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Could Drivers Entering Downtown D.C. Be Forced To Pay A Toll? It's On Paper

A draft transportation plan from the D.C. Department of Transportation proposes a congestion zone in downtown D.C., where motorists would have to pay a toll to enter.
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Streetcar Funding Slashed By D.C. Council, Gray Warns That Network Imperiled

On Wednesday the D.C. Council voted to cut spending for a planned 22-mile network of streetcars, saying the project had been mismanaged. Mayor Vincent Gray warned that the entire program could be in jeopardy due to the cuts.
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D.C. Streetcar Faces Funding Cuts, Prompting Warnings From Gray

The 2015 D.C. budget that's set to be voted on today would cut funding for the city's planned streetcar network, prompting warnings from Mayor Vincent Gray that future lines could be delayed and cost more than expected.
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Bowser To DDOT: Move Faster On 16th Street Bus Lane Study

Numbers show as many as 50 percent of commuters on the 16th Street corridor commute using just 3 percent of the vehicles, but that has done little to speed up DDOT's timeline for a study on a possible rush hour bus lane.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Montgomery County Transportation Forum With Moderator Martin Di Caro

This discussion will focus on the future of sustainable transit in Montgomery County.
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Metro Takes Over Silver Line, Expects It To Open This Summer

After months of delays and long negotiations, Metro is accepting ownership of the 11-mile rail line from D.C. to Tysons Corner and Reston.
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Using Code To Count Bikes In Virginia

One of the biggest problems facing Virginia transportation planners is figuring out the number of cyclists on the road — a problem which a Charlottesville man may have cracked.

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Track Work Scheduled On Metro Through Memorial Day Weekend

It's Memorial Day weekend, but track work takes no holidays. Expect some delays on select Metro lines this weekend: Red, Blue and Green.
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Device Theft And Overall Crime Down On Metro, Report Says

Metro says thefts of devices are down 42 percent in the first three months of the year compared to the same period a year ago, and overall crime is down 31 percent.
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No Bus Lane On 16th Street Northwest Until 2016 At The Earliest, DDOT Says

A dedicated bus lane on 16th Street Northwest would help S Line commuters to get work more quickly, but DDOT says the earliest that could happen is 2016.