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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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FTA Adds 217 Unresolved Safety Problems To Metro's To-Do List

The federal overseers put in charge of Metro safety earlier this year issued a new directive this week, adding open safety findings to the list of things the transit agency will have to address.

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Mayor Bowser Unveils District's Plan To End Traffic Deaths

The Vision Zero action plan is the result of 10 months of collaboration by more than 20 city agencies. Washington is among a handful of U.S. cities to adopt such a program.

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Honeymoon Is Over For New Metro Boss As He Fields Complaints At Riders' Forum

Paul Wiedefeld — Metro's new general manger — listened to rider complaints Monday night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. In his two weeks on the job, he has focused on reminding audiences that change is coming.

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Uber Launches Wheelchair-Accessible Service In D.C. After Years Of Criticism

Wheelchair-accessible van service is coming to Uber in D.C. just weeks before the deadline — but the plan is not without critics.

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Metro Won't Accept New Railcars Until Production Problems Resolved, Says GM

Metro's order of over 700 new railcars is on hold as production problems in a Nebraska plant are resolved, says the transit agency's new general manager.
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D.C. Eyes Major Hikes In Fines For Traffic Violations; AAA Vows To Fight Them

A proposal that would raise the fines for traffic violations hundreds of dollars has prompted a strong response from organizations like AAA Mid-Atlantic, which say they would be both unfair and ineffective.

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Virginia Wants To Talk To Maryland About A New Potomac River Bridge — Again

Virginia's influential Commonwealth Transportation Board wants to open discussions with officials in D.C. and Maryland about improving congested Potomac River crossings. A new bridge west of I-495 would be part of the conversation.

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