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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
April 22, 2020, 6am PDT
A study recently published by the District of Columbia offers supporting evidence to a supply-side approach to housing affordability in high-demand markets.
District of Columbia Office of Revenue Analysis
April 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Public health experts were pleased that Trump extended his coronavirus guidelines, but they remain advisory, left to state and local governments to implement. Nine states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders, leaving the nation vulnerable to COVID.
The Hill
April 2, 2020, 5am PDT
Growth and development are the biggest obstacles to Washington, D.C.'s plans to add more than 10,000 trees every year over the next 25 years.
The Washington Post
March 19, 2020, 11am PDT
Two of the most transit rich regions in the United States have sounded alarms about the need for federal relief as transit ridership plummets as workers stay home or avoid public transit. The APTA is supporting the cause.
Government Technology
March 18, 2020, 7am PDT
A debate about how to more efficiently operate the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's bus service is underway.
WAMU
March 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Identifying potential hubs and activity centers allows regions to foster economic growth and density.
The Avenue (Brookings)
March 16, 2020, 6am PDT
It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.
WAMU
March 4, 2020, 10am PST
Many employers offer subsidized parking to automobile commuters but no comparable benefits to those who walk, bicycle, or use public transit. A Washington, D.C. proposal would help correct this inequity.
Greater Greater Washington
March 1, 2020, 5am PST
A controversial evaluation process has produced a final verdict, and four scooter companies are no longer welcome on the streets of the nation's capital.
DCist
February 24, 2020, 10am PST
Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening penned a local opinion for The Washington Post in support of the TCI to advance funding of alternatives to driving and ask readers to shape the controversial initiative by submitting comments by Feb. 28.
The Washington Post
February 12, 2020, 6am PST
Urban renewal plans for Downtown D.C. and the Shaw neighborhood are all that's left of a mid-20th-century planning effort.
Bisnow
January 29, 2020, 5am PST
A strongly worded opinion piece calls out historic preservation as a tool of the affluent urban elite.
The New York Times
January 21, 2020, 8am PST
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
January 19, 2020, 5am PST
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