Compared to its peers across the country, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority provides “more buses and more trains running more hours on more routes,” according to a report by former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. We’d consider this...
Most small parks in the District are unfortunately under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service, which does not have the funding, or often even the interest, to maintain them properly. Many, as a result, are in terrible condition. Thankfully,...
President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan provides a much-needed roadmap for ensuring the nation’s transportation systems are prepared to help the economy grow and meet the demands of the 21st century. Now, the president and Congress must come together to help...
By Spring Valley-Wesley Heights Citizens Association officers and other community members After a dispute over a 10 percent spike in American University’s undergraduate enrollment that violated its campus plan agreement with the D.C. Zoning Commission, the university entered into a...
The Current’s Aug. 2 article “Push for LED street lighting sees resistance” stated that a growing number of advisory neighborhood commissions and citizens associations have adopted resolutions “based on concerns that high-Kelvin LEDs cast a bright, harsh light that...
This is in response to Deborah Barry’s July 19 letter to the editor, “Superfresh project out of character.” The “not in my backyard” argument is as old as the hills we built our cities on. I fully respect that citizens...
It’s all too easy for a struggling business to spiral downhill. Declining revenues force painful cost cuts that make the product less desirable, which further drives customers away — and the cycle continues. There’s reason for concern that the Washington...
In regard to The Current’s Sept. 6 article “Vacant embassies draw attention from Norton,” I agree that the District has a problem, given the U.S. Department of State’s failure to recognize that adequate housing is extremely rare here. I hope that...
It’s difficult to find a fan of the J. Edgar Hoover Building, the FBI’s headquarters at 935 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The FBI and the U.S. General Service Administration consider the building functionally inadequate and in a poor state of repair....
Efforts to build a public outdoor pool in Ward 3 for summer family recreation have been ongoing for years. Neighbors in every location that has been suggested have successfully resisted having this pool built in their community. Now we’re down...

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