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Martin DiCaro

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Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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