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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Parking innovation at Metro

By David Alpert

Parking operations have always been a relatively staid and unexciting part of Metro's operations, but suddenly it's rife with innovation and some of the best communication with riders anywhere in the organization.

IMetro is piloting a secure bike room in the College Park garage, and asked riders for input on how and whether to charge for access. Another pilot will try electronic sensors at Fort Totten's kiss-and-ride to give real-time occupancy data.

The planning department is sharing this on a blog, which is Metro's only one. It's unlikely these posts take much staff time to write, but provide valuable rider feedback and the kind of communication the public is constantly asking for.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | January 24, 2011; 11:24 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., Local blog network, Metro, traffic, transportation  
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