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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
December 4, 2020, 7am PST
Bethesda and Tysons, in Montgomery County, Maryland, and Fairfax County, Virginia, respectively, look like neighbors on a map, but they lack a direct transit route. That could change.
Greater Greater Washington
December 1, 2020, 12pm PST
Advocates have been waiting for the other shoe to drop as transit agencies deal with cratered revenues during the pandemic without support from Congress.
San Francisco Examiner
November 24, 2020, 7am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.
The Washington Post
November 16, 2020, 7am PST
The 2020 edition of the Digital Cities Survey by the Center for Digital Government recognized cities of all sizes for deploying digital technology to empower pandemic responses.
November 11, 2020, 7am PST
With Planning Commission approval in hand, the Roanoke City Council will soon consider a controversial proposal for a new transit station in the city's downtown.
The Roanoke Times
September 27, 2020, 11am PDT
Federal grant funding awarded recently takes a critical step toward making high-speed intercity rail service a reality between North Carolina and Virginia.
The News & Observer
September 20, 2020, 5am PDT
D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare is celebrating its 10th birthday today, September 20.
Greater Greater Washington
September 17, 2020, 12pm PDT
A $1.9 billion project to add a second set of rail tracks to the Long Bridge that connects Virginia to D.C. is ready to move forward with a recently completed Environmental Impact Statement.
The Virginia Mercury
September 9, 2020, 6am PDT
A new requirement for the Virginia Department of Transportation took effect on July 1. The state's transportation planners and engineers now must study Transportation Demand Management as an approach to congestion management.
The Virginia Mercury
September 3, 2020, 7am PDT
The future is now.
August 26, 2020, 10am PDT
The country’s history of racist and segregationist housing policies is affecting vulnerable low-income communities of color that are bearing the brunt of climate change impacts.
The New York Times
August 25, 2020, 10am PDT
A 49-mile length of railway in rural Virginia is at the start of the process of becoming a rail trail.
The Virginia Mercury
August 23, 2020, 7am PDT
Missing Middle Housing, the kinds of additional density that can be added with limited construction on a footprint the size of traditional single-family homes, is gaining momentum in the D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington