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Defective Buses, Inadequate Maintenance Found In Audit Of D.C. Circulator

The oldest D.C. Circulator buses in the District’s fleet have remained on the roads despite “an exceptionally high number of defects,” says an audit by the District Department of Transportation.

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Metro Track-Safety 'Blitz' Continues On Specific Areas Of Rail System

Federal safety inspectors are descending upon Metrorail for a “track inspection blitz,” part of the federal government’s temporary yet growing intervention into the regional subway system’s routine maintenance program.

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Passenger 'Panic Buttons' Coming To D.C. Cabs Over Industry Opposition

Prompted by legislation to improve safety, "panic buttons" are starting to appear in D.C. cabs. Rollout so far has been slow and early implementation is exposing potential wrinkles in the idea.

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Maryland Wraps Up State-Level Approval Process For Purple Line

The Maryland Board of Public Works, which includes Gov. Larry Hogan as a member, has approved the deal between the state and a team of private contractors to build the 16-mile line between Bethesda and New Carrollton.

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Transportation Secretary: Metro Has Support If Shutdowns Deemed Necessary

Secretary Anthony Foxx says he would defer to Metro’s new general manager on any decisions to shut down parts of the rail system to quicken the pace of maintenance.

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D.C. Has A New Tool In The Fight To Fill Potholes: Tablets

Filling potholes isn't much of a science, but the District is now using technology — tablet computers, to be specific — to improve its performance during its annual pothole-filling campaign.
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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx On The Legacy Of The U.S. Highway System

Addressing the unanticipated consequences of the U-S highway system and urban renewal: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on helping isolated, poor and minority communities get access to reliable and safe transportation.

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Shutdowns Of Individual Metro Lines? Board Chairman Says It Might Be Necessary

Jack Evans says Metro's maintenance needs are so extensive that closing lines or portions of them on nights and weekends won't be sufficient.

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Metro: Quality Cameras Should Make For Quick Arrest In Fatal Deanwood Shooting

A teenager was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon on the platform at the Deanwood Metro station. Metro officials say they expect a quick arrest because the station was equipped with good security cameras.

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Street And Metro Closures Set For Nuclear Security Summit

Beginning Tuesday evening, there will be potential traffic headaches for anyone trying to travel near the city's convention center.

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