Changing Lanes: Big Issues in D.C. Area Transportation

By Adam Tuss
|  Saturday, Jun 22, 2013  |  Updated 10:00 AM EDT
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Changing Lanes: Big Issues in D.C. Area Transportation

Traffic backs up before a construction zone on Rockville Pike.

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Anyone who's inched along an overcrowded D.C.-area highway or waited for a packed Metro train knows it: Transportation is one of the biggest issues in D.C. and its suburbs.

We live and work in a place where the city at its center grows a whopping 79 percent every workday as commuters head into town.Yes, that's much more than other commuter-centric cities such as Boston and Houston.

News4 Transportation reporter Adam Tuss took a special look at some of the most pressing transportation issues in a special report, "Changing Lanes," that aired at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Here are some of the highlights of his report.

It will re-air on Sunday, June 30, at 5 p.m. on Cozi. (For Cozi channel listings, click here.)

Metro Red Line Crash

Four years ago, nine people were killed when two trains collided on the Red Line. It was the worst accident in the transit system's history.

Read more about the Red Line crash here.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Traffic Trouble spots

The I-95 Express Lanes construction, Rockville Pike construction and New York Avenue in northeast D.C. are three of the region's worst traffic trouble spots.

Read Adam Tuss' Top 10 Traffic Trouble Spots here.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

Silver Spring Transit Center

The mammoth Silver Spring Transit Center is years behind schedule and far over budget -- and now, parts of it must be ripped out because the concrete is too thick in some places and too thin in others. The community, meanwhile, is furious about the delays.

View more videos at: http://nbcwashington.com.

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