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With App Called Split, Rides Are Cheap, And You Might Not Have To Share (Yet)

The app, which launched in D.C. in May, is supposed to put multiple passengers in each vehicle's back seat, with the goal of making car travel more efficient and sustainable. So how is it doing so far?

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Uber Does Not Serve Disabled People, Say D.C. Advocates

Disability rights advocates say companies like Uber and Lyft are not doing enough to provide wheelchair-accessible vehicles in D.C., and it may take a federal court ruling or new legislation to clear the air.

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Prince George's Purple Line Deal, And More, With Robert McCartney Of 'The Washington Post'

The columnist discusses transportation news in Maryland, as well as Gov. Larry Hogan's approach to immigration policy, and the machinations around filling a vacant state Supreme Court seat in Virginia.

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Metro Track Debacle Prompts Renewed Calls For Change At Transit Agency

The leaders of Metro's board of directors are calling the safety lapse an "unforgivable breach of safety."
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Track Problem Detected Weeks Before Metro Derailment, Was Not Addressed

A train derailment on Metro led to a disastrous morning commute for many last week, and now the transit agency is shedding light on what happened.
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D.C. Lacks The Crash Data It Needs To Pursue 'Vision Zero'

Cyclists say the city's most prominent cycletrack remains dangerous, with drivers throwing U-turns through the middle of the tracks. The extent of the problem may be greater than they know too, due to problems with crash reporting.

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The Politics Hour - August 7, 2015

Metro's a mess after a train derailment snarls the morning commute. Virginia Republicans challenge the governor over a state Supreme Court appointment. And two Maryland nonprofits stand accused of defrauding the government.

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Silver Spring Transit Center Could Open By Fall 2015

Metro has taken a big step toward finally opening the Silver Spring Transit Center, the multilevel transit hub that is four years behind schedule and $48 million over budget.
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No Word Yet On What Caused Metro Derailment; Single-Track Service Restored

Single track service has been restored on the Blue and Orange Lines following a derailment this morning, but the evening commute still promises to be chaotic.

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Short-Term Transportation Bill Means Lingering Headaches For D.C. Area, Experts Say

Congress has passed yet another temporary patch to keep the fund that pays for highway and transit projects from running out of money. But these kinds of patches are bad for the Washington region's needy infrastructure, experts say.

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