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Heavy traffic pushes many commuters to Virginia Railway Express and Metro. Both railways are over capacity, but new transportation funding could make the experience much smoother.
SmarTrip cards will go down in price to $2 in October.
If you use one of Metro's 1,700 bike racks, you can register your bike with the Metro Transit Police.
Metro and a watchdog group say they are reviewing how a train full of passengers became stranded for hours Wednesday and how an Orange Line was mistaken for a Blue Line train, taking passengers to the wrong station.
Perhaps the future won't look like "The Jetsons" with flying cars anytime soon, but a local county is looking ahead to the year 2050 to ease traffic congestion on the roads.
Commuting this week may seem more like the dog days of August when everybody is out of town on vacation.
In a video posted July 3, Metro shows off one of its 7000-series rail cars running on a track at a production factory.
What to expect on the roads and rails around Washington, D.C., this holiday weekend.
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