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Metro Announces 'Maintenance Surge' Along Red Line Through Weekend

Red Line riders, take heed. There will be major single tracking through the weekend as Metro seeks to address chronic issues on the Northwest part of the line.

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Distracted Driving: What It Will Take To Lower Fatalities

It is illegal in most states to text and drive. But new research says distracted driving -- including texting -- could be behind seventy percent of accidents. Assessing the prevalence of distracted driving and what it will take to lower fatalities.

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With Focus On Safety, Transportation Secretary Foxx Overhauls Metro Board

Mort Downey, Harriet Tregoning and Anthony Giancola are being replaced on Metro's board of directors — part of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx's effort to overhaul the transit agency's day-to-day operations.

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Another Messy Stretch For Metro

Federal officials are investigating a fire that forced trains to be evacuated on Metro's Red Line over the weekend.

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At A Time Of Near-Constant Bad News For Metro, Why Has The WMATA Riders' Union Gone Silent?

The volunteer advocacy group advocating for Metro riders is on hiatus at a time of turmoil for the transit agency. Reporter Martin Di Caro talks to the leadership of the group to find out why.

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A Smoke-Filled Red Line Train Was Evacuated On Saturday. Here's What Happened.

A Red Line train was evacuated at the Tenleytown station on Saturday night after an arcing insulator caused railcars to fill with smoke. No injuries were reported, but passengers reported a chaotic and unnerving scene.
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At D.C.'s Construction Sites, Debate Over Safety Levels For Cyclists, Pedestrians

District officials like to boast about the number of construction cranes piercing the skyline, a sign of the city’s growth. But on the ground, while old buildings are knocked down and new ones built, pedestrians and bicyclists face a temporary yet pervasive side effect: closed sidewalks and bike lanes.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Man Who Flew Gyrocopter To Capitol Grounds Gets 4 Months In Jail

Florida resident Douglas Hughes was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington by Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

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Has The Time Come To Change D.C.'s Contributory Negligence Law For Cyclists?

Under current standards, cyclists involved in an accident can be denied compensation if they are even 1 percent at fault. A bill that made it through the D.C. Council's judicial committee Thursday could move towards changing that.

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