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Get There: May 23, 2010 - May 29, 2010

Rolling Thunder road closures

The Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally will close several roads in the District on Sunday

By Mark Berman  |  May 29, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  | Tags: Memorial Day travel, Rolling Thunder rally, road closures  
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Memorial Day traffic roundup

Here's a look at the headaches faced by commuters as they try to get away for the weekend

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 12:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Advisories , Chesapeak Bay Bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Getaway  | Tags: Bay Bridge, I-95 South, U.S. 50  
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Memorial Day getaway traffic

The arrival of Memorial Day Weekend means the arrival of traffic, traffic and more traffic.

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Advisories , Chesapeak Bay Bridge , Commuting , Congestion , Driving , Getaway  | Tags: Memorial Day travel  
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MARC Brunswick and Camden delays

MARC delays on the Brunswick and Camden Lines.

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  | Tags: MARC, MARC delays, Memorial Day travel  
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By Michael Bolden  |  May 28, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The weekend and beyond

Highway departments in the D.C. region pull up their orange barrels for the Memorial Day weekend getaway and the get-back. I've got some suggestions on the best times for you to be traveling and the routes to take to popular destinations. And whether you're sticking around for the weekend or just thinking about next week, check the local activities and the road and rail projects that may slow you down.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 28, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion , Construction , Driving , Metro , Weekend Work , highways , holiday travel , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, The weekend and beyond  
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New Beltway bridge opening

The Capital Beltway's outer loop is scheduled to shift onto a new bridge over Route 123 in Tysons Corner next week, as the HOT lanes project advances another step. The Beltway traffic shift, set for Wednesday night, will be followed eight days later by a full weekend closing of Route 123 to demolish the old outer loop bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 28, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Construction , Driving , highways  | Tags: Capital Beltway, Dr. Gridlock, HOT lanes  
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Roads quiet after storm

Here's a look at some of the headaches on the roads

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  | Tags: i-495, i-66, i-95, inner loop  
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MARC Camden Line delays

MARC Camden Line delays.

By Mark Berman  |  May 28, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Headaches on the horizon

Severe thunderstorms are possible through the evening, according to the Capital Weather Gang. That will dampen a lot of the road work scheduled for the D.C. region. Here's word about advances on a couple of projects.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 6:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Construction , Driving , highways  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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Whiskey truck stuck beneath bridge

3:55 p.m. Update: A truck loaded with whiskey became wedged under a CSX railroad bridge just south of New Market on Thursday, leaking a steady drip of the amber intoxicant onto the Frederick County pavement as crews sought to wrestle it loose. "We've had a number of problems with tractor trailers getting stuck going under that bridge," said Sgt. Rob Embly of the Maryland State Police. "The road is clearly marked as 'no trucks' but they just don't pay attention to it." Embly said CSX crews were leading the effort to dislodge the truck. The single-track bridge spans two-lane Baldwin Road just before the road curves into the rural crossroads of Monrovia. New Market, a town of just more than 400 residents, bills itself as the "antiques capital of Maryland." The antiquity of the whiskey was unclear, though it was believed to have been aged. Asked what brand of whiskey...

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Bridge work to close I-495 lanes

A lengthy, $1.6 million project to rehabilitate a Prince George's County bridge over the Capital Beltway will begin this week, resulting in single-lane closures of the Beltway during off-peak hours during the day and overnight.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 27, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Security patrols at 2 stations

People using the Union Station and New Carrollton stations will see security patrols during the evening rush hour. It's part of a joint operation involving Transportation Security Administration personnel and local police agencies, including Metro transit police. This is not in response to any specific threat.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Metro , Safety , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, metrorail delays  
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218 motorcycle crashes in D.C.

Motorcycle fatalities database With tens of thousands of motorcyclists expected in the District this weekend for the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to veterans, Allstate insurance company issued a study that showed that there were 218 crashes in the city involving motorcycles in 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Eight of them resulted in a fatality, and more than 90 percent happened at intersections. The most dangerous intersections, each with three crashes, were Bladensburg Road at New York Avenue, and the eastbound exit of the Southeast Freeway at Barney Circle. According to a recent report, motorcycle deaths have dropped recently after rising for almost a dozen years to record levels. -- Ashley Halsey III...

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 1:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro to buy new rail cars

The Metro board this afternoon approved a deal to buy the first round of the 7000 Series rail cars, the ones needed to start operating the Metrorail extension through Tysons and out to Reston in 2013.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Metro , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Metro okays advertising contract

Metro's board of directors voted to approve a new three-year advertising contract with firm CSB Outdoor on Thursday that is expected to bring in $15 million a year in net revenue.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Rally to preserve trails along Purple Line

Opponents of running Purple Line light rail trains along a popular bike and walking trail between downtown Bethesda and Silver Spring are planning a 5K race and rally Saturday to show support for the trail.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 27, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Metro to finish fixing car doors

The transit authority plans to spend up to $794,000 to finish fixing the problem that caused the rail car doors to open on the wrong side of the platforms. Because of the problem, the rail car doors are now opened by the train operators, rather than by the automatic system.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Metro , Safety , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Metro gives up on Metro Channel

Metro Channel was the highly-touted plan to create a system of video screens on the platforms to enhance communication with riders while providing a new outlet for advertising and more revenue for the transit authority.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 12:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Metro , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metrorail  
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Metro honors police for heroism

Metro Transit Police Officer Christopher Fulda and four fellow officers won special recognition for heroism on Thursday for kicking in a door and rescuing several residents from a burning building near Naylor Road station last month.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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How bad are D.C. drivers?

District of Columbia drivers are the third worst in the nation, according to a survey by an insurance company on rules-of-the-road knowledge.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Commuting , distracted driving , highways  
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Heat order slows MARC service

The Maryland Transit Administration said CSX has issued heat orders Thursday for some of its rail ines. MARC passengers on the Brunswick and Camden Lines can expect delays as a result. Trains on those lines will operate 20 mph under their normal speed, but not less than 40 mph. Delays could range from 10 to 15 minutes, the MTA said....

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amtrak steps up security

Amtrak passengers will see more police at stations and on trains from New Hampshire to Virginia as part of a drill to test counterterrorism and incident response capabilities.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 10:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , holiday travel  
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Summer driving tips

Like many of the transportation officials and advocates who attended the Wednesday morning groundbreaking for the HOT lanes operations center, John B. Townsend II of AAA Mid-Atlantic was late. Everybody got stuck in the traffic jam caused by a serious accident on I-395. Townsend, who was there to raise awareness for the Orange Cones. No Phones campaign against distracted driving, used the personal experience to make a point.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , distracted driving , highways , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, travel tips  
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Summer travel tips, southbound

For travelers in the D.C. area who are planning their vacation getaways into or through Virginia, I have some advice from the Virginia Department of Transportation.These include tips for traveling during the Memorial Day weekend, as well as the summer.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , highways , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, travel tips  
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By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 8:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tips on timing getaways

Many travelers and many transportation experts offer tips on safe and relatively painless trips during the Memorial Day weekend and throughout the summer. It's striking that they almost always cite this advice: Picking your route is only part of the job. Picking the time you travel is at least as important.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Braddock Road traffic shift

The HOT lanes project is scheduled to open new bridge taking Braddock Road traffic over the Capital Beltway. This shift is scheduled to occur after Thursday morning's rush hour.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Driving  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, HOT lanes, VDOT traffic information  
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Planning summer getaway routes

Here's advice I've collected from travelers and personal experience on reaching some of the most popular summer vacation destinations for people in the D.C. region. This is about routes, but of course, that's not the only issue drivers face in planning their getaways. Later today, I'll also have some other tips for travelers.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 7:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Driving , Getaway , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Metro board agrees to major fare hike

Metro's chief financial officer Carol Kissal said she is hopeful that Metro's board of directors will vote on Thursday to approve the transit agency's budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, including a major fare hike.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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I-395 North jammed at 14th St Bridge

A roundup of the morning traffic woes.

By Mark Berman  |  May 27, 2010; 5:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  | Tags: I-395 North  
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Headaches on the horizon

Travelers will encounter hot and humid conditions through Thursday, but the of thunderstorms isn't strong until late Thursday, the Capital Weather Gang says. I've picked out some highlights from the long list of overnight road and rail projects in the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 26, 2010; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Smoke causes Red Line delays

4:45 p.m. Update: The Post's Mark Berman reports that traffic is backed up on Calvert Street in Northwest Washington around the Woodley Park Metro station. 4:23 p.m. Update: Metro is reporting that the problem has been resolved, but expect the delays to take a while to work through the system. 4:20 p.m. Update: Crews are also staging along the 1500 block of 20th Street NW. 4:15 p.m. Update: D.C. Fire / EMS officials said the smoke may be originating with an insulator along the tracks. According to a tweet from officials, crews are staging in the 2600 block of Connecticut Avenue to investogate. This may cause traffic issues on Connecticut....

By Michael Bolden  |  May 26, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Metro's seven fare principles

During a recent discussion of all the fare increase proposals now before the Metro board, the transit staff laid out the seven fare policy concepts that are supposed to guide the decision-making. The debate has gotten so complicated -- shall we add a surcharge on peak of the peak travel, shall we cut the bus transfer time, shall we raise bus fares at a higher rate than rail fares -- that I thought it would be helpful just to present the ideas that are supposed to be evident in the results.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 26, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Metro , Transportation Politics  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, MetroAccess service cuts fare increases, Metrobus, Metrorail  
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How HOT lanes will work

I know where the toll rates will be set for the Beltway High Occupancy Toll lanes. It will be done in a building near the junction of the Capital Beltway and I-395. When the lanes open at the end of 2012, people in the HOT Operations Center, far out of sight of the lanes themselves, will monitor more than 80 sensors and cameras recording traffic flow.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 26, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Driving , highways  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, HOT lanes  
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D.C. Council may find streetcar funds

The D.C. Council Wednesday approved stripping funds designated to bring streetcar service back to the city in an effort to close a $550 million budget gap.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 26, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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AAA: 800,000 to travel this weekend

More than 800,000 Washington area residents plan to travel over Memorial Day weekend, a six percent increase over last year, according to the annual AAA survey.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 26, 2010; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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By Michael Bolden  |  May 26, 2010; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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I-395 North blocked at Seminary

Here are some of the traffic headaches facing commuters this morning

By Mark Berman  |  May 26, 2010; 6:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  | Tags: I-395 North, I-66 East  
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Red Line delays lifted

There are Red Line delays stemming from a disruption at Union Station

By Mark Berman  |  May 26, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Headaches on the horizon

No worries about the local traveling weather overnight, says the Capital Weather Gang. The construction and maintenance programs for the roads and rails will be going full blast Tuesday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 25, 2010; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Redesign at major D.C. route

The traffic pattern at New York and Florida avenues NE is scheduled to change late next week, as the District's New York Avenue reconstruction project moves into a new phase.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 25, 2010; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Commuting , Congestion , Construction , Driving  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, New York Avenue  
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Lane reopens on Chain Bridge

Afternoon commuters on the Chain Bridge will see something that's been missing for almost a year: a third lane. The District Department of Transportation says all lanes on the bridge have been reopened to traffic.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 25, 2010; 4:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Commuting , Construction , Driving  | Tags: Chain Bridge, DDOT, Dr. Gridlock  
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Patrols increase on Md. waterways

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police will step up patrols this weekend and urge boaters to follow safety rules during the unofficial start of summer.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 25, 2010; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pr. George's creates traffic safety unit

Prince George's County police have created a new unit to focus on traffic safety. Police said Tuesday the unit will work to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries. Officers will provide traffic enforcement and truck inspections in areas where there are high numbers of crashes.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 25, 2010; 2:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Should Metro flatten the fare?

During my weekly online chat Monday, Metro riders got into a debate about the fare structure. Technology has brought us to the point where fares can be structured to accomplish a variety of goals. One, of course, is to recoup more revenue from what is always a money-losing operation for governments. But fare systems also are used to reward certain types of behavior.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 25, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Metro , Transportation Politics  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Metro budget, Metrorail  
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Holiday halts highway work

All highway construction projects in Maryland and Virginia will be suspended for the Memorial Day weekend, opening traffic lanes on the interstates and state highways.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 25, 2010; 1:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Driving , Getaway , Weekend Work , holiday travel  
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By Michael Bolden  |  May 25, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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MARC delayed leaving Martinsburg

MARC Brunswick Line train 874 was delayed this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  May 25, 2010; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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I-395 North slow at Glebe Road

A roundup of the morning traffic woes.

By Mark Berman  |  May 25, 2010; 5:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion  | Tags: I-270 South, Morning Traffic  
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Headaches on the horizon

No more than a passing shower is likely to bother travelers Monday night, says the Capital Weather Gang. But that means plenty of work zones will be set up across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 24, 2010; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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U.S.: Millions don't buckle up

The government says about 45 million Americans are not buckling up in their cars. The Transportation Department released its estimate of seat belt use on Monday as it kicked off the annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign. The department says about 84 percent of motorists wear seat belts, an all-time high.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 24, 2010; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Transportation Politics , highways  
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Planning summer getaways

Heading up I-95 across Delaware? Off to the Eastern Shore or down to the Outer Banks? I'm planning to offer some suggestions on routing and updates on typical trouble spots. But first, I'd like to get your questions and suggestions. What are the common afflictions of summertime travel? What are you worried about for your own route and what suggestions can you offer to other travelers?

By Robert Thomson  |  May 24, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Getaway , holiday travel  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock  
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Airline strike cancels BWI, Dulles flights

British Airways cabin crews began a five-day strike Monday to protest cost-cutting changes at the loss-making airline, forcing cancellations to some flights from the Washington region to London's Heathrow Airport.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 24, 2010; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A headache on Va.'s Orange Line

There won't be any Metro service between East Falls Church and West Falls Church stations Memorial Day weekend and the first two weekends in June due to construction on the Silver Line extension to Dulles. Metro will operate shuttles between the stations, but it will add to your travel time -- at least 30 minutes. Will this affect you? Had you planned to take Metro and then the Washington Flyer to get to Dulles? Let us know what you plan to do by sending an e-mail to transportation@washpost.com or posting a comment below....

By Michael Bolden  |  May 24, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Airports , Commuting , Metro  
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VDOT seeking volunteer mowers

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking volunteers to help keep the grass cut along some state roads after the department's annual mowing budget was slashed nearly in half.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 24, 2010; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Advisories , highways  
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The week ahead for traffic, transit

Travelers may encounter a shower or two Monday, but a drier weather pattern will move in for much of the rest of this week, the Capital Weather Gang says. There's a lot of road work, but much of it will be over in time for the Memorial Day weekend. Orange Line riders, however, will encounter a big weekend disruption.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 24, 2010; 7:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, The week ahead  
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Share your commuting stories

Share your experiences riding the rails and roads in our discussion group, Taken for a Ride. Life on the Red Line | Life on the Orange Line | Life on the Green Line | Life on the Yellow Line | Life on the Blue Line | Get on the Bus | On the Road Again...

By Michael Bolden  |  May 24, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Restrictions continue on Chain Bridge

Wet weather has delayed crews from finishing a critical piece of weekend work on the Chain Bridge, so traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction for the Monday morning rush hour, District Department of Transportation officials announced Sunday. Crews were not able to complete lane restriping, which would have have allowed drivers to use all three lanes. The lane restrictions will continue until weather improves and the lane striping can be completed. District officials anticipate that will take until mid-week....

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 24, 2010; 5:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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High water on roads in Loudoun County

Updated, 4:12 p.m.: The flash flood warning has been cancelled. Original post: The Loudoun County sheriff's office says heavy rains are making driving difficult in some areas. Motorists are being asked to avoid using Route 606 to access Evergreen Mill Road in the Belmont Ridge area because of high water. And the sheriff's office says other roadways susceptible to flooding are being monitored closely because flooding is possible even after the rain tapers off. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for southern Loudoun County until 5:15 p.m. as well as Fauquier County and parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties. --Associated Press...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 23, 2010; 4:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Rains make driving difficult in Loudoun

Updated, 4:12 p.m.: The flash flood warning has been cancelled. Original post: The Loudoun County sheriff's office says heavy rains are making driving difficult in some areas. Motorists are being asked to avoid using Route 606 to access Evergreen Mill Road in the Belmont Ridge area because of high water. And the sheriff's office says other roadways susceptible to flooding are being monitored closely because flooding is possible even after the rain tapers off. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for southern Loudoun County until 5:15 p.m. as well as Fauquier County and parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties. --Associated Press...

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 23, 2010; 3:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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