Breakfast links: Tough talk
Photo by sagesnow on Flickr.
Privatize the ICC? Huh?:
One Maryland delegate wants to study "privatizing" the ICC
. It's not clear what that means, since the tolls are already supposed to be market rate. Maybe he just thinks "privatize" is a magic word that creates more money? (Gazette)
John Kelly spends a day in parking ticket court
. Some people got some unfair tickets, while others feel quite entitled about parking. "It's not about the money" might as well be the new "with liberty and justice, for all." (Post)
Education center & more for Ward 7:
A new early childhood education center, DC's equivalent of the Harlem Children's Zone, will be part of a mixed-use complex
that will include a bridge to the Minnesota Avenue Metro. (Housing Complex)
Transit demand will rise with gas prices:
APTA estimates between 600 million and 1.5 billion new transit trips next year
, depending how high gas prices rise. Of course, APTA's not exactly an unbiased party, but we saw the same trend in 2008. (WTOP)
I'm an environmentalist but... around the nation:
What do Park Slope, Cape Cod and Berkeley have in common? Some of their generally very liberal residents nonetheless oppose green policies
. DC's closest analogue is probably Klingle Valley
BART, a derailment and transparency:
A BART train suffered a minor derailment yesterday
, but rather than downplay the incident, the agency posted continuous updates, thoroughly explained and filmed the re-railing process. (BART, Matt')
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