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Get There: October 8, 2006 - October 14, 2006

Pedestrian Killed in Prince George's County

An adult male was killed around 6 a.m. this morning on Route 4, Pennsylvania Ave. at Walters Lane. The accident appears to be a hit and run, according to Cpl. Debbi Carlson, a Prince George's police spokeswoman. A reconstruction crew is on the scene and the outbound lanes remain blocked....

By  |  October 12, 2006; 6:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Traffic, Traffic Everywhere

Getting away from the newsroom for a few days, I drove up through New England to Bar Harbor, Maine. This is fall leaf season along the coast and the weather is beautiful. But, oh, the traffic! After reading so many letters to the column and comments on the blog that bemoan the everyday conditions in the Washington region, it has been interesting to see all of that replicated on highways and secondary roads up the East Coast. We skirted New York City by taking the Garden State Parkway to the northbound New York Thruway and then cutting east across the Newburgh bridge on I-84. That took us through Hartford, Conn., and up to the Mass Pike. E-ZPass cut at least a half hour off our trip, but that doesn't mean we avoided jam-ups. Probably the worst were around Danbury, Conn., and Hartford. Just volume. Too many drivers for not enough...

By Robert Thomson  |  October 10, 2006; 8:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Congestion  
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