Virginia

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
April 6, 2016, 5am PDT
The city of Charlottesville, home to the University of Virginia, has approved a controversial measure to begin charging for on-street parking in the city's downtown.
C-Ville Weekly
March 31, 2016, 5am PDT
Just a single day with D.C. Metro was bad, but it's possible the closures were just getting started.
The Washington Post
March 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The nation's second busiest subway system reopened as planned on Thursday at 5 a.m. after being shut down for safety reasons on Wednesday after fixing several electrical problems found in 26 areas during the inspection. Electrical problems hit BART.
The Washington Post
March 15, 2016, 7am PDT
A recent article in the Washington Post does a nice job of describing transportation planning as an exciting field, with important and engaging applications.
The Washington Post
March 9, 2016, 11am PST
A controversy has emerged over the future of transportation in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, especially as it relates to demographics of the coveted "millennial workforce" variety.
The Virginian Pilot
March 2, 2016, 8am PST
Maryland legislators are considering a rating system for transportation projects recently approved in Virginia. The bill would also check the power of the state's governor in killing project proposals.
Greater Greater Washington
February 5, 2016, 5am PST
The idea of a gondola crossing the Potomac might still seem a little pie in the sky, but it has legs.
The Washington Post
February 4, 2016, 6am PST
The Terraces, a mixed-use project in Charlottesville, Virginia, adopts a design that reflects its historic downtown surroundings. Oliver Kuttner, the developer, says that "breaking up" large buildings can make them more palatable on street level.
Market Urbanism
February 2, 2016, 2pm PST
Three D.C. Metro stations will now include grocery delivery. The service could expand, especially if it raises revenues for the cash-strapped transit agency.
The Washington Post
January 30, 2016, 1pm PST
Newly released data from the Weldon Cooper Center's Demographics Research Group shows a state shifting in population growth northward—toward Washington D.C. and inner ring suburbs.
StatChat
January 15, 2016, 7am PST
Tysons, long famous for its office-park dominated version of suburbia, just approved a massive project that furthers an ongoing, dramatic urban transformation outside of Washington, D.C.
Washington Business Journal
January 14, 2016, 11am PST
Big things are expected from planners in Northern Virginia this year.
Greater Greater Washington