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To fix transit-oriented development’s displacement problem, use every tool available
by Abigail Higgins (Contributor) • October 17, 2022
Transit-oriented development is environmentally sustainable and sought-after — but historically, when the needs of existing communities were not centered in a region with a critical housing shortage, it has also driven the displacement of low-income residents. Multiple approaches are needed in order to build enough affordable housing to make TOD equitable in impact.
Shelters and benches for 75% of Richmond’s 1,609 bus stops? GRTC has a plan for that.
by Wyatt Gordon (Contributor) • October 18, 2022
Right now, just 5% of the Richmond region’s 1,609 bus stops have a shelter while only 21% even have a bench. But, thanks to a newly passed Essential Infrastructure Plan, starting next summer, the Greater Richmond Transit Company will begin installing 160 shelters and 225 benches over the next five years.
Advocates for Route 29 Flash in Montgomery County urge all lines adopt dedicated lanes for success
by Ethan Goffman (Contributor) • October 20, 2022
Plans on how to improve the Flash Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line along Route 29 in Montgomery County divide advocates and county officials.
Sections of Wyoming Avenue and Kalorama Road NW to become one-way streets
by Ashley Hopko (Contributor) • October 19, 2022
Two key Adams Morgan thoroughfares are on track to become one-way streets next year, although some neighbors have concerns.
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