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Ryan M. McDermott

Articles by Ryan M. McDermott

D.C. Council member Charles Allen says he expects DDOT will set streetcar fares about the same as the Circulator, which charges passengers $1 for a ride. DDOT also plans to expand the streetcar service in coming years. (Ryan M. McDermott/The Washington Times)

Residents packing on to D.C.'s free streetcar

Since the long-awaited D.C. Streetcar was launched Feb. 27, many of its passengers already have made it a part of their commute, riding along H Street NE from Benning Road to Union Station every day. Published March 9, 2016

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says District schools could be modeled on Cuban institutions. (Associated Press)

D.C. rejects escrow fund, jeopardizes Pepco-Excelon merger

The proposed $6.8 billion merger of D.C.-based power supplier Pepco and Chicago-based power generator Exelon looked dead Tuesday, as D.C. officials rejected a regulatory panel's plan for a proposed fund to offset residential rate increases -- apparently ending a nearly two-year bid to create the country's largest electric utility. Published March 1, 2016

D.C. residents say consumer affairs panel has failed to follow law

A D.C. Council oversight committee hearing on Monday sparked outrage from dozens of residents frustrated by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, which has failed to provide building permit tracking data online as required by law. Published February 29, 2016

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton will head a congressional delegation to Flint next month to gather information about the city's tainted water supply. (Associated Press)

Flint water crisis prompts fear, demands in D.C., nationwide

Concerns about drinking water have spread to communities across the country in the wake of the lead contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, as government leaders wade in to assess water quality in their jurisdictions and reassure residents. Published February 25, 2016