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Gridlock's grind may affect political participation

How much you commute and how much money you make may affect your level of civic participation and your level of political apathy, a new study finds.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 11:10am EDT

Tags: gridlock, politics, Colleen Kelleher

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Bus rapid transit debate continues in Montgomery County

At the first of two public hearings on a 79-mile bus rapid transit network, about 100 residents and interest groups turned out to testify on how the proposal would affect the future of commuting in Montgomery County.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:33am EDT

Tags: bus-rapid transit, brt, public transportation, Larry Cole, bus rapid transit, Montgomery County Council, Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich

Car Free Weekend kicks off Friday

Car Free Weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 20 to encourage commuters who drive alone to consider alternatives like mass transit, carpool, vanpool, Capital Bikeshare or teleworking.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 04:37am EDT

Tags: car free weekend, ari ashe

Survey: Mass transit more popular, but most still drive by themselves

A new survey from the Transportation Planning Board's Commuter Connections program finds that while more people are teleworking and using mass transit, most still drive a car by themselves into work.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 05:34am EDT

Tags: traffic survey, cars, public transportation, ari ashe

In time for Labor Day, gas prices lowest in 3 years

The average price of gas across the country is $3.54 a gallon -- the lowest gas has been on this date in three years.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:07am EDT

Tags: gas prices, AAA, labor day weekend, travel, veronica robinson

'Vanpooling' could save commuters cash and time

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation says "vanpooling" is becoming more common -- but what is it?

Monday - 08/26/2013, 04:33am EDT

Tags: vanpool, vanpooling, carpooling, max smith, Fairfax County

Woman gives birth on I-270 during morning commute

A woman had a baby Thursday morning, after pulling over on Interstate 270 in the Germantown area.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 10:30am EDT

Tags: germantown,

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Barricade shuts roads in SE DC for hours

Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 06:20pm EDT

Tags: barricade,

Your commute: Breaking back, bank and spirit

While a bigger, more affordable house outside the city is appealing, long commutes to work are costly to body and mind -- not just the bank.

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:01am EDT

Tags: market watch, matt heimer, Lacey Mason, david burd, Dimitri Sotis

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

Tags: VRE, Metro, ari ashe, Virginia Railway Express, Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

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