David Alpert

David Alpert is founder and president of Greater Greater Washington and executive director of DC Sustainable Transportation.

A self-driving Volvo SUV in Scottsdale, Arizona. The company has halted testing of its autonomous vehicle program in the wake of a fatal crash on Sunday.

How the Self-Driving Dream Might Become a Nightmare

What will happen if we just accept that a certain number of pedestrian deaths are an inevitable part of adopting autonomous vehicles?

Hey, Streetcar Critics: Stop Making 'Perfect' the Enemy of 'Good'

Even when they're not ideal, streetcar projects can still benefit cities. Here are five ways how.

Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.

D.C. Looks to the Past to Fix Its Zoning Code

After a four-year rewrite process, the District of Columbia's proposed new zoning harkens back to before the 1950s.