Breakfast links: New ways to live and move
Photo by jhembach on Flickr.
Uber takes a taxi:
Uber introduced a new service
to hail you a DC cab. It costs the standard taxi fare plus a 20% tip. (DCist)
Bike to Obama:
The best way to get to the inauguration may be on a bike
. Some bike sharing stations were removed for the parade, but there will be temporary corrals near the Mall and temporary bike racks near 16th and K. (Post)
A national VMT tax?:
Should we replace the federal gas tax with a VMT tax? A GAO report says it would reduce congestion and raise revenues
, but implementation costs are high and it might discourage fuel-efficient cars. (Streetsblog)
Call them the Washington Deforesters:
Every tree on the site of the Red/Pig/'Skins future training camp in Richmond was cut down
despite an agreement to preserve as many trees as possible and plant a new tree for each one lost. It's not Dan Snyder's first escapade
with deforestation. (WTVR, DCist)
Will school closings save money?:
DC's plan to close 20 schools may barely save DC any money
over the next school year, according to a report by DC Fiscal Policy Institute. The $10.4 million savings in staff costs will be nearly equaled by the estimated $10.2 million cost of closures and relocation. (Post)
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