Sprawl & Crawl

Parking agencies get tickets in D.C. too

City employees -- including DDOT workers -- are not exempt from parking tickets. Just last week, a government vehicle blocking traffic was issued a $100 ticket.

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I-270 drivers scramble to snatch cash that falls out of armored truck

Drivers on northbound Interstate 270 hopped out of their cars to grab money after the door of a Garda armored truck malfunctioned and a bag of cash fell out Friday morning, Maryland State Police say.

Friday - 10/31/2014, 02:47pm EDT

Md. man fights $8.75 toll that ballooned into $24K tab

A Montgomery County man is fighting a more than $24,000 bill from Transurban for 23 trips along the 495 Express Lanes due to an E-ZPass glitch.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 06:00pm EDT

Metro passengers urged to report when they see blood, vomit

Passengers who see bodily fluids, such as blood or vomit on Metro trains or buses, are being asked to report what they see to drivers or station managers, so the bus or rail car can be taken out of service and sanitized.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 05:30pm EDT

Metro: riders will wait longer for weekend trains

Metro says riders will wait longer than usual for trains this weekend.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 12:56pm EDT

2 tricky commutes ahead for D.C.-area drivers

Drivers in the D.C. area may run into some tricky commutes over the next few days, with both Halloween and a time shift.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 11:08am EDT

Some guardrails may pose a threat to cars

Some guardrails on area roads are built with a potentially dangerous design that could allow them to impale crashing vehicles.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:45am EDT

Woman with $10,692 toll lanes charge goes to court

A Fairfax County woman who was charged more than $10,000 for 11 unpaid trips on the 495 Express Lanes went to court on Wednesday and won a partial victory over the company that operates the toll lanes.

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 08:44am EDT

Morningside speed camera program dealt serious blow

One year after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation uncovered videos questioning the accuracy of the Morningside speed camera program, Prince George's County has dealt a serious blow to the town's efforts to restart the cameras.

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:53am EDT

Transurban changes toll violation fine policy

The Beltway Express Lanes can be pricey and they can cost drivers even more if they miss the tolls. Now, after WTOP's Ticketbuster reported on the huge potential fines, the operator of the lanes is making changes.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 05:19pm EDT

Bethesda developer changes focus to residential high-rise

Another area developer is changing gears by looking to build a residential high-rise where an office building was once planned.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 04:25pm EDT

StonebridgeCarras, Bozzuto to overhaul Wheaton Triangle with new office, residential development

Montgomery County has formalized its partnership with a pair of developers to overhaul the core of Wheaton into a mixed-use, walkable community and 18-hour economy.

Monday - 10/27/2014, 02:59pm EDT

Speed limit on I-81 to increase near Winchester

Speed limit on I-81 to increase to 70 mph near Winchester

Monday - 10/27/2014, 06:37am EDT

Officials to announce $10M for Fort Meade road

Md. officials to announce $10M to widen road at Fort Meade

Monday - 10/27/2014, 05:59am EDT

Uber's carpooling concept could make its way to DC

Popular ride-sharing company Uber is testing out a concept called "Uber Pool," which could come to D.C.

Saturday - 10/25/2014, 07:16am EDT
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NC-VA high speed trains starting slowly

Slow progress on proposed high speed train linking North Carolina and Virginia

Friday - 10/24/2014, 11:44am EDT

At Potomac Yard, the numbers suggest a frontrunner for the Metro site

Alexandria has not reached a conclusion as to where it will recommend putting the Potomac Yard Metro Station, but the numbers suggest there's a leader in the clubhouse.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 10:19am EDT

The future of parking: No meters, open spots and dynamic rates

Sometime soon, it could be easier to find and pay for parking.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:38am EDT

D.C. scales back plan to expand streetcar network

The D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) had hoped to build a 22-mile streetcar network connecting all parts of the District, but now the agency admits that will not happen in the next 10 years.

Friday - 10/24/2014, 04:19am EDT

AAA offers tips for drivers during deer season

AAA urges drivers in Virginia to stay focused, alert during deer mating season

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 06:48am EDT
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