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Who Will Pony Up For The Purple Line? County Leaders Meet Hogan Thursday

Supporters of the Purple Line project in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties say they still believe they can convince Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to get behind the project — despite signals the governor may cancel it.
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Capitol Hill Residents Plead With DDOT For Faster Action To Slow Down Traffic

A vocal group of residents in the Capitol Hill neighborhood say efforts to slow down cars and give more space for bikes and pedestrians isn't moving quickly enough.

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Better Bicycling Information May Be On The Way From D.C. DMV

Drivers in D.C. may soon be getting a little more in the mail from the DMV: The agency is planning to work with cycling organizations to get out information about bike safety.
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Safety On The Rails Faces Funding And Technical Hurdles After Amtrak Disaster

In the wake of the Amtrak derailment that killed 8 and injured hundreds, debate rages over what — if anything — could have been done to prevent it.
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From A To B: Fairfax County Grapples With Perennial Traffic Problems

We'll look at Fairfax County's most pressing transportation problems in the return of our transportation segment, from A to B.

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Hogan's Cuts To Tolls Favor Some Voters Over Others, State Senator Says

Bay Bridge users, for example, will benefit more than Intercounty Connector users. Sen. Richard Madaleno says the governor is rewarding toll payers "by where they live and where they vote."

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Even After Derailment, Amtrak Funding Facing Major Cuts In Congress

As federal investigators pick through the wreckage of a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia that left from Union Station, Congress is debating whether to cut Amtrak funding.
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Investigation Begins Into Deadly Amtrak Crash In Philadelphia

The accident has closed the nation's busiest rail corridor between New York and Washington as federal investigators begin sifting through the twisted remains to determine what went wrong.

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Uber For Buses? Taking Bridj For A Test Ride

Falling somewhere between mass transit and ridesharing, a new transportation player called Bridj is billing itself as D.C.'s first pop-up bus service. Transportation reporter Martin Di Caro took it for a spin.

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Anger, Confusion Follow Metro Meltdown During Monday Commute

A report of smoke inside the Rosslyn rail tunnel — a key bottleneck between D.C. and Virginia — led to massive delays on three lines and left thousands of Metro commuters late to work Monday morning, prompting the transit authority to issue a rare apology.

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