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A DC bill could lower the tax on shared Uber and Lyft rides

DC Councilmember Brandon Todd has revived a bill that would tax shared rides taken on ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft at a lower rate than those taken alone.  (Andrew Giambrone / City Paper)

A silent ride is planned to honor the cyclist killed on M Street

In response to the fatal collision where cyclist Jeffrey Hammond Long was hit by a driver on Saturday afternoon, members of DC's biking community will be holding a silent group ride Thursday to honor his memory.  (Rachel Sadon / DCist)

Tensions between the fire department and bike advocates heat up in Baltimore

An ongoing debate about bike lanes in Baltimore has escalated to the Baltimore City Fire Department giving some veiled, and some not-so-veiled threats to the local bike advocates. Ironically, a video made by the BCFD itself may have undermined their case against the bike lanes entirely.  (Angie Schmitt / StreetsblogUSA)

Metro’s parking fee pilot could become permanent

A collection of Metro parking fee changes that went into place in February as a temporary measure are likely to be extended to the rest of the year after a vote by the Metro Board today, with another vote later this fall to make them permanent.  (Max Smith / WTOP)

Amtrak focuses on improving its safety culture

On the second day of hearings related to the recent Amtrak crashes, talks are focusing less on finding blame for past failures, and more on finding a safer way forward. Amtrak hopes a new system to collect data will help them move from "reactive to proactive."  (Lori Aratani / Post)

Arlington seeks $78 million to build second entrance for the Crystal City Metro

Arlington is attempting to get "Smart Scale" funding to the tune of $78 million in order to add a second entrance to Crystal City Metro station. The project would also include two street-level elevators, an underground passage, and a mezzanine.  (Alex Koma / ARLnow)

Nancy Floreen will challenge Marc Elrich

Democrat Nancy Floreen says she'll run as an Independent to challenge Marc Elrich in the general election to become Montgomery County Executive.  (Rachel Chason / Post)

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