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Proposed Cut To Gas Tax Is About 'Transparency,' Hogan Says

Indexing the state's gasoline tax to inflation results in increases that lawmakers don't actually vote on, Hogan argues.

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Metro Faces Federal Safety Audit As Probe Of Smoke Incident Continues

The Federal Transit Administration says it will conduct a safety management inspection of Metro's rail and bus systems starting next month.

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D.C. Firefighters Find More Communication Problems In Metro System

The D.C. Fire Department is discovering more problems with its radios inside Metro tunnels.
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Business Leaders To Hogan: Build The Purple Line

It's not just transit advocates pulling for the Purple Line in Maryland — business leaders say it would be good for the bottom line.

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Proposal For Montgomery County Transit Authority Scrapped

Just two months ago, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett proposed an independent transit authority for the county. After a flurry of criticism in Annapolis, the plan is beign reconsidered.

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MoCo Firefighters Find Communications Dead Zones In Metro System

Montgomery County firefighters are having trouble communicating inside Metro stations, three weeks after communication problems may have delayed a rescue effort at L'Enfant Plaza.
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Fares Dropping Again For UberX, Putting Squeeze On D.C. Cabbies

The vehicle-for-hire market is getting even more cutthroat, as Uber is dropping rates for riders and promising subsidized earnings for drivers.

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Pay More At The Pump? Finding Money For The Federal Highway Trust Fund

An Oregon Democrat is proposing an increase in the federal gas tax, which has remained flat for more than two decades. But on Capitol Hill, it's not the only proposal to pay for maintenance to transportation infrastructure.

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Family Of Metro Victim Sues Transit Agency For $50 Million

The family of the Alexandria woman who died on the Yellow Line under L'Enfant Plaza on January 12 is suing Metro for $50 million.
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With Cold Weather Comes Additional Commuting Challenge: Cracked Metro Rails

The cold weather has not been kind to Metro this month, with dropping temperatures are being blamed for several cracked or broken rails that have disrupted commutes.