Category Archives: government

>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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>Metrorail budget has been flat over the past 10 years

> Ever waited 20 minutes for an on-time Metrorail train?  If you regularly ride after 9pm, you have.  But it doesn’t have to be that way.  If the Metrorail subsidy had increased with the rate of inflation over the past … 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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>That’s a big deficit.

> Mankiw has a post up depicting what happened to our deficit this year.  Short story is we’re paying out about 27% of GDP and only collecting about 16% of GDP in taxes.  While that’s not as high as it … Continue reading

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>Fairfax Connector proposes bus line changes

> Fairfax County has proposed cutting bus service for FY 2010 to close a $650M budget gap. Among the cuts are the complete elimination of fifteen routes, decreasing bus frequency on nine routes, cutting off weekend service on one route, … Continue reading

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