Get ready for traffic to pick back up as part of “September Shock”

Next week marks the beginning of what area traffic experts have dubbed “September Shock,” the month-long phenomenon in which traffic delays on the region’s roadways bounce back in a big way from their annual summertime lull. This jump is one of the most predictable and pronounced traffic events of the year, according to a recent…

How SafeTrack has impacted traffic on area roadways so far

Analysts at the TPB have examined hour-by-hour traffic patterns on area roadways during the first four “safety surges” of Metro’s aggressive, yearlong SafeTrack maintenance program. The analysis reveals some noteworthy impacts that could help traffic management agencies, transit providers, employers, and daily commuters plan for future disruptions. The TPB’s recent analysis looked at traffic patterns…

A day without Metro meant worse traffic for some but not others

When the region’s Metrorail system shut down for a whole day on March 16, many predicted a traffic nightmare. While such a scenario unfolded for some, traffic for others wasn’t that much different than a typical Wednesday. Metro announced the all-day closure of its rail system late in the day on March 15. Almost immediately,…