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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Transit

Metro plans Blue Line split for 2012

The transit authority staff is returning to the Metro board this week to discuss its plan to divert some Blue Line trains at rush hour, a plan the staff says it can implement in June 2012. The discussion is on the agenda for 9 a.m. Thursday meeting of the board's Customer Service and Operations Committee at Metro headquarters.

By Robert Thomson  | March 8, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Blue Line, Metro, Transit  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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The week ahead for traffic, transit

The free ride is over on Maryland's Intercounty Connector. Metro service on the Blue and Orange lines was scheduled to return to normal today following the weekend shutdowns for maintenance. The D.C. area's weather should be back to normal, too, after Sunday's intense rain. Travelers will find daytime temperatures in the 50s all week, with the chance of rain best on Thursday.

By Robert Thomson  | March 7, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion, Construction, Metro, Transit  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector, The week ahead  
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The weekend and beyond

It's your last weekend to test drive Maryland's new Intercounty Connector for free. Transit riders should review Metro's plan to shut parts of the Orange and Blue lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday. History buffs might go see President Lincoln's inauguration reenacted by Sam Waterson at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Capitol Hill Visitor Center Auditorium.

By Robert Thomson  | March 4, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Congestion, Construction, Driving, Metro, Transit, Weekend Work  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock  
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Richmond-VRE buses to be cut

The bus service that currently connects Richmond-area residents with Virginia Railway Express trains will be discontinued, VRE officials said Tuesday.

By Jennifer Buske  | March 1, 2011; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Commuter Bus, Transit, Virginia Railway Express  | Tags:  virginia railway express, vre  
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The weekend and beyond

After a rainy and very windy Friday, travelers should encounter a calmer weekend, with Sunday looking like the better of the days for getting around. Some travelers might be planning to take their first test drive along Maryland's new Intercounty Connector. In the District, Lady Gaga has left the building but there's a weekend of hockey, basketball and Bon Jovi at Verizon Center. For those seeking a longer-range weekend, check the Escapes column on Virginia's Peaks of Otter WInery. Here's a look at some of the late-winter travel obstacles you might encounter in your local journeys.

By Robert Thomson  | February 25, 2011; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congestion, Construction, Driving, Metro, Transit, Weekend Work  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, The weekend and beyond  
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Have you been a crime victim on Metro?

A summary of crimes committed during 2010 on the Metro system shows some disturbing trends in assaults, robberies and larcenies.

By Robert Thomson  | February 24, 2011; 4:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , February 20, 2011
Bus drivers injured more than cops, Luke Rosiak , February 18, 2011
Transit workers seek new contract, Caitlin Gibson , February 17, 2011
New buses for Intercounty Connector, Robert Thomson , February 16, 2011
The week ahead for traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , February 14, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , February 11, 2011
The week ahead for traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , February 7, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , February 4, 2011
Where to live for good commute?, Robert Thomson , January 31, 2011
The week ahead for traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , January 31, 2011
Bad days for Red Line riders, Robert Thomson , January 26, 2011
How would you design Metro cars?, Robert Thomson , January 25, 2011
The week ahead in traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , January 24, 2011
Unease over merging transit agencies, Jennifer Buske , January 21, 2011
How commuters define misery, Robert Thomson , January 19, 2011
The week ahead in traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , January 10, 2011
A look back, and ahead, in transportation, Robert Thomson , January 3, 2011
Preparing for airport getaways, Robert Thomson , December 22, 2010
First transit TV makes debut, Luke Rosiak , December 20, 2010
The week ahead for traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , December 20, 2010
The week ahead in traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , December 13, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , December 10, 2010
The week ahead for traffic, transit, Robert Thomson , December 6, 2010
More questions on transit benefits, Robert Thomson , December 6, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , December 3, 2010
A case for Columbia Pike streetcars, Christy Goodman , November 19, 2010
Photos: The streetcar cometh, Luke Rosiak , November 11, 2010
Md. hearing on MoCo transitway, Katherine Shaver , November 10, 2010
Transit modified for Veterans Day, Michael Bolden , November 10, 2010
99 percent see rats on NYC subway, Luke Rosiak , November 9, 2010
Circulator ridership, and subsidy, grows, Luke Rosiak , November 4, 2010
Company organizing to extend benefit, Luke Rosiak , November 1, 2010
Travel tips for Stewart/Colbert rally, Robert Thomson , October 30, 2010
NoVa officials discuss streetcar needs, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Transit benefits may decrease, Michael Bolden , October 27, 2010
Va. gets $45 million for high-speed rail, Kafia Hosh , October 26, 2010
H St. Shuttle continues through year, Luke Rosiak , October 25, 2010
Judgment against transit company, Michael Bolden , October 13, 2010
Hearing on TheBus routes, Michael Bolden , October 11, 2010
A special place for buses, Michael Bolden , October 11, 2010
Rail security sweeps underway, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
N.J. governor blocks transit tunnel, Michael Bolden , October 7, 2010
N.Y. transit riders take another hit, Michael Bolden , October 7, 2010
Fairfax Connector schedules changing, Michael Bolden , October 7, 2010
Amtrak to take some VRE riders, Kafia Hosh , October 1, 2010
Metro's Columbus Day disruption, Robert Thomson , September 28, 2010
GEORGE bus service ends, Michael Bolden , September 26, 2010
Service continues despite bus strike, Michael Bolden , September 20, 2010
Metro reports its on-time rates, Robert Thomson , September 16, 2010
Bus strike continues for third day, Michael Bolden , September 15, 2010
Talks with bus union break down, Michael Bolden , September 14, 2010
Fairfax weighs ban on smoking, Kafia Hosh , September 14, 2010
House to hear NTSB's Metro findings , Ann Scott Tyson , September 14, 2010
Strike limits Pr. George's buses, Michael Bolden , September 13, 2010
Public meetings set on Dulles Metro, Kafia Hosh , September 8, 2010
SmarTrip exit change delayed till Oct., Luke Rosiak , September 1, 2010
New Circulator route debuts, Michael Bolden , August 27, 2010
'Bus' in China would straddle traffic, Michael Bolden , August 18, 2010
Feds consider bus safety belts, Michael Bolden , August 16, 2010
NTSB meets Metro board, Robert Thomson , August 9, 2010
NTSB, Metro board meeting under way, Michael Bolden , August 9, 2010
Back in the car again, Robert Thomson , August 9, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , August 6, 2010
Navigate Metro with free iPhone app, Luke Rosiak , August 5, 2010
Managing demand on Metrorail, Robert Thomson , August 5, 2010
VRE delays, Kafia Hosh , August 5, 2010
ART disruption, Kafia Hosh , August 2, 2010
Red Line crash meeting Tuesday, Michael Bolden , July 26, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , July 21, 2010
U.S. transit agencies need billions, Michael Bolden , July 21, 2010
NTSB releases Metro crash pictures, Michael Bolden , July 19, 2010
The Force was with them..., Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
Ehrlich pledges improved MARC service, Michael Bolden , July 8, 2010
It's tricky traveling in the heat, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
Heat orders will slow MARC trains, Michael Bolden , June 21, 2010
New hours for Bethesda Circulator, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Fairfax bus fares increase June 27, Michael Bolden , June 15, 2010
Arlington raises bus fares, Michael Bolden , June 14, 2010
Strasburg, Metro set records, Robert Thomson , June 9, 2010
Getting to Nationals Park on Tuesday, Robert Thomson , June 7, 2010
Where should Metrorail stop?, Robert Thomson , June 7, 2010
 
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