Sprawl & Crawl

Columbia Pike streetcar takes next step

The Columbia Pike streetcar has approval for its next planning steps from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 05:25am EDT

Va. drunken driving prevention program working

A new law aimed at drunken drivers may be doing what it's supposed to - preventing them from getting behind the wheel.

Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 09:20am EDT

Va. gas tax could hinge on Congress

The Virginia transportation package approved by the General Assembly could still mean an increased gas tax - but it would happen without a vote.

Monday - 07/29/2013, 08:07am EDT

Va. road-funding law: Long-haul fix or jump start?

Va road-funding fix rescues projects but uncertainty looms over key revenue, toll provisions

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 11:52am EDT

Bi-County Parkway: A view from Loudoun County

A 6.5-mile highway continues to stir passion and divide communities in Northern Virginia with no end in sight.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 09:26am EDT

Mass transit could improve Route 7 traffic

Route 7 between Alexandria and Tysons in Virginia is a heavily congested corridor with about 62,000 vehicles on a typical workday.

Sunday - 07/28/2013, 06:53am EDT

Weekend Wakeup: Expect I-95 Express Lanes construction

The construction of I-95 Express Lanes and Metro rail rebuilding work could alter travel plans over the weekend.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 03:55pm EDT

Va. roads getting a major facelift this summer

As the summer repaving season is in full swing, the Virginia Department of Transportation is spending new transportation money to fix more roads around Northern Virginia.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 06:53am EDT

Metro moves AEDs out of reach, riders concerned

Automated external defibrillator box at several Metro stations have been relocated from public hallways and station walls to the inside of the manager's kiosk. And the change has some riders concerned.

Saturday - 07/27/2013, 04:40am EDT

Gray: Living wage bill could slow D.C. development

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray won't say whether he will veto a bill that requires big-box stores to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 02:58pm EDT
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Developers apply to raze Hine Junior High, West End properties

The teams behind the West End Library and Hine Junior High School redevelopments have applied to knock down existing buildings on their respective sites, despite ongoing legal challenges.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 12:18pm EDT

BWI to expand for international travel

New options for international travel appear headed to the region as Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) grows.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 08:28am EDT

New taxes could alleviate VRE, Metro commutes

Heavy traffic pushes many commuters to Virginia Railway Express and Metro. Both railways are over capacity, but new transportation funding could make the experience much smoother.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 07:48am EDT

Tolling, HOV eyed as part of Fairfax County Parkway study

From new interchanges to toll lanes to bus rapid transit, Fairfax County leaders want the state to study potential solutions to traffic congestion on two major county roads.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 05:23pm EDT

Cost of SmarTrip cards going down to $2

SmarTrip cards will go down in price to $2 in October.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 01:11pm EDT

NTSB investigators visit site of Bay Bridge crash

wo National Transportation Safety Board officials spent several hours with Maryland officials Thursday and drove over the Bay Bridge to see the spot where last week a car plunged into the waters below.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:06am EDT

VDOT moves to reduce wrecks on James River Bridge

VDOT to add studs to James River Bridge's new steel grid deck to reduce accidents

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 09:50am EDT

Congestion-easing transportation project approved in Northern Va.

NVTA approves 32 new projects.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 08:17am EDT

Mother Nature blamed for failures with Woodrow Wilson Bridge gates

Mother Nature is responsible for early morning traffic backups and problems on a $2.5 billion bridge that is only six years old.

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 08:16am EDT

NB Md. 4 in Calvert County reopens after crash

Officials reopened northbound Md. 4 at Mount Harmony Road in Calvert County, but it will likely close again in the evening.

Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 12:01pm EDT
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