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At D.C.'s Construction Sites, Debate Over Safety Levels For Cyclists, Pedestrians

District officials like to boast about the number of construction cranes piercing the skyline, a sign of the city’s growth. But on the ground, while old buildings are knocked down and new ones built, pedestrians and bicyclists face a temporary yet pervasive side effect: closed sidewalks and bike lanes.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Man Who Flew Gyrocopter To Capitol Grounds Gets 4 Months In Jail

Florida resident Douglas Hughes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

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Has The Time Come To Change D.C.'s Contributory Negligence Law For Cyclists?

Under current standards, cyclists involved in an accident can be denied compensation if they are even 1 percent at fault. A bill that made it through the D.C. Council's judicial committee Thursday could move towards changing that.

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Feds Order 'Immediate Action' For Metro After Uncovering Slew Of Safety Defects

A recent 'safety blitz' by the Federal Transit Administration unearthed more than 200 defects with impacts on emergency preparedness and numerous violations of workplace safety rules by Metro personnel.

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Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld On Fixing Public Transit In The Nation's Capital

Public transit in the nation's capital is in a perilous state. Now, Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is in studio with Kojo and WAMU 88.5's Martin DiCaro to talk about safety, security, reliability and the way forward for a system long besieged by challenges.

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Metro Dumps Next-Generation Fare Payment System After Faulty Trial

Want to pay your Metro fare with a smartphone or smart chip card? Too bad! The transit agency will be sticking with SmarTrip after a lackluster trial for a new system.

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How Much Parking Does Our Region Need?

In a region that relies heavily on public transportation, developers and regulators have the difficult task of monitoring parking demand.

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'National Mall' And 'Kennedy Center' To Be Added To Names Of Metro Stations

The Smithsonian and Foggy Bottom-GWU stops will each get appendages to their names as the result of a process that concluded this week.

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Politician Who Rarely Rode The Trains Emerging As Metro's Most Vocal Champion

D.C. Council Member Jack Evans was forceful in advocating for the Metro in front of lawmakers on Capitol Hill this week, continuing his outspoken advocacy as chairman of Metro’s board of directors.

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