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Arlington County Shelves Plans For $333 Million Streetcar System

In several elections, voters sided with anti-streetcar candidates. County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said the project was no longer tenable.

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Uber Seeks Changes To Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Bill

A bill headed for the D.C. Council's transportation committee would raise the required number of wheelchair-accessible taxis for cab companies in the District, but Uber is balking at the bill's reporting requirements.

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Metro Chairman Pushes For Increase In Public Transit Benefits

For federal employees, the maximum monthly parking subsidy is $250, compared to just $130 for public transit. Metro Chairman Tom Downs wants to see those numbers match.

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Software On Metro Farecard Machines Upgraded After SmarTrip Scam Uncovered

A recent scam that allowed Metro users to charge their SmarTrip cards but still walk away with cash caused the transit agency to upgrade the software on all the system's farecard machines.
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European Trams Offer Lessons for Arlington As It Debates Streetcar Plan

In Europe, streetcars are part of many urban cityscapes. So will the European model work in an American community like Arlington?
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D.C. Bike Crash Compensation Bill Delayed Once Again

A D.C. Council committee again decided to delay a final vote on a bill that would help bicyclists seek compensation of injured in a crash.

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Changes Could Cause Phase II Of Silver Line To Top $2.7 Billion Cost Estimate

Phase II of the Silver Line is already expected to cost $2.7 billion, but required safety upgrades not initially included in estimates could push the costs even higher.

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No Policy Proposals Expected On Larry Hogan's Maryland 'Thank You' Tour

Former Democratic State Sen. Robert Neall will oversee budget and financial issues for Hogan's transition team, but Maryland's governor-elect still isn't talking about his plans for the Purple Line or other big issues.
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D.C. Ranked As Best U.S. City For Taxicabs And Uber

A Libertarian think tank says that D.C. is the best of 50 U.S. cities in how it regulates for-hire vehicles and services ranging from traditional taxicabs to Uber.
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Proposed Rail Tunnel Project Pits Activists Against CSX

The proposed rebuilding effort for a century-old rail tunnel along Virginia Avenue in Southeast D.C. pits those calling for the modernization of infrastructure against residents and businesses concerned about noise and safety.

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