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Pop-ups, Parking, and Mom-and-Pop Shops: New Zoning Rules for the District

The term "zoning" puts many to sleep, but new rules in the District address hot-button issues: adding floors to row-houses, renting out English basements, and parking minimums for new apartment buildings. We consider how the regulations will affect local neighborhoods, and how they compare to nearby jurisdictions.

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Metro's Plans For Modern Fare Payment System Delayed — No Word On How Long

A new fare gate system allowing Metro riders to use their chip-enabled credit cards, government IDs, or smartphones to pay their way has been delayed — with no word on when riders can expect to see the technology in place.

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Transportation Secretary May Bring Sweeping Change To Metro Board

A week after the politically divided board elected a new chairman, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said he expects by the end of the month to announce whether and when he will begin replacing the board's four federal appointees.
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Could Uber Be MetroAccess Alternative? Montgomery Co. Coalition Opposes Idea

Metro is looking for cheaper alternatives to MetroAccess service in Montgomery County, but many, including disability rights activists, want to avoid ride-hailing apps like Uber because of their poor track record serving people with disabilities.

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Wheelchair Users Say They Are Forgotten In Blizzard Cleanup Efforts

January's blizzard kept everybody indoors for several days last week, but as the rest of the region digs out, wheelchair-bound residents of the District say the cleanup left them behind.

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Delays To Watkins Mill Interchange Could Hurt Development, Leaders Say

Montgomery County leaders are decrying the delay of a project that would have added an interchange along I-270 in Gaithersburg. They're concerned the move will kill hundreds of millions of dollars in development currently taking place in that area.
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The Politics Hour - January 29, 2016

The region digs out after "Snowzilla." Metro gets a new board chair. Virginia considers an amendment to open the door to more charter schools.

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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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