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There’s a movement toward cracking down again on minor offenses. It raises larger questions about what transgressions we should be punishing — and why we should.
Veronica O. Davis, a transportation director in Houston, recently published Inclusive Transportation: A Manifesto for Repairing Divided Communities. The book describes experiences and lessons from her career as a planner, engineer and advocate.
Randy Clarke, the general manager of the Washington Metro, is a public-transit superfan with lots of support in D.C. How long will it last?
D.C.’s program illustrates the growing promise of "stat" programs, with data and analytics enabling a new era of processes and insights.
The District of Columbia’s approach isn’t perfect, but overall it’s a balanced and well-thought-out effort that protects individuals and doesn't overly burden businesses. It could serve as a model for other governments.
Allowing greater building height hasn’t proved consistently successful for cities, and it's a fantasy that Washington's city center could ever resemble Paris’ stately boulevards. But perhaps it’s time to try some experimentation.
Pro football represents a peculiar combination of high demand and low frequency that is a highly inefficient use of urban space. What cities need is housing.
The state recently voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, joining 20 other states across the nation. Some hope growing support for the drug will encourage members of Congress to drop their resistance.
Since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion activists are pushing for expanded abortion bans and tighter restrictions while Democratic-led states are looking to shore up abortion protections.
Washington, D.C., like many other cities, has seen a rise in remote work since the pandemic began. The lingering trend is prompting new conversations around how transit agencies and their services must change.
A short-term funding bill from Congress could allot as much as $1 billion to help low-income Americans offset home heating assistance amid rising energy costs. If approved, Connecticut could receive $20 million.
The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act has been delayed in the Senate Judiciary Committee after an amendment introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz to prohibit censorship “collusion” passed by an 11 to 10 vote.
Proposed legislation would implement a federal standard to safeguard workers against hazardous conditions, including extreme heat, supplementing California’s guidelines. The bill currently only has Democratic support.