Sprawl & Crawl
The new service reduces the wait time for a train at 21 stations during the morning and evening rushes.
Adam Tuss, WTOP Sprawl and Crawl reporter
Most riders use Capital Bikeshare bikes for short trips, according to a survey of 5,600 members, and nearly 20 percent use them to go to or from work. Members are using them instead of buses and the Metro, and cite a wide variety of benefits including cost, convenience and spending less time hunting for parking.
There's another power struggle in Virginia over how tax dollars are being spent on mass transit.
Rush+ runs between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Consultant Gregory Shea made about $7,000 an hour to talk about "change."
This Father's Day weekend brings the usual Metro delays -- The baseball games at Nationals Park could worsen those delays. On Saturday, the Washington Soap Box Derby and the Purple Stride 5k bring some fun to the District. The Columbia Pike Jazz Festival and the Dash for Dads 5k will close some streets in Arlington, and I-66 has a new long-term ramp closure.
Metro says thefts in the Washington-area transit system doubled in the first three months of the year compared to the same period last year.
Two former Metro workers are going to prison for stealing more than $500,000 in coins and petty cash from farecard machines and using much of the money to buy lottery tickets.
If you're planning on taking Metro, make sure you give yourself some extra time to get there. Work is being done on almost all of the lines.
If the region has outgrown its roads, and there really is no room for expansion -- as Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton says, then what's the solution?
Adam Tuss, WTOP's Sprawl and Crawl reporter
Many of the D.C. area's roads are at maximum. There's nowhere to go so we have to make better use of what we have.
The ramp near the Mark Center in Alexandria would have "no significant" environmental impact on the area around Interstate 395.
Stanford University is using an incentive program to get employees to change their driving behaviors.
Since Metro started searching bags in December 2010, nobody has been arrested, a request for public records finds.
Some automakers, including General Motors, are now focused on taking what's on your phone and putting it on a screen on the dashboard.
Metro is encouraging customers to switch from using paper farecards to plastic ones.
Crime is trending the wrong way on Metro trains and buses, but Metro may actually want it that way.
Washington's popular U Street corridor is becoming a construction zone for the next year.