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Google Transit still 'very close'

WMATA CEO Richard Sarles said a launch of trip planning on Google Maps is "very close" but declined to give a specific timeline. This project has frustratingly remained "very close" for more than a year. A December e-mail from...

By David Alpert  | March 10, 2011; 2:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The problem of BRT creep

Can the U.S. make Bus Rapid Transit work as well as Latin America? Tanya Snyder asks that question in a post on GGW and Streetsblog. BRT systems in places like Bogota and Curitiba have narrowed the gap between bus...

By Dan Malouff  | March 9, 2011; 6:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Dotted lines on Metro's changing map

Orange Line riders from West Falls Church to Rosslyn will get more trains, and Blue Line riders at Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street will get more direct service into D.C. around June 2012, based on Metro's latest plans for...

By David Alpert  | March 7, 2011; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The war against non-cars

The Washington Examiner's opinion section features five separate fusillades against transit, spending on transit, and the entire idea, incomprehensible to the authors, that people can happily live their lives primarily getting around using transit and on foot and might...

By David Alpert  | March 3, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Photo tour of the ICC

The ICC is open, and while it may have been a questionable project, it is certainly one of the largest new pieces of transportation infrastructure to be constructed in the region in recent years. That in mind, I had...

By Dan Malouff  | March 2, 2011; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is the 15th Street bike lane working?

D.C. Council member Jack Evans (Ward 2) claimed this morning that the 15th Street bike lane is "not working" because of the impact on drivers from the new left-turn signals. Evans generally emphasized that he supports bike lanes and...

By David Alpert  | February 28, 2011; 1:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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In the fast lane on the ICC, Fay Jacobs, Rehoboth Beach , February 25, 2011
Why won't McDonnell push to protect Metro?, David Alpert , February 23, 2011
Transit sense from the Va. Senate, David Alpert , February 22, 2011
HOT lanes: Don't fence us in, Peter Harnik, Arlington , February 21, 2011
Another 'railroad to ruin', Ronald K. Henry, Vienna , February 20, 2011
Bethesda braces for a BRAC traffic nightmare, Patrick L. O’Neil, Bethesda , February 19, 2011
Moving more people, not just more vehicles, Chris Zimmerman, Arlington , February 17, 2011
What's O'Malley thinking on Metro's board?, David Alpert , February 17, 2011
Dead ends for Arlington traffic woes, Carolyn Clark Miller, Alexandria , February 16, 2011
Bridging Virginia and D.C., William K. Stover, Arlington , February 16, 2011
McDonnell MIA on Metro funding, David Alpert , February 16, 2011
Late-night Metro: A life saver?, Adam Wenner, Bethesda , February 15, 2011
HOT lanes myth and reality (part two), David Alpert , February 15, 2011
HOT lanes myth and reality, David Alpert , February 15, 2011
Commuters shouldn't call the shots in Arlington, Steve Jaeger, Arlington , February 14, 2011
The real culprit in Fairfax's traffic problems, Umang Varma, Falls Church , February 14, 2011
Commuter jams aren't Arlington's fault, Michael Andrews, Arlington , February 13, 2011
Late-night Metro maintenance, Dan Malouff , February 11, 2011
Arlington's roadblocks to traffic relief, Pat Herrity, Springfield , February 11, 2011
WMATA board won't stop bag searches, David Alpert , February 10, 2011
WMATA ponders cutting late-night service, David Alpert , February 10, 2011
Is Webb's departure such a disaster for Democrats?, Peter Galuszka , February 10, 2011
Virginia's Tea Party needs to grow up, Peter Galuszka , February 9, 2011
Driving is a right, Bryon Stiftar, Springfield , February 8, 2011
Ticketed by a camera, John R. Posniak, Alexandria , February 8, 2011
How the ICC will change Maryland, Dan Malouff , February 8, 2011
No. 1 in road safety, Rob Pitingolo , February 3, 2011
A sandwich and a bed for a stranger in need, Luann Battersby, Fairfield, Pa. , January 31, 2011
Shelter in the storm, Jeffrey Frances, Rockville , January 31, 2011
Lessons in transit courtesy, Aaron Morrissey , January 31, 2011
Nine-hour commute, five stages of grief, Jesse Schoolnik, Fairfax , January 28, 2011
Driver's ed for D.C., Doug Terry, Olney , January 28, 2011
How to avoid another snowy traffic mess, James G. Titus, Glenn Dale , January 27, 2011
Lines drawn over McDonnell's transportation plan, Peter Galuszka , January 27, 2011
Rough waters for George Allen , Peter Galuszka , January 26, 2011
Hardball over HOT lanes in Arlington, David Alpert , January 25, 2011
Overcoming the bystander effect, Peter Bloom, Alexandria , January 24, 2011
Yes to transit, no to more roads, Mary C. Massey, Silver Spring , January 24, 2011
Parking innovation at Metro, David Alpert , January 24, 2011
A flawed report on traffic congestion, David Alpert , January 21, 2011
Traffic? What traffic?, Dan Malouff , January 20, 2011
Getting Virginia out of a jam, Ron Glaser, Haymarket , January 19, 2011
Smooth rides on Metro, Joel Cohen, Arlington , January 18, 2011
Rallying around a speed hump , Jennifer Cooke, Annandale , January 14, 2011
A whole network is better than one line, Dan Malouff , January 13, 2011
Will the real Bob McDonnell please stand up?, Peter Galuszka , January 12, 2011
In D.C., a vote for fewer bike lanes, Kevin Moore, Washington , January 10, 2011
Behind Virginia's textbook flap, Peter Galuszka , January 7, 2011
What's our bicycle 'social contract'?, David Alpert , January 6, 2011
Bike lanes or homeless shelters?, John Glad, Washington , January 5, 2011
Crosswalks are hardly ubiquitous, Aaron Morrissey , January 3, 2011
What Metro can learn from Delhi, Subhash Vohra, Falls Church , December 21, 2010
The Metro system: Flawed to the core, Bryan Catalano, Bethesda , December 17, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
Good news on roads from Richmond, Peter Galuszka , December 10, 2010
Slow offshore drilling? Bravo, Obama, Peter Galuszka , December 9, 2010
Gabe Klein out at DDOT, Dan Malouff , December 8, 2010
Toll mania in Hampton Roads?, Peter Galuszka , December 8, 2010
When the work is done, turn off the speed cameras, Leslie Blakey, Washington , December 6, 2010
A bike-friendlier Metro system, David Alpert , December 6, 2010
Free marketeers for ... airline subsidies?, Peter Galuszka , December 2, 2010
How 'green' can a highway be?, Roger Burkhart, Gaithersburg , December 1, 2010
More bikes? OK, then more rules , Charles Yulish, Washington , November 30, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
Why was there no consideration of the Silver Line's security?, Randy Atkins, Vienna , November 10, 2010
Legal immigrants face driver's license woes, Peter Galuszka , November 9, 2010
The case for speed cameras, John Mathwin, Rockville , November 8, 2010
How not to get a speeding ticket, Lotte Fleck, Washington , November 8, 2010
Ride-On's bad attitude, Keith Berner , November 8, 2010
Taking Connecticut Ave. in the wrong direction, David Alpert , November 3, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Don't be dense about D.C. trolleys, washingtonpost.com editors , October 20, 2010
A G Street parking-ticket mystery, washingtonpost.com editors , October 18, 2010
A long wait for safety on Route 234, David Alpert , October 18, 2010
Open season on pedestrians?, David Alpert , October 15, 2010
What will autonomous cars mean for cities?, David Alpert , October 15, 2010
SmarTrip reform discussion tabled ... again, Aaron Morrissey , October 14, 2010
Google's winds of change in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , October 13, 2010
How should the region's transit grow?, David Alpert , October 12, 2010
Maryland bike law isn’t enough, washingtonpost.com editors , October 7, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
Casualty of the traffic wars, washingtonpost.com editors , October 1, 2010
Wisconsin Ave. needs a major overhaul, Topher Mathews , September 29, 2010
Obama's melancholy Richmond visit, Peter Galuszka , September 29, 2010
The money in VDOT's mattress, Paige Winfield Cunningham , September 24, 2010
McDonnell's VDOT pots of gold, Peter Galuszka , September 24, 2010
Past and future chances to walk and bike, David Alpert , September 21, 2010
'Young Gun' Cantor -- Main Street Republican , Peter Galuszka , September 17, 2010
Is Phase Two of Dulles Metro the right investment?, Dan Malouff , September 16, 2010
Privatization proves difficult in two Va. deals, Peter Galuszka , September 14, 2010
Fenty vs. Gray: My urbanist choice, Dan Malouff , September 13, 2010
Bikesharing is going to be awesome, Dan Malouff , September 10, 2010
Gray isn't wrong on parking complaints, David Alpert , September 10, 2010
How D.C. can make ride-sharing easier, washingtonpost.com editors , September 1, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
Top 10 Amtrak destinations from D.C., Dan Malouff , August 16, 2010
The youth brawl and Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2010
VDOT, stalled in the middle of traffic, Paige Winfield Cunningham , July 16, 2010
Mall garage not worth one magic wish, David Alpert, garages in D.C., D.C. underground garages , July 15, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
More parking near the Mall, washingtonpost.com editors , July 7, 2010
The Washington that almost was, Dan Malouff , July 1, 2010
What's wrong with quoting AAA?, washingtonpost.com editors , June 30, 2010
Richmond's rail dilemma, Peter Galuszka , June 22, 2010
Today is the day we fix Tysons Corner, Dan Malouff , June 22, 2010
A flawed plan for Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , June 21, 2010
A hold-your-nose commute from Takoma, washingtonpost.com editors , June 16, 2010
D.C. faring better than suburbs on growth, Dan Malouff , June 16, 2010
The true cost of driving the Dulles Greenway, washingtonpost.com editors , June 15, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Who a BP boycott hits hardest, Peter Galuszka , June 10, 2010
Where is the bus?, washingtonpost.com editors , June 2, 2010
Common sense on streetcar wires, Dan Malouff , June 1, 2010
Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , May 31, 2010
Motorists, bicyclists should share the road, washingtonpost.com editors , May 31, 2010
Making Rock Creek Park safer for cyclists, washingtonpost.com editors , May 26, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
Growth does NOT cause congestion, washingtonpost.com editors , May 18, 2010
AAA says "share the road" , Washington Post editors , May 4, 2010
First, let's try
synchronizing the lights
, washingtonpost.com editors , April 16, 2010
A wider I-270: How two lanes beats four, washingtonpost.com editors , November 13, 2009
Jaywalkers for a Good Cause?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 10, 2009
A Bethesda Speed Trap, washingtonpost.com editors , August 12, 2009
Why I Endorsed Bob McDonnell, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Why I Endorsed Creigh Deeds, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
The Purple Line's Flawed Projections, Vince Rinehart , July 28, 2009
Lights Out in Montgomery, Marisa Katz , June 21, 2009
A Place for Bike Paths Near Arlington, Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
A Parking Double Whammy in D.C., Vince Rinehart , June 4, 2009
The Good and Bad of Traffic Enforcement, Marisa Katz , May 24, 2009
Infuriating Traffic Tie-Ups, Marisa Katz , May 3, 2009
 
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