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From A To B: Fairfax County Grapples With Perennial Traffic Problems

We'll look at Fairfax County's most pressing transportation problems in the return of our transportation segment, from A to B.

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Hogan's Cuts To Tolls Favor Some Voters Over Others, State Senator Says

Bay Bridge users, for example, will benefit more than Intercounty Connector users. Sen. Richard Madaleno says the governor is rewarding toll payers "by where they live and where they vote."

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Even After Derailment, Amtrak Funding Facing Major Cuts In Congress

As federal investigators pick through the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia that left from Union Station, Congress is debating whether to cut Amtrak funding.
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Investigation Begins Into Deadly Amtrak Crash In Philadelphia

The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as federal investigators begin sifting through the twisted remains to determine what went wrong.

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Uber For Buses? Taking Bridj For A Test Ride

Falling somewhere between mass transit and ridesharing, a new transportation player called Bridj is billing itself as D.C.'s first pop-up bus service. Transportation reporter Martin Di Caro took it for a spin.

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Anger, Confusion Follow Metro Meltdown During Monday Commute

A report of smoke inside the Rosslyn rail tunnel — a key bottleneck between D.C. and Virginia — led to massive delays on three lines and left thousands of Metro commuters late to work Monday morning, prompting the transit authority to issue a rare apology.
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'No Reason For Optimism' On Purple Line Decision In Montgomery County

A decision from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan regarding the Purple Line could come any day now, and Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal isn't feeling great about its chances.
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Why Some Lawmakers Want To Cool Off National Airport's Growth

Roll Call columnist David Hawkings explains an effort by Northern Virginia's delegation to ensure that Congress doesn't exacerbate the imbalance between the region's two big airports.

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Potomac Yard, DOD Facility Divide Mayoral Candidates At Alexandria Debate

Mayor Bill Euille faces challenges from former Mayor Kerry Donley and current Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg. A new Metro station and a Department of Defense facility on the West End were points of contention at a debate Tuesday night.

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Report: Benefits Of Purple Line And Baltimore Red Line Outweigh Cost

Maryland will soon decide whether to build a pair of light rail systems: the Purple Line in the D.C. suburbs and the Red Line in Baltimore. A new report on the benefits of both projects comes just days before Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to announce their fate.

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