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Martin DiCaro

WAMU

Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

For D.C. Cab Drivers, Rollout Of Credit Card Payments Has Been Anything But Smooth

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WAMU

And then there were five: of the eight payment service providers D.C. approved to supply credit card systems to city taxis, three have faced significant problems. Now, the lawsuits are beginning.

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Cabbies of Washington Unite! Taxi Drivers Lock Arms with Teamsters

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNYC

D.C. cabbies -- frustrated with a spate of city mandates requiring drivers to modernize their vehicles -- have voted to unionize.

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Nine Hundred D.C. Cab Drivers Scramble To Find New Credit Card Payment System

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WAMU

For the second time since all District taxicabs were required to accept credit card and smartphone payments beginning this month, another company tapped by D.C. to  process those transactions is having major problems.

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Federal Budget Uncertainty May Shortchange Maryland's Purple Line

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

A proposed 16-mile, years-in-the-making light rail line -- like many other transit projects -- is subject to the funding priorities of Congress. And these days, that's not so certain.

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New Highway Along Beltway is Road Less Traveled

Thursday, October 24, 2013

WAMU

The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia—14 miles of EZ Pass-only toll lanes where HOV-3 vehicles ride free—are still struggling to attract drivers nearly one year after opening. Traffic volume on the new highway is below expectations, according to information reported to the Australian Securities Exchange.

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Strike Could Halt D.C.'s Paratransit Service

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WAMU

MetroAccess may be on the verge of its first strike, potentially stranding the hundreds of disabled residents who rely on the service for their daily appointments.

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Show Me the Money: Some D.C. Cabbies Waiting Weeks to Collect Credit Card Fares

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WAMU

Two weeks after the start of universal credit card acceptance in Washington, D.C. cabs, the transition from cash-only to modern technology has been bumpy, with more than 5,600 of the District’s roughly 6,500 cabs having installed systems that accept payments from both credit cards and smartphone apps.

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Property Thefts On Metro Drive 9.8 Percent Increase In Crime

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WAMU

Crime is up 9.8 percent on Metro rail and bus through the first eight months of this year, compared to the same period in 2012. The data comes as part of a crime report being presented to the transit authority's board Thursday morning.

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New Highway Won't Turn Dulles Airport Into Major Cargo Player: Study

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

WAMU

Building a ten-mile parkway in Northern Virginia won't turn Dulles International Airport into the premier air cargo hub on the East Coast, according to a study by the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis.

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VIDEO: What It Takes to Build D.C.'s First Streetcar in 50 Years

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WAMU

The H Street/Benning Road corridor is undergoing a permanent—and highly anticipated—transformation.

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Work Accident Kills WMATA Contractor

Monday, October 07, 2013

WAMU

A contractor was killed and two transit authority employees were injured in a work accident shortly after midnight Sunday in Washington, D.C.’s subway system.

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D.C. Studies Nine-Mile Streetcar Line Running Through National Mall

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

WAMU

The District Department of Transportation is launching a one-year study of a nine-mile streetcar line between Buzzard Point in Southwest D.C. and Takoma in Northwest. It's a key segment of a planned 22-mile streetcar system supposed to integrate wiith Metro buses and the D.C. Circulator.

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek of Washington's Yet-to-be Opened Silver Line

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

WAMU

In a western suburb of the nation's capital, reinforced concrete pillars are rising high above Virginia's traffic-clogged highways. They represent five years of nearly completed construction work on one of the nation's largest transit projects.

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D.C. Cab Drivers Protest Credit Card Deadline, Citing Installation Problems

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Extend the deadline! Extend the deadline!" they chanted.

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D.C. Suburb, at a "Crossroads," Eyes Bus Rapid Transit

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WAMU

The official kickoff to Montgomery County's BRT discussion was punctuated by worry and hope -- and was underscored by the sense that the densely populated county is at the transportation crossroads.

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Fact Check: How Reliable are Metro's Escalators?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

WAMU

When D.C.'s Metro claimed this month that more of its 588 escalators are working than at any point in nearly five years, many rail riders rolled their eyes in disbelief. But then a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics got involved.

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D.C.'s Silver Line Will Start Running... Well, It's Not Yet Clear When

Thursday, September 19, 2013

The first phase of the Silver Line, already anticipated in D.C.'s newest Metro Map, will be completed within two months. But so far there's no word on how long testing will take -- or when passenger service will begin operating.

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By Oct. 1, Most D.C. Taxicabs Will Take Credit Cards

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

WAMU

As a deadline approaches for D.C. taxi cabs to accept credit cards, the city's top regulator says most drivers will be in compliance. But despite threats of impounded vehicles, up to 2,000 cabs won't be ready.

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Metro Ridership Is Down, But Transit Experts Aren't Worried

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Metro is losing rail ridership, and fare revenues are falling short of projections, but transportation planners and policy experts say the short-term losses don't signal significant trouble -- especially since the transit agency is central to the region’s economic growth in the coming decades.

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Weekend Track Work and Unexpected Shut Downs Cost D.C. Metro Millions in Revenue

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WAMU

Metro is losing riders and revenue for the transit agency is falling short of projections, according to new numbers released by the transit agency.

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