Being able to count on getting somewhere without unexpected delays was, by far, the most frequently selected priority in a survey conducted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board — but it is also one of the most persistent problems in the region, data from Virginia suggest.
Of those considering changes to their commute since tolls began along Interstate 66, carpooling or slugging was the fourth most popular option, according to a WTOP survey of Northern Virginia commuters.
After $40 and higher tolls on Interstate 66 grabbed headlines, WTOP surveyed commuters to find out what’s working and what’s not with the new tolls.
A fast ferry plan is still in the early stages, and is looking at the feasibility, cost and benefit of creating a private/public partnership to provide ferry service during the morning and afternoon hours for commuters.
The changes would reduce scheduled travel time between D.C. and Richmond from nearly 3.5 hours to around 2 hours depending on which options are built.
After pounding the D.C. area Friday, there’s no relief in sight heading into Saturday. Widespread rain of 1 to 3 inches is likely, but some areas might see more. Here’s what you need to know.
The percentage of commuters in D.C. biking to work is now among the highest in the nation. Still, biking to work has been slow to pick up in the suburbs. Here’s a look at where people in the D.C. region are biking to work and the logistics of biking in the ‘burbs.
A Maryland lawmaker wants drivers who block faster traffic in the left lane to get ticketed for causing unneeded bottlenecks.
Metro’s general manager isn’t setting a date, but said he does believe the area’s problem-plagued rail system will become a more reliable come fall.
Work continues in Virginia to install safety technology onto tracks used by VRE commuters that’s intended to prevent deadly accidents. And rail officials say they could begin testing the new technology as soon as this fall.
Motorists could make more than $3,850 if they’re selected to take part in research on how in-car technology can reduce congestion and affect driving behavior.
Northern Virginia’s transportation system is mediocre, according to the people who use it every day, and that’s hurting their quality of life.
A review of new census data reveals some interesting trends about how and when D.C.-area commuters get to work. Residents of which county have the longest commute? The shortest? Who’s hitting the roads the earliest for the slog to work? And where is public transportation use on the rise?
Toll gantries are set to rise over Interstate 66 and the first will be hoisted into place early Wednesday morning briefly stopping traffic in Ballston.
Northern Virginia commuters may be eager for another Potomac River crossing to smooth the way into D.C., but a key regional transportation leader is dumping cold water on the notion.