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Volunteer drivers to test next-gen smart cars

Michigan drivers will test 3,000 smart cars, buses and trucks that can talk to one another as part of a yearlong study to gauge whether the technology reduces injuries and fatalities.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: University of Michigan, Ray LaHood, Smart Car, WiFi, technology, Department of Transportation

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D.C. ranks in top 10 for transit coverage

About a third of workers in the D.C. region can get to a job in 90 minutes or less when they use public transportation. This puts the area at 23rd in the nation for "labor access," when compared to places like Boston or Seattle.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 12:15pm EDT

Tags: brookings,

Traffic congestion expected to worsen

Traffic congestion in Fairfax County is costing the average family hundreds of dollars a year, and it's only going to get worse.

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 05:02am EDT

Tags: traffic, leo schefer, Hank Silverberg, Washington Airports Task Force

Battle brewing over control of Va. transit funding

There's another power struggle in Virginia over how tax dollars are being spent on mass transit.

Monday - 06/18/2012, 03:53pm EDT

Tags: Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, Bob McDonnell, Sean Connaughton, Sharon Bulova, Hank Silverberg, Commonwealth Transportation Board

Should more roads be like highways?

If the region has outgrown its roads, and there really is no room for expansion -- as Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton says, then what's the solution?

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 04:33am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, sprawl & crawl, U.S. 50, Jim Battagliese

D.C. officials to brief residents on streetcar plans

District of Columbia transportation officials will be providing residents with an update on the new streetcar that's expected to begin operating next summer.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 03:01am EDT

Tags: streetcars, h street

Quicker commutes will take their toll, literally

Want a faster commute? It's going to cost. More and more transportation leaders are putting stock in tolls as the way to keep traffic-choked areas moving.

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 04:31am EDT

Tags: beltway, toll, Intercounty Connector, Adam Tuss, Sean Connaughton

Mix of transit options being considered for outer suburbs

Much of the of the focus on transportation in the capital over the last few years has been on toll roads like the HOT lanes or the ICC, but there is a long term vision that would include much more.

Sunday - 02/05/2012, 08:08am EST

Tags: Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Kim Kovac,

McDonnell: No gas tax during recession

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is a guest on WTOP's "Ask the Governor" program.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 04:26pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell,

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No long term planning for transportation money

Tolls, naming rights and fare increases are all proposed as a way of feeding new money into local transportation. But in the long run, it may be just pocket change.

Sunday - 01/22/2012, 03:13pm EST

Tags: money, Washington Metropolitan Council of Governments Transportation, Ron Kirby, Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act

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