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Report: Lack of focus causes area transportation woes

What's the key to unclogging the notoriously congested transportation network in the D.C. region? It really depends who you ask.

Tags: 2030 Group , Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance , Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance , Bob Chase , Stewart Schwartz , Coalition for Smarter Growth , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 04:03pm EDT

Metro may reach outside transit circles for new GM

While Metro Board members have remained very tight-lipped about actual names of candidates, a Metro source tells WTOP the list of finalists being put together includes a candidate or candidates from outside the realm of public transit.

Tags: WMATA , Metro , public transportation , Jeff McKay , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Peter Benjamin , Richard Sarles , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl & Crawl

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 01:07am EST

Is it time for a higher gas tax?

The region lags behind the national average for gas taxes. Some say it may be time to start paying more at the pump. What are your thoughts?

Tags: Adam Tuss , gas tax , National Capital Region Transportation Planning Bo

Thursday - 10/21/2010, 08:44am EDT

Helicopter complaints take off in Arlington

Arlington holds a public forum on helicopter noise Wednesday night.

Tags: Arlington , helicopters , helicopter noise , Mark Segraves , Colleen Kelleher , Arlington County Board

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 11:15am EDT

Drought watch issued for D.C. region

The record high temperatures along with the absence of rain in the area has affected streamflow and groundwater levels throughout the Potomac River Basin. In the last month, precipitation levels are 50 percent below normal.

Tags: drought watch , Drought , water conservation , Potomac River , Potomac River Basin , Steve Bieber , Kristi King

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 02:47pm EDT

Metro goes under greater scrutiny

Management, communications and decision making by the region's mass transit system will go under the microscope.

Tags: WMATA , Sprawl & Crawl , Greater Washington Board of Trade , Jim Dinegar

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 11:05am EDT

Low-cost option to keep traffic flowing: Clear wrecks faster

"The incident cleanup is taking, frankly, more time than it really needs to," says Dave Snyder, chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments' transportation planning board.

Tags: COG , Dave Snyder , traffic accidents , traffic wrecks , traffic flow , Virginia Department of Transportation , VDOT , Maryland State Highway Administration , SHA , D.C. Department of Transportation , DDOT , Adam Tuss , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 08:05am EDT