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There is no relief in sight for gas prices, as the weekly average in the D.C. region jumped 9 cents in the last week to $3.84 a gallon.
Gas prices in the D.C. metro region spiked 14 cents in the last week up to $3.75 a gallon and 4 cents higher than the national average of $3.71.
Using public transportation instead of driving could save commuters an average of $10,502 a year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
Some of the best hotels and restaurants in Washington and in northern, central and western Virginia are being honored.
The Purple Line, a proposed light-rail line to connect New Carrollton and Bethesda in Maryland, has long been promoted as a way to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and offer another commuting option between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Many drivers dislike speed cameras, and some even see them as a way for governments to line their pockets. But a recent report shows they have slowed down drivers on seven Maryland state roads.
As the year comes to a close, the gap between the good and the bad in 2012 transportation has created a roller coaster.
Gas prices have fallen by an average of 17 cents per gallon in Virginia over the past week.
A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.