PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fort Lee is hoping to reduce traffic congestion and wait times at its entrance. Starting Jan. 5, Fort Lee says it’s allowing uniformed military members, their spouses and others to vouch…
A report released Tuesday finds that the federal government is to blame for congested commutes by offering too many incentives to drive and too few to use mass transit.
A Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments study finds that more commuters will carpool to work because traffic is projected to increase 70 percent by 2040. But transportation officials argue a more robust Metro system could help mitigate the traffic.
At the same time drivers sit in the bumper-to-bumper traffic that plagues weekday commutes on I-66, an in-depth discussion is going on in regards to long-term solutions to solve the congestion woes along one the busiest highways in our region.
Transportation planners warn of a \”devastating effect\” following the implementation of new transportation allowances that hit Jan. 1 for federal employees.
The rain made the morning commute along the Capital Beltway slow and dreary.
For many drivers, the faster ride on the 495 Express Lanes may have looked enticing —
saw the toll rate.
A more than 5-mile stretch of Route 606 in Loudoun County will be widened to reduce backups and commute times.
A new survey from Allstate ranks D.C. drivers as the worst in the nation besting even New York City.
The plan reworks the Fairfax Connector bus network to serve Metro\’s new Silver Line when it opens later this year.
At a public hearing before the Montgomery County Planning Board Thursday evening, more than 50 residents testified about bus-rapid transit.
This fall, a project to widen U.S. 1/Richmond Highway
between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway will begin to help ease the
commute to Fort Belvoir.
D.C. Mayor Vince Gray says new transportation
strategies will need to be explored to accommodate
the area\’s growing population.
With the region\’s population expected to reach
more than 6 million by 2040, transportation
officials warn already sluggish highways will
likely become more congested, Metro trains
reach capacity and drivers may have to pay
higher fees to fund projects.
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.
The D.C. Department of Transportation says
drivers can expect traffic pattern
changes after the games. Most changes will
involve M and South Capitol streets in
southeast and southwest D.C.