Sprawl & Crawl

Mild winters gobble up snow budgets in Va., Md.

Much of the money set aside for snow cleanup in Virginia and Maryland has already been spent.

Tuesday - 03/05/2013, 03:39am EST

New signs of life for Va.'s Bi-County Parkway

A 30 year-old idea to build a road to help the growing Northern Virginia population may be getting some new life.

Sunday - 03/03/2013, 05:15pm EST

Metro unveils new pass option for student riders

The District Department of Transportation, WMATA and Giant Food are launching a new program to make it easier for students to purchase passes that get them to and from school.

Saturday - 03/02/2013, 07:14am EST

Local seatbelt campaign for student drivers has somber tone

A ceremony honoring students who pledge to wear seat belts while driving had a somber tone after attendees learned that a Manassas teen, who recently died in a car accident, was not buckled up.

Saturday - 03/02/2013, 07:04am EST

What will you get when Va.'s transportation plan takes effect?

WTOP's Hank Silverberg reports.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 09:42am EST


D.C. aims to eliminate parking minimums

A new plan recommends eliminating the calculation of a minimum amount of parking space needed at new buildings in the District, and it's drawing concerns.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 07:25am EST

Sequester's impact on Metro

WTOP's Sprawl and Crawl reporter Ari Ashe

Friday - 03/01/2013, 12:34am EST


Metro to lose millions from sequestration

Metro could lose millions in federal grants used to make repairs and improvements if the sequester takes effect. Fare revenue is also likely to drop as fewer federal employees take Metro to work.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 08:55pm EST

Inadequate roads cost Md. $6.2B in wasted time and fuel, report finds

As Maryland roads get more congested, a new report finds inadequate roads are costing $6.2 billion annually in operating costs, lost time in traffic and wasted fuel.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 10:18am EST

Man killed in head-on crash with Fairfax police cruiser identified

A Fairfax County police officer had to be cut from his cruiser after a driver going the wrong way on Little River Turnpike slammed into his cruiser, police say.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 09:56am EST

Tips on surviving long commutes

With extremely long commutes around the D.C. region, there are ways to ease the pain. WTOP's David Burd offers several.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 04:43am EST

Weekend work means buses replace trains on 3 lines

Metro says shuttle buses will replace trains on parts of the Red, Blue and Yellow lines this weekend.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 09:41am EST

Metro: Silver line track not damaged in tests

Metro officials says new Silver Line tracks don't appear to have been damaged in an incident during testing that caused major rush hour delays.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 09:24am EST

How would sequestration impact traffic?

The gridlock in Congress over finding a way to avoid sequestration could actually mean less gridlock on D.C.-area roads.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 04:47pm EST

D.C. ranks 1st in car affordability

Ever see the rows of German luxury cars lining the streets in D.C. and wonder how all those people can afford them? As it turns out, Washington-area residents have a lot more money to spend on their cars than people do in any other major U.S. city.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 12:11pm EST

Car goes over guardrail on I-270 ramp (PHOTOS)

Drivers who use the southbound Interstate 270 ramp to eastbound I-370 found themselves delayed Tuesday morning after a car went over a guardrail.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 12:04pm EST

No speed cameras damaged since Pr. George's police installed security camera

Since Prince George's County police started monitoring a speed camera that had been destroyed, none of the county's 72 mobile speed cameras has been vandalized or damaged.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 07:36am EST

Inner Loop reopens after tractor-trailer accident

All lanes of the Inner Loop near Md. 450 have reopened.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 06:03am EST

Md. lawmakers: End bounty system for speed cameras

As the focus in Annapolis remains on gun control and transportation funding, some lawmakers are debating a bill that would try to fix problems with speed cameras.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 02:39pm EST

Effort to bring high-speed maglev trains to D.C. progressing

A Washington firm is continuing efforts to bring high-speed, magnetic levitation trains to the region.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 08:20am EST
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