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Region attempts to answer tough transportation questions

When it comes to paying for much-needed transportation improvements in the Washington region, one question stands out: How?

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 07:28am EST

Tags: transportation,

Son of Va. Congressman pleads guilty to assault charge

Patrick Moran, the son of a Virginia congressman, is having a bad year. First he was caught on tape discussing how to commit voter fraud. Now he has pleaded guilty to assaulting his girlfriend.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 01:43pm EST

Tags: crime, courts, D.C. Superior Court, Patrick Moran, Jim Moran,

Best place to work as a fed: NASA

Federal workers responding to a Partnership for Public Service survey ranked NASA the best place to work among large government agencies.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 01:40pm EST

Tags: NASA, best places to work,

New siren to warn of dam failure along Occoquan

A new siren will warn the town of a catastrophic dam failure at the Occoquan Reservoir, which holds 8.3 billion gallons of drinking water.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 11:58am EST

Tags: Occoquan, Occoquan River, Fairfax Water

Fairfax supervisors want workers to kick the habit

Fairfax County is debating policies that would encourage county employees to stop smoking in an effort to improve workers' health and reduce health care costs.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 05:10pm EST

Tags: Gerry Hyland, Sharon Bulova, smoking, health care, Affordable Care Act,

Bills proposed to make it easier to vote in Va., federal elections

Efforts are under way in Virginia and nationally to revamp election laws so voters aren't stuck in long lines at the polls.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 10:55am EST

Tags: Gerry Connolly, Mark Warner, absentee voting

WTOP Beltway Poll: Most think 'fiscal cliff' would hurt region's economy

A majority of people in the D.C. metro area think a failure to avert the "fiscal cliff" will negatively affect the local economy, but many don't believe it will hurt them personally, a new WTOP Beltway Poll finds.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 01:50pm EST

Tags: wtop beltway poll, fiscal cliff

All-electric taxi fleet proposed for Arlington

The country's first all-electric taxi fleet could be coming to Arlington, but concern about the technology may hold it up.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 11:47am EST

Tags: electric cars, taxicab, arlington transportation committee,

Metro revises inauguration plans to fix '09 headaches

Metro hopes to ease traffic and commuter headaches for the upcoming Jan. 21 presidential inauguration and has updated its ceremony day plans to address long waits and gridlock that plagued its train stations four years ago.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 06:04pm EST

Tags: WMATA, Inauguration Weekend, transit, getting around town, Barack Obama,

Study: Overnight Metro workers need more sleep

The odd hours that Metro's overnight bus and train operators and maintenance workers keep is contributing to their fatigue. And those fatigued workers are more likely to make mistakes that cause accidents.

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 02:27pm EST

Tags: workplace safety, sleep, Metro, Metro workers, transit,

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