There could be another Potomac freeway crossing or a city at White Flint in our region’s future. Key developments that will drive population and job growth through 2050 will shape where we live and how we get around. (Washingtonian)
With the growing number of toll lanes in Virginia, drivers may eventually accept a DC congestion fee similar to London’s congestion fees. But it will be crucial to invest proceeds in non-auto alternatives. (Post)
As the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority decides how to distribute state funds, officials throughout the area argue theirs should come first. All projects are targeted at relieving traffic congestion. (Post)
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed that her own legal staff review land deals and other controversial decisions, instead of the directly-elected attorney general, which could weaken checks and balances. (Post)
Passive houses take Manhattan
After two decades of development, passive houses are appearing around New York. The buildings forgo furnaces or air-conditioners, instead using thick insulation to maintain a constant temperature. (NYT)
The hold steady
After years of growth, enrollment in DC’s public charter schools is holding steady, while rising in traditional neighborhood schools. Charter advocates call for more growth, but others worry about redundant programs. (Post)
Bike lanes to nowhere
Biking infrastructure in US cities is incomplete, with lanes starting and stopping without explanation, resulting in incomplete grids that make getting around by bike more difficult. (Post)
The ‘Zards at Howard?
Howard University is trying to land a deal to bring the Wizards’s new practice facility to campus. Howard’s new president sees it as a way to invest in a new health and wellness facility for the university. (Post)
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