Posts Tagged ‘transit’

This Is the Fastest Way to Get From A to B in D.C.

Trying to figure out the best transportation mode to reach your D.C. destination? Looking for a new place to live, but want to make sure it's easy to get around from there by public transit or bike? MIT's You Are Here project has you covered.
I already gave this project a mention in my Morning Links earlier this week, [...]

Plan Calls for Congestion Pricing, More Bike Lanes, and Expanded Transit for D.C.

Congestion pricing downtown. A vastly expanded network of bike lanes. Streetcar and bus routes with dedicated lanes. A parking system more tailored to demand. Lanes reserved for high-occupancy vehicles and toll-payers on major thoroughfares.
If the city's transportation network evolves as the District Department of Transportation hopes it will, these could all soon be a reality.
DDOT [...]

The Stacked Deck Against Urban Transit

Another day, another ranking: The percentage of D.C. households without a car grew the third-fastest among America's 30 largest cities between 2007 and 2012, reports Streetsblog. That's all the more impressive considering that D.C. was already the city with the second-most car-free households in 2007. Now, nearly two in five households in the city do [...]

America (and Particularly D.C.) Has Passed Peak Driving, Study Finds

Driving in America is on the decline, and D.C. is leading the way.
After a 60-year "driving boom" in which the average American drove more miles each year, that trend has finally reversed in the past decade. One strain of conventional wisdom is that the decline in driving in recent years is due to the recession: [...]

More People, Less Driving

The Washington regional population is booming—but more people doesn't mean more driving, according to a report out today from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board.
The region's population grew by nearly 350,000 people, or 7.3 percent, between 2005 and 2011, the report states, but total daily driving hardly budged, holding firm right around 110 million [...]

D.C. Wins as Commuter Landscape Changes

This afternoon, the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board presented a new study of commuting patterns in the D.C. area. The findings quantify what we can all see around us: The share of people commuting by cars is dropping, while transit use and biking are skyrocketing.
Here are a few of the numbers for the region [...]