Permitting delays could be a big factor in how much new housing gets built in cities, and therefore how affordable that housing is. Long delays make building new housing more risky for developers. (Post)
H Street’s newest connection
In the 1980s, developers built the suburban-style H Street Connection strip mall as a response to crime in the neighborhood. Now the strip mall will give way to a mixed-use development with ground-floor retail and over 400 apartment units as the neighborhood again changes shape. (Post)
Uber is subsidizing how much it pays its drivers to keep up with demand during SafeTrack without high surge prices for customers. (WAMU)
Open gangways for NYC’s subway
MTA will purchase new railcars with open gangways for the New York City subway system. The railcars increase capacity by making it easy for riders to walk between cars on the train. (MTA, Richard B) (Tip: Richard B)
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