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It's been a long uphill battle.... - May 2, 2008, 09:09 AM

....but DC finally made it to number 1!

http://www.forbes.com/2008/04/10/con...hisSpeed=15000


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They wanna extend the metro out to Dulles. I'm for it. Some are not.


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I have to go into DC today to meet a friend for dinner. Metro all the way!
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Murder capital and traffic capital... coincidence, I THINK NOT!!


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I think they should put barrier walls up between the regular lanes and the HOV lanes, then make it HOV 3 with minimal exits and a higher speed limit. This traps HOV violators allowing them to be more easily caught and fined, reducing the incentive to cheat. The most efficient way to achieve long term traffic solutions is inducing high incentives to carpool. Without any additional cost to the public, carpooling reduces traffic. All forms of mass transit come with greater costs. Next, I would do away with "personal property tax" and go to tax collection at registration time with a greater weight given to "distance from home to registered work location". If you live far from your work, you use more roads, and you pay more tax.

A database of home and work locations would allow planners to precisely measure commuting patterns and provide the most efficient public transportation options... and it would allow such options to advertise their availability directly to you.


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I think they should put barrier walls up between the regular lanes and the HOV lanes, then make it HOV 3 with minimal exits and a higher speed limit. This traps HOV violators allowing them to be more easily caught and fined, reducing the incentive to cheat. The most efficient way to achieve long term traffic solutions is inducing high incentives to carpool. Without any additional cost to the public, carpooling reduces traffic. All forms of mass transit come with greater costs. Next, I would do away with "personal property tax" and go to tax collection at registration time with a greater weight given to "distance from home to registered work location". If you live far from your work, you use more roads, and you pay more tax.

A database of home and work locations would allow planners to precisely measure commuting patterns and provide the most efficient public transportation options... and it would allow such options to advertise their availability directly to you.
This second suggestion, of taxing people more for living farther from their work, sounds like a wonderful experiment in social engineering, which is JUST what I want from my government but the feds already tax me for my longer commute in gas taxes.

And for those of us who already HOV3 from our distant homes we AREN'T using more roads. And what about those who telework? They may live far from their work locations, but they don't use roads at all to get to work.


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Guys i work with one of the contractors on Vdot/Sha/ddot HOT lanes project...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_occupancy_toll

Specifically working on the future 395/95 corridor section which is suppose to follow close behind the approved 495 section. There is also a planned 66 section were the lanes are either elevated or sectioned off.

yall should look into the many public meetings vdot sets up for citizens to come and voice opinions or just see what they have coming down the pipe line.

I live in manassas and work in arlington so i understand the headaches. THe projects are coming
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Ya its congested but the most?
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This second suggestion, of taxing people more for living farther from their work, sounds like a wonderful experiment in social engineering, which is JUST what I want from my government but the feds already tax me for my longer commute in gas taxes.
Oh, social engineering is asking you to pay for what you use now? --> (I can do it too) You use more roads, you should pay more in taxes to maintain those roads. Obviously gas taxes don't cover the full bill. Nice dodge though. It makes sense for revenue to come from both souces however, given that just because you are in a super fuel efficient vehicle doesn't mean that you "use" the road less than someone who drives a gas guzzler - as your tax might suggest.

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And for those of us who already HOV3 from our distant homes we AREN'T using more roads. And what about those who telework? They may live far from their work locations, but they don't use roads at all to get to work.
Meh, minor details to be resolved. However, my plan would limit sprawl and "long distance" commuters seeking the low cost housing of the stix, but the high paying jobs of downtown DC. Part of the problem IMO is people are having their cake and eating it, and screwing traffic in the process with their huge commutes (half my office commutes from Maryland... TO CHANTILLY!)



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Part of the problem IMO is people are having their cake and eating it, and screwing traffic in the process with their huge commutes (half my office commutes from Maryland... TO CHANTILLY!)


thats because hpusing is so expensive in towards the city that those high paying jobs dont even cut it. When i lived in baltimore i commuted 15-30 min tops and thats on a really bad day when everyone was on 695. I made good money and could afford a decent house and supporting myself.

Moved down here and instantly i got shell shocked. I was making a good 25% more yet i could not cover my bills. Almost 8 months now and im finally catching up and buying a house down here. I could of found a tiny condo in arlington for what i am paying for my townhouse in manassas but i prefer to get the most for my money.

Until i find a job that lets me telecommute a few days a week at least ill have to suck it up and deal with the commute. Also tech jobs out here past rt. 28 sux lol. If there is a cad designer position out here doing transportation let me know! Ill take a $10k pay cut to work 5 min from my house since i figure i spend that much a year just on GAS!
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