Reporter covering urban planning and transportation issues
Education: Princeton University, BA in politics
Katherine Shaver is a reporter covering development and transportation issues. Since joining The Washington Post in 1997, she also has covered police, courts, education and Washington-area governments. She focuses on urban/suburban planning issues, construction of Maryland's light-rail Purple Line, and the region's aging water and sewer infrastructure.
A four-year study found Maryland could avoid or reduce environmental damage from highway widening, but critics say traffic improvements wouldn't be worth harming parkland, waterways and nearby communities.