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Transportation Secretary: Metro Has Support If Shutdowns Deemed Necessary

Secretary Anthony Foxx says he would defer to Metro’s new general manager on any decisions to shut down parts of the rail system to quicken the pace of maintenance.

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D.C. Has A New Tool In The Fight To Fill Potholes: Tablets

Filling potholes isn't much of a science, but the District is now using technology — tablet computers, to be specific — to improve its performance during its annual pothole-filling campaign.
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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx On The Legacy Of The U.S. Highway System

Addressing the unanticipated consequences of the U-S highway system and urban renewal: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on helping isolated, poor and minority communities get access to reliable and safe transportation.

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Shutdowns Of Individual Metro Lines? Board Chairman Says It Might Be Necessary

Jack Evans says Metro's maintenance needs are so extensive that closing lines or portions of them on nights and weekends won't be sufficient.

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Metro: Quality Cameras Should Make For Quick Arrest In Fatal Deanwood Shooting

A teenager was fatally shot on Saturday afternoon on the platform at the Deanwood Metro station. Metro officials say they expect a quick arrest because the station was equipped with good security cameras.

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Street And Metro Closures Set For Nuclear Security Summit

Beginning Tuesday evening, there will be potential traffic headaches for anyone trying to travel near the city's convention center.

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How Governor Hogan Slimmed Down The Budget For The Purple Line

Maryland's governor pushed for cuts to proposals to build the Purple Line, and his administration is touting $550 million in savings for taxpayers. So what was cut to make the budget?

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Inspection Of Metro Electrical Issues Finds Hundreds Of 'Non-Emergency' Repairs

Metro officials are offering an update on the conditions that led to a Metro fire earlier this month — with board members offering stern criticisms about the transit agency's maintenance regime.

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FTA Inspectors Found 189 'Safety Defects' On Metrorail In New Oversight Role

It remains unclear whether inspectors for the FTA ever visited portions of Metrorail where damaged jumper cables ultimately prompted a 24-hour shutdown of the system, but in a WAMU 88.5 exclusive, they did detail much of the work they have accomplished.

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Extended Closure Of L Street Cycle Track Angers Cyclists, D.C. Lawmakers

While developers knock down the old Washington Post building, the popular L Street cycle track will disappear for a block along with the sidewalk, creating conditions cyclists and advocates say is dangerous.

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