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For Some D.C. Residents, Every Day Is Car-Free Day

Monday marked the international event Car-Free Day. But in the D.C. area, plenty of residents are going without a vehicle, and the number of car-free residents is likely to grow.
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D.C. Cab Companies Blame Steep Declines In Revenue On Ridesharing

Taxicab companies in the District say unregulated "ridesharing" services like UberX are eating into their bottom line by taking street hails, and they want that to change.

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D.C. Police Crack Down On Bicycling Violations

The MPD is in the process of enforcing bicycling laws, writing tickets for all kinds of violations.
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Death Of Land Deal Means Smaller Purple Line Station In Bethesda

The western-most stop on the planned Purple Line light rail system in Montgomery County may not be as nice as planners wanted, as a deal to redevelop a key piece of land has fallen through.
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Environmental Design Change Won't Bust Silver Line Budget, Says MWAA

The cost of complying with regulations on stormwater runoff in Virginia will not put Silver Line Phase II to Dulles Airport over-budget, according to an MWAA official.

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Simulated Streetcar Service In D.C. Scheduled To Begin Sept. 29

The District Department of Transportation will begin simulated streetcar service on H Street in less than two weeks, keeping the project on a timeline that could see it open before the end of the year.

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Silver Spring Transit Center Could Open By Year's End, According To Estimates

There are still plenty of repairs to make and officials won't commit to a firm opening date, but officials are hopeful that the Silver Spring Transit Center could be ready by the end of this year.

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Downed Lines Cause Amtrak Outage Between D.C., Philly

Amtrak commuters have their work cut out for them Tuesday morning, as downed powerlines have caused delays along the Northeast corridor.

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MWAA Adopts Stormwater Regulations, Potentially Delaying Silver Line Phase 2

On the construction of second phase of the Silver Line, MWAA has opted to comply with state environmental regulations governing stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, potentially adding additional costs and construction time.

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Neighbors Say DDOT Silent After Latest Crash In 16th Street Heights

Another accident on Arkansas Avenue Northwest has residents of the neighborhood expressing frustration with the District Department of Transportation, which has failed to act on what they say is the most important recommendation from its own safety report.