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Dr. Gridlock: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

NPR series explores role of I-95

For Washington area drivers, Interstate 95 is often a frustrating way to get from Point to Point B, whether you're doing the daily drive from office to work are darting up the Eastern Seaboard for a visit to Philly. NPR is going to explore how Interstate 95 has shaped life along the East Coast in a six-part series that begins this weekend and is scheduled to run through Labor Day

By Michael Bolden  | August 21, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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2nd crash survivor returning home

Lobbyist Jim Morhard, 54, one of the four survivors of the Alaska plane crash that killed former Sen. Ted Stevens and a Germantown man on Aug. 9, is returning to Washington on Saturday. A statement released by his family said Morhard would return to Dulles via medical air ambulance. He has been convalescing at Providence Hospital in Anchorage.

By Michael Bolden  | August 21, 2010; 3:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Aviation, NTSB  
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Roadwork closures for 18th, P streets

Construction on 18th Street NW between Mass. Ave and Florida Ave. will cause temporary changes for drivers and bus riders starting this weekend. A two-block stretch of 18th Street will be northbound only, with southbound traffic diverted to 17th or 19th streets.

By Luke Rosiak  | August 20, 2010; 5:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Va. submits high-speed rail request

Virginia has submitted new applications requesting federal funding for high-speed rail, including more than $50 million for the I-95 corridor between Richmond and the District, the commonwealth said yesterday.

By Luke Rosiak  | August 20, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Freight Rail, Virginia, Virginia Railway Express  | Tags:  High-speed rail  
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CSX: Broken rail caused derailment

Officials say the cause of a freight train derailment in Baltimore earlier this month was a broken rail.

By Michael Bolden  | August 20, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Ehrlich pledges to restore road money

Republican Robert Ehrlich says he would restore about $60 million in local aid for road maintenance that has been cut during the recession if he is elected governor.

By Michael Bolden  | August 20, 2010; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Odenton Station building closed

MARC's Odenton Station building closed Friday at 1 p.m. because of an unexpected illness, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Riders will be able to buy one-way tickets on the train without a penalty, officials said....

By Michael Bolden  | August 20, 2010; 1:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inner Loop lanes closing overnight

Avoid the Inner Loop tonight, because two of three lanes will be closed to the west of Telegraph Road for overnight repairs.

By Mark Berman  | August 20, 2010; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MARC Camden Line delays

MARC Camden Line train 847 is running 15 minutes late at College Park and Riverdale.

By Mark Berman  | August 20, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Misery on the roads and rails

Saturday will be the better of the two weekend days for travelers. The Redskins and Ravens play on Saturday and D.C. United on Sunday, but there are plenty of other outdoor events, including the annual Shakespeare Free for All in downtown Washington. Check out these travel tips for the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  | August 20, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Advisories, Metro, Weekend Work  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, The weekend and beyond  
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Green and Yellow Line delays cleared

There are delays on the Green and Yellow Lines in both directions.

By Mark Berman  | August 20, 2010; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Glebe Rd. blocked at 8th St.

Here's a look at the headaches and issues facing drivers this morning.

By Mark Berman  | August 20, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rep. Connolly to slug to work

Northern Virginia U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly plans to play the part of a slug on Friday.

By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 6:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Road closure on Capitol Hill

As of 5:10pm, parts of Independence Ave and 2nd St near the Library of Congress are closed in both directions due to police activity: the 100 block of Independence Ave SE and 2nd Street from Independence Ave to C Street SE, according to District officials.

By Luke Rosiak  | August 19, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Lane closures on S. Glebe Road

Water main repairs on South Glebe Road at Eighth Street South will cause delays in Arlington. County officials say one lane in each direction on Glebe will be closed during the work, which begins at 8 p.m. and will continue...

By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 3:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Car in water near Navy Yard

An SUV plunged into the Anacostia River between the South Capitol Street bridge and Navy Yard this afternoon, prompting rescue crews which included a fireboat, an emergency and fire official said. One adult female was removed from the vehicle and is being evaluated by EMS.

By Luke Rosiak  | August 19, 2010; 2:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fatigue blamed for hole in airplane

Federal investigators say metal fatigue caused a hole to rip open in the roof of a Southwest Airlines jet as it cruised at 35,000 feet last year.

By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. wants new Ocean City bridge

Maryland highway officials have decided to build a new drawbridge to replace the U.S. 50 bridge into Ocean City.

By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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U-Md. to receive transportation grant

The University of Maryland will receive a federal grant to help develop solutions for some of the nation's transportation problems.

By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 1:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Survey: Pets a distraction for drivers

Say what you will about the danger of distracted drivers on cellphones, those phones never will wave a bushy tail, demand a pat, bark at a squirrel or bite anybody. Dogs will, and 31 percent of dog owners admitted in a national survey that their dogs are a distraction on the highway.

By Michael Bolden  | August 19, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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14th Street NW reopens after leak

Wet roads and the potential for flooding remain a problem. Check back here throughout the morning for updates on the morning rush.

By Mark Berman  | August 19, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Next phase at 14th St. Bridge

The work zone on the northbound 14th Street Bridge is about to shift again. On Monday, if the plan goes according to schedule, commuters will find the left-center lane blocked as they head for either 14th Street or the Southeast-Southwest Freeway.

By Robert Thomson  | August 19, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, District, Driving  | Tags:  14th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock  
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MARC Camden Line delays

MARC Camden Line riders should expect delays.

By Mark Berman  | August 19, 2010; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Foggy Bottom escalators out

All entrance escalators are out of service at the Foggy Bottom station.

By Mark Berman  | August 19, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Headaches on the horizon

The rain that is messing with your travel plans in the D.C. area also is messing with the overnight construction schedules. The lane and ramp closings that had been scheduled for work on the Capital Beltway's Telegraph Road interchange have been canceled. Here's a look at some D.C. street work scheduled over the next few weeks.

By Robert Thomson  | August 18, 2010; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Capital Beltway, District  | Tags:  DDOT, Dr. Gridlock  
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Soggy day segues into damp night

D.C. Fire/EMS spokesman Pete Piringer said that fire and rescue officials are gearing up for what they expect to be a nasty rush hour tonight, where they estimate that an approaching line of storms could dump an additional two inches of rain on an already sodden area in a matter of a few hours.

By Mark Berman  | August 18, 2010; 7:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Share your commuter rail stories

Were you riding on MARC or VRE as the thunderstorms moved through Wednesday? What was the ride like and how long was your trip? Post a comment below or send a message to transportation@washpost.com.

By Mark Berman  | August 18, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Bus' in China would straddle traffic

One of the biggest buzzes in transportation news recently is coming out of China, where the Shenshen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. has proposed building a "bus" that regular vehicles can literally drive under.

By Michael Bolden  | August 18, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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U.Md.'s Campus Drive reopens

The University of Maryland has reopened Campus Drive to all vehicles following an eight-week summer experiment to turn the campus's primary road into a pedestrian mall.

By Michael Bolden  | August 18, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Alleged Metrobus impostor may plead guilty

The Posts Keith L. Alexander reports that the 19-year-old arrested in July for impersonating a Metro bus driver and taking it for a ride while picking up passengers along the way told a D.C. Superior Court judge on Wednesday that he plans to plead guilty.

By Michael Bolden  | August 18, 2010; 12:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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VDOT launches search for CFO

The Virginia Department of Transportation is searching for a new chief financial officer, the Post's Anita Kumar reports. Reta Busher, who began serving as CFO in 2007 under former Gov. Tim Kaine (D), has been asked to take on a...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 18, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Navigating from D.C. to Carolinas

During my online chat Monday, a traveler asked about conditions to the south on Interstate 95, but a little too far out of my range. So I asked readers to help out with their advice. This was the full question: Heading south: I am planning to drive to Charleston, S.C., next Sunday for work. I make trips down to the Carolinas two or three times a year, but this is the first time I've gone this far in one shot. On my past few trips to either North Carolina or the northern part of South Carolina, I've taken Route 29 through Virginia, which takes me down to Greensboro, and I was thinking of that route again this time (mostly to avoid I-95). My question for you and other chatters is, what is 29 like past Greensboro? Is it still a nice trip into South Carolina, or should I consider going to I-85 and I-77 once in North Carolina?

By Robert Thomson  | August 18, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Red Line delays cleared

Expect big delays on the Red Line. Trains are sharing the same track between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue due to the report of smoke at Union Stations.

By Mark Berman  | August 18, 2010; 7:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Escalators back up at Tenleytown

The entrance escalators are out of service at the Tenleytown-AU Metro stop.

By Mark Berman  | August 18, 2010; 5:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Headaches on the horizon

Rain is increasingly likely overnight Tuesday and the Wednesday morning commute could be messy. A flood watch has been issued. See a map with the D.C. region's major construction projects here, but I want to highlight a development at one important commuter junction in the District.

By Robert Thomson  | August 17, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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One of Metro's founding fathers dies

One of Metro's founding fathers died last week. The Post's Timothy R. Smith chronicled the life of Cleatus E. Barnett, 83.

By Michael Bolden  | August 17, 2010; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Prepare for a wet a.m. commute

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of the Washington area for Wednesday, saying local rain totals of three inches may be possible in some areas. The Post's Capital Weather Gang says that means Washingtonians could be in for a messy commute.

By Michael Bolden  | August 17, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Emergency repairs on Douglass Bridge

1:55 p.m. Update: Delays on South Capitol Street soutbound extend to M Street. Traffic is moving but sluggish. 11:45 a.m. Update: The repairs on the bridge are part of an overall repair project DDOT launched in May along with weight...

By Michael Bolden  | August 17, 2010; 10:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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JetBlue brings back 'All-You-Can-Jet'

JetBlue is bringing back its popular All-You-Can-Jet pass that allows customers to travel to an unlimited number of cities over a one-month period.

By Michael Bolden  | August 17, 2010; 9:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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I-395 North blocked at King St

Here's a look at the potential headaches facing you on the road today

By Mark Berman  | August 17, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Potential crowding on MARC trains

Several MARC trains might be crowded this morning.

By Mark Berman  | August 17, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Headaches on the horizon

There's a chance travelers will encounter rain Monday night as a cool front moves through and bring in somewhat drier air. Drivers in Tysons Corner will encounter one new delay overnight as part of the Dulles Metrorail project.

By Robert Thomson  | August 16, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Board: Educate moped operators

The swarms of mopeds halsey.gifand motor scooters that roar through capitals in Europe and Asia may never appear on District streets but there are enough of them now that authorities want their riders to understand the rules.

By Michael Bolden  | August 16, 2010; 6:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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3 MARC trains each one car short

5:50 p.m. Update: Add Train 852 on the Camden Line to the list of trains with one less car. Original post: MARC Train 534, which leaves Union Station at 5:20 p.m. and serves Penn Line commuters, will operate with one...

By Michael Bolden  | August 16, 2010; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Package at Conn. & L is cleared

3:35 p.m. Update: Metro says the entrance has reopened. Original post: Now that the suspicious package in an office building on 15th Street NW has been cleared, another has appeared at Connecticut Avenue and L Street NW. The east side...

By Michael Bolden  | August 16, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Feds consider bus safety belts

If you're riding a bus between D.C. and New York, the federal government may soon require that a lap-and-shoulder belt be installed to lessen the risk of riders bein thrown from the motorcoach in the event of a crash.

By Michael Bolden  | August 16, 2010; 1:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Teen crash survivor heads home

An Anchorage hospital has released one of the four people who survived a plane crash that killed former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and four others.

By Michael Bolden  | August 16, 2010; 11:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Talk back on airline regs

It seems everyone has an opinion on the stresses of flying, just as airlines find another way to nickel and dime seemingly every month, from charging for seat selection, extra leg room, blankets, pillows, beverages and meals; on top of that are proposals for more rules stemming from security threats, incidents or crashes, such as the idea of banning peanuts to prevent allergy attacks or the NTSB's recommendation that child seats should be required for babies.

By Luke Rosiak  | August 16, 2010; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Metro's weekend schedule

Here's a rundown on the weekend work that will cause delays on Metrorail for the rest of this month, but none of it will be as disruptive as the big Labor Day weekend project that will close five stations on the eastern Red Line. The Post's Ann Scott Tyson is planning a Commuter page feature explaining the project and outlining travelers' options for the long weekend. If you have a question about the upcoming Red Line work or a comment, send it to her at tysona@washpost.com.

By Robert Thomson  | August 16, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Jonas Bros. tour on safe texting

The Jonas Brothers are traveling the country over the next two months, but this tour isn't just about bringing their special brand of pop to fans -- although they are doing that, too. The Jonases have joined the campaign to stop distracted driving as part of the "X the TXT" campaign started by Allstate -- Jordin Sparks was in D.C. in the spring promoting it -- and they're taking their message to minor league ballparks.

By Michael Bolden  | August 16, 2010; 9:17 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Orange Line delays

An Orange Line train heading towards Vienna had some door issues a short time ago, causing delays for that and other Orange Line trains.

By Mark Berman  | August 16, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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MARC Penn Line delays

MARC Penn Line train 509 will run about 20 to 25 minutes late this morning due to mechanical problems.

By Mark Berman  | August 16, 2010; 6:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Georgia Ave blocked in Silver Spring

Here are some of the things that could cause problems for your morning commute

By Mark Berman  | August 16, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The week ahead for traffic, transit

The commute is going to get hotter and stickier over the next several days, with a chance of late thunderstorms today and Tuesday. Despite the declining traffic of the late-August vacation season, travelers still will encounter many delays, traffic shifts and lane closings in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  | August 16, 2010; 5:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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