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Va. transportation plan makes debut Wednesday

Wraps come off $13.1 billion Virginia transportation plan; public hearings to follow

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 01:18am EDT
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Dulles Toll Road fees won't rise for years

Many drivers have feared the cost of taking the Dulles Toll Road would keep rising in order to pay for the Silver Line rail project.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:38pm EDT

Closures surrounding D.C.'s Emancipation Day celebration

Police are alerting drivers to expect closures downtown for the Emancipation Day parade, festival and fireworks display.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:21pm EDT

Drivers will have to pay to use 95 Express Lanes' HOV lanes

When the I-95 Express Lanes open in Northern Virginia in early 2015, every vehicle using the HOV lanes 24 hours a day, seven days a week will need an E-ZPass or E-Z pass Flex to use them lawfully.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:27pm EDT

State offers to help pay for Va. Beach light rail

State offers to help pay for light rail extension in Va., as long as it's not maglev

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 09:40am EDT

Mix cherry blossoms, warm weather for blooming Metro ridership

Nearly double the average number of riders crowded onto Metro trains this Saturday for the cherry blossom festival.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 03:27pm EDT

Cabin John Bridge to close for 2 days of repairs

MacArthur Boulevard on the one-lane Cabin John Bridge will be closed for much of the day on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers replaces iron fencing damaged by vehicles.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 12:45pm EDT

Glowing paint could illuminate the roads of the future

The Netherlands is testing the latest in road design technology: glow-in-the-dark paint.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 12:38pm EDT

Electricity back on at Cleveland Park Metro station

The power is back on at the Cleveland Park Metro Station.

Monday - 04/14/2014, 09:41am EDT

This E-ZPass error can cost you thousands of dollars

With the 495 Express Lanes more than a year old, and the 95 Express Lanes due to open in early 2015, many confused drivers ask WTOP why their E-ZPass works at bridges, but not on the Express Lanes.

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 08:33pm EDT

Railroad repairs to close portion of US 301

A portion of U.S. 301 in Maryland will be closed this weekend for railroad crossing repairs.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 05:37pm EDT

Weather delays $90 million ICC project

The Maryland State Highway Administration says over the winter crews could not get the work done because snow storms repeatedly hit the area.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 08:55am EDT

Northbound George Washington Parkway reopens

All lanes of the northbound George Washington Parkway have reopened between the Memorial Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge.

Friday - 04/11/2014, 06:03am EDT

Greenway tolls go up on Friday, again

Tolls are already high on the Dulles Greenway, but starting Friday the rates will go even higher.

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:21pm EDT

Half of Metrobus stops inaccessible for disabled riders

More than half of the Metrobus stops in D.C., Maryland and Virginia do not meet federal accessibility conditions, forcing more riders to use MetroAccess and straining the more expensive service.

Thursday - 04/10/2014, 04:03pm EDT

Silver Line contractor: Work is complete

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the contractor for the Silver Line has submitted paperwork that Phase One is substantially complete - a key hurdle for the new Metro line.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:50pm EDT

Md. renews fight vs rural Allegany homes project

The Maryland Department of Planning is renewing its objection to a proposed housing development in rural Allegany County that led to a landmark state Court of Appeals ruling in 2008.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 03:54pm EDT

Bechtel readies handover of Silver Line

Bechtel, lead contractor of the Dulles Transit Partners joint venture, expects to submit the project for approval within the next few days.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 12:03pm EDT

Vigil to honor VDOT workers killed in work zones

Vigil to honor VDOT workers who've been killed in work zones; part of weeklong awareness

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:41am EDT

Car insurance discounts for those who take public transit

Drivers who want to keep their cars, but are considering taking the bus, Metro or a bike to work could save money on their vehicle insurance with these two discounts.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 07:24am EDT
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