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Martin DiCaro

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D.C. Metro Unveils New Rail Cars

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Its 1970s-era rail cars creaking with age, Metro finally stepped into the 21st century on Monday, as the transit authority unveiled the first four in its fleet of modern trains scheduled to begin carrying passengers by the end of the year.

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D.C. Extends Warning Period For New Traffic Cameras

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Police in D.C. are extending the warning period for more than 100 new traffic safety cameras before issuing real tickets to violators.

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D.C. Metro Could Add Up To 14 Stations, But Expansion Is Decades Away

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Metro is considering a long-range plan to relieve congestion on its crowded rush hour trains, but the transit agency's top official says it's at least a couple decades away from being realized.

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The Forecast Calls for Gridlock: D.C. Planners Say Transit Investment a Must

Friday, December 20, 2013

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As the Washington region’s population and employment grow, traffic congestion will worsen -- but the percentage of all daily trips taken using transit will remain at seven percent through 2040.

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First Envisioned 21 Years Ago, a D.C. Biking and Walking Path Remains Unfinished

Thursday, December 19, 2013

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Twenty-one years after plans were first devised -- and seven years after D.C.'s bike master plan called for its completion -- a planned eight mile bicycling and walking trail that may eventually connect Union Station and Silver Spring is still years away from being finished.

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VIDEO: D.C.'s First Streetcar Test Goes Well -- If Slowly

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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The District’s first streetcar in a half-century was towed down its tracks on H Street NE at four miles per hour Monday, the first in what will be months of safety tests before passengers can finally hop aboard next year.

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D.C. Streetcar To Make Long-Awaited First Appearance

Friday, December 13, 2013

The first streetcar to glide down tracks in Washington in half a century will make its first appearance Friday, as the District Department of Transportation intends to transfer one of its new streetcars from its Anacostia test track to the H Street/Benning Road NE corridor.

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Silver Line Delays Are Costing Millions, and Annoying Commuters, Says Senator

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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Following word that the already-delayed Silver Line would need additional testing before it could be turned over to D.C.'s transit authority for passenger service, Virginia Senator Mark Warner whipped off a letter complaining that delays hurt commuters -- and cost millions in lost fare box revenue.

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Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Has Allies Outside Congress

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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The federal gasoline tax, last raised in 1993 to 18 cents per gallon, would increase five cents per year over three years and have future increases tied to inflation, under legislation proposed Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). With the Highway Trust Fund set to go broke in ten months, the congressman called on leaders of both parties and the Obama administration to raise the tax to replenish the pot of money that pays for rail and road improvements.

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Railroads Face Deadline to Install Technology to Prevent Crashes

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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The deadly derailment of a Metro-North commuter train in New York Sunday may be adding a sense of urgency to the efforts of freight and passengers railroads to adopt technology that could prevent similar accidents.

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Washington First City in Nation to Deploy Stop Sign, Crosswalk Cams

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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As Washington becomes the first city in the U.S. to deploy cameras to catch drivers who run stop signs and crosswalks, block the box, and drive oversized or overweight commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods, safety researchers are launching a study to measure the new cameras' effectiveness.

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D.C. May Speed Up 16th Street Buses with Traffic Light Tech and Bus Lanes

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Metro carries half of all people heading downtown on 16th Street, but the already-crowded buses must compete with cars. Now, D.C. is looking at ways to speed buses along -- including giving drivers the ability to change traffic lights.

 

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Troubled Silver Spring Transit Center Could Open Next Year

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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The Silver Spring Transit Center, years behind schedule and about $15 million over budget, finally may be ready to open to the public next year after additional repair work, Montgomery County, Md. officials announced on Tuesday.

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Metro GM Apologizes After Especially Bad Week On Red Line

Friday, November 15, 2013

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The head of D.C.'s transit agency is apologizing to Red Line riders for the delays this week which were unusually bad -- even by the standards of the oft-beleaguered Metro line.

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Chaos at D.C. Taxicab Meeting as Cabbies Shout Down Regulators

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission ended in an uproar on Wednesday, as nearly 300 cab drivers organized by the Teamsters union erupted in anger when the commission’s chairman attempted to read aloud a letter from an unhappy cab customer.

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Not Even Zebras Can Stop Cars From U-Turning Through D.C. Bike Lane

Friday, November 08, 2013

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District officials want to prevent cars from making illegal U-turns through the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lane. But critics say the spacing of zebras -- so-called plastic barriers -- isn't doing the trick.

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D.C. Metro's New Role: Real Estate Developer

Thursday, November 07, 2013

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Talk about transit-oriented development: for the first time in seven years, Washington's transit authority is soliciting developers for land it owns at five separate Metro stations.

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When Will D.C.'s Streetcar Run? Officials Stick With 'Soon'

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

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D.C.'s first streetcar line in 50 years may be ready for passengers service by spring or early summer of next year, but an exact date remains elusive.

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D.C. Taxi Drivers Deliver Letter To Mayor Gray Calling For Halt To Impoundments

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

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Cabbies rallied outside D.C.'s city hall Tuesday, demanding a meeting with Mayor Vincent Gray as they fight for more representation on the city's Taxicab Commission.

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D.C. Metro To Begin Running New Railcars In Late 2014

Friday, November 01, 2013

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D.C.'s new Metro cars are "a complete departure" from what transit riders have seen for the last four decades, according to the agency's chief.

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