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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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The Tea Party vs. smart growth

The Tea Party movement in Virginia has a new whipping boy: smart growth. One focus is Chesterfield County, the largest suburban area in the Richmond region, which has been beset with the woes of overbuilding and lax oversight for...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 7, 2011; 2:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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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?, David Alpert , February 28, 2011
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
Coal ships clog Hampton Roads, Peter Galuszka , 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
Centreville students' real-life civics lesson, Terri Ritchey, Clifton , February 17, 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
Va. boat bill: More than just a tax cut for the rich? , Peter Galuszka , 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
A heartbreaking hearing in D.C., Aaron Morrissey , February 8, 2011
How the ICC will change Maryland, Dan Malouff , February 8, 2011
No. 1 in road safety, Rob Pitingolo , February 3, 2011
Lessons in transit courtesy, Aaron Morrissey , January 31, 2011
How Sarles can leave his mark on Metro, David Alpert , January 29, 2011
Nine-hour commute, five stages of grief, Jesse Schoolnik, Fairfax , 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
Another half-baked rail project, Pat Garvey, Bethesda , January 17, 2011
If Virginia liquor stores were private ... , Bob Hugman, Woodbridge , January 13, 2011
On student transportation, D.C. misses the bus, Steven Ney and Bradford P. Johnson, Washington , January 13, 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
Little-known infrastructure, Dan Malouff , January 11, 2011
In D.C., a vote for fewer bike lanes, Kevin Moore, Washington , January 10, 2011
DOT heads to take charge of WMATA reform, David Alpert , January 10, 2011
Cast as a walk-on in 'security theater', Neil Spiller, Silver Spring , January 8, 2011
Out in the cold at Metro headquarters, William J. Camarinos, Alexandria , January 7, 2011
Behind Virginia's textbook flap, Peter Galuszka , January 7, 2011
Siloed thinking and Metro's bag search policy , David Alpert , January 6, 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
Airports vs. train stations, Rob Pitingolo , December 27, 2010
What Metro can learn from Delhi, Subhash Vohra, Falls Church , December 21, 2010
Lost in the haze at Metro Center, David Bates, Takoma Park , December 19, 2010
Arriving naked at the airport, John W. Frece, Annapolis , December 17, 2010
The Metro system: Flawed to the core, Bryan Catalano, Bethesda , December 17, 2010
This train might move ... eventually, Kevin McCormally, Washington , December 15, 2010
The new immigration battleground, Peter Galuszka , December 15, 2010
Good news on roads from Richmond, Peter Galuszka , December 10, 2010
Wind: A better deal than offshore natural gas, Nathan Lott, Richmond , 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
No manners on Metro, Jack Purdy, Baltimore , November 25, 2010
Metro's biggest problem: Not putting safety first, James Potts, Fort Washington , November 22, 2010
Serious fixes for WMATA (cont'd): Bring in the CEO, David Alpert , November 16, 2010
Why the federal gas tax isn't covering our needs , Dan Malouff , November 15, 2010
Top 10 bus paint jobs, Dan Malouff , November 15, 2010
A business-friendlier Virginia, no matter the cost? , Peter Galuszka , November 15, 2010
The sound of Metro getting older, Mark Thompson, Kensington , November 14, 2010
Signs your escalator won't be fixed anytime soon, Paul Foldi, Bethesda , November 12, 2010
Why was there no consideration of the Silver Line's security?, Randy Atkins, Vienna , November 10, 2010
Metrobuses can talk, but can they save lives?, Aaron Morrissey , 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
McDonnell keeps flogging ABC sell-off, Peter Galuszka , November 5, 2010
Taking Connecticut Ave. in the wrong direction, David Alpert , November 3, 2010
One cheer for Virginia Republicans , Peter Galuszka , November 3, 2010
Overreactions starting to nonexistent Metro plot, David Alpert , October 29, 2010
MARC madness, washingtonpost.com editors , October 21, 2010
I saw it. I said it. Metro didn't care., washingtonpost.com editors , October 20, 2010
Don't be dense about D.C. trolleys, washingtonpost.com editors , October 20, 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
Could Scott Circle be the next Dupont Circle?, Dan Malouff , October 13, 2010
How should the region's transit grow?, David Alpert , October 12, 2010
Biking on a trail, Rob Pitingolo , October 11, 2010
Has the U.S. gone from can-do to can't?, Dan Malouff , October 7, 2010
Maryland bike law isn’t enough, washingtonpost.com editors , October 7, 2010
Virginia's Tea Parties on top, Peter Galuszka , October 6, 2010
McDonnell still pushing for WMATA seats, David Alpert , October 5, 2010
Bikeshare has to hold on to its stations, Rob Pitingolo , October 4, 2010
Capital Bikeshare: Where should it head next?, Topher Mathews , October 1, 2010
Casualty of the traffic wars, washingtonpost.com editors , October 1, 2010
McDonnell's ABC plan gets even stranger, Peter Galuszka , September 30, 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
Who deserves a handicapped parking permit?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2010
Car-free for over 10 years, Dan Malouff , September 23, 2010
Past and future chances to walk and bike, David Alpert , September 21, 2010
Slashes keep creeping into Metro's station names, Aaron Morrissey , September 20, 2010
Senators play hardball with airports authority, David Alpert , September 20, 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
A law that protects people, not pets, Donald L. Kahl , September 9, 2010
WMATA's options on SmarTrip negative balances, David Alpert , September 2, 2010
How D.C. can make ride-sharing easier, washingtonpost.com editors , September 1, 2010
Stop treating teenagers like insects, Dan Malouff , September 1, 2010
Northrop Grumman and the myth of privatization, Peter Galuszka , August 31, 2010
Sen. Coburn, let the Metro bill proceed, washingtonpost.com editors , August 20, 2010
The disingenuous senator from Oklahoma, Dan Malouff , August 17, 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
Why I miss Metro board meetings, washingtonpost.com editors , August 15, 2010
The youth brawl and Metro miseries, washingtonpost.com editors , August 10, 2010
What a week for Ken Cuccinelli, Peter Galuszka , August 3, 2010
Northern Virginia: New center of the hard right, Peter Galuszka , July 30, 2010
Doubt Obamacare? Take a drive to Wise County, Peter Galuszka , July 23, 2010
Just how slow are Georgetown Metrobuses?, Topher Mathews , July 22, 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 doesn't Metro post MTPD's phone number?, David Alpert , July 14, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
MARC's track record, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
More parking near the Mall, washingtonpost.com editors , July 7, 2010
Should the Pentagon hamper Metro access?, David Alpert , July 6, 2010
More walkable urbanism is good for everyone, David Alpert , July 2, 2010
The Washington that almost was, Dan Malouff , July 1, 2010
What's wrong with quoting AAA?, washingtonpost.com editors , June 30, 2010
Metro dodges the death spiral, Dan Malouff , June 24, 2010
Is The Post too negative on Metro?, washingtonpost.com editors , June 23, 2010
Virginia must keep its Metro funding pledge, washingtonpost.com editors , June 22, 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
BP spill affecting local seafood prices, Peter Galuszka , 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
Perriello gets his challenger, Peter Galuszka , June 14, 2010
Shouldn't "we" have a say in WMATA's future?, David Alpert , June 11, 2010
McDonnell wins with wind, Peter Galuszka , June 11, 2010
Who a BP boycott hits hardest, Peter Galuszka , June 10, 2010
DDOT misses a step in adding bike lanes, David Alpert , June 8, 2010
Georgetown: Unite behind streetcars, Topher Mathews , June 4, 2010
Everybody has transit fever, Dan Malouff , June 3, 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
Streetcars may be back from the dead, Dan Malouff , May 26, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
Metro isn't the NYC subway, Part 2, David Alpert , May 26, 2010
Express your support for D.C. streetcars, Dan Malouff , May 25, 2010
Why streetcars are better than buses, Dan Malouff , May 25, 2010
Coal plant splits rural Virginia town, Peter Galuszka , May 24, 2010
More bike sharing should foster more bike stations, Washington Post editors , May 21, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
Loudoun blindly pushing senseless road widenings, Washington Post editors , May 19, 2010
NextBus accuracy slips, "ghost buses" explained, Washington Post editors , May 17, 2010
A slimmer senior discount on Metro, washingtonpost.com editors , May 17, 2010
Outer Beltway: Not that again, David Alpert , May 14, 2010
May Georgetown have this Barnes Dance?, Washington Post editors , May 11, 2010
Don't permanently slow Metro , Washington Post editors , May 11, 2010
Common sense on streetcar wires, washingtonpost.com editors , May 10, 2010
AAA says "share the road" , Washington Post editors , May 4, 2010
What the ICC hath wrought, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
The politics behind McDonnell's prayer policy, Peter Galuszka , April 30, 2010
Fare hike loses more riders than necessary, Washington Post editors , April 28, 2010
Stats show ticket adjudication is working fine, David Alpert , April 27, 2010
Who gets the power? , Washington Post editors , April 26, 2010
A win-win scenario for Metro, Washington Post editors , April 22, 2010
You can't always see a driver's disability, washingtonpost.com editors , April 21, 2010
FTA: Federal oversight musn't push riders away, Washington Post editors , April 21, 2010
Off Metrobus, back
into Mom's car?
, washingtonpost.com editors , April 19, 2010
How about 'wireless' light rail?, washingtonpost.com editors , April 9, 2010
Metrorail cuts: the downside, Vince Rinehart , April 2, 2010
Spread out, Uncle Sam, washingtonpost.com editors , March 28, 2010
The downside of drilling, washingtonpost.com editors , March 21, 2010
Virginia's other snow routes, washingtonpost.com editors , March 19, 2010
Let women decide, Anup Kaphle , March 5, 2010
'Potala on the Potomac', washingtonpost.com editors , March 1, 2010
Juggling phones at 23rd and M, washingtonpost.com editors , March 1, 2010
Metro escalators: Steps in the wrong direction, washingtonpost.com editors , February 5, 2010
Metro's Bethesda Station: Bring your climbing gear, washingtonpost.com editors , February 4, 2010
Good trees after bad, washingtonpost.com editors , January 29, 2010
RideOn Bus No. 36 isn't expendable, washingtonpost.com editors , January 19, 2010
Two Metro money-raisers, washingtonpost.com editors , January 13, 2010
Left in the dark at Reagan National, washingtonpost.com editors , January 11, 2010
Our oppressed (rush-hour) masses, washingtonpost.com editors , January 7, 2010
Creating a bike-friendly Tysons Corner, washingtonpost.com editors , December 30, 2009
Half measures on D.C. bike safety , washingtonpost.com editors , November 17, 2009
A wider I-270: How two lanes beats four, washingtonpost.com editors , November 13, 2009
Fighting Driving and Dialing in D.C. , washingtonpost.com editors , October 7, 2009
Why I Endorsed Bob McDonnell, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Why I Endorsed Creigh Deeds, Vince Rinehart , July 31, 2009
Closing the Rest Stops, Stephen Stromberg , July 28, 2009
The Purple Line's Flawed Projections, Vince Rinehart , July 28, 2009
The Safeguard Metro Missed, Vince Rinehart , July 17, 2009
In Fairfax, Other Routes to Better Roads, Stephen Stromberg , July 13, 2009
Transit and Taxi Shortcomings, Marisa Katz , July 12, 2009
Virginia's Unbuilt Road to Progress, Gina Acosta , June 12, 2009
 
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