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Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wants to know: Do you spend more quality time with your steering wheel than with your kids? Instead of romancing your significant other, are your idle hours spent getting oil changes. Has your life spun out of control because of your commute, or do you know what you are doing?
Unless you live at the office, like some frugal members of Congress, chances are you have a fairly healthy commute each day to and from work, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says. The average commute time in the D.C. area is about 34 minutes -- almost as bad as New York. So how far do you travel, and what've you seen on the way?
Frederick County leaders say they want top reduce the number of residents commuting out of the county by 10 percent.
Commuters in the D.C. area faced grueling traffic backups on Friday morning. This, combined with a train derailment on the Red Line heading into the city has prompted many to deem the morning rush, "the commute from hell". Federal News Radio has contacted the Office of Personnel Management about their decision to open the federal government, and is waiting for a response.
WTOP's Mark Segraves sat down with Metro's new General Manager Richard Sarles, who explained how the federal government and D.C. Metro coordinate to make the easiest commutes.
Despite some of the worst traffic in the country, one group is lauding the D.C. Metro area for creating effective transportation alternatives.
Roads in the WTOP listening area, recently classified as the country's most congested, may see some relief in the coming months as more federal workers plan to stay at home.
Prince William County has been working feverishly to find replacements for about 750 commuter parking spots at Potomac Mills Mall that will be gone come Feb. 14.
Following Wednesday evening's heavy snow fall, Federal News Radio is polling feds on how much the weather affected their commute.
In the wake of some nightmarish stories of commuters stranded on area roads during Wednesday's storm, one reportedly for 14 hours, many blame the government for what they say was insufficient time for people to get home.