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Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
February 8, 2017, 2pm PST
Time will tell whether President Trump is able to enact any of the ambitious trade policies he proposed on the campaign trail, but research shows the cities that will prosper or suffer based on the success of those initiatives.
February 3, 2017, 10am PST
Facing backlash from hunting and angling groups, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz withdrew legislation that would have transferred millions of acres of federal lands to state governments in the West. But news wasn't good for other environmental bills.
February 3, 2017, 8am PST
The "sanctuary cities" that President Trump has repeatedly characterized as incubators of crime are generally safer than other cities, according to a new analysis of FBI crime data.
February 2, 2017, 9am PST
Smart Growth America surveyed five examples of transit oriented developments from around the country and found a common characteristics: all of the projects have way too much parking.
January 27, 2017, 11am PST
Metro Rail and MARC were flooded with riders on their way to the Women's March to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in the nation's capital.
January 26, 2017, 11am PST
A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Jan. 17 showed the exact opposite result of a Reuters/Ipsos poll released two days later on the financing for President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan. However, the polls took different approaches.
January 16, 2017, 9am PST
The country's first "clean coal" facility has also been described as "the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture system."
January 9, 2017, 12pm PST
A columnist attributes the success of President-elect Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric with a rise in potentially illegal land use decisions around the state of Virginia.
January 5, 2017, 12pm PST
Mexico began deregulation of gasoline prices to the dismay of motorists, as gas prices jumped about 20 percent on New Year's Day. People are so upset that pundits suggest the decision may imperil President Enrique Peña Nieto's re-election next year.
December 31, 2016, 11am PST
The Washington Post takes stock of the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) in its final days, finding a program hampered by bad faith from large banks and bad oversight by the Treasury Department.
December 29, 2016, 12pm PST
The idea that 2016 was an unequivocally and uniformly bad year is getting thrown around very casually these days. Here are a few reasons for why that narrative is overstated.
December 29, 2016, 9am PST
Before this week, President Obama added more acreage to national monuments than any previous president. The final 1.35 million acres, designated this week, are a controversial final flourish.
December 28, 2016, 7am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland is pursuing significant changes for Downtown Bethesda. The proof is in the draft Bethesda Downtown Plan—a long-range land use plan that would allow a new approach to density.
December 22, 2016, 5am PST
Bus routes for three systems and eventually a rail stop on the WMATA Purple Line will use the new Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center, located north of Washington, D.C.
December 16, 2016, 11am PST
A tough decision that has been on the table since the summer has now been made official by the WMATA's board of directors.
December 3, 2016, 7am PST
A novel initiative called Maryland SmartBuy aims to help those with student loan debt buy homes.
November 28, 2016, 8am PST
Capital Bikeshare's ridership numbers are benefitting from delays and other service constraints resulting from WMATA's SafeTrack maintenance program.
November 21, 2016, 2pm PST
The SafeTrack repair program has shut down Metrorail lines for much of 2016—and the price for the repairs to the system keep going up.
November 14, 2016, 7am PST
A feasibility study suggests a gondola system across the Potomac would be cheaper than a new Metro station.