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D.C. may hold back Metro funding over late night service

The District of Columbia may hold back its $50 million share of dedicated funding for Metro if cuts to late night weekend rail service move forward.

Tags: Metro , subway , Sprawl & Crawl

Friday - 03/11/2011, 01:18am EST

Wells: Shorter Metro hours would decrease D.C.'s status

Should Metro stop running at midnight on the weekends to save money and increase maintenance time? Metro board members weighed in Wednesday on the possibility. WTOP's Adam Tuss reports.

Tags: Metro , Tommy Wells , Jim Graham , Metro Board , Tom Downs ,

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 06:32pm EST

Do you know what the backward traffic wave is?

Scientists are delving into the less obvious causes of traffic jams.

Tags: traffic jam , traffic congestion , backward traveling wave

Wednesday - 03/09/2011, 01:20am EST

New numbers show extent of Metro escalator outages

Trying to find a working Metro escalator can sometimes feel like finding a needle in a haystack, and new numbers show just how many of the devices have been out of service.

Tags: Metro , escalators , L'Enfant Plaza Metro station , L'Enfant Plaza , Foggy Bottom ,

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 03:21pm EST

Tolls cut down on InterCounty Connector drivers

It looks like plenty of area commuters are counting the cost of taking the InterCounty Connector.

Tags: Kelly Melhem , InterCounty Connector , Tolls , E-ZPass , Gary Emerling

Monday - 03/07/2011, 02:15pm EST

Light usage, mixed reviews of Md.'s ICC

When a new highway opens, you'd expect it to improve traffic. But did the new InterCounty Connector in Maryland actually make traffic worse?

Tags: ICC , InterCounty Connector , Reada Kessler , Chris Roth , WTOP Traffic , Melinda Peters , Route 28 , Olney , Shady Grove , Georgia Avenue , Muncaster Mill , Layhill , Norbeck , E-ZPass , toll road

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 02:38pm EST

Gotcha. Red light cameras lead to hundreds of fines

In Falls Church, drivers are cruising through red lights and getting citations. The city's two new cameras resulted in 309 citations in their first five weeks of operation.

Tags: Falls Church , red light cameras ,

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:59am EST

Man assaulted at Suitland Metro station

Robert Joy was attacked last Friday night at the Suitland station on the Green Line. He was waiting for his niece, due to show up any minute on a train.

Tags: Metro , Lisa Farbstein , Metro Transit Police , Suitland , Green Line , Metro attack ,

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 04:44pm EST

Fairfax Co. police to clamp down on aggressive driving

Do you tailgate? Speed? Cut in and out of traffic without using your turn signal? Police in Fairfax County would like a word with you.

Tags: Fairfax County Police , aggressive driving , John Piper , Let's Eliminate Aggressive Driving ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 07:52pm EST

Simulator tests students on texting and driving

The dangers of texting while driving were on full display at one area high school. WTOP's Adam Tuss has the report.

Tags: texting , Westfield High School , fairfax county , simulator ,

Monday - 02/28/2011, 03:40pm EST
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