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Martin DiCaro

WAMU

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Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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Changes To D.C.'s Blue Line Leave Some Commuters Seeing Red

Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Metro rail commuters began their work week on a grumpy note, and it had nothing to do with the mere fact that it was Monday morning. But the new rail schedule is necessary to accommodate the opening of the Silver Line — which will happen this weekend.

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In Virginia, Highways Grow Wider And Come With Tolls

Friday, July 18, 2014

The state’s top transportation planners unveiled plans Thursday designed to ease the commute on one of the region’s most congested roads. Commuters will get more highway capacity, but unless they are in an HOV-3 carpool they will have to pay a toll to use it.

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D.C. Streetcars Will Launch in November. Maybe.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The H Street-Benning Road streetcar line, Washington’s first in a half century, will open for passenger service the first week of November at the earliest. Under this best-case scenario, the streetcar would open almost a year after the District had first hoped. 

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Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

Monday, July 14, 2014

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but some say that leaves riders in limbo over whether the cars have adequate insurance coverage.

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Man Visiting D.C. Has Wild Ride on Uber

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WAMU

The man says the Uber driver ran red lights and nearly mowed down pedestrians in his panicked flight from Washington.

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DC Transit Agency Abandons 'Zebras' On Major Bike Lane

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

There was only one problem with the zebras the District Department of Transportation installed on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest last October: they did not work.

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Old Railcars Slow Down Metro Progress

Monday, July 07, 2014

WAMU

Metro’s fleet of aging trains — scheduled for replacement over the next several years — continues to bedevil commuters, risking Metro’s message that things actually are getting better halfway through a six-year, $5 billion rebuilding effort.

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Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Some D.C. residents are banding together to try to pressure the District to tackle pedestrian safety.

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AAA Lashes Out Against D.C. Congestion Plan

Monday, June 30, 2014

WAMU

The AAA is vehemently opposed to a plan that improves walking, biking, and transit in the D.C. region because it "ratchets up the District's hostility to motorists to a fevered pitch."

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Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand ridesharing services.

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Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

Monday, June 23, 2014

After months of delays and contractor problems, the Silver Line finally has an opening date.

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Arlington Streetcars Won't Go To Referendum. Now What?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Both sides in the battle over Arlington County's proposed streetcar lines are weighing in on a big decision by the county board.

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Silver Line Commuters, Start Your Engines

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WAMU

Now that an opening date for the Silver Line is within sight — even if Metro remains tight-lipped as to when it might be — transit officials want commuters to know they should take a bus, not their cars, to the train.

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Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts

Monday, June 16, 2014

D.C.'s transit agency says it will announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today. "We are in the final stretch," said Metro's general manager.

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D.C. Transit Union Wants To Organize Streetcar Workers

Friday, June 13, 2014

WAMU

The opening date for the D.C. streetcar is not the only aspect of the project mired in uncertainty. The local transit union is attempting to organize the future streetcar operators and maintenance workers.

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D.C. Increasing Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WAMU

The number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in D.C. is expected to more than double this fall.

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Stop Studying Dangerous Intersection and Take Action, Say Capitol Hill Residents

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Residents of a Northeast D.C. neighborhood where a pedestrian was badly injured in a crash say the District is partly to blame for failing to fix a dangerous intersection.

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