Archive for April, 2011

Accessing Secure Bike Parking at College Park

April 29th, 2011 Comments off

Accessing secure bike parking with third-party equipment at Tri-Met. Photo courtesy of KTesh (click for original context)

Back in January, we asked for your opinions on how bicyclists could pay and get access to a pilot secure bicycle parking facility at College Park station.  Thanks to you all for your great feedback.  Planning for the project is actively underway, and we wanted to give a quick update.

Survey Says… The results from the (admittedly non-scientific) survey showed:

  • A willingness to pay some small amount for the improved service
  • Strong support for using your existing SmarTrip card
  • A moderate preference for pay-per-use fees, rather than annual fees Read more…
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Come Work With Us!

April 13th, 2011 Comments off

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) seeks energetic individuals to join its Department of Planning and Joint Development to advance the Authority’s vision of improved and expanded public transit services.

The Senior Planner position manages and conducts transit systems planning analyses, transit facility and corridor improvement projects, and other transportation planning studies.   In addition, the Senior Planner participates in regional planning activities that include coordination with federal, state, regional, and local agency representatives and other stakeholders. This is a highly responsible professional position involving technical planning, project management and advocacy work of a complex nature.

Candidates for the Senior Planner (ref.# 110295) should have experience with and knowledge of regional and corridor planning, transit project development, systems planning studies, quantitative analysis, and project management.  For more details or to submit an application online, visit

Closing date is April 29, 2011.

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