Monday, August 30, 2010

Green D.C. Headlines: August 30, 2010

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SLUGGING & BEYOND: First Regional Slugging & Dynamic Ridesharing Meeting (Ever) (CommuterPageBlog)
Summary: Monday, July 26, 2010 was a historic moment for the dynamic ridesharing movement in Washington, D.C. when Arlington County's Transportation Services hosted the first ever regional slugging and dynamic ridesharing coordination meeting at their Rosslyn offices.

Tesla Motors Considering K Street Location (DCist)
Summary: Who says the electric car is dead? The Washington Post is reporting that California-based Tesla Motors is close to leasing space on K Street for a dealership and service station. Tesla, founded in 2003, is a maker of luxury electric cars. The company raised more than $200 million with their IPO earlier this year. Tesla told the Post the location they are considering is at 1050 K Street, NW.

New Circulator Bus Route through Georgetown (The Georgetown Dish)
Summary: D.C.'s popular Circulator bus service introduced a route from Dupont Circle to Georgetown to Rosslyn. It operates Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to midnight, and Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Shelling Out For A Chesapeake Bay Oyster Comeback (NPR)
Summary: President Obama has pledged to make good on decades-old promises to restore the Chesapeake, the nation's largest estuary, and scientists and environmental activists say he needs oysters to help him do that.

Cardin bill undermines Clean Water Act (Baltimore Sun)
Summary: As written, the bill weakens the Clean Water Act, the one tool that we know can help us clean up our impaired waterways.

Warming could endanger Va.'s mountain wildlife (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Summary: Scientists fear that many high-living animals and plants will become stranded atop mountains that are too warm.

Dulles Metro station may be moved above ground (WTOP)
Summary: The original plans had the station under the parking lot in front of the terminal, but now the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says they will consider an above-ground station that's farther from the terminal.

New ART Buses on a Route Near You! (CommuterPageBlog)
Summary: The ART bus fleet continues to improve with the recent delivery of four new buses to Arlington County.

DC's Streetcar Project Halted For Now (WUSA 9 News)
Summary: Contractors have been ordered to put the first phase of a $25 million pilot streetcar project in Anacostia into mothballs before work is complete, according to four sources close to the project.

Signs Stolen at Falls Church Bike Trail (My Fox DC)
Summary: The city leaders installed the signs on the evening of August 5. To their surprise, the very next day, six of the seven had been stolen.

It's Not Pepco's Fault the Weather is Changing (Chesapeake Climate Action Network)
Summary: Here’s the truth about the increasingly painful and widespread power outages in our region: It’s not Pepco’s fault.

TIGER II Redux (CommuterPageBlog)
Summary: The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) submitted a request for $12M USD to the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER II discretionary grant program for an expansion of the upcoming Capital Bikeshare service.

Graduating Green (The Georgetowner)
Summary: Many campuses in the D.C area are paving the way for future environmentalists by making their campuses green.

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