Links Around Town

USA Today reports that taking mass transit paves the way to a healthier lifestyle. Included in the article is Arlington’s own “car-free diet” which “urges residents to live “car-free” or “car-lite” – giving up their vehicles to ride Arlington Transit or the Washington, D.C., bus and subway system, bike or walk. Residents can use an online calculator to determine how many calories they’ll burn and how much money they’ll save by not having to gas up the car.”

Area density and commute time is considered by Ryan Avent at The Bellows.

WTOP shares speculation that politics played a role in the downfall of the Dulles Rail. Could the Bush Administration’s bias against public transportation be a factor in the bottleneck to federal funding?

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