A smartphone app that part soap box for complaining about traffic and part infrastructure advocacy has generated 1,700 letters to Congress after two weeks on the market.
As the deadline to apply for a 30-day extension looms, some Washington taxi drivers are petitioning the D.C. Taxicab Commission for more time to install credit card readers in their vehicles.
Maryland will pursue a private firm to design, construct, finance, operate, and maintain the $2.2 billion Purple Line light rail system planned for D.C.’s northern suburbs, says Governor Martin O’Malley.
Virginia officials are taking a more personal approach in the state's attempt to sell a proposed highway to the locals. Now, in the face of ferocious opposition, the Virginia Department of Transportation is preparing to meet with county officials to present the state's vision of what the Bi-County Parkway would be.
In an hour-long conversation with reporters, the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx fielded questions on topics from transit repair to funding challenges (spoiler: he says the feds can't do it all). But don't try to pin him down on the gas tax.
You'll eventually be able to pay a taxi fare with a credit card in Washington—just not this month, as originally planned. The deadline for cabs to get credit-card ready has been extended until the end of September. But that's only if drivers have a good excuse. Without a legitimate reason, D.C. says it will start impounding taxis that aren't in compliance.
District officials say it's a good compromise between car owners and the city's goal to be less car dependent. The plan: where transit is readily available, developers should construct 50 percent less parking.
A $900 million vision to transform two D.C. neighborhoods by turning a freeway into a grand boulevard is taking shape. “It's going to be a gateway into the city instead of a thoroughfare out of the city,” says one city official.
Not fancy new projects, not lower fares or tolls, but regular old day-to-day maintenance turns out to be the top priority of Washington, D.C. area commuters according to a new survey.
First it was cracked concrete, now it's a fiscal rift hindering the future of the Silver Spring Transit Center in Maryland. Montgomery County Officials and Metro leadership appear no closer to solving key problems plaguing a facility already years behind schedule and millions over budget.
D.C.'s streetcar won't be taking passengers for several more months, but engineers are already putting the vehicles through their paces, testing braking and acceleration -- and a feature called "dead man."
They haven't figured out how to pay for the project yet, but the Arlington County Board has approved a plan to move ahead on the Columbia Pike Streetcar.
After a year having no transportation secretary, Maryland has finally appointed one: James T. Smith, a 71-year old former judge.
In D.C. a zoning proposal is a proxy debate for philosophies over what the city should be, and what roles cars should play in it. Today, on WAMU, a key planning official announces an about face on a contentious proposal to removing parking minimum requirements in some circumstances.
Repairs may begin next week on the Silver Spring Transit Center.
As the McDonnell administration’s plan to build a major north-south highway in Northern Virginia has morphed into the most contentious transportation issue in the region, its opponents – who disparagingly label the proposed road an “outer beltway” – have leveled the charge that the Bi-County Parkway is being rammed through the approval process by and for the benefit of real estate developers.
The agency that runs D.C.'s subways is looking forward to federal money to replace outdated equipment and catch up on years of deferred maintenance. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority would receive another installment of federal funds to rebuild its aging rail system under an appropriations bills approved by a Senate panel on Thursday.
Despite the lack of on-the-ground progress for more than two years, Washington D.C. transportation officials say the Metropolitan Branch Trail is not languishing in planning rooms and that funding has been budgeted to complete the D.C. portion of the eight-mile, off-street bicycling and pedestrian path.
Building a grand new road in a crowded metropolitan area requires as much diplomatic acumen as engineering ingenuity. So a plan to add a so-called outer beltway in the Washington, D.C. area could unravel over opposition to the closing of different, smaller local road. It may sound confusing, but this is how roads are built.
The busiest bike lane in the District of Columbia will be repaved this summer.