Sprawl & Crawl
Arlington and Fairfax counties are weighing a $250 million streetcar line on Columbia Pike from Baileys Crossroads to the Pentagon City Metro.
Drivers are once again being warned this weekend to avoid the Capital Beltway's Outer Loop near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge leading from Virginia into Maryland because of construction work.
The District is remembering the victims of Metro's deadliest accident ever and honoring the heroism of first responders on the third anniversary of the Red Line crash.
Metro watchdog groups say the transit system is safer than it was three years ago when nine people were killed in a crash, but there's room for improvement.
Virginia's transportation chief says the fast- moving Beltway Express Lanes project will be a model not just for the country -- but the rest of the world as well.
This exception to its "no drinking policy," only applies to water, not all beverages, according to a Metro release.
The transit agency has been making a push to fix and maintain the cooling systems on all rail cars, specifically the 1000 and 5000 series rail cars. Forty percent of condensers and evaporators on the 1000 series cars have been replaced, and 78 percent of condensers and evaporators on the 5000 series have been replaced.
One Simple Decision is a virtual program that not only highlights the dangers of distracted and drunken driving, but it also paints a vivid picture of what happens after a crash.
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