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Maryland

May 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Just about no one in the D.C. regions wants to pay to alleviate traffic.
The Washington Post
May 15, 2019, 8am PDT
One of the most famous suburban counties in the country could become a little less urban this week, if a proposal to cut bus service makes it past the Montgomery County Council.
Greater Greater Washington
May 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Ridership on the WMATA bus system, down an estimated 13 percent between 2012 and 2017, will need drastic innovations to reverse, according to a new report by the Bus Transformation project.
The Washington Post
May 2, 2019, 9am PDT
A bike lane on Roland Avenue in Baltimore had been separated from vehicle traffic by vehicle parking, but no longer.
The Baltimore Sun
April 21, 2019, 7am PDT
Arlington County planning staff have worked on a new bicycle master plan for the past two years. The Arlington County Board will consider the new plan this week.
Greater Greater Washington
April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
Inside Climate News
March 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Environmentalists challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and won.
NRDC
March 28, 2019, 7am PDT
As Montgomery County, Maryland considers a new law to allow more development of accessory dwelling units. The devil is in the details.
Bethesda Magazine
March 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
Both Maryland and Hawaii are in a race to become the first state to ban polystyrene food containers and beverage cups. The Maryland bill passed the legislature March 12 and awaits a decision by Republican Gov. Hogan. Too early to tell on Hawaii.
The Baltimore Sun
March 11, 2019, 7am PDT
Train fans rejoice.
Greater Greater Washington
February 26, 2019, 10am PST
Accessory dwelling unit regulations vary but results are consistently underwhelming in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
February 16, 2019, 1pm PST
A long term plan to add an additional bridge connection across the Chesapeake Bay is underway in Maryland.
WTOP
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 12, 2019, 6am PST
State legislators want counties to be able to veto toll projects proposed by Governor Larry Hogan.
The Washington Post
February 1, 2019, 7am PST
Visit the notoriously dense suburb of Friendship Village, Maryland.
City Beautiful
January 31, 2019, 10am PST
Not all Metrorail station areas are zoned for transit oriented development.
Greater Greater Washington
January 25, 2019, 9am PST
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Greater Greater Washington
January 19, 2019, 9am PST
The 16-mile Purple Line light rail project, which connects Maryland suburbs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the D.C. Metro Gold, Red, and Orange lines, is facing a new lawsuit.
The Washington Post
January 15, 2019, 10am PST
A local bus and transit advocate pushes for more improvements to the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system in the city of Baltimore.
CityLab
January 11, 2019, 8am PST
Project documents acquired by The Washington Post reveal numerous unresolved problems with construction on the Purple Line.
The Washington Post