1. Cap’n Transit weighs in on the ARC debate, and shows that Chris Christie is more interested in shifting resources to his suburban constituents than to cutting spending. Here’s the best part:
Editorial board member: What’s the difference between a gas tax hike and a fare hike, besides who it lands on?
Christie: That’s the difference.
2. The Los Angeles Times profiles Donald Shoup. I liked this part:
Shoup depends on his bicycle for much of his mobility. He freely confesses, however, that when behind the wheel of his silver 1994 Infiniti J30, he often circles the block looking for a free parking space. “I don’t like paying for parking,” he says with a shrug.
3. Matt Yglesias notes DC’s second-only-to-NYC office rents, and blames them on the city’s absurd height restriction. I’m happy that Yglesias is interested in urbanism,
but it doesn’t really appear like he reads/interacts with the wider planning blogosphere (I stand corrected).