Sprawl & Crawl

How to fix traffic gridlock near Ft. Belvoir

Virginia officials have unveiled an initial study into how to solve traffic on U.S. Route 1 from the Capital Beltway to Virginia Route 123 using mass transit.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:15pm EDT

Metro: Bike and phone theft rise, other crime falls

New figures released by Metro find overall thefts of bicycles and electronic devices were up in 2013 compared to 2012.

Friday - 03/28/2014, 06:08am EDT

Metro explains fare hikes

Metro's Board of Directors voted unanimously to pass a resolution raising fares on riders using trains, buses, MetroAccess and parking at a Metro lot on July 1.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:46pm EDT

Metro board votes to hike fares

Metro's board of directors voted Thursday to raise fares come July.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 02:28pm EDT

Crash spills thousands of corn dogs on Louisiana interstate (Video)

Louisiana commuters may have been jonesing for ketchup and mustard after a crash caused thousands of corn dogs to spill onto an interstate earlier this week.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 12:19pm EDT

Bicyclists get unwelcome company in D.C. bike lanes (Video)

Ask any bike commuter, and they'll tell you: D.C.'s bike lanes are not always a refuge from truck and automobile traffic.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 06:05am EDT

New speed cameras help drivers avoid tickets

New speed cameras recently unveiled in Laurel are being called a prototype -- they tell drivers how fast they're going before they reach the camera.

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 04:39am EDT

Short trip on 495 Express Lanes cost $100

A short trip on the 495 Express Lanes cost a Northern Virginia driver more than $100, the result of miscommunication and conflicting stories.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 05:53pm EDT

The 10 worst U.S. cities for parking your car. Yes, D.C.'s on the list

You think it's bad in D.C.? It is — but it's far worse in other U.S. cities.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 02:22pm EDT

Transportation officials urge caution after snow

Mid-Atlantic transportation officials urge caution on roads a day after spring snowstorm

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 08:30am EDT

Freezing roadways a danger to Wednesday morning commuters

We've all seen the signs: "Bridges freeze before roadway." Well, WTOP traffic reporter Bob Marbourg says that's especially true Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

Wednesday - 03/26/2014, 07:26am EDT

Snow to begin falling during morning rush

A trace to 1 inch of snow is expected Tuesday morning and could include a rain/snow mix and last through the day.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 07:49am EDT

Harris Teeter-anchored retail center planned for Gainesville

Buchanan Partners has sold off a piece of Heritage Hunt to be developed as a Harris Teeter-anchored retail center.

Monday - 03/24/2014, 12:21pm EDT

New U.Va. building to house all pediatric care

All of the University of Virginia Medical Center's pediatric departments will be housed in one building later this year.

Sunday - 03/23/2014, 04:00pm EDT

Telegraph Road Bridge to reopen

The detour ends and a short cut returns for some drivers in Virginia.

Saturday - 03/22/2014, 01:13am EDT

At summit, Purple Line buzz is confident

At a summit of Purple Line supporters and county and state officials, a buzz is palpable in the crowd about a Record of Decision from the federal government, a key step toward getting the light-rail project off the ground.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 08:01pm EDT

Ramp demolition will cause weekend road closure

The District Department of Transportation says that a portion of 11th Street in Southeast will be closed near the Navy Yard this weekend as crews beginning demolishing an old elevated ramp that once connected the inbound 11th Street Bridge to the westbound Southeast/Southwest Freeway.

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:26am EDT

Two hurt in Montgomery County school bus crash

Two people are hurt after a school bus and another vehicle collided on U.S. 29 in Montgomery County Thursday morning.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 07:26am EDT

Metro to suspend weekend track work during Cherry Blossom Festival

For the third year, Metro will suspend weekend track work during the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 05:18am EDT

Driver charged twice for ticket on his rental car

A driver who received a ticket on his rental car for an expired meter got charged twice for the ticket, an issue that highlights the different rules that apply to rental cars and car sharing services.

Thursday - 03/20/2014, 04:41am EDT
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