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Bethesda Metro Escalator Replacement To Take More Than Two Years

Those who use Bethesda's Metro station will only have two escalators at their disposal through spring of 2017, according to WMATA.

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Planners Try To Lower Region's CO2 Emissions, Though Roads Stand In Way

Officials from local jurisdictions are trying to match the region's ambitious carbon dioxide reduction goals with a transportation plan that will see more roads than transit over the next three decades.
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New Rhode Island Avenue Pedestrian Bridge In Place, To Open Next Year

A pedestrian bridge that will improve access to the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station began this week, promising a major boost in convenience for rail riders.

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Legitimizing 'Ridesharing' Would Shortchange Cabs, Says Jim Graham

A new proposal to legalize popular "ridesharing" services such as Uber and Lyft in D.C. would create an unfair system where regular taxicabs can't compete, critics say.
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Plan For Larger Bethesda Purple Line Station On Hold For Now

A deal to build a roomier Purple Line station in Bethesda never came through due to cost concerns, leaving planners in Maryland with a design that is more cramped than they wanted.

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Legal Limbo No More? Bill To Go Before D.C. Council Lays Out Ridesharing Rules

Cab drivers in D.C. have long complained that their app-based, ridesharing competition are unregulated. Now D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is introducing a bill that would address these concerns.

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New D.C. Bill Would Require Uber To Provide Liability Insurance Coverage

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh is proposing legislation to end the regulatory vacuum critics say has placed Uber users at risk.
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DDOT Remains Mum On Key Streetcar Questions As Safety Campaign Begins

The District Department of Transportation is teaching kids about streetcar safety ahead of the 2.4-mile system's opening. But students presented pointed questions that officials were not able to answer.
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As Streetcar Testing Winds Down, Safety Campaign Begins

To prepare D.C. residents for the new H Street NE streetcar, DDOT is embarking on a safety campaign with the slogan "Look, Listen, Be Safe."
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Metro's Dream Of All Eight-Car Trains May Be Derailed By Funding Challenges

Outgoing Metro general manager Richard Sarles has promised to run all eight-car trains during rush hour, but getting the money to pay for the additional railcars will be a challenge.

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