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Fairfax and Loudoun threaten Silver Line:
Fairfax and Loudoun counties are threatening to pull funding
for the Silver Line if the MWAA doesn't pay for an underground Dulles station itself. VDOT says raising Dulles tolls is not an option. (TBD)
Gray, Norton mixing messages?:
The Mayor had framed DC's objections to the budget deal as a fight home rule, but after appearing on national press in front of Planned Parenthood, he may risk making abortion
the central issue. (Examiner) ... Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced amendments to the funding bill
to remove DC riders, pleading for autonomy, but later appeared with Gray at Planned Parenthood. (TBD)
Driver strikes cyclist, gets tickets:
A driver who struck and all but killed a cyclist in Baltimore has received two traffic citations
. The cyclist was left in a coma and is not expected to regain cognitive function. (Baltimore Sun)
Budget includes money for NoVa, MoCo roads:
Congress' budget deal includes $300 million to expand roads
around Fort Belvoir and the Naval Medical Center, but nothing for transportation alternatives to the two, or any funding for Mark Center access improvements. (Post)
Chicago Walmart portends problems:
The experience with construction of a Walmart
on the west side of Chicago shows Walmart is not used to the urban construction world and questions whether professed local benefits aren't quite what they make them out to be. (Crain's New York Business)
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