Sprawl & Crawl

2 tricky commutes ahead for D.C.-area drivers

Drivers in the D.C. area may run into some tricky commutes over the next few days, with both Halloween and a time shift.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 11:08am EDT

Some guardrails may pose a threat to cars

Some guardrails on area roads are built with a potentially dangerous design that could allow them to impale crashing vehicles.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:45am EDT

Woman with $10,692 toll lanes charge goes to court

A Fairfax County woman who was charged more than $10,000 for 11 unpaid trips on the 495 Express Lanes went to court on Wednesday and won a partial victory over the company that operates the toll lanes.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:44am EDT

Morningside speed camera program dealt serious blow

One year after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation uncovered videos questioning the accuracy of the Morningside speed camera program, Prince George's County has dealt a serious blow to the town's efforts to restart the cameras.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:53am EDT

Transurban changes toll violation fine policy

The Beltway Express Lanes can be pricey and they can cost drivers even more if they miss the tolls. Now, after WTOP's Ticketbuster reported on the huge potential fines, the operator of the lanes is making changes.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:19pm EDT

Bethesda developer changes focus to residential high-rise

Another area developer is changing gears by looking to build a residential high-rise where an office building was once planned.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:25pm EDT

StonebridgeCarras, Bozzuto to overhaul Wheaton Triangle with new office, residential development

Montgomery County has formalized its partnership with a pair of developers to overhaul the core of Wheaton into a mixed-use, walkable community and 18-hour economy.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 02:59pm EDT

Speed limit on I-81 to increase near Winchester

Speed limit on I-81 to increase to 70 mph near Winchester

Monday - 10/27/2014, 06:37am EDT

Officials to announce $10M for Fort Meade road

Md. officials to announce $10M to widen road at Fort Meade

Monday - 10/27/2014, 05:59am EDT

Uber's carpooling concept could make its way to DC

Popular ride-sharing company Uber is testing out a concept called "Uber Pool," which could come to D.C.

Saturday - 10/25/2014, 07:16am EDT
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NC-VA high speed trains starting slowly

Slow progress on proposed high speed train linking North Carolina and Virginia

Friday - 10/24/2014, 11:44am EDT

At Potomac Yard, the numbers suggest a frontrunner for the Metro site

Alexandria has not reached a conclusion as to where it will recommend putting the Potomac Yard Metro Station, but the numbers suggest there's a leader in the clubhouse.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:19am EDT

The future of parking: No meters, open spots and dynamic rates

Sometime soon, it could be easier to find and pay for parking.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:38am EDT

D.C. scales back plan to expand streetcar network

The D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) had hoped to build a 22-mile streetcar network connecting all parts of the District, but now the agency admits that will not happen in the next 10 years.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:19am EDT

AAA offers tips for drivers during deer season

AAA urges drivers in Virginia to stay focused, alert during deer mating season

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 06:48am EDT

Meet Metro's voice: D.C. woman won Metrorail contest (Video)

Eight years ago Metro was looking for its voice. They found it in Randi Miller.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 06:35am EDT

4 men wanted for flashing themselves on Metro trains

Several men have exposed themselves to riders on Metro trains since August and police need help identifying them. (Photos)

Wednesday - 10/22/2014, 01:41pm EDT
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County Tacks on $5 Fee to Tickets for Web Summons System

Traffic tickets and criminal fines in Arlington County will now cost $5 more to fund the implementation of an electronic summons system.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 05:15pm EDT

Urban Planning Card Game Exceeds Kickstarter Goal

If there's a game that seems tailor-made for Arlington, it's a take on a boozy card game that encourages thinking about smart growth and urban planning.

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 01:45pm EDT

Outgoing DC mayor to release transportation plan

Outgoing DC mayor to detail long-term transportation plan to accommodate future growth

Tuesday - 10/21/2014, 09:07am EDT
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