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Snow budgets get busted even in mild winters

With snow in the forecast, road crews will be ready. Even in mild winters, highway departments spend millions of dollars. Find out how Maryland, Virginia and D.C. are doing with their snow budgets so far this winter.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 07:18am EST

Tags: DDOT, vdot, snow, road crews, winter, Maryland, budget, sprawl & crawl,

Leaders talk seriously about new Potomac bridge

The governors of Maryland and Virginia have started talking about the possibility of a new bridge span over the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 02/01/2012, 09:04am EST

Tags: Potomac River, bridge over Potomac River, Jamestown Island, Bob McDonnell, sprawl & crawl

WTOP Answer Desk: New Potomac river crossing coming?

Will there ever be another crossing over the Potomac River? For the answer, WTOP goes to two transportation experts.

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:04am EST

Tags: WTOP Answer Desk, Potomac River, bridge over Potomac River

Funding transportation: Gas tax vs. tolls

A new report says the easiest way to raise more money to fix crumbling roads and bridges and aging transit systems is to make drivers pay at the pump.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 06:29am EST

Tags: gas, gas tax, COG, tolls

Roads to close for State of the Union address

Roads will be closed starting at 7 p.m. for the State of the Union address.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 07:40am EST

Tags: State of the Union, Capitol Square

Tourists would take hit under Metro fare proposal

As Metro considers another round of fare increases to help balance its budget, out-of-towners could be counted on to pick up a lot of the slack.

Friday - 01/20/2012, 12:56pm EST

Tags: Metro, farecard, visitor zone,

Carpool lanes to expand in parts of Virginia

There may never be a better time to put a carpool group together than right now.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:00am EST

Tags: hov lanes, vdot, Steve Titunik, express lanes, hot lanes, beltway, sprawl & crawl

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: AAA Mid-Atlantic, Intercounty Connector, ICC, Commute from Hell,

After being stranded, Metro riders rethink riding rails

The latest frightening incident on Metro where hundreds of subway riders were stranded after part of a brake system fell off a Blue Line train has some faithful riders saying they are considering giving up the rails.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 08:07am EST

Tags: Metro, WMATA, darci marchese, Subway


If D.C. region wants jobs, it needs housing

If housing is where the jobs live at night, then the metro area better start building more housing -- and housing that is priced right.

Wednesday - 12/21/2011, 04:24am EST

Tags: John McClain, George Mason University, Center for Regional Analysis, housing

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