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Gas prices in the D.C. metro region spiked 14 cents in the last week up to $3.75 a gallon and 4 cents higher than the national average of $3.71.
Using public transportation instead of driving could save commuters an average of $10,502 a year, according to the American Public Transportation Association.
Some of the best hotels and restaurants in Washington and in northern, central and western Virginia are being honored.
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The Purple Line, a proposed light-rail line to connect New Carrollton and Bethesda in Maryland, has long been promoted as a way to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and offer another commuting option between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Many drivers dislike speed cameras, and some even see them as a way for governments to line their pockets. But a recent report shows they have slowed down drivers on seven Maryland state roads.
As the year comes to a close, the gap between the good and the bad in 2012 transportation has created a roller coaster.
Gas prices have fallen by an average of 17 cents per gallon in Virginia over the past week.
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A call for increased fees in Maryland is more than just an effort to relieve gridlock, advocates say.
"Traditionally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the heaviest rush hour of the year. People have realized that doesn't work too well, so we've seen a trend for people to get away as soon as they can conveniently do so," says WTOP Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg.
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