D.C. City Government Considers “Cash for Close-in Urban Living”
The nation's capital is proposing to use money from the Obama administration's economic stimulus law for a pilot program that would give grants of up to $3,000 for suburban commuters to move closer to transit or their place of work.
The program would be an "experiment" along the lines of "cash for clunkers," the city's Department of the Environment director told the Washington Examiner:
"The biggest driver of how much energy somebody uses is where they live," said George Hawkins, DDOE director. "We're trying to get people to live closer to where they work. It's not a lot of money, but it's something we want to pilot to see how it goes."