Saturday, April 27, 2013

Anne Arundel, Howard joining forces to create regional transit system "If you live in Anne Arundel County but don’t have a car, you can spend half your day on the bus getting to work in another county."

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Estonian capital the world’s first to give its residents a free ride

The Washington Post: "Deputy Mayor Taavi Aas says the experiment, which will cost the city some 12 million euros ($16 million) annually in lost ticket sales, has surpassed expectations. Passenger numbers are up 10 percent, while the number of cars on city streets has fallen by as much as 15 percent, according to Tallinn’s transport authority."
We used the Post headline, but it should really read: "One city decides to put money into public transit instead of continuing the free ride for automobiles." 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Transit, real estate mash-up helps you live near transit

Greater Greater Washington: "Say you're moving to the area, have a job, and want to find places with good transit to work. How do you figure it out? A lot of people just look at the Metro map and don't consider other modes, but a new service called AutNo is trying to help people locate near transit."

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Ocean City fare-free trolley proposed as good for business

Ocean City Maryland News | OC MD Newspapers | Maryland Coast Dispatch - West OC Area Trolley Proposed; Sponsor Commitments Needed: "“We are hoping to be able to allow them to step on for free at any point and these buses would circulate and the people could come and go,” Challenger said. “We do believe that when you have the ability to move people around from place-to-place they do spend more money.”"

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

TheWashCycle: Driver in video attack pleads guilty but could have charges dismissed

TheWashCycle: Driver in video attack pleads guilty but could have charges dismissed: "John W. Diehl, the driver in a much-seen video of a driver intentionally trying to hit a cyclist, formally pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to charges of leaving the scene of an accident and destruction of property. But he will perform community service and attend anger management classes in exchange for having charges in the case dismissed.

Diehl is required to complete 25 hours of community service, undergo anger management counseling, complete a driver safety course and complete drug and alcohol treatment over the next year, according to Machen's office.

If Diehl complies with those conditions, prosecutors have agreed to dismiss the case. But if he fails to live up to his end of the deal, the court will proceed with sentencing. His next hearing is set for April 2, 2014, Machen's office says.

Why drug and alcohol treatment? Was he driving under the influence at the time?