District of Columbia

3 days ago
President Trump's budget for 2018 has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency take the steepest hit—31 percent. Funding for two vital programs, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Chesapeake Bay Program, will have their funds eliminated.
E&E News [Subscription]
4 days ago
Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
Track repairs and inconsistent service have lead to a 14 percent decrease in ridership, enough to wipe out the year's gains of all other U.S. rail systems put together.
Washingtonian
6 days ago
All that pollen in the air giving you the sneezes is probably because of all the male trees your city has been planting.
Greater Greater Washington
March 13, 2017, 8am PDT
At transit agencies like D.C, Metro, bad ridership projections beget bad fare scheduling which begets bad budgets. And so on.
WAMU
February 26, 2017, 1pm PST
An early look at designs for a protected bike lane on Florida Avenue shows the District Department of Transportation keeping pace with its tradition of ambitious bike infrastructure projects.
Greater Greater Washington
February 21, 2017, 7am PST
In one of her first major decisions, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao deferred a decision on a critical $647 million federal grant to electrify the 51-mile San Francisco to San Jose Caltrain line, which would also be used by high-speed rail.
SF Gate
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 17, 2017, 6am PST
Greater Greater Washington likes what it sees from the District Mobility data portal.
Greater Greater Washington
February 14, 2017, 1pm PST
Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
The Washington Post
February 9, 2017, 11am PST
A study from the Urban Land Institute shows developments near transit generate almost twice as many tax dollars per dollar spent.
Greater Greater Washington
February 6, 2017, 12pm PST
The nation's capital could join other cities around the country in drastically limiting the use of Airbnb and other short-term rental companies.
WAMU
February 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Maglev high-speed rail, financed (partially) by Japan, is still under consideration for the stretch between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. It would take a princely sum to build.
Greater Greater Washington
January 31, 2017, 7am PST
Montgomery County has been considering a Bus Rapid Transit System for close to a decade, a study released this year details the improvements the system promises to bring.
Greater Greater Washington
January 27, 2017, 11am PST
Metro Rail and MARC were flooded with riders on their way to the Women's March to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in the nation's capital.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2017, 9am PST
Researchers at Harvard University have looked at multiple street grids around the country to identify what block size is the perfect length for walkability.
The Harvard Gazette
January 13, 2017, 7am PST
How has the Green Line benefitted the economy of Washington, D.C.? A new report counts the ways.
Greater Greater Washington
January 5, 2017, 2pm PST
With rapidly rising costs of living, one study shows the number of homeless in the nation's capital is double the national average.
The New York Times
January 5, 2017, 9am PST
Only one area college, American University, was quick to sign up to participate in the WMATA's University Ride Pass program.
Greater Greater Washington
January 4, 2017, 5am PST
Streetsblog USA has announced their 2016 Streetsies Awards.
Streetsblog USA