Sprawl & Crawl

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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New ramp will ease commute out of D.C.

Soon, it'll be easier to take another route out of the District through a busy corridor.

Tuesday - 04/08/2014, 08:13am EDT

Gov. McAuliffe vetoes red-light camera bill

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetos red-light camera bill and Senate district measure

Monday - 04/07/2014, 09:30pm EDT

Fairfax County official: eager for July Silver Line opening

A top Fairfax County leader says she's eager for the Silver Line to open this summer and is keeping her calendar open in July for a possible grand opening.

Sunday - 04/06/2014, 01:07am EDT

WTOP exclusive: Silver Line on track to open by July 4

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

Va. gas prices increase ahead of spring break

Gas prices in Virginia are increasing as many residents prepare for spring break travel.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:56pm EDT

I-66 widening starts Monday night

A road widening project in Prince William County could impact evening drivers.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 03:41pm EDT

Nationals' home opener to cause traffic, transit delays

A lengthy rush hour is expected through Southeast and Southwest D.C. Friday as fans leave Nationals Park following the home opener.

Friday - 04/04/2014, 11:57am EDT

Amtrak service restored between D.C. and Baltimore

All service on Amtrak Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains between Washington and Baltimore was suspended Thursday.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 09:31pm EDT

Rockville red-light ticket opens debate on the law

A Maryland man who received a $75 red-light camera ticket in Rockville says the city targets drivers to raise revenue, not for safety.

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

Laurel wants to warn drivers of potential tickets with turns by red-light camera

As the city of Laurel is getting closer to activating a new red-light camera on Van Dusen Road near Route 198, police are also looking at new traffic signs that will warn drivers about a specific type of turn.

Thursday - 04/03/2014, 04:54am EDT
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