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July 19, 2020, 5am PDT
Montgomery County planners recommend the implementation of sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes on streets within a half-mile radius of Purple Line light-rail stations.
The Washington Post
July 17, 2020, 5am PDT
No one lakes toll roads, but everyone relies on the revenue they generate for all kinds of transportation projects.
The Washington Post
July 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Leadership change is coming to one of the best local sources of planning news in the country, after Greater Greater Washington founder and executive director David Alpert announced plans to move on.
Greater Greater Washington
July 15, 2020, 8am PDT
The state of Maryland is moving forward with a highway widening plan that would spend $11 billion in a private-partnership to add toll lanes to two Capital Beltway highways.
DCist
June 23, 2020, 10am PDT
The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Maryland's Purple Line light rail hasn't yet turned the page.
The Washington Post
June 22, 2020, 11am PDT
Baltimore is taking steps to divest from policing and makes decisions about where to invest $22 million in reallocated funds. One proposal: use the money to support public transit.
Greater Greater Washington
June 16, 2020, 7am PDT
The design-build team hired to build the Purple Line in Maryland could walk off the job unless a deal regarding the increasing cost of the project isn't brokered by June 20.
The Washington Post
June 9, 2020, 6am PDT
Planners are hoping that by expanding the boundaries of the Silver Spring Downtown Plan in Montgomery County, Maryland, new opportunities for missing middle housing will create new opportunities for housing affordability.
Greater Greater Washington
June 3, 2020, 6am PDT
The draft new Montgomery County Complete Streets design guide is a key tool for achieving the goals set out by the county's Vision Zero Action Plan.
Montgomery Planning
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
May 13, 2020, 6am PDT
Transit planners in the Baltimore area are working on plans for a more reliable, useful regional transit system.
Greater Greater Washington
May 5, 2020, 6am PDT
Transportation plans justified with pre-coronavirus data are now obsolete, according to a line of argument recently presented to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Maryland Matters
April 27, 2020, 12pm PDT
As some governors open nonessential businesses, subjecting workers and customers to potential viral infection, others move beyond social distancing to the next steps, boxing in the coronavirus with testing, contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine.
The Washington Post
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
April 17, 2020, 5am PDT
A third lawsuit tried to halt the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, but it was just the latest lawsuit to get tossed by a judge.
The Washington Post
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
March 29, 2020, 7am PDT
State-run buses and subway trains in Baltimore have breakdown rates far higher than systems in other cities.
The Baltimore Sun
March 16, 2020, 6am PDT
It’s not "luxury" factors that make housing in Washington, D.C., extremely expensive.
WAMU
February 17, 2020, 7am PST
The New Carrollton transit station will add Purple Line light rail to its multi-modal mix; planners at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) hope to leverage the new transit for new land use and development around the station.
The Washington Post
February 12, 2020, 7am PST
A Baltimore city councilmember thinks the city has misplace priority on parking by making it illegal to play in the street.
WYPR