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2016

APRIL

April 8, 2016: Washington City Paper: Best of DC: Best Government Hashtag Campaign

April 8, 2016: WAMU: Defective Buses, Inadequate Maintenance Found In Audit Of D.C. Circulator

April 8, 2016: WTOP: Exclusive: Audit finds DC Circulator buses crumbling, unsafe for service

April 8, 2016: The Hoya: M Street Temporarily Widens Sidewalks

April 8, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: In DC's West End, construction projects are endangering cyclists and pedestrians

April 7, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Check out what’s new with NoMa’s park plans

April 7, 2016: Take Part: Here's the Ironic Reason Bike Sharing Could Be the Key to Keeping Riders Safe

April 7, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: You don't have to push this button to cross the street

April 7, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Here's an interactive map of DC's efforts to fix potholes

April 6, 2016: DCIST: Metro General Manager: Extended Metro Line Closures Are Unnecessary

April 6, 2016: Borderstan: Capital Bikeshare Installs New Station Near Thomas Circle

April 6, 2016: Route Fifty: D.C. Takes Its War on Potholes Mobile

April 6, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Both DC and Arlington open bus lanes this month

April 6, 2016: WTOP‘Jeopardy!’ shuts down roads intermittently in D.C. for 2 weeks

April 6, 2016: Washington Post: D.C. will test bus-only lanes on a short stretch of Georgia Avenue

April 6, 2016: Technical.lyTrack DC’s #Potholepalooza with this interactive map

April 4, 2016: VOX: A new study looks at why bike share is so much safer than regular biking

April 4, 2016: Technical.ly: DC’s TransitScreen raises $800K more in seed funding

April 4, 2016: D.C. Beginning Its Annual Campaign To Fill Potholes

April 4, 2016: WAMU: D.C. Has A New Tool In The Fight To Fill Potholes: Tablets

April 4, 2016: FOX5: DC beginning its annual Potholepalooza campaign to fill potholes

April 4, 2016: WUSA9: District kicks off Potholepalooza campaign

April 4, 2016: Washington Post: Get ready to report your neighborhood’s potholes. Potholepalooza kicks off.

April 4, 2016: WTOP: D.C. changes how it tracks, fills potholes this season

MARCH

March 31, 2016: Washington PostFirst came transit-oriented communities, now it’s ‘trail-oriented’ development

March 31, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Union Station expansion plans will help train riders, cyclists, and many more

March 30, 2016: WTOPCirculator bus riders face major delays

March 30, 2016: Washington Post: How bad will travel be during the Nuclear Security Summit?

March 29, 2016: DCIST: The Nuclear Non-Options: Security Summit Will Cause A 'Tough Traffic Day'

March 29, 2016: Washington Post: Nuclear Security Summit means ‘tough’ times for D.C. traffic this week

March 28, 2016: PR NewswireRATP Dev Celebrates One Month of Service to Passengers on the DC Streetcar

March 28, 2016: Washington Post: A round of applause for the D.C. streetcar

March 28, 2016: WUSA9: Metro turns 40

March 28, 2016: WJLA: Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom and so does traffic

March 28, 2016: Washington Business Journal: Ted Leonsis says D.C. just saved commuters 5 hours a week. DDOT isn't so sure.

March 25, 2016: WTOP: Metro’s one-day shutdown just a sign of things to come, GM says

March 25, 2016: USA Today: Bike programs need subsidies to keep rolling

March 25, 2016: Transport Tropics: Foxx to Talk Future of Transportation at D.C. Think Tank March 30

March 24, 2016: Borderstan: Nuclear Security Summit to Bring Transit, Parking Restrictions Next Week

March 24, 2016: PC Magazine: Waze Will Now Alert You of Dangerous Intersections

March 23, 2016: The Wash CycleThis plan would make it easier to walk or bike from L'Enfant Plaza to the Southwest Waterfront

March 23, 2016: Washington Post: After a Metro shut down, new ways to move from Point A to Point B

March 23, 2016: American Progress: Pains, Trains, and Automobiles During the D.C. Metrorail Shutdown

March 23, 2016: WAMUExtended Closure Of L Street Cycle Track Angers Cyclists, D.C. Lawmakers

March 22, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Transit, bikes, and teleworking have all gained popularity

March 22, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: A new bike trail could connect the Met Branch Trail to 4th Street NE

March 22, 2016: Washington PostGas, power and the streetcar: Someone had to tell them how much to charge

March 21, 2016: Prospect: Transit Safety Shuffle in the Nation’s Capital

March 21, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: When Metro closed, commuters took to the trails

March 21, 2016: Technical.ly: These data visualizations show how DC gets around when there’s no Metro

March 21, 2016: WTOP: Local transit agencies feel costs of Metro shutdown

March 21, 2016: Forest Hills Connection: Work begins on Connecticut and Ellicott pedestrian crossing signal

March 21, 2016: Washington Post: How a National Transit Map could connect ‘transit deserts’ to the grid

March 21, 2016: WAMU: Is D.C. Moving Fast Enough On Bike Lanes? Six Miles To Be Added In 2016

March 18, 2016: WTOP: Study ranks D.C. traffic 2nd-worst in U.S.

March 18, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Here's how to bike in the city safely and confidently

March 18, 2016: Washington City Paper: DDOT: Metropolitan Branch Trail Extremely Popular During Metro Shutdown

March 18, 2016: DC Inno: Inside the Company Building DC's Streetcars

March 17, 2016: Washington Times: Metro resumes: D.C. subway shutdown ends, but systemic problems remain

March 17, 2016: Washington City Paper: Capital Bikeshare Has Seen a Significant Spike in Single-Use Ridership During Metro Closure

March 16, 2016: Washington Business Journal: Uber, Lyft gear up for a day without Metro; Capital Bikeshare memberships, D.C. Circulator free

March 15, 2016: Washington Post: A transportation planning degree combines sustainability, transit and city development

March 15, 2016: WJLA: Speed and potholes cause issues along Park Road

March 15, 2016: Washington City Paper: On H Street–Benning Road, X2 Still Reigns Supreme

March 8, 2016: Federal News Radio: A desire named streetcar

March 8, 2016: WTOP: Research emerges on bike-share safety across the U.S.

March 8, 2016: WJLA: Bumpy D.C. road blamed for causing damage to homes

March 8, 2016: The Wash Cycle: Actually, Federal funding of Bikeshare does make sense

March 8, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: 15th Street's protected bikeway is a sidewalk now

March 8, 2016: Washington Post: D.C. streetcar workers vote to join Metro union

March 8, 2016: Washington City Paper: D.C. Streetcar Workers Vote 4:1 to Join Local Transit Workers’ Union

March 8, 2016: Construction Global: Delayed D.C. Streetcar system opens

March 07, 2016: News Week: Public Transport: A Streetcar Named Despair

March 07, 2016: Washington Post: Faster than a slow-moving streetcar? Well, maybe.

March 07, 2016: WTOP: D.C. streetcar system can learn from Atlanta’s mistakes

March 07, 2016: Popville: Awesome “Lightweight and Electric Bikes Could Be Coming to Your Local Bikeshare System”

March 3, 2016: The Wash Cycle: DC's 2005 Bike Plan, a progress report

March 3, 2016: WJLA: DC's Arlington Memorial Bridge could close in 5 years

March 3, 2016: Washington Post: All about D.C.’s snow melting machine

March 3, 2016: Washington Informer: DC Streetcar Rides Again 54 Years Later

March 2, 2016: Washington Post: Buses and trains: That’s what will solve congestion.

March 2, 2016: WTOP: Buzzard Point Marina set to close as part of Waterfront redevelopment

March 2, 2016: Washington Post: Rand Paul calls D.C. streetcars ‘calamitous,’ District spokesman slams him as hypocritical

March 2, 2016: Washington Post: Theory no longer, streetcars scrutinized by commuters, partiers

March 1, 2016: WJLA: Week one for D.C.'s new streetcar

March 1, 2016: Washingtonian: Rand Paul Takes on the DC Streetcar

March 1, 2016: Washingtonian: Let’s Tear Down the Southeast Freeway and Build a New Neighborhood

March 1, 2016: WTOP: Day One: Commuting on the D.C. streetcar

March 1, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: DC Streetcar's exuberant opening day, in photos and video

FEBRUARY

February 29, 2016: The Washington City Paper: 11th Street Bridge Park Won’t Be Completed Until At Least 2019

February 29, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: How can our commuter railroads be better? DC wants your input

February 29, 2016: TI News Daily: New DC Streetcar begins service this weekend in D.C.

February 29, 2016: Washington Business Journal: Do not attach yourself to the D.C. streetcar, and other things to know ahead of the launch

February 29, 2016: WJLA: D.C. Streetcars now open to the public

February 29, 2016: WUSA9: DC streetcars begin full service

February 29, 2016: Washington Business Journal: D.C. streetcar debuts, ‘feels like magic’

February 29, 2016: The Washington Post: Here’s what I want Mayor Bowser to say when she launches those wretched streetcars

February 29, 2016: The Washington Post: D.C. streetcar makes its first voyages on H Street. ‘Is it really happening?’

February 29, 2016: Washingtonian: DC Streetcar Appears to Function, Boding Well for Public Debut

February 29, 2016: Washingtonian: The DC Streetcar Is Finally Running

February 29, 2016: The Washington Post: Want to ride the D.C. streetcar? Here’s a handy FAQ.

February 29, 2016: Railway Gazette: DC Streetcar opens

February 29, 2016: Washington City Paper: Overheard at the D.C. Streetcar’s Grand Opening on Saturday

February 29, 2016: WAMU: After 50-Year Hiatus, Streetcars Are Running Again In Washington D.C.

February 26, 2016: Washingtonian: Meet the Man Who Got the DC Streetcar Running

February 26, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: The Metropolitan Branch Trail is ready for a facelift

February 26, 2016: WTOP: All aboard: D.C.’s streetcar line opens Saturday

February 25, 2016: Washington Post: Sidewalk travel should have equal rights with street travel

February 24, 2016: Next City: Long-Delayed D.C. Streetcar Ready for Passengers

February 24, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: The DC Streetcar starts service on Saturday. It took a wild ride to get here.

February 23, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Here's why the DC region has so many bus systems

February 23, 2016: WJLA: D.C. residents receive parking tickets in spots that 'seem' okay to park in

February 23, 2016: DCIST: Head Of DDOT Says Fire Chief Is 'Unsung Hero' Of D.C. Streetcar

February 22, 2016: Afro: Beleaguered D.C Streetcar System to Accept First Riders Feb. 27

February 22, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: DC will swap driving lanes for bike lanes in four key places

February 19, 2016: WTOP: D.C. Streetcar service to begin Feb. 27

February 19, 2016: Technical.ly: Get ready to ride the H Street streetcar

February 19, 2016: Washington Times: D.C. Streetcar to begin service this month

February 19, 2016: Washington Post: Fourth mayor’s the charm? Bowser sets D.C. streetcar grand opening for Feb. 27

February 19, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: H Street streetcar will carry passengers on February 27, says Bowser

February 19, 2016: DCIST: D.C. Streetcar Will Start Passenger Service On The 27th

February 19, 2016: WAMU: Long-Awaited D.C. Streetcar To Start Passenger Service On Feb. 27 (No, Really)

February 19, 2016: Washingtonian: DC Streetcar Will Start Passenger Service on February 27

February 19, 2016: Washington City Paper: Weeks After Major Snowstorm, Pedestrian and Disability Advocates Voice Lingering Concerns About Response

February 19, 2016: Washington Times: D.C. blizzard plows through snow removal budget; lax enforcement criticized

February 18, 2016: WTOP: Pothole damage costing U.S. drivers billions

February 18, 2016: WAMU: In Battle Against Congestion, D.C. Region Juggles Competing Visions For Transit

February 17, 2016: The Wash Cycle: DDOT takes first steps toward Hopscotch Bridge replacement.

February 17, 2016: WAMU: How D.C. Streetcar May Have (Finally) Made It Through The Testing Process

February 17, 2016: DCIST: The District Could See A Record Number Of Potholes This Year

February 17, 2016: WTOP: DDOT holds ‘hackathon’ in hopes to improve traffic safety

February 17, 2016: DCIST: How To Ride The Streetcar, A 3 Minute Instructional Adventure

February 11, 2016: NY Times: How to Build a Streetcar That Works

February 11, 2016: DCIST: 16th Street Is Getting A Bus Lane, But It Will Still Take A Few Years

February 11, 2016: Washington City Paper: Vision Zero ‘Hackathon’ Planned for Saturday

February 10, 2016: Technical.ly: Transportation Techies to hold Metro Hack Night at WMATA HQ

February 10, 2016: WAMU: For Slow-Moving 16th Street Buses, Relief Will Also Come Slowly

February 10, 2016: Washington City Paper: At Traffic Safety Hearing, Councilmember and DDOT Director Debate Fines

February 9, 2016: Forest Hills Connection: DDOT seeks new "Safe Routes to School," sidewalk gaps coordinator

February 9, 2016: DCIST: Capitol Hill Treehouse Owners Turn To Crowdfunding For 'Rescue' Operation

February 9, 2016: Washington Post:  More than 20 percent of residents bike to work in these three D.C. neighborhoods

February 8, 2016: Washington Post: Majority of D.C. drivers don’t think higher traffic fines will make roads safer

February 8, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Walkers were left out in the cold after the blizzard

February 8, 2016: FOX5: DDOT hosts public meeting for Eastern Downtown Protected Bike Lanes

February 8, 2016: Washington City Paper: Preferred Alternative for Controversial Downtown Bike Lane Still Unclear

February 8, 2016: Washington Post: Can prominent black churches agree with newer residents on bike lanes?

February 8, 2016: WJLA: Protected bike debate held in D.C.

February 8, 2016: NBC: DC East Neighborhoods Weigh In on Bike Lane Plans

February 5, 2016: Greater Greater Washington:  A church in Shaw thinks bike lanes make streets safer

February 5, 2016: Greater Greater Washington:  Use this map to share your ideas for better east-west travel across DC

February 5, 2016: Washington Post: Snowzilla’s parting gift: potholes

February 5, 2016: WJLA: Frustration grows over D.C. streetcar delays and towing

February 4, 2016: The Guardian: How to slow down traffic: ditch kerbs, keep potholes, plant trees

February 4, 2016: Greater Greater Washington:  Nobody cleared the Mount Vernon Trail after Snowzilla. Future storms might be different.

February 4, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: DC is testing a way to curb stormwater pollution

February 4, 2016: Borderstan: Locals Now Can Vent About Crosstown Travel Woes on D.C. Map

February 3, 2016: NBC: Most Snow Emergency Route Violations on First Day of Blizzard   Were in Northwest DC

February 3, 2016: Washingtonian: DC Will Close the Roads in May so 8,000 Cyclists Can Ride

February 3, 2016: Washington Post: D.C.’s 16th Street on track to get a bus lane

February 2, 2016: DCIST: D.C. Is Studying How To Improve Travel Between Ward 1 And Ward 5

February 2, 2016: Washington Post: D.C.’s old streetcar system is gone, but miles of rails are still down there

February 2, 2016: WAMU: Wheelchair Users Say They Are Forgotten In Blizzard Cleanup Efforts

February 2, 2016: WTOP: I-395 project will clog lanes in D.C. overnight for months

February 2, 2016: Greater Greater Washington: Bike lanes here, bike lanes there


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