Justin Bieber is performing in Maryland and the Light Rail schedules will change to help fans get there.
You think the guy in the rear-view mirror is about to rear end you? You think the lady in the next lane is about to whack you from the side? You think that clown is going to run the stop sign and T-bone you? If you drive in Washington, there's a better-than-average chance that you're right.
Travel tips for taking the Bay Bridge this weekend.
A reminder of all the work going on this weekend on the Red Line.
MARC changed a few things in anticipation of the heavier traffic today.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which oversees the operations of Dulles International and Reagan National airports, has re-elected Charles D. Snelling, a federal appointee and Republican Party activist, as its chairman.
What to expect around the region and on the highways for the Labor Day weekend.
| September 3, 2010; 8:00 AM ET |
Categories: Advisories, Commuting, Construction, Highways, Maryland, Metro, Northern Virginia, Red Line, Weekend Work
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A roundup of the morning's traffic headaches.
Metro elevators and escalators out at Dupont station
Some schedule changes are impacting the Commuter Bus this weekend.
A potential jumper has caused the closure of the Third Street Tunnel
Big delays on MARC trains this morning.
A roundup of traffic headaches.
Amtrak is altering service this weekend due to the approach of Hurricane Earl.
Some streets in downtown Silver Spring may still be closed off during the morning commute Thursday, Montgomery County officials said. The standoff at the Discovery Communications building ended Wednesday afternoon, when authorities shot and killed the man suspected of holding...
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) reports that the Virginia Deparment of Motor Vehicles will be fully operational on Thursday, more than a week after the agency was virtually shuttered by the failure of a computer storage drive at a warehouse south of Richmond.
Penn Line train 439 is cancelled; Penn Line 428 is an hour late after it broke down north of New Carrollton, with passengers to be transferred to trasins 530 and 432. Expect delays and crowding.
Road construction in Tysons Corner has become a way of life for drivers in the area, but patterns are about to change again. According to officials with the Dulles Rail Project, a major shift of eastbound Route 7 will happen Thursday night in in the area between the Sheraton Premiere Hotel and Best Buy. The shift will require staggered lane closings for paving and striping work on beginning at 9:30 Thursday night. The shift is scheduled to be completed by 5 a.m. Friday.
A police situation is causing evacuations and road closures in downtown Silver Spring near the Discovery Channel headquarters. Stay with Post Now for emerging details.
A 19-year-old D.C. man accused of stealing a Metrobus and crashing it into a tree has pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Want to rent out your car when you don't need it? A four-month-old London company, WhipCar, hooks up vehicle owners with people who want to rent private cars. Fast Company.com calls it a "peer-to-peer car-hire scheme" that seeks to compete with car-share companies like Zipcar, by making rental cars more available on weekends and in less populated areas, including smaller neighborhoods, where car-sharing firms aren't located.
Metro riders will have to wait until October for cheaper SmarTrip cards. Metro had previously announced that the price of cards would drop from $5 to $2.50 on Aug. 29. However, Metro needs more time to make programming changes to add-fare machines inside Metrorail station exit gates, said Metro spokeswoman Angela Gates.
Farecard machines used to add value to SmartTrip cards in Metrorail stations didn't allow riders to add their monthly employer SmartBenefits Wednesday morning--the first of the month--and Metro officials are trying to fix the problem before the afternoon rush, a Metro spokesman said.
Police say a 37-year-old man driving a dump truck led them on an hour-long chase over roads, rails and yards in the Syracuse area that ended with the suspect being shot.
Delays on MARC's Penn Line.
A roundup of the morning's traffic headaches.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va) rode the Virginia Railway Express Tuesday morning as part of his efforts to highlight the transportation choices and challenges Northern Virginia commuters face on a daily basis.
A triple AAA survey says that almost 790,000 people in the Washington area will travel for Labor Day. But with Hurricane Earl threatening the East Coast plans are up in the air for many. How is it affecting your Labor...
The Red Line work that will close five Metrorail stations this weekend is the largest maintenance project the system has on the near horizon. However, some smaller projects will affect your travel during September. Here's a rundown of some work that starts this week:
1 p.m. Update: Traffic cameras show that traffic through the area is moving smoothly. 12:50 p.m. Update: A disabled vehicle at mile marker 163 (in the center lane9 is contributing to the problems on I-95 North, according to VDOT. Original...
A roundup of the morning traffic woes.
Some subscribers to Metro's e-Alert notification system have received spam e-mails instead of service reports from Metro since Sunday, but Metro said on Monday it has resolved the problem.
MARC Camden Line delays
The planned closure of Interstate 66 westbound at the Dulles Connector Road in Northern Virginia has been cancelled for this week. Future overnight closings to accommodate Dulles Metrorail construction are scheduled to resume Sept. 7, weather permitting.
5:50 p.m. Update: The problem has been fixed, but expect the delays to continue for a while. Original post: A train malfunction at King Street Station is causing delays to Largo Town Center and Mount Vernon Square stations....
The Maryland Transit Administration says ridership on MARC's Brunswick Line was down 9.3 percent last month compared to a year earlier.
4:30 p.m. Update: Virginia's computer problems will stretch into Tuesday as commonwealth officials say that the Department of Motor Vehicles will be unable to process driver's licenses or ID cards at its 74 customer service centers. More details to come....
Maryland State police joined local law enforcers as part of a national campaign against drinking and driving. Authorities charged 312 motorists across the state for driving under the influence. Troopers arrested 122 of those.
The Interstate 395 South ramp from the inbound Sousa Bridge will close for three nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Monday, according to the District Department of Transportation, while crews conduct repairs. Drivers will have to detour across...
Metro Transit Police are using license plate readers mounted on police vehicles to identify stolen vehicles, car thieves and other suspected or wanted criminals, according to a statement from the agency.
Metrorail logged more than a half million trips on Saturday as rallies drew crowds to the National Mall.
Just when we thought the hottest days of summer were behind us, along comes a blast of heat. The Capital Weather Gang says temperatures in the 90s will be with us throughout the week. Here are some survival tips, no matter your mode of transportation.
The city of Laurel is constructing a network of bike lanes spanning 23 streets, and the first three-mile stretch of which will open in the next few weeks, the Laurel Leader reports.
The annual Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull is scheduled for Sept. 25 this year.
The Maryland State Highway Administration says all southbound lanes of Interstate 270 will be closed for brief periods early Tuesday morning in the Gaithersburg area so that crews can install an overhead sign structure.
The week before Labor Day will bring some lane closures on the Bay Bridge. Single-lane closures will continue on both spans Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for routine maintenance and inspections.
Crews finished weekend work on Interstate 66 at the Capital Beltway more than 15 hours ahead of schedule Sunday, but additional construction will continue until Tuesday morning as they complete a tie-in for an HOV exit ramp, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
Metro's morning "peak-of-the-peak" fare increase began today. The peak-of-the-peak fees affect riders who travel during the busiest weekday periods, between 7:30 and 9 a.m. (as of today) and 4:30 and 6 p.m. (already in effect). You'll pay an extra 20 cents to ride the rails during those periods.
Virginia's governmental computer problems aren't fixed just yet. The Department of Motor Vehicles says it won't be able to process driver's licenses and identification cards Monday. The agency is one of 26 affected by a major crash of the state's problem-plagued centralized computers last week.
The Capital Weather Gang predicts we'll have generally pleasant weather this weekend, which just may help make up for the misery ahead on roads and rails throughout the region. Whether you're on the streets of the District or the suburbs, or riding beneath it all on Metrorail, you may run into delays that interfere with your travels. Here's a roundup of what's happening.
| August 29, 2010; 10:00 AM ET |
Categories: Blue Line, Congestion, Construction, Driving, Events, Green Line, Highways, Metro, National Mall, Red Line
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