A Marginally Transportation Related Post
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DCist is reporting that Michael Steele supports D.C. voting rights and wants Pres. Obama to put the “Taxation Without Representation” plates on his limousines. Good for him! I could explain how D.C. representation would improve our regional transportation system, but ...
Reduce Car Culture to Increase Access to Healthier Food
Reduce Car Culture to Increase Access to Healthier Food
By reducing parking space requirements, cities can reduce car culture – and encourage the development of healthier grocery stores – in underserved areas. Photo by Wenzday01 Today, the New York Times alerted me to a problem that I had no ...
Purple Line Update: Planning Board Passes Unanimously
Purple Line Update: Planning Board Passes Unanimously
Map via PurpleLineMD.com. Great news today: The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board, the region’s federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), unanimously approved the inclusion of the full Purple Line project in the region’s long-term plan. Read more at The ...
Metro Ridership Up in First Quarter
Metro Ridership Up in First Quarter
Metro ridership is up. Bus ridership is down. What gives? Photo by Teo. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released their ridership numbers for the first quarter on Monday, and there’s some very interesting news for D.C. and for the ...
D.C. Expands Sidewalks, Sends the Right Message
D.C. Expands Sidewalks, Sends the Right Message
D.C. plans to build 15 miles of new sidewalks. Photo by BrittneyBush. The Wash Cycle pointed out today that Mayor Fenty has announced he’ll be spending $4 million in stimulus money on new sidewalks, enough to build 15 miles of ...
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
Montgomery County Moves to Urbanize
The BeyondDC newsfeed yesterday just blew my mind. Of yesterday’s five headlines, each and every one is about some part of Montgomery County embracing a more sustainable, more urban land use pattern. Let’s go through them one by one: Read ...
CityCenter DC: Density Breeds Sustainability
CityCenter DC: Density Breeds Sustainability
A graphic rendering of the proposed “Central Plaza” of CityCenter DC. Illustration via CityCenter DC. There’s been a lot of big transportation news in the last two days. Between the Purple Line vote and Sec. Ray LaHood and Rep. Jim ...
Key Purple Line Vote Today
Key Purple Line Vote Today
Boston’s commuter rail is informally known as the “Purple Line.” Maryland still hasn’t decided whether its Purple Line will be light rail or bus rapid transit. Photo by Pylon757. Today’s a big day for the Purple Line. (Check out our ...
Paper or Plastic? How to Sell Sustainability
Paper or Plastic? How to Sell Sustainability
Can D.C. use a bag tax to fund public transportation? Photo by nicasaurusrex. Yesterday, the D.C. Council finalized the five cent tax on paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug, convenience and liquor stores. This is a good move for ...
If You Can Make It There…
If You Can Make It There…
Times Square is transforming itself into a pedestrian- and cycle-friendly public space. Photo by Lorrie McClanahan. I wrote yesterday about SmartBike DC, the capital’s new bike sharing program, and its plans to expand dramatically in the next two years. It ...