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For D.C. Food Trucks, Parking-Spot Lottery Is Now Baked Into The Industry

If you have any doubt that D.C.'s food truck industry has become one of the most competitive parts of the city's dining scene, take a look at the numbers for the monthly process for assigning downtown parking spots.

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Union, Metro Management Disagree Over 'Safety Culture' At WMATA

The D.C. region’s transit authority continues to lack a safety culture, failing to address the needs of its employees with the same urgency as it has for passengers in the wake of the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza, according to the head of the union for 8,000 Metro workers.
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Metro Takes Further Safety Steps After L'Enfant Smoke Disaster

Metro has announced they are going beyond NTSB recommendations to shore up their safety processes following the smoke incident earlier this year that killed one rider and sent dozens more to the hospital.
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Speed Does Kill: Study Reaffirms Ideas Behind D.C. Pedestrian Safety Plan

As D.C. becomes the seventh U.S. city attempting to eliminate all traffic deaths, a new study is cementing the link between high speeds and the failure to yield to pedestrians.

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Man Saved After Wheelchair Goes Off Metro Platform At U Street

A surveillance video from the U Street Metro station shows a man falling on the tracks after his wheelchair rolled off the platform.

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Despite Speed Camera, Residents Say Maryland Avenue Remains Dangerous

Residents in one Northeast D.C. neighborhood asked the police to put up a speed camera to slow down commuters who use a four-lane avenue like a highway — but the speed camera doesn't seem to be working.
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How The D.C. Region Became Among The Most Uber-Friendly In The U.S.

With regulation for ride-hailing apps passed in D.C., Virginia and now Maryland, the National Capital region is among the most favorable in the country for the likes of Uber. But why here and not elsewhere?

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Transportation Secretary Calls On Congress To Fix Highway Funding Quandary

The federal fund that pays for road and transit projects is scheduled to run out of money in July — two months later than expected — and the Obama administration's top transportation official is once again calling on Congress to find a long-term solution.
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Sen. Kaine: No Bi-County Parkway Without 'Community Consensus'

The Virginia Democrat says nobody is telling him that the controversial road project is a priority.

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Virginia To Congress: Stop Approving New Flights Out Of Reagan National Airport

Dulles Airport is suffering as a result of Congressional favoritism for Reagan National Airport, Virginia officials say. Is it time to cut back on the number of flights out of the Arlington hub?

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