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SafeTrack Surge #3 Brings Crowding, Even Though Ridership Was Down 70 Percent

SafeTrack is back in Northern Virginia this week, forcing riders to trade shuttles for trains between Braddock Road and National Airport. So how did it go during the first rush hour?

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Will SafeTrack Drive Away Some Metro Riders For Good?

Disruptions caused by Metro's SafeTrack maintenance program are forcing riders to figure out new ways to get around — but will they be enough to form new habits? Will lost riders ever come back?

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Will FAA Change Flight Plans To Calm Jet Noise Over D.C. Neighborhoods?

Homeowners in neighborhoods like Georgetown and Foggy Bottom have complained about shifts in flight paths that have put veritable airplane highways above their heads. But is it a problem that can be fixed?

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Metro's Chief Looks To Slash 500 Positions In Major Restructuring

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is cutting 500 positions in the transit agency, a move aimed at slimming down Metro’s bureaucracy to save money ahead of a tough budget year.
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Supreme Court Overturns Conviction Of Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Monday in favor of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was found guilty in 2014 of accepting gifts from a wealthy businessman in exchange for political favors.

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'Sad Day' Has Local Immigration Activists Looking To November And Beyond

A tie vote Thursday in the Supreme Court dealt a severe blow to an executive order by President Obama that would have allowed some 4 million undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation, including thousands in the Washington region.

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Who's The D.C. Local Running The General Services Administration?

In the Washington metropolitan region, the General Services Administration is in charge of more than 100 million square feet of federal workspace.

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Would A New Zoning Plan Make Fairfax County Too Urban?

Fairfax County lawmakers this week are considering a plan to boost density around transit stops and create more vibrant urban centers.

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If At First You Don't Succeed: The Local And National Gun Debate

We examine the seemingly-cyclical gun debate with one of our region's lawmakers on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).

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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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