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Get rid of solo motorists, writes the author.

Get rid of solo motorists, writes the author.

Veronica Wong

Letter to the Editor: Get Cars Out of the District

​Capitol Hill resident Don Whittaker offers a couple of simple suggestions to fix DC’s congested transit system.

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  1. SmarTrip Express Lane faregates at Vienna station.

    SmarTrip Express Lane faregates at Vienna station.

    Ben Schumin/Wikipedia Commons

    DC’s Student Transit Program in Tough Transition and May Not Help At All

    Starting this month, students in DC need a SmarTrip card for free transit. School officials have struggled to acquire enough cards to distribute to students. Moreover, data from the last few years raise doubts about whether the program will decrease truancy.

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  2. Commuter Crush: Getting Her Number in the Nick of Time

    This DC couple learned each other’s ins and outs while commuting on the Metro. How long did it take for him to ask her out?

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  3. Senators and representatives pay their respects to President Ronald Reagan during a service at the US Capitol Rotunda in June 2004.

    Senators and representatives pay their respects to President Ronald Reagan during a service at the US Capitol Rotunda in June 2004.

    US Navy File Photo

    Paying Your Respects to John McCain: What You Need to Know

    The late senator and Vietnam War hero will lie in state at the US Capitol Rotunda on Friday.

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  4. Georgetown offers shuttles to supplement transit options in the District.

    Georgetown offers shuttles to supplement transit options in the District.

    Wikimedia Commons

    College Students’ Guide for Getting Around DC

    ​Everything students need to know about navigating their first semester.

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  5. Eckington's pastel-colored rowhouses stand out in this DC neighborhood.

    Eckington's pastel-colored rowhouses stand out in this DC neighborhood.

    Keri Shull Team

    Eckington: DC’s ‘Quiet Little Secret’

    This traditional neighborhood is accessible via the Rhode Island Avenue and NoMa-Gallaudet University/New York Avenue Metro stations on the Red Line, as well as numerous bus lines.

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  6. TransitScreen Takes MobilityScore Overseas

    Web-based tool informs commuting options in London, Paris and Dublin.

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  7. One-on-One with Aimee Custis of the Coalition for Smarter Growth

    The deputy director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth talks about changes to DC’s livability and mobility, and lets loose about who’s really to blame for Metro’s decay.

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  8. Rendering of a proposed pedestrian overpass bridge at the Kings Crossing Shopping Center.

    Rendering of a proposed pedestrian overpass bridge at the Kings Crossing Shopping Center.

    Fairfax County Department of Transportation

    What’s Planned Along Braddock Road?

    Fairfax County supervisors have given the go-ahead for design work for a variety of improvements along a 3-mile stretch.

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  9. Rowhouses on Shepherd Street NW.

    Rowhouses on Shepherd Street NW.

    Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons License v2.0

    Petworth: A Commuter Friendly, Rejuvenated Neighborhood

    The area is accessible from the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metro Station.

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