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Can You Hear Me Now? In Metro Tunnels, Answer Is 'Not Yet'

Neither Metro nor the four major wireless carriers can say whether they will complete long-delayed work to provide cellphone coverage in Metro rail tunnels as a Sept. 30 deadline looms, three years after the original deadline passed.
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New D.C. Taxicab Chief Wants Drivers To Become Ambassadors

In his first interview since his appointment in January, interim D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Eric Rogers tells WAMU 88.5 that he wants drivers to focus on the "totality of the experience."

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Why You Won't See Uber Drivers On The App On Airport Property

Travelers who arrive at Reagan National and Dulles airports and look for a ride to their destination won't find any Uber cars waiting on airport property anymore.
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Pete Rahn Faces Scrutiny As Hogan's Pick For Maryland Transportation Secretary

Of all of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet choices, his pick for transportation secretary is the most watched, with its implications for the state's big mass transit projects.

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Potential Delay Looms Over Start Of Purple Line Construction

Maryland's governor wants to give private companies a five-month extension on Purple Line bids in hopes that they can lower the costs, but supporters of the project say that push back the timeline and potentially compromise federal funds.

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Purple Line Delay Has Supporters Worried That Light Rail Line Won't Get Built

Construction of the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is supposed to start by the end of the year, but another delay has supporters questioning the light rail system's future in Maryland.
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'Sharing Economy' Changes Transportation For The Better, Report Finds

The "sharing economy" has exposed the faults in existing consumer protection regulations, according to a report by libertarian researchers, though legacy businesses may benefit from the competition.

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Three Separate Smoke Incidents Cloud Metro Over Weekend

Just weeks after smoke in the tunnel at the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station hospitalized dozens and resulted in the death of a rider, Metro saw three different smoke incidents this weekend.

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D.C. Streetcar Breaks Out In 'Flash Fire' Over Weekend

There was still more trouble for the D.C. Streetcar over the weekend, after a "flash fire" broke out on top of one of the streetcars during testing Saturday.

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Transportation Secretary Proposes More Oversight For Local Transit Like Metro

At a news conference at Union Station, Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a proposal to give states more resources to increase their oversight of systems like Metrorail. Also, it would give federal transportation officials authority to approve each state's oversight program.