Breakfast links: Keeping it moving
Photo by Mr. T in DC on Flickr.
Blue Bus becomes Circulator 9/1: Posters
have started appearing in the Georgetown Metro Connection ("Blue Bus") informing riders that the routes will become Circulators starting September 1. (brownpau via Georgetown Metropolitan)
Bus stop consolidation very tough politically:
The Maryland MTA won't eliminate any bus stops
after a rider advocacy group complained. It's important to have a good process and make sure people get heard, but it's also necessary to take some heat and remove some bus stops if they're truly too close together. (Baltimore Sun)
Nearly everyone agrees BRAC is going to be a traffic disaster
next year, with 18,000 jobs moving from transit-oriented Crystal City and the Pentagon to the Mark Center and Fort Belvoir. Congressmen think so, AAA, VDOT, and I are all quoted saying so. A real estate agent in exurban southern Fairfax is excited, though. (Examiner)
Repeat after me:
How many times do we have to debunk the claim that driving is a result of a free market
? It's not! Libertarian think tanks could push many really innovative market-based transportation solutions, but instead Cato just turns over transportation policy to transit hater Randal O'Toole. (Matthew Yglesias)
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