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Metro Bus Driver Hired Despite Criminal Charges

Metro is investigating why one of its bus drivers was reinstated after he allegedly ran his bus into a minivan and caused one death in 2008.

Officials are also examining why the driver Ronald Taylor was hired in the first place, considering his earlier criminal record.

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Popular Bikeshare Program Expands In D.C.

Capital Bikeshare is opening up more than two dozen new stations, including one right outside City Hall.

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New York Ave Construction Could Mean $50 In Metro Fares For Commuters

Major road construction is about to begin on New York Avenue in Northeast D.C. and the District is offering inconvenienced commuters some compensation for their troubles.

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BRAC Funding Will Help With Va. Traffic, But Not Soon Enough

In Virginia, the Department of Defense Base realignment and Closure -- or BRAC -- program could bring a huge economic boost to the Route 1 corridor in the form of 4000 new employees coming to work at Fort Belvoir. But new traffic problems could offset the benefits.

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AAA: High Gas Prices Leading To More Stranded Drivers

The high cost of hitting the gas pump these days has some drivers putting it off as long as possible. In D.C., AAA Mid-Atlantic says the number of roadside calls from drivers running out of fuel has increased 40 percent in April, compared to the same period in 2010.

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Moran Urges Northern Va. To Sue Pentagon Over BRAC

Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) wants a lawsuit brought against the Pentagon to stop it from moving thousands of its workers to Alexandria and creating crippling traffic tie ups. And a report released Wednesday by the Pentagon's Inspector General might provide just the opening he's looking for.

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Looking Forward To Final Portion Of The ICC

In Maryland, the second portion of the Intercounty Connector has yet to open, but state and Prince George's County officials are already looking forward to opening the third part of the road.

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