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Va. Transportation Chief 'Greatly Concerned' About Search For Metro GM

With Metro without a leader since January, Virginia is telling Metro to pick up the pace of its search for a general manager.
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Was Amtrak Engineer On His Cell Phone Before Deadly Derailment? Investigators Can't Say

Three weeks after eight passengers were killed and more than 200 were injured in the derailment of an Amtrak train on its way from D.C. to New York, federal investigators can't say whether the engineer was on his cell phone instead of paying full attention to his job.
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Memorial Bridge: A Symbol Of What Ails America's Crumbling Infrastructure

With two lanes of the Memorial Bridge closed because an inspection found rapidly corroding support beams, local officials are calling on Congress to pay for the repair of crumbling infrastructure.
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Residents East Of Anacostia Blame New 11th Street Bridge For Traffic Woes

The new 11th Street Bridge was designed to relieve traffic between Anacostia Freeway and I-695, but residents east of the river say their local roads have been clogged with spillover.

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Lane Closures, Weight Limit In Effect On Aging Memorial Bridge

No Metro buses can travel across the bridge until emergency repairs are completed. Federal officials say they could take at least six months.
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Metro To Pressure Feds For Decision On Whether It Can Scrap Old Railcars

A top Metro official will meet the head of the Federal Transit Administration next week in the latest move by the D.C. region’s transit authority to convince federal transportation officials to give Metro permission to send about 200 aging railcars to the scrap yard.
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Facing Anti-Islam Campaign, Metro Bans All Political Ads For Rest Of The Year

The D.C. region’s transit authority is the latest public transportation system in the country to bar all political, religious, and advocacy advertisements, days after a controversial anti-Islam group sought to put up an ad in train stations and on the sides of buses.
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Replace Railcars Or Fix Them? Decision Isn't Entirely In Metro Board's Hands

The transit authority is ready to buy 220 new railcars, but that money is on hold for now. Metro is awaiting a federal decision that will affect whether those cars are simply added to the fleet, or whether they must be used to replace and retire older cars.

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$62 Million Later, Road Project Goes From 'Complaints' To 'Compliments'

Smiling Northern Virginia politicians snipped a red ribbon along Stringfellow Road in Fairfax County, now four lanes wide instead of two, fresh asphalt for commuters traveling between U.S. 50 and Route 29.
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New Transit App, Split, Pushes User To Share The Backseat

A new entrant into the growing world of on-demand transportation apps in the District uses sustainability as its pitch — with users sharing the ride with others going the same direction.

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