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Ask Axios: Where all that Nickel Bridge money goes

Question: How much money does the Nickel Bridge make every year, and when will it get a smart tag lane? The background: Ah, the Nickel Bridge, the smallest, prettiest and perhaps most contentious bridge in all of Richmond. The 97-year-old neighborhood bridge, officially named the Boulevard Bridge, is the only non-highway toll road in the city.It opened in 1925 and was built to lure homebuyers across the river and into newly built Westover Hills.The bridge was free for Westover Hills residents until 1960 and a nickel toll for everyone else. Thus, the moniker. The toll steadily rose over the years...
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High-speed rail remains a faraway dream in Virginia

People have been talking about bringing high speed rail to Richmond for decades now.Yes, but: While there's been some progress, those fast rail trips up and down the East Coast remain a faraway dream.What's happening: This summer, the feds announced a $58 million grant to begin developing a high-speed corridor between Raleigh and Petersburg.And last year, the state announced a $3.7 billion plan that will double rail capacity between D.C. and Virginia.That all sounds promising, but there's still a long way to go.The broad federal plans for high-speed rail between Richmond and D.C. are being pursued piecemeal, and many elements...
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MF DOOM: Richmond, Virginia Names Street Sweeper After Late Rapper

Richmond, VA – While the music community continues to mourn the loss of MF DOOM, his artist namesake will now live forever in Richmond, Virginia. The Virginia capital city announced on August 5 that their bike lane street sweeper will be named MF BROOM in a fitting tribute to the late underground legend.
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Petersburg Fire called to investigate safety violations at stations

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Petersburg Fire Department is being accused of serious safety violations at all four of its fire stations. According to a letter obtained by NBC12, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry received a report about issues with the exhaust ventilation systems at fire stations 2,3,4 and 5.
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Man fighting for his life after shooting in Shockoe Bottom

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Police are working to find out who shot a man in Shockoe Bottom late Sunday night. Officers were called to North 18th Street around 11 p.m. for reports of gunfire. They found one man who had been shot. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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