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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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LISTEN: How Do We Change How D.C. Drives? Gabe Klein Explains The Vision Zero Plan

D.C. officials have laid out a plan to totally eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024. Former DDOT Director Gabe Klein walks us through some of the more controversial aspects of the plan among drivers.

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Bay Bridge In Good Shape, But Traffic Will Only Get Worse, Report Finds

The two existing spans of the Bay Bridge should be fine for another 50 years, according to a new report from the Maryland Transportation Authority. But the number of cars crossing the bridge to the beach continues to grow.
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Metro Looks To Try Something New: A Personalized Monthly Rail Pass

Commuters may be looking at new options for paying fares next year — Metro is looking at designing a new way for riders to pay their fares, based on a monthly pass model.
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Delayed D.C. Streetcar Enters Final Test Period, With Officials' Fingers Crossed

Six years after construction crews started laying the tracks, the $200 million streetcar line in Northeast D.C. is entering its final testing period, leading city transportation officials to express confidence the long-delayed project finally is close to completion.

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