Breakfast links: Power to the people
Vote on transportation financing: A bill before the Maryland General assembly would allow referendums on funding transportation projects, after several efforts to raise needed revenue in the legislature failed. (Examiner)
Really secret shoppers: Metro is not sharing the results of a recent mystery rider program, saying the information could contain trade secrets even though similar information was released in the past. (Examiner)
Want to read a bad editorial?: The Washington Times is not a fan of DC's enforcement camera task force, stating that representatives from the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Councils are "car-hating liberals."
The strain of sprawl: Job sprawl is difficult for the rising number of two income households as couples have to make compromises on their commute when their jobs can be an hour or more apart. (Streetsblog)
Private rail in Florida?: After Gov. Rick Scott turned down federal HSR money, a private company proposal could bring high quality rail service connecting Orlando and Miami in a little over three hours. (Reuters, H Street LL)
Better systems need more time: Governments' unrealistic expectations on time requirements for bike sharing could be hurting competition and leaving cities with less than ideal systems that are hard to change. (RPUS)
And...: Portland installs a fancy bike counter. (Oregon Live) ... CalTrain sees a big ridership gain. (CAHSR Blog) ... Maryland works to reduce traffic deaths. (WTOP)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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