Circulator Story in The Sun

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James Hunt

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Aug 26, 2010, 10:09:17 AM8/26/10
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On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 4:48 PM, michele rosenberg <michel.r...@gmail.com> wrote:
Most of my paying sources have gone belly up.  where are you selling things these days?


On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 10:57 AM, James Hunt <jamieh...@gmail.com> wrote:

Deadlines. I write constantly; occasionally for pay  ;-)


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Right now, in western New Hampshire, though I'm hoping to close on some extended work in Baltimore soon. Giving away a lot of freebies to software developers and an internet-based medical practice, hoping they'll remember me when the economy turns around. Of course, I could write articles about Baltimore like the one in today's Wall Street Journal in my sleep ...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703632304575451553349010376.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_5#articleTabs%3Darticle


CIRCULATOR: Geez, seems like everyone on the listserve was interviewed  for The Sun's article on the circulator but me. Seriously, well done Youssef, Nate, and Jed.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-circulator-bus-20100826,0,5499412.story

Youssef Mahmoud

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Aug 26, 2010, 10:12:01 AM8/26/10
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Haha, yes.  Although I think Dresser sensationalized a little with my quote

James Hunt

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Aug 26, 2010, 10:39:37 AM8/26/10
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On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Youssef Mahmoud <humana...@gmail.com> wrote:
Haha, yes.  Although I think Dresser sensationalized a little with my quote

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Ah, well. Sounded good, and has the added advantage of being true. That's not a criticism of the circulator. I discovered years ago that just about any cyclist in moderately decent shape could beat most morning commuters down Maryland/Cathedral from North to Pratt.

Er, of course, running lights across some lightly traveled cross streets was involved.

(Pretty sure the statute of limitations is up on that.)

Gotta agree with Nate, though, that expanding the service without improving it is a mistake.

And the thing is not free. It's good that it's well used, but the bottom line is that the cost of doing business in the city increased when the parking tax was raised. That shows up on a lot of bottom lines. It's hard to know the full impact until major office leases are renegotiated. Death by a thousand cuts: fees, taxes, and surcharges.

Okay, off the stump. Have a fine day, all.
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