October 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The Virginia county of Arlington has written into law the ability to create shared streets as well as streets that prioritize pedestrians.
Arlington County
October 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning and urbanism writers in Washington, D.C. agree that a proposal to cut service to 20 stations in the Metrorail system would have harmful effects for minorities in the region.
The Washington Post
September 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
As Charlottesville, Virginia considers a new form-based code, the city of Nashville offers explanations and examples of the concept in action.
Charlottesville Tomorrow
September 18, 2016, 7am PDT
The executive director of a research and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting says a proposal to privative parking operations at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority would bring a half century of regret.
The Huffington Post
September 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Roanoke, Virginia offers a lesson in grassroots economic development for "small, out-of-the-way cities everywhere."
Politico Magazine
September 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Three proposals, that is, save one. David Alpert wants to know why the public isn't considering another option for delivering necessary repairs to the D.C. Metro system.
Greater Greater Washington
August 15, 2016, 6am PDT
The home-themed mall, opening outside Washington, D.C., hopes to attract a new generation of customers and investors.
July 17, 2016, 5am PDT
Two U.S. coastal communities are debating the merits of staying or leaving due to effects from climate change and rising sea levels
Public Radio International
July 12, 2016, 7am PDT
How do you take regional commuter rail and turn it into rail transit? Just add frequencies.
Greater Greater Washington
July 8, 2016, 11am PDT
In Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Alabama, the legal policy known as contributory negligence blocks cyclists from claiming damages if they're involved in a crash.
June 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
More bad news for the beleaguered transit agency of our nation's capital, as declining ridership and prolonged service disruptions have now given way to large-scale layoffs throughout the organization.
The Washington Post
June 22, 2016, 2pm PDT
As urban economies continue their upward trajectory, residents of counties once considered rural are commuting to cities. This has had both negative and positive effects on the communities in question.
May 9, 2016, 10am PDT
Unless D.C. Metro abides by the Federal Transit Administration safety directives issued Saturday and takes "urgent action," they threatened to shut down all or parts of the system, the nation's second busiest subway after New York's.
The Washington Post
May 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Elizabeth River Tunnels, a complex project involving a new tunnel, rehabilitating two existing tunnels, and extending an expressway, is financed by a public-private partnership that includes tolls that Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) called "exorbitant."
PBS NewsHour
April 28, 2016, 10am PDT
The 40-year-old system, second busiest in the nation after New York's, has seen ridership decline since 2010 as the region grows. A major cause is "frequency delays." The Washington Post reporters state that the subway has entered a death spiral.
The Washington Post
April 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).
Greater Greater Washington
April 24, 2016, 7am PDT
The new Sound Transit light rail link between downtown, Capitol Hill, and the University of Washington is already drawing a crowd.
Seattle Transit Blog
April 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
The newly opened section of the Metroway—already D.C. Metro's "premium bus service"—includes the region's first stretch of bus rapid transit.
Greater Greater Washington
April 15, 2016, 9am PDT
A Richmond Times-Dispatch article details a pair of projects to add third tracks to Virginia Railway Express stations—one set to complete this month and one just getting ready for construction.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
April 12, 2016, 11am PDT
Mobility Lab has created a collection of animations and maps that show how Capital Bikesahre filled in some of the gaps for commuters when Metrorail shut down in March.
Mobility Lab