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Md. officials debate Purple Line and ICC tolls

Montgomery and Prince George's County Democrats came together on Thursday to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan on his opposition to the Purple Line, while key questions remain about the future of the Intercounty Connector under the next governor.

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:54am EDT

Tags: ICC, Intercounty Connector, sprawl and crawl, Ari Ashe

I-66 to get toll lanes outside, but not inside Beltway

The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will pursue High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes as the way to solve congestion from the Capital Beltway to U.S. 15.

Wednesday - 10/08/2014, 04:40am EDT

Tags: hot lanes, hov lanes, Ari Ashe

Arlington board passes streetcar money

The Columbia Pike streetcar line would run 7.4 miles from the Skyline section of Fairfax County to Pentagon City and eventually the Crystal City Metro station, connecting to the Metro Transitway along U.S. Route 1 towards Alexandria.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 08:47am EDT

Tags: streetcar, Arlington County Board, Arlington, Fairfax County, Ari Ashe

Battleground Reston: Silver Line, bus riders, carpoolers compete for free spots

While most people applauded the opening of the Silver Line during the July launch, a group of bus riders and carpoolers believes the new service is making their commutes harder.

Friday - 08/29/2014, 05:48am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, sprawl and crawl, reston, carpoolers, Silver Line, bus riders, Wiehle-Reston

FAQs about the Silver Line

With the Silver Line opening soon in Virginia, WTOP is answering some of the questions you will have.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Tags: Silver Line, Metro

Expect I-95 traffic delays during your summer getaway

As many in the region plan for a summer getaway to the beaches in Virginia or North Carolina, transportation leaders are reminding drivers to expect some delays on any trip south on Interstate 95.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 04:58am EDT

Tags: sprawl and crawl, Ari Ashe, I-95, I-95 Express Lanes

Increase in Metro fares, parking fees begin Monday

Starting Monday, it's going to cost a little more to use the Metro system -- and to park at Metro stations.

Sunday - 06/29/2014, 02:12am EDT

Tags: Metro, Metro fare increase, WMATA

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Silver Line delays could have a silver lining

It's been six months since the Silver Line was supposed to open in Fairfax County. But the delays have actually been a good thing -- at least for the people running the Fairfax Connector.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 04:39am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, Fairfax Connector, Silver Line

Richmond son, D.C.-bound commutes 3 1/2 hours

Thurmond Alford Jr. tackles a 3 1/2-hour commute everyday, from south of Richmond to D.C., entailing a car ride, slugging from the commuter lot, two Metro lines and a walk.

Friday - 05/23/2014, 10:20am EDT

Tags: Commuter Idle, Kristi King, Thurmond Alford, Chesterfield County

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For mass transit, the future is expansion

From Maryland to Virginia, mass transit plays an important role in getting cars off local interstates and could play an even bigger role in the coming years.

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 04:48am EDT

Tags: sprawl and crawl, Ari Ashe, Virginia Railway Express, VRE

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