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District of Columbia

4 days ago
The growth in transit rips in the United States over the course of the second and third quarters of 2019 can be traced to growth in two key cities.
CityLab
6 days ago
The D.C. Department of Energy and Environment has read the writing on the wall.
Urban Turf
January 14, 2020, 10am PST
In Washington, D.C., Airbnb has led to an increase in home prices, and the impact is more significant in neighborhoods with a higher density of short-term rental units.
Urban Turf
December 30, 2019, 11am PST
Will a dozen East Coast states and D.C. agree to a regional plan that would likely hike gas prices through a "cap-and-invest" program to mitigate tailpipe emissions similar to what California has done for the last five years?
The New York Times
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 20, 2019, 6am PST
New passenger rail improvements for the Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak are on the way in 2020.
WTOP
December 19, 2019, 7am PST
The Height Act is up for debate again in Washington, D.C., amidst an emotional debate about housing affordability.
WAMU
December 8, 2019, 5am PST
Cities looking to follow Minneapolis's lead in overturning the status quo of exclusionary zoning should consider "gentle density," according to this article.
Brookings
December 4, 2019, 8am PST
In a blow to local news, a popular planning, development, and real estate platform winnows its local offerings.
The Wrap
December 2, 2019, 8am PST
Transit-oriented development will play a key role in mitigating the congestion effects of growing population in the region around the nation's capital, and regional planners say the region is already achieving its goals.
WTOP
November 29, 2019, 9am PST
A new program enables everyday citizens the chance to work as building inspectors in the nation's capital.
Urban Turf
November 26, 2019, 11am PST
The District Department of Transportation last week promised to double the pace of its planned construction of protected bike lanes, but advocates say the District still isn't doing enough to provide safe accommodations for people on bikes.
The Washington Post
November 21, 2019, 1pm PST
Analysis of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for a project that would add an additional bridge to supplement the rail capacity of the Long Bridge over the Potomac River.
Greater Greater Washington
November 20, 2019, 5am PST
A proposal to charge riders who pay fare in cash an extra 25 cents faces criticism.
Greater Greater Washington
November 13, 2019, 10am PST
Vision Zero is an ambitious goal, but it's impossible if traffic safety ideas aren't tested and implemented on the street.
CityLab
November 12, 2019, 7am PST
Decades ago, Bill Fulton wrote that Washington was not a good baseball town—and was skewered by legendary sportswriter Shirley Povich. The World Series made him rethink both D.C. and Houston—as baseball towns and as cities.
Urban Edge
November 7, 2019, 9am PST
Along with a commitment to produce more affordable housing, Washington D.C. is making general amendments to its Comprehensive Plan. The result may be more "honesty" and nuance around housing.
Greater Greater Washington
November 1, 2019, 6am PDT
The worlds of baseball and zoning collide again.
Greater Greater Washington
October 28, 2019, 5am PDT
Charging based on demand and for access is commonplace—except on roads.
Brookings
October 22, 2019, 6am PDT
The D.C. Zoning Commission delayed a decision that would be the final step toward legalizing Airbnb and other short-term rental companies operating in Washington, D.C.
WAMU