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Ray LaHood: New approach needed to repair America's crumbling infrastructure

Bridges and roads around the United States are crumbling after decades of wear and tear, and a new strategy is needed to replenish the funds for improvement, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says.

Monday - 11/24/2014, 09:29am EST

Tags: Ray LaHood, roads, bridges, Sarah Beth Hensley


Baker: WSSC needs to answer 'serious questions'

Now that a water crisis that would have left parts of southern Prince George's County without water for days has been averted, County Executive Rushern Baker says the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission needs to answer questions about its operations.

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 09:07pm EDT

Tags: WSSC, Rushern Baker, Colleen Kelleher, water mains, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Md. congressman proposes new funding system for roads

A local congressman has a new idea for how to pay for fixing crumbling roads and bridges across the country.

Sunday - 06/16/2013, 05:06pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, road improvements, John Delaney

Officials: Chevy Chase water main break could happen again

An early warning system designed spot water line breaks before they rupture isn't a fail safe for all pipes. And as many as 800 sections of pipe across two area counties aren't covered by the detection system.

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 08:02pm EDT

Tags: WSSC, water main break, Chevy Chase, Md., John Aaron, Roger Berliner

Answer Desk: What happens to water restriction violators?

Water restrictions remain in effect for 1.8 million Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission customers. But what happens to violators? The WTOP Answer Desk set out to find out.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 02:16pm EDT

Tags: water main break, WSSC, water conservation

New traffic lights, sidewalks coming to parts of Arlington

The Arlington County Board approved several construction projects Saturday, including new traffic signals and street lights. They also approved a price hike for the Ballston Public Parking Garage.

Sunday - 02/12/2012, 07:24am EST

Tags: Arlington County Board, Ballston Public Parking Garage, road improvements, traffic lights