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A row over two Transformers statues in a D.C. neighborhood lays bare the "absurdities" inherent in historical preservation, one writer argues.
Georgetown Metropolitan
April 8, 2021, 8am PDT
With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.
Greater Greater Washington
April 6, 2021, 11am PDT
A new effort to counter the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and the systemic inequalities that long predated the pandemic is underway, with new leadership, in the nation's capital.
DCist
March 28, 2021, 5am PDT
An idea to expand regional rail service around D.C. has new substance after the Greater Washington Partnership revealed the first details of a plan to convert the MARC and VRE commuter train systems into high-frequency, all-day regional service.
The Washington Post
March 25, 2021, 10am PDT
Robust investment in the region's public transportation network can ensure a more equitable and sustainable path forward.
Greater Greater Washington
March 19, 2021, 5am PDT
The Washington, D.C. Planning Commission voted to expand the District's inclusionary zoning program, acting a year after the D.C. Office of Planning set out to expand the program.
Urban Turf
March 12, 2021, 8am PST
More biking, less transit, and less driving alone are the headlining trends from the most recent Regional Travel Survey for the D.C. metropolitan area.
Greater Greater Washington
March 3, 2021, 7am PST
Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
February 18, 2021, 5am PST
The park's non-profit developer has engaged in a years-long community outreach process and invested over $60 million in community initiatives.
NextCity
February 12, 2021, 5am PST
Platform improvements will close down another rail transit route in the D.C. region for three whole months.
Arl Now
February 9, 2021, 6am PST
Expanding rail service to more communities in Maryland and D.C. could enhance the benefits of Virginia's recent investments in intercity rail.
The Virginia Mercury
February 7, 2021, 5am PST
The Federal Railroad Administration recently released a preliminary study of a proposed high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2021, 9am PST
Words matter. Road safety advocates know that "crashes are not accidents." Similarly, calling coronavirus restrictions "lockdowns," fails to distinguish the severity among public health orders. On January 6, America experienced a true lockdown.
NPR
January 12, 2021, 12pm PST
LGBTQ elders are more likely than their age-peers to have experienced discrimination, leaving them more likely to be poor and have chronic health problems. LGBTQ-friendly senior housing aims to provide a safe and supportive place to age.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 11, 2021, 7am PST
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao became the first cabinet secretary to announce her resignation due to the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters, but at least one high-profile member of congress has derided the announcement.
CBS News
January 7, 2021, 10am PST
The unique structure of the Maryland Transit Administration leaves local stakeholders out of decision-making.
Greater Greater Washington
December 3, 2020, 7am PST
As cities around the country consider legislation that will allow tenants a chance to buy their buildings, Washington, D.C., can provide lessons on what to do—and not to do.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 1, 2020, 12pm PST
Advocates have been waiting for the other shoe to drop as transit agencies deal with cratered revenues during the pandemic without support from Congress.
San Francisco Examiner
November 24, 2020, 7am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.
The Washington Post
November 11, 2020, 5am PST
A new report by the Urban Institute examines the consequences of small differences in land use regulations.
Greater Greater Washington