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Martin DiCaro

WAMU

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Amid Funding Fight, D.C. Cuts Streetcar System From 22 To 8 Miles

Friday, October 24, 2014

D.C. officials said a conflict with the D.C. Council over funding would likely cut the planned 22-mile system by more than half.
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All D.C. Taxis May Soon Support E-Hailing

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is floating a proposal that would require the city's 7,000 taxicabs to do what has made Uber so popular: use an app that allows riders to e-hail them.
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Despite Investments, Dulles Airport Sees Drop In Passengers

Friday, October 10, 2014

More travelers are opting for Reagan National Airport over Dulles Airport, and local officials say that Congress is partly to blame.
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Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WAMU
Hundreds of D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber, protesting what they say is unfair competition from rideshare apps.
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New Bill Could End Legal Limbo for D.C. Rideshare

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A bill before the D.C. City Council would legalize the app-based, on-demand transportation options, after months of conflict between the companies and regulators. 
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D.C. Mum On Key Streetcar Questions As Safety Campaign Begins

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The District Department of Transportation is teaching kids about streetcar safety. But students asked questions officials were not able to answer.
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As D.C. Transit Chief Steps Down, A Last Pitch for Longer Train Cars

Friday, September 26, 2014

WAMU
D.C.'s Metro trains are packed, and with predictions of growing ridership, the problem is getting worse. Richard Sarles, Metro's general manager, says 8-car trains are the answer. 
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D.C.'s Metro Bringing Back Computer-Driven Trains

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Five years after the transit agency's worst disaster ever, Metro is returning some trains to automatic operation. But the phase-in will take years.
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D.C. Police Crack Down On Bicycling Violations

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

WAMU
The Metropolitan Police Department is in the midst of a bicycling law enforcement spree, writing tickets for numerous violations.
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As Earnings Fall, D.C. Cabbies Blame Uber

Monday, September 22, 2014

WAMU
Taxicab companies and drivers say business is down at least 20 percent, because of competition from unregulated, low-price rideshare services.
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Environmental Design Change Won't Bust Silver Line Budget, Says MWAA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WAMU
The cost of complying with Virginia's new storm water regulations won't put Silver Line Phase II to Dulles Airport over-budget, according to an MWAA official.
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Test Drives Start for D.C. Streetcars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WAMU
Simulated streetcar service begins September 29th, with normal operations but no passengers on board.
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New Environmental Regulations Spur Redesign of Silver Line's Next Phase

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Officials say sections of the second phase of Virginia's Silver Line will be redesigned to comply with new environmental regulations.
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Replacement Of Metro's Delay-Prone Old Rail Cars Delayed

Monday, September 15, 2014

Metro riders have been waiting a long time for new rail cars. And they'll have to wait at least a couple months longer.
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Discrimination Complaints Trickle In About D.C. Cabs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WAMU
Since streamlining the complaint process for racial discrimination among D.C. cab drivers last month, the city is seeing an increase in allegations.
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Neglected D.C. Sidewalks Pose Threat To Seniors: Report

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The District's population is aging — and if seniors want to remain in their homes, the city needs to ensure the right infrastructure is in place.
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Empty Car Parks, Full Bike Racks at New D.C. Metro Station

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

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Six weeks after the Silver Line started hauling Metro commuters, a parking shortage is developing at one station. But not the one that was widely expected.
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UberX Drivers in D.C Ticketed for For Street Hails

Friday, September 05, 2014

Several UberX drivers were ticketed and towed by hack inspectors in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday night, in another dispute pitting the tech company against District regulators. 
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D.C. Streetcars Putting the Squeeze On Cyclists

Thursday, September 04, 2014

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New rule changes could mean D.C. bicyclists have to either ride down the middle of H Street — or avoid it altogether.
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UberX Slashes Prices, Dealing A Blow to D.C. Cabs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Uber has fired another salvo in the intense competition for vehicle-for-hire business in the D.C. region, slashing rates for its popular “ridesharing” service UberX by 15 percent.
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