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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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Among Metro's 'Hard Truths' Are Silver Line Problems With No Easy Fix

There have been ripple effects across the Metro system since the Silver Line opened in 2014. From Blue Line crowding to a bottleneck in the Rosslyn tunnel, these issues appear intractable.

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Your Conversation Is Being Recorded On Maryland Buses — At Least For Now

Some public buses in Maryland are recording audio during the ride, but the General Assembly is considering legislation that would limit when the recording devices can be turned on.

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After Long Delay, Purple Line Gets Green Light From Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that the state has approved a team of private companies to build and operate the proposed Purple Line for $3.3 billion.

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The Virginia Highway Project That Never Dies Will Lie Dormant — For Now

A proposal to build a Bi-County Parkway running north and south between Prince William and Loudoun Counties was dealt a body blow last month, but both backers and opponents of the project say the idea isn't going away.

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Foxx Puts It In Writing: Create Metro Safety Agency Or Lose Transit Funding

The federal secretary of Transportation is intensifying his pressure on D.C., Maryland and Virginia to create a new Metro safety oversight body in 2016.

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Streetcar Starts Service...Really!

D.C. welcomed a new transit mode over the weekend with open arms. But is the streetcar a fad or will it become a backbone of one of the city's buzziest neighborhoods?

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After 50-Year Hiatus, Streetcars Are Running Again In Washington D.C.

It's hard to believe, but it's finally happened. The D.C. Streetcar officially opened to the public Saturday morning, and transportation reporter Martin Di Caro was there for the inaugural ride.

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When Will Improved Cell Phone Coverage Come To Metro Rail Tunnels?

As part of a larger effort to upgrade communication systems used by first responders, the transit agency will start improving the wireless signal in tunnels incrementally.

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