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Md. official: Highway worker violated protocols

Authorities investigating the death of a highway worker killed by a hit and run driver on Route 50 in Anne Arundel County early Thursday say the contract employee was violating protocols that might have saved his life.

By Michael Bolden  |  June 3, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Md. highway worker killed

Maryland State Police are looking for the driver of the vehicle that struck and killed a highway contract worker in Anne Arundel County.

By Michael Bolden  |  June 3, 2010; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Safety , highways  
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NB B-W Pkwy closed in Prince George's

All northbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway are closed between Greenbelt Road and Powder Mill Road in Prince George's County after a major police chase just before 3p.m. this afternoon, potentially causing complications for those returning from holiday getaways. A person attempting to elude police in an allegedly stolen truck hit multiple vehicles on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway before the truck overturned just south of Powder Mill Road in Laurel., and the driver--who was also accused of assault--fled on foot.

By Luke Rosiak  |  May 31, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Advisories , Congestion , Driving , Getaway , Safety  
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Security patrols at 2 stations

People using the Union Station and New Carrollton stations will see security patrols during the evening rush hour. It's part of a joint operation involving Transportation Security Administration personnel and local police agencies, including Metro transit police. This is not in response to any specific threat.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Metro , Safety , transit  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, metrorail delays  
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Metro to finish fixing car doors

The transit authority plans to spend up to $794,000 to finish fixing the problem that caused the rail car doors to open on the wrong side of the platforms. Because of the problem, the rail car doors are now opened by the train operators, rather than by the automatic system.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 27, 2010; 12:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro honors police for heroism

Metro Transit Police Officer Christopher Fulda and four fellow officers won special recognition for heroism on Thursday for kicking in a door and rescuing several residents from a burning building near Naylor Road station last month.

By Michael Bolden  |  May 27, 2010; 12:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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NTSB to release cause of Metro crash, Michael Bolden , May 20, 2010
Family IDs man who died on Metro, Michael Bolden , May 19, 2010
Metro union seeks funding flexibility, Michael Bolden , May 19, 2010
Police plan seatbelt checkpoint, Washington Post Editors , May 18, 2010
LaHood takes cellphone fight global, Washington Post Editors , May 18, 2010
NTSB begins air safety forum, Michael Bolden , May 18, 2010
Cellphone rule targets rail crews, Washington Post Editors , May 17, 2010
Senate meeting planned on Metro, Michael Bolden , May 17, 2010
Sign of times: Roadside mowing cut, Robert Thomson , May 17, 2010
Union criticizes Metro communication, Michael Bolden , May 14, 2010
Metro: Brake incident not hazardous, Robert Thomson , May 13, 2010
All-way crossing opens in D.C., Robert Thomson , May 12, 2010
Barnes Dance starts Wednesday, Robert Thomson , May 11, 2010
Drivers get bucks for buckling up, Washington Post Editors , May 11, 2010
Pedestrians struck in two locations, Michael Bolden , May 11, 2010
Union wants Metro to slow trains, Michael Bolden , May 11, 2010
Person spotted on Orange Line tracks, Luke Rosiak , May 10, 2010
Buckle up and get a buck in Md. , Washington Post Editors , May 10, 2010
NTSB to hold aviation safety forum, Michael Bolden , May 10, 2010
New way to walk in D.C., Robert Thomson , May 7, 2010
Metro slows Red Line trains, Michael Bolden , May 7, 2010
How was your highway today?, Robert Thomson , May 5, 2010
HOV crackdown on Wednesday, Robert Thomson , May 4, 2010
Oversight panel preps audit response, Michael Bolden , May 3, 2010
Bay Bridge progress report, Robert Thomson , April 27, 2010
Jordin Sparks in distracted driving fight, Washington Post Editors , April 27, 2010
Travelers' teachable moments, Robert Thomson , April 20, 2010
Thefts on the rise, Metro warns, Washington Post Editors , April 16, 2010
'Ghost bike' set as memorial, Robert Thomson , April 13, 2010
MetroAccess driver arrested , Michael Bolden , April 9, 2010
Metro bus drivers placed on leave, Michael Bolden , April 5, 2010
Metro hires new safety chief, Michael Bolden , April 1, 2010
Suspect jailed in Largo station rape, Michael Bolden , March 30, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Michael Bolden , March 29, 2010
Metro steps up security, holds drills, Washington Post editors , March 29, 2010
Metro approves new bridge, Washington Post Editors , March 25, 2010
Coping with road rage, Robert Thomson , March 25, 2010
Metro buying rail inspection vehicle, Michael Bolden , March 23, 2010
Shady Grove Road pattern change, Washington Post Editors , March 22, 2010
Pothole-filling progress report, Washington Post Editors , March 22, 2010
Metro bus driver fired for texting, Washington Post editors , March 19, 2010
Ride sober today, Robert Thomson , March 17, 2010
Metro makes pick for new safety chief, Washington Post Editors , March 15, 2010
Rain, melt bring minor flooding, Ashley Halsey , March 15, 2010
Metro fires train operator, Michael Bolden , March 12, 2010
Helicopter makes emergency landing, Michael Bolden , March 11, 2010
Md. bill bans reading text messages, Washington Post Editors , March 11, 2010
Traffic fatalities fall in 2009, Michael Bolden , March 11, 2010
Va. police crackdown nets 7,000 tickets, Washington Post Editors , March 8, 2010
Federal reports slams Metrorail safety, Michael Bolden , March 4, 2010
Hearing to examine Metro safety lapses, Michael Bolden , March 4, 2010
Metro expected to hire interim chief, Michael Bolden , March 4, 2010
Transcripts of crash testimony released, Michael Bolden , March 3, 2010
Sound off to Metro's new (interim) chief, Michael Bolden , March 3, 2010
5 escalators out at Gallery Place, Robert Thomson , March 1, 2010
NTSB hearing is a primer on safety, Michael Bolden , February 25, 2010
Impatient for Metrorail progress, Robert Thomson , February 23, 2010
Did safety experiment work?, Robert Thomson , February 23, 2010
Today's read: Feds take on Metro, Robert Thomson , February 23, 2010
Friendship Heights anti-terror drill , Washington Post Editors , February 22, 2010
Maryland crews attack potholes, Ashley Halsey , February 22, 2010
Are Metro's safety moves working?, Robert Thomson , February 18, 2010
Metro: Rail delays more frequent, Robert Thomson , February 18, 2010
D.C. ambulance crews struggling, Washington Post Editors , February 10, 2010
Some traffic signals are dark, Robert Thomson , February 6, 2010
MetroAccess suspends service, Michael Bolden , February 5, 2010
Va. bill ending radar detector ban advances, Washington Post Editors , February 4, 2010
Is Metro's platform policy working?, Robert Thomson , February 3, 2010
Metro responds on transit safety issues, Robert Thomson , January 29, 2010
New traffic signals coming in Silver Spring, Robert Thomson , January 29, 2010
Today's read: When to give up the keys?, Robert Thomson , December 30, 2009
Hazards of a drive around Washington, Robert Thomson , December 22, 2009
Limited schedule Monday for Fairfax Connector, Michael Bolden , December 21, 2009
Road conditions improving throughout region, Ashley Halsey , December 20, 2009
Three hundred stranded at Greyhound bus station, Michael Bolden , December 19, 2009
What you should know about traveling in the snow, Michael Bolden , December 18, 2009
Metro GM Catoe makes new commitment to safety, Robert Thomson , December 17, 2009
HOV violators nabbed on I-66, Ashley Halsey , December 10, 2009
Traffic Alert: 15th & I sts NW Closed due to Bus Accident, washingtonpost.com editors , December 10, 2009
SoberRide offers free travel during the holidays, Ashley Halsey , December 9, 2009
Tips for winter travel, Robert Thomson , November 30, 2009
Watch for bikers at 15th Street intersections, Robert Thomson , November 16, 2009
DC innovates on 15th Street bike lane, Robert Thomson , November 12, 2009
Resourceful drivers save a life in Prince George's, washingtonpost.com editors , November 6, 2009
Today's read: Prince George's approves cameras, Robert Thomson , November 4, 2009
Speed camera grace period extended, Robert Thomson , November 2, 2009
See and be seen on Halloween, Robert Thomson , October 30, 2009
The plight of pedestrians in parking lots, Robert Thomson , October 29, 2009
Student struck outside high school in Potomac, Mike McPhate , October 29, 2009
Is this train jerky, or is it just me?, Robert Thomson , October 23, 2009
Interesting case on driver rights and public safety, Robert Thomson , October 20, 2009
New I-95 Pattern Confuses Some Drivers, Robert Thomson , October 15, 2009
The Week Ahead, Ashley Halsey , October 12, 2009
The Weekend and Beyond, Ashley Halsey , October 9, 2009
Watch Your Speed in Maryland Work Zones, Robert Thomson , September 30, 2009
Traffic Alert: Pennsylvania Ave and 9th Street NW About to Reopen, washingtonpost.com editors , September 29, 2009
Poll: What's Your Biggest Concern Regarding Metro?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 24, 2009
NTSB Issues New Safety Advisory to Metro, Robert Thomson , September 22, 2009
Metro Says No Specific Threat Against D.C. Transit, Robert Thomson , September 22, 2009
Coin Spill Shuts Down Route 301, Lanes Now Clear, washingtonpost.com editors , September 8, 2009
Increased Police Presence During Student Commute, washingtonpost.com editors , September 3, 2009
D.C. Tries Out New Traffic Signal, Robert Thomson , August 14, 2009
Geese Man Gets Probation, Robert Thomson , August 3, 2009
Fire Disrupted Metro Service at McPherson Square, Robert Thomson , July 30, 2009
DC Traffic Control Officers Get Teeth, Robert Thomson , July 29, 2009
Join Me at Noon For Online Chat, Robert Thomson , July 20, 2009
Metro Looking For Ideas From Bikers, Walkers, Robert Thomson , July 17, 2009
Metro Chief Says He Regrets Continuing Delays, Robert Thomson , July 16, 2009
Metro's Continuing Problem With Train Controls, Robert Thomson , July 15, 2009
Congressional Committee Examines Metro Crash, Robert Thomson , July 14, 2009
Metro's Not So Fail-Safe System, Robert Thomson , July 14, 2009
Possible Gas Leak Causes Delays in Bethesda, Michael Bolden , July 10, 2009
Red Line Trains Not Doing Normal Turnbacks, Robert Thomson , July 1, 2009
Manual Train Operation To Continue, Catoe Says, Robert Thomson , June 30, 2009
Beautiful Day For a Wilson Bridge Bike Ride, Robert Thomson , June 27, 2009
Move Up the Platform To Await Metro Trains, Robert Thomson , June 26, 2009
Red Line Service Still Affected By Investigation, Washington Post Editor , June 26, 2009
Closed Red Line Stations Reopen, Partially, Washington Post Editor , June 25, 2009
Metro Union Leader Urges Safety Precautions, Robert Thomson , June 24, 2009
Some Metro Riders Avoid Front, Rear Cars, Washington Post Editor , June 24, 2009
Crackdown on Aggressive Drivers Coming , Robert Thomson , June 20, 2009
Northern Virginia Getting 'Road Diet', Robert Thomson , June 19, 2009
Fed Money Stimulates DC Sidewalk Construction, Robert Thomson , June 12, 2009
'Move Over' Laws Come As Surprise to Drivers, Robert Thomson , June 12, 2009
Doors Opening: Metro Must Solve This Problem, Robert Thomson , June 8, 2009
Quieter Roadways but Bus Crash Remains, Michael Birnbaum , May 22, 2009
Metro Is Watching, Washington Post Editors , May 11, 2009
Mayor Fenty Releases New DC Pedestrian Plan, Robert Thomson , May 11, 2009
Dangerous Crossing in Downtown DC, Robert Thomson , May 7, 2009
VDOT Tries Paint to Promote Road Safety, Robert Thomson , April 16, 2009
Many Concerned About Speed Cameras, Robert Thomson , April 6, 2009
Route 15 Detour in Loudoun Starts Friday, Robert Thomson , March 31, 2009
Get Smart: Region Launches Safety Campaign, Robert Thomson , March 25, 2009
Streets Are for People, Too , Robert Thomson , March 24, 2009
VDOT Says Arlington Bridge Is Sound, Robert Thomson , March 5, 2009
Driver Questions GW Parkway Ramp Design, Robert Thomson , March 5, 2009
Does Ad Encourage Road Rage?, Robert Thomson , March 3, 2009
Columbia Pike WB Reopened After Gas Leak , Mike McPhate , February 5, 2009
Update: Officer Rescued Woman on Tracks, washingtonpost.com editors , January 20, 2009
Man Hit, Killed by Metro Train at Shady Grove, Mike McPhate , December 17, 2008
SoberRide Launches Holiday Safety Campaign, Robert Thomson , December 12, 2008
Safety Advocates Launch Fall Campaign, Robert Thomson , November 13, 2008
A Reader's Suggestion for the Holidays, Robert Thomson , November 11, 2008
Road Safety Project Starting in Silver Spring, Robert Thomson , November 6, 2008
It's Halloween; Don't Mess Up, Robert Thomson , October 31, 2008
Motorcyclist Asks About Drivers, Robert Thomson , October 21, 2008
Man Struck, Killed by Train at Suitland Station, Mike McPhate , October 10, 2008
I-66 Eastbound Lanes Closed in Gainesville, Mike McPhate , October 6, 2008
An Appeal to Pedestrians, Robert Thomson , September 30, 2008
Montgomery Unveils 'Road Diet', Robert Thomson , September 10, 2008
Bay Bridge Update, Robert Thomson , September 3, 2008
Montgomery Planning Pedestrian Improvements, Robert Thomson , September 2, 2008
Advocating Eye Contact in Traffic, Robert Thomson , August 14, 2008
The Future of Pedestrian Safety, Robert Thomson , August 12, 2008
Montgomery Slows the Flow, Robert Thomson , July 31, 2008
D.C. Considers Higher Fines for Drivers, Robert Thomson , July 15, 2008
Traffic Death a Public Loss, Robert Thomson , July 10, 2008
Final Sessions on D.C. Pedestrian Plan, Robert Thomson , July 8, 2008
Meeting Tonight on D.C. Pedestrian Plan, Robert Thomson , June 24, 2008
Engineering Solutions for Pedestrians, Robert Thomson , June 18, 2008
DC Publishes Pedestrian Plan, Robert Thomson , May 20, 2008
Mixed Results at Crosswalk, Robert Thomson , May 19, 2008
Is Jaywalking Safer?, Robert Thomson , May 13, 2008
Most Dangerous Crossings, Robert Thomson , May 5, 2008
Arlington Safety Enforcement Today, Robert Thomson , March 26, 2008
Renewed Focus on Safety, Robert Thomson , March 5, 2008
DC Moves for Safer Sidewalks, Robert Thomson , February 4, 2008
Motorcycle Safety Draws Attention, Robert Thomson , June 6, 2007
Bridge Crash Highlights Safety Problem, Robert Thomson , May 11, 2007
D.C. Moves For Street Safety, Robert Thomson , May 4, 2007
Speed Camera Fines Begin Today, Robert Thomson , May 2, 2007
Traffic Calming Program Begins in District, Robert Thomson , April 25, 2007
Kaine Signs Traffic Safety Bills, Robert Thomson , March 23, 2007
Traffic Safety Challenges for Drivers, Walkers, Robert Thomson , March 22, 2007
Campaign For Pedestrian Safety Begins, Robert Thomson , March 20, 2007
Traffic Officers On Duty at Midday, Robert Thomson , November 6, 2006
 
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