Category Archives: dc

>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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>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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>What’s left for WMATA and Google Transit?

> The Washington Post reported back in March that Metro had finally decided to release its transit schedule and routing information using the open Google Transit Feed Specification format. But a little while ago, I tweeted that WMATA and MBTA … Continue reading

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>Performance Parking is the most important transportation upgrade

> Of all the transportation priorities DDOT has on its plate a full redesign of the District’s on-street parking environment using Performance Parking principles should be at the top. Performance parking is the only transportation upgrade that is self-financing in … Continue reading

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>Multispace Meters make performance parking easier

> According to a recent press release, DDOT has installed new multispace parking meters all over downtown, including Connecticut Avenue, Wisconsin Avenue, and the Chinatown area. These meters replace older single-head meters which have been unreliable. The new meters have … Continue reading

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>Public art: would it make you ride Metro more?

> These presentations show new public art that the Metro Customer Service Committee and Board are expected to consider on Thursday.  The public art will be installed at five Metrorail stations in Tyson’s Corner and Reston, and at the entrance to … Continue reading

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>Metro "punts": Schedule data to be released by March 23

> Metro listened to the riders. Yesterday at the DC Council oversight hearing for WMATA, General Manager John Catoe announced that Metro will release schedule and routing information in the open Google Transit Feed Specification format. They will post the … Continue reading

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