>List of topics I’m working on

>I’m thinking about doing posts on the following topics:

  • What happens when there is some completely unregulated street parking space surrounded by an area where there are meters and "resident only" restrictions? I took a tour of the Navy Yard area and will write up the results.  Update: Done!
  • Some MIT students hacked the Boston transit farecards, demonstrating the ability to duplicate cards or change the stored value.  Here’s their report (PDF) that describes what they did and how they did it.  They were nice enough to tell the MBTA where their weaknesses were.  The MBTA was kind enough to Sue Their Asses.
  • I received information about the N22 Metrobus Route, which takes a slight detour. The detour never made sense to me, but after seeing the ridership breakdown, it is perfectly clear. What’s likely to change now that DC is considering taking over N22 and operating it as a circulator?
  • What are the costs of recycling? Frequent commenter Mark mentioned that recycling paper isn’t really "worth it". What types of recycling are "worth it" economically? Are there any other considerations that don’t take into account economic costs?
  • Arlington County had an agenda item to decide whether to approve two new taxicab companies’ operations in Arlington. The County Manager opposed allowing the new companies based on adverse impact to existing companies.  The item will be up on the agenda at 1:45 pm today.
  • Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip, recently commissioned a study of economists about the Presidential candidates.
  • Arlington has approved a "Neighborhood Traffic Calming Manual".  As an aside, the Arlington County tool used to "e-attend" county board meetings is great.

Which of the topics is most interesting to you?  Vote in the comments.


About perkinsms

I'm an engineer and father interested in transit, parking and economics.
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