Sprawl & Crawl
Drivers trying to avoid getting into the new toll lanes on the Capital Beltway in Virginia have been swerving or quickly changing lanes.
The George Washington Parkway was shut down for several hours in Alexandria, Va., following a fatal crash Monday morning.
Metro is suspending its regular track maintenance over the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
"Traditionally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the heaviest rush hour of the year. People have realized that doesn't work too well, so we've seen a trend for people to get away as soon as they can conveniently do so," says WTOP Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg.
The days surrounding Thanksgiving are some of the year's busiest on the roads, and a survey suggests more drivers will have their eyes on their phones while driving.
Dave Dildine, WTOP Reporter
Two top officials who have taken the lead in cleaning up ethical lapses and mismanagement at the board overseeing the Washington region's two major airports came under fire for their own actions Friday at a House oversight hearing.
Even traffic reporters have a little trepidation about the 495 Express Lanes. At the same time, here's a little advice ahead of their opening on Saturday.
Santa Claus will kick off the opening of Virginia's 495 Express Lanes as well as the start of the holiday shopping season when he travels to Tysons Corner Center in McLean on Friday morning.
A new study will look at five possible high-speed ferry routes on the Potomac, Occoquan and Anacostia rivers.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's board approved higher tolls for 2013 and 2014.
In a city filled with iconic landmarks, perhaps nothing better symbolizes how metropolitan Washington operates than the Capital Beltway: the physical embodiment of the gridlock that also grips Washington politics.
Arlington and Alexandria both want a streetcar line along Route 1 to link the Northern Virginia communities but the two are at odds over timing and tactics.
A look at some of the numbers associated with the Capital Beltway, the highway loop that surrounds Washington and that will soon see a major change with the opening of new Express Lanes on a portion of the highway in Virginia.
The Virginia State Police scaled back an aerial speed limit enforcement program due to the program's costs and other factors.
WTOP's Kristi King reports. More on the Express Lanes.
Montgomery County wants to create a countywide bus rapid transit network that would run on major roads, including Georgia Avenue and Rockville Pike.
Younger drivers are more likely to drive drowsy at the wheel than their parents and other older drivers on the road, AAA finds in a new survey.
Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic congestion when women began commuting to work. Now, 8,000 of them are turning 65 every day, and those retirements could once again reshape the nation's transportation.