Sprawl & Crawl

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

Busy D.C. speed cam to get an upgrade

The speed cameras on I-295 near the Blue Plains Water Treatment Plant will be replaced with better cameras.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 06:01pm EDT

Police urge drivers to slow down, save a life (VIDEO)

As part of the "Smooth Operator" safe driving campaign, D.C., Montgomery County and the Maryland State Police gathered with transportation officials to demonstrate for drivers what a difference 10 mph can make.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 05:06pm EDT

Fairfax Co. eyes wide expansion of affordable, studio-only apartment buildings

Fairfax County is exploring a new development option to address its dire need for thousands of affordable residential units the expansion of studio-only apartment buildings across the jurisdiction.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 12:44pm EDT

Beltway bullies: Keeping your cool with aggressive drivers

Some might call them "Beltway Bullies": Drivers who cut others off, speed and weave or get too close for comfort.

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 08:31am EDT

Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor now Rosslyn-to-Tysons

Metro's Silver Line, scheduled to open early next year, has changed the dynamic in Northern Virginia. The transit-oriented Arlington office corridor is shifting north and west.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:11pm EDT

Metro GM: Intercom jammers to face discipline

Metro's general manager says employees who jam rail car intercoms could face discipline.

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 09:25am EDT

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
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