Will a water transportation system benefit DC, Wards 7 and 8?

Will a water transportation system benefit DC, Wards 7 and 8?

Are ferries a viable option for commuters? The Northern Virginia Regional Commission thinks so. Years ago they proposed the Potomac Commuter Fast Ferry as a potential solution to road congestion, a challenged public transportation system, and emerging commercial markets. But their benefit to DC, and particularly Wards 7 and 8, is a big unknown.

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DC Council explores options for Universal Basic Income

DC Council explores options for Universal Basic Income

Earlier this year, the Council of the District of Columbia’s budget office released the report Approaches and Strategies for Providing a Minimum Income in the District of Columbia exploring the feasibility of a minimum income program in the city. McCourt School of Public Policy student Andrew Debraggio unpacks the report and highlights the salient points.

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DC has more money than expected! Will it help communities in Anacostia River neighborhoods?

DC has more money than expected! Will it help communities in Anacostia River neighborhoods?

DC’s FY 2018 local revenue has increased by close to $80 million according to the June 2018 revenue estimate (PDF) prepared by the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Anyone who plans to advocate for a particular use for additional revenue should be ready to meet with the administration as soon as possible, and with council offices in fall.

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