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Does The Regional Transportation Plan Include Enough Mass Transit?

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments approved a long-range transportation plan for the greater D.C. region on Wednesday, but some advocates say there is too much focus on highways.

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Purple Line To Serve As Rallying Point For Maryland Democrats

Democrats in Maryland think their support of public transit is a political winner, which will be the theme of a press conference Thursday afternoon.

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D.C. Region's Transportation Plan Relies Too Much On Highways, Critics Say

Extensions to D.C.'s H Street streetcar line, possible toll lanes on the bridges into the District, the Purple Line in Maryland and dozens of highway expansions are part of the region's long-range transportation plan, approved today by officials from local governments across the D.C. metro area.
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All D.C. Taxis May Soon Support E-Hailing

The D.C. Taxicab Commission has floated a proposal that would require the city's 7,000 taxicabs to do what has made Uber so popular: use an app that allows riders to e-hail them.
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D.C. Draws Closer To Letting Developers Decide On Parking

The D.C. Office of Zoning has given preliminary approval to rule changes that would eliminate parking minimums downtown and cut them in half for buildings close to mass transit.

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How To Navigate D.C.'s Street System, Explained In 99 Seconds

Pierre L'Enfant had an orderly system in mind when he designed the streets of the District around the capitol, but we have to turn to a longtime D.C. cabby to figure out how we would explain the system to newcomers.

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A Transportation Project Finishing Ahead Of Schedule? It Could Happen On I-95

The 95 Express Lanes in Virginia were supposed to open early next year, but now the highway's builders say the project will be ready for commuters in December.
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Despite Investments, Dulles Airport Sees Drop In Passengers

More travelers are opting for Reagan National Airport over Dulles Airport, and local officials say that Congress is partly to blame.
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Rail Or Roads: What's The Best Way To Relieve Traffic On Route 1 In Fairfax?

A new study coming out today will weigh in on a hot debate in Fairfax County: whether to prioritize the widening of Route 1 or to extend the Yellow Line south beyond Huntington.

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Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Several hundred D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber in the District today, protesting what they say is unfair competition from the popular company and other similar app-based sedan services.