Katherine Shaver

Transportation and development reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Katherine

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

  • Jul 29, 2014

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.

  • Jul 28, 2014

Montgomery County communities’ wealth, education push them onto America’s “snooty little cities” list

  • Jul 24, 2014

Haven’t been paying close attention to the light-rail proposal? We’ve got you covered.

  • Jul 3, 2014

The groups say two federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act by not properly considering a light-rail line’s impact on an endangered amphipod.

  • Jun 25, 2014

Complaints push Montgomery Council member Roger Berliner to suggest an independent forum.

  • Jun 18, 2014

Popular Father’s Day cards that portray dads as hapless don’t reflect modern fatherhood, some say.

  • Jun 12, 2014

Montgomery County planners updating growth plan solicit public input on future look, feel of downtown.

  • Jun 10, 2014

Traffic signals would automatically change length of green lights to maximize flow and minimize delays.

  • Jun 4, 2014

When it comes to renaming a swath of Montgomery’s Rockville Pike, there’s no shortage of opinions.

  • May 28, 2014

Montgomery County community has a chance to rebrand itself as a vibrant, urban area, developers say.

  • May 25, 2014

Arlington streetcar and other D.C. improvements are part of a common pattern.

  • May 14, 2014

Residents and businesses will pay 5.5 percent more starting July 1 under an increase approved Thursday.

  • May 8, 2014

Last year, more than 14,500 cyclists participated in the annual event.

  • May 8, 2014

Ajay Bhatt, the head of a citizens group, is fighting the $500 levy and citation issued by Montgomery.

  • May 1, 2014

Residents of Rockville senior facilities and nearby communities say they want people to remember suffering.

  • Apr 27, 2014

Montgomery County officials say they’ll find the money to keep popular bike, running trail along light-rail line

  • Apr 24, 2014

More than 600 properties, including 110 homes and businesses, will be bought for 16-mile rail line.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Broken water pipe leaves WSSC without water for half the day.

  • Apr 10, 2014

Bills would have prohibited company from winning light-rail contract until French railway paid Holocaust victims

  • Apr 8, 2014
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About Katherine

Katherine Shaver joined The Washington Post in 1997. She has covered crime, courts, education and local government but most prefers writing about how people get — or don’t get — around the Washington region. If she asks about your commute at a cocktail party, she is genuinely interested. Katherine also reports on the region's aging water and sewer infrastructure and the Washington suburbs’ continued transformation into less car-centric and more urban hubs.