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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 transportation@washpost.com.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

By Michael Bolden  |  June 4, 2010; 8:13 AM ET
 
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Comments

Please update the RSS Feed to point to the new location. Not everyone is on Facebook/Twitter.

Posted by: slar | June 2, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

Will users be unable to comment on entries at the new location? I see the "comments" links do not return anything there.

Posted by: 1995hoo | June 2, 2010 8:59 AM | Report abuse

You will. We have a technical glitch on the comments and RSS feeds for a couple of new blogs launched this morning. We hope to have that fixed shortly. We will point the old RSS feed to the new location. Thanks.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | June 2, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update. Got to love modern technology!

Posted by: 1995hoo | June 2, 2010 10:58 AM | Report abuse

It would have been a wonderful surprise if everything had worked correctly!

The comments function is now fixed on the new blog. Hope to have the other issue resolved soon.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | June 2, 2010 11:26 AM | Report abuse

What's the difference between GetThere & the DrG pages? Is GetThere disappearing to be replaced by the DrG page?

I note that the sites & articles are different web addresses, such that comments from one site only appear on that page. But right now, the content on each site looks nearly identical.

Posted by: Chris737 | June 2, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

I'm going to reinterate Chris737's question, what is the difference between the Get There blog and the Dr. Gridlock blog? Right now they seem to contain similar, though (atleast for the past day) different content. But I can't figure out any rhyme or reason to why you have two separate blogs now. Will one contain mainly traffic and transit updates while the other will contain more "news story" type of information? Personally I would rather have this in one location and not feel like I have to check both to get the updated information I need.

I've noticed quite a lot of duplication, though posts always differ slightly, amoung the various blogs that have popped up on WaPo. The Breaking News Blog, The Crime Scene Blog, and the Get There Blog often overlap. I'm not sure that is really necessary and seems like a waste of resources to me.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | June 4, 2010 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Dr. Gridlock replaces the Get There blog. We had a technical glitch that required running the blogs in parallel. Get There is no longer being updated.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | June 4, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

"Dr. Gridlock replaces the Get There blog". Ah thanks for the clarification.

Will the link under the "Traffic" section of the sidecar box on the main WaPo page be changed? Currently it still says "Blog: Get There" and the link points to here, not the new blog. The side car box I am refering to is located on the right hand side of the page, towards the top. This box also contains links to the "Capital Weather Gang" blog. Thanks.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | June 4, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Yes, please update the front page so that it links to the REAL blog, with current information, and not just to this notice that I'm supposed to go to some other page.

Posted by: coryanderx | June 5, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Additionally, the mobile site still has a link to the "Get There" blog under the "Local" section rather than pointing to the new blog "Dr. Gridlock" blog.

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | June 7, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

I apologize for these residual problems. We will get these fixed pronto.

Michael Bolden
Development &
Transportation Editor

Posted by: Michael Bolden | June 7, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

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