Afternoon links: More for schools
Photo by loop_oh
TBD launched a new service
where they will map WMATA outages based on twitter complaints. If you're used to #wmata, try out #tbdwmata and see your notifications pop up on a map, not just retweeted out of schadenfreude. There are other ways to submit tips as well.
At least a few members of Congress have their heads screwed on right about security: over 30 members, led by Anna Eshoo (D-CA) are supporting a resolution to ask the Supreme Court
to keep its iconic marble steps open to the public. (Post, David)
Breaking through the windshield:
In a breath of fresh air, a big-city newspaper gets out from behind the windshield to support long-term transportation planning and funding mechanisms
that emphasizes the importance of transit. Pretty impressive for an Atlanta paper that just closed up shop in downtown and moved to the far-flung suburbs. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Erik W)
Stuck in the 90s:
Aaron Renn, "The Urbanophile," writes that cities are still using outdated thinking
when looking to generate economic recovery and development. Pointing out massive job-losses in cities during the last decade (noting "recession-proof Washington" as an exception) Renn says cities need to think more about job creation and less about real estate development, green initiatives and the like. (New Geography, charlie)
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