Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Transportation Home  |  Discussions  |  Traffic  |  Columns  |  Q&A     |      Twitter |    Facebook   |  phone Alerts

Dr. Gridlock: September 5, 2010 - September 11, 2010

Night work to affect N.Y. Ave.

The trip through the New York Avenue corridor and the intersection with Florida Avenue will get a bit more complicated for drivers traveling the stretch during nighttime hours over the next week. Beginning tonight, crews will be activating new traffic...

By Michael Bolden  | September 10, 2010; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Construction, District  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Metro releases bus detour info

Events this weekend will necessitate detours on the following bus routes, according to Metro: -- Routes 3A, 3B and 3E will detour onto Fort Myer Drive instead of North Moore Street from 6 to 10 a.m. on Saturday for the...

By Michael Bolden  | September 10, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  District, Events, Metro, Northern Virginia, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MARC trains will be short

Two MARC trains departing Washington this afternoon will each operate with one less car than normal, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Both of the trains, 530, departing at 4:24, and 534, departing at 5:20 p.m., run on the Penn...

By Michael Bolden  | September 10, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Commuting, MARC, Maryland, Metro  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

DOT proposes new pilot flight rules

U.S. transportation and labor officials said some airline pilots would fly fewer hours and others more hours under a proposal to help lessen pilot fatigue.

By Michael Bolden  | September 10, 2010; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airlines, Aviation  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Are you ready for some football?

Delightful weather will launch weekend activities on Friday and Saturday before rain moves into the D.C. area on Sunday. The Nationals are home this weekend, but the real traffic-generator will be the Redskins season opener on Sunday night. There are other events, including a Sunday morning triathlon and Adams Morgan Day, that will require street closings. Plus, some of our big construction projects have scheduled significant changes over the next week.

By Robert Thomson  | September 10, 2010; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, The weekend and beyond  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Camden Line issues

Delays on the MARC Camden Line.

By Mark Berman  | September 10, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  MARC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Potential issues in Falls Church

A roundup of the morning traffic woes.

By Mark Berman  | September 10, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion, Driving  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Headaches on the horizon

Travelers tonight and tomorrow will sense autumn in the cool air. The changing of the seasons isn't slowing down the pace of roadwork. In fact, there's a lot scheduled tonight and tomorrow night, leading into the weekend. Here are highlights.

By Robert Thomson  | September 9, 2010; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

I-270 accident causes delays

7:20 p.m. Update: Maryland State Police report a seven-car accident occurred on southbound I-270 at Rockledge just after 7 p.m. No serious injuries have been reported and police have closed the left lane. -- Clarence Williams Original post: A multiple-vehicle...

By Michael Bolden  | September 9, 2010; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion, Driving  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MetroAccess driver accused of assault

A driver for MetroAccess has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a female passenger in Montgomery County in August.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 9, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Metro, MetroAccess  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

First stretch of ICC will host foot race

Motorists who want a sneak peek at the new Intercounty Connector can get a glimpse of the six-lane highway before the first segment opens, but they won't need their cars. The Maryland Transportation Authority, which will own the toll road, is holding a 5-kilometer walk/run Oct. 17 on part of the highway that has been paved. The run will begin at Shady Grove Road. Entry fees -- $25 beforehand and $30 on race day -- will benefit the Special Olympics of Maryland, authority officials said.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 9, 2010; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Construction, Driving, Events, Maryland  | Tags:  Inter-county connector  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

14th St. Bridge lanes shifting

The lane-closing program on the northbound 14th Street Bridge is about to reach its halfway point: This weekend, the work zone will shift again, blocking the far-left lane by the bridge's north side. The new pattern should be in place by the Monday morning rush, but drivers still will have four lanes open during the peak periods.

By Robert Thomson  | September 9, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Commuting, Construction, District, Driving  | Tags:  14th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Traffic deaths at 60-year low

Deaths on America's highways have plunged to their lowest level in 60 years, as smarter designs make streets and vehicles safer and aggressive campaigns are waged against drunk and distracted drivers, new data shows.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 9, 2010; 10:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Driving, Traffic Safety  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Metro to get $1.8M for snow removal

Metro will receive more than $2.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as partial reimbursement for the costs of snow removal during the storms last February and December, Metro said in a press release.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 9, 2010; 10:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Commuting, District, Maryland, Metro, Traffic Safety, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Weekend closings for triathlon

The annual Nation's Triathlon is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. Sunday. The event includes a swim in the Potomac, a bike ride through central Washington and a run near the National Mall ending by the Tidal Basin. The crowds and the street closings are likely to disrupt Sunday morning traffic along the Potomac and around the Mall. Here's a guide..

By Robert Thomson  | September 9, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Outer Loop lanes reopened

A roundup of the headaches faced by commuters

By Mark Berman  | September 9, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Bus in flames in Silver Spring

A bus burst into flames, sending plumes of black smoke into the heart of Silver Spring tonight, according to Twitter user @coolmcjazz, who broadcast this picture:

By Luke Rosiak  | September 8, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Maryland, Metrobus, Traffic Safety  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Headaches on the horizon

Travelers will find the day's heat diminishing quickly tonight and the clear weather will continue through Thursday. Here are some details about a couple of projects in Virginia and Maryland that could slow down drivers overnight.

By Robert Thomson  | September 8, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Construction, Driving  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Another holiday weekend disruption

Metro has announced plans for a Columbus Day weekend maintenance project that will close two downtown rail stations and suspend service on the Blue and Orange lines at Metro Center.

By Robert Thomson  | September 8, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Orange Line  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

BWI sets all-time passenger record

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has set an all-time monthly passenger record when more than 2.17 million travelers passed through in July.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 8, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Airlines, Airports  | Tags:  BWI  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Public meetings set on Dulles Metro

The latest design plans for the second phase of the Metro rail extension to Dulles International Airport will be presented during two public meetings next week.

By Kafia Hosh  | September 8, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line, Transit, Tysons Corner, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Eastern Ave blocked in NE DC

A roundup of the morning's headaches

By Mark Berman  | September 8, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion, Driving  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Headaches on the horizon

This late-summer heat will drop off overnight but will return during your travels tomorrow. The Nats have a game tonight, but play starts at 12:35 p.m. tomorrow, the last of the early-afternoon weekday games this season.

By Robert Thomson  | September 7, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Blue Line, Red Line  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Thousands must return to Va. DMV

Thousands of people who applied for a driver's license or identification card at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will have to return because of a government computer outage.

By Kafia Hosh  | September 7, 2010; 5:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving, Northern Virginia, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MoCo's Ride On cuts take effect

Montgomery County's Ride On bus system service cuts went into effect Sunday. The changes include reducing the frequency of some routes and eliminating stops on others.

By Kafia Hosh  | September 7, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Commuter Bus, Commuter Rail, Maryland, Red Line  | Tags:  Ride-on  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Trains to slow over new track this week

Track work on the eastern tip of the Red Line is over, but trains will travel at reduced speeds between the Forest Glen and Takoma stations for the rest of the week to help the new track adjust.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 7, 2010; 1:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Metro, Red Line  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

MARC Penn Line headaches

An Amtrak train will make the stops for a MARC Penn Line train.

By Mark Berman  | September 7, 2010; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Amtrak, MARC  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Drivers back on the road

A roundup of the morning traffic headaches.

By Mark Berman  | September 7, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion, Construction, Tysons Corner  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Metro staying open late Monday

Metro will remain open an hour later for tonight's Virginia Tech-Boise State game.

By Mark Berman  | September 6, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Metro  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Getting to the Nats game

The Nats are back in town, so here are tips on getting to the game.

By Mark Berman  | September 6, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Driving, Events  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

Labor Day changes and schedules

A roundup of the closures and changes for Labor Day.

By Mark Berman  | September 5, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, District, Driving, Maryland, Virginia  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz  

 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company