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Relief Coming For I-66 Commutes As Virginia Sharpens Long-Term Tolling Plans

On a stretch where five-mile backups are routine, Virginia is implementing an “active traffic management system.” But officials are aware that it's limited, temporary relief.

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Transit Officials: Try To Telework During Pope's D.C. Visit

Transit officials recommend that D.C. workers telework, if possible, when Pope Francis visits D.C. next week. Metro commuters should expect significant delays.
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Metro Completes Summer Maintenance Program, Meaning More 8-Car Trains

Rush hour Metro riders had an even worse summer than normal with breakdowns and delays galore, but with the completion of a maintenance program, you should expect to start seeing more 8-car trains.

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More Fare Hikes On Metro? No Thanks, Say D.C. Reps On Metro Board

"One of the factors driving people away from this system is it is getting too expensive," says D.C. Council member Jack Evans, who sits on Metro's governing board.
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Capital Streetcars: A Joyride Through D.C.'s Transit History

As D.C. continues to wait for the official launch of the H Street Streetcar, local historian John DeFerrari takes readers on a joyride through the history of D.C. streetcars with his new book, "Capital Streetcars: Early Mass Transit in Washington."
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Big Burden On Region's Taxpayers Forecasted In Metro Budget Proposal

Costs are going up faster than revenues for the regional transit authority. Metro's latest budget document says local jurisdictions will have to increase their share.

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To Help Solve An Array Of Problems, Metro Seeks Outside Help

The Washington region's transit authority has never undergone such a thorough audit by outside experts.
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What's Ahead In Congress

Congress returns to Washington with a full agenda: the Iran nuclear deal, fiscal deadlines and a visit from the pope. We look at the very long to-do list for our nation's lawmakers this fall.

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If Metro Trains Feel Like They're Moving Slower, It's Because They Are

Issues related to the Aug. 6 derailment of a Blue Line train near the Smithsonian station are in part responsible for why your Metro rides seem to be taking a little longer than usual.

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After A Series Of Crises, Is Metro's Board Getting Tougher?

When it comes to holding the upper management of Metro accountable, the transit authority's board of directors is asserting itself more now. The new approach may be long overdue.

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