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September 12, 2019, 7am PDT
After ten years of state-sponsored Amtrak service in Virginia, ridership is growing. There are also opportunities for more growth.
Greater Greater Washington
September 11, 2019, 11am PDT
Details provided regarding the Virginia Supreme Court ruling in Helmick Family Farm, LLC v. Commissioner of Highways.
Inversecondemnation.com
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
Houses are in high demand and prices have soared since Amazon announced a new headquarters would be located in Arlington County, Virginia. The buyers, however, are not new Amazon workers.
The Washington Post
August 29, 2019, 5am PDT
The city of Alexandria has begun to explore the idea of transforming sections of King Street into a car-free pedestrian zone.
Greater Greater Washington
August 26, 2019, 8am PDT
The Virginia Breeze intercity bus service has vastly exceeded original ridership estimates since its launch in late 2017. Two more lines are slated to launch in the spring or summer of next year.
Greater Greater Washington
August 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
July 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Local municipalities are offering housing incentives to draw employees and help them live closer to their jobs.
Governing
June 26, 2019, 11am PDT
When the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection adopted new rules for power plants on June 17, the Garden State becomes the tenth to participate in a cap-and-trade program known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Utility Dive
June 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Drivers are a powerful enough lobby to overcome all evidence of the need to redesign streets for safety. Examples from Maryland and Virginia provide the latest case studies in Vision Zero futility.
Greater Greater Washington
June 25, 2019, 6am PDT
As Richmond, Virginia grows, the city’s network of fixed-route transit and shared ride service is evolving to meet travelers’ needs.
Mobility Lab
June 13, 2019, 8am PDT
The online retail giant also donated funding for educational programs at a nearby university and a nearby community college.
The Washington Post
May 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Just about no one in the D.C. regions wants to pay to alleviate traffic.
The Washington Post
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 6, 2019, 5am PDT
Northern Virginia's housing market won't follow the path of the Seattle housing market, according to Amazon officials, because they have a new growth plan.
The Washington Post
May 2, 2019, 6am PDT
The debate leading up to the recent approval of the Arlington County, Virginia Public Spaces Master Plan reveals the competing pressures on park planning in 2019.
ARLnow
April 25, 2019, 10am PDT
The Virginia Air Pollution Control Board approved a cap-and-trade policy for utilities to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, but Republicans added language in the state budget bill to prevent it.
The Washington Post
April 25, 2019, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro has a plan to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by building to LEED green building standards and buying electric buses.
Smart Cities Dive
April 16, 2019, 1pm PDT
Motorists who purchase gas along the I-81 corridor will pay an additional 2.1 percent gas tax, about seven cents a gallon. Trucks, which disproportionately use the corridor, will see increases to registration fees and road and diesel taxes.
The Winchester Star
April 2, 2019, 6am PDT
Residents charge the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) with making service worse for low income residents.
WVTF
March 26, 2019, 7am PDT
Metrorail has seen ridership improve in Northern Virginia, but not enough to balance out the losses to bus ridership.
Inside NOVA