From Greater Greater Washington <[email protected]>
Subject Dangerous déjà vu, the struggle for Black homeowners, addressing traffic safety in VA
Date March 11, 2023 2:05 PM
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Here's our round-up of this week's posts! Dan Reed draws on personal reflections about a recent deadly fire at an apartment building in Silver Spring. New contributor, Olubusayo Shabi, writes about the struggle for Black homeowners in Prince George’s County. The GGWash staff submitted testimonies at the District’s performance oversight hearings, and Wyatt Gordon and John Besche reflect on the futures of transportation in Virginia and West Virginia.

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It shouldn’t have happened again, but it did.
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by Dan Reed (Regional Policy Director) • March 8, 2023

The building known now as Arrive Silver Spring has plagued residents with issues from its early days. But residents have the right to a safe home just the same. A recent apartment fire highlighted their ongoing plight, and cost one person her life.
Is Prince George’s County losing its status as the region’s Black promised land?
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by Olubusayo Shabi (Guest Contributor) • March 9, 2023

For years, Prince George’s County was known as a mecca for Black homeownership and middle to upper class growth. However, its status as such is not so guaranteed.
The fight for funding to prevent traffic fatalities in Virginia
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by Wyatt Gordon (Virginia Mercury) • March 7, 2023

Several initiatives at the federal and state levels have promised to fund more pedestrian and bicycling infrastructure and reduce a steadily increasing amount of traffic deaths. Is it finally enough for Virgina to adequately fund Vision Zero initiatives?
What GGWash said at the District’s FY23 performance oversight hearings
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by Alex Baca (DC Policy Director), Kai Hall (Policy Officer), Caitlin Rogger (Deputy Executive Director) • March 8, 2023

Here’s what Greater Greater Washington, the DC Transportation Equity Network, and the DC Sustainable Transportation Coalition, had to say about DC’s housing, transportation, planning, economic development, public works, and health agencies, plus WMATA, at the Council’s recent performance oversight hearings.
Is West Virginia ready for Silver Line growth?
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by John Besche (Contributor) • March 6, 2023

While Fairfax and Loudoun counties have been planning for the most recent Metro expansion for decades, officials debate whether neighboring Jefferson County's preparations are ready to meet the moment.
How to make the region greater? We asked ChatGPT
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by Dan Rogger (Guest Contributor) • March 7, 2023

A question-and-answer platform powered by artificial intelligence is weighing in on all kinds of human challenges. So we asked it how to achieve GGWash’s vision for the region.
In our inbox: Transit to trails, TSI 2.0, Lakeforest Mall nostalgia
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by Letters to the Editor • March 10, 2023

Here’s a collection of some of the most recent comments readers have sent GGWash in response to stories we published.
National links: How an obscure rule could improve safety for bus riders
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by Jeff Wood (Contributor) • March 10, 2023

How a little-known rule could improve safety for bus riders. As severe drought continues in the West, a small town in Arizona struggles to adapt. How Chicago is adapting its electric bus infrastructure for cold weather.

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