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The $30 Tourist: Emus and other wildlife, by bicycle

In this new series, we investigate car-free day trips that can be done on the cheap. In the first installment, intrepid reporter Christina Sturdivant explores a new bikeshare program and bike trail that starts at the Baltimore-Washington airport—and gets more than she bargained for.
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Union Station has a secret Presidential railcar, and more behind-the-scenes pics

Photographers went behind the scenes at Union Station to capture unique views and check out a Pullman car that was once used by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Here's our photo gallery of the best.
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Everything you've always wanted to know about bikeshare (but were afraid to ask)

Don't call it a complete guide to bikeshare. Call it Elevation DC's take on answering the bikeshare questions you (should) think hardest about.
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Seven free apps to help you (re)discover DC

Seeing D.C. through all fresh eyes just takes a quick download.
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From Union Station to Benning Road, the streetcar means business

H street business owners say the streetcar's no silver bullet, but could spur needed development.
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Kidical Mass brings pedal power to tots

"Kidical Mass," the biking movement for kids and their parents, is active in the District. We sat down with the D.C. chapter's founder for a Q&A session about bikes and safer streets.
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National spotlight: Urban train stations plan for the future

In many places across the country, including D.C., rail is breaking ridership records as we move away from the personal car. How does a place like Union Station manage the influx of passengers while being a good neighbor?
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Do you know all these secret codes, insider tips and underground hangouts?

It's the tenth anniversary of National Treasure (yeah, that movie with Nic Cage). But secret messages on the back of the Declaration of Independence are so passe. Check out these real secrets in and around D.C., then impress your friends.
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The faces of MARC's weekend riders

For the first time ever, you can now ride MARC from Union Station to Baltimore and back on weekends. We spoke to riders on the first day.
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Union Station marks 25 years: a look back

D.C's iconic train station has stood for more than a century. But just a few decades ago, its future was in doubt. See its transformation from mold, mildew, mushrooms and "The Pit" to its renaissance today.
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