Sprawl & Crawl

Pay to ride Metro with smartphone, watch soon

Metro is rolling out its plan to change the way we pay to use the system. Starting next month, some riders will be able to travel Metro's rails and busses without a SmartTrip card.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 04:39am EDT

2 pedestrians struck in separate accidents

Two pedestrians were struck by vehicles in Montgomery County in separate incidents Tuesday morning.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 08:26am EDT

Covered bridge in Thurmont closed for repairs

Loy's Station Covered Bridge in Thurmont damaged, closed for repairs

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 08:10am EDT

Metro: some riders to wait longer this weekend

Some Metro riders to wait longer for weekend trains, system will open early Sunday

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 07:54am EDT

Report: Ticketed drivers 'guilty until proven innocent' in D.C.

A new report from the D.C. Inspector General finds that when drivers get a speed camera or parking ticket in the District of Columbia, they're presumed guilty until they can prove themselves innocent.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 07:16am EDT

Truck gets stuck under Rock Creek Parkway overpass (Photos)

A truck got stuck under an overpass on Rock Creek Parkway Friday morning, causing the lanes to close during the morning commute.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 11:26am EDT

DC taxi commission cracks down on Uber drivers

DC Taxicab Commission tickets Uber drivers for accepting street hails; Uber denies accusations

Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:30am EDT

$5B committed for Baltimore-DC high-speed train

Japan commits $5B to build high-speed train from Baltimore to Washington

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 11:24am EDT

Ticketbuster: Parked at a broken meter in D.C.? Confusion rules the day

When you park at a broken meter in the District of Columbia, what should you do? Can you report it broken and legally remain there? These questions confuse not only drivers but D.C. officials as well.

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 04:57am EDT
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Emergency repaving work nears finish in Chevy Chase

Emergency paving work on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase is almost complete with some finishing touches on the project still needed.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 05:15pm EDT

Changes on the roads, elsewhere for Labor Day

On Monday, we honor the nation's working men and women. And Labor Day brings changes to the daily commute and the regular errands.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 03:34am EDT

Parkway widening project on schedule in Prince William

Road-weary drivers have only a few months left of lane closures and construction delays related to project to widen a portion of the Prince William County Parkway in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Saturday - 08/30/2014, 12:22pm EDT

DC transit police chief urges vigilance

Metro Transit Police chief urges officers to remain vigilant, but reports no current threat

Friday - 08/29/2014, 04:50pm EDT

Battleground Reston: Silver Line, bus riders, carpoolers compete for free spots

While most people applauded the opening of the Silver Line during the July launch, a group of bus riders and carpoolers believes the new service is making their commutes harder.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 05:48am EDT

Repaving means business is slow on Connecticut Avenue

As road crews work around the clock to repave a stretch of Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, area businesses are feeling the pain of the gridlock created by lane closures.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 04:46am EDT

Connecticut Ave. emergency repairs underway

After a nightmarish morning commute on Connecticut Avenue, the Maryland State Highway Administration suggests commuters find alternative routes for the rest of the week.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 08:59am EDT
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Ticketbuster: Md. and Va. residents get tickets in D.C. during overnight hours

If you park overnight in D.C., you can get a ticket if you don't have a D.C. license plate. It's an issue for Maryland and Virginia residents frequently brought to WTOP Ticketbuster's attention.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 04:44am EDT

Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

Lawsuit seeks to protect endangered amphipods from planned Purple Line light rail route

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 08:40am EDT

Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her.

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 04:51am EDT

How VDOT's latest mega project, I-395 at Seminary Road, will affect your commute

A second project now underway, immediately north of where the I-95 Express Lanes end, will bring additional congestion relief to the Washington area's busiest stretch of highway, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. Interstate 395 at Seminary carries roughly 200,000 vehicles per day.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 11:29am EDT
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