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Transportation Nation

Streetcar Opening Awaits Fourth D.C. Mayoral Administration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WAMU
You won't be riding D.C.'s streetcar on the first day of 2015.
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Transportation Nation

New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride In D.C.? Maybe, But No Promises

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The final round of safety documentation has begun, and there's a chance — a chance — that the system's opening could squeak in under the 2014 wire.
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Transportation Nation

In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The District, which is marking a record year for bike lane construction, now has a total of 69 lanes.
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Transportation Nation

Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About D.C.'s Streetcar Launch

Monday, December 08, 2014

Businesses and residents along H Street are becoming impatient, as parking spots disappear while the streetcars continue safety runs — without passengers.
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Transportation Nation

Metro's Funding Needs Run Up Against Local Budget Realities

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.
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Transportation Nation

Wait Until Next Year: Bill to Increase Accessible Cabs in D.C. On Hold

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Only 20 of D.C.'s 7,000 cabs are wheelchair-accessible. And that number won't be increasing in 2014.
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Transportation Nation

Paperwork Holding Up D.C.'s Streetcar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's unclear precisely when streetcars will begin running along H Street NE in D.C., but sources say that issues with paperwork may be pushing back the start date.
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Transportation Nation

Cyclists Pressure D.C. Council To Change Crash Law, But Passage Uncertain

Friday, November 07, 2014

A legislative effort to help pedestrians and bicyclists injured in D.C. traffic crashes seek compensation for their injuries has been postponed.
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Transportation Nation

What It Takes to Get a Speed Camera in D.C.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Residents of one D.C neighborhood finally got a speed camera installed at a busy intersection, but they say the process is too difficult and time-consuming — and won't fix the problem.
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Transportation Nation

Ridesharing Legislation Passes D.C. Council Over Protests Of Cabbies, Teamsters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uber is not going anywhere. That was the message from the D.C. Council, which voted 12-1 to legalize and regulate ridesharing apps like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

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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Transportation Nation

D.C. Streetcars Putting the Squeeze On Cyclists

Thursday, September 04, 2014

WAMU
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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