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April 9, 2021, 6am PDT
State funding approved in early 2020 and Covid-related service changes are allowing multiple localities to consider a drastic move for public transit: permanent, fare-free bus service.
The Virginia Mercury
April 5, 2021, 10am PDT
Federal stimulus spending will enable the Charlottesville Area Transit to operate without fares for three years. The agency is also considering a plan to make the fare-free service permanent.
The Daily Progress
April 2, 2021, 6am PDT
Local leaders in Virginia are banking on mall redevelopment projects to revive their tax bases and create more mixed-use neighborhoods.
The Virginia Mercury
March 28, 2021, 5am PDT
An idea to expand regional rail service around D.C. has new substance after the Greater Washington Partnership revealed the first details of a plan to convert the MARC and VRE commuter train systems into high-frequency, all-day regional service.
The Washington Post
March 21, 2021, 7am PDT
The Ohio Creek Watershed Project aims to protect the city's coastline and prepare for future sea level rise.
Bloomberg Green
March 17, 2021, 11am PDT
The Virginia General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow localities to set speed limits as low as 15 miles per hour.
The Virginia Mercury
March 12, 2021, 8am PST
More biking, less transit, and less driving alone are the headlining trends from the most recent Regional Travel Survey for the D.C. metropolitan area.
Greater Greater Washington
February 25, 2021, 9am PST
The state legislature passed a bill calling for a study of the proposed law and its effects in other states.
The Washington Post
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 2, 2021, 12pm PST
Renderings for the second phase of Amazon's second headquarters in Northern Virginia grabbed a lot of attention today.
The Washington Post
January 25, 2021, 6am PST
Three-foot passing rules are safe. Requiring drivers to change lanes to pass people on bikes are even safer.
The Virginia Mercury
January 19, 2021, 11am PST
Some of the world's biggest companies are investing in affordable housing, hoping to stymie the growing crisis their growth has contributed to.
Smart Cities Dive
January 10, 2021, 9am PST
One Virginia town's complete streets transformation shows promise for active transportation interventions in small communities.
Greater Greater Washington
January 6, 2021, 7am PST
The Norfolk City Council will vote in February on a draft transit system redesign organized around the principle of a high frequency grid, similar to system redesigns in other cities in recent years.
The Virginia Mercury
December 31, 2020, 11am PST
After seeing impressive ridership growth, Richmond's transit agency wants to expand bus rapid transit to more destinations in the region.
Greater Greater Washington
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 25, 2020, 7am PST
Beginning in March, police will no longer be able to stop people for crossing the street outside of a crosswalk, a small component of reform intended to protect BIPOC from the historically discriminatory application of traffic laws.
The Virginia Mercury
December 23, 2020, 10am PST
The civil rights debates of the 1960s and 1970s influence city planning in Alexandria, Virginia to this day.
December 10, 2020, 6am PST
The dynamic, demand-based pricing is on its way to Northern Virginia.
Arl Now