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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Virginia

Va. launches pothole blitz

The Virginia Department of Transportation is launching a blitz of patching to plug thousands of potholes across the commonwealth.

By Associated Press and Staff Reports  | March 8, 2011; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Driving, Virginia  
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Va. transit workers, Veolia make deal

After months of tense negotiations, a contract agreement was reached late Wednesday between Loudoun County Transit workers and Veolia Transportation, which manages public transportation for Loudoun County and other jurisdictions across the country.

By Caitlin Gibson  | March 3, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia, Virginia  
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Hybrids can stay in HOV lanes

The Virginia General Assembly may have just approved Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's plan for spending $3 billion to advance 900 transportation projects, but the legislative action I get asked about is the same as it is every year: Yes, the assembly voted to extend the exemption that allows solo drivers in carpool lanes as long as their driving a hybrid with Virginia's clean fuel tags.

By Robert Thomson  | February 28, 2011; 4:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Commuting, Transportation Politics, Virginia  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, hybrids  
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Pr. William commuter parking expands

Virginia officials plan to invest almost $8 million to expand commuter parking in eastern Prince William County, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton said Thursday.

By Jennifer Buske  | February 24, 2011; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Commuting, Northern Virginia, Parking, Virginia  
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Beltway work in Tysons canceled tonight

The three-lane closure on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Tysons Corner has been canceled for tonight in the aftermath of today's snow. The closing, part of the Dulles Metrorail project, is scheduled to resume Wednesday night and continue overnights through Friday.

By Robert Thomson  | February 22, 2011; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories, Capital Beltway, Tysons Corner, Virginia  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock  
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Wind fans fires, causes travel chaos

The Capital Weather Gang reports that dangerous winds may blow through the area on Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for much of the region.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 19, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  District, Driving, Maryland, Metro, Virginia  
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VRE's WiFi plan hits funding snag, Jennifer Buske , February 18, 2011
VRE surpasses 20,000 daily riders, Jennifer Buske , February 18, 2011
Night delays on Virginia Beltway, Robert Thomson , February 16, 2011
Lawmakers request Dulles rail audits, Kafia A. Hosh , February 15, 2011
HOT lanes work cranks up, Robert Thomson , February 15, 2011
I-66 HOV ramps opening to all, Robert Thomson , February 14, 2011
Arlington drops HOT lanes lawsuit, Christy Goodman , February 8, 2011
Beltway lanes closing overnights, Robert Thomson , February 8, 2011
How HOT lanes network will work, Robert Thomson , February 3, 2011
Va. cancels plans for I-395 HOT lanes, Rosalind S. Helderman , February 2, 2011
VRE CEO holds online chat today, Luke Rosiak , February 2, 2011
Bill to combine NoVa agencies tabled, Jennifer Buske , February 1, 2011
What it's like out there, Luke Rosiak , January 27, 2011
Early routes for Fairfax Connector, Washington Post Staff Writers , January 26, 2011
Potomac Yard Metro scoping meeting, Christy Goodman , January 26, 2011
Great Falls bridge re-opening delayed, Robert Thomson , January 26, 2011
Zigzag paint slows drivers at crossing, Robert Thomson , January 26, 2011
VRE plans policy, fare hearings , Jennifer Buske , January 24, 2011
Va. congressmen send letter on BRAC, Washington Post Editors , January 20, 2011
VRE to lobby for funds to expand, Jennifer Buske , January 20, 2011
Delays ahead in Manassas, Robert Thomson , January 18, 2011
Potomac Mills slashes parking lot, Jennifer Buske , January 13, 2011
Alexandria aims to protect Metro sway, Christy Goodman , January 11, 2011
Alexandria approves express buses, Christy Goodman , January 11, 2011
VRE set ridership record Thursday, Jennifer Buske , January 7, 2011
Area prepares for icy a.m. commute, Washington Post Editors , January 7, 2011
D.C. area snow removal information, Washington Post Editors , January 6, 2011
Delays ahead at Fairfax Parkway/Route 50, Robert Thomson , January 5, 2011
Night work for Dulles Metrorail, Robert Thomson , January 3, 2011
2 killed as plane, helicopter collide, Associated Press , December 31, 2010
Virginia traffic deaths decline, Washington Post Editors , December 30, 2010
High-speed rail panel to meet, Jennifer Buske , December 30, 2010
Several I-495 lanes to close overnight, Mark Berman , December 27, 2010
Holiday changes for ART and STAR, Mark Berman , December 24, 2010
Virginia HOV and work zone changes, Mark Berman , December 22, 2010
Potomac Yard Metro vote passes, Christy Goodman , December 18, 2010
Groups urge DMV to accept work permit, Associated Press , December 17, 2010
VRE reassigns maintenance supervisor, Jennifer Buske , December 16, 2010
Dems seek VDOT funds for BRAC, Washington Post Editors , December 14, 2010
N. Moore to close for 26 hours, Christy Goodman , December 13, 2010
Arlington denies new cabs, Christy Goodman , December 11, 2010
Group uneasy about Va. road plan, Associated Press , December 10, 2010
Demolition keeps residents awake, Kafia A. Hosh , December 7, 2010
VDOT OKs $1.1 billion in spending, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
VA. to hold transportation conference, Michael D. Bolden , December 6, 2010
Va. police to step up I-66 patrols, Michael D. Bolden , December 2, 2010
Residents argue against Metro tax , Christy Goodman , December 2, 2010
Va. mulls transportation shortfall, Derek Kravitz , December 2, 2010
Arlington power line project to affect roads, Christy Goodman , November 29, 2010
Virginia lane closures return Monday, Mark Berman , November 26, 2010
Thanksgiving travel 2010, Michael Bolden , November 24, 2010
A case for Columbia Pike streetcars, Christy Goodman , November 19, 2010
Mark Center roadwork proposed, Christy Goodman , November 18, 2010
Major VRE delays, Mark Berman , November 18, 2010
DOD to probe Mark Center move, Christy Goodman , November 17, 2010
Big VRE headaches, Mark Berman , November 17, 2010
VRE trains delayed, Mark Berman , November 12, 2010
Va. parcels out unspent VDOT funds , Anita Kumar , November 9, 2010
VRE problems, Mark Berman , November 8, 2010
VRE trains delayed, Mark Berman , November 2, 2010
VDOT opens new service center, Michael Bolden , November 1, 2010
VRE delays, Mark Berman , October 28, 2010
Sunday marathon to disrupt traffic, Robert Thomson , October 26, 2010
Va. gets $45 million for high-speed rail, Kafia Hosh , October 26, 2010
I-66 East backed up at I-495, Mark Berman , October 26, 2010
Tysons Metro tunnel breaks through, Derek Kravitz , October 25, 2010
VDOT to fix parkway problem, Robert Thomson , October 22, 2010
Inner Loop slow in VA, Mark Berman , October 22, 2010
I-66 West closing overnight, Robert Thomson , October 21, 2010
Virginia to raise some speed limits, Michael Bolden , October 20, 2010
Fairfax bans smoking in bus shelters, Kafia Hosh , October 19, 2010
What's Washington's worst intersection?, Ashley Halsey , October 18, 2010
VDOT names new officials , Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
VRE working to offer free WiFi, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
Gas prices leap up in D.C. area, Ashley Halsey , October 15, 2010
Accident closes part of Glebe Rd. , Michael Bolden , October 12, 2010
Commuting on Columbus Day, Mark Berman , October 11, 2010
Va. Metro board plan rejected, Anita Kumar , October 8, 2010
Nation marks Walk to School Day, Michael Bolden , October 6, 2010
I-95 incident a chain of crashes, Michael Bolden , October 5, 2010
New slug line to Alexandria, Luke Rosiak , October 5, 2010
Accident cleared on I-395 N, Michael Bolden , October 4, 2010
Trooper hurt in 95 accident; delays, Michael Bolden , October 4, 2010
Report power, road problems, Michael Bolden , October 1, 2010
Ramp repairs completed, Kafia Hosh , October 1, 2010
Cancellations on VRE, Luke Rosiak , September 30, 2010
Weekend bridge closure canceled , Luke Rosiak , September 30, 2010
Flooding, hazardous travel likely, Michael Bolden , September 30, 2010
VRE warns of storm delays, Michael Bolden , September 29, 2010
Power restored in Va. , Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
Massive traffic delays in Va., Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
VRE to test 10-car trains, Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
GEORGE bus service ends, Michael Bolden , September 26, 2010
VRE has $5.1 million surplus, Michael Bolden , September 17, 2010
Lawmakers ask for MWAA probe, Derek Kravitz , September 17, 2010
Hundreds cry foul at BRAC town hall, Derek Kravitz , September 16, 2010
Fairfax Parkway extension opening, Robert Thomson , September 16, 2010
BRAC town hall tonight, Michael Bolden , September 16, 2010
Metro releases bus detour info, Michael Bolden , September 10, 2010
Metro to get $1.8M for snow removal, Luke Rosiak , September 9, 2010
Public meetings set on Dulles Metro, Kafia Hosh , September 8, 2010
Thousands must return to Va. DMV, Kafia Hosh , September 7, 2010
Labor Day changes and schedules, Mark Berman , September 5, 2010
Va. DMV to be fully operational Thurs., Luke Rosiak , September 1, 2010
Major lane shift in Tysons Corner, Kafia Hosh , September 1, 2010
Connolly samples commutes, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
I-95 North reopens, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
I-66 closure postponed a week, Luke Rosiak , August 30, 2010
Va . DMV problems to stretch into Tues. , Washington Post Editors , August 30, 2010
Work continues on I-66 E HOV ramp, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Va. DMV still unable to process licenses, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Construction causes I-66 E delays, Michael Bolden , August 28, 2010
Va. computer problems affect DMV, Michael Bolden , August 27, 2010
NYC to honor Arlington Fire Dept. , Michael Bolden , August 27, 2010
C. Bridge Rd. work to affect rush hour, Michael Bolden , August 25, 2010
Audit: Va. should track transp. recs., Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Va. police step up wknd. patrols, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
I-66 W to close for rail work, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Canal Road reopens, Mark Berman , August 24, 2010
Fairfax HOV ramps to open for all, Derek Kravitz , August 23, 2010
Major delays on I-66 this weekend, Michael Bolden , August 23, 2010
Va. submits high-speed rail request, Luke Rosiak , August 20, 2010
Soggy day segues into damp night, Mark Berman , August 18, 2010
Online DMV reminders for Va. drivers, Michael Bolden , August 13, 2010
VRE delays for p.m. commute, Michael Bolden , August 12, 2010
VRE cancellation, Kafia Hosh , August 6, 2010
New locomotives for VRE, Luke Rosiak , July 30, 2010
FAA bill delayed over DCA flights, Derek Kravitz , July 30, 2010
Warning for Tysons walkers, cyclists, Robert Thomson , July 30, 2010
Va. Rep. to DC: Leave slugs alone, Luke Rosiak , July 29, 2010
Wolf: Dulles Greenway is 'highway robbery', Derek Kravitz , July 28, 2010
Fairfax: Ban smoking at bus shelters, Luke Rosiak , July 28, 2010
Traffic experiment on GW Parkway, Robert Thomson , July 28, 2010
Hot enough to melt asphalt..., Michael Bolden , July 22, 2010
Police nab hundreds in HOV sting, Michael Bolden , July 22, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , July 21, 2010
U-Va., INOVA to study older drivers, Michael Bolden , July 21, 2010
Silver Line could be delayed, Luke Rosiak , July 21, 2010
Va., Amtrak launch new train service, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
Va. crackdown nets 6K tickets, arrests, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
Red-light fines get real in Arlington, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
VRE expands express train, Michael Bolden , July 19, 2010
Va. sets high-speed rail hearings, Michael Bolden , July 19, 2010
Report: Rigid formulas handcuff VDOT, Luke Rosiak , July 16, 2010
Closures on WB Columbia Pike, Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
High-speed rail hearings begin, Michael Bolden , July 12, 2010
Arlington paratransit fares rise, Michael Bolden , July 12, 2010
Arlington water main break delays, Michael Bolden , July 9, 2010
Heat restrictions for MARC, VRE, Michael Bolden , July 7, 2010
I-95/395 lane times adjusted, Robert Thomson , July 6, 2010
Police remove woman from VRE train, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
Traffic delays in Va. for Byrd funeral, 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
Higher speed limit debuts in Va. , Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Va. State Police to increase patrols, Michael Bolden , June 30, 2010
MetroAccess driver to be disciplined, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Va. officials to take transportation tour, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Opening of Lorton DMV delayed, Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
Metro plays landlord in Fairfax, Michael Bolden , June 28, 2010
Metro to Va.: Renew pledge for cash, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Delays ahead for VRE passengers, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Video: 495 bridge demolished in Tysons, Michael Bolden , June 22, 2010
Loudoun approves transportation plan, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Fairfax bus fares increase June 27, Michael Bolden , June 15, 2010
I-66 spot widening to start, Robert Thomson , June 8, 2010
 
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