Sprawl & Crawl

Majority of Va. drivers drive distracted on I-95, or observe it

A new survey from AAA Mid-Atlantic and Transurban-Flor finds that a vast majority of drivers in Virginia along I-95 either drive distracted or have witnessed someone doing so.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:12pm EDT

Metro GM hopes to take control of troubled transit center

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Thursday he thinks Metro could assume control of the Silver Spring Transit Center but he wants to address the potential extra costs of maintaining a building that has substantial structural flaws.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Millennials, baby boomers drive fewer miles

A new report by the advocacy group U.S. PIRG shows the number of miles Americans drive have dropped since the middle of the last decade.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:27pm EDT

Which traffic tickets raise your insurance rates the most?

So, you got a ticket. How much will your insurance premiums go up? Insurance.com analyzed insurance quotes to come up with this list.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:30am EDT

Amtrak unveils locomotives to replace aging fleet

Amtrak unveils new locomotives that will replace aging fleet on busy Northeast Corridor

Monday - 05/13/2013, 10:28pm EDT

Correction: Purple Line story

Correction: Purple Line story

Monday - 05/13/2013, 09:40am EDT

D.C. parking ticket exposes pay-by-cell glitch

A system glitch in a pay-by-cell D.C. parking system left a Fairfax, Va., man the victim of an erroneous ticket, a WTOP TicketBuster investigation has found.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 06:49am EDT

Purple Line open houses bring optimism for project

At an open house to update residents on the Maryland Transit Administration's Purple Line, project leaders expressed optimism that the new Maryland transportation bill could allow the 16-mile light rail line to open in 2020.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:41am EDT

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

The latest change in the plan for a light rail line across Montgomery and Prince George's counties would narrow University Boulevard from six lanes to four along part of the route in the Langley Park area.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 03:16am EDT

Idling Montgomery Co. drivers caught violating bus policy (Video)

A county bus depot in Silver Spring has been rattling nearby homes and emanating a perpetual rumbling sound, raising questions from residents about whether it is necessary.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 03:04pm EDT
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Loudoun plan examines ways to ease bottlenecks

A Loudoun County study examines how gridlock can be lessen in the area south and west of Dulles International Airport.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 07:53am EDT

Woman gets other drivers' speed cam tickets -- again and again

Miriam Singer's license plate reads "MS," but the Maryland woman has received speed camera tickets in D.C. for "MS ALF," "MS G" and "MS MAD" in the past four months -- even though she says she hasn't even driven in the District.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 07:26am EDT

50 D.C. retail corridors profiled for potential development, tenants

The list of marketable retail corridors in the District is multiplying.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 03:46pm EDT

Mayor irate over rail yard expansion plan

A transportation company's plans to expand operations at a rail yard in Alexandria have triggered a firestorm of opposition.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 09:36am EDT

Virginia will spend $355 million to clear roads more quickly

Crashes could be cleared faster because of a new six-year $355 million contract with Reston based Serco Inc., the Virginia Department of Transportation says.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:28am EDT

Metro plans weekend work on 4 of 5 lines

Metro plans weekend work on 4 of 5 lines, 4 orange line stations will be closed

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 04:30am EDT

D.C. ticket dismissed after blatant error

An erroneous ticket placed on a man's car in D.C. last month left him scratching his head -- especially since the error was stated on the ticket itself.

Tuesday - 05/07/2013, 07:19am EDT

73-year-old woman rescued from DC Metro tracks

Fellow riders rescue 73-year-old woman from DC Metro tracks

Sunday - 05/05/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Pedestrian sting operations aim to lower death rate

Police are out keeping dangerous drivers away from pedestrians in a county with a recent rash of fatalities.

Sunday - 05/05/2013, 07:30am EDT

Traffic deaths on rise nationwide

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 05:49pm EDT
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