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Are Roads Becoming More Dangerous For Bike Riders?

The number of bicyclists killed in crashes with cars is on the rise, according to a new report, reversing a downward trend going back three decades. But is it actually more dangerous?

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Streetcar Remains Big Sticking Point In Arlington County Election

Independent Arlington County Board member John Vihstadt continues to push for an alternative to the county's streetcar plan — something that promises to be a wedge issue on Election Day.

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Three Dead, Two Injured In Frederick Aircraft Collision

The deadly crash took place during a helicopter training exercise Thursday afternoon.
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Amid Funding Fight, D.C. Cuts Streetcar System From 22 To 8 Miles

D.C. officials today announced the next step in the construction of additional streetcar lines across the city, but also admitted that a conflict with the D.C. Council over funding would likely cut the planned 22-mile system by more than half.
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Delays Are Coming: DDOT Outlines Plans For 16th Street Bridge Replacement

The 30,000 or so cars and buses that travel over the 16th Street Bridge daily could be looking at delays of 15-30 minutes every day, beginning in February.

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A Transportation Plan For Our Region

Long-range transit plans for our region aim to hold car traffic steady while expanding other modes of transportation, including using congestion pricing for cars downtown.

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Big Names, Extra Trains For Veterans Day Concert On The Mall

Bruce Springsteen, Rihanna, Eminem and Carrie Underwood are among the headliners.

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MoveDC 'Action Plan' Outlines Future Of All Things Transportation

A new two-year "Action Plan" from moveDC offers insight into how the city plans to address all things transportation, from bridge construction and bike lanes to sidewalks and toll lanes.

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Arkansas Avenue NW Goes To One Lane Following Resident Outcry

After months of public outcry and more recent political pressure, District transportation officials are finally following through on recommendations to make a busy street in Northwest D.C. safer.
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Foxx: Lame Duck Session An Opportunity To Fix Highway Trust Fund

The solvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund has been a constant question in the last few years, but the nation's transportation secretary says a long-term fix could be pushed through before the end of the year.