Sprawl & Crawl
All Department of Defense military medical health care operations will be on a single campus in the Falls Church area, and the move of more than 3,000 employees is something area residents didn't anticipate.
Will the flurry of transportation projects in Northern Virginia pay off?
Baltimore's Howard Street tunnel is a chokepoint for commerce along the East Coast that's getting more attention as the shipping industry prepares for mega-container ships that will have easier access to the Atlantic Ocean once the Panama Canal is widened.
The federal government committed to giving Metro $150 million per year in 2010 in exchange for the transit agency matching the federal funds and adding two new positions for federal appointees on the Metro Board of Directors.
There is some good news regarding highway crashes in our region: The number of people killed on the roadways is down across all categories -- drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.
At the conference in Reston, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York was asked what happens if Loudoun County decides to walk away from the project.
A road named "Spay Today Way" might make a driver do a double-take, but it's being proposed in Virginia by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The proposed budget for D.C.'s fiscal year 2013 would use money generated by more traffic cameras and additional hours of alcohol sales to close a $172 million gap.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says 24 miles of the 32-mile road will soon be repaved.
The disapproval from AAA Mid-Atlantic is in response to Mayor Vincent Gray's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 that could close a $172 million gap through $102 million in cuts and $70 million in new revenue. Much of that revenue is expected to come from an increase in automated traffic enforcement and expanded hours for alcohol sales.
The region's urban population rose to almost 4.6 million from 2000 to 2010, an increase of 16.6 percent. Only one other area in the Northeast's top 10 experienced urban growth in the single digits. Allentown, Pa. was second, with 15.3 percent growth.
The Maryland Transit Administration says MARC trains have set a ridership record.
A mega-conference on distracted driving with one goal in mind: Get drivers to pay full attention behind the wheel.
For every $40 speed camera fine collected in Montgomery County, except in the Village of Chevy Chase, the contractor of the cameras, ACS Inc., gets a $16.25 cut of that fine.
Those transportation costs, more than $7,600 a year, come from a wide array of factors such as bumpy roads and heavy congestion.
Advocacy groups have come forward recently, telling leaders at the transit agency that harassment is a common occurrence.
Those who regularly drive the Beltway in Virginia between Springfield and the Dulles Toll Road are well aware of the Express Lane work that's been taking place. And with the project fast moving toward completion, leaders say drivers will soon notice other significant changes along the corridor.
The report had disappeared from Metro's website last year because of internal challenges in gathering and posting the information, according to Metro spokesperson Dan Stessel.
There are ways to save money on gas. In fact, drivers can get gas for $2 a gallon, if they make several lifestyle changes.
WTOP listeners raised questions about why a military funeral during the morning commute forced the shutdown of area roads.