Washington D.C.

A leaf-free rusty street drain covered in a few inches of water.

Study: D.C.’s Poorest Neighborhoods Are Most Vulnerable to Stormwater

Lack of gray and green infrastructure in the city’s densest communities, particularly in historically Black Southeast D.C., has led to higher amounts of flooding in those neighborhoods.

June 9, 2024 - Phys.org

Coronavirus and Lime

Major Bike-Share Operator Opens Its Data to Two Cities

Lime will share its data with Washington, D.C., and Bloomington, Indiana, to help improve the equity, safety, accessibility of their transportation systems.

June 6, 2024 - Government Technology

View down Pennsylvania Avenue from above with Capitol dome in background.

Washington DC Launches Open Data Chatbot

City data is now available literally at the public’s fingertips, no data analytics skills required.

March 31, 2024 - Cities Today

Sign on concrete wall "Welcome to Washington Metro" with WMATA seal.

DC-Area Jurisdictions Pledge Bridge Funding for Transit

District officials could commit up to $200 million as short-term support for the struggling regional transit system.

February 7, 2024 - DCist

Rendering of 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. on old bridge across Anacostia River.

DC Park Aims for Equitable Development

Project leaders working on the 11th Street Bridge Park hope to prevent displacement of residents and bring economic and social benefits to the surrounding community.

November 14, 2023 - Fast Company

Stormwater Infrastructure

50 Years Later: Anacostia River to Welcome Swimmers

The Washington, D.C. region has accomplished a major environmental victory, cleaning up the Anacostia River enough for humans to swim in for the first time in five decades.

June 28, 2023 - WJLA

A sign on the side of a street light reads “Woodley Park Historic District D.C.”

Zoning Changes Could Allow More Restaurants and Bars in D.C. Neighborhoods

Zoning can limit more than just multi-family housing.

May 21, 2023 - WAMU

A proposed cross section of a center-running, protected bus lane.

D.C. Fare-Free Transit Program Could Come at the Expense of the K Street Transitway

When presented with a choice between investing in improved service or funding a fare-free program, the D.C. Council is choosing fare-free transit, and potentially overriding the wishes of the mayor.

May 2, 2023 - The Washington Post

Washington, D.C. Bus Lane

D.C. Bus Cameras Will Ticket Drivers Blocking Bus Lanes, Bus Stops

The program will mark the first use of automated enforcement to ticket vehicles blocking access to bus stops.

April 12, 2023 - DCist

The Yards Park, in Washington, D.C.

Want to Swim in the Potomac? Army Corps to Study the Possibility

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could soon study how to legalize swimming in the rivers around the nation’s capital—a scenario that would have seemed impossible in the not-too-distant past.

December 27, 2022 - DCist

Metro Bus

Free Rides, Overnight Service Considered for Metro Transit in D.C.

Washington, D.C. councilmembers are making a bold commitment to public transit.

December 2, 2022 - The Washington Post

Rock Creek Park Washington D.C.

Road in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park to Stay Car-Free

The National Park Service has decided to make permanent a road closure that went into effect in April 2020.

November 17, 2022 - National Park Service

The centerfield gate of Nationals Park, home of the Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team, is shown closed and devoid of fans.

Nationals Park Survives Permitting Scare, Remains Open for Final Games of the Baseball Season

The Washington Nationals, winners of the 2019 World Series, almost needed to find a new home for the final games of the 2022 baseball season after Events D.C. failed to meet the terms of the certificate of occupancy for Nationals Park.

October 3, 2022 - Washington Business Journal

Urban Living

D.C. Could Lead the Downtown Office Conversion Trend

Many urban cores around the country are faced with increasing office vacancies concurrently with a housing affordability crisis caused, at least in part, by a lack of supply. D.C. is particularly primed for a wave of adaptive reuse.

August 25, 2022 - Archinect

The Station at Potomac Yard

Metrorail Preparing for Record-Long Service Shutdown

A bridge on the D.C. Metrorail Yellow Line will be closed for seven months—the longest ever for the transit system. Blue Line service and shuttles will attempt to make up the difference.

July 21, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

A aerial view of an empty FedEx Field, home of the NFL's Washington Commanders, and parking lot.

Washington Commanders Looking to the Periphery for a New Place to Play

The suburbanization of the National Football League continues.

May 31, 2022 - The Washington Post

A row of white pickup trucks at a car dealership.

Want to Drive a Big Pickup Truck in D.C.? It’s About to Get (Even More) Expensive

D.C. is considering a $500 vehicle license fee for private vehicles over 6,000 pounds.

May 27, 2022 - Bloomberg

Washington, D.C.

Six-Story Parking Lot Nixed From D.C. Union Station Renovation Plans

The Federal Railroad Administration has removed a six-story parking facility included in a 2020 draft Environmental Impact Statement for a $10 billion renovation of Union Station in Washington, D.C.

May 16, 2022 - The Washington Post

Congestion

The New Normal: Less Transit, More Congestion

With transit systems still far below historic levels, and congestion not budging, the worst effects of an automobile dependent nation fall on the environment and low-income households.

May 8, 2022 - Brookings

Waterfront Metro station, southwest Washington, D.C.

D.C. Metro Plans To Boost Transit-Oriented Development

The agency is seeking to execute joint development agreements to support more density near transit stations and boost affordable housing production.

April 10, 2022 - WTOP

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