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Four Months Later, Some D.C. Cabbies Still Finding Way Around Credit Card Rules

Taxicabs in D.C. have had to take credit card payments since October, but even after four months many drivers say that they continue to deal with glitches that make it harder for them to get paid.
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Candidates For Arlington County Board Stake Out Their Positions On Streetcar

Should Arlington County spend money on a streetcar system or on improving bus service and adding bike lanes? The upcoming special election on the county board may offer voters just such a choice.

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Proposal For Purple Line Station In Bethesda Will Require Compromises

As Montgomery County officials sketch out plans for the western terminus of the Purple Line, they are finding they can't make everybody happy with their designs for a new Metro station in Bethesda.

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Safety Officials Say Vehicle-To-Vehicle Tech Will Prevent Crashes, Save Lives

The Department of Transportation outlined a new mandate on Monday that will require car manufacturers to include technology that will prevent deaths stemming from collisions by enabling cars to talk to each other wirelessly.

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Metro GM Blames Recent Mechanical Problems On Cold Weather

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles appeared on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Wednesday, and while he acknowledged the cold-related problems that have hindered the transit system this week, he said their metrics show improvement.

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State Of The Union Prompts Road Closures Around Capitol

For those across the country, the State of the Union means an interruption in their usual evening programming. For residents of the District, it means temporary road closures around the Capitol building.

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Special Election In Arlington Prompts Debate Over Columbia Pike Streetcar Plan

The Columbia Pike streetcar is a hot political issue in Arlington, and the Democratic candidates running in a special election for the county board are laying our their positions on the project.
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Testing On Silver Line Completed; Still No Timeline On Open Date

Contractor Bechtel has completed testing on Silver Line, keeping to the timeline that could see Phase I open this spring.

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Metro General Manager Richard Sarles

Many long-anticipated changes are coming to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority in the coming year. Kojo and WAMU 88.5 reporter Martin DiCaro talk with Metro General Manager Richard Sarles about where the system is headed.

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Another Weekend, Another Round Of Metro Track Work

Metro trains will be running slower than normal across all five lines this weekend, as the transit agency's rebuilding program continues.

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