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February 17, 2021, 8am PST
Move over, ride-hailing companies. Food trucks have been responding to demand in neighborhoods.
Washington City Paper
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
February 1, 2021, 7am PST
Historic zoning decisions have left a lasting legacy of housing inequality. Current leaders have the opportunity to change that.
Greater Greater Washington
January 7, 2021, 10am PST
The unique structure of the Maryland Transit Administration leaves local stakeholders out of decision-making.
Greater Greater Washington
January 4, 2021, 7am PST
The Southern Maryland Rapid Transit Project could take thousands of cars off the road and ease congestion in one of the country's busiest corridors.
Greater Greater Washington
January 3, 2021, 7am PST
Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bethesda Magazine
December 30, 2020, 12pm PST
Historic White's Ferry, which has crossed the Potomac River between Virginia and Maryland since the late 18th century, has announced that it will cease operations.
December 9, 2020, 6am PST
Montgomery County, Maryland wants to put its zoning where its transit is—it's just the latest in a string of transit-oriented land use reforms for the famously suburban county.
Bethesda Magazine
December 8, 2020, 6am PST
A new plan under development in Montgomery County, Maryland plots a course change for the famously suburban county.
Greater Greater Washington
December 4, 2020, 7am PST
Bethesda and Tysons, in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia, respectively, look like neighbors on a map, but they lack a direct transit route. That could change.
Greater Greater Washington
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
December 1, 2020, 5am PST
The public-private partnership behind the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland fell apart in September, and has this past week been revived.
The Washington Post
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 4, 2020, 5am PST
The Montgomery County Council wants a tax break for transit oriented development whether County Executive Marc Elrich likes it or not.
Source of the Spring
October 26, 2020, 5am PDT
A plan to widen interstates 495 and 270 failed a critical step on the way to approval, in a decision likely to lead to a lawsuit when the Maryland Department of Transportation settles on a final plan.
Maryland Matters
October 8, 2020, 7am PDT
The Montgomery County Council approved a property tax break as an incentive for high-rise rental developments located on Metro station properties.
Bethesda Magazine
October 2, 2020, 5am PDT
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded a plan that would have cut bus service in the city of Baltimore to the bone.
Baltimore Sun
September 25, 2020, 6am PDT
Developers with a ground lease for land owned by the University of Massachusetts Boston want to build a new mixed-use development to rival Kendall Square in nearby Cambridge.
The Boston Globe