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Staff Writer — Washington Post
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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.

D.C. taxi drivers get their own app

washingtonpost.com — The D.C. Taxicab Commission announced this week that it will begin beta testing in March of an app that will allow customers to hail cabs using their smartphones. Starting next year, all D.C. taxicab drivers will be required to use the Universal DC TaxiApp. D.C.

D.C. apologizes for mistake in 2015 parking permit mailing

washingtonpost.com — Officials with the D.C. Department of Transportation apologized to thousands of District residents for mailing them new residential parking permits that were printed with the wrong expiration dates. The mistake created a buzz on listservs in neighborhoods across the city as residents tried to figure out why 2015 residential parking permits had expiration dates of September 2014.

Dulles Airport’s troubles in one handy graphic

washingtonpost.com — Dulles Airport is in trouble - as we explained in this article last week. Passenger traffic is down significantly, and perhaps most telling, more people are expected to fly through Reagan National Airport than Dulles in 2015. Pretty remarkable considering Dulles is 14 times the size of National.

Readers weigh in on Dulles’ troubles

washingtonpost.com — Readers weren't shy about their feelings about Dulles International Airport and its recent troubles. At 10,000 acres, the airport is the largest of the three in the D.C. region. But sometime next year, more people will fly through Reagan National than Dulles. That's a pretty significant milestone considering that Dulles is roughly 14 times National's size.

Dulles International Airport struggles to find its footing

washingtonpost.com — Blame Congress. Blame the airline industry. Blame sequestration. But Washington Dulles International Airport is in trouble. The most alarming evidence: Sometime next year, more passengers will travel through Reagan National than Dulles - an airport 14 times National's size. For Virginia leaders, as well as the agency that manages both airports, it is a deeply troubling development.

Can you guess the busiest travel day of the busiest travel week of the year?

washingtonpost.com — We know this is the busiest travel week of the year, but do you know what the busiest travel day will be? Turns out it's a tie, according to this tweet from officials with the Transportation Security Administration. What are the busiest travel days? It will actually be Sunday, Nov.

District activates new speed cameras

washingtonpost.com — D.C. Police announced that 11 new speed cameras are being activated this week in areas across the city where speeding and pedestrian safety are a concern. As with most deployments, violators will not be fined for the first 30 days the cameras are in operation.

Company offers free parking to Dulles travelers, but there’s a catch

washingtonpost.com — A San Francisco-based company is putting yet another spin on the Washington area's sharing economy, giving travelers flying out of Dulles International Airport free parking and a car wash in exchange for permission to rent their cars to other drivers. FlightCar launches Wednesday at Dulles and two other U.S. airports.

Dulles airport is 52 today

washingtonpost.com — On this day in 1962, President John F. Kennedy and former president Dwight D. Eisenhower were among the VIPs at the dedication of the new airport.

Veteran Va. politicians to join MWAA board

washingtonpost.com — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Friday that he is appointing Katherine Hanley and C. Charles Caputo to the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the agency managing construction of the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project.
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Dec 18, 2014

You know who you are. Last-minute holiday shopper’s cheat sheet. wapo.st/1v476k9

Dec 18, 2014

RT @capitalweather: A chilly 41 degrees in DC at noon. 15 degrees colder than same time yesterday - but dry as can be!

Dec 18, 2014

A faster commute for the rest of us? 40 percent of folks say they're leaving the D.C. area for the holidays. wapo.st/1r35P0k

Dec 18, 2014

Really? Va. Del. Joseph Morrissey to resign in wake of conviction but run again for his seat. wapo.st/16vYwoO

Dec 17, 2014

D.C. Water issues do-not-drink warning for small area of DC near Logan Circle. wapo.st/1DQ0P4U

Dec 17, 2014

More detail on #Sony decision to cancel premiere showings of “The Interview” wapo.st/1x0hks5

Dec 17, 2014

MT @WTOP: ALERT: #Sony statement says they will not move forward with the planned Dec. 25 theatrical release of "The Interview"

Dec 17, 2014

NY-based talent agency is looking for humorous, outspoken opinionated cab drivers. Think they'll find any here? wapo.st/1sGImmw

Dec 17, 2014

D.C. plans an experiment with downtown parking. Hope is to make more spaces available. wapo.st/16tV5Pi

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