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Transit-oriented development will play a key role in mitigating the congestion effects of growing population in the region around the nation's capital, and regional planners say the region is already achieving its goals.
WTOP
November 26, 2019, 7am PST
A temporary bike and pedestrian path is changing the street design game in Baltimore.
Greater Greater Washington
November 20, 2019, 5am PST
A proposal to charge riders who pay fare in cash an extra 25 cents faces criticism.
Greater Greater Washington
November 13, 2019, 9am PST
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
November 13, 2019, 7am PST
Maryland and Virginia have decided on a plan to widen the American Legion Memorial Bridge, connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs of McLean and Great Falls with Maryland’s Montgomery County.
WTOP
November 6, 2019, 6am PST
Before drafting a new Pedestrian Master Plan for Montgomery County, planners are creating a detailed inventory of street conditions by walking every single one fo the county's roads and streets.
Greater Greater Washington
November 5, 2019, 6am PST
Community-based public-private partnerships are bringing green infrastructure jobs to Prince George’s County and cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay.
Next City
October 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
As the city of Baltimore grapples with a declining population, it faces obstinate challenges in controlling the problems associated with vacant buildings, including the "vicious cycle" of vacancies causing more vacancies.
The Washington Post
October 17, 2019, 6am PDT
Should there be an extra fee for property owners who tear down an existing single-family home and replace it with a much larger, more expensive single-family home?
WAMU
October 12, 2019, 11am PDT
Too many developers chose to pay in-lieu fees to the Maryland city, and the inclusionary housing program was not producing much affordable housing.
Next City
October 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The Maryland county is launching a traffic safety program, but much work and many changes are needed to eliminate traffic fatalities.
Greater Greater Washington
October 10, 2019, 7am PDT
With all the bad news about plummeting ridership as the D.C. Metro transit system has struggled to deal with maintenance issues, a new report indicates that regional commuters are still driving alone less.
Greater Greater Washington
October 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania is the nation’s #2 natural gas producer, #3 in coal, and #4 in carbon emissions. Gov. Tom Wolf issued an executive order on Oct. 3 to initiate the process to join the regional cap-and-trade program, but will the legislature allow it?
The Patriot-News
October 5, 2019, 5am PDT
Modeled on the nation's first mandatory cap-and-trade program that only targets power plant emissions, the Transportation & Climate Initiative subjects transportation fuel to a similar market-based program. It took a major step forward on Oct. 1.
The Hill
October 3, 2019, 7am PDT
Maryland approved ambitious plans for public transit expansion around Baltimore in 2002, but almost none of it became a reality. With a new plan in the works, transit boosters assess the loss of a generation's worth of progress.
Maryland Matters
September 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A new program that will incentivize scooter "juicers," the people who collect and charge electric scooters for a fee, to switch to green energy.
CityLab
September 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Inclusionary zoning can't work because of the exclusionary zoning policies that the system relies on, according to new research.
Mercatus Center
September 13, 2019, 6am PDT
The Bloede Dam was the most downstream of a series of three dams on the Patapsco River in the Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland. Now all three dams have been removed, concluding with the Bloede Dam, and the river runs free.
American Rivers
September 10, 2019, 5am PDT
Planners in Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the most famous suburban regions in the country, will produce the first-ever pedestrian master plan for the county.
Source of the Spring
September 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A recently published report finds more evidence to elevate heat as a matter of environmental justice.
NPR