Greater Greater Week in Review: July 24-30, 2011
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Capital Bikeshare announces new and expanded stations: DDOT has announced a list of 32 new Capital Bikeshare stations and 18 stations that will expand.
Crash shows need for safer crossings; is NPS listening?: A three-car crash last Thursday morning at a trail crossing on the George Washington Parkway once again highlights the need for the National Park Service to take action on critical safety improvements.
ATU Local 689 answers your questions: A few weeks ago, we invited readers to pose questions to ATU Local 689, the union representing most Metro employees. Their political and legislative director, Lateefah Williams, was unfortunately very sick for a few weeks (but better now). Here are her answers to your questions.
"Lane closed to ease congestion" actually not a crazy fail: Michael sent along this amusing "FAIL" photo... but is it really a fail at all?
Nelson's judge shows sympathy; Anne Arundel police don't: Raquel Nelson has finally encountered some compassion in her Georgia jaywalking conviction case, getting a minimal sentence and even a chance at a new trial from the judge. But a comment on another fatality closer to home, in Anne Arundel County, shows that windshield perspective in the justice system goes beyond Cobb County, Georgia.
Arlington credit union mocks bus riding: Every so often, someone marketing cars or car-related products decides to do so by mocking public transit. The latest example comes from an unexpected quarter: the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union.
Stop distorting the cost of living with public service subsidies: From rural air service to military base sitings to post office closings, many federal policies pick winners and losers among places for people to live. Exurban communities require much more expensive infrastructure, yet policymakers cling to a system that rewards building or living on cheap land but has the government subsidizing all the other associated costs.
Southwest Ecodistrict looks to fix '60s planning failure: The area along 10th Street in Southwest is now little more than a desolate heat island of bland federal buildings where few dare to tread after 5 pm. The Southwest Ecodistrict project seeks to change this by radically remaking this neighborhood into a vibrant place and a national showcase for sustainable development.
- DoD begins encouraging transit for BRAC commuters
- More and varied nightlife can make Silver Spring safer
- Two plans for Tysons Corner diverge on walkability
- Park Service inflexibility draws criticism from Congress
- Norton wants to push Park Service to be more responsive
- Open payment, open standards are in WMATA's future
- Lost Washington: Mary Foote Henderson's Boundary Castle
- Video shows plans for Crystal City redevelopment
- New coalition aims to improve regional planning
- Regional 511 could help riders amid patchwork of agencies
- Keeping cool by the Flickr pool
- Bikeshare is a gateway to private biking, not competition
- Judge denies injunction against closing schools
- Long-term closures: A solution to single-tracking?
- Metro policy for refunds after delays falls short, riders say
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger
- Prince George's County struggles to get trails right
- Science Gateway plan brings urban approach to White Oak