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Threats And Abuse Are Part Of The Job At Metro, Drivers And Station Managers Say

At a meeting organized by the Metro employees union, the transit system's subway station managers, bus drivers and other employees talked about the fears that come with their work.

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How To Report Potholes For D.C.'s Annual Potholepalooza

The District Department of Transportation has set a bullseye on area potholes in its annual rodeo of road resurfacing.

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DDOT Launches Another Bus Lane Study For 16th Street NW

A 3-mile stretch of 16th Street will be the subject of a year-long, $1 million study to look into what is snarling Metro's S line buses and what can be done to speed up the ride — but they're not yet sold on proposals for a dedicated bus lane.

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No 'Fatal Flaws' That Would Prevent Streetcar From Starting Service

The finding does not clear the way for the opening of the streetcar, but it does provide relief after DDOT's new chief said the entire project could be canceled.
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Federal Agency Investigating Labor Squabble Involving D.C. Streetcar

The streetcar system in Northeast D.C. has not carried a single passenger, but it is already embroiled in a controversy being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board.

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What Does Metro Need More: A Transit Specialist Or A Financial Guru?

Maryland’s new transportation chief, Pete Rahn, is adding his voice to the growing number of public officials who say Metro should hire a "financial whiz" instead of a transit specialist as its next general manager.
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4 Takeaways From Talk With Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn

One of the most-watched members of Larry Hogan's senior administration is Pete Rahn — the state's new transportation secretary. In an interview, he discusses many hot-button topics, including potentially cancelling the Purple Line and how to pay for transportation.

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Dupont Circle Metro Escalator?

Metro says it has the parts needed to fix one of the subway system's longest escalators, which has been out of service since Dec. 9.

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St. Patrick's Day Revelers: It's A Good Day To Let Somebody Else Drive You Home

Safety groups are pounding home this message: You have plenty of options to get home if you've had too much to drink.

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Cycling Advocates Fear D.C. Is Hitting Brakes On Building Infrastructure

Cycling advocates say that 2014 was a banner year in D.C. for the construction of bicycling infrastructure, but worry that the city will lose momentum in 2015 on building a network of protected bike lanes.