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New Escalator At Dupont Circle South Already Undergoing Major Repair

Metro spent nine months and $12 million rebuilding the escalators at Dupont Circle South. So riders are asking themselves: why is one of those escalators broken already?

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Bowser Administration Considering Killing D.C. Streetcar Expansion Plans

The original vision for the D.C. Streetcar system was a 22-miles of track to connect disparate parts of the District. But a changing budget climate has led to pared down plans that could diminish the streetcar's value.

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Hogan's Pick For Transportation Secretary To Get Second Day Of Scrutiny

Lawmakers in Maryland's executive nominations committee didn't get in all the questions they had for Pete Rahn during his confirmation hearing last week, so they will take another pass Monday.

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Metro Sets Aside Plan For Fare Hike, Substantial Service Cuts

Metro’s board of directors shelved a proposal on Thursday to raise rail and bus fares about a dime and make substantial service cuts.
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Can You Hear Me Now? In Metro Tunnels, Answer Is 'Not Yet'

Neither Metro nor the four major wireless carriers can say whether they will complete long-delayed work to provide cellphone coverage in Metro rail tunnels as a Sept. 30 deadline looms, three years after the original deadline passed.
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New D.C. Taxicab Chief Wants Drivers To Become Ambassadors

In his first interview since his appointment in January, interim D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Eric Rogers tells WAMU 88.5 that he wants drivers to focus on the "totality of the experience."

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Why You Won't See Uber Drivers On The App On Airport Property

Travelers who arrive at Reagan National and Dulles airports and look for a ride to their destination won't find any Uber cars waiting on airport property anymore.
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Pete Rahn Faces Scrutiny As Hogan's Pick For Maryland Transportation Secretary

Of all of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's cabinet choices, his pick for transportation secretary is the most watched, with its implications for the state's big mass transit projects.

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Potential Delay Looms Over Start Of Purple Line Construction

Maryland's governor wants to give private companies a five-month extension on Purple Line bids in hopes that they can lower the costs, but supporters of the project say that push back the timeline and potentially compromise federal funds.

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Purple Line Delay Has Supporters Worried That Light Rail Line Won't Get Built

Construction of the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is supposed to start by the end of the year, but another delay has supporters questioning the light rail system's future in Maryland.

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