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New I-495 HOT Lanes Opening Later This Fall

The high-tech command center that will dynamically change rates on Virginia's new High Occupancy Toll lanes set to open by the end of the year was opened to reporters on Wednesday.

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Embattled MWAA Board Member Defends His Record

Dennis Martire, the criticized Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board member resigning today, talks about the accusations leveled against him and his fellow board members, the agency's missteps and the future of the Silver Line.

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Fairfax Board Approves $2.3B Tysons Corner Transportation Plan

Residents have balked at the $2.3 billion price tag for the Tysons Corner transit network expansion, but Fairfax lawmakers, who approved the plan Tuesday, insist that commercial properties will bear the brunt of the cost.

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Car Travel Will Continue To Dominate Regional Economy, Study Says

Despite investments in mass transit and infrastructure, car travel will continue to dominate in the D.C. region, according to a recent study. Transportation advocates dispute those findings.

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Sequestration Cuts Could Affect Area Infrastructure Spending

There is a lot at stake in the D.C. region if sequestration cuts go through next year, not least of which is funding for transportation projects and repairs.

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Sound Familiar? New App Orders D.C. Taxis, Pays Fares, Via Smartphone

Although a plan to install credit card machines in all D.C. taxis still hangs in limbo, a new smartphone app allows taxi customers to order a D.C. taxi to their location via their smartphone and to pay using an approved credit card.  

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Foggy Bottom: One Of D.C.'s First 'WalkUP' Neighborhoods

D.C.'s Foggy Bottom neighborhood simultaneously provides a prime example and a cautionary tale about the transition to vibrant, transit-oriented urban communities. 

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MWAA Board Member Calls LaHood 'Heavy-Handed'

One member of the local airports board is haranguing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood for his failure to find federal funding for the Silver Line project.  

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Fairfax County Weighs $2.3B Plan For Tysons Corner Roads

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A massive expansion of development at Tysons Corner in Fairfax County is going to require a lot of investment in transportation infrastructure — but who's going to pay for it? 

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Cyclists Push For Completion Of Metropolitan Branch Trail

D.C. bicycling advocates are calling for action on making the Metropolitan Branch Trail off-street all the way from Union Station to Silver Spring.