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Drivers take measure of new express lanes on Interstate 95

As expected, carpools and vanpools have flocked to the Interstate 95 express lanes, which opened on Dec. 14. “We saw a high percentage of HOV users right off the bat,” said Mike McGurk, spokesman for Transurban, the company that operates the electronically tolled lanes, which…

Metro ventilation systems scrutinized as Congress members are briefed on incident

A breakdown in radio communications and problems with ventilation in the subway tunnel and train involved in last week’s fatal Metro incident aggravated a crisis in which scores of passengers were stuck in smoke-filled rail cars for more than 30 minutes, members of Congress said…

One pedestrian killed per week in D.C. area

Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise locally and nationally. The latest numbers from police agencies in Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, as well as Alexandria and D.C., suggest someone is struck and killed once every week in the region.  

Proposals aim to ease I-66 commute, add bike lanes in D.C.

Virginia transportation officials have pondered many ways to improve traffic flow on Interstate 66, but a push to charge solo drivers to use the roadway inside the Beltway may be their boldest gambit yet.  

Virginia’s HOT lanes could be the future of U.S. transportation

On the north side of the Potomac River, Congress is mired in a debate about how the nation should build a transportation system for the 21st century. On the south side, Virginia has set up a lab more than 40 miles long to test one…