Virginia

January 9, 2017, 12pm PST
A columnist attributes the success of President-elect Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric with a rise in potentially illegal land use decisions around the state of Virginia.
The Washington Post
December 28, 2016, 5am PST
Large swaths of Fairfax County, Virginia allow bow hunting of deer in park spaces very close to where people live. One writer wonders if the benefits of "urban archery" are worth the risks.
Greater Greater Washington
December 21, 2016, 9am PST
The pieces of the still-speculative Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor—connecting Atlanta to Washington, D.C.—are starting to take shape. The latest leg to come into focus would connect Richmond to D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
December 16, 2016, 11am PST
A tough decision that has been on the table since the summer has now been made official by the WMATA's board of directors.
The Washington Post
December 16, 2016, 9am PST
Not every transit project has a positive effect on adjacent property values. A study finds that people do not, in fact, want to live next to Norfolk, Virginia's Tide light rail.
Next City
December 14, 2016, 6am PST
The Virginia Capital Trail is transforming the state's middle peninsula, according to Mobility Lab.
Mobility Lab
December 11, 2016, 11am PST
Uber and D.C. Metro are partnering in new ways as the transit agency deals with fallout from its SafeTrack repair program.
WAMU
November 21, 2016, 2pm PST
The SafeTrack repair program has shut down Metrorail lines for much of 2016—and the price for the repairs to the system keep going up.
The Washington Post
November 17, 2016, 6am PST
The opening of the Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery in Roanoke, Virginia is bringing a new realm of possibilities for future development in the former railroad town, as it looks to go from "trains to brains."
WSLS
November 16, 2016, 5am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) recently launched a new campaign to combat sexual harassment and assault—especially toward some of the most marginalized members of the community.
Greater Greater Washington
November 14, 2016, 7am PST
A feasibility study suggests a gondola system across the Potomac would be cheaper than a new Metro station.
The Washington Post
November 13, 2016, 5am PST
A 277-acre development got the rezoning it needed to go from single-family housing to mixed-use outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Charlottesville Tomorrow
November 7, 2016, 12pm PST
A long-delayed decision by the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration removes the final regulatory obstacle for the construction of a new Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Washington Post
November 7, 2016, 6am PST
Today's suburbs have changed dramatically from a generation ago. Younger, more diverse, and more liberal, they are "trending more Democratic." The PBS News Hour explores this critical demographic shift five days before Election Day.
PBS NewsHour
November 5, 2016, 7am PDT
The Washington Post opines that the best way to end Metro's 'death spiral' is to have the federal government take it over, similar to the way it intervened in the district's fiscal meltdown in the 1990s or Puerto Rico's debt crisis this summer.
The Washington Post - Editorial
October 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The Virginia county of Arlington has written into law the ability to create shared streets as well as streets that prioritize pedestrians.
Arlington County
October 18, 2016, 5am PDT
Planning and urbanism writers in Washington, D.C. agree that a proposal to cut service to 20 stations in the Metrorail system would have harmful effects for minorities in the region.
The Washington Post
September 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
As Charlottesville, Virginia considers a new form-based code, the city of Nashville offers explanations and examples of the concept in action.
Charlottesville Tomorrow
September 18, 2016, 7am PDT
The executive director of a research and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting says a proposal to privative parking operations at the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority would bring a half century of regret.
The Huffington Post
September 17, 2016, 11am PDT
Roanoke, Virginia offers a lesson in grassroots economic development for "small, out-of-the-way cities everywhere."
Politico Magazine