District of Columbia

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Apple is pondering a major move into Northern Virginia. For comparison, state officials have pitched sites covering about half the desired size of Amazon's second headquarters and two-thirds the size of the Pentagon.
The Washington Post
May 10, 2018, 2pm PDT
A delivery drone pilot launched in Washington, D.C. in 2016 has been expanded for further deployment.
Washington Business Journal
May 10, 2018, 12pm PDT
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.
Greater Greater Washington
May 10, 2018, 8am PDT
Washington, D.C. approved a set of incentives for home composting at the end of March.
Waste Dive
May 6, 2018, 7am PDT
The new 66 Express Lanes Inside the Beltway made headlines when one-way tolls topped $40. Max Smith of WTOP News reports how revenues are used in Northern Virginia. Bus transit and shuttles to park-and-ride lots are two of the biggest beneficiaries.
WTOP
April 30, 2018, 7am PDT
Over 2,000 people died from hit-and-run collisions on American roads in 2016, the highest since 2009, claiming a disproportionate amount of pedestrian and cyclist lives. One solution: more protected bike lanes.
CBS This Morning
April 25, 2018, 6am PDT
The District of Columbia is attempting to build a data-based model for the mix of public and "shared" transportation modes on its streets, but is still finding holes in the data necessary to build new policies.
The Washington Post
April 11, 2018, 5am PDT
An illustration of the intricate relationship between public transit and highways occurred on April 5 when two lines of the D.C. Metro broke down during the peak morning commute, sending many would-be riders to drive I-66 to D.C. instead.
The Washington Post
April 10, 2018, 7am PDT
Low-income residents have scattered to the periphery, where social services are less accessible.
The Washington Post
April 4, 2018, 8am PDT
With piles of them strewn around stations, the transit agency is "cracking down" on bikeshare companies.
San Jose Mercury News
April 1, 2018, 1pm PDT
The centerpiece of the Trump Administration's draft budget outline for 2020 is the creation of a new Cabinet-level department tasked with solving the nation's planning and infrastructure challenges.
Planetizen April 1st Edition
March 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Mayor Bowser's 2019 budget also continues investments designed to create affordable housing and distribute homeless shelters throughout the city.
The Washington Post
March 22, 2018, 7am PDT
A recent debate in Washington, D.C. echoed common concerns about the planning process in cities around the country.
Greater Greater Washington
March 21, 2018, 6am PDT
The D.C. Zoning Commission will revisit a proposed text amendment to the District Zoning Code in April.
Greater Greater Washington
March 13, 2018, 6am PDT
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.
Redfin
February 21, 2018, 11am PST
One of the biggest obstacles to retrofitting suburbia with more walkable environments is passionate local opposition to change.
Greater Greater Washington
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
February 7, 2018, 2pm PST
Urbanist and advocate Kristen Jeffers decries the thinly veiled racism underlying complaints about D.C.'s dockless bikeshare program.
Greater Greater Washington