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Confidential Reporting System Slowly Builds Trust Between Metro, Rail Workers

The hotline is helping to build trust between management and the transit system's largest labor union, according to both sides in the strained relationship.

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Troubled Route 1 Corridor Could Be Due For A Change

A notoriously unsafe stretch of highway could be getting a much-needed cash infusion from federal and local officials.
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Metro's Federal Funding Slashed In Half In House Subcommittee

Metro has received $150 million from the federal government over the last six years, but Tuesday a House appropriations subcommittee slashed next year's funding in half, to $75 million.
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Second Phase Of Silver Line Delayed By At Least 13 Months

The second leg of the Silver Line — reaching Dulles Airport and beyond into Loudoun County — was supposed to open in 2018.
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Expand I-66? Coalition Wants VDOT To Study Transit-First Alternative

More mass transit, more lanes on I-66 or both? Environmental and public transit advocates are pushing for the Virginia Department of Transportation to conduct more studies on the former, but their request is not expected to be granted.

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Americans Are Re-Embracing Driving. What Does It Mean For Transit?

New data from the federal government says Americans drove more than 220 billion miles in February, the second-most ever driven in that month. It's another among several recent signs that driving is rising again after years of either decline or stagnancy starting in 2004.
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For D.C. Food Trucks, Parking-Spot Lottery Is Now Baked Into The Industry

If you have any doubt that D.C.'s food truck industry has become one of the most competitive parts of the city's dining scene, take a look at the numbers for the monthly process for assigning downtown parking spots.

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Union, Metro Management Disagree Over 'Safety Culture' At WMATA

The D.C. region’s transit authority continues to lack a safety culture, failing to address the needs of its employees with the same urgency as it has for passengers in the wake of the fatal smoke incident at L’Enfant Plaza, according to the head of the union for 8,000 Metro workers.
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Metro Takes Further Safety Steps After L'Enfant Smoke Disaster

Metro has announced they are going beyond NTSB recommendations to shore up their safety processes following the smoke incident earlier this year that killed one rider and sent dozens more to the hospital.
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Speed Does Kill: Study Reaffirms Ideas Behind D.C. Pedestrian Safety Plan

As D.C. becomes the seventh U.S. city attempting to eliminate all traffic deaths, a new study is cementing the link between high speeds and the failure to yield to pedestrians.