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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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D.C.'s Urban Artery: 14th Street In Columbia Heights

From a riot epicenter to the heart of the city, 14th Street's vibrancy was far from an accident.

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Creating A Neighborhood Out Of Potomac Yard

What happens when a neighborhood goes from zero residents to thousands? Kojo explores the transformation of the Potomac Yard area with architects Roger Lewis and Stephen Koenig.

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With SafeTrack Repairs On The Horizon, Are Metro Fares On The Rise?

Will Metro have to raise fairs for the major track work that's coming? And would lowering fares actually be the way to boost revenue? In our latest What's With Washington story, we pose reader questions to Metro board chairman Jack Evans.
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Metro's Big Problems Can't Be Dodged, Board Chairman Tells Regional Leaders

At a regional Council of Governments event Wednesday, Jack Evans publicly questioned whether some officials actually understand the dire situation facing the Metro system.

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Transportation Secretary Says He Almost Ordered Metro Shutdown Last Week

The nation’s top transportation official says he almost ordered a shutdown of the D.C. region’s subway system after inspectors were denied access to the tracks following an explosion May 5 at Federal Center Southwest.

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Maryland Unveils New Driver's Licenses, ID Cards

The cards feature new security measures designed to prevent identity theft and fraud.

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It's Not Just You — Metro Self-Assessment Finds 1 In 4 Trains Are Late

Does it feel like Metro is always running behind? There's something to that observation, according to the latest "Vital Signs" self-assessment report from Metro.

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Metro's Managers Past And Present Explain System's Challenges

Metro's General Manager joins us with an update on the maintenance plan and how it will affect riders.

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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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