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Free Rides? Metro To Test Rider-Friendly Monthly 'SelectPass'

Metro is trying out a new program called SelectPass, where regular riders can preload their commuter fares for each month ahead of time — getting some free rides on top for their trouble.

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For Those Who Do An About-Face Beyond Metro's Gates, A Refund Is Coming

Metro is solving one of riders’ biggest pet peeves.

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Metro's Latest 'Vital Signs' Report Full Of Familiar Failures

The latest self-assessment from Metro is out and the data will not surprise anyone who has spent time waiting for trains or buses in the D.C. region.

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Adding 'How Not To Get Shot' To Driver's Education Is Maryland Senator's Goal

Driver's education classes would teach students what to do and how to react if a police officer pulls them over under a bill making its way through the General Assembly.

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Can D.C. Taxis Compete With Uber? Regulators Consider Major Deregulation

D.C. regulators are unveiling a proposal for a pilot program to help District cabbies compete with services like Uber in the digitally-dispatched space, while also reducing the barriers to becoming a driver.

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Sweet Relief! Metro Announces Break In Weekend Track Work For Cherry Blossoms

For five brief weeks, Metro will be without track work as D.C. gets its annual influx of Cherry Blossom Festival tourists.

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Arlington Residents Turn Up To Debate I-66 Expansion, But VDOT Was Talking Tolls

There was something of a disconnect at a VDOT hearing on I-66 inside the Beltway Monday night — officials talked tolls while residents seemed to show up more to oppose expansion plans.

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New Metro Boss Promises Focus On 'Nuts And Bolts' To Win Back Commuters

General Manager Paul Wiedefeld outlined a broad agenda in his first major remarks since taking the job in November, promising to improve rail service for customers and create transparency across the troubled transit authority.

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The Future of the Purple Line

Last week, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan selected a team to design and build the long-planned light rail connection between Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. We take a look at the timeline and impact of the Purple Line.

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A New Plan To Restore Rider Confidence In Metro

Kojo talks with WAMU 88.5 transportation reporter Martin Di Caro about WMATA's new plan to improve service and safety.

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