Breakfast links: Suburban mobility
Photo by HerrVebah on Flickr.
BRT could work in MoCo:
A 150-mile BRT network in Montgomery County would take 85,000 cars off county roads
and cost about $2.5 billion. A few lines could be operational as soon as 2014. (Gazette)
Bridge construction reduces traffic:
Two lanes of New York Avenue recently closed for construction on the bridge over the rail yard. Traffic through that segment has actually decreased
and drivers are moving faster than they were before. Does this mean it should be narrowed permanently? (Post, Andrew S.)
No gas for water head:
DC Water head George Hawkins started driving an electric car
to cut emissions. Since most of his trips are short (but not necessarily to transit nodes), he uses almost no gas. (NBC Washington)
Best enticement to live near work?:
DC's Office of Planning will offer matching grants of $6,000 each
for businesses to pay employees to move to DC. But will the money just go to people who would have bought near transit anyway? (Housing Complex)
Arrests, graphics for DC rights:
Councilmember Mary Cheh was arrested
protesting the House's latest vote against women's rights and DC's autonomy. (Examiner) ... The unfairness of our governmental system is starkest in illustration
. (Left for LeDroit)
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