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Streetcars could be free in parts of D.C.

"The point of this is to stimulate growth and move people between neighborhoods," D.C. Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein tells WTOP.

Tags: streetcar , street car , Gabe Klein , Colleen Kelleher , Anacostia , H Street , Transportation

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:37am EDT

D.C.'s first new streetcar rolls into town

You hate getting stuck in traffic and Metro is too crowded. Would you consider hopping on a streetcar?

Tags: DDOT , streetcars , Adrian Fenty , Anacostia , Bolling Air Force Base , H Street , Benning Road , Northeast D.C. , Georgetown , O Street , P Street , Gabe Klein , Jack Evans , National Capital Planning Commission ,

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 04:47pm EDT

Metro to adjust Red Line schedule to match 'reality'

Metro's oldest and busiest line is not running on a schedule that matches "reality." That frank assessment came from the transit agency's interim general manager.

Tags: Metro , Richard Sarles , Red Line , subway , transit agency ,

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 11:02am EDT

Police patrolling highways for HOV cheaters

For the first time ever, police officers from Maryland and Virginia are teaming up for Capitol Region HOV Awareness Day on Wednesday. Officers will be looking for HOV cheaters on Interstates 66, 95, 395, and 270, as well as the Dulles Toll Road and Route 50.

Tags: HOV lanes , Interstate 66 , Interstate 95 , Interstate 270 , Interstate 395 , Dulles Toll Road , Route 50 , I-95 , I-66 , I-270 , High Occupancy Vehicles

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 01:29am EDT

Metro on heightened alert following NYC scare

Metro police officers are on heightened alert following the failed New York City bombing in Times Square over the weekend.

Tags: Metro , Times Square , Sprawl & Crawl , Jeff Delinski , Olson Group

Monday - 05/03/2010, 04:34pm EDT

Metro fare increases coming -- but how much?

Metro's Board of Directors has not settled on exactly how much, but there is a consensus that fares are going to increase.

Tags: Metro , Metro Board of Directors , Chris Zimmerman , Richard Sarles , Jim Graham , Peter Benjamin , Sprawl & Crawl ,

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:30pm EDT

Accident crews have dangerous, thankless job

WTOP's Adam Tuss goes on road patrol with an accident-clearing crew to see what's involved with getting wrecks and disabled vehicles cleared quickly.

Tags: Paul Hubee , Maryland State Highway Administration's Coordinate , CHART , accident response , Capital Beltway , clearing accidents ,

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 12:47am EDT

Does D.C. have an anti-car bias?

"To be honest, trying to squeeze as many cars as we try to squeeze into our city streets isn't working," says Gabe Klein, director of the D.C. Department of Transportation.

Tags: D.C. Department of Transportation , Gabe Klein , D.C. City Council ,

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 08:15am EDT

Sarles says permanent GM should be hired ASAP

Metro's Interim General Manager Richard Sarles says he should be replaced as soon as possible.

Tags: Richard Sarles , Metro , John Catoe , Sprawl & Crawl

Monday - 04/26/2010, 03:17pm EDT

New chief of Metro safety assesses safety culture

Jim Dougherty enters Metro at a time when the spotlight on safety is at its apex.

Tags: Jim Dougherty , Metro , Sprawl & Crawl , Peter Rogoff

Friday - 04/23/2010, 02:50pm EDT
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