Breakfast links: Stay in your lane
Photo by tracktwentynine on Flickr.
MoCo bus lanes get a yes:
The Planning Board endorsed plans
to dedicate lanes to BRT on Wisconsin Avenue/Rockville Pike as well as several other corridors around the county. (Gazette)
HOT lanes' cool reception:
Not very many people are using the Beltway HOT lanes
. Why? Transurban says it'll take time to get used to them. Stewart Schwartz says designers midjudged demand for toll lanes. Eno's Joshua Schank says you need to price all lanes, not just some, to get congestion reduction. (WAMU)
Parking cents in Bethesda:
Ike Leggett proposes raising Bethesda parking rates
to $2/hour on the street and making parking lot and garage rates flat rather than varying by number of hours. The Chamber of Commerce wants the county to tax businesses instead of charging more for parking. (Examiner)
Cyclists under attack:
Armed men attacked 2 cyclists
Tuesday night on the Custis Trail, successfully taking one's cell phone and sending him to the hospital. Police have been increasing patrols after similar attacks on pedestrians. (Post)
Alexandria's "trolley" defended:
Alexandria's Transportation Commission doesn't want to cut the King Street "Trolley"
bus from 15 minute to 20 minute headways. There was also a request for bicycle and pedestrian facilities in the capital plan. (Patch)
What school will go to St. E's?:
DC is looking for academic institutions
for a tech hub at Saint Elizabeths. The city put bidding for mixed-use development on hold until it finds the right university first. (City Paper)
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