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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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Update On The Investigation Into The Turkey Bombings

Authorities in Turkey are investigating Tuesday's deadly attack on Istanbul's main international airport. The Washington Post's Hugh Naylor gives us the latest from Istanbul.

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Metro Says It Responded Correctly To Monday Track Fire, Despite Confusion

A track fire Monday at Gallery Place on the Green/Yellow Line caused a major meltdown for Metro riders commuting home, but General Manager Paul Wiedefeld says the transit agency responded correctly.

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Dispute Between D.C. Council Members Could Derail Bike And Pedestrian Safety Bill

Bicyclists who are found even 1 percent at fault in an accident often cannot get compensation for injuries. That would change under proposed legislation before the D.C. Council, but two legislators are sparring over the extent of the law.

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Metro's Chief Looks To Slash 500 Positions In Major Restructuring

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is cutting 500 positions in the transit agency, a move aimed at slimming down Metro’s bureaucracy to save money ahead of a tough budget year.
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Metro Ridership Is Down, With WMATA Pointing To External Forces For Drop

Metro ridership remains well below its 2009 peak, but officials at the transit agency are pointing to structural problems instead of service that has been widely regarded as poor.

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Got A Paper Fare Card Hiding Somewhere? Metro Says It Soon Will Be Worthless

The Metro system stopped accepting paper fare cards in March 2016. After June 30, riders will no longer be able to transfer the money from old paper cards to a SmarTrip card.
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Metro Asked Rail Riders To Stay Away During SafeTrack, And They Listened

Metro is in the midst of the second of 15 maintenance "surges" schedule through next year, and the data shows many riders are turning to other modes of transportation to get around the region.

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Out: The D.C. Taxicab Commission. In: The Department Of For-Hire Vehicles.

The commission that regulates some 6,500 taxis in the District is becoming a full-fledged agency with a new name — but it is not clear what effect, if any, the change will have on the riding public.

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