Monthly Archives: September 2009

>Streetcar on the “Honor System”

> Like most other rail street transit systems in the world, the DC streetcar should be on the honor system.  This system requires passengers riding the streetcar to have proof that their current ride is paid for, but does not … Continue reading

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>London’s “Spider Maps”

> Transport for London has these great bus maps that show routes traveling in all directions from major transit nodes.  These maps are more abstract than the previously mentioned station-oriented bus maps.  They combine several useful features: 1.  A local … Continue reading

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>Infosnack and Greater Greater Washington Mentioned in the Post

>I was mentioned in the Washington Post. Woot. Probably because Unsuck DC Metro mentioned me or perhaps Lena Sun of the Post has my business card after I talked to her at a WMATA board meeting, before I was writing … Continue reading

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>Board to Catoe: Cut service to balance the budget

> According to this draft resolution, the Board will consider providing the following guidance to GM Catoe for preparing the FY 2011 budget, which starts next July: Assume that jurisdiction subsidies will not likely increase Assume a fare increase in … Continue reading

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>Arlington installs better meters

> In some Arlington locations, drivers are now able to pay by credit card, right at the curb.  Unlike the multi-space pay and display meters showing up around the region, these parking meters are conveniently located right at each parking … Continue reading

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>Metro Budget Possibilities

> Metro’s 2011 budget starts out about $100M in the red from a preliminary analysis, but the General Manager has to submit a balanced budget to the Board by December. Here’s some things he could consider: Revenues: A fare increase … Continue reading

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>Preliminary Metro Budget Forecast

> As reported in the Washington Post, Metro’s staff released a report for the Board’s Finance Administration and Oversight committee meeting this Thursday.  Next year will certainly be a challenging year for Metro.  According to the report, even after an … Continue reading

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