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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
Metro says it now has up to 90 days to open the line to customers, but sources have told WTOP the line could open much sooner than that if all testing goes according to plan.
Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 02:31pm EDT
After hours-long waits during the 2012 presidential election, the
Fairfax County Electoral Board said Tuesday it has moved to follow all 57
recommendations from a bipartisan commission to keep the long lines from
Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 05:12am EDT
The married D.C. police officer accused of a felony for
threatening to kidnap or injure his 25-year-old girlfriend has been ordered
released from jail.
Saturday - 05/10/2014, 02:21am EDT
A woman was raped at knifepoint Monday afternoon on a popular Montgomery County jogging and biking trail, the third notable attack on a woman in the Washington area in less than 48 hours.
Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 06:53pm EDT
Everyone may soon know your name the next time you go shopping.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 07:37am EDT
Going out to eat in Fairfax County could get a little bit more expensive if a county board task force recommends instituting a meals tax to help avoid repeating recent budget challenges.
Thursday - 04/24/2014, 07:28am EDT
Airport authority officials say they will announce this week whether the Silver Line meets key safety and construction benchmarks and the project can move into a testing and training phase.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 06:02pm EDT
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for more details about Northern
Virginia's long-delayed Silver Line at a
meeting with leaders of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Tuesday.
Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 11:12am EDT
A 120-room hotel on the Alexandria waterfront faces another challenge from opponents of the city's plan for waterfront redevelopment.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 01:46pm EDT
The last day of school in Fairfax County will be Wednesday, June 25.
Friday - 04/11/2014, 12:31pm EDT
The Silver Line could be up and running by July 4. Sources familiar with the project tell WTOP that based on the progress othroughout the last few weeks, the contractor building the Silver Line could get approval to turn the project over to Metro within the next two weeks.
Friday - 04/04/2014, 10:10pm EDT