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Martin DiCaro

WAMU

Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

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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After Troubling Audit is Leaked, Metro Defends Reforms

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WAMU

After a report slamming Metro's financial practices made its way to the press, transit officials say they're already improving their internal controls.

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D.C. Cabs Could Adopt Surge Pricing

Monday, April 07, 2014

WAMU

D.C. regulators are considering an unprecedented move for Washington’s metered taxicab fleet: deregulation. "This is a response to leveling the playing field," said city's taxicab chair, "and making everybody able to compete with one another."

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D.C. Regulators to Focus on Rideshare Apps -- and Drivers

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WAMU

D.C. regulators say smartphone-based car services are essentially meterless taxis — and they are preparing to unveil a slew of proposals designed to close liability insurance gaps and limit drivers’ hours on the road.

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Silver Line Delays Holding Up Tysons Corner Development

Monday, March 31, 2014

WAMU

Barring a rapid resolution to the project delays, people will have to drive to Tysons Corner for its “welcome the Silver Line” festival on May 31 – even though there will be no actual train to welcome.

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D.C. Metro Fares Going Up

Friday, March 28, 2014

Metro's bus and rail fares and parking fees are going up, effective July 1. Here's how it will work.

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