Metro has pulled back from its plan to stop night bus service on 2 lines in the Fort Stanton and Douglass neighborhoods after kids threw rocks at the buses. Mayor Gray had strongly criticized the move. (Post) Twitter
Need to fund transit to grow
70% of regional business and land use leaders at a recent ULI conference said the region’s economic growth won’t continue without more investment in transit. They also rated sustainable Metro funding the #2 obstacle to growth, behind having a regional plan. (PlanItMetro) Twitter
6.6-10 billion in benefits in Minneapolis, a consultant team found. The Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional alliance, commissioned the study. (Minneapolis Chamber, jnb) (Tip: jnb)Twitter
What’s going to happen to transportation?
With the newish transportation bill and a new Obama term, what’s in store? Congress needs to solve funding, and without it transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects might still be at risk. (Streetsblog) Twitter
Arlington’s treasurer wants the authority to shut down restaurants flouting the county’s meal tax. He says the power to seize property is insufficient, as many restaurants own little property. (ARLnow) Twitter