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Your Name Here: GOP Gov. Bob McDonnell Wants To Sell Naming Rights For Virginia Roads, Bridges

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

If Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has his way, you could soon take Wawa Road over the Walgreens Bridge past the Waffle House Interchange to get to Wa...

2011 Was A Bad Year For Elephants

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 02.27.2012 | Green

JOHANNESBURG — Large seizures of elephant tusks make this year the worst on record since ivory sales were banned in 1989, with recent estimates ...

You Can't Get There From Here

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Compromise was on the wane in our nation's Capitol before the elections of 2010. It has become virtually non-existent since.

In the Public Interest: Problems With Privatized Law Enforcement's New Frontier

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 12.27.2011 | Crime
Phineas Baxandall

Cash-starved municipalities privatizing law enforcement? Companies with business models that depend on catching increasing numbers of Americans for crimes? This can be a terrible combination.

Can Virginia Make Interstate 66 A Smarter Highway? (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing to issue a request for proposals that would institute an "active traffic manageme...

Mimes Mock Pedestrians At Venezuelan Traffic Crosswalks

AP | By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- A part of Venezuela's capital is giving dangerous drivers the silent treatment, sending mimes into the streets to do what police...

Gridlocked: Staring at Brake Lights and Holding First Place

John B. Townsend II | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC
John B. Townsend II

It is ironic that our region, the capital of the free world, suffers from world-class gridlock in the political process and on area roads.

D.C. Traffic Is Just Terrible, Studies Confirm ... Again

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- As you know, the D.C. area is already No. 1 for worst traffic congestion in the U.S., according to the Texas Transportation Institute's ...

In D.C. Crosswalk Doesn't Necessarily Mean Cross or Walk

Jody Melto | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC
Jody Melto

A "Walk" sign doesn't mean walk. It means wait a couple seconds. Then look both ways. In fact, just keep looking as you cross, in a group if you can. Waving your hand high above your head is a good idea.

Back to School (And Work)

Josh Sawislak | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Josh Sawislak

In the D.C. area, we have the triple whammy. Back to school traffic, construction on several of our major roadways and the fact that any rain causes half of the region's drivers to lose all ability to effectively operate a motor vehicle.

A Tribute to John Martyn

Joseph Vella | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts
Joseph Vella

A great new double CD set has just been released celebrating the unsung musical genius of the late John Martyn called Johnny Boy Would Love This...A Tribute to John Martyn.

Movie Review: Contagion

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The first hour of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion is so tense that you can almost forgive the second half for getting bogged down.

Oscar-Winning Director's Story Gets More Confusing, Now Denies Rumors

Posted 11.05.2011 | Entertainment

Perhaps Steven Soderbergh is playing us all. Perhaps, the inventive Oscar-winning director has just stumbled upon his next filmmaking form, a new meta...

Oscar-Winning Director Confirms Retirement

Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment

With the story line beginning to resemble his multi-strained masterpieces, Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh, in a roundabout, hedging way, con...

Bull Semen Causes Highway Ramp Closure

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Weird News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Canisters of frozen bull semen that fell from a Greyhound bus caused a minor scare when emergency officials found them emitting va...

More Freeways Won't End L.A.'s Traffic Woes

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Reynolds

There are two things on which most Southern Californians enthusiastically agree: Vin Scully should announce Dodger baseball forever, and something needs to be done about the traffic.

WATCH: Make Way For Ducklings

Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy

Ever since the children's book Make Way for Ducklings hit shelves in 1941, Americans have been hip to the fact that waterfowl need to cross the road j...

My Sort of True Love Affair With a Really Very Cool and Famous Person

Ilana Ross | Posted 09.27.2011 | College
Ilana Ross

They say the boulevards of Los Angeles are full of broken dreams, hearts, and now, more than few of my busted hubcaps.

Visions of a Car-Free Los Angeles: Lessons from Carmageddon

Paul Tullis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Tullis

Carma-no-geddon presented Los Angeles with a stunning vision of what it could be (and once was, I'm told).

Bloomberg Introduces 'Smart' Traffic Lights

Stuy, NY Patch | C. Zawadi Morris Email the Author | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled a new, technology-based traffic management system on Monday that allows traffic lights to adjust to the changing need...

Epic Traffic Jam Avoided

AP | DAISY NGUYEN and JOHN ANTCZAK | Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians were making the ultimate sacrifice Saturday to avoid the dreaded "Carmageddon" – leaving their cars in...

WATCH: Los Angeles Without Cars

Posted 09.14.2011 | Los Angeles

With Carmageddon looming in the near future, many Angelenos are planning to ditch their normal vehicles for the weekend in favor of bikes, public tran...

Road Remedy? Chinese Doctor Sets Out To 'Cure' Bad Driving

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 09.14.2011 | World

HEFEI, China — In China, where someone is killed in traffic every five minutes, one entrepreneurial doctor has an unusual approach for making ro...

Is 'Carmageddon' Just A Bunch Of Hype?

AP | JOHN ROGERS and DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The alarms have been sounded and the preparations have been made. Now, only two questions remain: Will "Carmageddon," the shutdow...

Escaping Carmageddon: Waze To The Rescue

Turnstyle | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology
Turnstyle

This is where Waze comes in: a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for smartphones with a built-in social component.