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D.C.

July 24, 2019, 7am PDT
New survey findings identify transit priorities among residents in D.C. and surrounding areas, and indicate broad support for public investments.
Greater Greater Washington
June 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.
Greater Greater Washington
May 16, 2019, 7am PDT
One perhaps overlooked detail of an ambitious Vision Zero bill proposed last week for Washington, D.C.: a provision that would allow ordinary citizens to issue parking tickets.
WTOP
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
Planners in multiple decades have sought to dedicate center lanes of K Street in downtown Washington, D.C. to high-capacity transit. The mayor recently offered a strong show of support.
Greater Greater Washington
May 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
Greater Greater Washington's "Metro Reasons" column analyses the latest ridership data from the D.C. Metro system. Riders have not returned to the system after the SafeTrack repair program concluded in 2017.
Greater Greater Washington
February 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Small cities are an asset to the country, so politicians and thinkers on the left and right would do well to stop calling for their inhabitants to flee, Henry Garbar argues in Slate.
Slate
November 19, 2017, 5am PST
Smart growth advocates have been making this point for years, but a new report from the Washington, D.C. regional planning organization provides more evidence for the strategic location of population and job growth.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2017, 2pm PDT
It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.
Greater Greater Washington
September 28, 2017, 5am PDT
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
The Guardian
March 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
An article details the nascent successes of an innovative program by Washington, D.C. to fund green infrastructure improvements to its stormwater and wastewater systems.
CityLab
February 19, 2009, 11am PST
Housing on city fringes may be cheaper, but research has shown that after a certain threshold (about 15 miles), the high cost of commuting is no longer offset by it.
Natural Resources Defense Council