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Bowser Commits Money For Modest Extension Of D.C. Streetcar Line

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is proposing that $335 million be spent over the next six years to extend the H Street streetcar line east to Ward 7 and west to Georgetown, but will not give a timeline for the project's completion.
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To Pay For Homeless Services And Metro, Bowser Proposes Tax Hikes

As part of her 2016 budget, Mayor Muriel Bowser has proposed targeted tax increases to help fund homeless services and the city's payment to Metro.
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Politics Overshadows Debate Over Bi-County Parkway In Virginia

At a church outside the Manassas battlefield, opponents of a planned four-lane highway say the state Department of Transportation needs to take a firm and final stance on whether the project is dead.

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Virginia Drone Legislation Puts A Veto In Plain Sight

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers is pushing for more oversight of how Virginia law enforcement uses drone aircraft. But Gov. Terry McAuliffe opposes the latest proposal put forth by the General Assembly.

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Bi-County Parkway Project In Northern Virginia Hits A Snag — In Richmond

The state Department of Transportation will not pursue the project in Prince William and Loudoun counties, but that doesn't mean it's dead yet.

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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

D.C.'s new mayor said the H Street streetcar would survive and that "accountability" — from police, politicians and other officials — would be a defining aspect of her administration.

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Uber Tweaks Airport Pickups To Create 'Virtual Queue'

Faced with rules that prevent its drivers from hanging out on airport property waiting for rides, Uber is tweaking its system for ride-hailing pick-ups at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.
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Metro Tries To Move Buses Faster Without Dedicated Lanes

In an effort to get you where you're going faster, D.C. transit officials are pushing tactics like headway management and traffic signal prioritization to make buses a better, more reliable transportation option.

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Work To Erase Radio Dead Zones In Metro Tunnels To Take Years

The transit system is ready to award contracts to improve its underground emergency radio infrastructure. The work will be a major project, and a necessary one, officials say.

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After L'Enfant Incident, Metro Releases Safety Video

A new safety video produced by Metro tells passengers what and what not to do in the event of an incident like January's deadly electrical malfunction that filled a Yellow Line train at L'Enfant Plaza with smoke.

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