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Spend less time hunting for parking this holiday

Hover and circle less as you hit the mall this weekend for your last round of Christmas shopping with these tips for faster parking.

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 09:06am EST

Tags: shopping, parking, holiday shopping, max smith

ICC tolls spark local debate

Since the ICC opened from I-270/I-370 in Shady Grove to I-95 in Laurel in November 2011, it's been a lightly traveled toll road. Most times of the day, commuters can zip across the 18.8 mile roadway without any traffic.

Sunday - 12/16/2012, 02:12pm EST

Tags: ICC, tolls, Maryland,

Md. Beltway lane closures at Kenilworth Ave. through Thursday

Beginning Tuesday night, Dec. 11, and continuing nightly through Thursday, Dec. 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will close three lanes of the Beltway Inner loop at Maryland Route 201/Kenilworth Avenue. The closures are needed for work on the Kenilworth Avenue overpass above the Beltway.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 02:47pm EST

Tags: construction, Kenilworth Avenue, Capital Beltway

Route 197 reopens after accident

Two people were ejected from their vehicle tonight in Laurel, and part of 197 is shut down as rescue crews work.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:27am EST

Tags: car accident,

WTOP Answer Desk: E-ZPass options

With Virginia's new Beltway Express Lanes due to open a week from Saturday, WTOP answers your questions about using E-ZPass.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 09:59am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, E-ZPass, Beltway Express Lanes, WTOP Answer Desk,

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Early nightfall plus Election Day could cause commute confusion

When the time change meets Election Day, the evening commute can become more complicated.

Tuesday - 11/06/2012, 11:02am EST

Tags: Election Day, Jim Battagliese, veronica robinson, daylight saving time

Fairfax County Parkway has uncertain future

A town hall meeting to discuss the future of Fairfax County Parkway had one focus: Congestion.

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 06:40am EDT

Tags: Fairfax County Parkway, michelle basch,

Alexandria to implement left-turn restrictions

The City of Alexandria is implementing left-turn restrictions after a 2011 study of the Washington Street corridor showed an elevated accident rate for vehicles turning left during HOV hours.

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 06:29pm EDT

Tags: Alexandria, left turn, washington corridor

Think D.C. traffic is bad? Try Istanbul

Next time you're in rush hour traffic on the Beltway, and you wish you could escape to Paris or Rome, you may want to rethink that. Traffic there is worse.

Sunday - 10/14/2012, 01:58pm EDT

Tags: tomtom, congestion, rush hour

Nats playoff game to impact afternoon traffic

Commuters are urged to change their travel plans if they typically travel near the stadium.

Wednesday - 10/10/2012, 09:22am EDT

Tags: Nats, Nats Park, playoffs,

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