Category Archives: arlington

>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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>Arlington Democrats to select candidate for 47th District – Vote June 9th

> After serving since 2004, Delegate Al Eisenberg is retiring.  Thanks to Mr. Eisenberg for representing my district these past five years in Richmond.  His staff was responsive to my questions and concerns during legislative sessions, and for the most … Continue reading

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>Metro’s options for balancing the budget

> There are essentially four options at this point for closing Metro’s $29M budget gap. In order of my preference: Jurisdictional subsidy increases. This would require local area governments to search hard in their budgets for any additional funding that … Continue reading

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>Transit Prices – Time to go "all you can eat"?

> When you pay for transportation, whether it’s for driving a private car or taking mass transit, there’s a continuum of payment methods, with "pay-per-use" on one end of the scale, and "unlimited use" on the other. Does the choice … Continue reading

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>Metro Finances: Proposed Cuts Take Too Much from District

> According to this presentation which will be discussed before Metro’s Special Budget Committee, the previously discussed service cuts leave the District of Columbia with a $2.9M surplus at the end. This means that the previously proposed service cuts to … 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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>Rider’s Advisory Council Chair: “Comments are welcome (but only at meetings)”

> I attended yesterday’s WMATA Board meeting and provided public comment.  It was my first WMATA Board meeting, and I knew it would be likely that I could speak to some of the other people involved with WMATA. I spoke … Continue reading

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