The state of Maryland says it is committing $200,000 a year to give free rides home to Fort Meade workers who must leave early or stay late.
The Obama administration wants to raise the amount airlines have to compensate passengers bumped from full flights to as much as $1,300. They pay up to $800 now.
Motorcycle fatalities database With tens of thousands of motorcyclists expected in the District this weekend for the annual Rolling Thunder tribute to veterans, Allstate insurance company issued a study that showed that there were 218 crashes in the city involving motorcycles in 2008, the most recent year for which statistics are available. Eight of them resulted in a fatality, and more than 90 percent happened at intersections. The most dangerous intersections, each with three crashes, were Bladensburg Road at New York Avenue, and the eastbound exit of the Southeast Freeway at Barney Circle. According to a recent report, motorcycle deaths have dropped recently after rising for almost a dozen years to record levels. -- Ashley Halsey III...
During a recent discussion of all the fare increase proposals now before the Metro board, the transit staff laid out the seven fare policy concepts that are supposed to guide the decision-making. The debate has gotten so complicated -- shall we add a surcharge on peak of the peak travel, shall we cut the bus transfer time, shall we raise bus fares at a higher rate than rail fares -- that I thought it would be helpful just to present the ideas that are supposed to be evident in the results.
May 26, 2010; 3:53 PM ET |
Categories: Metro , Transportation Politics | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, MetroAccess service cuts fare increases, Metrobus, Metrorail
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The D.C. Council Wednesday approved stripping funds designated to bring streetcar service back to the city in an effort to close a $550 million budget gap.
Prince George's County police have created a new unit to focus on traffic safety. Police said Tuesday the unit will work to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries. Officers will provide traffic enforcement and truck inspections in areas where there are high numbers of crashes.