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New Beltway lanes seek to break gridlock in D.C.

In a city filled with iconic landmarks, perhaps nothing better symbolizes how metropolitan Washington operates than the Capital Beltway: the physical embodiment of the gridlock that also grips Washington politics.

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 03:24pm EST

Tags: E-ZPass, beltway

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The Capital Beltway: By the numbers

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 05:46am EST

Tags: E-ZPass, beltway

Weekend Wake-up: Metro construction continues over holiday weekend

This weekend provides a great opportunity for Washingtonians and tourists to visit the memorials downtown, many of which will host wreath-laying ceremonies honoring our veterans.

Friday - 11/09/2012, 11:59pm EST

Tags: Metrorail, beltway, American Heart Association

Express Lanes cheaters face fines

Virginia State Police will step up patrols to catch Express Lanes cheaters. Drivers who don't have E-ZPass transponders will be caught.

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 04:23am EDT

Tags: E-ZPass Transponders, Hank Silverberg, hot lanes

Drivers urged to get E-ZPass before Express Lanes open

With the new Express Lanes on Interstate 495 opening this year, Northern Virginia drivers are being urged to get their E- ZPass transponders now -- before their commutes change dramatically.

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 05:43pm EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, hot lanes, transurban

LaHood trusts Virginia on Express Lanes

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he trusts Virginia's transportation leaders are making the right move with the soon-to-open Beltway Express Lanes.

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 05:23am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Ray LaHood

Big rigs banned on Express Lanes

Don't expect to see 18-wheelers on the Capital Beltway's Express Lanes when they open in December.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 09:42am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg

The cost of a speedy Beltway commute means tolls or carpooling

Drivers may soon have to ask themselves if they are willing to pay a toll or join a carpool to get to work faster.

Monday - 08/13/2012, 03:04pm EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Beltway Project, carpool

Faster Beltway commute will come with varying tolls

By the end of 2012, two new Express Lanes will be open on the Beltway between Springfield and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. Carpools with three or more people can use the lanes, which promise a minimum speed around 45 miles per hour, for free.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 04:52pm EDT

Tags: Dulles Toll Road, Virginia State Police, Adam Tuss, E-Z Pass Flex, vdot,

WTOP's Top 5 morning stories

Five stories to keep you informed and get you going.

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 09:15am EDT

Tags: morning stories, tolls, beer hunt, Washington Capitals, concerts, Baltimore beating

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