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Transportation hearing draws crowd, opposition in Md.

More than 300 people turned out before the House Ways and Means Committee to discuss Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to raise the gas tax and replenish the Transportation Trust Fund.

Saturday - 03/16/2013, 12:39am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, Maryland, transportation, sprawl & crawl

Fix needed for U.S. 1 traffic 'nightmare' between Quantico and Fort Belvoir

Commuters traveling the 25 miles from the Quantico Marine Corps Base to Fort Belvoir know how frustrating the stop-and-go trip along U.S. 1 can be. Prince William County officials say they hope state funding will be allocated for two major projects to improve traffic flow.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 04:51am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, fort belvoir, quantico, sprawl and crawl, traffic, commute, BRAC, U.S. 1

U.S. 29, a popular alternate to I-95 in Maryland

It's known by several names: U.S. 29, Colesville Road and Columbia Pike. It's also a road many people use to commute between D.C. and Baltimore to avoid the hassle of Interstate 95 or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 04:37am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, traffic, sprawl & crawl, I-95, Colesville Road, i-29

In 2012, nearly 2M D.C. parking tickets issued

In fiscal year 2012, D.C. issued 1.8 million parking tickets worth $92.5 million, according to records obtained by AAA Mid- Atlantic. Most of those tickets went to drivers who live outside of D.C.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 02:40pm EDT

Tags: parking tickets, DDOT, AAA Mid-Atlantic, john townsend, Ari Ashe

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Rockville's spike in red-light camera tickets declines

After a 343 percent jump in red-light camera tickets in Rockville, the spike in tickets is coming back down.

Saturday - 03/09/2013, 07:46am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, red light cameras, tickets

Alexandria residents worry about toxin release at Express Lanes ramp

A citizens association says the release of nitrogen dioxide from cars will pose a health risk to 75,000 Alexandria and Fairfax County residents if a new flyover ramp for the Interstate 95 Express Lanes is built.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 07:10am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, hot lanes, express lanes, turkeycock run, nitrogen dioxide, Edsall Road, Concerned Residents of Landmark

Local seatbelt campaign for student drivers has somber tone

A ceremony honoring students who pledge to wear seat belts while driving had a somber tone after attendees learned that a Manassas teen, who recently died in a car accident, was not buckled up.

Saturday - 03/02/2013, 07:04am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, Put it Together, seatbelt safety, sprawl & crawl

D.C. aims to eliminate parking minimums

A new plan recommends eliminating the calculation of a minimum amount of parking space needed at new buildings in the District, and it's drawing concerns.

Friday - 03/01/2013, 07:25am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, parking, parking minimums, office of planning

Inadequate roads cost Md. $6.2B in wasted time and fuel, report finds

As Maryland roads get more congested, a new report finds inadequate roads are costing $6.2 billion annually in operating costs, lost time in traffic and wasted fuel.

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 10:18am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, road costs

Fairfax County parents want more Zzzs for teens

Sleep is an important part of academic success and in Fairfax County, some parents are fighting to give high school students a few more hours of it.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 11:30am EST

Tags: Ari Ashe, sleep, school start times

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