Sprawl & Crawl

High-speed chase involving young adults ends in crash

A police pursuit of a minivan filled with young adults ended with a serious crash that closed the Virginia I-95 ramp to Dale Boulevard for several hours Tuesday morning.

Tuesday - 03/11/2014, 11:57am EDT

Southbound I-270 reopens after crash

All lanes of southbound Interstate 270 in Montgomery County have reopened after a crash caused delays for commuters Monday morning.

Monday - 03/10/2014, 08:37am EDT

High-speed crash closes streets near Capitol

Car becomes airborne, crashes into tree near US Capitol; area streets closed

Friday - 03/07/2014, 01:49pm EST

D.C. program to catch bad tickets is not working properly

Two years after the District of Columbia began the TicPix program to catch erroneous parking tickets, a top official admits it has not worked as planned.

Friday - 03/07/2014, 04:34am EST

Greenway toll increase delayed

Dulles Greenway users won't have to pay more to take the privately tollroad until April.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 05:58pm EST

Pike & Rose adds beer garden concept in White Flint

A group of 16 well-respected restaurants in D.C. and Northern Virginia will set up a beer garden concept in the massive mixed-use development coming to the old Mid-Pike Plaza in North Bethesda.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 03:25pm EST

New flyover ramp connects 11th Street Bridge and SE-SW Freeway

The District Department of Transportation says that construction crews will open a high-capacity flyover ramp that will connect the 11th Street Bridge to the westbound Southeast-Southwest Freeway early Friday.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 02:57pm EST

Longer commute times take a toll on mental, physical health

The D.C. area is home to some of the longest commute times in the country, and new research is showing more time commuting back-and-forth to work can have serious and lasting impacts on your mental and physical health.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 08:47am EST

D.C. officials admit problems with ticket writers, hearing examiners

Two D.C. officials say they believe a case recently profiled on WTOP Ticketbuster highlights problems at the Department of Public Works and Department of Motor Vehicles where innocent drivers are forced to pay tickets incorrectly.

Thursday - 03/06/2014, 04:37am EST

Secret Service apologizes for contributing to midday traffic jam

The Secret Service has pledged to work with the D.C. mayor's office to improve planning and has apologized for contributing to the gridlock that spread through downtown Tuesday.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:03pm EST
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Tips to avoid D.C. motorcades

Motorcades are just part of the fabric of life in D.C. But getting stuck by one of these rolling roadblocks only adds to the stress of driving here. Our Traffic Center has tips to help you stay out of a jam.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 04:24pm EST

Md. officials cheer funds for light rail projects

Maryland officials say initial federal funding for two light rail projects puts the state in a strong position to build the major projects in the Washington suburbs and the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 01:53pm EST

Metro Center to close for upgrades this weekend

Metro Center station to close for signage and lighting upgrades this weekend

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 11:27am EST

Concrete slabs fall off truck

Huge concrete barriers came off a truck on Va. 123/Ox Road in Fairfax Station, Va. early Wednesday.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 07:11am EST

Winter blows up local snow budgets

As the region deals with snow storm after snow storm, all the agencies are dealing with far over their snow removal budgets for the winter.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 06:02am EST

Will new pot law lead to more impaired driving?

John Townsend, with AAA Mid-Atlantic, fears the decriminalization of small amount of marijuana might lead to more people driving under the influence of marijuana and causing more traffic crashes.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:44am EST

Would Md. ICC toll discount draw more drivers?

As the Intercounty Connector remains relatively unused, one candidate for Maryland governor wants to offer an incentive to commuters to drive the toll road.

Wednesday - 03/05/2014, 05:22am EST

Gray to Secret Service: Don't close 14th Street

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray complains to the Secret Service for closing portions of 14th Street Tuesday, causing gridlock.

Tuesday - 03/04/2014, 06:36pm EST

D.C. Council hears "jaw dropping" stories from Ticketbuster

D.C. City Council hears multiple stories from drivers who contacted WTOP Ticketbuster to complain about the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 11:41pm EST

Streetcar wires energized, public warned to steer clear

As testing for the new DC Streetcar line continues, wires that power the cars will remain energized and officials are reminding the public to stay clear of the power stations and overhead lines.

Friday - 02/28/2014, 03:55pm EST
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