The Georgetown ANC reviewed design plans for a second 7-Eleven store in the neighborhood, at Wisconsin and P. Some neighbors aren’t excited about the store, preferring a baby store or bagel shop. (Patch)
Metro getting cameras
Metro plans to increase the number of cameras watching stations, parking garages and for the first time ever, Metrorail cars. Federal money will pay part of the $6.5 million cost. (Examiner)
DC gets more digital
DDOT launched a new website that tries to teach drivers about tips and regulations to drive in an urban area. The goal is to eliminate traffic fatalities. … MPD’s crime map site also returns with crime data back to 2011.
Parking meters will likely charge into the evening on 14th Street in Logan Circle, as they do downtown today. Residents asked about smaller RPP zones, but DDOT’s Damon Harvey was noncommittal. (Borderstan)
Standing up to “Amtrak bullies”?
A Railway Age says a recent spate of national columns, which endlessly criticize Amtrak for not making a profit, ignore that no transportation system makes a profit and Amtrak ridership has grown significantly.
Transit relieves parallel traffic
Transit does relieve congestion, but primarily on roads that parallel heavy transit corridors, a Berkeley researcher concluded by analyzing the 2003 Los Angeles transit strike. (Atlantic Cities)