Sprawl & Crawl

Rep. Gerry Connolly calls for long-term transportation fix

With every pothole, traffic jam or Metro delay, Washington-area commuters can see the impact of the diminishing value of federal transportation funding, and a number of local leaders want to come up with a long-term fix to turn things around.

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:31am EDT

2 Metro train lines affected by weekend work

Metro says trains on the orange and red lines will be affected by weekend work.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:47pm EDT

‘Intersection of doom' getting interim safety upgrades

In advance of a $5 million overhaul slated to be complete in summer 2016, Arlington County and the Virginia Department of Transportation changed the timing of the traffic lights and walk signals at Lee Highway and N. Lynn Street.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:35pm EDT

Purple Line officials discuss effects of failed building deal

The Bethesda Purple Line station design once described as cramped and a potential eyesore suddenly isn't all that bad, according to state transit officials.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:25pm EDT

Metro removes bike lockers, newspaper boxes in Bethesda

The removal of bicycle lockers and newspaper boxes at the Bethesda Metro station is to make way for the escalator replacement project that could start next week.

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 02:25pm EDT

New signs to alert drivers to red-light camera rules in Laurel

For the third time in less than two years, the City of Laurel is taking another measure to prevent drivers from getting speed or red- light camera tickets.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 05:57pm EDT

D.C. streetcars begin test runs

The simulated service is a milestone, considering there have been numerous delays in getting the streetcars rolling.

Monday - 09/29/2014, 08:20am EDT

Md. county approves $9.1M for failing walkways

Western Maryland county approves $9.1M to fix walkways that fall short of federal standards

Friday - 09/26/2014, 08:40am EDT

South Capitol Street Bridge to close for testing

DC's Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge to close for several hours for testing

Friday - 09/26/2014, 05:25am EDT

I-395 bridge to be named after trooper killed in 1988

The bridge that takes I-395 over South Glebe Road is slated to be renamed for Virginia State Trooper Jacqueline Vernon, who was killed in 1988 during a traffic stop on the interstate.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:55pm EDT

DC streetcars to begin no-passenger rides

DC streetcars to begin no-passenger rides as a step toward regular operations

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 07:43am EDT

Lawmakers quarrel with Inspector General over speed cameras, parking tickets

In an animated back-and-forth with many tense moments, lawmakers on Wednesday spent more than three hours questioning the Inspector General staff and top D.C. agencies about speed cameras and parking tickets.

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 05:58am EDT

Arlington board passes streetcar money

The Columbia Pike streetcar line would run 7.4 miles from the Skyline section of Fairfax County to Pentagon City and eventually the Crystal City Metro station, connecting to the Metro Transitway along U.S. Route 1 towards Alexandria.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 08:47am EDT

Metro: 4 lines to be affected by weekend work

Metro: 4 lines to be affected by weekend work, only silver and yellow lines unaffected

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 08:07am EDT

Metro open late for Redskins game

Metro will stay open late for crowds expected at Washington Redskins game on Thursday night

Tuesday - 09/23/2014, 05:50am EDT

Fairfax County works to expand roles of school crossing guards

Fairfax County may be expanding the role of some school crossing guards.

Monday - 09/22/2014, 07:56am EDT

How do road conditions in our area stack up nationally?

WTOP's Allison Keyes reports

Monday - 09/22/2014, 01:51am EDT

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Drivers could pay up to $24 to drive I-95 Express Lanes

So you'll have some decisions to make next time you take the road.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 03:09am EDT

$2.8M grant awarded to study bridge over Potomac

Federal government awards $2.8 million grant to study replacing rail bridge over Potomac

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 10:00am EDT

Traffic expected to change in the next 25 years

Hate your morning commute already? It's not likely to improve and conditions could worsen as millions move to the area.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 07:11am EDT
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