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Atlanta rejects tax for transportation: Voters in the Atlanta region rejected a proposal to raise $7.2 billion for transportation with a 1% tax. The money would have gone evenly to mass transit and road projects. (AJC)
VA approves I-95 HOT lanes: Virginia has signd a final deal to construct HOT lanes on I-95. The current HOV lanes will grow to 3, adding drivers paying a toll of about $5-6. (Post) ... See this and this for criticisms of the project.
One penalty rises, another too high?: DC increased penalties for drunk driving and set lower alcohol limits for commercial drivers. Meanwhile, DC drivers who speed in Virginia are getting a particularly heavy penalty. (Post)
Walmart may hurt Giant most: The coming arrival of Walmart in DC may seriously threaten the market-share of Giant more than Safeway, even though Giant currently holds the largest market share, because of Giant's inferior "experiential quality." (RPUS)
BRT builds ridership: Bus Rapid Transit lines built in the US with federal funds have experienced significant increases in ridership, though many of the project were also watered-down compared to the world's best. (Streetsblog)
Portland broadens road metric: Portland is planning to develop a new standard to measure multi-modal road performance. Current "level of service" standards only measure automobile traffic. (BikePortland)
And...: Obama declares DC a disaster area after the derecho on June 29. (Examiner)... Mayor Gray broke ground on a new clinic in Ward 8. (NBC4)... DCist imagines the 2012 Olympics in DC. (DCist)... JDLand has pictures of construction at Canal Park.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- PG planners propose bold new smart growth future
- Prince George's County struggles to get trails right
- M Street cycle track keeps improving, draws church anger