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Martin DiCaro

WAMU

Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

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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Streetcar Funding Slashed By D.C. Council

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The D.C. Council voted to cut spending for a planned 22-mile network of streetcars — and use the money to pay for tax cuts. But Mayor Vincent Gray says that puts the entire program in jeopardy.

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D.C. Should Move Faster On 16th Street Bus Lane Study, Says Mayoral Candidate

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

WAMU

A D.C. Council member — who is also the Democratic mayoral nominee — wants the District Department of Transportation to speed up improvements to a busy bus corridor.

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Metro Takes Over Silver Line; Summer Opening Date Planned

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After months of delays, D.C.'s transit agency officially took control of the $2.9 billion Silver Line project.

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No Bus Lane On 16th Street Northwest Until 2016 At The Earliest

Friday, May 23, 2014

A dedicated bus lane on 16th Street Northwest would help S Line commuters to get work more quickly, but D.C.'s transportation department says the earliest that could happen is...2016.

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As H Street Changes, Can Long-Time Residents Stay?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WAMU

The new streetcars coming to D.C. are expected to bring billions in economic development, but residents who lived through the bad times might be priced out of staying through the good.

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For D.C. Residents, Streetcar Return Will Pose Practical Challenges

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's been 52 years since streetcars last ran on D.C. streets, and city officials have been working to prepare residents, drivers, cyclists, and business owners for what life with trolley will look and feel like.

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D.C. Metro to Take Control of Silver Line Next Week

Monday, May 19, 2014

After months of delay, the largest public transit project in the D.C. region could finally be zeroing in on an opening date.

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What's Missing On Bike To Work Day? Data.

Friday, May 16, 2014

D.C.'s Bike to Work Day festivities are expected to break records, and bike commuting in the District is on the rise. But advocates say bicyclists are undercounted, leading to a disproportionately low investment in the city's cycling infrastructure.

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Price Tag of Proposed Arlington Streetcars Increase -- and So Do Ridership Projections

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Arlington County officials say that when its new streetcar line is built out, it will provide the majority of transit trips in the area. But opponents say that's overstated -- and that the increasing cost doesn't justify the project.

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D.C. Council Mulls Insurance Coverage For Ridesharing Services

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

During a grueling, six-hour hearing, representatives of app-based transportation companies tried to convince D.C. City Council members — not to mention the city's even more skeptical taxi commissioner — that they did not need to be strictly regulated.

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While Uber Skirts D.C. Taxi Surcharge Rules, Some Drivers Pay Twice

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

All taxi rides in D.C. come with a 25 cent surcharge, but Uber, an app-based hailing service that has fought with city regulators, isn't paying the surcharges at all.

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D.C. Regulators Try To Tackle 'Rideshare' Insurance Confusion

Thursday, May 01, 2014

In a marathon, three-hour long hearing, tech companies tried to make the case to D.C. officials that their companies would be driven out of the city if new insurance regulations are adopted.

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Safety Hazards Seen in Yet-To-Be Opened Maryland Transit Hub

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chunks of concrete could break off and fall on commuters—unless the Silver Spring Transit Center's beams and girders are strengthened. That's one of the key findings in a report released Tuesday on the long-running problems with the transit facility.

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The Silver Line Will Be Safe, Say Project Leaders

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Before D.C.'s new Silver Line can open to passengers, "bobbing" circuitry needs to be fixed. Translation: the Silver Line signals have to synch better with the Orange Line, or else trains will stop in their tracks.

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