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Pool Rewards: Some D.C. Commuters Will Cash In on Carpooling

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Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.
Jonathan Wilson
Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.

Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.

Those who study these things say the problem won't have one simple solution -- but this week regional transportation planners will try something a bit different: paying local commuters to start carpooling.

Jonathan Wilson has the details of the new area program...

D.C. is hardly the first metropolitan area to try paying people to carpool. In fact, the Pool Rewards program is closely modeled on an incentive system Atlanta has been using for years.

Matt Bush has more on how that program has been working -- and how what D.C.'s doing is different...

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

You can hear female vocalists perform blues and bluegrass at two concerts this week.

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

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Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
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An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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