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Latest Articles by Dave Dildine

  • A history of disastrous snow storms in the D.C. area

    WASHINGTON — Last week, Washington re-learned the hard way that a snowstorm’s societal impact cannot be measured in inches. History has proven that it is not the biggest storms, but those that produce their heaviest…

  • Cold, aging cars disrupt commute for angry Metro riders

    WASHINGTON – Two cracked rails on separate Metro lines led to delays, confusion and frustration during the heart of the Thursday morning commute. With the coldest temperatures of the season, rails cracked at East Falls…

  • Driving the 95 Express Lanes in 95 seconds (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Do you have an E-ZPass? The 95 Express Lanes are open for business. I took a test drive on the southbound lanes Wednesday afternoon, successfully dodging delays in the main lanes through Lorton,…

  • 11th Street Bridge Project comes to a finish

    WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar revamp of the freeways in Southeast Washington is nearing completion. Southeast Boulevard was opened to traffic last Monday as part of the final phase of the 11th Street Bridge Project.…

  • The worst commutes of 2014

    WTOP Traffic’s Dave Dildine recapsĀ a few of the worst rush hours in 2014. Each featured major incidents and extreme, widespread delays that affected tens of thousands of motorists.  

  • Revamped Southeast Freeway will open in weeks

    WASHINGTON — The District Department of Transportation says a portion of the Southeast Freeway has been successfully converted to a boulevard, and that the new road may open to traffic in a matter of weeks.…

  • Ghost roads: The forgotten and haunted roads of D.C.

    Even in a city of more than 600,000 people, there are still places in the District of Columbia where few dare to travel. There are many curious corridors and bizarre byways buried deep within the nation\’s capital. Some of Washington\’s forgotten thoroughfares were doomed by politics, while others are said to be cursed by supernatural forces. These are Washington\’s ghost roads.