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

FBI investigates report that Amtrak train was hit by projectile before crash

twincities.com — An assistant conductor aboard the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday said she believes she heard a radio transmission between the engineer and another operator in which he said the train had been struck by something just before the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

Amtrak conductor heard engineer tell someone train had been struck by something, NTSB says

washingtonpost.com — A conductor on the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday said she heard the engineer tell someone the train had been struck by something, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. NTSB member Robert Sumwalt said the 39-year-old conductor, interviewed for the first time Friday, could hear the radio transmissions of engineer Brandon Bostian.

Metro resumes old strategy to prevent more smoke incidents in tunnels

washingtonpost.com — Metro officials will step up efforts to keep tunnels clear of dust and grime and clean the electrical equipment that helps move rail cars through the system after another smoke incident that shut down service to three lines during Monday's busy morning commute.

Metro: Extension on one of three loans improves financial picture

washingtonpost.com — Metro officials are expected to announce Thursday that they have negotiated an extension to one of three loans that were due to be paid off in June, temporarily easing financial pressures on the troubled agency. Dennis Anosike, Metro's chief financial officer, said that Bank of America will give the transit agency another year to repay $88 million it owes.

Metro: We’re really sorry your commute was horrible

washingtonpost.com — Thanks to #WMATA, my 45 minute commute turned into a 3.5 hour commute. No communication at all, the train conductors had no clue.

Top Silver Line official to leave Washington Airports Authority

washingtonpost.com — A top official responsible for overseeing construction of the Silver Line rail is leaving to take a job in Chicago, according to two people with direct knowledge of the project.

Maryland cuts tolls on Bay Bridge, ICC and other roadways

washingtonpost.com — Starting July 1, motorists will pay less to drive on Maryland bridges and roadways. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) made the surprise announcement Thursday during a hastily called press conference at the foot of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where tolls will drop from $6 to $4.

Come sound off about noise at National Airport

washingtonpost.com — assenger traffic has increased dramatically at Reagan National over the last few years - to the point where its expected to pass its larger cousin, Dulles International Airport, in passenger traffic sometime this year. The increase in passengers has created all kinds of problem for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the entity which manages both airports.

Letter urges transportation leaders in Congress not to tinker with DCA

washingtonpost.com — Northern Virginia's Congressional delegation and D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes-Norton are wasting no time in telling leaders on the Hill that they shouldn't mess with flights in and out of Reagan National Airport. Consider it the opening salvo in what could be a tough battle for the Virginia delegation. As Sen.

Who is Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby?

washingtonpost.com — Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby walked down the steps of the Baltimore War Memorial on Friday morning and - with a vigor seldom seen from officials handling the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death - made a stunning announcement to a crowd of reporters: The officers involved in his arrest would be charged.
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May 24, 2015

John F. Nash Jr. dies; Nobel laureate was subject of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ wapo.st/1JNA4z3

May 24, 2015

Famed 'A Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash, wife killed in taxi crash, police say nj.com/middlesex/inde…

May 23, 2015

RT @frankthorpNBC: A passenger bus engulfed in flames on 395 south just over the bridge from DC instagram.com/p/3C0H7vkzvK/

May 23, 2015

Cleveland officer Michael Brelo found not guilty in fatal shooting of two people. wapo.st/1GvUgEM

May 23, 2015

Ireland votes resoundingly to legalize gay marriage. wapo.st/1KbIJt3

May 23, 2015

RT @capitalweather: D.C. area forecast: Spectacular through Sunday, then trending hot wapo.st/1FJUAkq

May 22, 2015

New trial likely for man convicted of killing intern Chandra Levy. wapo.st/1KaiOC9

May 22, 2015

Six #Baltimore police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray. wapo.st/1F6BTBN

May 22, 2015

The latest: Suspect in 4 gruesome D.C. killings might not have acted alone, police say. wapo.st/1PAEPkn

May 22, 2015

What Hillary Clinton’s private e-mails tell us about her management style. wapo.st/1HzEpn6

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