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Martin DiCaro

WAMU

Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

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

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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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Uber On Defensive in D.C. As Regulators Weigh New Rules

Monday, April 28, 2014

WAMU

The District is joining cities across the country in attempting to regulate the tech startups that allow consumers to order “rideshare service” through a smartphone app. 

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Contractor Hands Over Silver Line, Moving It Closer To Passenger Service

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the first time, the Silver Line finally has a projected opening date. Or rather an opening season: D.C.'s transit agency said Thursday the delay-dogged line would open "this summer."

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A Year Before Opening, Virginia Toll Road Builder Launches E-ZPass Campaign

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WAMU

The firm building the 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia wants carpoolers to get their E-ZPass transponder now, even though the new HOT lanes stretching are not expected to open until early next year.

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Delays Persist on D.C.'s Silver Line Project

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WAMU

The 11-mile, $3 billion project is behind schedule, and frustration is growing.

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D.C. Transit Exec Resigns In Wake Of Damning Federal Audit

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WAMU

The chief financial officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is resigning to take a job in the private sector.

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D.C. Residents Seek Safer Streets After Crash

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WAMU

More people are walking and riding to work in the nation's capitol. But city streets remain perilous.

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Obama Administration Faces Tough Sell On Transportation Spending

Thursday, April 10, 2014

WAMU

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is launching a national bus tour to highlight the need for infrastructure investment.

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Second Time's The Charm? Contractor To Submit Silver Line For Approval

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The D.C. region's Silver Line is approaching an important milestone — again.

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