Dr. Gridlock has moved
We've given our transportation blog a new but familiar name and a new home at washingtonpost.com/drgridlock. You're already familiar with Dr. Gridlock, and he and his colleagues will keep you up to date with the latest that's happening with Metro and on the roads around the Washington region. You can access the blog archives here. You can still follow him on Twitter and Facebook, too.
We've also provided you with many new tools to help you navigate the roads and rails in the D.C. area. The Construction Calendar will keep you informed about projects that will affect your travels; the Metro Fare Calculator helps you determine how recent increases will affect your wallet; and you can share tips with your neighbors. We're also highlighting our Taken for a Ride forum where you can vent about your experiences.
While you're here, also explore the other new features across the site. From the Daily Gripe to News Reload we're expanding the ways you can interact with The Post. And feel free to leave a comment, or drop us a note at email@example.com.
Dump truck overturns on 295
3:28 p.m. Update: According to official District alerts, northbound lanes of 295 are blocked. However, southbound travelers should expect problems due to rubbernecking and the volume of equipment on the scene.
Md. commits $200K for free rides at Fort Meade
The state of Maryland says it is committing $200,000 a year to give free rides home to Fort Meade workers who must leave early or stay late.Continue reading this post »
D.C. delays N.Y. Ave. traffic shift
The District Department of Transportation has decided to delay the change in the traffic pattern at New York and Florida avenues NE until June 11. The department had planned to make the change Friday night, but announced Thursday that it needs to complete adjustments to the traffic signal timings and make some other technical adjustments.Continue reading this post »
Md. official: Highway worker violated protocols
[This post has been updated]
Authorities investigating the death of a highway worker killed by a hit and run driver on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County early Thursday say the contract employee had violated protocols.Continue reading this post »
More flights on time in April
U.S. airlines operated more flights on-time in April and far fewer passengers were stuck in long tarmac delays, the government said Thursday.Continue reading this post »
Feds reject HOV exemption for military
Md. highway worker killed
UPDATED: 11:45 a.m.: Police are searching for a driver who struck and killed a highway worker in Annapolis before dawn Thursday.Continue reading this post »
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MARC Brunswick Line crowding
MARC Brunswick Line train 894 leaving Frederick at 7:10 a.m. will be running one car short today due to mechanical issues. This will result in crowding on the other cars, so expect that if you're taking that train this morning.
I-495 North blocked at Dulles Toll Rd
Here's a look at some headaches facing commuters this morning. [This post will be updated throughout the morning rush hour.]:
8:35 A.M. UPDATE:
-- An accident on I-495 North at the Dulles Toll Road is blocking the left lane, left shoulder and exit ramp.
-- I-95 North is very jammed up before the Springfield Interchange.
-- I-395 North is still slow at the 14th Street Bridge.
-- The merge lane on I-495/Outer Loop before the American Legion Bridge has reopened.
-- The Inner Loop lanes before U.S. 1 have also reopened.
8:15 A.M. UPDATE:
The 3600 block of King Street is closed in both directions due to a water main break. All traffic is being diverted onto a service road in front of the Bradlee Shopping Center, but avoiding the area is highly recommended. This is happening right near the big intersection where King Street, Braddock Road and Quaker Lane connect.Continue reading this post »