Plans are in the works to add ferry service between Alexandria and Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, but Alexandria officials don’t want the city to become a parking lot just because the “federal government did not adequately plan for its own parking needs.” (WTOP)
More papal problems
MTA will cancel or cut routes short on several commuter buses when the pope visits. Some buses will detour to Metro stations outside of the DC to avoid expected traffic jams in the city. (Post)
CSX plans to add both shared and separated bike and pedestrian paths along Virginia Ave as part of the Virginia Ave Tunnel project. (JDLand)
Seattle had plans to build an extensive rail system like Metro and BART, but voters turned it down in the 1960s. Instead, the federal money went to Atlanta and became MARTA. (KING-TV)
Run or ride?
You can “rail bike” on unused railroad tracks in upstate New York by riding the rails in a special pedal vehicle. But there are plans to make the tracks a trail instead. Which is a better use of the retired tracks? (NYT)
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