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Major Metro Shutdowns Begin

Today marks the first weekday of the 16-day shutdown of large portions of three heavily-traveled Metrorail lines.

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What To Expect On Metro With SafeTrack Segment Shutdown Monday

The second surge in Metro's SafeTrack reconstruction program is expected to have much bigger impacts for rush hour commuters the next two weeks, starting Monday.

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In Fight For More Housing In Washington, Groups Hope To Make Case For 'Yes'

The NIMBY or "not in my backyard" impulse is strong in cities like Washington D.C., but what if there was an organized group of YIMBYs to balance them?

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Examining Discipline At Alexandria Schools

Students at Alexandria City Public Schools are speaking up about racially discriminatory discipline practices at their schools and a new report looking at the hard data backs up their claims.

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Next SafeTrack Surge Will Be Tough Ride In Northern Virginia, Prince George's Co.

The second planned maintenance surge under Metro's SafeTrack plan will shut down stretches of track in Prince George's County and in Arlington, affecting nearly 60,000 riders trips per day during the two week stretch.

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Some Work On Orange, Silver Lines Is Ahead Of Schedule, Metro Reports

Metro has released a progress report for its first maintenance surge under the SafeTrack reconstruction program, and it shows that as of Monday, most of the work was either close to or ahead of schedule.
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Is Washington's Notorious Traffic Congestion Worse Under SafeTrack?

With some Metro commuters abandoning the rails to avoid the delays caused by the SafeTrack plan, some people are turning to the roads to get to work. But the evidence suggests the gridlock may not be too bad — at least not yet.

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First Rush Hour Of Metro's SafeTrack Era Shows Riders Are Already Adjusting

Metro managed to get through the first rush hour under the SafeTrack maintenance blitz without any major hangups, providing tolerable service on the Orange and Silver Lines in Northern Virginia on Monday morning.

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U.S. Supreme Court To Look At Virginia House Of Delegates Districts

The case concerns claims that a plan approved in 2011 illegally packed black voters into a dozen legislative districts.

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Metro Sees Unprecedented 'Crush Loads' Unless Riders Find Alternatives

With fewer trains running next week, Metro is looking at just how bad the crush of bodies could get on some cars. Some of the numbers are eye-opening.

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