From Greater Greater Washington <[email protected]>
Subject Vision 1%, Virginia's got rail, and a Lakeforest Mall lament
Date January 21, 2023 2:06 PM
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Here's our roundup of this week's must-read posts! Caitlin Rogger reflects on the preventable tragedy of losing a loved one to traffic violence. Dan Malouff waxes nostalgic about the closing of the Lakeforest Mall. Electric rail is coming to Virginia.


When “1 in 100” comes for someone you love
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by Caitlin Rogger (Deputy Executive Director) • January 17, 2023

Though 1 in 100 Americans will die in a car crash, traffic violence routinely suffers from a lack of resources and urgency to stop it. When someone you know is a victim, public policy indifference is part of the pain.
A love song for Lakeforest Mall
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by Dan Malouff (Editorial Board) • January 19, 2023

OPINION: Enclosed suburban malls like Lakeforest reflect the opposite of urbanism, but their demise can drum up nostalgia, memories, and maybe a little grief for those who grew up visiting them -- even among the most committed walkability advocates.
Electric rail investment is coming to the Mid-Atlantic. Is Virginia prepared?
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by Wyatt Gordon (Virginia Mercury) • January 18, 2023

Amtrak, North Carolina Railroad, and the Biden Administration are investing in new electric options for the Northeast Corridor and beyond. How ready is Virginia to take advantage of these advances?
Photo Friday: Pops of color, light, and art
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by Dan Malouff (Editorial Board) • January 20, 2023

Enjoy these pops of color and light in this week's Photo Friday, compiled of images from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool!
National links: America’s transportation engineers lack adequate training
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by Jeff Wood (Contributor) • January 20, 2023

America's transportation engineers need better education. The misery of being a big city mayor. Annual list of transit projects opening or under construction released.

JOB POSTING: Freelance with GGWash
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