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Metro promises escalator improvement -- next year

About one out of every six Metro escalators is currently out of service, and the transit agency says riders should expect more of the same as it gets aggressive about shutting units down and fixing them.

Tags: Metro , escalators , Mary Hynes , Metro Board of Directors , MARTA , subway , CTA , BART

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 04:58pm EDT

Metro tries to fix rail cars with air conditioning problems

Metro riders are having to deal with steamy, sweltering trains as the temperatures soar in the region.

Tags: Metro , Sprawl & Crawl , air conditioning

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 12:34am EDT

Expert: D.C.'s traffic troubles tied to economic growth

The D.C. region ranks as having the worst congestion in the country due simply to an issue of supply and demand, according to one of the nation's foremost experts on traffic troubles.

Tags: Tim Lomax , Texas Transportation Institute , Capital Beltway , HOT lanes , 11th Street Bridge Project , InterCounty Connector , Dulles Rail ,

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 02:38pm EDT

How to save 12 cents a gallon at the gas pump

The key is to make sure your tires are properly inflated.

Tags: tire pressure , gas , Driving ,

Monday - 06/06/2011, 11:15pm EDT

LaHood tries to iron out Dulles Rail problems

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is trying everyone involved in the huge Northern Virginia transportation project on the same page.

Tags: Dulles Rail Project , Dulles International Airport , Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority , VDOT , Sean Connaughton , Sprawl & Crawl ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 10:14pm EDT

Md. gas stations receive surprise inspections

The Shell gas station on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda got a surprise Wednesday morning -- an inspector from the state comptroller's office checking to make sure the gas being sold there is up to par.

Tags: Shell gas station , Jack Dickerson , Comptroller of Maryland , Peter Franchot ,

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 03:03pm EDT

3 destinations for your half-tank trips

TripAdvisor also says 36 percent of D.C. area residents are planning to travel for Memorial Day weekend.

Tags: Memorial Day , Chincoteague , Gettysburg , Annapolis , TripAdvisor ,

Friday - 05/20/2011, 09:28am EDT

Two more Metro train operators ran through red

Metro has ordered a "safety stand down" after two more operators ran through red signals while on the tracks -- serious safety violations that could lead to collisions.

Tags: Metro , prime mover , Steven Taubenkibel , West Falls Church Rail Yard , Shady Grove rail yard , safety stand down

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 01:59pm EDT

Gray names Bellamy permanent head of DDOT

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has selected the interim director of the D.C. Department of Transportation to become the permanent leader of the agency.

Tags: Terry Bellamy , Gabe Klein , D.C. Department of Transportation , Vincent Gray , Chicago Department of Transportation ,

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 04:48pm EDT

Airport group warns of 'tragedy' without Dulles Rail reform

Shave down the cost of the Dulles Rail Project, or else. That's the message delivered Tuesday by the Washington Airports Task Force

Tags: Dulles Rail Project , Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority , Washington Airports Task Force

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:52pm EDT
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