District of DeBonis: Transportation


Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Illegal immigrants can soon apply for D.C. driver’s licenses

‘Limited purpose’ credentials carry indication they may not be used for ‘official federal purposes.’

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Transportation disintegration

Top DDOT officials announce their exits as vast restructuring proposal is unveiled.

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:49 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014

Leaders of D.C. transportation, licensing agencies leave Gray administration

Exodus heralds ‘brain drain’ for lame-duck Gray administration.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DCision 2014, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013

More D.C. taxicabs could get new paint scheme sooner

Mayor says incentive program will encourage taxi owners to repaint their cabs.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:22 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Where’s the cycletrack?

The city said work would commence on the long-delayed M Street bike lane by October. So where is it?

By Mike DeBonis  |  08:01 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Streetcars won’t run in 2013, city finally admits

City official finally admits end-of-year target was unworkable.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:34 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 10/22/2013

‘Uber Wars’ featured in new documentary short

The roughly two years of high-profile battle between Uber and the District government have been distilled into 11 minutes of film.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:32 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/14/2013

Can Metro keep up with the boom?

A glut of transit oriented development has planners wondering if Metro can keep up.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Development, Transportation

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2013

D.C. driver’s licenses are getting a new look

A new design features cherry blossoms and the District seal.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:18 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Used bike sales could get easier in D.C.

Muriel Bowser bill would for the first time exempt bicycles from the tough rules meant to regulate the pawn industry.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:38 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Another Red Line mess

The early-Friday derailment of a non-passenger train on the Red Line is the latest ugly incident for Metro.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:26 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Twice the traffic cameras

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:56 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Public Safety, Transportation

Posted at 06:25 PM ET, 08/27/2013

D.C. attorney general takes new aim at gas mogul Joe Mamo

Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan files suit against Virginia businessman Eyob "Joe" Mamo in bid to lower gas prices.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:25 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Some D.C. taxis get another month to install credit card readers

The decision effectively pushes back, yet again, a longstanding project to make plastic a universally accepted form of taxi payment.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:21 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 07/02/2013

Streetcars in our time?

Slapdash planning years ago has meant the streetcar line's opening date has been a moving target that hasn't yet stopped moving.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:22 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Metro Stockholm syndrome

It's increasingly expensive, increasingly unreliable and just about useless on the weekends, but Washington area residents still love Metro, a new Washington Post poll has found.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:12 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 08:37 PM ET, 06/19/2013

Bikeshare workers turn up volume on wage complaints

Several current and former Capital Bikeshare employees delivered petitions to city and company officials on Wednesday.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  08:37 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Labor, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/29/2013

The $2 million sinkhole

No one's exactly sure what undermined the pavement at 14th and F streets NW, but the upshot is that the fix will end up costing nearly two weeks and $2 million.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Uber wars threaten to reignite over new regulations

Conflict again threatens to erupt over regulations being considered by the D.C. Taxicab Commission that Uber claims could severely impact its business.

By Mike DeBonis  |  11:01 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Circulator bus fares could double in 2014 under council plan

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) is proposing to double the Circulator fare to $2 for riders paying cash. SmarTrip users would pay $1.50.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:21 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 05/08/2013

Taxi Commission makes it official: Credit cards in all D.C. cabs by Aug. 31

After prolonged process, D.C. Taxi Commission makes it official.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:51 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 06:13 PM ET, 05/03/2013

D.C. taxi credit card mandate remains on track (knock on wood)

D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron M. Linton confirmed he is sticking to a timeline of requiring cabs to accept credit card payment no later than Aug. 31.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:13 PM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/30/2013

D.C. taxis, now with nifty stripe

Taxi Commission Chairman Ron Linton promises "a more stable, traditional use of color" after initial designs were panned.

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013

This gadget will soon be on top of all D.C. cabs

A new standardized dome light — one that should make it a lot easier to determine if a cab on the street is available for hire — coming to D.C. taxicabs in the coming months

By Mike DeBonis  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Taxi credit-card proposal gets further tweaks

The D.C. Taxicab Commission will take up a proposal to tweak regulations surrounding the credit-card mandate — including a modest increase in fares — at its Wednesday meeting.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:15 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/13/2013

D.C. taxis should be red, panel recommends

The move to go with one color comes as a relief to cabbies and riders, who balked at several multi-colored proposals.

By Annys Shin  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Bad night on the Green Line

Metro passengers were stuck for hours under the Anacostia River after a small fire along the tracks resulted in a power outage.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 06:35 PM ET, 01/30/2013

Taxi credit-card mandate delayed again

A procedural quirk means cabs won't be required to accept plastic before May.

By Mike DeBonis  |  06:35 PM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 07:41 PM ET, 01/29/2013

Cab driver is convicted of assaulting his passenger

A Superior Court judge on Jan. 9 convicted Kefyalew B. Teshome, 44, of misdemeanor assault, and now his driving privileges have been suspended.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:41 PM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Public Safety, Transportation

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Taxi credit-card mandate delayed to April

Because the D.C. Taxicab Commission didn't have a quorum today, it could not vote to authorize the publication of the necessary regulations.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:42 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 01/24/2013

What's next for Metro

Can Metro expand for the next generation while also upgrading its existing service?

By Mike DeBonis  |  10:52 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 01/18/2013

Credit cards in D.C. taxicabs by March 30

A long, messy push toward universal credit-card acceptance in D.C. taxis is near an end.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:27 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Union Station tax dispute is settled, also not settled

Agreement will pump $7.5 million into city coffers, but leaves key legal question unresolved.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:15 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Development, Transportation

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Behold your potential D.C. taxi color schemes

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is soliciting feedback ahead of an expected vote to set the new paint scheme in the spring.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Sickout at the Taxicab Commission?

A commissioner suggests employees' sickness isn't an epidemic, but a job action against agency management.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:12 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 12/03/2012

Uber triumphant

For Uber, D.C. has turned out to be an oasis of innovation and progressive transportation regulation.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:32 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 11/14/2012

City employee was fired over botched taxi meter contract

Mayor Vincent Gray said he is "hugely disappointed in the performance of those who were involved in the contracting process"

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:33 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 11/13/2012

D.C. taxi smart meter contract is overturned

A judge ruled that the city erred in selecting VeriFone Systems' $35 million bid, delaying a plan to install credit-card-reading meters in all 6,500 city taxicabs.

By Mike DeBonis  |  01:46 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Speeding camera fines will go down Monday, mayor says

What is now a $75 ticket for going 10 mph or less over the speed limit will become a $50 ticket on Monday, while tickets for going 11 to 15 mph will be reduced to $100.

By Mike DeBonis  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics, Transportation

Posted at 07:56 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Parking freedom comes early this year

Street-sweeping parking restrictions are suspended through Wednesday, meaning they are in fact suspended through March 1.

By Mike DeBonis  |  07:56 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Transportation, Weather

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 10/24/2012

The $11.6 million camera

The Post's Ashley Halsey III identifies the District's single most-moneymaking speeding camera.

By Mike DeBonis  |  09:07 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DeMorning Links, Transportation

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Anacostia River trail system moves toward completion

The new four-mile segment unveiled Monday is a key link in a 60-mile regional trail system.

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:09 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Transportation

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Another delay for H Street/Benning Road streetcar line

A neighborhood’s move to block plans could add 90 days, or more, to the current estimated opening date.

By Mike DeBonis  |  04:29 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Council, Politics, Transportation

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 10/09/2012

Through Logan Circle, an idiot drives

Not around Logan Circle, but through Logan Circle.

By Mike DeBonis  |  02:51 PM ET, 10/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Idiocy, Transportation

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 10/05/2012

D.C.’s streetlights are in maintenance limbo

A high-stakes contract dispute has left city transportation officials in a gray area. Will it leave residents in the dark?

By Mike DeBonis  |  05:10 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Power, Transportation