Transportation Nation | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Transportation Nation

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Amid Development, Working To Keep Balance In Columbia Heights

The addition of transit has transformed the Columbia Heights neighborhood into the bustling, magnet community it is today, but it took a lot of compromise, says Ward 1 Council member Jim Graham.

WAMU 88.5

Wednesday's Red Line Meltdown Leaves Riders Dejected

Wednesday's Red Line woes have a lot of Metro commuters weary of the ongoing issues with the city's transit system. 

WAMU 88.5

MWAA Board Member Resigns After Legal Fight

Dennis Martire, an embattled member of the Metropolitan Airports Authority Board told his colleagues at a meeting Wednesday that he will resign effective next month.

WAMU 88.5

Federal Loan For Silver Line May Provide Toll Reprieve

If MWAA is able to secure a federal loan for Silver Line construction, as one area Congressman thinks they may, the burden borne by drivers on the Dulles Toll Road may be signficantly reduced.

WAMU 88.5

D.C.'s Ward 7 Prepares For New Growth, New Residents

In the second of our stories on the relationship between development and transit in the District, we explore how Ward 7 — an area chock-full of public transportation options and affordable housing — is finally starting to see the growth already experienced by other D.C. neighborhoods.

WAMU 88.5

Lawsuit Argues MWAA Can't Tax Dulles Toll Road Commuters

A group of people suing the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority over its authority to increase tolls to pay for the Dulles Rail Project will make its case again in court next month after being shut down by a lower court in July. 

WAMU 88.5

Residents Weigh In On Dulles Toll Road Increases

Northern Virginia residents are weighing in on proposed toll increases to pay for the Dulles rail project, and some of them are hoping the airports authority can find another way to fund some of the $5.5 billion project. 

WAMU 88.5

From A To B: D.C.'s Shaw And Pleasant Plains On The Move

In the first of a two-part series, we explore the role access to transit is playing in a rapidly-changing section of D.C.

WAMU 88.5

Pending Budget Cuts Could Also Affect FAA, Air Travel

Aviation industry advocates are warning that air travelers could feel the effects of steep federal budget cuts that could affect the Federal Aviation Administration in January.

WAMU 88.5

Virginia Hot Lanes Debate: Are They Just A Temporary Fix?

New express lanes projects on the Capital Beltway and I-95 in Northern Virginia aim to reduce congestion for commuters, but some transportation experts say they'll only provide temporary relief. 

Pages