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The Saga Of Metro's General Manager Search Continues

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is still on the hunt for a new general manager. But the new leader will inherit an agency in crisis - struggling both to restore its finances, safety record, and its reputation with riders. We examine the challenges awaiting the new head of Metro and what the agency can do to win back riders for rail and bus.

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Montgomery County To Raise Awareness Of Dangers On Two Roads

Montgomery County officials plan to call attention to the dangers bicyclists and pedestrians face along two roads in Bethesda: Massachusetts Avenue and River Road.
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Coming For You Uber! D.C. Cab Companies Closer To Launching E-Hailing App

D.C.'s taxi cab companies have seen business decline over the last several years as riders move to the convenience of app-based hailing services like Uber and Lyft. But they may finally be closing the gap.

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Plan For I-66 Toll Lanes Moves Forward

Virginia's plan to charge tolls on I-66 outside the Beltway is one crucial step closer to final approval.
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Why Has The Hiring Of A New Metro GM Taken More Than A Year?

Metro is expected to hire a new general manager within days, but crises besetting the transit agency from all sides, how have they managed to go so long without finding a new leader?

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Feds Promise Surprise Inspections, Strict Safety Regulations On Metro

In its first safety directive for Metro, the Federal Transit Administration says it will be watching the transit agency closely.
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Metro's Largest Union Pursues Wage Increases; Tough Negotiations Ahead

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 will seek substantial wage increases for its 8,000 employees, leaving budget negotiators with even less room to maneuver.

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Improved Wireless Service Is Coming To Metro, But It May Take Years

Metro and wireless carriers have a pending agreement to begin installing cables for extended mobile coverage, but improved cell service may not kick in for five more years.
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Plan For Metro Retirement Benefits Stymied By Board Reps

In a move that signals deepening political divisions on Metro's governing body, Maryland's voting contingent on the transit authority's board of directors exercised its jurisdictional veto, killing a proposal to fund a trust for employees' retirement benefits.
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How Maryland Officials Hope To Cut D.C. To Baltimore Commute To Just 15 Minutes

Taking a plane-free trip from D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes — or D.C. to New York in an hour — could soon become a reality.

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