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August 12, 2014

Study: Offering free parking limits usage of alternative transportation modes

The lure of free office parking is so great that it actually entices some commuters into their cars and away from public transportation, cycling and walking a new analysis of commuter benefits programs in Washington, D.C. found.


April 23, 2014

Md. gubernatorial candidate advocates for high-speed rail

If elected, Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler will form a task force to develop recommendations on high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., saying that the commuting option would encourage more families to move to Baltimore.


April 16, 2012

Va. Gov.: $300M for Dulles endangers 40 projects

Democrats have threatened to block a two-year, $85 billion budget proposal for a third time if additional money isn’t added for Metro’s expansion to Washington Dulles International Airport.


June 16, 2011

D.C. court ruling overturns Charter Rule in Wash.

Sen. Patty Murray’s, (D-Wash.) provision in a Senate Appropriations bill that allowed King County Metro Transit to provide transportation to sporting and other events was ruled legal, overturning a previous ruling that determined taxpayer money could not be used for public transit to private events.


April 6, 2009

Apollo to equip Everett Transit buses with GPS

By using GPS features to address on-time performance, transit officials can compare weeks of data to better ensure that buses arrive on time and meet ADA requirements.


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