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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Commuter Rail

VRE braces for possible flood delays

Virginia Railway Express officials are bracing for potential flood-related speed restrictions as a heavy rainstorm is predicted to roll into the area over the next 36 hours.

By Jennifer Buske  | March 9, 2011; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Commuter Rail, Passenger Rail, Virginia Railway Express  
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Union Station could add stairs

A Metro study of ways to relieve congestion at Union Station has been completed, with two possible solutions under consideration. The more extensive one would take a simple step that has increasingly been clamored for by riders: Adding stairs where currently there are very short and often broken-down escalators.

By Luke Rosiak  | March 4, 2011; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Metro, Red Line  | Tags:  Escalators  
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Storms may make travel dangerous

Fierce storms may rip through the Washington region today, according to The Post's Capital Weather Gang, bring hail, wind gusts of up to 70 mph, flash flooding and even tornadoes, making driving conditions dangerous. A tornado watch is in effect from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 28, 2011; 9:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Commuter Bus, Commuter Rail, Driving, Metro, MetroAccess, Metrobus  
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VRE surpasses 20,000 daily riders

The Virginia Railway Express reached a new ridership milestone Wednesday, serving more than 20,000 daily riders, rail officials said.

By Jennifer Buske  | February 18, 2011; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Commuter Rail, Northern Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Railway Express  
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Lawmakers request Dulles rail audits

U.S. Rep Frank Wolf (R-Va), along with U.S. Rep Tom Latham (R-Iowa) on Tuesday requested an annual audit of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and Ashburn in Loudoun County as a way to prevent cost overruns and ensure the project is completed on schedule.

By Kafia A. Hosh  | February 15, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Airports, Commuter Rail, Northern Virginia, Silver Line, Transportation Politics, Virginia  
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Amtrak ridership increases steadily

Amtrak ridership has risen for 15 months in a row, and last month marked its best January ever with 2.1 million passengers. In seven of the last eight years, it has set yearly records, and carried 28.7 million riders in fiscal year 2010.

By Luke Rosiak  | February 10, 2011; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Examining rail safety, Luke Rosiak , February 1, 2011
VRE plans policy, fare hearings , Jennifer Buske , January 24, 2011
Light Rail headaches continue, Mark Berman , January 13, 2011
Light Rail headaches in MD, Mark Berman , January 12, 2011
VRE set ridership record Thursday, Jennifer Buske , January 7, 2011
MARC delays, Mark Berman , January 3, 2011
Full MARC service on Thurs. , Washington Post Editors , December 29, 2010
Big MARC delays this morning, Mark Berman , December 20, 2010
VRE plans to maintain schedule, Jennifer Buske , December 16, 2010
Review finds flaws in MARC rail, Katherine Shaver , December 16, 2010
Metro to honor MARC tickets, Washington Post Editors , December 15, 2010
Big MARC delays, Mark Berman , December 15, 2010
MARC delays this morning, Mark Berman , December 13, 2010
Switch problem at Union Station, Washington Post Editors , December 8, 2010
Track problem delays MARC trains, MIchael D. Bolden , December 8, 2010
Major delays for MARC, Mark Berman , December 8, 2010
MARC train will be 1 car short, Washington Post Editors , December 7, 2010
MARC delays, Mark Berman , December 7, 2010
VRE to collect Toys for Tots, Jennifer Buske , December 6, 2010
MARC delays, Mark Berman , December 6, 2010
Freight train delays MARC train, Michael D. Bolden , December 2, 2010
VRE trains delayed, Mark Berman , December 2, 2010
Free Metro option for MARC riders, Michael D. Bolden , December 1, 2010
Crowded, delayed MARC trains, Mark Berman , November 30, 2010
No MARC or VRE service today, Mark Berman , November 25, 2010
MARC delays this morning, Mark Berman , November 24, 2010
MARC adjusts Wednesday trains, Michael D. Bolden , November 23, 2010
Massive VRE delays, Mark Berman , November 23, 2010
MARC delays and crowding, Mark Berman , November 23, 2010
MARC train will be 1 car short, Washington Post Editors , November 22, 2010
Motorcycle crash victim a VRE worker, Michael D. Bolden , November 22, 2010
Disabled train delays MARC, Michael D. Bolden , November 19, 2010
A case for Columbia Pike streetcars, Christy Goodman , November 19, 2010
Accident causes VRE delays, Jennifer Buske , November 18, 2010
MARC train will be two cars short, Michael D. Bolden , November 18, 2010
Major VRE delays, Mark Berman , November 18, 2010
MARC delays this morning, Mark Berman , November 18, 2010
Metro option for MARC riders, Michael D. Bolden , November 17, 2010
MARC advisory council on Thurs., Michael D. Bolden , November 17, 2010
VRE delays to affect p.m. commute, Jennifer Buske , November 17, 2010
Major MARC problems , Mark Berman , November 17, 2010
Big VRE headaches, Mark Berman , November 17, 2010
Columbia Pike streetcar plans take shape, Kafia Hosh , November 16, 2010
VRE delays, Mark Berman , November 16, 2010
MARC delays and issues this morning, Mark Berman , November 16, 2010
VRE trains delayed, Mark Berman , November 12, 2010
Crowding, delays for MARC trains, Mark Berman , November 12, 2010
Diary of a MARC commuter, Katherine Shaver , November 10, 2010
No VRE service on Thursday, Michael Bolden , November 9, 2010
MARC cancellations and delays, Michael Bolden , November 8, 2010
Share your commuting stories, Michael Bolden , November 8, 2010
Some VRE trains late; Metro option open, Michael Bolden , November 4, 2010
Camden Line MARC delays, Michael Bolden , November 4, 2010
Delays for MARC MARC riders, Mark Berman , November 4, 2010
Delays on MARC Camden Line, Michael Bolden , November 3, 2010
VRE seeks 'volunteer victims', Michael Bolden , November 3, 2010
Chat with VRE CEO Wed. , Michael Bolden , November 3, 2010
CSX fire causes train delays, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
MARC delays; a train 1 car short, Michael Bolden , October 28, 2010
Multiple MARC train delays, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Flood restrictions to end on VRE, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Are you a regular MARC rider?, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Two MARC trains canceled, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Body near tracks delays MARC trains, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
Metro option open for MARC riders, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
Va. gets $45 million for high-speed rail, Kafia Hosh , October 26, 2010
MARC Camden Line trains delayed, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
MARC Penn Line train terminated, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Tysons Metro tunnel breaks through, Derek Kravitz , October 25, 2010
NYC derailment snarls train travel, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
VRE opens Metro option for riders, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Train system outage affected five states, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Delays on MARC line, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
MARC trains canceled, Michael Bolden , October 21, 2010
VRE buys new locomotives, Michael Bolden , October 21, 2010
MARC trains experiencing delays, Michael Bolden , October 19, 2010
Meet the MARC managers, Mark Berman , October 19, 2010
MARC train delayed at Union Station, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
MARC train delays, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
VRE working to offer free WiFi, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
VRE sets ridership record, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
Broken rail repaired, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
MARC cancels a p.m. train, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
Freight train kills man in Rockville, Michael Bolden , October 13, 2010
Chat with VRE's chief executive, Michael Bolden , October 6, 2010
New slug line to Alexandria, Luke Rosiak , October 5, 2010
Amtrak to take some VRE riders, Kafia Hosh , October 1, 2010
Cash payment machines out at BWI, Michael Bolden , October 1, 2010
Cancellations on VRE, Luke Rosiak , September 30, 2010
VRE warns of storm delays, Michael Bolden , September 29, 2010
MARC trains 1 car short, Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
VRE to test 10-car trains, Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
Thousands pledge to be car-free, Kafia Hosh , September 20, 2010
VRE has $5.1 million surplus, Michael Bolden , September 17, 2010
MARC advisory council meets Thurs. , Michael Bolden , September 15, 2010
Vehicle throws man onto train tracks, Michael Bolden , September 14, 2010
MARC trains will be short, Michael Bolden , September 10, 2010
MoCo's Ride On cuts take effect, Kafia Hosh , September 7, 2010
Breakdown on MARC Penn line, Luke Rosiak , September 1, 2010
Major lane shift in Tysons Corner, Kafia Hosh , September 1, 2010
Big drop on MARC Brunswick Line, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
A hot time for travel ..., Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Meet the MARC managers, Michael Bolden , August 25, 2010
Va. submits high-speed rail request, Luke Rosiak , August 20, 2010
3 MARC trains each one car short, Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
Expect crowding on MARC trains, Michael Bolden , August 12, 2010
VRE delays for p.m. commute, Michael Bolden , August 12, 2010
Heat restrictions for VRE trains, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
MARC trains will be shorter, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
Heat will delay VRE, MARC trains, Michael Bolden , August 10, 2010
MARC train to be one car short, Michael Bolden , August 9, 2010
VRE cancellation, Kafia Hosh , August 6, 2010
Southbound Amtrak service stopped, Luke Rosiak , August 5, 2010
Freight train derails beneath Baltimore, Luke Rosiak , August 5, 2010
VRE delays, Kafia Hosh , August 5, 2010
MARC delay, Kafia Hosh , August 5, 2010
MARC cancellation, Kafia Hosh , August 4, 2010
Man hit by train identified, Luke Rosiak , August 3, 2010
Metro fare hikes today, Kafia Hosh , August 3, 2010
ART disruption, Kafia Hosh , August 2, 2010
New locomotives for VRE, Luke Rosiak , July 30, 2010
MARC cancellations, Kafia Hosh , July 30, 2010
200 NYC station agents laid off, Luke Rosiak , July 28, 2010
MARC trains will be short, Michael Bolden , July 26, 2010
Heat restrictions for MARC, VRE, Michael Bolden , July 23, 2010
MARC delays continue, Michael Bolden , July 22, 2010
Delays, problems on MARC, Michael Bolden , July 19, 2010
VRE expands express train, Michael Bolden , July 19, 2010
MARC train disruption cleared, Luke Rosiak , July 15, 2010
Amtrak providing cold water, Michael Bolden , July 15, 2010
MARC train to operate one car short, Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
Free passes for stuck MARC riders, Michael Bolden , July 13, 2010
Heat delays for MARC, VRE -- again, Michael Bolden , July 8, 2010
MARC and VRE train troubles, Luke Rosiak , July 7, 2010
Heat restrictions for MARC, VRE, Michael Bolden , July 7, 2010
Police remove woman from VRE train, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
Rail lines prepare for heat wave, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
It's tricky traveling in the heat, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
VRE to run early eight-car trains, Michael Bolden , July 2, 2010
MARC trains running late, Mark Berman , July 2, 2010
Md. officials to meet MARC passengers, Michael Bolden , June 30, 2010
Amtrak apologizes to MARC riders, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Md. official on troubled MARC train, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
More MARC delays anger passengers, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Delays ahead for VRE passengers, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
O'Malley apologizes on MARC ride, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Traveling in the heat? Send us reports., Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
MARC riders still angry, Luke Rosiak , June 23, 2010
O'Malley plans MARC train ride, Washington Post Editors , June 23, 2010
All MARC trains delayed, Luke Rosiak , June 22, 2010
Trapped on the MARC train?, Luke Rosiak , June 22, 2010
MARC train stalled at New Carrolton, Luke Rosiak , June 21, 2010
VRE crafts contingency plan , Michael Bolden , June 10, 2010
 
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