Sprawl & Crawl

Cab drivers want extension to sign up for credit cards

D.C. taxicabs are required to have credit card machines installed by Aug. 31, unless they receive a one-month extension.

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:54am EDT

Wegmans steps up to feed families struggling in the suburbs

Food pantry stores dwindle during the summertime even though the need doesn't go away. And the new Wegmans in Germantown is stepping in to help a local food bank keep the food flowing to hungry families.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:44pm EDT

Potomac ferry service idea resurfaces

If you could, would you ditch the car and take a boat to work? A commuter ferry on the Potomac River for passengers only is being considered once again and this time there may be money to operate it.

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 05:32am EDT

Longer waits on 3 Metro lines this weekend

Metro: passengers can expect longer waits for trains on 3 lines this weekend

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 03:00pm EDT

Abandoned boat causes traffic delays on Beltway

An abandoned boat turned heads and caused major delays on the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 12:19pm EDT

Debate continues over the controversial Bi-County Parkway

WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 10:21am EDT

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Midcounty Highway extension could ease congestion

If completed, a Midcounty Highway extension would be an alternative to Md. 355 and I-270, and provide another route to the Shady Grove Metro station.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 08:20am EDT
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U.S. 15 reopens after water main repair

All lanes of northbound U.S. 15 in Frederick County reopened Wednesday morning after a water main repair on the roadway.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 07:09am EDT

Your commute: Breaking back, bank and spirit

While a bigger, more affordable house outside the city is appealing, long commutes to work are costly to body and mind -- not just the bank.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:01am EDT

Houston developer plans Shady Grove apartments

Houston-based The Hanover Co. has acquired 6.9 acres at Shady Grove in Rockville and plans a 366-unit apartment project.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 10:16am EDT

Purple Line among O'Malley announcements Monday

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make a major transportation announcement in Bethesda on Monday reporting a big step forward on the Purple Line and announcing funding for several road and rail projects for Montgomery County.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 08:04am EDT

Put on the brakes! It's 'Stop on Red Week'

You're running late and you hit another traffic light. Be warned: This is national Stop on Red Week. Police are on the lookout for red-light runners all week.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 05:26am EDT

Gas prices down slightly in region

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in the Washington metro area was $3.65, a four-cent drop from last week and six cents higher than the same time last year.

Monday - 08/05/2013, 04:35am EDT

MARC changes begin Monday

Monday marks the beginning of what the Maryland Transit Administration is calling minor changes to service on the Penn Line.

Sunday - 08/04/2013, 04:59pm EDT

Weekend Wakeup: A light weekend for HOT Lanes project

The Virginia Department of Transportation says that there won't be any complete shutdowns of I-95 for bridge work. There will also be Silver Line work, and some delays on the Metro.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 08:35am EDT

Watch the roads: August is the deadliest driving month

When you think of the deadliest month to drive, the height of summer travel probably doesn't come to mind. But if you're planning a road trip soon during the dog days of summer, plan to use extra caution out on the road.

Saturday - 08/03/2013, 05:37am EDT

Beleaguered I-95 commuters get temporary relief

On Monday, the Virginia Department of Transportation will change the traffic flow in the existing High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, cutting off northbound traffic at 10 a.m., instead of 11 a.m., and opening southbound traffic at noon instead of 1 p.m.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:20pm EDT

Baby boy delivered at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza

There was a surprise delivery at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza around 10:45 a.m. Thursday when a passenger went into labor on the Green Line train and delivered her baby on the platform.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:55pm EDT

WTOP Exclusive: Victim of indicted Prince George's ticket writer talks with WTOP

In June, Prince George's County ticket writer Antoine Budd was indicted on 41 counts of fraud, perjury and misconduct. Now one alleged victim tells WTOP she still cannot believe what happened to her.

Friday - 08/02/2013, 08:41am EDT

Charles Co. suspends speed cams, thousands wrongly cited

The Charles County Sheriff's office has suspended its three speed cameras because at least one was placed 300 feet outside of a school zone.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:16pm EDT
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