Welcome to Streetsblog Capitol Hill

When was the last time you read a good article on transportation policy-making in Washington?

Have you ever wished that the D.C. media could do a better job of mapping the political landscape that keeps transit under-funded and new road projects flush with federal cash?

If you had trouble answering the first question or answered yes to the second, consider this blog your new home away from home. Streetsblog Capitol Hill is a federal version of the Streetsblogs in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco — a place for community residents and livable streets advocates to connect with the often daunting bureaucracy in the nation’s capital.

I’ll be your everyday voice on this page (see here for more on my background), but other contributors will lend their insights and original reporting as Congress and the Obama administration tackle the nation’s transportation challenges.

And while our mission is to maintain an outside-the-Beltway voice, we hope to find readers right here in the capital. If you’re an aide, lawmaker or advocate who has Googled the transportation issue you care about only to find it getting little or no coverage, this blog is also for you.

I can be reached any time at elana (at) streetsblog (dot) org. If you have a tip, question, thought or suggestion, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  • Congrats and welcome to the Livable Streets Network! Looking forward to following along.

  • v

    fantastic. adding you to my rss reader.

  • Paz

    So glad to hear this! Looking forward to a lot of good stuff.

  • TAS

    Way to go, Streetsblog. Looking forward to some excellent reading!

  • Jeffrey W. Baker

    Now we’re doomed to get every story in our RSS feeds *four* times instead of a mere three.

  • Jeffrey: We’re gonna fix that soon.

  • Hi Elana, we are looking forward to following along! Thanks for all of your great information.

  • Welcome aboard, Elana. Looking forward to your Hill feeds. BTW, if you have not already, you should consider attending one of the upcoming Young Professionals in Transportation group meeting. That will get you plugged into the transportation network on and off the hill. This might prove to be very helpful for your future articles. Please visit: http://ypt.transportation.org/

  • Richard

    Actually, I think the answer to your first question is, “Very recently, in the form of your first few articles here on Streetsblog.” But seriously, this is an exciting time for transportation in Washington- I look forward to more of your inside scoop!

    (ok, I also have to say that it really shouldn’t be usa.streetsblog.org, since that would imply you’re covering our local issues.)

  • David Burwell

    Welcome Elana! Great start–meaty streetblog for a big day of transportation news. Congratulations.

  • Glad to have you writing about this critical issue, Elana! Looking forward to your reporting.

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