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With every pothole, traffic jam or Metro delay, Washington-area commuters can see the impact of the diminishing value of federal transportation funding, and a number of local leaders want to come up with a long-term fix to turn things around.
Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:31am EDT
Families hoping to bury their loved ones at Arlington
National Cemetery are waiting longer and longer.
Wednesday - 09/17/2014, 11:58am EDT
Capital Bikeshare is getting creative to keep its system growing by adding more than two dozen used stations.
Sunday - 09/14/2014, 03:45am EDT
Significantly more people are dying from heroin overdoses across the Washington D.C. area than were a few years ago -- and it's spurring new action in Virginia.
Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 09:02am EDT
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's corruption convictions are spurring calls for changes to the commonwealth's gift rules from members of McDonnell's own party.
Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:40pm EDT
Each day of the McDonnell trial brought a varied cast of characters into the gallery on top of the several stand-out witnesses who testified.
Saturday - 09/06/2014, 10:33am EDT
In the run-up to and during the nearly six-week trial, defense attorneys signaled several times through objections or arguments to the judge what the lawyers saw as potential grounds for appeal.
Friday - 09/05/2014, 10:09am EDT
Here is a breakdown of what the jury has to consider as they try to reach a unanimous verdicts on the federal corruption charges against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen.
Thursday - 09/04/2014, 08:53am EDT
Learn more about amenities at each Silver Line station, which bus routes will serve the stations and how the new Metro service will affect commuters.
Monday - 07/28/2014, 01:30am EDT
A Tysons Corner small business looks forward to getting a big boost from the Silver Line.
Thursday - 07/24/2014, 11:19am EDT
The Silver Line means massive changes not only on the rails, but
also for critical bus routes across Northern Virginia.
Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 09:35am EDT
Lingering construction cranes above the Tysons Corner station aren't dimming expectations for massive changes as the Silver Line prepares to open Saturday.
Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 07:49pm EDT
A new rapid busway is set to open next month that will give Arlington and Alexander commuters an alternate to driving U.S. Route 1. Meanwhile Arlington continues to defends its planned Columbia Pike streetcar line.
Tuesday - 07/08/2014, 01:12pm EDT
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier wants more time to bring departmental charges against her officers who break the law or violate department regulations. She says too many terminations are overturned because of ambiguous language in D.C. code.
Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 05:22am EDT
Tiger's in town, so expect massive traffic delays in the area.
Thursday - 06/26/2014, 06:56am EDT
Concerns from drivers that cyclists and pedestrians get
too much attention and funding are often focused inside the Beltway, but now members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors have concerns
that the "war on cars" is nudging its way into the suburbs.
Wednesday - 06/18/2014, 09:49am EDT
Going out to eat in Fairfax County won't cost more - at least not any time soon.
Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 04:46pm EDT
Local motorists spend 24 percent more time driving during peak hours.
Wednesday - 06/04/2014, 05:29am EDT
Fairfax County transportation officials announced Tuesday that a new bus route will begin running when the Silver Line opens to take passengers from Wiehle Avenue to Dulles International Airport and the Smithsonian's Udvar-Hazy Center.
Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 01:11pm EDT
Now that Metro has taken control of the first phase of the Silver Line, Metro riders and people who drive past Wiehle-Reston East and the new Tysons Corner stations should get ready for some changes.
Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 04:47am EDT