Washington D.C.

5 days ago
In some respects, D.C. Metro has been the poster child for dysfunctional transit systems in recent years, but the states of Virginia and Maryland are close to ensuring a new source of funding that could help stabilize the transit agency.
The Washington Post
March 5, 2018, 5am PST
David Alpert argues for a more rigorous definition for what is not historic. Without one, developers and property owners have no way to know what buildings can't or won't be given the designation.
Greater Greater Washington
February 23, 2018, 7am PST
Redfin's most recent ranking of public transit access features some serious moves, both up and down the list.
February 20, 2018, 6am PST
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
Next City
January 29, 2018, 6am PST
A piecemeal, reactive approach to historic preservation in the capital may burden the future with too many buildings of "middling merit."
Greater Greater Washington
January 18, 2018, 7am PST
Faced with commercial vacancies around 11 percent and the prospect of new office supply coming online soon, D.C. stakeholders are pushing for a bill that would provide incentives for conversions of office buildings into residential units.
The New York Times
January 16, 2018, 10am PST
The new 59 bus route down 14th Street in Washington, D.C. represents a major win for transit advocates.
Greater Greater Washington
January 12, 2018, 10am PST
A proposal to privatize operations and maintenance of stations and track on the Silver Line has taken an initial, tentative step forward.
The Washington Post
January 10, 2018, 11am PST
D.C. Metro is considering a new "Rush-Hour Promise"—if you're train is running 15 minutes later or more, your fare will be refunded.
The Washington Post
January 9, 2018, 8am PST
A lawsuit challenges a law in Washington, D.C. that prevents the conversion of full-service gas stations into any other kind of commercial or residential land use.
December 28, 2017, 11am PST
The D.C. Metro system's extended New Year's Eves hours will be cut a little short this year, and there will be no free rides.
The Washington Post
December 28, 2017, 8am PST
The inefficiencies of daily commutes set aside, the road systems of some cities are not prepared to deal with unexpected events that disrupt the transportation system.
December 28, 2017, 5am PST
A trio of local experts offers insight into how Washington, D.C. tripled bike mode share in a decade.
December 26, 2017, 7am PST
Despite significant and expected cross-county commuting within the Washington D.C. metro, relatively few people commute from Baltimore, despite good transportation connections and relatively less expensive housing.
Greater Greater Washington
December 20, 2017, 5am PST
Examining the growing demand for alley homes in Washington, D.C.—where alleys were once considered "evil."
The Washington Post
December 19, 2017, 12pm PST
Did The Wharf, a new mixed use mega project in Washington, D.C., deliver enough public benefit to warrant its large public subsidy?
Jerrod A. Laber
December 19, 2017, 5am PST
In the interest of preserving affordable supply, the District can purchase apartment buildings that would otherwise sell to private developers.
Greater Greater Washington
December 12, 2017, 12pm PST
A new development in Washington, D.C. features the largest "shared space" in the United States.
Public Square: A CNU Journal
December 12, 2017, 6am PST
The Washington Post examines "missing middle" housing as a solution for retaining millennials in cities and interior suburbs. There is still some question, however, about whether millennials are actually leaving urban areas.
The Washington Post
November 21, 2017, 1pm PST
A relative lack of conversions from office to residential—the adaptive reuse model driving the housing market in many urban areas—makes the Washington, D.C. region a perfect place to study the factors that make or break an adaptive reuse proposal.
Greater Greater Washington