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Got A Paper Fare Card Hiding Somewhere? Metro Says It Soon Will Be Worthless

The Metro system stopped accepting paper fare cards in March 2016. After June 30, riders will no longer be able to transfer the money from old paper cards to a SmarTrip card.
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Metro Asked Rail Riders To Stay Away During SafeTrack, And They Listened

Metro is in the midst of the second of 15 maintenance "surges" schedule through next year, and the data shows many riders are turning to other modes of transportation to get around the region.

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Out: The D.C. Taxicab Commission. In: The Department Of For-Hire Vehicles.

The commission that regulates some 6,500 taxis in the District is becoming a full-fledged agency with a new name — but it is not clear what effect, if any, the change will have on the riding public.

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Fort Totten Crash Still Weighs Heavily On Discussions About Metro Safety

Seven years after the darkest day in Metro’s 40-year history, safety experts say the transit authority has made limited strides improving safety but has not entirely escaped the shadow of the Red Line crash near Fort Totten station that killed eight passengers and a train operator.

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Would A New Zoning Plan Make Fairfax County Too Urban?

Fairfax County lawmakers this week are considering a plan to boost density around transit stops and create more vibrant urban centers.

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Episode 4: Historic Blunder Of Epic Proportions?

SafeTrack hits its second phase, with full shutdowns of sections of the Orange Line forcing commuters to use bus "bridges" between stations. What if Metro had built extra tracks, though? We talk to a historian about why redundant stretches of rail weren't part of the system's blueprint.

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Major Metro Shutdowns Begin

Today marks the first weekday of the 16-day shutdown of large portions of three heavily-traveled Metrorail lines.

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The Future Of The Sharing Economy And What It Means For Work

"The Sharing Economy" may be a misnomer; expert Arun Sundararajan says it's more like "crowd-based capitalism." And it's changing our country's economy and how we think about employment. Sundararajan and The Washington Post's Emily Badger discuss the so-called Sharing Economy of today and tomorrow, and what it could mean for the future of work.

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What To Expect On Metro With SafeTrack Segment Shutdown Monday

The second surge in Metro's SafeTrack reconstruction program is expected to have much bigger impacts for rush hour commuters the next two weeks, starting Monday.

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Find Other Ways To Get Around Monday, Metro And Other Officials Say

Transit authority leaders joined elected officials from D.C. and Prince George’s County to hammer home a message to commuters: Unless a significant number find alternative means of transportation, they will be stuck on packed trains and buses during the first rail shutdown under the SafeTrack program.

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