Commuters and tourists interested in crossing the Potomac by boat may get the option as Virginia is considering a passenger ferry as part of its $4 billion transportation package. (WTOP)
Bikeshare and baseball
Can you depend on CaBi to travel to a Nationals game? You should be OK most of the time if you arrive at least 10 minutes prior and leave 6 minutes after if using the 1st and N SE station. (Rausnitz)
Costco gas station under fire again
A miscalculation by Costco’s environmental expert may bring its proposed gas station to a halt. The Kensington Heights Civic Association has filed a motion stating the fumes will exceed EPA standards. (WeAreMoCo)
Can Reeves boost Anacostia?
City Administrator Allen Lew hopes moving the Reeves Center from U Street to Anacostia will provide an economic boost for the neighborhood, although it’s not certain how the center impacted U Street. (City Paper)
Turn off black boxes in cars?
Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) thinks drivers should be allowed to turn off electronic data recorders to protect privacy. These “black boxes” are built into 96% of cars and save crash data. (WashCycle)
Protected bike lanes attract 61 percent more bike traffic than other streets, according to a study. Painted bike lanes, areas with mixed land use, and employment centers also attract cyclists. (Streetsblog)
How much for the White House?
Zillow estimates 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, is worth $320 million. Zillow made clear, however, that the 221 year old house is not for sale. (WTOP)
Electric buses powered through pavement
South Korea is experimenting with buses that recharge via cables buried in the road surface that turn on as they sense the bus approaching. (Tom’s Guide, Circle Thomas) (Tip: Circle Thomas)
The Springfield Mall won’t reopen until late 2014. (WBJ) … Congressional Cemetery is using goats to get rid of unwanted vegetation. (Post) … Taxi drivers are petitioning for even more time to install credit card payment systems. (WAMU)
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