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Transportation Secretary Proposes More Oversight For Local Transit Like Metro

At a news conference at Union Station, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a proposal to give states more resources to increase their oversight of systems like Metrorail. Also, it would give federal transportation officials authority to approve each state's oversight program.
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Despite Initial Fears, New Express Lanes On I-95 Haven't Affected Sluggers

Nearly two months after opening to traffic, the I-95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia — stretching 30 miles between the I-395 interchange and Garrisonville Road in Stafford County — appear to be paying off on the promise to HOV-3 carpoolers.
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I-495 Express Lanes Endure Big Losses Early On Way To Potential Profit

Northern Virginia’s first high-speed toll road is drawing closer to turning a profit.
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Maryland Senate Approves Bill To Raise Speed Limit On Some Roads

Some roads in Maryland may soon have speed limits of 70 miles per hour.
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I-66 Toll Lanes Proposal Gets Stamp Of Regional Planners

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments voted to include Virginia's transportation plans, including the I-66 tolls, in a larger air-quality study for regional transportation projects.

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DDOT Requests Top-To-Bottom Review For D.C. Streetcar After Series Of Delays

Former Mayor Vincent Gray was hoping to see the D.C. Streetcar start running on H Street before he left office, but now with Muriel Bowser at the helm, the line is subject to renewed scrutiny and review.

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D.C. Not Moving Fast Enough To Add Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs, Advocates Say

Just 20 of 6,000 taxicabs in D.C. were wheelchair accessible last year, and advocates for the disabled say new regulations to add to that number just aren't fast enough.

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Metro Grilled On Safety In Congressional Hearing

At Friday's hearing before a House oversight committee, lawmakers grilled Metro about its safety culture.
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Metro Delays Vote On Proposal To Raise Fares And Cut Service

Metro's Board of Directors delayed for two weeks a vote on a proposal to raise fares and cut train service to help close a projected $100 million operating budget deficit.
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As Bridges Start To Show Their Age, Maryland To Inspect 27 Of Them

The state of Maryland is conducting safety inspections of 27 bridges that fit the profile of one along the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County, where a piece of concrete fell from the bottom of the bridge and hit a car.