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Train-Safety Deadline Leaves VRE, MARC Considering Shutdowns

Dec. 31 is the federal deadline for passenger railroads to have a system in place called Positive Train Control, and the two commuter rail services say they need more time.

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Red-Light Tickets In D.C. Are Dropping. Does That Mean Drivers Are Behaving Better?

For years there was a steady increase in red-light camera tickets in D.C. — tens of thousands each year. But in 2014, D.C. police issued close to 80,000 tickets, the lowest level since 2008.
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The Saga of D.C.'s Streetcar

A streetcar line in Northeast Washington, D.C. has been under development for years - but even though test cars are running regularly, the system still hasn't carried a single passenger. We get an update on the saga of D.C.'s vision for streetcar.

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H Street Residents Greet Streetcar News With Skepticism, Hope

The latest word is that the D.C. Streetcar will finally open "within months," but residents of H Street say they have heard it before.

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MARC Train Collides With Maintenance Vehicle In Silver Spring

No injuries have been reported from the Monday afternoon crash that involved a commuter train and a maintenance vehicle.
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To Better Coordinate Responses, Metro Appoints New Safety Liaison

Metro has appointed a new full-time fire/rescue liaison who will work to better coordinate responses to emergencies like the January incident in which a woman was killed after her railcar filled with smoke.
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Meet D.C.'s New Streetcar Launch Manager

DDOT is determined not to miss any more deadlines, so they're bringing in Australian rail consultant Tim Borchers to help the streetcar system get over its final hurdles.

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Purple Line Construction Expected To Begin In 2016

Just last month, Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state would move forward with building the Purple Line. But the process has been delayed.
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What's Down The Road For Biking In D.C.?

After five years, Shane Farthing has left his position as head the region's largest bicycle advocacy group. Now he tells us what he thinks is coming next for cycling in the metro area.

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Five D.C. Taxicab Companies Suspended For Not Meeting Accessibility Deadline

Five D.C. taxicab companies will be told to cease and desist operations on Thursday for having failed to meet new rules requiring wheelchair-accessible vehicles in their fleets.

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