- (Photo: Ben Schumin)
Friday unofficially signaled the start of fall with its brisk breezes, D.C. We've had a quieter week here but full of fascinating transit news nonetheless. Let's walk it back through the biggest stories of the past week:
• How much money will you save by not owning a car? Here's the many thousands that one non-profit says you'll keep in your pockets.
• How many millions will Obama's American Jobs Act bring to D.C. transportation?
• From Dostoevsky to Gogol to Bely — what Russian literature tells us about D.C. transportation.
• Isn't this median exciting? Flower power is on the way.
• Homeland Security is funding a new awareness campaign in the Metro. Remember, people: see something, say something!
• WMATA unleashes another bus route to the smallest of D.C.'s four corridors.
• LED street lamps might not be good for our health.
• D.C. parking has always been bad.
• Yet it's Metro that inspires the F-word in us all.
• Still, not all WMATA "scandals" are as damning as some people would like.
• Shouldn't the Bethesda station get a new entrance before its existing escalators are replaced?
• D.C. bicyclists got some political heroes.
• Let's take a good look at Ray LaHood's desk.
• Maybe the MARC should run on the weekends like people want.
• And the winner of Zipcar's Low Car Diet challenge is...
• The car took its first American life 112 years ago.
Have a great weekend, everyone!