DDOT embarked on a new traffic study of 16th street and whether a dedicated bus lane is needed. The agency is also looking at way to let buses jump the queue at lights and off-board fare payment systems. (WAMU)
A report by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and FHWA on decreasing traffic deaths provides few new ideas, instead recommending moving pedestrian out of the way. (Streetsblog)
At home at DDOE
Former DC councilmember and mayoral candidate Tommy Wells is enjoying a less harried pace at the Department of the Environment. He hopes to better connect DC its natural surroundings. (Post)
Now get back to work!
DC has the second-longest workweek of any US city (just behind San Francisco), and third-longest including commutes. Even the most relaxed US cities are way ahead of other developed countries, where 30-35 hours is average. (Post)
The Maryland Senate unanimously voted to revise the stormwater impact fee, which is charged on impervious surfaces in 9 counties and Baltimore, to fund Chesapeake Bay cleanup. (Wash. Times)