District of Columbia

August 4, 2014, 11am PDT
Data journalism site FiveThirtyEight wades into the complex world of transit ridership data, looking for insights into which cities make use of robust transit systems, and which still have work to do.
Five Thirty Eight
August 4, 2014, 10am PDT
Although the D.C. Metro's new Silver Line stations in Northern Virginia are designed for functional rather than high aesthetic ideals, Philip Kennicott's review for the Washington Post focuses on the benefit of the line to the region.
The Washington Post
August 3, 2014, 5am PDT
In yet another illustration of the high cost of free parking, Eric Jaffe reports on a study by two Virginia Tech transportation scholars that analyze all types of commuter transportation benefits and how they influence choice of commute mode.
CityLab
July 30, 2014, 7am PDT
Eric Jaffe dives into evidence that bike share should be considered an essential component of a multi-modal public transit network.
CityLab
July 28, 2014, 5am PDT
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.
Better Cities & Towns
July 26, 2014, 5am PDT
After no small amount of debate, delay, and controversy, the first phase of D.C. Metro's Silver Line will launch passenger service today. The line will connect Washington D.C. to northwestern Virginia, including four stops in Tysons Corner.
The Washington Post
July 23, 2014, 7am PDT
Unlike the message of an annoying commercial, bigger may not be better in the real estate market. Residential developers in Washington D.C. have found that millennials like small studios, or micro-units, provided the spaces are well designed.
The Washington Post
July 20, 2014, 5am PDT
Observation of a handful of transit platform sign styles from around the world on their clarity and usefulness.
The Atlantic City Lab
July 19, 2014, 11am PDT
Lacandon Jungle in Mexico is under pressure as tribes, the Mexican government, and preservationists fight between development versus conservation.
The Washington Post
July 18, 2014, 11am PDT
With the neighborhoods north of Pennsylvania Avenue booming, there are still stretches of "America's Main Street" that have escaped the revitalization.
The Washington Post
July 18, 2014, 9am PDT
A pair of articles explores the implications of data released in May by the U.S. Census about the increasing use of bikes among commuters. The articles, however, don't agree about the implications of the data for low income and minority citizens.
Vox
July 15, 2014, 9am PDT
"A DC Council committee voted…to require developers to include affordable housing any time they buy land from the city for residential development," reports Jenny Reed.
DC Fiscal Policy Institute
June 28, 2014, 7am PDT
None of the original team that began working on Washington D.C.'s zoning code update are still working on the project. Much has changed in the six years that have expired.
Greater Greater Washington
June 27, 2014, 12pm PDT
In January, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray claimed that the district's new streetcar would open in February. Still not open, the D.C. City Council this week slashed future streetcar spending.
Market Urbanism
June 23, 2014, 12pm PDT
Washington D.C. is experiencing a "rush" on new construction of renovated townhouses or "pop-ups," which many say do not fit the character of the neighborhoods where they tend to proliferate.
Washington Post
June 17, 2014, 9am PDT
Following a trend that has been more common in shrinking cities, Washington D.C. is considering a bill that would convert district-owned lots into urban farms.
DCist
June 6, 2014, 12pm PDT
The National Institute for Transportation and Communities released a new study this week called "Lessons from the Green Lanes: Evaluating Protected Bike Lanes in the U.S."
Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium
June 4, 2014, 2pm PDT
The Washington Post has a look at the initial draft of MoveDC, Washington D.C.'s Multimodal Long Range Transportation Plan, which will guide the city's transportation plans until 2040. The plan is available for public comment until July 6, 2014.
The Washington Post
May 27, 2014, 2pm PDT
As part of an ongoing celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Great Society, the Washington Post examines the urban focus and mass transit benefits of President Lyndon B. Johnson's unprecedented programs.
The Washington Post
May 16, 2014, 10am PDT
A post on the iStrategyLabs website describes some of the software and hardware requirements for building signs that display the arrival and departure of transit in your area.
iStrategyLabs