Improving Public Transit in DC

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Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

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Eight of the new cars, the first batch acquired by Metro, have been undergoing tests since early 2014. The planned acquisition of the new cars will allow Metro to scrap cars that date to the 1970s while also expanding its rail fleet, which currently numbers just over 1,100 cars, most built in the 1980s, ‘90s and early 2000s.

Metro’s Board heard public reactions Thursday to proposed fare hikes

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Though not yet set in stone, the budget proposal being considered would provide for up to a 10-cent increase for both Metrorail and Metrobus fares. Additionally, rail headways would increase, leaving more time between trains in some cases, and late-night rail service would be eliminated, with some bus routes being eliminated and airport service ending entirely.

Comments on Study Concerning Rail Service Between Richmond and DC

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the scoping for the Washington to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor Tier II study. This project is one of the most critical for meeting Virginia's transportation and economic development needs

D.C. commits to projects to advance the city’s long-range transportation plan

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Over the next two years, cyclists in the District will have more bike lanes, pedestrians will have more sidewalks and bus riders will enjoy stops equipped with digital screens that show bus arrival times. In addition, some of the city’s major bridges will begin undergoing repairs and several key studies

Mayor Vincent Gray kicks off moveDC plan

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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray on Tuesday released an ambitious long-range transportation plan that he said would expand the city’s transit options while deterring driving through the use of toll lanes on the city’s gateways and charging a congestion fee to motorists entering downtown. MoveDC, looks ahead to 2040 and