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As SafeTrack Carries On, Metro's Usual Problems Persist

Metro is setting about fixing many of its maintenance problems, but a signal overrun by a Metrorail operator and problems with trains themselves is a reminder that many of the problems go deeper.

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D.C. Cabbies Wait For App Of Their Own While Uber And Its Ilk Thrive

D.C. Taxi drivers hoping to compete with Uber at the e-hailing game will have to keep waiting, as the D.C. Taxi app languishes unfinished and under-used in "public beta."

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Will A Slugging App Improve Commutes During SafeTrack?

Kojo explores slugging and the way it might be simplified through technology.

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SafeTrack Surge #3 Brings Crowding, Even Though Ridership Was Down 70 Percent

SafeTrack is back in Northern Virginia this week, forcing riders to trade shuttles for trains between Braddock Road and National Airport. So how did it go during the first rush hour?

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Will SafeTrack Drive Away Some Metro Riders For Good?

Disruptions caused by Metro's SafeTrack maintenance program are forcing riders to figure out new ways to get around — but will they be enough to form new habits? Will lost riders ever come back?

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Where The Sidewalk War Begins...Again

In a tree-lined suburb in Northwest D.C., a debate over sidewalks is resurfacing a years-long tension.

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Episode 6: How Will Washington Get Around In The Year 2026?

In the latest Metropocalypse, we explore the future of Metro: What will the system look like in 10 years? Should responsibility for running the system be passed off to the private sector? How will the introduction of driverless cars and other technologies impact the system?

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Friday News Roundup - International

Turkey arrests more than a dozen people in anti-ISIS raids after the Istanbul airport bombings. EU leaders meet to grapple with a future without Britain. And Colombian troops work to demobilize FARC rebels after a peace deal. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Metro Sends Mixed Messages About Crowded X2 Buses

Ever since the start of the second SafeTrack surge, riders on the crosstown X2 bus have noticed major crowding. But is it because there are fewer large buses or because of spillover from the track work?

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Can We Trust Our Cars?

There were more airbag recalls this week, and VW has agreed to pay nearly fifteen billion in its emissions cheating scandal. Meanwhile, cars with driverless technology are becoming available, but whether they will make us safer is up for debate. A look at auto safety and consumer trust.

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