Monthly Archives: October 2008

>Location-based parking pricing

> Summary: Having one price for on-street ballpark pricing causes the price conscious and the convenience seekers to want the same parking spaces. Varying the price by as little as 50 cents per hour for every additional block away from … Continue reading

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>Metro Customer Service: No More Direct Emails

> WMATA has been pretty good about responding to emails sent directly to their customer service email address, csvc@wmata.com.  However, based on a recent response I got, everyone is going to have to start using their customer response form on … Continue reading

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>Fake State Board of Elections Flyer: Vote on November 5th if you’re a Democrat

> How dumb do Republican supporters think people are?  Take a look at this: “All Republican party supporters and independent voters supporting Republican candidates shall vote on November 4th as prescribed by law” “All Democratic party supporters and independent voters … Continue reading

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>Connect Barracks Row: New study of Barracks Row

> The urban planning students at the University of Maryland want your opinion on how you see the southern part of 8th St SE, between M Street and the freeway. I work right near there and go to Chicken Tortilla … Continue reading

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>Last Day for Virginia Absentee Ballot Applications

> If you’re a Virginia voter, the registrar must receive your application by 5pm Tuesday if you want your absentee ballot mailed to you.  Arlington’s registrar accepted my application by fax, so that’s a quick option for those with access … Continue reading

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>8th Street parking lot will open to the public

> The 8th Street Under-freeway Parking Lot was discussed at the ANC 6B meeting last week. http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&s=AARTsJqM1YrMF3nOC5VUNBbal9FxqwPaHw&msa=0&msid=111188381960074250249.000459498a2e2e8075603&ll=38.879433,-76.995063&spn=0.002923,0.006437&z=17&output=embed View Larger Map DDOT parking manager Damon Harvey was there to discuss the lot’s future. My friend Lance was in attendance and gave … Continue reading

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>WMATA is Apparently Satisfied With No Customer Satisfaction Improvement

> WMATA issued a press release late last month.  Apparently they take a survey of 200 Metro riders to determine the relative level of customer satisfaction. Metro’s Customer Satisfaction Measure (CSM) finds the vast majority riders like Metrorail and Metrobus, … Continue reading

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