Parking prices in parts of Arlington could soon rise and fall based on demand, just like Interstate 66 tolls. In San Francisco, a similar project has apparently cut down traffic from cars looking for spaces, said one Virginia official.
“Our preliminary analysis estimates that for an average weekday when the federal government is closed, Metro is losing approximately $400,000 in fare and parking revenue,” Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said in a letter.
Here are some important changes to traffic, transit and other public services you should make note of before you head out on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
With $779.8 million available statewide through what Virginia calls the SMART SCALE process, recommendations to the Commonwealth Transportation Board include funding three major projects in Northern Virginia with at least $50 million each. But some key priorities in the region did not stack up.
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend and two separate marches in downtown D.C. mean traffic and transit changes for the region from Friday through Monday.
The move follows the D.C. Council’s approval of the bill in a 10-2 vote last month. It would make evasion a civil offense, subject to a fine of up to $50. Currently a criminal offense, fare evaders face arrest, jail time and a significantly higher fine.
The latest Silver Line concrete issues face a test from the weather this weekend, but the man overseeing construction still expects the line will open to riders before the end of 2020.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has put eight Metro-owned surplus properties in D.C., Maryland and Virginia up for sale, and is pitching them as ripe for commercial or residential development.
The Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway was blocked before Old Georgetown Road in Montgomery County.
The weekslong partial federal government shutdown has made morning commutes significantly quieter, a new regional analysis found.
Roads and sidewalks may have refrozen overnight, but the Wednesday morning commute shouldn’t be as bad. As Maryland, Virginia and D.C. emerge from the first major snowstorm of the year, another round of wintry weather may be on the way. WTOP has the details. Here’s what you need to know.
In theory, elected officials in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties have 9 billion reasons to get behind the Hogan administration’s efforts to ease traffic congestion in the notoriously traffic-plagued capital region. So far, it isn’t working out that way.
D.C. has the second highest rate of speed-related deaths in the country; speed-related crashes made up 55 percent of all motor-vehicle deaths in 2017.
While the D.C. area doesn’t have to worry about additional snowfall (for a few days at least), subfreezing temperatures after dark will make for dicey travel overnight and into Tuesday morning’s commute. The impact of the winter storm that swept through the D.C. area over the weekend will stretch into Tuesday in the form of school delays and closings. Here’s the latest.
Citing hazardous road conditions, Metrobus has suspended service on all its routes Sunday. Buses already on the road would operate until the end of their routes before going out of service Sunday night, WMATA says.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.