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Major Metro Shutdowns Begin

Today marks the first weekday of the 16-day shutdown of large portions of three heavily-traveled Metrorail lines.

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What To Expect On Metro With SafeTrack Segment Shutdown Monday

The second surge in Metro's SafeTrack reconstruction program is expected to have much bigger impacts for rush hour commuters the next two weeks, starting Monday.

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In Fight For More Housing In Washington, Groups Hope To Make Case For 'Yes'

The NIMBY or "not in my backyard" impulse is strong in cities like Washington D.C., but what if there was an organized group of YIMBYs to balance them?

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Montgomery County Police: Latino Youth Gang Violence On The Rise In Recent Months

Latino youth gang violence — including nine gang-related murders — has expanded alarmingly in Montgomery County over the past eight months, according to a new report from Montgomery County police.

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Maryland's Moves Against Drunk Driving

We explore how the landscape is changing for the enforcement of drunk driving rules, and where the conversation is likely to go next.

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Next SafeTrack Surge Will Be Tough Ride In Northern Virginia, Prince George's Co.

The second planned maintenance surge under Metro's SafeTrack plan will shut down stretches of track in Prince George's County and in Arlington, affecting nearly 60,000 riders trips per day during the two week stretch.

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Is Washington's Notorious Traffic Congestion Worse Under SafeTrack?

With some Metro commuters abandoning the rails to avoid the delays caused by the SafeTrack plan, some people are turning to the roads to get to work. But the evidence suggests the gridlock may not be too bad — at least not yet.

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First Rush Hour Of Metro's SafeTrack Era Shows Riders Are Already Adjusting

Metro managed to get through the first rush hour under the SafeTrack maintenance blitz without any major hangups, providing tolerable service on the Orange and Silver Lines in Northern Virginia on Monday morning.

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Metro Sees Unprecedented 'Crush Loads' Unless Riders Find Alternatives

With fewer trains running next week, Metro is looking at just how bad the crush of bodies could get on some cars. Some of the numbers are eye-opening.

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With Late-Night Metro Service Gone, Many Wonder: Is The Party In Washington Over?

Metro will now close at midnight instead of 3 a.m. on weekends — and the change has business leaders worried about the nighttime economy and bartenders and building cleaners struggling to find alternate ways home.

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