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Dr. Gridlock: September 12, 2010 - September 18, 2010

VRE has $5.1 million surplus

The Virginia Railway Express Operations Board voted Friday to dedicate a $5.1 million fiscal 2010 budget surplus to new equipment and rail infrastructure improvements.

By Michael Bolden  | September 17, 2010; 7:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Virginia, Virginia Railway Express  
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Lawmakers ask for MWAA probe

Two senators on the Commerce Committee, in an escalation of the long-brewing fight between lawmakers over flights out of Reagan National Airport, said Friday they plan to ask for formal investigations and future hearings related to the governance of the airport.

By Derek Kravitz  | September 17, 2010; 2:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Airlines, Airports, Aviation, Transportation Politics, Virginia  
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The weekend and beyond

Yom Kippur begins at sundown Friday. The H Street NE Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday between Eighth and 14th streets NE. Motorcyclists have gathered for an annual celebration in Ocean City. Many travelers will be out enjoying the last weekend of summer, with daytime temperatures in the low 80s in the D.C. area. But there are quite a few shutdowns, delays and lane shifts between those travelers and their destinations.

By Robert Thomson  | September 17, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, The weekend and beyond  
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Arlington to control Columbia Pike

The Commonwealth Transportation Board, a 17-member board that handles administrative actions for Virginia's roads, decided Wednesday to let Arlington County take full control over Columbia Pike.

By Christy Goodman  | September 17, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Driving, Northern Virginia  
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A slow a.m. commute

A roundup of morning traffic headaches

By Mark Berman  | September 17, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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Hundreds cry foul at BRAC town hall

Hundreds of Fairfax County residents, worried about increased traffic congestion near the Defense Department's new facility set to open next year in Alexandria, pleaded with federal and local officials Thursday night to delay the move. About 6,400 people are slated...

By Derek Kravitz  | September 16, 2010; 9:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  BRAC, Commuting, Congestion, Construction, Driving, Transportation Politics, Virginia  
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Senators hammer Washington airports

Members of the Senate Commerce Committee weren't happy with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Thursday, as a years-delayed federal aviation funding bill appeared to face long odds for passage this year. At issue is the proposed expansion of the...

By Derek Kravitz  | September 16, 2010; 9:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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14th Street NW has reopened

9:21 p.m. Update: The road is now open. 4:05 p.m. Update: Road closures in Columbia Heights continue this evening due to a possible gas leak and will affect the drive home. According to the District Department of Transportation, 14th Street...

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Medical Center Station reopens

A report of smoke on tracks outside Medical Center Station is causing delays on the Red Line for the evening commute. According to Metro, riders should expect delays toward Glenmont.

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 7:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fairfax Parkway extension opening

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to open the northbound lanes of the two-mile Fairfax County Parkway extension on Friday evening. In preparation, VDOT is making some traffic adjustments.

By Robert Thomson  | September 16, 2010; 6:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Construction, Driving, Virginia  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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SmarTrip plans face obstacles

Metro's plan to give riders a break from historic fare increases by cutting in half the price of SmarTrip cards has encountered major obstacles -- one being that people could use the cheaper cards to take advantage of the system, and the other that the agency risks running out of the SmarTrip cards altogether, Metro officials said on Thursday.

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 3:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Police campaign for road safety

In the minds of many police officials, aggressive driving and distracted driving are linked, because the results are often the same. At an event this morning marking the last phase of this year's Smooth Operator enforcement campaign, U.S. Park Police Chief Salvatore R. Lauro cited the fatal showdown between two drivers on the George Washington Parkway in 1996 as an early example of tragically aggressive driving. Capt. Susan Culin of the Fairfax County police cited a very recent case of tragically distracted driving in which a motorist looked down at his cell phone and failed to see a red light, leading to a fatal crash at the county intersection. The police fear that the causes behind aggressive and distracted driving are becoming cultural norms, as Culin put it. "We have to stigmatize this type of behavior," she said.

By Robert Thomson  | September 16, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Smoking hazardous to your commute

Smoking is hazardous to your commute. That's the word from Metro as the agency blamed a cigarette thrown down a ventilation shaft for causing a fire that shut down Red Line service at Gallery Place and Metro Center on Wednesday and caused delays for thousands of riders.

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Ocean City airport gets grant

The Ocean City municipal airport has received a grant of more than $160,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade a runway that was constructed in 1978....

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 1:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Grant targets Metro impostors

Metro will use an $18.6 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security to prevent unauthorized people from driving off in its buses and to improve security at its yards.

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 12:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Crime increases on Metro

Metro saw a 24 percent increase in crime in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year.

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 11:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
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BRAC town hall tonight

A year from now, thousands of military jobs in Northern Virginia are slated to shift locations as part of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) plan), including 6,400 at the Mark Center site in Alexandria. Rep. Jim Moran (D.-Va.) will hold a town hall tonight to discuss the issue.

By Michael Bolden  | September 16, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  BRAC, Commuting, Northern Virginia, Virginia  
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Metro reports its on-time rates

Metro's latest report on its own performance shows that Metrorail's on-time performance was slightly better this July than it was a year before, but Metrobuses weren't doing as well as in the previous year.

By Robert Thomson  | September 16, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Metro, Metrobus, Transit  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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MARC Camden Line delays

Delays on MARC's Camden Line.

By Mark Berman  | September 16, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Marlboro Pike reopened

A roundup of the morning's traffic headaches.

By Mark Berman  | September 16, 2010; 5:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Bridge closings begin Wednesday

Travelers will continue to enjoy great weather tonight and tomorrow, till a cold front brings the possibility of rain Thursday evening. The Wilson Bridge is scheduled to open tonight, then again Saturday morning. Managers of the bridge reconstruction program also have announced some major changes coming at the Capital Beltway's Telegraph Road interchange.

By Robert Thomson  | September 15, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Va. power outage causes traffic delays

6:45 p.m. Update: A downed transformer at a Dominion Virgina Power substation in Alexandria caused several hours of power outages during the Wednesday evening rush hour, affecting roughly 6,800 homes and causing some traffic lights to go dark. The transformer...

By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Bus strike continues for third day

A little more than half of the buses in the Prince George's public bus system had some service on Wednesday, the third day of a bus drivers' strike.

By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 3:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Phase 2 of Dulles rail? $3.83 billion

Phase 2 of the Metro extension to Dulles International Airport and into Loudoun County will cost $3.83 billion, according to a preliminary estimate from the regional airports authority, which is managing construction of the extension. Phase 1 of the...

By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 2:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Hiring, training probe of MetroAccess

The contractor that operates Metro's paratransit service has launched an inquiry of its hiring and training policies in the wake of a string of alleged sexual assaults by MetroAccess drivers on disabled passengers.

By Ann Scott Tyson  | September 15, 2010; 1:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Metro bus, fire truck collide

12:45 p.m. Update: The pedestrian who was originally struck by a vehicle at 13th and Madison streets in Northwest Washington was an adult female, who was transported to a local trauma center, with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to D.C....

By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Smoke causes massive Red Line delays

Currently, there is no Red Line train service between the Gallery Pl-Chinatown and Metro Center Metrorail stations. Red Line trains are terminating at Farragut North and Judiciary Square Metrorail stations.

By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Police activity on New York Ave.

On New York Avenue inbound, D.C. police are conducting an enforcement action in the local lanes before Bladensburg Road. If you're taking a shortcut trying to get around the traffic on the main road, you won't save any time.

By Mark Berman  | September 15, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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MARC advisory council meets Thurs.

The MARC Riders Advisory Council plans to meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

By Michael Bolden  | September 15, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Bridge closings begin tonight

Travelers can expect the warm days and cool evenings to continue this week, with slim chances for occasional showers. Let's take a look at two D.C. bridge projects that involve late-night and weekend closings.

By Robert Thomson  | September 14, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Talks with bus union break down

Bus drivers in Prince George's County continued their strike Tuesday after negotiations broke down following four hours of talks, the drivers' union leader said.

By Michael Bolden  | September 14, 2010; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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2 injured, horse dies in 95 crash

An accident involving a tractor trailer is going to wreak havoc on I-95 commuters just south of Fredericksburg. The accident is blocking the northbound lane of I-95 and the southbound left lane, center lane and left shoulder.

By Mark Berman  | September 14, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Metro bus, SUV collide

Several people reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries when a Metro bus and an SUV collided at 7th and Florida avenues NE about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Metro.

By Ann Scott Tyson  | September 14, 2010; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fairfax weighs ban on smoking

Fairfax officials are considering a ban on smoking in county-owned bus shelters.

By Kafia Hosh  | September 14, 2010; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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House to hear NTSB's Metro findings

A House panel is scheduled next week to have the first congressional hearing on the National Transportation Safety Board's report on the deadly Red Line crash of June 22, 2009.

By Ann Scott Tyson  | September 14, 2010; 2:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. Route 5 reopens

3:45 P.M. UPDATE: Route 5 has reopened. 2 P.M. UPDATE: Two lanes are open northbound and two lanes are open southbound, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation. 12:22 P.M. UPDATE: The accident involves an open-bed tractor-trailer that reportedly overturned....

By Michael Bolden  | September 14, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Marlboro Pike in Forestville reopens

4:30 P.M. UPDATE: A Pepco spokesman says a tractor-trailer struck the poles, causing the damage. The street has reopened. Original post: Marlboro Pike is closed in the 5500 block in Forestville after two utility poles cracked in half and fell...

By Michael Bolden  | September 14, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Vehicle throws man onto train tracks

Train tracks in the Kensington area have reopened following a 25-minute shutdown to allow Montgomery County firefighters to remove a man who had been thrown onto the tracks after being hit by a vehicle nearby, authorities said.

By Michael Bolden  | September 14, 2010; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Meeting on Phase 2 of Dulles Metro

The latest design plans for thehosh.jpg second phase of the Metro rail extension to Dulles International Airport will be presented during a public meeting Tuesday night.

By Michael Bolden  | September 14, 2010; 9:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MARC delays and issues

Delays on MARC's Camden Line.

By Mark Berman  | September 14, 2010; 5:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Headaches on the horizon

Travelers are in for a string of cool nights and warm days with very little chance of rain this week. But there are lots of chances for for delay on the highways. Here's an update on several major work zones.

By Robert Thomson  | September 13, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Wheaton station reopens

Metro reports that Wheaton Station has reopened. A garage elevator and one escalator between the mezzanine and the platform are listed as out of service. More than a dozen people were trapped in the elevator on Saturday, and it has not been running since.

By Luke Rosiak  | September 13, 2010; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Closure on 23rd St NW

Twenty-third Street NW in Foggy Bottom is closed due to police activity, according to the District Department of Transportation. Expect heavy delays in the area....

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 5:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Fairfax goes after texting drivers

Fairfax County is kicking off a major enforcement effort targeting motorists who text while driving or engage in other forms of distracted driving.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Metro unveils new transit vehicles

Metro is unveiling new buses and MetroAccess vehicles Monday afternoon as part of an event showcasing how the transit agency is using federal stimulus dollars.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 4:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Police probe death of Amtrak rider

Georgia authorities are investigating whether foul play was involved in the death of a 63-year-old Florida woman who was traveling on an Amtrak train.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Strike limits Pr. George's buses

More than 100 bus drivers went on strike Monday in Prince George's County, creating havoc for thousands of commuters who use the county's public bus system.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Canal Road closed until 3 p.m.

Canal Road will be closed for tree pruning and removal until 3 p.m. today, according to the District Department of Transportation. The National Park Service is conducting the work, DDOT said....

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amtrak tries anonymous reporting

Amtrak will encourage employees to anonymously report near accidents as part of a federal pilot program meant to make the rails safer.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NTSB to hold child safety forum

The National Transportation Safety Board plans to hold a forum later this year on the safety on children traveling in cars and aboard airplanes.

By Michael Bolden  | September 13, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The week ahead for traffic, transit

Look for a great week to travel in the D.C. area, where there will be lots of sun and high temperatures in the 80s. Traffic congestion is rebounding from summertime lows now that students are back in school, and there are many road work projects moving into new phases. Here are some highlights.

By Robert Thomson  | September 13, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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New pattern on 14th St Bridge

A roundup of the morning traffic woes

By Mark Berman  | September 13, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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MARC trains to run short

Four trains on MARC's Penn Line will run one car short this morning due to an equipment shortage.

By Mark Berman  | September 13, 2010; 5:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro's pulled buses return to service

Metro will return all of its Orion VI diesel buses to service Monday after making temporary repairs, the transit agency said Sunday evening.

By Washington Post editors  | September 12, 2010; 9:22 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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