District of Columbia

Streetcars are expensive and slow, and that drives Matthew Yglesias crazy. He fails to grasp Place Mobility, which can be an excellent transportation investment for a city.
15 hours ago   Better Cities & Towns
<p>Time-sensitive commuters would benefit from proposed toll express lanes for D.C. area freeways, which would be built on congested carpool lanes by private companies. Carpools would still use the lanes free of charge.</p>
Mar 7, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>In Washington, D.C., a publicly-financed convention center that was promoted four years ago by local officials as a shot in the arm for the city's economy has turned out to be less than successful. But the city has a plan to revive the dream.</p>
Feb 21, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Washington Post Columnist John Kelley offers comments from subway riders who share their experiences riding other systems around the globe.</p>
Feb 9, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Some developers and land use experts have once again called for the city to reconsider its long time height limitations to allow for the development of office high rises.</p>
Feb 5, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>This report from <em>National Public Radio</em> discusses ideas for placing control of federally-funded Amtrak into the hands of a federal-state partnership. Many feel funding for rail should be de-nationalized and governed by regional bodies.</p>
Jan 24, 2007   NPR
<p>A wave of new development has finally come to gritty Georgia Avenue, and though many are pleased with the sorely needed investment, gentrification worries abound.</p>
Jan 16, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Transit officials in Washington D.C. have announced plans to build a new trolley car system beginning in 2007. Many in the city hope the new project will ease congestion in what is ranked the third most congested city in America.</p>
Jan 2, 2007   The New York Sun
<p>Over security concerns, the U.S. government has moved some of its federal offices outside the "nuclear blast-zone" of Washington D.C. The move of offices about 75-miles from the D.C. ground zero is bringing an economic boom to the area's small towns.</p>
Jan 2, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>In an effort to reduce crowding on D.C.-area subways, Metro is considering increasing rates at peak times and a 35-cent rush-hour surcharge for those who travel through 19 heavily-used downtown stations.</p>
Dec 26, 2006   The Washington Post
<p>Arlington, Virginia, and Silver Spring, Maryland, are two cities in the rapidly growing Washington D.C. metro area that are bucking the trend of handling growth by sprawl and moving towards Smart Growth policies.</p>
Dec 20, 2006   E, The Environmental Magazine