Sprawl & Crawl

Commuter Idle winner enjoys relaxing, faster ride to work in style

WTOP's third Commuter Idle winner enjoyed his relaxing ride to working in a limo, that got him to work an hour earlier than normal.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 01:09pm EDT

Fake WMATA Twitter account answers customers' questions

What appeared to be an effort from Washington Metro Area Transit Authority to engage with its customers through social media, was actually a well-informed Twitter campaign that had no connection to the transit authority.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 11:52am EDT

Ticketbuster: DDOT issues incorrect rush-hour ticket, stands by decision

Eric Rosenberg is appealing a rush-hour restriction ticket he received while parked on Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park. He says he was parked in the southbound lanes and wasn't violating any restrictions, which were in place for outbound traffic at the time.

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:39am EDT

8 die in Virginia wrecks over holiday weekend

8 die in Virginia traffic accidents over Memorial Day holiday weekend

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 07:19am EDT

WTOP Beltway Poll: Area commute times shrinking

D.C.-area workers are spending less time commuting than they were two years ago, according to the latest WTOP Beltway Poll.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:58am EDT

Morningside takes down suspect speed cameras

A small town in Prince George's County under pressure over its speed cameras has decided to remove them from the road, at least temporarily.

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 06:37am EDT

Metro riders: Get ready for changes ahead of Silver Line

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 takes control of Silver Line

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

Commuter tax remains specter for D.C. statehood

A grassroots leader for D.C. statehood says the creation of the 51st state could ultimately result in a commuter tax but that it shouldn't prevent congressional approval.

Monday - 05/26/2014, 01:45pm EDT
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Metro running on Sunday schedule for Memorial Day

Metro buses and trains running on Sunday schedule for Memorial Day

Monday - 05/26/2014, 07:21am EDT

Parking for free on Monday? Tell that to the Nats

Though it's a federal holiday, you'll have to pay to park outside Nationals Park.

Saturday - 05/24/2014, 08:30pm EDT

Richmond son, D.C.-bound commutes 3 1/2 hours

Thurmond Alford Jr. tackles a 3 1/2-hour commute everyday, from south of Richmond to D.C., entailing a car ride, slugging from the commuter lot, two Metro lines and a walk.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:20am EDT
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VDOT clears the way for holiday travelers

VDOT to suspend construction, maintenance work on most Va. highways for Memorial Day travelers

Friday - 05/23/2014, 08:16am EDT

Gaithersburg named among fastest growing cities in the nation

Gaithersburg is among the 15 fastest growing cities in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 11:20pm EDT

Fairfax Co. board chairman plans to 'pull plug' on limits to home gatherings, events

The head of Fairfax County's governing board says she will vote to strike down a controversial zoning change that could limit the number of people who can visit a home and the frequency of gatherings.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:29pm EDT

D.C. bridge named in honor of Ethel Kennedy

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray dedicated the Benning Road Bridge in honor of Ethel Kennedy, widow of the late Robert F. Kennedy.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:54am EDT

Rock Creek Parkway reopens after car crashes into creek

All lanes of Rock Creek Parkway have reopened between Calvert Street and Virginia Avenue after a crash after a car drove off the road and into a nearby creek Thursday morning.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 08:08am EDT

For mass transit, the future is expansion

From Maryland to Virginia, mass transit plays an important role in getting cars off local interstates and could play an even bigger role in the coming years.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:48am EDT

District Heights to Herndon: 2 trains and 3 buses

Lisa Robinson-Foster's daily journey to her government contracting job takes 2 1/2 hours and involves two trains and three buses.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 12:32pm EDT
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Water main break closes Woodbridge intersection

A water main break in Woodbridge Wednesday morning has caused a dozen businesses to lose access to water and an intersection to close to traffic.

Wednesday - 05/21/2014, 09:38am EDT
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