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In Wake Of Streetcar Battle, Tough Election, Arlington Leader To Step Down

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan, chief executive of one of the region's most prosperous governments, is stepping down at a time when it has become embroiled in controversy.

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Metro Suspends Search For New Leader, But Gets Agreement On New Railcars

Under pressure from D.C. and Maryland, Metro is suspending its search for a new general manager. But the transit system's jurisdictions did agree to purchase 220 new railcars.
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On I-66 Inside The Beltway, Tolls First, More Lanes Later (Maybe)

In 2017, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to have EZ Pass only toll lanes awaiting commuters, but only during morning and afternoon rush hour.
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For D.C. Streetcar Line, 2.2 Miles' Worth Of Questions Remain

Whatever safety issues are holding up the grand opening of the H Street Northeast line are not obvious to the naked eye. So what are they?

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D.C. Official Says Troubled H Street Streetcar May Be Killed

The head of the D.C. Department of Transportation said on Friday that he open to killing the troubled 2.2-mile streetcar line on H Street and Benning Road NE.
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D.C. Streetcar Line Gets A Hard Look This Week From Team Of Experts

The weeklong "peer review" of the H Street and Benning Road line will be done by officials from public transit organizations across the U.S. that have introduced streetcar lines in their own cities.

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Discord On Metro Board As Search For New General Manager Continues

Metro is restarting its search for a new general manager after three finalists to replace the retired Richard Sarles pulled out of consideration.
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New D.C. Taxicab Chief Plans To Bring Cabs To Underserved Neighborhoods

The District’s new taxicab chief hopes to bring taxis to long underserved neighborhoods as early as this spring, modeling his program on New York’s green cab system that created a fleet of vehicles to serve that city’s outer boroughs.
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Why Is Arlington Considering Slashing Its Budget For Alternative Transit?

Arlington County is known for its commitment to transit, biking and walking to minimize traffic congestion over the past several decades. That is why some are puzzled as to why the county is considering cutting funding for those initiatives.
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Transportation App Bridj Has Bus-Sized Ambitions For D.C.

It works similar to other ride-sharing apps, in that you establish a location and destination, and order a ride. But you'll be shown where to catch a Bridj bus, instead of getting a vehicle at your door.