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Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Dupont Circle Metro Escalator?

Metro says it has the parts needed to fix one of the subway system's longest escalators, which has been out of service since Dec. 9.

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St. Patrick's Day Revelers: It's A Good Day To Let Somebody Else Drive You Home

Safety groups are pounding home this message: You have plenty of options to get home if you've had too much to drink.

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Cycling Advocates Fear D.C. Is Hitting Brakes On Building Infrastructure

Cycling advocates say that 2014 was a banner year in D.C. for the construction of bicycling infrastructure, but worry that the city will lose momentum in 2015 on building a network of protected bike lanes.
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In Wake Of Streetcar Battle, Tough Election, Arlington Leader To Step Down

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan, chief executive of one of the region's most prosperous governments, is stepping down at a time when it has become embroiled in controversy.

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Metro Suspends Search For New Leader, But Gets Agreement On New Railcars

Under pressure from D.C. and Maryland, Metro is suspending its search for a new general manager. But the transit system's jurisdictions did agree to purchase 220 new railcars.
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On I-66 Inside The Beltway, Tolls First, More Lanes Later (Maybe)

In 2017, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to have EZ Pass only toll lanes awaiting commuters, but only during morning and afternoon rush hour.
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For D.C. Streetcar Line, 2.2 Miles' Worth Of Questions Remain

Whatever safety issues are holding up the grand opening of the H Street Northeast line are not obvious to the naked eye. So what are they?

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D.C. Official Says Troubled H Street Streetcar May Be Killed

The head of the D.C. Department of Transportation said on Friday that he open to killing the troubled 2.2-mile streetcar line on H Street and Benning Road NE.
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D.C. Streetcar Line Gets A Hard Look This Week From Team Of Experts

The weeklong "peer review" of the H Street and Benning Road line will be done by officials from public transit organizations across the U.S. that have introduced streetcar lines in their own cities.

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Discord On Metro Board As Search For New General Manager Continues

Metro is restarting its search for a new general manager after three finalists to replace the retired Richard Sarles pulled out of consideration.