David Alpert
David Alpert
Local Blog Network

David Alpert part of The Post’s Local Blog Network. He is the founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington, a Web site focusing on urban planning, transit, smart growth, pedestrian safety, bicycling, zoning, historic preservation and other issues that affect the D.C. metropolitan area. He is also the D.C. vice chairman for the WMATA Riders’ Advisory Council and a member of the D.C. Pedestrian Advisory Council. A native of Massachusetts, he lived in California and New York before settling in the Dupont Circle neighborhood with his wife, Stefanie.

Latest by David Alpert

Better transit can’t wait

Better transit can’t wait

Even with the D.C. streetcar on hold, planning is essential.

Metro’s budget threatens cutbacks

The transit agency says it needs more money -- or folks will wait longer for trains and buses.

Metro is again lurching toward crisis. But a new general manager can save it.

Metro is again lurching toward crisis. But a new general manager can save it.

OPINION | The transit agency Washington desperately needs can make a fresh start with a new hire.

An end to D.C.’s popups?

The Office of Planning is considering changes to rowhouse zoning that could limit their height and the number of subunits.