Sprawl & Crawl

Maintenance equipment derails on Metro tracks

A maintenance crane came off the tracks overnight Thursday in the same area where a Metro train derailed last week.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 12:08pm EDT

Lawsuit could turn Va. tolls upside down, cost taxpayers millions

A lawsuit against toll increases in Virginia could nullify agreements with private toll operators and leave state taxpayers holding the tab for past, present and planned infrastructure projects.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:21am EDT

Metro hopes to avoid weekday shutdowns for tunnel repairs

Metro officials says they hope to avoiding shutting down two heavily used Metro stations to waterproof the train tunnels next year.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 03:28am EDT

Most Metro communication systems restored

Several communication systems used by Metro went down Thursday morning, but the transit agency says safety on the subway trains is not affected.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 12:24pm EDT
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Buses replace trains on 2 lines for weekend work

Metro: shuttle buses will replace trains on parts of red and orange lines this weekend

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 07:37am EDT

13 leaders say 'slow down' to Bi-County Parkway plans

Local leaders say Gov. Bob McDonnell should hold off on plans to build the Bi-County Parkway, a proposed 10-mile stretch of highway that would connect Prince William and Loudoun counties.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:34am EDT
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After long holiday comes the traffic blues

Shorter days and longer commutes are ahead.

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 05:19am EDT

Weekend MARC service to begin Dec. 7

Weekend MARC train service on the Penn Line is set to begin Dec. 7, Gov. Martin O'Malley said during an event Wednesday.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 09:05pm EDT

MARC to launch weekend service in December

O'Malley announces $1.5 billion in transportation projects, including weekend MARC service

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:41pm EDT

Taxpayer groups call for sales tax roll back

A coalition of taxpayer groups is calling on the Virginia General Assembly to repeal an increase in the state's retail sax tax, which was passed in conjunction with a decrease in the gas tax, to fuel $4 billion worth of transportation improvements.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 04:20pm EDT

Streetcar signal work to cause congestion on Benning Road NE

As construction crews wind down their work on the first streetcar network since the 1960s, motorists and residents near Benning Road NE in D.C. will deal with more gridlock in the months to come.

Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 07:15am EDT

Thousands of taxis have yet to install credit card readers

Thousands of D.C. cabs still have no credit card readers even though the deadline has passed. Drivers who obtained a waiver have until Sept. 30 to have the equipment installed.

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 09:02pm EDT

Study: Higher toll prices attract drivers to HOT Lanes

It's the question that drivers on the Virginia side of the Beltway face every day: are the Express Lanes worth it?

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 04:51am EDT

What's open and closed on Labor Day

Your planning guide for Labor Day in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 07:30pm EDT

Alexandria streets reopen after water main break

Alexandria, Va., streets have reopened to traffic after a significant water main break caused closures for several hours Monday morning.

Monday - 09/02/2013, 11:54am EDT

'Safety music' could make the difference on the road

Your driving playlist could be the culprit behind those errors on the road. A new study says teenagers who listened to "driver safe" music made fewer mistakes behind the wheel.

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 05:17pm EDT
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Va launches new tool for park and ride lots

Virginia transportation officials launch new statewide website for park and ride lots

Sunday - 09/01/2013, 04:10pm EDT

Charles County speed cameras turn back on Monday

The switch will go back on Monday for three speed cameras in Charles County that have been offline since late July.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 10:56pm EDT

Weekend Wakeup Labor Day edition

Labor Day weekend is upon us and drivers should expect major volume delays on through-routes this weekend, especially Interstate 95 in Virginia and at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. What to expect before you hit the road.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 04:12pm EDT

Red Line service has been fully restored

Metro is warning of delays and crowding on the Red Line Friday after the overnight derailment of a non-passenger train.

Friday - 08/30/2013, 01:49pm EDT
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