District of Columbia

6 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 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
February 1, 2018, 1pm PST
On some busy blocks, Uber and Lyft drivers have nowhere safe to park. Neither do parcel delivery personnel. Shared use mobility zones could address the problem.
Eno Center for Transportation
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 21, 2018, 5am PST
The failure of suburb-to-suburb bus service run by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers lessons in regional transit planning.
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 16, 2018, 7am PST
After years of rising rents D.C., 2017 brought a bump in new apartment supply and a dip in apartment rents around the city.
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.
January 9, 2018, 5am PST
Bus ridership is down in the nation's capital. Some see the issue as an opportunity to better design the service to make dollars go further.
Washington Post
January 4, 2018, 9am PST
The largest private landlord in the U.S. faces a discrimination suit for refusing to rent to people with criminal records.
Center for Investigative Reporting
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.