VDOT will start a pilot program this month to allow commuter buses to travel on the shoulder of I-66 inside the beltway during heavy traffic. The pilot will kick-off only with Omniride, but VDOT hopes to add more bus services soon. (Post) Twitter
Uber for kids?
Some DC parents are turning to Uber to shuttle their teenagers around town, even though minors are not technically allowed to ride alone. Other ride-hailing services specifically meant for kids are cropping up around the country. (Post) Twitter
A DC judge ordered a man to stop smoking in his own home after a family in an adjacent property complained that the smoke frequently seeped into their home and endangered their health. (Post) Twitter
“Rain tax” lives, for now
Maryland Senate and House committees have voted down Governor Hogan’s attempt to repeal stormwater fees. But another version of the bill, sponsored by the Senate president, will likely pass. (WAMU) Twitter
There are big plans afoot for Dupont Underground. The organization leasing the old streetcar tunnel under Dupont Circle wants to renovate the tunnels and use them for arts events, and eventually open a micro hotel. (UrbanTurf) Twitter