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After Years Of Waiting, Start Of Silver Line Service Makes Metro Want To Dance

The Silver Line kicks off passenger service on Saturday, and according to Metro, some commuters are so happy that they could dance.
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Tysons Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Silver Line Opening

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.
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Silver Line Heralds Longer, More Expensive Commutes For Some Fairfax Residents

Thousands of commuters in the Herndon-Reston area could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.
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Transportation Secretaries Past And Present Sign Open Letter To Congress

Congress keeps kicking the transportation funding plan down the road, which has prompted a group of 11 former federal transportation secretaries along with Secretary Anthony Foxx, to call for long-term investment in infrastructure.

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Changes To Metro's Blue Line Schedule Leaves Some Commuters Seeing Red

Starting today, fewer Blue Line trains will be making the trip into D.C. during the morning rush — and some commuters aren't happy about it.
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Maryland Congressman Drawing Support For Infrastructure Bank

Shortfalls in the Highway Trust Fund have drawn renewed scrutiny to U.S. transportation spending, something Maryland Democrat John Delaney is hoping will draw attention to his plan for an infrastructure bank.

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Is Virginia Building Highways For Single Occupancy Vehicles?

Traffic on the 495 Express Lanes has been composed overwhelmingly of single-occupancy vehicles, something planners hope won't also be true of the I-95 HOV lanes currently being expanded.

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The Opening of Metro's Silver Line

Metro is scheduled to begin rail service this week on its new Silver Line, a milestone in one of the largest public infrastructure projects in the country. But the new line is already disrupting commuting patterns for passengers elsewhere...

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Back to Reality for Brazil

With the World Cup over, Brazil faces a stagnant economy, poor infrastructure, and wide dissatisfaction with government policies. Kojo explores what's next for the United States' biggest South American trade partner.

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Columbia Pike Streetcar Moves Forward Without Federal Money

Applying for federal dollars is time consuming and potentially fruitless, so the county board is expected to approve a plan tomorrow to pay for the $330 million streetcar system without federal funds.

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