Virginia

July 13, 2015, 7am PDT
Richmond, Virginia is launching a planning study aimed at maximizing the benefits of a proposed bus rapid transit system connecting the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
July 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
A wealthy county in Virginia has a reputation for prohibiting the construction of new housing. Development interests, however, are fed up with anti-development arguments.
The Washington Post
June 25, 2015, 9am PDT
Until advocates and agencies find positive stories to tell about multi-modal decision-making the car will continue to dominate the messaging and branding of contemporary culture.
Greater Greater Washington
June 15, 2015, 11am PDT
A call for all transportation agencies to open their data.
Mobility Lab
June 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Virginia Department of Transportation is underway with public outreach on a proposed project to add HOT lanes on 1-66 inside the Beltway.
The Washington Post
May 29, 2015, 8am PDT
Citizen Planning Academies build local leadership, increase awareness, and broaden involvement through community education. CommunityMatters highlights examples of citizen academies along with five reasons to start one in your city or town.
CommunityMatters
May 20, 2015, 10am PDT
An already difficult project received bad news at the end of April in the form of long delays and huge cost overruns. Now Phase 2 of the Silver Line extension is expected to arrive in Loudon County, Virginia in 2020.
The Washington Post
May 9, 2015, 7am PDT
Back in January 2015, the Obama Administration pitched a proposal to allow offshore oil exploration along the Atlantic Coast. As more local stakeholders reveal their verdicts on the idea, some are finding reason to oppose.
The Virginian-Pilot
April 30, 2015, 11am PDT
A Republican spending bill would slash funding for the D.C. Metro by half. Local Democrats have called the proposal shortsighted and ill timed.
The Hill
April 23, 2015, 6am PDT
In a program called the first of its kind in the nation, the Arlington County will implement a transportation demand management program for public school employees.
Mobility Lab
April 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Fairfax County, Virginia is taking an innovative approach to crowdsourcing feedback on how to improve bicycle infrastructure around transit stations.
Greater Greater Washington
April 3, 2015, 7am PDT
A visual essay exploring the emerging Potomac Yard neighborhood in Alexandria, VA and how one innovative project reinterprets the traditional definition of mixed-use development.
Plan.Place
March 24, 2015, 5am PDT
Greater Greater Washington reports on the developing plans of county and state officials to bring multi-modal capabilities to Tysons, Virginia as part of an ongoing suburban retrofit.
Greater Greater Washington
March 12, 2015, 10am PDT
Planners have undertaken the task of protecting market-rate affordable housing in Arlington County. The need for action was made clear in an Affordable Housing Study recently released to inform the preparation of a new Affordable Housing Master Plan.
Arl Now
March 12, 2015, 6am PDT
An op-ed makes the case for the benefits of mixed-use development in Virginia, namely the creation of 24/7 environments for living, working, and playing.
Virginia Business
March 6, 2015, 10am PST
A post on the Lexington Streetsweeper blog examines the idea of Farming Community Subdivision, or "agrihood," and the plausibility of such a community being created in Central Kentucky.
The Lexington Streetsweeper
February 18, 2015, 10am PST
A controversial zoning decision paved the way for a large assisted living facility in Alexandria, Virginia. The need for such a drastic measures reflects a growing need to plan for aging populations.
Alexandria Times
January 30, 2015, 11am PST
Virginia opened 29 miles of high-occupancy toll lanes to business on December 29 of 2014. What lessons are drivers and policy makers taking from the ongoing test of the concept?
The Washington Post
January 28, 2015, 2pm PST
While Washington D.C. and its surrounding counties is in the midst of a population, development, and infrastructure investment boom, the region farther south and west in the state of Virginia is bleeding population.
Bristol Herald Courier
January 28, 2015, 7am PST
A mere day after the Interior Department announced it would permanently block drilling in much of the Arctic Refuge by designating it as wilderness, it proposed allowing drilling in the Gulf, along Atlantic coast, and surprisingly, offshore Alaska.
McClatchy Washington Bureau