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'Hellish' commute to D.C. earns nation's top honors

Transportation Planning Board and Census Bureau statistics rank the drives to and from work in the Washington region as the worst in the country.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 09:15am EDT

Tags: john townsend, hot lanes, Dulles Rail,


Our new traffic reality is congestion 24/7

Traffic congestion is no longer confined to morning and afternoon rush hour, or even daylight hours thanks to overnight construction projects.

Sunday - 04/22/2012, 02:39pm EDT

Tags: Washington Examiner, john townsend, congestion

D.C. area gas prices fall below $4

Gas prices have fallen for the past two weeks in the D.C. area, but they're still above where they were a year ago.

Sunday - 04/22/2012, 12:20pm EDT

Tags: gas prices,

Lagging behind Va., Md. makes 'Top 40' transportation wishlist

"All you have to do is look across the river at Virginia, they're busy with a multi-billion dollar program of Beltway expansion, then you cross into Maryland -- nothing," says Lon Anderson, oresident of AAA Mid-Atlantic.

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 01:43pm EDT

Tags: Maryland Department of Transportation, Lon Anderson,

Pothole complaints down in D.C.

The D.C. Department of Transportation reports a 22 percent drop in the requests for pothole repairs. Need to report a pothole? Find out how to do so.

Monday - 02/27/2012, 06:51am EST

Tags: pothole, DDOT, Andrew Mollenbeck

Gas prices still climbing; Virginia hit hard

The latest WTOP Pain in the Gas survey shows the average price of a gallon of regular went up 3 cents to $3.70 over the past week, and up 48 cents over one year ago. Tweet where the best gas prices are. Use #WTOPgas.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:19am EST

Tags: pain in the gas, Hank Silverberg, gas prices, john townsend


Gas prices take bigger chunk out of monthly budgets

If you're sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out what's busting your budget this month, take a look at your gas receipts.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:02am EST

Tags: gas tax, Hank Silverberg, gas prices

Tips to prevent gas thefts

After more than a dozen gas thefts regionally -- some of which involved holes in gas tanks -- AAA Mid-Atlantic warns drivers to be extra careful.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:24am EST

Tags: gas thefts, Annapolis, Kristi King

AAA names best, worst of 2011 in local transportation

A crippling ice storm and the opening of a long-debated road: Both make AAA Mid-Atlantic's list of the best and worst transportation stories of 2011.

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 03:30pm EST

Tags: Intercounty Connector, ICC, Commute from Hell, Adam Tuss

AAA: D.C. area car owners hold on to their rides longer

Every car owner has debated whether they should sink more money into a clunker or spring for a new model. The current economy seems to be making that decision a little easier.

Tuesday - 12/27/2011, 12:52pm EST

Tags: AAA, john townsend, new car, used car, clunker

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