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Alexandria Council Set To Move Forward With Potomac Yard Metro

Members of the Alexandria City Council are about to cast a major vote that could give a green light to building a new Metro station at Potomac Yard.
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Illegal U-Turns Still Pose Big Problem On Pennsylvania Avenue Cycle Track

Despite promises to make it safer, the Pennsylvania Avenue cycle track in downtown D.C. continues to be plagued by illegal U-turns, leading to a spate of recent crashes.
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Plan To Bring Capital Bikeshare To George Washington Parkway May Be In Danger

Plans to install Capital Bikeshare stations along George Washington Memorial Parkway may be hitting a snag.
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Work To Rebuild Rock Creek Park Trail To Begin This Fall

After years of delay, work is expected to start on the popular but crumbling walking and biking trail in Washington.

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Traffic Deaths On Maryland Roads Hit Six-Decade Low In 2014

Officials with Maryland's Department of Transportation report the number of traffic fatalities on Maryland roads was 442, the lowest figure since 1948.
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Why Do People Jump Metro Fare Gates? Because They Can

Metro says they will be stepping up police presence at some stations to curb assaults against employees — but will they address what is often the underlying issue: riders jumping the fare gates.

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New Commuter App Takes Holistic View: Money, Time, Health, Environment

CarFreeAtoZ.com, a creation of Arlington County Commuter Services, Mobility Lab, and the transit-tech firm Conveyal, is trying to get traffic-weary travelers to think more about what goes into their trips.

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It's Distracted Driving Awareness Month, And Virginia Wants Drivers To Put Down The Phone

It hasn't made many headlines, but it's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Virginia is announcing more than 24,000 crashes statewide last year were attributed to distracted drivers.
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Confidential Reporting System Slowly Builds Trust Between Metro, Rail Workers

The hotline is helping to build trust between management and the transit system's largest labor union, according to both sides in the strained relationship.

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Troubled Route 1 Corridor Could Be Due For A Change

A notoriously unsafe stretch of highway could be getting a much-needed cash infusion from federal and local officials.

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