Sprawl & Crawl

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

1.8M parking tickets, $84.4 million in fines in D.C. in FY 2013

The District of Columbia wrote more than 1.8 million parking tickets in fiscal year 2013, netting $84.4 million in parking fines, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 06:15am EDT

Ticketbuster: How many bogus parking tickets can one person get?

Walter Edwards spent 10 months in 2013 fighting red tape to get a ticket in the District of Columbia thrown out, only to open his mailbox to find a second bogus ticket assigned to him.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 05:23am EDT

No firm date on troubled Silver Spring Transit Center

It was supposed to open in 2011: a glittering new hub in the Washington region's transportation system. But there's still no firm date on when the troubled Silver Spring Transit Center will be open for use.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 07:35pm EDT

Metro's Richard Sarles: No promises on Silver Line

The Silver Line project could be turned over to Metro in a soon as two weeks, sources close to the project tell WTOP. But Metro's general manager, Richard Sarles, isn't ready to confirm that.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Ticketbuster: Cheh to introduce overhaul of ticketing process

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, who oversees all the key agencies involved in the ticketing process, will introduce a bill Tuesday called the Transportation Reorganization Act.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:36am EDT
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