D.C.-Area Residents Want Bus Lanes and Free Transfers, Survey Shows
New survey findings identify transit priorities among residents in D.C. and surrounding areas, and indicate broad support for public investments.
New Bus-Only Lanes Arrive in D.C.
The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.
Vision Zero Proposal Includes Citizen Parking Enforcement
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.
D.C. Transportation Bills to Move Vision Zero Plan Closer to Reality
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
After Decades of Planning: New Life for K Street Transitway in Washington, D.C.
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.
SafeTrack Over, Metro D.C.'s Ridership Continues to Decline
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.
Saving America's Small Cities
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.
Better Land Use Planning: One of the Best Ways to Improve Transportation
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.
Four Ideas to Improve D.C. Buses
It isn't always easy, especially for politicians and engineers, but there are proven ways to save a floundering bus system.
Accessibility Barriers Continue to Plague Some Metro Systems
Most metro systems in the United States tend to score high on accessibility, while European systems have mixed results.
Retention Credits and a Big Investment Overhauling D.C.'s Stormwater Infrastructure
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.
The Interplay of Housing and Transportation
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.
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