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Martin DiCaro

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Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

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

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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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

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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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For Businesses, Capital Bikeshare Good For The Bottom Line

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Stores near bike share stations in D.C. are seeing a quantifiable bump in business, says one planner.

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How Did Silver Line Problems Slip By?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Despite several layers of oversight, problems on the Silver Line have delayed its opening date by at least six months.

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What's Delaying the Silver Line? Pull Up a Chair.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

From speakers that have to be torn out to communications cables that don't work to computer units that must be entirely replaced, the yet-to-be-opened Silver line has quite a punch list. While no one will commit to an opening date, all signs point to summer—at the earliest.

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Bike And Pedestrian Access Could Breathe Life Into 'Underused' Metro Stations

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As Metro works to sell the public on the necessity of spending billions to expand its rail system in the coming decades, the transit authority is also trying to get the most out of its existing capacity. One way to make stations more attractive: upgrade the sidewalks and bike accessibility.

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Weeks After Latest Delay, Still No Word On Silver Line Opening

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Signal problems are holding up D.C.'s new Silver Line. But the contractor responsible for fixing them says it hasn't even received a list of the issues that need to be resolved.

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States Spend Too Much On New Roads, Neglecting Maintenance, Report Says

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Despite crumbling infrastructure, states continue to spend more money on building new roads than maintaining the ones they have, says a new report.

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So Much for the Traffic Calming: D.C. Rolls Back Wisconsin Ave. Street Changes

Monday, March 17, 2014

The District Department of Transportation is preparing to end a traffic-calming project on one of D.C.’s busiest avenues a little more than a year after implementing the changes that quickly provoked a driver backlash.

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Crowding Prompts Renewed Calls For D.C. Bus Lane

Thursday, March 13, 2014

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If you stand at a bus stop on 16th Street NW south of the U Street intersection after 8 a.m. on a typical weekday, there’s a good chance the next S line bus heading downtown will not stop to pick you up. It’s nothing personal. The driver simply cannot fit any more passengers on board.

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Why Spend More Money on Roads if People are Driving Less?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

That old axiom of transportation policy—to relieve congestion build more lanes—may be giving way to the realization that it's not worth it.

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Beltway Express Lanes Aren't Attracting Drivers Or Money

Friday, February 28, 2014

The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia are bleeding money.

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D.C., Maryland and Virginia Pledge $75 Million For Metro Upgrades

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Metro will be getting more funding from the three jurisdictions it serves.

After Gov. Martin O’Malley, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray met privately in Arlington Wednesday, the three Democratic executives announced they had reached an agreement in principle to each provide $25 million for Metro’s FY2015 budget. ...

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Reliability Concerns, Not Safety, Behind Silver Line Delay

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Problems with the Silver Line's signaling system are pushing back its launch date yet again, but officials say the contractor will foot the bill.

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Sneckdowns, D.C. Edition

Friday, February 21, 2014

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The storm that recently buried the Washington metropolitan area made traveling a mess, but the snow can illustrate how planners could design safer streets.

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Paper Or Plastic? D.C. Cab Drivers Still Refusing Credit Cards

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission says a significant number of cab drivers are still refusing to accept their passengers' credit cards. And now one city council member says her daughter was locked in a taxi over a payment dispute.

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Virginia's New Transportation Chief Has Both Money And Long List Of Projects

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In his first interview since taking office, Virginia's new transportation secretary talks about his priorities—and says he supports a new bill that places public transit on equal footing with highways.

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D.C. Metro Chief: If You Want More Service, We Need More Money

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Metro's plans call for a series of upgrades to rail service through 2025, but whether the plans come to fruition depends on the transit agency receiving local and federal funding. And that's far from guaranteed.

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D.C. Speed Cameras Reducing Crashes: Study

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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D.C.'s speed cameras are successfully slowing down drivers and reducing crashes and related injuries, according to a study of 87 existing camera locations by the District Department of Transportation.

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