Maryland’s Senate president suggests a new 3% sales tax for gasoline for new roads, regional property taxes for the Purple and Red lines, and possibly leasing the ICC to a private operator. (Post) Twitter
Punish parents of truants?
David Catania proposed a bill to consider parents criminally liable if their child is excessively truant. The law aims to cut down on the 3,000 students who miss more than a month of school annually. (Post) Twitter
The Washington area is winning the “Transit Space Race,” with 45 projects under construction or in planning. The list includes projects far from completion, such as the NoVa extension to the unbuilt Purple Line. (Streetsblog) Twitter
MoCo BRT study funds halved
Montgomery councilmembers approved only half of the $1 million Ike Legett requested to study BRT in the county. Members worried about dedicating too much funding before BRT is actually approved. (Gazette) Twitter