Sprawl & Crawl

Vote set on Columbia Pike streetcar design

The Arlington County Board will take a vote on Tuesday to approve a new deal with Fairfax County that will move forward plans for a controversial 5-mile streetcar line along Columbia Pike.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 12:13pm EDT

Gas prices rise sharply in the D.C. metro region

Gas prices spiked last week, and the reasons are more complicated than usual.

Monday - 07/15/2013, 05:22am EDT

Farm Road landowners not satisfied with settlement

Six years ago, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission decided to strip a privately-owned street, known as Farm Road, in Sandy Spring, of its addresses over a survey dispute.

Sunday - 07/14/2013, 06:20am EDT

Bogus D.C. ticket tossed for woman who used app

D.C. officials say they are voiding a ticket issued in error to a woman who used the Parkmobile app to reserve her spot.

Saturday - 07/13/2013, 03:26pm EDT

Work to begin again on troubled Silver Spring Transit Center

The Silver Spring Transit Center, which failed safety tests and has come in over budget while still under construction, will see work again soon.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 07:13am EDT

Construction delays expected on I-95 in Va.

Construction delays expected on southbound I-95 in northern Va. on weekend overnights

Friday - 07/12/2013, 06:22am EDT

Analysis: 800 miles of Md. roads would be affected by sea level rise

Maryland estimates that 400 miles of roadways would be affected by rising sea levels over the next century. An analysis finds the impact would be much greater, when county-maintained roads are factored in.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 05:48am EDT

Metro reviewing Orange, Blue line mixup

Metro and a watchdog group say they are reviewing how a train full of passengers became stranded for hours Wednesday and how an Orange Line was mistaken for a Blue Line train, taking passengers to the wrong station.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 09:04pm EDT

All lanes of Key Bridge reopen after police activity

Officials reopened all lanes of the bridge at about 11:40 a.m.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 12:10pm EDT

WTOP Exclusive: MTA keeps 2 ICC commuter bus routes off chopping block

A month after riders came out in large numbers to a series of meetings to protest eliminating three Intercounty Connector commuter buses, WTOP has learned two of the buses have been saved.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 07:23am EDT

Fairfax expands red-light camera program to six intersections

The City of Fairfax has approved a plan to increase the number of red-light camera locations from three intersections to six after a City Council vote on Tuesday night.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 08:04am EDT

Fairfax Co. looks ahead to your commute in 2050

Perhaps the future won't look like "The Jetsons" with flying cars anytime soon, but a local county is looking ahead to the year 2050 to ease traffic congestion on the roads.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 10:18am EDT

July brings uptick in vehicle thefts in U.S.

July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month the same month that sees an increase in vehicle thefts around the country.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:02am EDT

Less traffic, Metro riders expected with federal furloughs

Commuting this week may seem more like the dog days of August when everybody is out of town on vacation.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 05:44am EDT

Md. gas tax increase raises funds for transportation projects

An increase in gas prices comes as a result of the General Assembly's passage of a gas tax boost and part of the money it raises will fund $650 million dollars in road, rail and pedestrian projects.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 06:43pm EDT

Express Lanes for I-66?

Virginia is looking for a new way to relieve congestion on Interstate 66 and has put out a "Request for Information" to the private sector to solicit ideas.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 04:53pm EDT

O'Malley announces $650M in transportation plans

Gov. Martin O'Malley has announced $650 million in transportation projects in Prince George's County.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 03:34pm EDT
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New Park and Ride lot opens in Gainesville

Located just off Balls Ford Road and Cushing Road, the lot provides a direct on-ramp connection to eastbound Interstate 66 for vehicles with two or more people in them.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 08:18am EDT

Md. man gets speed camera ticket after driving under the limit

A Silver Spring driver has received a letter of apology from Montgomery County police for getting a speed camera ticket after driving 34 in a 35 mph zone.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 07:58am EDT

Metro shows off new rail car (Video)

In a video posted July 3, Metro shows off one of its 7000-series rail cars running on a track at a production factory.

Monday - 07/08/2013, 05:52am EDT
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