Back in April, the District Department of Transportation's point man on streetcars, Scott Kubly, assured the denizens of H Street NE that they were still working with Amtrak to run the western end of the streetcar underneath the railroad tracks, creating a direct connection to Union Station and transit links to the rest of the [...]
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Well, leave it to Councilmember Tommy Wells to break the late night news: Scott Kubly, who has been in charge of the District Department of Transportation's Progressive Transportation Services Administration since 2009, is stepping down. Kubly is perhaps best known for his management of the streetcar, but his portfolio also includes the Circulator bus and [...]
Tom Sherwood, not one to broadcast falsehoods on Twitter, says he's confirmed that Terry Bellamy is the mayor's pick to head the District Department of Transportation, as we speculated yesterday. Transportation reporters Kytja Weir and Adam Tuss say they're hearing the same thing. I'll be at the press conference to see what Vince Gray says [...]
On the agenda for Mayor Vince Gray's weekly press briefing tomorrow is something we've been waiting on for a long time: The appointment of a new director for the District Department of Transportation, one of the most important members of the cabinet. By most accounts, the agency hasn't suffered too much under the able hands [...]
To hear the District's biggest bike boosters tell it, cycling is on the right track—and four-wheeled road users are going to have to share a lot more of it soon.
Here's the background: infrastructure tailored specifically for cyclists has grown exponentially since 2001, when then-Mayor Anthony Williams set out to make D.C. a bike-friendly city. The [...]
The transit world was abuzz yesterday with news of the Obama administration's $2 billion worth of improvements for high-speed rail service in the Northeast Corridor, Midwest, and California. Guess who missed out? The District, of course.
Specifically, Union Station, which hasn't had major infrastructure improvements since the 1980s, and has only increased Metro station capacity by [...]
When Broad Branch Road closed on account of a second giant sinkhole that appeared over a culvert on April 14th, it wasn't just another inconvenience. It was the potential for another decades-long battle to regain passage across Rock Creek Park.
“The last time I was told repairing a road in Rock Creek Park was complex was [...]
There it is: The light at the end of the tunnel for H Street's long suffering.
By June 30th, the District Department of Transportation announced last night at an update meeting on the streetcar, they expect to "substantially complete" street and sidewalk work in the corridor. And with $99.3 million in the Mayor's capital budget over [...]
It’s 6:30 in the morning, and Juan Botero’s workday has already started. His boxy gray van sits idling on New Jersey Avenue next to the Navy Yard Metrorail station. I lock my bike and rush over to hop in, already late.
“It’s a little bit colder today, so hopefully we don’t get killed,” Botero says, as [...]
Saturday morning's Phase 2 public meeting on the Anacostia streetcar line began with a message from Councilmember Marion Barry, relayed by staffer Brenda Richardson.
"The councilmember wants you to know that he supports whatever the community wants," said Richardson.
"But," she continued, "he doesn't want to see the streetcar go past the Anacostia Metro station. He'd rather see [...]