Breakfast links: Not enough on transit
Poor transit hinders Baltimore: In Baltimore, residents struggle to find transit options to get to work. Jobs growth continues outside the city, but MTA has not adjusted the transit system to match the shift in job location. (Patch)
Transit benefits decrease: Commuters who use transit will get a lower federal benefit or tax deduction in 2014, while drivers' monthly parking benefit increases. (Post)
LA cracks down on jaywalking: Pedestrians beware; police in Los Angeles are cracking down on jaywalkers. A ticket for jaywalking will cost you $197 while the most common parking ticket is $73. (NYTimes, Atlantic Cities)
Cycling's popularity invites taxes: As more people ride bicycles, many cities like Chicago are considering bike registration fees and taxes to fill funding gaps. Should we tax something with so many public benefits? (AP)
Utah improves traffic light efficiency: With new traffic light timing, drivers might never hit a red in Utah. UDOT hopes the technology will increase capacity without widening roads, but in reality may just increase speed. (Salt Lake Tribune)
Neighbors oppose Grosvenor townhouses: Townhouses planned for a site near Grosvenor Mansion in North Bethesda are drawing opposition from an adjacent neighborhood. Residents are concerned about additional traffic. (BethesdaNow)
DC traffic cameras will not go live: 100 new traffic cameras set to rollout today will not begin issuing tickets. The cameras were supposed to issue warnings for 30 days. AAA's John Townsend says the lack of transparency confuses drivers. (WashTimes)
And...: A cluster of offices in Foggy Bottom has been nominated for historic landmark status. (WBJ) ... Casey Trees opposes bike lanes along Broad Branch because of the loss of trees. (TheWashCycle) ... Montgomery County planners will support plans for a pedestrian tunnel under Rockville Pike at Medical Center. (BethesdaNow)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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