The week began with sleet, freezing rain and snow around the D.C. area, resulting in school closings and delays as well as messy morning traffic on Monday. Tuesday will begin with more misery, but the worst of it will be confined to parts north and west of the District. Here’s what you need to know.
Why get stuck in traffic when you can just jog to work? For some D.C. residents, that’s fast becoming the commute of choice to shorten time trapped in a car.
The National Park Service is warning D.C.-area drivers of work on the George Washington Parkway that will reduce lanes and probably spark delays starting Monday.
Frustrating traffic backups on the Capital Beltway won’t disappear anytime soon. But some interesting transportation trends and factors are slowing the increase of the total amount of travel on area roads.
The D.C. area is under a Winter Weather Advisory until 1 p.m. Thursday. All Maryland schools in the D.C. metro area — as well as most major systems in the region — are closed due to snow.
Commutes across the D.C. region are projected to include significantly more time sitting in traffic in coming years, and a number of elected leaders believe there may not be much that can be done to change that.
Uber is launching a pilot program that aims to cash in on Northern Virginia’s slugging culture. The company’s new app will pair up riders and drivers who are heading in the same direction during rush hour.
A serious Thursday-morning crash temporarily shut down all northbound lanes on Interstate 295.
The D.C. area may have dodged the worst of the storm pounding the Northeast on Thursday, but what if travelers need to get on the road? The advice from WTOP’s traffic experts is: Don’t.
The timing when the forecasted rain changes to snow and the eventual drop in pavement temperatures could determine whether the D.C. region has a sloppy or a dicey commute on Thursday morning.
Overall, ridership levels are down 12 percent from this time last year, according to numbers from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. A number of factors are at work, but Metro’s track work is a major one.
Carpooling, walking or biking are the more satisfying commuting options, according to the findings of a survey released Wednesday. Those who drove alone and those who took Metro were the least satisfied.
National Park Service and D.C. officials urge drivers who normally travel on Beach Drive as part of their commute to plan ahead for the long-term road closure that starts on Thursday.
The last planned “America’s 9/11 Ride” is set to disrupt traffic in the D.C. region on Friday and Saturday morning as hundreds of motorcycle riders trek from the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, to the Pentagon and on to New York City.
The Federal Highway Administration has given its blessing to Virginia to move forward with plans to transform Interstate 66 outside the Capital Beltway.
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