Who Saved the Electric Car?
They do have electric cars in Paris. Flickr photo by David_Megginson.
Via BeyondDC’s newsfeed, I see that Baltimore may be introducing an electric car-sharing program. This is a great idea. You often hear about how the reason electric cars will never be popular is that they’ll require an entirely new energy ...
Design a New Bus Map
Harry Beck's famous map of the London Underground. Flickr photo by grepnold.
I had the very good luck to be invited to the Nationals-Red Sox game Tuesday night and was trying to figure out the best way of getting to Navy Yard from Union Station without using the Red Line. I first ...
What's New at TheCityFix DC
If you haven’t been following dc.thecityfix.com, our new local edition for Washington, D.C., here are some highlights. Hopefully you’ll like what you see and become a regular reader over there, too! D.C.’s “State of the Air”: F: D.C. fails the ...
DC Density: Bigger, Broader, or Faster?
One of these things is taller than the others. Flickr photo by dionhinchliffe.
There’s an absolutely great debate going on about the height limit in DC right now, which I’ll provide a quick summary of before entering into. Matt Yglesias started it in this post, where he argued that the best way to ...
Red Line
It’s hard to do too much thinking about transportation in D.C. today. All I have to say on the Red Line crash is to send our prayers to all those on the train, as well as their families and friends. ...
You Can't Cure Congestion Only on the Weekend
Traffic on the 405. Flickr photo by Atwater Village Newbie.
Over at the Atlantic, they’ve given Conor Friedersdorf the project of writing about “Ideas.” This has meant a lot of posts about good ideas and an ongoing discussion of the “Worst Idea Ever.” For the latter, I highly recommend his ...
Priority Bus Conference Notes
I spent yesterday at a fantastic conference on priority buses in the Washington area. Organized by the TPB and the Federal Transit Administration, we got to hear from transit officials from across the country about what innovations their areas have ...
What’s New at TheCityFix DC
If you haven’t been following dc.thecityfix.com, our new local edition for Washington, D.C., here are some highlights. Hopefully you’ll like what you see and become a regular reader over there, too! D.C.’s “State of the Air”: F: D.C. fails the ...
Budgets Cuts and Vicious Cycles
Flickr photo by Jeff Keen.
After the Red Line, the big local news story today is the District’s huge budget shortfall. As reported in the City Paper and the Post, the District is short $340 million over the next two years, largely due to low ...
It Takes a Village to…Build a Car?
It Takes a Village to…Build a Car?
Open source technology: Software companies do it. Why not carmakers? Photo via Riversimple. What if you could revolutionize the way cars are designed and built by opening the process up to input from the entire community? That’s exactly what Riversimple ...