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Fate of Virginia's Contested Bi-County Parkway Now Lies With McAuliffe

During his campaign for Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe refused to take a position on the controversial Bi-County Parkway. But now that he occupies the top office in Richmond, the roadway's fate rests with him.
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Hundreds Of D.C. Cabs Have To Look For New Payment Systems

The payment service provider Gleike is going out of business, leaving more than 700 D.C. cab drivers scrambling to find a new company to handle their credit card transactions.

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Track Work Affects All Five Metro Lines

If you were hoping to avoid Metro track work this weekend, you're out of luck, as delays are expected on all five Metro lines.

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The Architecture Of Metro

Kojo examines the architecture of Metro, and considers how its design conventions affect the system today.

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For First Time Since 2009, Metro To Start Testing Automatic Operating System

Since the 2009 Red Line crash that killed nine people near Fort Totten, Metro has been operating its trains manually. But now the transit agency is preparing to start testing the system to return operation of the trains to a computer.
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From A to B: Metro Spends Big Bucks On New Rail Cars

We'll get a sneak peek at Metro's new rail cars in our monthly look at transportation and the politics of getting around.

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Former Obama Transportation Secretary Advocates For Gas Tax Increase

Ray LaHood, the Illinois Republican who served seven terms in the U.S. House before becoming the nation’s transportation chief in 2009, repeated his call for Congress and the president to agree to raise the federal gas tax, last increased in 1993.
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Report: How Land Is Used Locally Can Help Address Transportation Challenges

To get the most out of new transit projects — like D.C.'s streetcar or Metro's Silver Line — planners have to get the region's land use policies right.
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Metro Awards $184 Million Contract For Open Payment System

Metro is moving towards a new payment system that would allow riders to enter stations and board buses by simply swiping their debit card, federal ID or smartphone.

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Are D.C. Cabbies Following The Rules? Undercover Riders Find Out

The D.C. Taxicab Commission wants to make sure the city's cab drivers are following regulations, so riders were sent undercover to see how they did.

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