Breakfast links: Boxed in
Photo by sinchume on Flickr.
Show us the money:
Dr. Gridlock effectively sums up
the transportation funding problem: "Our transportation funding formula is in perfect balance: We are determined to win relief from congestion, and equally determined not to pay for it." (Post)
Should Metro play more small ball?:
There's a lot of focus on some big problems at Metro, but could there be some small things Metro can do
, like better lighting or a shorter NextBus phone number, that would help the system? (Post)
Bike to Pittsburgh:
A final segment of the Great Allegheny Passage between DC and Pittsburgh
is set to be completed in May. When complete, cyclists and pedestrians will be able to make the entire 330-mile trip without interruption or detours. (DCist, Gavin)
Ray LaHood retrospective:
Ray LaHood looks back
on his last four years as DOT Secretary. He also thinks the next secretary needs to have a vision to put people to work. Meanwhile, bike advocates want the next secretary to be like LaHood
Less parking equals livelier city:
A UPenn study finds that cities with more parking are also less vibrant
and vice versa. This rebuts common arguments that more parking is what downtowns need to thrive. (Atlantic Cities)
Another GGWer gets attention:
TranspoCamp South, held at Georgia Tech this weekend, included a packed session
led by our own Matt Johnson on the history of MARTA. Good job, Matt! (Creative Loafing)
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