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D.C. is enacting new rules on buses like this one that take people from here to New York.
David Schultz
D.C. is enacting new rules on buses like this one that take people from here to New York.

The District is at odds with the inter-city bus companies that transport people to and from NYC. The city is going to start charging the companies to use its curb space. Bus companies say this will force their prices up and that city officials are using their booming industry as an ATM. Transportation reporter David Schultz heads out to the curb to get at the heart of the dispute.

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