Next Generation of Transit
New transit investments are critical to creating walkable, inclusive communities, and to handling our population growth without perpetuating sprawl and generating even worse traffic. But these investments won’t happen unless we all work together to support a new vision, just like the leaders who pressed for our Metrorail system back in the 1960s and 70s. Our newly-launched Next Generation of Transit campaign champions new transit investments, increased interconnectivity between transit modes, and high-quality information and service.
Inclusive Communities & Affordable Housing at a Regional Scale
More than a decade after the Brookings Institution released its seminal Region Divided report, the Washington region is still divided, with parts of D.C. and the east side of the region not sharing in the prosperity of our economy. According to the Metropolitan Washington Council on Governments, during the 1990s, job growth on the west side of the region was 20 times higher than on the east side of the region, and the pattern continued in the following decade. Meanwhile, even in wealthier communities throughout the region many families struggle to keep up with rising housing costs, a situation that is made even worse by the a lack of diversity in housing types and housing built without access to transit or far from jobs. Too many families are finding that long commutes by car are forcing them to spend a large percentage of family income on transportation.