Cartoon Tuesday: Triple Parking

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Head over to Toronto bike advocacy blog Take the Tooker for the denouement to this transportation fable. Hat tip: Greater Greater Washington.

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Today’s Headlines

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The Case for Taxing Vehicle Mileage (WSJ) More on the Lowenthal Parking Bill (Greater Greater Washington, Curbed) Safety a Concern for Eastside Gold Line Extension (Eastside Sun) Parking Hike Effecting Gold Line Commuters at Park and Ride (LA Now) A Day in the Life of L.A.’s Parking Ambassasdor (Times) Port Cargo Levels Sinking Fast (Times) […]

Nadler Amendment: The Ayes Have It

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The House just passed an amendment to add $3 billion for transit investment to the stimulus bill. There’s a lot more work coming up very soon — in the Senate and in conference committee — but this was a hard-fought win and everyone who helped push it through should take a minute to pat yourself […]
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Combat Joblessness, Stripe a Bike Lane

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A bummer of a jobs report came out Friday, showing that although unemployment dropped to its lowest point in 19 months, it’s still way higher than economists had hoped. But here’s some good news: according to the League of American Bicyclists, bike infrastructure creates more jobs for the money than roads. How can that be, […]
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Metro Goes Off the Rails, and DC Streets Grind to a Halt

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No one was hurt when a Metro train derailed in downtown DC yesterday, but the incident wreaked havoc on the morning commute — for transit users and motorists. David Alpert of Greater Greater Washington said the derailment and ensuing Metro service interruption “surely contributed” to gridlock throughout the downtown area, as people who would normally […]