Breakfast links: Precious on-street parking
Photo by Dylan Passmore on Flickr.
Car sharing may get competition:
Hertz's car sharing service may come to DC
and create competition for Zipcar; that prompted DDOT to start auctioning its curbside car sharing spaces instead of giving them away for free. (Current
Central DC parking spaces now have pay by phone:
that all metered spaces in Ward 2 now have pay-by-phone and much of Ward 6 as well. There's a map of pay-by-phone spaces
. Sign up for ParkMobile
to use the service, which costs 32¢ on top of parking charges.
Transit site redesign a flop:
The new MTA website has poor layout
, makes it hard to find schedules, and hides information in PDFs. At least it has no Flash. (Baltimore Sun)
Holy water denied:
A Prince George's County Council committee opposes a water permit
for construction of a 900-seat church in Laurel. They say it will excessively disturb the land; the pastor alleges religious discrimination. (Post)
SF to LA, 32 hours on trains and buses:
After a transit geek figured out it was possible to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles entirely by public transportation (in 32 hours), one enterprising reporter decided to give the trip a try
. (SF Weekly)
Mica's district hates his plan:
House Transportation Chair John Mica has proposed eliminating dedicated funding for bike and ped projects, but counties and cities in his own northeastern Florida district have condemned the idea
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