Breakfast links: Not enough
Photo by -Mandie- on Flickr.
Give peak a chance:
Metro is dropping its peak of the peak surcharge, but some say they didn't give it enough time
or design it in the way that would actually shift ridership away from the peak. (Examiner)
ICC too empty?:
AAA complains that not enough people use the ICC
because of the tolls, but Maryland says the traffic is meeting projections. Plus, lower tolls would take more money from other parts of the state. (Gazette)
The Tide rolls on:
Virginia Beach rejected light rail in 1999, but with congestion, high gas prices, and its success in Norfolk, citizens will get a chance to reconsider extending The Tide
on the November ballot. (Pilot, Jack Love)
Tourism without a car:
It's not hard (or expensive) to visit Philadelphia without driving
, but one writer finds a few ways SEPTA can provide clearer and better information to unfamiliar riders, and delays can frustrate plans. (Post, Ken A)
Biking in the future:
Bill Nye the Science Guy envisions future bike infrastructure
in DC, from tunnels protected from the weather, and that give riders a tailwind in both directions, to just having places to shower. (WashCycle)
Transit Score gets low quality score:
Walk Score's Transit Score inherently prefers rail to bus
even if a streetcar is slower than an express bus. It would be more difficult, but better, to score based on travel times. (Human Transit)
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