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From A To B: Silver Line Preps For Testing, UberX Suffers Insurance Woes

In our monthly transportation segment, we get up to speed on what's happening with the region's trains and automobiles.
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Federal Loan Helps Put Freeze On Dulles Toll Road Rates

Rates on the Dulles Toll Road are expected to stay the same through 2018 after increasing each of the last five years.
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Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. We explore what the larger ships, twice the size of those that can currently pass, mean for our region's ports.

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Metrobus Driver Brings Smiles For Miles

Operator Derrick Perry does more than drive a Metrobus; some passengers would say he changes lives.

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D.C. Regulators Try To Tackle 'Rideshare' Insurance Confusion

Drivers for ridesharing services like UberX, Lyft, and Sidecar don't currently carry commercial insurance coverage, and as the DCTC holds hearings on the issue, confusion persists about how and when the tech companies' excess liability coverage applies.

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If You're Injured While Using These Car Services, Who Pays Your Medical Bills?

You order a ride from UberX, Lyft, or Sidecar. The driver picks you up, runs a red light, and crashes, putting you in the hospital. Who is going to pay your medical bills?
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Proposal Would Fund Federal Highway Trust Fund With Corporate Tax Reform

A federal transportation spending proposal sent to Congress would use seek to use corporate tax reform to funding transportation projects in lieu of a politically-radioactive increase in the gas tax.

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Silver Spring Transit Center Concrete Could Be Dangerous, Report Finds

Chunks of concrete could break off and fall on commuters unless the Silver Spring Transit Center's beams and girders are strengthened, a new report reveals.
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Project Leaders Assure Riders Silver Line Will Be Safe

Signaling problems on the Silver Line have forced delays on the Northern Virginia project, but project leaders say they are more affect reliability instead of safety.

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Route 1 Widening Project Breaks Ground

A Virginia road project decades in the making is about to begin at last.

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