WAMU 88.5 : Morning Edition

Filed Under:

Car Trips To Area Airports Getting Longer, Report Finds

Play associated audio

Driving to each of the airports in the Washington region takes longer than it did eight years ago, according to a new study claims. 

The study by the National Capitol Region Transportation Planning Board examined travel times from more than 15 residential or business hubs to the region's three major airports, the Washington Examiner reports.

In most cases, highway travel times during peak hours had increased since 2003. Traffic congestion was blamed for the longer trips.

For example, the travel time from Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport increased by nearly 20 minutes, to 44 minutes total. 

The study also looked at travel time to Washington Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. 

NPR

Texas Bookseller Picks 3 Summer Reads

Julia Green of Front Street Books recommends Moonlight on Linoleum by Terry Helwig, City of Women by David R. Gillham and The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly.
NPR

He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

Amin Sheikh's new cafe is a rarity in class-stratified India: It's open to people from all walks of life. Sheikh is a former street child, and so are many of his employees.
NPR

For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
NPR

WATCH: Squishy 'Octobot' Moves Autonomously

The robot designed by a team from Harvard University moves without the help of any rigid parts. Researchers say it is the first proof-of-concept design for an entirely soft, autonomous machine.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.