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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.

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective airbags, NHTSA says

washingtonpost.com — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said this week that three million additional vehicles may need urgent repairs to prevent drivers and passengers from being injured because of defective airbags. The now 7.8 million vehicles that are part of the recall have airbags manufactured by Takata.

NerdWallet crunches the number: owning a car vs. Uber, Lyft

washingtonpost.com — The folks at NerdWallet, a San Francisco-based company aimed at helping consumers make better financial decisions - whether it be what credit card to get or how to shop for a mortgage - have turned their attention to the world of ride-sharing and its promise of savings.

Demand crashes air bag recall Web site safercar.gov

washingtonpost.com — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's announcement on Monday that more than 4.7 million vehicles may be part of an urgent recall because of defective air bags has drawn so much interest that it crashed the Web site where people can go and check to see if their car is affected.

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.
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Oct 22, 2014

Food storage tricks -- don't mix the onions with the potatoes, cucumbers don't like to too chilly. wapo.st/1wooOQS

Oct 22, 2014

Homeland Security says 4 #Dulles passengers were taken to local hospital after #Ebola screenings - wapo.st/1pANQIx

Oct 22, 2014

Botched D.C. voter guide ‘was a complete fiasco,’ says @mayorvincegray - wapo.st/1DADl0b

Oct 22, 2014

A sad day for The Post and for journalism: Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93 - wapo.st/1wkgv9x

Oct 21, 2014

Here is a link for Honda/Acura owners looking for recall information related to air bags: bit.ly/10jXDwN

Oct 21, 2014

To see if it's included in the air bag recall. This is the link if you own a #Nissan. bit.ly/1yh4rGB

Oct 21, 2014

Workaround for Safercar.gov -- go directly to your manufacturer. Many have links where u can check your VIN

Oct 21, 2014

Hmm, safercar.gov lookup tool for air bag recall, still not functioning. 1.usa.gov/1zjFzSG

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