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Washington D.C. Row Houses

Three-Quarters of D.C. Housing Vouchers Go Unused

Hindered by bureaucratic delays and a tight housing market, voucher recipients in the District have a hard time finding available units.

August 14, 2022 - The Washington Post

"No turn on red" sign

D.C. Could Legalize ‘Idaho Stop,’ Ban Right Turns on Red

Proposed legislation would allow cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and eliminate right turns on red in an effort to reduce cyclist and pedestrian fatalities.

August 2, 2022 - The Washington Post

The Station at Potomac Yard

Metrorail Preparing for Record-Long Service Shutdown

A bridge on the D.C. Metrorail Yellow Line will be closed for seven months—the longest ever for the transit system. Blue Line service and shuttles will attempt to make up the difference.

July 21, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Welcome sign for Rock Creek Park, Washington. D.C.

National Park Service Weighs Changes to D.C.’s Beach Drive

The scenic road has been closed to car traffic during the pandemic, but the park service could begin allowing through traffic nine months of the year.

July 13, 2022 - DCist

25mph speed limit sign with blurred street with car and palm trees in background

Why Not Hold Traffic Safety to the Same Standards as Transit?

Many transportation modes, such as trains and airplanes, have robust, system-wide response mechanisms to investigate safety concerns when incidents occur. Why is traffic safety still seen largely as an individual responsibility?

July 6, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

Colorado Homes

Something Old, Something New: Biden’s Housing Plan

President Biden’s Housing Supply Action Plan is a catchall of existing proposals, tiny tweaks, and things Congress would have to fund—plus a few genuinely interesting administrative moves. Here’s the rundown.

July 5, 2022 - Shelterforce Magazine

Washington DC Metro

Washington Metro Faces Budget Deficit, Safety Issues

The capital’s public transit system, the country’s third-largest, has been plagued by a series of problems ranging from a looming fiscal deficit to train crashes and track fires.

July 5, 2022 - Governing

Beltway Traffic

D.C. Region Sets Goal to Reduce GHG Emissions From Transportation 50% by 2030

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the D.C. region—and the rest of the country. The D.C. region is committing to drastic actions to change their ways, however.

June 21, 2022 - DCist

Streetscape in Chinatown, Washington, D.C.

How Historic Inequity Shapes D.C.’s Transit-Oriented Development

A series of articles traces the history and policies behind Washington, D.C.’s efforts to promote equitable transit-oriented development.

June 19, 2022 - Greater Greater Washington

A row of white pickup trucks at a car dealership.

Want to Drive a Big Pickup Truck in D.C.? It’s About to Get (Even More) Expensive

D.C. is considering a $500 vehicle license fee for private vehicles over 6,000 pounds.

May 27, 2022 - Bloomberg

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San Francisco County Transportation Authority

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

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Harvard University Graduate School of Design

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