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District of Columbia

Washington City Paper creates a record of the many murals that have been lost to new construction and shifting demographics in neighborhoods around Washington, D.C.
19 hours ago   Washington City Paper
A major financier of Washington D.C.'s Metro system has agreed to give the transit system an extra 10 days to collect more than $40 million from the troubled system, complying with a judge's ruling that forcing Metro to pay could cause great harm.
Nov 2, 2008   The Washington Post
Metro and 30 other transit agencies across the country may have to pay billions of dollars to large banks as years-old financing deals unravel, potentially hurting service for millions of bus and train riders, transit officials said yesterday.
Oct 28, 2008   Washington Post
Washington, D.C. is almost out of space, and planners are now considering building upward to combat sprawl.
Oct 16, 2008   The Seattle Times
Minimum parking requirements are coming under increasing fire in Washington D.C. This column argues that reducing parking will make the city a better and smarter place.
Oct 4, 2008   The Washington Post
Cities around the country are beginning to think twice about having off-street parking requirements for every new development. Those who oppose these "parking minimums" say that it creates too much parking and stifles the growth of cities.
Sep 24, 2008   MSNBC
Greg Beato enumerates how American bike-sharing programs fall short of their Parisian counterparts. Until the program evolves some more, the autonomy afforded by the private car or bicycle will continue to prevail.
Sep 9, 2008   Reason Online
Planners in Montgomery County, MD are nixing a proposed bike path because of its nearness to 'ecologically sensitive parkland'. Bicycle proponents think this argument doesn't hold water. Says one,'they're already running a big highway through there.'
Aug 21, 2008   The Washington Post
Washington D.C.'s bike sharing system has debuted, with 120 bikes at 10 stations.
Aug 16, 2008   The Washington Post
A Washington D.C. project to clean up and repair dilapidated buildings in the city is coming under scrutiny for shoddy work and millions of dollars in public money that are virtually unaccounted for.
Aug 15, 2008   The Washington Post
The cost of commuting is beginning to trump federal policies favoring exurban development, and transit ridership is at a fifty year high.
Aug 12, 2008   The Washington Post