Transit Tuesday: BeyondDC

Planning, history, transit, historic preservation, mixed-use. It’s in nice combination on J. Daniel Malouff’s blog, BeyondDC.  Mr. Malouff is an urban planner who works for the Arlington County Department of Transportation. A quick sampling of his blog yields new renderings for DC’s ambitious subway and streetcar expansions, links to historical photographs, places to rail-geek-out, and suggestions for a more liveable DC.

I’m not an urban planner, I’m just an enthusiast. And BeyondDC buoys that enthusiasm. So, anyone write this blog in New York? Well done, Mr. Malouff.

Read this feature from Beyond DC on “Why streetcars are better than buses.”

Let’s see more streetcars on the streets than in museums. Photo: Virginia Museum of Transportation.

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.