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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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Uber Tweaks Airport Pickups To Create 'Virtual Queue'

Faced with rules that prevent its drivers from hanging out on airport property waiting for rides, Uber is tweaking its system for ride-hailing pick-ups at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.
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Metro Tries To Move Buses Faster Without Dedicated Lanes

In an effort to get you where you're going faster, D.C. transit officials are pushing tactics like headway management and traffic signal prioritization to make buses a better, more reliable transportation option.

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Work To Erase Radio Dead Zones In Metro Tunnels To Take Years

The transit system is ready to award contracts to improve its underground emergency radio infrastructure. The work will be a major project, and a necessary one, officials say.

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After L'Enfant Incident, Metro Releases Safety Video

A new safety video produced by Metro tells passengers what and what not to do in the event of an incident like January's deadly electrical malfunction that filled a Yellow Line train at L'Enfant Plaza with smoke.
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Bowser Pick For Metro Board Seeks Peace With Transit Worker Union

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s appointee to represent the District on Metro’s board of directors is reaching out to the transit authority’s largest labor union in a bid to answer questions about his business background amid accusations of anti-labor bias.
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Metro's Long-Awaited New Railcars To Make April Debut On Blue Line

After years of anticipation and months of safety testing, Metro finally is ready to roll out its new railcars — and begin the long process of replacing old railcars that cause so many daily breakdowns.
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Getting More Highway Funding Via Corporate Tax Reform: Q&A With Rep. John Delaney

The federal Highway Trust Fund is set to run out of cash again. The Maryland Democrat is pushing for legislation that would shore up the fund with money from new sources.

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Threats And Abuse Are Part Of The Job At Metro, Drivers And Station Managers Say

At a meeting organized by the Metro employees union, the transit system's subway station managers, bus drivers and other employees talked about the fears that come with their work.

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How To Report Potholes For D.C.'s Annual Potholepalooza

The District Department of Transportation has set a bullseye on area potholes in its annual rodeo of road resurfacing.

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