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Repaving On Connecticut Avenue In Montgomery County Snarls Traffic

Work repaving parts of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County is expected to slow traffic in the area through Friday.

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H Street Drivers Still Getting Accustomed To Streetcar

Streetcars are still a new sight on H Street Northeast, which partially explains why operators have had to stop repeatedly for cars parked across the travel lane.

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UberX Slashes Prices, Dealing Blow To D.C. Cabs

Uber has cut rates again for its popular, so-called ridesharing service UberX. It's another jab at D.C. taxicabs that are struggling to compete.
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Metro Adds Longer Buses To 16th Street—But Will It Help?

Commuters on the notoriously congested S bus line are getting some relief this week. But it's not clear whether adding more and longer buses will help solve the problem.
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Metro Pays Nearly $5M To Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit

Following an audit which found Metro mishandled millions of federal grant dollars, the transit system has settled with federal prosecutors to the tune of almost $5 million.

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DDOT Issues New Safety Rules For Sidewalks In Construction Zones

The District's Department of Transportation has issued new rules requiring construction companies to provide safe pedestrian accommodations in work zones.
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'Courtesy Vans' To Serve Areas In D.C. That Taxi Drivers Stay Away From

The D.C. Taxicab Commission unveiled a plan to bring vehicle-for-hire services to underserved neighborhoods in the form of “courtesy vans,” a concession by officials that most regular cab drivers will continue to refuse to go to certain areas of D.C.
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Silver Line Service Draws Mixed Reviews From Virginia Commuters

It's been three weeks since the start of Silver Line service and while some applaud the opening of the line into Northern Virginia, many regular commuters still aren't happy about longer, more expensive rides to work.

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Plan For Capital Crescent Trail Underpass Lives On After Cyclists Object

Montgomery County might dump a plan to run a popular bike and walking trail under a busy road, bicycling advocates say—but not before the public gets a chance to chime in.
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Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

Agreement between Uber and D.C. taxis is rare enough, but when it comes to unaffiliated drivers picking up riders on streetcorners, all parties agree that something that needs to be done.