On the calendar: Panel tonight, happy hour next week, WMATA governance, 7000 series railcars
Ralph Buehler of Virginia Tech will talk about transportation practices around the world, and I'll talk about the challenges and successes of implementing the best of these policies in DC.
The panel starts at 7; at 6:30, DC Bike Ambassador Daniel Hoagland will give a demonstration on how to change a bicycle tire. RSVP here. It's at the Goethe-Institut, 812 7th Street, NW.
Happy hour with CSG: There's no Greater Greater Washington happy hour scheduled in the immediate future, but CSG is having one next Wednesday, June 30th. Come meet Smart Growth leaders, Greater Greater Washington contributors, and fellow readers, commenters, and activists. 6-8 pm at Rocket Bar, 714 7th Street, NW.
Ask about the 7000-series railcars: The Riders' Advisory Council is starting a new program to organize public discussions with WMATA officials about various long term projects and issues. For the first one, the staff in charge of the new 7000-series railcars will be presenting on Thursday, July 1 pending final confirmation.
Come learn about the plans and pose questions of your own. The more involvement we get, the more informed everyone can be, and the more likely we can get more WMATA officials on other topics in the future. The exact details are still to be finalized, but most likely it will be 6:30-8:30 pm at WMATA HQ, 600 5th Street, NW.
Give your input on governance: The WMATA Governance Task Force may not have any rider or advocate participants, but we can still tell them what we think and encourage them to make good choices. They're holding a public meeting on July 1 from 9-11:30 am. Sign up to speak at 202-962-3220, or if you can't go in the morning, you can submit written comments.end_
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