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Martin DiCaro

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Martin DiCaro appears in the following:

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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Silver Line Contractor Completes Testing

Monday, February 10, 2014

The $3 billion Silver Line rail extension through Virginia's Tysons Corner is one step closer to opening to the public.

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Cyclists Push For Repairs On Rock Creek Park Bike Trail

Friday, February 07, 2014

One of D.C.'s most popular bike paths has fallen into disrepair, say advocates, who complain no progress has been made on the trail since 2011. Now they're trying to jumpstart the work.

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Should D.C. Ridesharing Services Like Lyft And UberX Be Regulated?

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Concerns about passenger safety are prompting officials to take a long look at ride sharing apps.

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Four Months Later, Some D.C. Cabbies Still Finding Way Around Credit Card Rules

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Months after new city regulations began requiring D.C.'s taxicabs to accept credit card payments, many drivers still flout the law.

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Vehicle-To-Vehicle Tech Offers New Ways to Prevent Crashes

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The federal government is moving closer to requiring all new cars and trucks communicate with each other. That technology, regulators say, could reduce crashes by up to 80 percent.

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D.C. Metro Says Cold Weather to Blame for Recent Mechanical Problems

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Metro's top executive says cold weather is mostly to blame for mechanical problems snarling rail commutes.

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Special Election In Arlington Prompts Debate Over Streetcar Plan

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

WAMU

In their final debate before two upcoming caucus votes this week, the three Democratic candidates running for their party’s nomination to fill a vacant seat on the Arlington County board laid out their positions on one of the most divisive issues in the race: the future of the $300 million Columbia Pike streetcar project.

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Bankruptcy of Bike Share Company Will Not Immediately Affect Systems in U.S. Cities

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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Montreal's bike share company, which also supplies equipment and technology to the largest bike share systems in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy—but transportation officials in the U.S. say that won't have any immediate impact on operations.

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With Population Growing, D.C. Transportation Planners Say They Need To Keep Up

Friday, January 17, 2014

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A survey of hundreds of commuters underscores what the D.C. region already knows: the transportation network needs some serious attention.

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Silver Line's Final Safety Testing Scheduled for End of This Month

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The agency building the Silver Line Metrorail extension through Virginia's Tysons Corner is raising hopes that the first phase of the $6 billion project could open to passenger service this spring.

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Hundreds Of D.C. Cabs Have To Look For New Payment Systems

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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More than 700 cab drivers must now find a new way to process credit card payments.

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D.C. Metro Awards $184 Million Contract For Open Payment System

Thursday, January 09, 2014

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Metro will begin testing an open payment system this year, giving commuters the option of using their credit cards, federal government IDs, or smartphones to speedily pay fares.

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Are D.C. Cabbies Following The Rules? Fake Passengers Take Taxis for a Test-Drive

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

D.C.'s Taxicab Commission placed undercover "test passengers" in cabs to find drivers who are violating a slate of new regulations, including mandatory credit card acceptance.

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D.C. Metro Unveils New Rail Cars

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Its 1970s-era rail cars creaking with age, Metro finally stepped into the 21st century on Monday, as the transit authority unveiled the first four in its fleet of modern trains scheduled to begin carrying passengers by the end of the year.

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D.C. Extends Warning Period For New Traffic Cameras

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Police in D.C. are extending the warning period for more than 100 new traffic safety cameras before issuing real tickets to violators.

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D.C. Metro Could Add Up To 14 Stations, But Expansion Is Decades Away

Friday, December 20, 2013

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Metro is considering a long-range plan to relieve congestion on its crowded rush hour trains, but the transit agency's top official says it's at least a couple decades away from being realized.

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