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WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington region is getting $58.8 million in stimulus funds to improve bus service and create better connections between buses and other forms of transportation. Officials say nearly $20 million will be spent on bus transit connecting Prince William and Fairfax counties and Alexandria with the District to help relieve pressure on Metrorail.

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia say they will withhold Metro infrastructure funding if the transit agency doesn't resolve concerns raised by the group that oversees safety in the system. Metro's board is scheduled to review the agreement this week.

WASHINGTON (AP) The government is urging states and local authorities to use policies to crack down on suspected drunken drivers who refuse breath tests to avoid prosecution. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is promoting a "No Refusal" policy used by a handful of states around the nation.

WASHINGTON (AP) Embattled GOP Chairman Michael Steele is telling Republican National Committee members he's running for re-election. The RNC will vote in January on whether to grant Steele a second two-year term or choose a successor from a multicandidate field.

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