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Plan For Larger Bethesda Purple Line Station On Hold For Now

A deal to build a roomier Purple Line station in Bethesda never came through due to cost concerns, leaving planners in Maryland with a design that is more cramped than they wanted.

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Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

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New D.C. Bill Would Require Uber To Provide Liability Insurance Coverage

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh is proposing legislation to end the regulatory vacuum critics say has placed Uber users at risk.
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DDOT Remains Mum On Key Streetcar Questions As Safety Campaign Begins

The District Department of Transportation is teaching kids about streetcar safety ahead of the 2.4-mile system's opening. But students presented pointed questions that officials were not able to answer.
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As Streetcar Testing Winds Down, Safety Campaign Begins

To prepare D.C. residents for the new H Street NE streetcar, DDOT is embarking on a safety campaign with the slogan "Look, Listen, Be Safe."
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Metro's Dream Of All Eight-Car Trains May Be Derailed By Funding Challenges

Outgoing Metro general manager Richard Sarles has promised to run all eight-car trains during rush hour, but getting the money to pay for the additional railcars will be a challenge.
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Red Line To See Return Of Computer Operation By March, Metro Says

Hold on, Red Line riders. Metro officials say they hope to be able to restore smoother computer-operated service across the Red Line by March of next year and the rest of the system by 2017.

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Metro GM Richard Sarles Announces He Will Retire In January

Sarles will leave with a year left in his contract, at a critical time for Metro as it continues to recover from the Red Line disaster in 2009 and rebuild its tracks and signals.
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Biden To Spotlight Federal Transportation Spending In Norfolk

Vice President Joe Biden will stand alongside Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday to tout federal funding for transportation projects in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Metro Moving Closer To Restoring Smoother, Computer-Operated Service

Metro's top engineer will brief the transit agency's board today on plans to return trains to computer control — something not seen since the fatal Red Line crash in 2009.

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