A couple of locally oriented items this morning.
First, David Alpert at Greater Greater Washington picks his 10 favorites reporters in the mainstream media for coverage of traffic, transit and urban issues:
Here are ten reporters who’ve stuck out as doing a particularly good job in these areas on the urban issues we follow here on Greater Greater Washington.
There are some good reporters on GGW’s list; I follow several of them and picked up some tips on several more. My favorites on Alpert’s list (in no particular order) are Katie Pearce at the The Current, Mike DeBonis (always read him for DC politics and government) at Washington City Paper, Michael Neibaur at Washington Examiner (love his Twitter feed) and the reporters at The Washington Business Journal.
Regarding the WBJ: I cannot emphasize enough how much local business and development news we get from this weekly. It’s a must read in this house and we pick up great stuff in the Dupont-Logan-U Street are from it.
Second, those new DC parking rules that go into effect this month do impact one strip in the Borderstan area: the “U Street NW corridor” (Adams Morgan to the north, too). The moratorium on Saturday parking fees is lifted, so you will have to start feeding the meters all around town on Saturdays, too.
This month, as mandated by the FY2010 Budget Support Act, the District will begin enforcing parking meter payment requirements on Saturdays at all metered spaces in the city. Crews will begin updating the more than 100,000 parking regulatory signs and nearly 17,000 meters to reflect the change immediately. Enforcement is effective once the signage is changed. Motorists should carefully check the days and hours of enforcement posted on the parking meters and curbside signs. The conversion of all signage and meter decals is expected to be completed by January 19.
Read entire release on parking meters from DDoT.