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I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

Taxi driver’s license temporarily suspended in connection with road-rage allegations

washingtonpost.com — A D.C. taxi driver has had his license to drive a cab in the District temporarily suspended following an incident in which he was arrested for allegedly carrying an unlicensed firearm and making threats to a private citizen in another vehicle, officials with the D.C. Taxicab Commission announced Friday.

- The Washington Post

washingtonpost.com — Come Thursday, travelers arriving at Dulles International Airport from three West African nations hit hard by the Ebola virus will be met by Customs and Border Protection agents who will whisk them away to special screening rooms. There, they will be evaluated for signs of illness, questioned about their travel and asked whether they've had contact with anyone with Ebola or anyone exposed to the virus.

Top health officials say D.C. region is well-equipped to handle Ebola

washingtonpost.com — Top health officials from Virginia and the District told regional leaders Wednesday that they have been working with local agencies since summer on protocols for dealing with a potential outbreak of Ebola in the Washington area and assured officials that the region is prepared.

This is how ‘enhanced screening’ for Ebola will work at five U.S. airports

washingtonpost.com — On Wednesday, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued this fact sheet detailing how enhanced screening at the five U.S. airports that handle the bulk of flights from West African countries will work. According to officials, the airports - Dulles International, New York's John F.

D.C. Taxi protest could snarl downtown traffic Wednesday

washingtonpost.com — Officials with the Teamsters say that hundreds of D.C. Taxicab drivers are expected to caravan into downtown D.C. on Wednesday morning in protest of new rules that will allow app-based services such as uberX, Lyft and Sidecar to operate in the District permanently. A similar protest in June snarled traffic in the downtown area for several hours.

D.C. taxi commission chief offers a final plan to push fleet into the modern age

washingtonpost.com — The chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission will unveil a series of proposals Wednesday that he says will make the city's fleet a model for others in the country struggling to retain drivers and compete with popular app-based services including Uber and Lyft.

Texas Ebola patient traveled through Dulles International Airport

washingtonpost.com — According to officials at United Airlines, the man who has the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States flew from Brussels through Dulles International Airport and then on to Dallas-Fort Worth on Sept. 20.

Lyft, UberX, Sidecar may face new rules in D.C.

washingtonpost.com — Popular app-based ride services such as UberX, Lyft and Sidecar will face new regulations under updated legislation expected to be laid out by D.C. Council member Mary Cheh at a hearing Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx gets a sneak peek at Metro’s new railcars

washingtonpost.com — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx spent a little time on the road this month touring facilities like this Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. plant in Lincoln, Neb., to tout the importance of investing in transportation infrastructure. Here's a bit of what he said about his Lincoln trip on Fast Lane, the Department of Transportation's official blog: I met some good people yesterday.

Seeking: I-66 commuters with a sense of humor

washingtonpost.com — @VaDOTNOVA says I-66/Rt29 "is temporary tape striping that peeled up". The contractor will fix it asap..yup @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/okMM8c6Hnm - Monika Samtani (@MonikaOn9) August 25, 2014 Love it? Hate it? We want to know your thoughts. For an upcoming story, we're looking for I-66 commuters with a sense of humor.
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Oct 16, 2014

MT @stateofnova: Loudoun Co sheriff ships W.African woman from jail to hospital for possible Ebola. Press conf now: pic.twitter.com/gNJ4nJDCWD

Oct 16, 2014

Frankly, I'm not sure I can cope with only nine fireplaces. wapo.st/1xWcuIJ

Oct 16, 2014

MT @markknoller: Press Secretary Josh Earnest's explanation of WH opposition to a ban on flights from West (cont) tl.gd/n_1sd2g8c

Oct 16, 2014

An inmate in Loudoun who traveled from an Ebola-affected area and has a low-grade fever has been hospitalized. wapo.st/1vAGdZJ

Oct 16, 2014

Dallas nurse Nina Pham will be transferred to #NIH in Bethesda for #Ebola care. wapo.st/1zdGzrJ

Oct 16, 2014

West Africans in Washington say they are being stigmatized because of fears of #Ebola. wapo.st/1ocHgge

Oct 16, 2014

That upside-down flag on your D.C. Voter guide? Not a mistake. wapo.st/1DftxIC

Oct 16, 2014

RT @ashleyhalsey3rd: John S. Pistole to retire as head of #TSA at year's end.

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