District Department of Transportation

Arlington to D.C.

Key Virginia Rail Bridge Project Completes Environmental Review

A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.

September 17, 2020 - The Virginia Mercury

Greensboro Station on Metro's Silver line near Tyson's Corner

5 Transit Projects to Watch in the D.C. Region in 2020

Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.

December 26, 2019 - WAMU

Personal Mobility

D.C. Speeds Up Protected Bike Lane Plans

The District Department of Transportation last week promised to double the pace of its planned construction of protected bike lanes, but advocates say the District still isn't doing enough to provide safe accommodations for people on bikes.

November 26, 2019 - The Washington Post

Arlington to D.C.

Key Planning Details of the Proposed $1.9 Billion Rail Bridge Between D.C. and Virginia

Analysis of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a project that would add an additional bridge to supplement the rail capacity of the Long Bridge over the Potomac River.

November 21, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington D.C.

Evaluating D.C.'s Progress Toward Vision Zero

Vision Zero is an ambitious goal, but it's impossible if traffic safety ideas aren't tested and implemented on the street.

November 13, 2019 - CityLab

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

Watch D.C.'s New Red Bus Lanes in Action

Streetfilms documents the early results of an ambitious transit pilot project in Washington, D.C.

June 18, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Bus Lane

New Bus-Only Lanes Arrive in D.C.

The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.

June 3, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

On-Street Parking

Demand-Based Pricing for On-Street Parking Pilot Finds Success in D.C.

It's rare to see a policy so effective in achieving its goals.

March 12, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Arlington to D.C.

Planned Long Bridge Replacement, From Virginia and D.C., Lacks Pedestrian and Bike Elements

In June, planners completed a draft environment impact statement for a replacement for the Long Bridge, which connects trains from Virginia to D.C. Local advocates see the lack of a pedestrian and bike trail as a missed opportunity.

November 6, 2018 - Arl Now

Residential Traffic Calming Project Hits Roadblocks in D.C.

Concerns about congestion or parking aren't the only obstacles to street reconfiguration projects intended to improve traffic safety.

May 30, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

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