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D.C. Roads Will Be Hit Hard By Government Shutdown

A federal government shutdown could have a major impact on local roads — especially in the District of Columbia. The National Park Service operates dozens of roads here in the D.C. region and if the federal government shuts down, many of them could be closed.

For WAMU's full coverage of the potential government shutdown, click here.

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Old Plans, Current Debate: Would A Second Beltway Work Today?

The idea of another circular highway in Maryland and Virginia -- a second Beltway -- may seem far-fetched. But some local transportation activists say it's just what our congested highway system needs.

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Dulles Metro Decision Upsets Politicians

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority may have a mutiny on its hands; politicians in Northern Virginia are not happy with its handling of the Dulles Metrorail Project.

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'Tysons Corner' Becomes Official Mailing Address

Tysons Corner, Va., is not only getting new Metrorail stations, but also its own designation by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Intercounty Connector E-ZPass Grace Period Ends

Starting Wednesday, drivers will have to have an E-ZPass device to ride the Intercounty Connector highway in Maryland. Any driver who enters the ICC toll highway without an E-ZPass transponder will be fined.

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Airports Authority Backs Pricier Dulles Metrorail Plan

The Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority has decided to build a new Metro station at Dulles International Airport underground, rather than the less expensive above-ground options, WAMU's David Schultz is reporting. The decision will add $300 million to the total cost of Metro's Silver line construction project.

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Metro Prepares For Possible Government Shutdown

As the possibility of a federal government shutdown looms, Metro says it is preparing to make adjustments in the case of a substantial drop in ridership.

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