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New Carrollton to be developed as walkable community

Maryland and Metro are looking for dramatic changes around the New Carrollton Metro. They want a developer to build homes, offices and shops there.

Tags: Metro , New Carrollton , walkable community , Martin O'Malley , WMATA , development , Sprawl and Crawl , housing , Purple Line , Orange Line , Amtrak , MARC , Colleen Kelleher , Neal Augenstein

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 07:56am EDT

ICC work to close I-270 twice early Friday

Crews will close all four lanes of Interstate 270 overnight Friday to erect an overhead sign structure. The closures will occur between midnight and 4 a.m.

Tags: InterCounty Connector , Interstate 270 , Darci Marchese , ICC , Sprawl and Crawl , I-270

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 01:37am EDT

San Fran's CEO among Metro's top G.M. candidates

The head of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is one potential candidate for Metro's top slot, WTOP has learned.

Tags: Nathaniel P. Ford, Sr. , Nat Ford , Metro , Metro general manager search , San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency , Jim Dougherty , Richard Sarles , John Catoe , Adam Tuss , Sprawl and Crawl

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 07:06am EDT

D.C., Baltimore transit cards to work across systems

Metro's SmarTrip card will work on Baltimore's bus and light rail. Riders can use the MTA's CharmCard on both Metro rail and bus.

Tags: Baltimore , Maryland Transit Administration , Metro , SmarTrip , Charm Card , Andrew Mollenbeck , CharmCard , Sprawl and Crawl , MTA , subway , light rail

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 01:38am EDT

D.C. rolls out largest bike share program in U.S.

The Captial BikeShare program got off to a rolling start in D.C. Monday. Under the program, which is the nation's largest, members pay a fee, then use bikes parked at bike stations throughout the region. A bike can be picked up at any station at any time of day and left at any destination.

Tags: Capital Bikeshare , Arlington , Adrian Fenty , Jay Fisette , Polly Trottenberg , U.S. Department of Transportation , bicyclist , Washington Area Bicyclist Association , Gabe Klein , District Department of Transportation , Kate Ryan ,

Monday - 09/20/2010, 09:21pm EDT

HOT lanes project fueled by war of words

Virginia lawmakers are demanding Arlington back down on federal lawsuit over High Occupancy Toll lanes along the Interstate 95/395 corridor.

Tags: Sprawl and Crawl , High Occupancy Toll lanes , HOT lanes , Bill Howell , Chuck Colgan , Bob Brink , Bob McDonnell , Arlington , Massaponax , Hank Silverberg , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 09/20/2010, 11:46am EDT

Heads up: Traffic pattern changes in Tysons Corner

You'll be taking a new ramp from Chain Bridge Road to Leesburg Pike. It is just south of International Drive.

Tags: Leesburg Pike , Chain Bridge Road , Tysons Corner , Sprawl and Crawl , Route 123 , Route 7

Friday - 09/17/2010, 05:01pm EDT

Promised discounts in jeopardy for Metro riders

Riders were supposed to be able to buy a SmarTrip card for $2.50 -- half the price of the going rate of $5.

Tags: SmarTrip , Metro , Jim Graham , Fare hike , Chris Zimmerman , Peter Benjamin , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 09/16/2010, 02:46pm EDT

Last section of Fairfax Co. Parkway set to open

The last stretch of the Fairfax County Parkway opens after a 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Tags: Fairfax County Parkway , Route 1 , Interstate 95 , Fort Belvoir , Sharon Bulova , Hank Silverberg , Springfield

Sunday - 09/12/2010, 11:27pm EDT

ICC 5K will give new highway a test run

Commuters will soon get a rare opportunity to travel on one of the region's major transportation projects, but not by car or train. It will be by foot.

Tags: ICC , InterCounty Connector , running , Beverley Swaim-Staley , Gaithersburg , Georgia Avenue , Laurel , Special Olympics Maryland , Adam Tuss ,

Thursday - 09/09/2010, 01:45pm EDT
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