TomWheatley

And in the meantime, let's close 100 car and vanpool parking spots and build a new lot with 154 spaces next to them.

https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/politics_and_government/levels_of_government/state/park-and-ride-lot-to-be-built-along-u-s-15-southwest-of-frederick/article_71…

Just under $25K per parking spot. AND they are closing the other 100 lots. I asked what the rationale was last time this project was mentioned. I understand the ADA ramps, but how much would it be to add that to the older lot?

Oh, I know why. MDOT wants to build mega-lanes and monor…

Speaking of off-topic ...

Tucked at the end of the article as an 'Oh, by the way"

"Democrats are using special rules that will let them avoid GOP filibusters that would require them to garner an impossible 60 votes to approve the legislation."

What they are doing is called budget reconciliation which i…

I remember the opening of the Red Line at Shady Grove in 1984 and thinking to myself what a stupid place to end it. A few miles short of Gaithersburg and what was rapidly becoming it's own city, Germantown. I-270 and 355 were instantly congested along with Shady Grove Road. That allowed f…

Fully agree. I expressed earlier that there will be a giant sea change in commuting. Why deal with $20 bridges into NYC when you can simply 'zoom' into work from your breakfast table?

We ran a 15 passenger vanpool from Frederick to NIST when I moved here (1987) to 2006 when I retired and I believe it is still running to this day. Our main problems were convincing people to get out of their cars and finding parking lots that would allow us to leave the cars during the d…

You do realize that the monorail has been studied for at least 2 or more decades. Surprised they didn't dust off the old reports, updated some numbers, and then kicked back for a few brewskis.

Who was not on first in this case.

Way too much doo-dah on the streets of San Francisco to have a parade without stepping into some.

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