Sprawl & Crawl

New traffic signal could confuse some drivers (VIDEO)

The District Department of Transportation has finished installing its fifth pedestrian High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk, or HAWK. The crosswalks "help pedestrians safely cross high traffic volume streets," according to DDOT.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Filming for 'Captain America' closing D.C. streets

Filming for the Captain America movie will close some D.C. streets Thursday and Friday.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 09:20am EDT

Metro to shut 5 stations for weekend work

Metro to shut a total of 5 stations on green and orange lines for weekend work

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 08:05am EDT

$15.4 billion roads draft heavy on Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads area would see major highway projects under draft plan fattened by fresh revenue

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 07:50pm EDT

Metro: No cause of Silver Spring fire yet

Although the ultimate cause of the fire that badly damaged one of the transit agency's oldest model railcars and left hundreds of commuters stranded has not been determined, the transit agency released preliminary findings Wednesday.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 07:44pm EDT

VDOT reaches deal on pothole repair claims

The Virginia Department of Transportation has reached a deal to repay some motorists whose vehicles were damaged by potholes in Hampton Roads.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:48pm EDT

Speed camera firm refunding $27K in Hagerstown

Contractor's lax inspection of speed cameras leads to $27,000 in refunds in Hagerstown, Md.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 01:40pm EDT

College Park Metro station to be closed on UMd. graduation weekend

WTOP's Kate Ryan reports.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 10:01am EDT


Red Line service restored after fire, smoke Tuesday

Metro has resumed service along the Red Line following a report of smoke and fire under a railcar at the Silver Spring station Tuesday.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:08am EDT

Forum to be held on Purple Line

Construction industry experts to discuss Purple Line

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 05:55am EDT

Widening of U.S. 1 to ease Fort Belvoir commute

This fall, a project to widen U.S. 1/Richmond Highway between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway will begin to help ease the commute to Fort Belvoir.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 04:24am EDT

Majority of Va. drivers drive distracted on I-95, or observe it

A new survey from AAA Mid-Atlantic and Transurban-Flor finds that a vast majority of drivers in Virginia along I-95 either drive distracted or have witnessed someone doing so.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:12pm EDT

Metro GM hopes to take control of troubled transit center

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Thursday he thinks Metro could assume control of the Silver Spring Transit Center but he wants to address the potential extra costs of maintaining a building that has substantial structural flaws.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Millennials, baby boomers drive fewer miles

A new report by the advocacy group U.S. PIRG shows the number of miles Americans drive have dropped since the middle of the last decade.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 04:27pm EDT

Which traffic tickets raise your insurance rates the most?

So, you got a ticket. How much will your insurance premiums go up? Insurance.com analyzed insurance quotes to come up with this list.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:30am EDT

Amtrak unveils locomotives to replace aging fleet

Amtrak unveils new locomotives that will replace aging fleet on busy Northeast Corridor

Monday - 05/13/2013, 10:28pm EDT

Correction: Purple Line story

Correction: Purple Line story

Monday - 05/13/2013, 09:40am EDT

D.C. parking ticket exposes pay-by-cell glitch

A system glitch in a pay-by-cell D.C. parking system left a Fairfax, Va., man the victim of an erroneous ticket, a WTOP TicketBuster investigation has found.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 06:49am EDT

Purple Line open houses bring optimism for project

At an open house to update residents on the Maryland Transit Administration's Purple Line, project leaders expressed optimism that the new Maryland transportation bill could allow the 16-mile light rail line to open in 2020.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 05:41am EDT

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

The latest change in the plan for a light rail line across Montgomery and Prince George's counties would narrow University Boulevard from six lanes to four along part of the route in the Langley Park area.

Friday - 05/10/2013, 03:16am EDT
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