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District of Columbia

October 15, 2020, 7am PDT
A September 2 memo by the Trump administration warned of punitive actions against New York City, Seattle, Portland, and Washington, D.C. A recently announced federal funding opportunity makes good on the threat.
The New York Daily News
October 8, 2020, 6am PDT
A commercial district in a wealthy part of Washington, D.C. is shedding high-profile businesses. A reboot is in order, according to local business owners and political leaders.
The Washington Post
September 30, 2020, 6am PDT
District council members and local tenant advocates are engaged in a bit of tug of war about how far the District should go to limit the amount landlords can raise rents.
DCist
September 27, 2020, 7am PDT
Criticisms of a draft plan to revamp D.C.'s Union Station have described the proposal as far too concerned with car storage.
Greater Greater Washington
September 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Bike and pedestrian deaths have been on the rise in D.C. despite a Vision Zero commitment. New legislation will pave the way for new infrastructure and safety improvements.
The Washington Post
September 20, 2020, 5am PDT
D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its 10th birthday today, September 20.
Greater Greater Washington
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 3, 2020, 7am PDT
The future is now.
DCist
August 7, 2020, 9am PDT
The idea for the Eisenhower was approved by Congress in 1999, and though the opening date for the Frank Gehry-designed memorial was delayed from May 2020, the public will finally get a chance to see newest memorial in D.C. this September.
The Washington Post
July 27, 2020, 8am PDT
Plans to expand and upgrade Union Station in D.C. might have gone overboard with parking, according to the public comments on the project's draft Environmental Impact Statement.
Greater Greater Washington
July 17, 2020, 5am PDT
No one lakes toll roads, but everyone relies on the revenue they generate for all kinds of transportation projects.
The Washington Post
July 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Leadership change is coming to one of the best local sources of planning news in the country, after Greater Greater Washington founder and executive director David Alpert announced plans to move on.
Greater Greater Washington
July 14, 2020, 6am PDT
Three new stretches of street will prioritize bus traffic in Washington, D.C. in the name of faster service and social distancing.
DCist
June 18, 2020, 10am PDT
Seven streets in Washington, D.C. will have speed limit reduced to 15 miles per hour following a District-wide 20 miles per hour local road speed limit set at the end of May.
Urban Turf
June 15, 2020, 10am PDT
Train rail construction work is underway in Washington D.C. with a planned project completion date on Labor Day.
DCist
June 14, 2020, 5am PDT
D.C. is eliminating 74 parking spots on 14th Street NW to make space for dedicated bus lanes and a new protected bike lane.
DCist
June 1, 2020, 5am PDT
Speed limits in Washington, D.C. are safer for everyone.
The Washington Post
May 14, 2020, 10am PDT
After months of nothing but news of service cuts, plummeting ridership, and cratered budgets, a few U.S. transit agencies are now making plans to restore service with new social distancing guidelines in place.
The Washington Post
April 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Opponents of dense housing and public transit have seized on the disproportionate death toll originating from the epicenter of the nation's coronavirus outbreak. Is it time for the leaders of New York and New Jersey to admit they acted late?
Slate
April 29, 2020, 6am PDT
A lot of long-term planning is underway in Washington, D.C.
Urban Turf