• The future of Union Station includes new destinations

      By Dave Murphy     March 5th, 2024

      Amtrak just announced more DC-NYC services. But let's think even bigger: by the time the massive redevelopment of Union Station has finished, DC could be connected to scores of new destinations across the country. Thank a series of federal grants to study 69 corridors for passenger rail, plus a slew of new commuter connections across the Washington region.

    • How will WMATA avoid crisis and cover costs for the next couple years?

      By Wyatt Gordon     February 15th, 2024

      As Metro inches toward a fiscal cliff that would force it to cut services dramatically, we unpack where the major players stand on filling the short-term funding gap.

    • Bikeshare Beat: CaBi wraps up a year of historic ridership in December

      By Samuel Littauer     January 25th, 2024

      CaBi broke all-time ridership records in 2023, with riders logging 4,469,358 trips. This month’s Bikeshare Beat digs into that record-breaking data and ridership highlights from the holiday season.

    • Death spiral or new dawn: How did WMATA get here?

      By Wyatt Gordon     January 18th, 2024

      WMATA faces a drastic budget gap, even though the DMV region has the money to support a world-class transit system. In part one of a series, GGWash looks at the causes of WMATA’s fiscal challenges. Parts two and three will consider potential solutions.

    • Fake tags are a real problem

      By Tom Lee     December 28th, 2023

      Illicit license plates–whether fake, expired temporary, or shaded–protect dangerous drivers from facing any penalties for risky behaviors by making it impossible to identify them. Meanwhile these tags are being openly mass-produced and sold for profit online. Are DC policymakers ready to take it seriously?

    • Got something to say about Metro’s budget? Now’s your chance.

      By George Kevin Jordan     February 3rd, 2022

      Metro is holding three public hearings on its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2023 as questions remain about the system's recovery from the pandemic.

    • Plans for a revamped Douglas Street bridge move forward

      By George Kevin Jordan     January 19th, 2022

      The replacement of a bridge connecting pedestrians to several neighborhoods in Ward 7 is moving forward as the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) plans to hold a public meeting on the project.

    • The ReOpenDC report recommends reallocating street space for walking, restaurants, and buses

      By David Alpert     May 21st, 2020

      "DC should reallocate sidewalks and streets to support physical distancing for residents and greater outdoor capacity for restaurants and other businesses," says one section of a new report, released Thursday by Mayor Muriel Bowser, "as well as reconfigure road lanes to prioritize Lifeline Network bus corridors."

    • Transportation mostly survives DC budget cuts

      By David Alpert     May 18th, 2020

      DC will continue most of its existing transportation efforts next year under a draft budget released by DC mayor Muriel Bowser. The K Street Transitway, Pennsylvania West, bus and bike lanes, and other projects continue to move forward.

    • DC will temporarily widen some sidewalks near grocery stores and other businesses

      By David Alpert     April 20th, 2020

      To help people practice social distancing and stay six feet apart, DC will expand some sidewalks in wards throughout the District near essential businesses such as grocery stores, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday.