Breakfast links: On the move
DC taxis get smart: DC's taxis will get new smart meters, beginning today, but Marion Barry has held the money for their installation. The Taxi Commission says that the hold would force taxi owners to pay for their own smart meters. (DCist)
Quicker buses?: Area officials are planning to purchase technology for buses to communicate with traffic lights, allowing buses signal priority. Bus lanes are being considered in DC, and built between Crystal City and Potomac Yards. (Examiner)
Testing new smart cars: The federal Department of Transportation is using 3000 Michigan drivers to test a vehicle communication technology which alerts the drivers when two cars become too close to one another. (WTOP)
Bike lanes not enough?: Opinions among transportation planners and advocates may be shifting in favor of fully separated bike lanes. Traditional bike lanes are seen as insufficient to encourage new riders. (Atlantic Cities)
Arlington shows off streetcar plans: Arlington released a video and set up a new website to promote its planned streetcar system. The video suggests that streetcars could have an effect on Arlington like the arrival of Metro decades ago. (ARLnow)
Europe's segregated cities: Many European cities, with more recent urban wealth than their American counterparts, grapple with near-complete gentrification. The urban poor getting pushed to peripheries raises concern about ghettoization. (NYT)
And...: The cause of the recent CSX derailment remains uncertain. (WAMU) ... Honest Tea ranks DC as the 10th most honest city. (Post) ... Nationals fans were stranded late Monday night when the baseball game lasted past Metro's closing. (Examiner)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- Prince George's County struggles to get trails right