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June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
March 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Metrorail has seen ridership improve in Northern Virginia, but not enough to balance out the losses to bus ridership.
Inside NOVA
March 5, 2019, 1pm PST
The county is considering service reductions on two routes with low ridership, but the cuts would significantly affect some neighborhoods.
ARLnow
August 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Drive.ai is advancing its autonomous vehicle service a step further—into the public realm.
The Dallas Morning News
August 20, 2018, 12pm PDT
The Boston suburb will choose between five different bus routes, all of which will run in bus-only lanes.
Wicked Local
July 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
In smaller towns in the greater Boston area, communities are offering bike share that crosses town borders.
The Boston Globe
April 11, 2018, 5am PDT
An illustration of the intricate relationship between public transit and highways occurred on April 5 when two lines of the D.C. Metro broke down during the peak morning commute, sending many would-be riders to drive I-66 to D.C. instead.
The Washington Post
March 15, 2018, 10am PDT
At 100,000 square feet, the Esports Stadium Arlington will become the largest eSports stadium in the country.
Guide Live
August 14, 2017, 5am PDT
The $500 million, eight-mile extension, mostly paid by private funds and express lane tolls, broke ground August 9. Transurban, the private company in the public-private partnership, will pay $15 million annually for public transit improvements.
Planetizen
June 17, 2017, 11am PDT
In Arlington, restricting density to preserve neighborhood character isn't new. A rowhouse ban in 1938 may be one factor behind today's steep prices and gentrification.
Greater Greater Washington
April 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Arlington County, Virginia has begun a process to reduce parking requirements for large residential developments near transit stations.
Greater Greater Washington
April 19, 2017, 6am PDT
While it might be easy to convince public officials to sell driverless technology as a flashy solution to mobility deficits—the math still doesn't justify the expense.
Eno Center for Transportation
November 14, 2016, 7am PST
A feasibility study suggests a gondola system across the Potomac would be cheaper than a new Metro station.
The Washington Post
June 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
An investigation by WFAA-TV finds that the 50-50 deal promised by city officials to build a new baseball stadium in Arlington is more likely going to end up being an 80-20 deal.
WFAA
May 25, 2016, 7am PDT
For a little while there, it looked like the Texas Ranger were going urban.
Fort Worth Business
February 11, 2016, 10am PST
Some local advocates and officials had hoped that tolls and transit could salve the congestion on I-66. Now it will be tolls, transit, and an extra lane.
Greater Greater Washington
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 14, 2016, 11am PST
Big things are expected from planners in Northern Virginia this year.
Greater Greater Washington
August 19, 2015, 5am PDT
When it comes to intersections, adding more complexity can do more harm than good, according to a recent, detailed post on Greater Greater Washington.
Greater Greater Washington
January 5, 2015, 7am PST
RealtyTrac recently released an analysis of fair market rents and median home prices in more than 500 U.S. counties. Among the findings of the report: the real estate markets with the highest share of millennial population.
Fusion