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DC weighs the role cars will play in its future

The debate over plans to reduce the size of a parking garage at Union Station underscores the issues DC and other cities face as they attempt to discourage driving while ensuring other modes of transit are available.  (Robert McCartney / Post)

A person was struck and killed by a train

Travelers on MARC and Amtrak lines faced delayed this morning after a person was struck by a train near Lanham. The person was pronounced dead, and officials are still investigating how the individual got onto the tracks.  (Dana Hedgpeth / Post)

A plea to move bus stops from busy MoCo roads

At a joint meeting last week with the Montgomery County School Board, a Planning Board member made the case for moving MCPS bus stops away from busy roads. Last December, one student was critically injured and another died after being struck by cars near bus stops.  (Caitlynn Peetz / Bethesda Beat)

DC’s budget surplus leads to rainy day fund

Thanks to years of economic growth, the District has accumulated $1.43 billion in its rainy day fund. This is considered a best practice for cities, and it will allow the District to fund government operations for two months in the event of an economic downturn.  (Martin Austermuhle / WAMU)

A bill to give Arlington, Alexandria to DC?

Late last week, the Virginia State Senate soundly rejected a motion to introduce a bill that would pave the way for the retrocession of Arlington and Alexandria into the District. A state delegate’s remarks in January inspired the legislation.  (Nena Perry-Brown / UrbanTurf)

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