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What Was In The Smoke? Riders In Last Year's L'Enfant Plaza Accident Sue Metro

Dozens of people have marked the first anniversary of the deadly smoke incident by suing the transit agency.

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L'Enfant Plaza Tragedy Casts Shadow Over Metro One Year Later

A year after a tragic smoke incident claimed the life of Alexandria resident Carol Glover in the Metro tunnel at L'Enfant Plaza, the transit system has in some ways yet to recover.

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D.C. Taxi Drivers Accuse Police Of Harassment In Barrage Of Tickets

Officers in MPD's Fifth District have written tickets for cab drivers amounting to $250,000 in penalties — more than three times the rest of the city combined. Cabbies want it to stop.

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Cab Companies Get More Mandates, While Little Pressure On Uber, Lyft To Expand Wheelchair-Friendly Service

Cab companies in the District are being required to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but critics including disability rights advocates say ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft aren't doing their part.

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More Rides, Shorter Trips: Agency Offers 3 Plans To Improve Northeast Corridor

Efforts to improve the Northeast rail infrastructure used by Amtrak and other passenger lines will take many years and billions of dollars, but the federal government is now weighing its options.

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D.C. Targets Late February For Streetcar Grand Opening

After years of delays and multiple false starts, District officials say that passengers could finally start riding a streetcar along H Street NE by late February.
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Citing Financial Progress, Congresswoman Norton Says Metro Deserves A Break

As a new year begins, Congresswoman Norton says, Metro has begun to restore financial confidence and deserves less restrictive monitoring from federal transportation officials.
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Metro Offers Free Late-Night Rides For New Year's Eve

After D.C.-area revelers ring in the New Year, they'll be able to ride Metrorail and bus free until 3 a.m.
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Plenty Of Potential Headaches For Travelers This Week

Between weather-related delays at the airport and perennial concerns about drunk driving on the roads, traveling this week might be more perilous than normal.

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What To Know Before You Hit The Road This Holiday Season

Low gas prices and warm weather are expected to make car travel popular over the holidays, and transportation officials have some advice about navigating the coming rush.

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