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For transit users, waiting around is no big deal. But even the most patient passengers have their limit. And this week, we definitely hit it.

My proposal to make sure that we don't have a repeat of Monday's disaster at L'Enfant Plaza? Let’s stop waiting for Metro. In fact, let’s stop taking trains altogether.

A new PSA campaign on Metro's trains and buses provides an important reminder: There's a reason you're not supposed to hog the priority seating if you don't actually need it.

Despite the occasional flooded Metro station, D.C.-area commuters have lots to cheer this month. In honor of Santa, here's a list. (Feel free to check it twice.)

A new tool from the District’s Department of Transportation lets folks input their address to create a dashboard showing real-time info on nearby buses, trains, Capital Bikeshare stations and car sharing. So, with a glance, you can determine the quickest way to go.

A seat cover for Capital Bikeshare fans, a pair of headphones that lets you share tunes on the Metro without destroying your hearing and other goodies for your commute.

Lots of people in D.C. ride bikes. Now, dogs are getting in on the action, too. Here's how some folks are pedaling their pets.

The Coalition for Safe Spaces introduced its new RightRides program on Halloween. The concept: Volunteers in Zipcars make sure women and LGBT folks can get home safely late at night. The goal: Get the service running regularly.

At least on the sidewalk, it's possible to change direction. Harassment on the bus often comes with no good escape route. And even if you don't feel physically threatened, it's not much fun.

The best treat: Seeing what costumes people are wearing on Metro. But that's not the only form of transportation in D.C. that will be getting into the holiday spirit.

As a bike commuter, I was delighted when the one-way M Street bike lane opened this spring. But I couldn’t have imagined the zigs, zags and stumbling blocks I’d encounter. So I needed some advice on navigating the obstacle course.

Pedestrians in San Francisco can now cross the street on rainbows. In Baltimore, they get to use a hopscotch board. Maybe it's time to rethink D.C.'s staid black-and-white patterns?

Between a lengthy escalator repair project and the slew of weekend shutdowns in the works, Metro riders in Bethesda are in for a bumpy ride. So how are they handling the news?

It was one of the least memorable train rides I'd taken in a while. And then, a hulking Metro employee got on board. What he did next changed everything.

When it comes to house hunting, a walk-in closet is nice. But a walk-in neighborhood is essential, says Jeff Speck. The city planner is moving from U Street to the Boston area, and he's determined to find another walker's paradise.

Roberto Bocci has been capturing images of subways around the world for more than 20 years. With his new show, he turns his lens on D.C.’s Metro. Expect a trippy ride through time and space.

A bus lane is an infrastructure improvement that costs practically nothing, is a fairer distribution of road resources and gives riders a real incentive to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with smelly people.

Other D.C. cyclists may be decked out in head-to-toe spandex. “But I’m whizzing by them in a skirt and heels," Amber Wason brags. And she's not even breaking a sweat.

At the very front of the very first car of the very first Silver Line train on Saturday, I met some serious transit fans. And all of them were way shorter than me.

Of the hundreds of people squished onto Saturday’s first Silver Line train, only one had an assigned seat: operator Detrick Washington.

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