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Jack Evans Elected Chair Of Metro Board In Unanimous Vote

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), an infrequent Metro rider, has been tapped to head the transit system’s governing body, as expected.

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Does The Threat Of High Fines Change Driver Behavior?

D.C.'s Department of Transportation proposed $1,000 fines for excessive speeding. Is sticker shock enough to slow drivers down?

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First Deadlines Loom Over Metro To Fix Bus And Rail Safety Problems

The region's transit agency says it will meet the first of more than 70 deadlines to comply with federal safety findings, including a requirement to establish a policy banning the distracting use of cell phones and other mobile devices in its Rail Operations Control Center.

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Who Were The Economic Winners And Losers During Snowzilla?

Early estimates say the costs for the nor'easter over the weekend could be as much as $1 billion, but while local governments and some local businesses were hurting, surely somebody was making out well from all this snow?

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Airlines Still Canceling Flights From D.C. Airports Due To Effects Of Storm

As of Monday afternoon, Washington Dulles International listed 128 cancellations and 5 delays. Reagan National had 124 cancellations. Baltimore/Washington International listed 74 cancellations.

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What We Know: Key Takeaways From Massive Winter Storm

High winds are making it hard to get accurate measurements of snowfall except in official locations, meteorologists said.

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With Blizzard Upon Us, Few Options Left To Get In, Out Or Around D.C.

Thousands of flights have been canceled, roads will be a mess and Metro will close from Friday through Monday, making doing anything other than sheltering at home a less-than-ideal option.

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With Blizzard Bearing Down On Region, Metro Suspends All Weekend Service

No Metro trains or buses will run from Friday night to Monday morning, further immobilizing the region as it deals with a blizzard expected to bring two feet of snow.
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Gov. McAuliffe Says He Might Not Block Attempts To Stop I-66 Toll Lanes

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is indicating he may not oppose state legislators' efforts to block tolls on I-66, which are supposed to begin charging motorists on the inside-the-Beltway portion of the highway in 2017, if they send such legislation to his desk.
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Metro's New Boss Wades Into Orange Line Morning Mess To See Problems First-Hand

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld joined Congressman Gerry Connolly for a shoulder-to-shoulder ride with commuters on the Orange Line Tuesday, to get a first-hand look at the problems faced by riders.

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