDT

Expect off-peak traffic delays this summer on I-95

Every summer, local drivers must contend with heavy beach traffic along Interstate 95 in Virginia. But this summer expect more frequent backups and delays as construction ramps up on the 95 Express Lanes.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:35am EDT

Commuter Idle: 3 1/2-hour marathon by car, bus, train and foot

The commute to Linda Baer's D.C. job is a marathon, taking her through multiple modes of transportation and spanning about 3 1/2 hours.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:08am EDT
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Memorial Day travel hit by sequestration cuts

AAA Mid-Atlantic expects a drop in the number of travelers on Memorial Day weekend and it points the finger at sequestration.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 03:09pm EDT

Plan to make SmarTrip card one of many options

Plans are moving forward that would make hopping on a Metro train easier for riders around D.C.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 01:17pm EDT

What to do when car meets tornado

With pictures of the Oklahoma tornado devastation near Oklahoma City still coming in, some wonder what they would do if a tornado hit while they were behind the wheel.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:06am EDT

Commuter Idle: A 3-hour trek through 4 'states'

He's not a morning person, but family and church keep him waking up at 3 a.m. for the three-hour trip.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 05:10am EDT
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Metro adds 7-day short trip pass to SmarTrip cards

Metro adds weekly short-trip pass to SmarTrip cards, discontinues paper short-trip pass

Monday - 05/20/2013, 09:30am EDT

Cyclists take to the streets for National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, a reminder that bikes are increasingly becoming part of the traffic flow.

Sunday - 05/19/2013, 07:26am EDT

Capital Bikeshare sets new ridership record

Capital Bikeshare set a new record Friday. The red bikes were checked out more than 10,100 times - the most rides ever on a weekday.

Saturday - 05/18/2013, 01:09pm EDT

Purple Line will rely on federal, private funding

Customers will soon pay more at the pump in Maryland, thanks to a new gas tax. But even that won't raise enough money for one project.

Saturday - 05/18/2013, 07:42am EDT

Graduations to cause weekend traffic delays

Construction along Interstate 95, bridge work, more track work and several area university commencement ceremonies will delay travelers this weekend. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:49pm EDT

Montgomery County residents speak out on bus rapid transit

At a public hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday evening, more than 50 residents testified about bus-rapid transit.

Friday - 05/17/2013, 07:21am EDT

BWI runway closures set for overnight this weekend

2 main commercial runways to be closed during overnight hours this weekend

Friday - 05/17/2013, 03:21am EDT
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