WMATA Board members are close to a deal to raise fares about 15% with a 20¢ peak of the peak. They are also likely to start buying new railcars and enter into a new advertising contract worth about a third of the last one, which was negotiated at the height of the advertising market. (Post)
When gas tax hike supporters and media articles talk about “crumbling infrastructure” and “economic progress,” proposals are more likely to pass than when coverage focuses on closing long-term budget gaps, a University of Vermont report found. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
The Maryland MTA has had over 800 meetings at UMD and in College Park about the Purple Line (Housing Complex) … Baltimore’s version of SmarTrip, the Charm Card, is still not ready after seven years (WBAL) … Prince George’s police have created a new unit to focus on traffic safety and enforcement. (Crime Scene, Stephen Miller)
In the west
San Jose, California’s airport might get PRT (MercuryNews, David C) … What would LA look like with no cars? (Michael P.) … Can we improve on the simple stop sign? Maybe. (Slate)
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