The resolution adopted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board is the first concrete action toward new goals to reduce traffic jams and get people around town faster and more efficiently.
Adoption of the $291 billion plan came only after narrow votes against additional language aimed at boosting the odds of avoiding widening of I-495 and I-270.
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.
The bicycle beltway is based on existing trails, with hopes to fill in Maryland as part of the Purple Line project, and some additional gaps in Southeast D.C.
Living closer to work or getting thousands more people to telework or ride transit were among the highest scoring ideas for the region’s transportation future.
Reviewing a crossing north of the Legion Bridge is part of a broader effort to identify regionwide projects that could improve the region’s traffic, but officials from Virginia and Maryland have starkly different views of the project.
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.
Transportation planners are studying eight projects around the region designed to make it easier to walk and bike, including a potential six-mile trail extension from Lanham, Maryland, to D.C.
The Interstate 66 express lanes project has been temporarily delayed so Fairfax County officials have a chance to consider design revisions after neighbors said their concerns weren’t addressed in the updated plan.
WASHINGTON — Virginia Railway Express CEO Doug Allen warned lawmakers that service could shut down next Jan. 2 if Congress does not extend the deadline to install positive train control. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of…
The District considers the possibility of adding tolls to enter downtown D.C.
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.