Govenor Hogan unexpectedly cut tolls starting in July. Supporters claim toll revenue that currently goes to paying off bonds for maintenance and new construction will now come from cost cutting at MTA, but that might not be true. (Post, Baltimore Sun, LEW) (Tip: LEW)
There’s a huge gap between the most and least used CaBi stations. But the reason probably has more to do with hills than race or income. (City Paper)
Change the law
If you could change one law to improve bicyclist or pedestrian safety in DC, what would it be? A new task force is looking for your input. (WABA)
No stopping a traffic signal
The Maryland State Highway Administration is finally installing a traffic signal at the problem intersection of Wisconsin and Stanford in Bethesda even after SHA initially said they would not. (Bethesda Magazine)
Behind the Uber curtain
How much does an Uber driver really make? Philly City Paper does a huge expose on what it’s like to be an Uber driver.
Who killed the streetcar?
Streetcars died in this country in the mid-20th century not because GM bought them out, but because too many cars clogged the streetcar lines. Artificially low fares also helped the streetcar’s decline. (Vox, LEW) (Tip: LEW)
Rain brings art
A Seattle artist put a coating on sidewalks that repels water, so that when the sidewalk gets wet, patterns or messages appear. (SlipTalk)