Days after Metro announced that it had reorganized the oversight of its escalator division, there has been at least one small forward-facing change. This week, the agency tweaked its Web site's escalator outage reports page to include not just a listing of broken vertical transport, but summaries illustrating the number of total outages and their basic causes.
Roadway construction along E Street NW will cause 6-month long detours on the D3 and D6 buses, which will divert to Seventh Street, Metro said today. Starting Monday for the next year, the U8 and X9 buses will avoid work on Minnesota Avenue by taking Hunt Place to access Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave.
An alert by District government said there is police activity in the area of the post office. V Street NE is closed between Bladensburg Road and South Dakota Avenue NE.
The Guardian Angels will increase patrols on the Metro after the filmed attack on a passenger at the L'Enfant Plaza Station on Sunday, January 2, the group announced today.
The Virginia Railway Express set an all-time ridership record Thursday with almost 20,000 trips, VRE officials said. On Jan. 6, the commuter-rail service recorded 19,912 trips. The previous record was set on Nov. 16 with 19,540 trips. When VRE was...
If it looks like the city is being inundated by motorcycles next week, that's exactly what's happening. The International Motorcycle Show will roar into town, packing the Washington Convention Center from Jan. 14-16.
The Metro Transit Police Department has adjusted patrols at the L'Enfant Plaza Station in the wake of an attack on a man there on Sunday. Metro is also seeking help from the public in its investigation into the incident. The incident was first reported this week by the blog Unsuck DC Metro (http://unsuckdcmetro.blogspot.com).
On the first full weekend of the new year, road crews and transit workers will be busy, despite the cold weather. They won't let up in the coming work week either. Shake off that holiday lethargy and get ready to deal with the renewed energy of the crews that will be blocking lanes and closing stretches of track. Here are some highlights of what's ahead.
| January 7, 2011; 10:53 AM ET |
Categories: Congestion, Construction, Driving, Metro, Weekend Work | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, The weekend and beyond
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U.S. airlines must inspect 683 Boeing 757 planes for cracks after a hole opened on an American Airlines plane in October, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a directive to be published Monday. The hole in the 757-200 plane opened...
Penn Line train 400 is running 15 to 20 minutes late departing from Washington due to mechanical problems.
With some snow falling overnight, there could be ice and delays.
Washington may get a light snowfall overnight, promising a slippery commute Friday morning as workers make one last trek into the office this week. However, the forecast calls for heavier snowfall into the Northeast, with up to nine inches possible in some areas. A winter storm watch has been issued for an area including Manhattan, Long Island, southern Connecticut and northern New Jersey.
Departments of transportation are preparing for a light snow that may make the roads slick for the morning commute. The Post's Capital Weather Gang says there's a 40 percent chance of snow showers after 1 a.m., mainly north and northeast...
Share photos | Capital Weather Gang | Dr. Gridlock's snow guide Here is some information on snow removal and where you can turn for help. Keep in mind that in most jurisdictions, property owners are responsible for clearing adjacent sidewalks....
PHILADELPHIA -- A man is dead after police say he stepped into the path of a high-speed Amtrak train in Philadelphia. Police say the man, who was in his late 30s or early 40s, was hit by a southbound Acela...
6:55 p.m. Update: Airports officials say that all areas of Dulles have now reopened. 6:35 p.m. Update: An airports official says the incident at Dulles has been resolved. The item was a package, not luggage, and authorities said it was...
The FBI is assisting in the investigation into incendiary devices that went off Thursday afternoon in two Maryland state office building, according to reporter Spencer Hsu. Maryland State police spokesman Greg Shipley said two packages were mailed, one sent to the Annapolis office where mail is opened for Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) and the second to the Maryland State Department of Transportation in Hanover.
The Metro Riders' Advisory Council voted overwhelming Wednesday night for a resolution that will ask the Metro board to suspend bag inspections and to consult with the public about transit security measures.
12:55 p.m. Update: WTOP is reporting that police say the incident was domestic-related. Original post: Accidents on New York Avenue, including an incident where two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle, are causing delays from North Capitol Street to New...
Jim Hughes, Metro's planning director, was out at Foggy Bottom Station this morning to alert riders that the transit authority has scheduled many maintenance projects for the long Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, Jan. 14-17. The biggest impact will be at Foggy Bottom, where the station will be completely shut.
6:40 p.m. Update: WUSA9 is reporting that Metro Transit Police plan to increase patrols at L'Enfant Plaza in the wake of an attack on a man there Sunday evening. Police urge witnesses or anyone with information about the incident to...
Amtrak is offering 20 percent off long-distance travel for trips between Jan. 18 and April 14. Passenger can books the sale fares through Jan. 24, and the sale is valid on all 15 of Amtrak's long-distance trains. The sale includes...
The Maryland State Highway Administration is closing the existing Old Marlboro Pike (MD 725) bridge over Federal Spring Branch in Upper Marlboro Thursday as part of a $2 million bridge replacement project. Traffic will be shifted to a detour on...
Delays for MARC commuters.
Check back here through the morning for updates on the headaches awaiting you durin the morning rush.
Former Amtrak president Tom Downs will serve as one of the representatives on the board of the directors for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, according to sources within the Gray administration.
TORONTO -- A pilot's spilled coffee accidentally triggered a hijacking alert and caused a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Frankfurt, Germany, to make an unscheduled stop in Canada.
Avoid the area around the interchange at Route 50 and the Fairfax County Parkway this weekend, or get stuck in what's likely to be a big traffic delay. The Virginia Department of Transportation is rebuilding an older portion of the parkway in Fair Lakes, and these weekend lane closings are part of that $69.5 million project, partially funded by the federal stimulus.
| January 5, 2011; 9:30 AM ET |
Categories: Congestion, Construction, Driving, Virginia, Weekend Work | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax County Parkway
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VRE train 308 is running 20 minutes late arriving in Fredericksburg due to mechanical issues.
MARC Camden Line train 845 is running 12 to 15 minutes late.
VRE chief executive Dale Zehner will be hosting an online chat today with riders.
Check back here throughout the morning for updates on headaches awaiting you on the morning commute.
Metro is investigating a case of a Yellow Line operator who allegedly had a conversation with a passenger while operating a train, an apparent violation of safety protocols. Since the June 2009 Red Line crash, Metro's trains have been manually operated for safety reasons. The video shows a person seated outside the operator's cab leaning into the cab appearing to have a conversation.
Metro will be performing work on the Red Line tracks between the Silver Spring and Forest Glen stations weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Jan. 21 (with the exclusion of Monday, Jan. 17). Trains will be single-tracking through...
ATLANTA -- Nearly six in seven U.S. adults now wear seat belts, an increase in driver safety that health officials say has helped cut motor vehicle deaths and injuries. About 85 percent of adults said they wear seat belts in...
The Metro board's docility in accepting the decision by the general manager and transit police chief to inspect riders is a serious stumble on the part of the board, and can serve as a prime example of why many people think the governance of the transit authority needs an overhaul.
The blog Unsuck DC Metro (located at http://unsuckdcmetro.blogspot.com/) is reporting that a Metro inspector general's report (PDF) released in September detailed a problem where workers were using pocket tracks as bathrooms. The report describes a pocket track as "an area...
The D.C. Council passed a resolution on Monday naming Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) to the Metro board of directors, according to council spokeswoman Traci Hughes. Wells is expected to replace longtime Metro board member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1). The move...
There are delays on the Red Line in both directions due to a switch malfunction outside of Rhode Island Avenue.
. Here are some notes on changes or headaches afoot for commuters this morning. This post will be updated throughout the morning rush hour.
Some MARC passengers might experience crowded conditions this morning. Brunswick Line train 892, departing Frederick at 6:05 a.m., is running one car short.
Authorities are investigating a suspicious package delivered to the Embassy of Greece in the 2200 block of Massachusetts Avenue NW. Expect traffic delays in the area....
Rail project managers predict 2011 will be a very busy year, and they've already begun to prove their case on the main roads of Tysons Corner. Here are some advisories from the project about this week's work.
SoberRide, a program that provides free taxi rides to the impaired during some holidays, recorded 967 rides on New Year's Eve. According to the Washington Regional Alcohol Program, which coordinates the rides, that number eclipsed the 808 rides provided on...
3:49 p.m. Update: MARC Brunswick Line Train 893 (scheduled to depart Washington at 5:15 p.m.) will be one car short, according to the MTA. 2:55 p.m. Update: Amtrak 125 will pick up passengers at Odenton Station, according to the MTA....
Terry Bellamy, who was deputy director of operations for the District Department of Transportation, will serve as interim director while Mayor Vincent C. Gray searches for a replacement for Gabe Klein. According to his DDOT biography, Bellamy served in Arlington's...
Metro's Riders' Advisory Council (RAC) will hold a public meeting on Monday, January 3 to discuss the controversial random bag inspections that Metro police launched last month in an effort to discourage terrorist attacks on the transit system
The curb lane on the north side of H Street in Northeast Washington will close between 13th and 14th streets starting on Tuesday for the next four months. The District Department of Transportation says the closure is to accommodate underground...
The northbound lanes of Route 123 are scheduled to close overnight Monday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. at the Dulles Connector Road as part of the work on the Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner to Loudoun County. The southbound...
On the past two Sundays in The Post, I presented my take on the highest impact transportation projects of 2010 for the D.C. region, and the ones you can anticipate for 2011. During our first online discussion of the new year, you can let me know if you agree with my picks, or think I've omitted something important to your travels.
There are Red Line delays heading towards Shady Grove after an earlier train malfunction outside of Forest Glen.
We often talk about the commuting surge known as September Shock. Is there such a thing as January Shock, a mini-surge this week as many travelers go back to work after their vacations and students return to school? One shock for commuters will be the 25 cent toll increase at the main plaza on the Dulles Toll Road. Across the region, the orange cones and barrels will be back in place as road work resumes. Drivers along the New York Avenue corridor should be particularly attentive for new work. Here are some highlights.
MARC Penn Line train 503 is running 10 to 12 minutes behind schedule.