The Morning Commute: March 10, 2015
Slow news day so a half-sized portion of The Morning Commute.
1) The price of a taxi medallion keeps dropping. It was nearly half a million dollars for one. Now bids can start at $50,000.
2) SEPTA Key, the new transit payment system launching this year, will reduce waste and prevent litter too. It turns out all those tokens produced a lot of waste.
3) If you're going to redo your street taking into account Complete Street principles, don't forget handicap accessibility.
4) New York City's broken windows theory of policing helped reduce crime there, but at a high cost to police-civilian relations, particularly for people of color. The solution? Practicing broken windows within the police force itself.
5) Oregon leading the way in voter registration reform. Vote by mail and automatically get registered to vote when through the department of motor vehicles.