I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Brits vie for a crown-jewel of D.C. tourism

washingtonpost.com — Shuttling tourists around D.C. has long been a lucrative enterprise. And what companies are awarded the right to do so has been the subject of intense lobbying from companies who want a piece of the pie.

Congress keeps pressure on MWAA to ensure its finances are in order

washingtonpost.com — Back around 2012, it seemed that not a day went by without a new report on the financial and ethical problems at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. There were the Super Bowl tickets one authority executive accepted from a vendor. The friends and relatives who'd secured well paying jobs at MWAA.
Feb 04, 2016

Congress keeps pressure on #MWAA to ensure its finances are in order. wapo.st/1PlvMyt

Come on out for the inaugural DC Bike Ride

washingtonpost.com — D.C. is a town that likes to bike. And now all those cyclists will have their chance to take a tour of some of the city's most famous sites as part of the first-ever DC Bike Ride.

Transportation Secretary Foxx: DOT will continue its push for a safer Metro system

washingtonpost.com — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx signaled this week that he will keep the pressure on Metro to aggressively resolve safety issues that have shaken public faith in the nation's second busiest subway system. In a briefing with reporters at DOT headquarters Tuesday, Foxx also signaled that he may consider appointing new federal representatives to the transit agency's board of directors, reports WAMU's Martin DiCaro.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @drgridlock: Dr. Gridlock: Transportation Secretary Foxx: DOT will continue its push for a safer Metro system wapo.st/1R322v6

Eyewitnesses describe harrowing scenes following Philadelphia Amtrak derailment

washingtonpost.com — On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board released hundreds of pages of documents it has amassed as part of its investigation into the fatal derailment of an Amtrak train last May that killed eight people and injured 200.

Engineer in deadly Philadelphia Amtrak wreck recalls ‘foggy’ memory

examiner-enterprise.com — The engineer in the Amtrak wreck that killed eight people and injured more than 200 in Philadelphia last year described a surreal experience as the train careered around a curve at twice the authorized speed before it derailed, the National Transportation Safety Board said in documents released Monday.

NTSB releases report on last year’s deadly Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia

washingtonpost.com — The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday prepared to release the detailed findings of its investigation of a train wreck in Philadelphia in May that killed eight passengers and injured more than 200 in the worst Amtrak crash in 22 years.
Feb 01, 2016

#NTSB releases report on last year’s deadly #Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia - wapo.st/1So99Qb

Feb 01, 2016

RT @ashleyhalsey3rd: Amtrak engineer has "very foggy memory" of last year’s deadly wreck in Philadelphia that killed 8, injured 200+ wpo.st/hSG81

Feb 01, 2016

Engineer in Philadelphia #Amtrak derailment recalls ‘foggy’ memory. wapo.st/1PPTokq

Feb 02, 2016

RT @ashleyhalsey3rd: Amtrak engineer has "very foggy memory" of last year’s deadly wreck in Philadelphia that killed 8, injured 200+ wpo.st/hSG81

Feb 02, 2016

Engineer says he has only a "foggy" memory of last year’s deadly #Amtrak wreck in Philadelphia - wapo.st/1So99Qb

Northern Virginia legislators say widen I-66, don’t toll it

washingtonpost.com — A bipartisan group of seven Northern Virginia legislators have written state Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne, urging him to widen Interstate 66 before making people pay to use it. State Sens. Chap Petersen (D), Jill Vogel (R), Richard Black (R), Jennifer Wexton (D), Jeremy McPike (D), along with Dels.

Even Florida is helping D.C. with snow cleanup, and it’s sending a message

washingtonpost.com — Yes, folks, it's come to this - we've got so much snow to clear that even Florida is pitching in to help. As part of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), Florida's Division of Emergency Management is sending 15 dump trucks and 31 state employees to help with D.C.'s cleanup.
Jan 27, 2016

Even Florida is helping D.C. with snow cleanup, and it’s sending a message - The Washington Post washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/…

Capital Bikeshare to remain closed Wednesday

washingtonpost.com — The dig-out is very slow going. Most stations are still inaccessible. We'll remain closed 1/27 to focus on shoveling https://t.co/wMLpNAiGpT - Capital Bikeshare (@bikeshare) January 26, 2016 Bad news for folks who've come to depend on Capital Bikeshare to get where they're going: Company officials announced Tuesday that they will remain closed Wednesday.
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Feb 12, 2016

RT @postlocal: Snow arrival: -West (Leesburg area): 5-6 p.m. -Inside Beltway: 7:30 or 8 p.m. -East of Beltway: 8 or 8:30 p.m. wapo.st/1LlpihA

Feb 12, 2016

RT @capitalweather: Latest modeling continues to show snow hitting beltway between 7:30-8p. Updates: wapo.st/1QZGTjm pic.twitter.com/mM06XfJPyr

Feb 12, 2016

RT @martyweilwapost: ARCTIC air arriving: who is sending it? Canada? Siberia? Shouldnt there be a WALLl of some sort? Or at least a high tariff on these imports?

Feb 12, 2016

Remembering the greatest 45 minutes of Jim Gilmore’s political life. wapo.st/1Qwa65j pic.twitter.com/TWfyo81ps3

Feb 12, 2016

RT @drgridlock: @geometrywarrior Lots of brine treatment down. But highway depts worry how effective the treatments will be as temps fall. May be slick.

Feb 12, 2016

RT @PhilipRucker: George W. Bush is hugely popular among Rs in SC: private poll puts fav at 84, tied w/ Haley & Scott as most pop https://t…

Feb 12, 2016

RT @DavidNakamura: View from inside Air Force One of the national monument preserve Obama designated today in Calif. as Potus flew over pic.twitter.com/T4MJ9EQxrU

Feb 12, 2016

Evening snow blitz LIKELY with icy road threat, 5-11 p.m. Friday. Be careful. wapo.st/1Qbvry0 pic.twitter.com/wT3JpIDuH2


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