Pete Muntean, wusa9

Pete Muntean

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Pete:

Stuck in DC traffic? The race is on to finish 40 miles of roadwork by fall

The District Department of Transportation is closing lanes and frustrating drivers along one mile of Georgia Avenue. → Read More

6 Metro stations to reopen, but more shutdowns are coming to Maryland, Virginia

Metro's biggest-ever rehab project is barely half over. Now, the transit agency is eyeing how to best fix 14 more stations in 2020 and 2021. → Read More

Lower speed limits are coming to a neighborhood near you. How slowing your commute by 48 seconds could save lives

Speed has emerged as the critical issue for The District Department of Transportation. On a quest to make roads safer, it says speed limits could start coming down. → Read More

Report: Reagan National Airport, BWI among top 25 for delays

Airports say don't blame them. The report finds that flight delays and cancellations are typically due to problems with airspace or airlines. → Read More

With no Metro for months, get a first look at fixes made at 6 Virginia stations

With trains set to start rolling again September 9, Metro says 'we're in pretty good shape,' and riders will reap the benefits. → Read More

Uber and Lyft say yes, they are making traffic in DC worse

Uber and Lyft are now conceding to the idea that ridesharing is making up a growing chunk of traffic in major cities, including D.C. → Read More

'It will save lives' | How one woman made major changes to Rockville's most notorious intersection

Drivers on Rockville Pike where it meets Viers Mill Road will now see four “wrong way” signs and new reflective poles built into the road. → Read More

Metro bets that more bus riders could curb crippling congestion by 2030, but first the bus has to get better

There’s a new push to get more people on the bus than ever thanks to a plan for sweeping changes in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. → Read More

OmniRide bus system scales back service while drivers strike

Thousands of NoVA commuters are impacted while many of the drivers strike for better pay in a new contract. → Read More

These clean energy, electric buses promise to help Beltway traffic congestion in Prince George's County

“It’s the future,” said Terry Bellamy, head of Prince George’s County Public Works and Transportation. It was just awarded a $2.2 million grant for electric buses. → Read More

When is a fix coming for Metro’s hottest stations?

With two stations missing cool air for years, Metro is scrambling to make fixes underground after an unmarked lamppost put them way behind schedule. → Read More

VIDEO: 23-year-old pilot nails emergency water landing off Ocean City, Md. Here’s what he did right

Police say the pilot was not hurt as the plane jolted to a stop. He's getting atta-boys from the aviation community worldwide. → Read More

One small step for woman | The future is female for NASA's next moon missions

All 12 astronauts who walked on the moon were men. NASA's Artemis program aims to change that. → Read More

Soon they'll be service dogs. But Monday, they had to tackle airport security

More than 25 service dogs in training got to experience the smells and sounds of BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport. Many treats were had. → Read More

Here’s what's changing at Metro stations to stop fare evasion. Could San Fran’s 'guillotine' be coming?

Metro is looking at how other cities are stopping fare evasion after losing $36 million every year. Changes are coming soon. → Read More

Metrobus gets a 'D' grade. Here's what can be done to fix it

Researchers analyzed 34 key bus routes in The District, saying 'service was found to be largely unreliable and unpredictable.' The report names five key fixes. → Read More

Electric buses could arrive in Virginia in time for Amazon HQ2

Six electric buses are on the way to Alexandria-- an area awaiting Amazon HQ2. → Read More

Metro is losing more money than it thought to fare evasion—and thinks the real number is much worse

Metro says fare evasion puts federal funds in jeopardy, says $36 million in lost revenue could have paid for major rail and bus improvements. → Read More

Waterfall in a Metro tunnel | Commuters gawk as floodwater storms station ceilings, elevator

WMATA says the waterfall lasted 20 minutes, with trains rushing through it and water pooling in elevators. → Read More

Here are the best times to drive the Bay Bridge this weekend. But why isn't there another way?

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a study to look into building a new bay crossing, but that was in 2016. A $5 million study has produced few results. → Read More