Simone Roy

Former Research Associate
D.C. Policy Center

Simone Roy served as a Research Associate at the D.C. Policy Center.

Before joining the D.C. Policy Center, Simone was a Research Assistant in Statistics and Psychometrics at the American Institutes for Research. At the American Institutes for Research, Simone worked with education data in the Assessment division.

Simone holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Georgetown University.

Written By Simone Roy

Speed cameras in D.C.

D.C. has a complicated relationship with speed cameras. Research shows that speed cameras are an important tool to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities, especially as a complement to underlying road design improvements, and neighborhood residents frequently request them to slow traffic in dangerous areas. Automated cameras can also help reduce racially biased…

June 28, 2018 | Simone Roy

How many people commute between Baltimore and D.C.?

D.C.’s population has grown significantly over the past decade, surpassing the population of Baltimore for the first time in history. Baltimore’s population, however, has stayed roughly the same during this same period of time, with a population decrease between 2015 and 2016.     As D.C.’s housing prices have continued to rise…

November 20, 2017 | Simone Roy

Who has the longest commute in the D.C. area?

A new analysis of recently-released American Community Survey data shows that commute times have increased gradually nationwide and in the D.C. metropolitan area in recent years. Among the 100 largest metro areas, the D.C. metro area has a longer average commute time in 2016 than every metro area except for New York…

September 27, 2017 | Simone Roy