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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.

You can name a Silver Line station

washingtonpost.com — What's in a name? Oh, so, so much. As the folks at Greater Greater Washington point out in this recent blog post about Loudoun County's effort to solicit nominations for what to name the two new Silver Line Metro stations that will connect the county to the larger Metrorail system, a station's name can set the tone and establish or even change the identity of a neighborhood.

Audit faults handling of search for missing elderly woman found dead near National Airport

washingtonpost.com — U.S. Park Police mishandled communications in the search for an elderly Gaithersburg woman who went missing after landing at Reagan National Airport last year and later was found dead, less than a mile from the airport, an inspector general's report found.

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.
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Oct 24, 2014

Here is the latest about the NYC doctor who has tested positive for #Ebola. wapo.st/1nCoiz6

Oct 24, 2014

Not to great news for fans of the return of DC streetcars. wapo.st/1wwbGv3

Oct 23, 2014

Three people are killed, and two injured, in collision of two aircraft in Frederick County - wapo.st/1t7pPOl

Oct 23, 2014

RT @ByLynhBui: Latest White House jumper wanted to talk to the president about spying devices in his home, his father said. wapo.st/1oxQQKK

Oct 23, 2014

MacLean says he was "appalled" when he learned about officer's comments during 2013 search.

Oct 23, 2014

Acting Chief MacLean says insensitive comments made by officer during 2013 missing persons search do not reflect values of agency.

Oct 23, 2014

RT @eilperin: @wsjliz I confess, I'm all about the cats. But I have to give props to these K9s. Consider them the newest WH fixers

Oct 23, 2014

RT @wsjliz: So @eilperin has eaten our lunch on this White House dog story AND SHE IS A CAT PERSON wapo.st/1pEP71j

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