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Does the fictional nation of Wakanda show a transportation utopia?

Does the fictional nation of Wakanda show a transportation utopia?

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What Can Black Panther Teach Us About Transit?

The fictional, utopian city of Wakanda suggests that life may be better without cars.

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  1. Howard County wants to widen Snowden River Parkway from four lanes to six.

    Howard County wants to widen Snowden River Parkway from four lanes to six.

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    Howard County to Give Update on Snowden River Parkway Widening

    The county wants to expand the road from four lanes to six and will have a public meeting on Wednesday.

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  2. Uber this week launched a new Express Pool service.

    Uber this week launched a new Express Pool service.

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    What’s the Deal With Uber Express Pool?

    Uber launched a service designed to be cheaper and more convenient than Uber Pool. But is it any better than just taking the bus?

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  3. Transit Trivia Answer: Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

    ​Where is this? What’s the closest Metro station?

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  4. View of proposed permit parking area near the Purple Line in Silver Spring.

    View of proposed permit parking area near the Purple Line in Silver Spring.

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    Parking Near Purple Line in Silver Spring Could be for Residents Only

    The public can weigh in next week on plans to turn VA-643 into a four-lane road to reduce congestion.

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  5. The public will have the chance to weigh in on plans to wide Rolling Road in Springfield to four lanes.

    The public will have the chance to weigh in on plans to wide Rolling Road in Springfield to four lanes.

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    VDOT Explores Widening Rolling Road in Springfield

    The public can weigh in next week on plans to turn VA-643 into a four-lane road to reduce congestion.

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  6. Maryland is overhauling its E-ZPass system.

    Maryland is overhauling its E-ZPass system.

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    Maryland to Usher in Third Generation of E-ZPass System

    The Maryland Board of Public Works approved more than $270 million in contracts to replace its current toll collection system.

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  7. Renovations to the westbound platform at Germantown station are now complete.

    Renovations to the westbound platform at Germantown station are now complete.

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    Construction at Germantown MARC Station Now Complete

    Riders dealt with nearly a month of limited parking as crews worked to repair the westbound platform.

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  8. Few bus riders have claimed refunds under Metro's

    Few bus riders have claimed refunds under Metro's "Rush Hour Promise"

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    Few MetroBus Riders Claim Rush Hour Credits

    Thousands of rail riders have gotten reimbursed for delayed trips, but only 50 bus riders have gotten credits so far.

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  9. The long-awaited pedestrian tunnel at Pentagon City is now open.

    The long-awaited pedestrian tunnel at Pentagon City is now open.

    Arlington County Department of Environmental Services.

    Pentagon City Pedestrian Tunnel Now Open

    The tunnel, originally built in 1984, is finally open after a $1.3 million renovation project.

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  10. Montgomery County is pushing for bus rapid transit along several of its major corridors

    Montgomery County is pushing for bus rapid transit along several of its major corridors

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    Transportation Board to Endorse Rapid Buses on New Hampshire Avenue

    Project would call for bus service from the Colesville Road Park N’ Ride to Eastern Avenue.

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  11. DDOT will be doing inspection work on the Southeast/Southwest Freeway Bridge

    DDOT will be doing inspection work on the Southeast/Southwest Freeway Bridge

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    DDOT Warns of Lane Closure at I-395 Ramp and SE/SW Freeway

    For the next month, one lane will be closed on the ramp heading east onto the freeway during the day.

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  12. Google is one of several companies investing in driverless car technology.

    Google is one of several companies investing in driverless car technology.

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    District to Explore Driverless Cars, Pilot Program at L’Enfant Plaza

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a working group to explore autonomous vehicles, as well as a possible pilot program on 10th Street.

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  13. MDOT is looking to install solar panels at many of its facilities.

    MDOT is looking to install solar panels at many of its facilities.

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    MDOT to Go Solar With Its Facilities

    The agency said that 35 of its sites could be run on solar power within the next 18 months.

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  14. Holiday Schedule Adjustments for President’s Day Weekend

    Most agencies will offer reduced service on Monday.

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