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District of Columbia

February 13, 2019, 12pm PST
Transit is not providing what many travelers need, in terms of both location and service. The result is that transit use is a time and financial burden for those who can least afford it.
The Nation
February 12, 2019, 1pm PST
The complicated process of redesigning the numerous bus systems operating in and around Washington, D.C. is expected to yield a draft plan in March of this year.
WTOP
February 7, 2019, 7am PST
Andrew Trueblood, 35 years old and just under the threshold of Millennial status, has been nominated to the deal the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning.
Curbed Washington D.C.
February 2, 2019, 5am PST
Regional governance and more bus lanes are needed to improve ridership, according to a new study.
The Washington Post
January 31, 2019, 10am PST
Not all Metrorail station areas are zoned for transit oriented development.
Greater Greater Washington
January 27, 2019, 7am PST
"Should DC spend about $2 million on a parcel of land in Columbia Heights to build a dog park?"
Greater Greater Washington
January 23, 2019, 2pm PST
The Democratic governor proposed a ban on single-use plastic bags in his state-of-the-state address on Jan. 15. Nearly two years earlier, he signed a bill that prevented New York City from charging for bags as the District of Columbia and Boston do.
The New York Times
January 18, 2019, 7am PST
The District Department of Transportation wants to build a bike lane in front of the Capitol Building, but Congress has not authorized the change because of complaints about losing parking.
The Washington Post
January 7, 2019, 11am PST
East Coast transit systems used to be the envy of other cities, but now the West Coast is taking big steps to expand their networks.
The New York Times
January 7, 2019, 7am PST
The agency hopes that allowing more bikes on trains will boost ridership for both.
Streetsblog USA
January 3, 2019, 7am PST
The state of Virginia won't let Washington Metro increase services that surpass a three percent subsidy cap implemented this summer.
WTOP
December 23, 2018, 9am PST
To provide affordable housing to meet the demand, DCHA has worked to make the housing voucher process easier for landlords.
Pacific Standard
December 23, 2018, 7am PST
Move over, Hawaii and California, with your ambitious goals of going to 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2045. The District's city council passed legislation on Tuesday that sets 2032 as the target to reach 100 percent renewable.
Huffpost
December 20, 2018, 1pm PST
Nine Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states and the District of Columbia have agreed to work together to develop a policy to price emissions from transportation, set a 'cap' on them, and invest the revenues in low carbon transportation solutions.
The Boston Globe
December 13, 2018, 7am PST
Carolyn Gallaher, an associate professor at American University, makes the case for local political leadership to better support Washington, D.C.'s homeless population. The D.C. Council has been focusing its resources elsewhere.
Greater Greater Washington
December 12, 2018, 6am PST
The general manager of D.C. Metro wants to extend limited late night rail service, in place for two years, into 2019 and beyond. Metro board members have had enough.
DCist
December 10, 2018, 2pm PST
The Bus Transformation Project recently released its findings on the state of bus transit in the Washington, D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
December 6, 2018, 8am PST
November's bombshell news about the partnership between Virgin and Brightline has now yielded ambitious plans for private investment in intercity rail service.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
December 3, 2018, 1pm PST
The bill, which the council is likely to pass later this month, includes more ambitious renewable energy and clean vehicle mandates.
Utility Dive
November 27, 2018, 8am PST
The high-tech, high-speed rail system is ultimately planned to run from D.C. to New York.
The Washington Post