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Backlog Of 1,600 Passenger Complaints Being Cleared, Drawing Ire Of Taxi Drivers

Taxicab passenger complaints dating back to 2012 are being scheduled for mediation, but the representatives for drivers say the process is raising important questions about due process.

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Metro's Horrible 2015 Reaches Halfway Point With Another Safety Problem

It's about the halfway point of a tough year for the D.C. region’s subway system — one that started with the death of a passenger in a cloud of smoke on the Yellow Line — and Metro is now dealing with new challenges.
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Metro Orders More New Railcars, But Riders Won't See Them For A While

Faced with a July 26 deadline, Metro’s leadership on Thursday voted to go ahead and place an order for an additional 220 7000-series railcars — which are expected to be put into service by the end of the decade.
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What Can Metro Do To Improve Subway Service? The Feds Have Some Ideas

Transportation reporter Martin Di Caro breaks down the latest stories from the realm of trains, planes and automobiles.

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Third-Rail Hazard On Agenda For Metro Briefing

It's the transit system's first meeting since the National Transportation Safety Board revealed potential short-circuiting problems.

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Vehicle-To-Vehicle Technology Is Driving The Future Of Driving

Cars that communicate with each other, and with the roads around them, may sound like something out a futuristic science-fiction movie about a time when crashes are a thing of the past and traffic jams don't happen. But the technology designed to try to create such a world is coming.
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Silver Spring Transit Center Almost Ready — Again

In what must have sounded like a familiar remark to local taxpayers, the county official overseeing the project said the future rail-and-bus hub finally is fixed.

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D.C. Cab Companies Struggle To Meet Wheelchair-Accessible Deadline

Six percent of D.C.'s taxi fleet is supposed to be wheelchair-accessible by June 29, but many companies are struggling to meet the deadline, leaving disability rights advocates frustrated.

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Taxi Regulations, E-Hail App Targeted By Montgomery County Council

With the state of Maryland taking responsibility for regulating ride-hailing, officials in Montgomery County are turning their transportation aspirations to reforming regulations for traditional taxicabs.

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Metro Gets Initial OK To Retire Aging Railcars, Purchase New 7000-Series Trains

A plan by Metro to order an additional 220 modern railcars received key support on Thursday when federal transit officials conditionally approved a plan to use the new trains to replace close to 200 of its older, underperforming railcar models.

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