Morning links: Things on the rise
Dulles station debate heats up: The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors joined the Fairfax County Board and officially opposed the underground station. Rep. Frank Wolf was drowned out by protesters supporting the MWAA's Phase 2 labor agreement, which Wolf opposes. (Leesburg Today)
Carol Schwartz is fed up: Former at-large Council member Carol Schwartz is planning to withhold her federal taxes next year unless Congress is taking serious action to ensure DC real Congressional representation. (Post)
Georgetown waterfront flooded: The Georgetown waterfront was flooded yesterday and, because the flood walls failed to activate, suffered what is likely millions of dollars in damage. (DCist, WAMU)
MoCo council members fighting Costco: Montgomery County council members are opposing County Executive Ike Leggett's $4 million incentive package to lure Costco to Wheaton, saying the deal is inappropriate during social service cuts. (Examiner)
DDOT to plan more streetcars: Using the $100 million set aside by Mayor Gray, DDOT will begin planning an extension of the Benning Road/H Street NE line, as well as new streetcars on M Street SE-SW and a renewed transitway on K Street NW. (Examiner)
Cap Crescent and Purple Line are friends: While some groups oppose the Purple Line in the name of the Capital Crescent trail, the light rail line would actually improve the trail and allow it to extend all the way to downtown Silver Spring. (WABA)
Nats, DC fight over late service:
WMATA DC and the Washington Nationals are struggling to agree who should pay for extended service if a weekday evening baseball game runs late and lets out close to the typical midnight closing time. (WAMU)
Amtrak puts railfans to work: Amtrak wants to harness the unending knowledge and fascination of railfans by creating a neighborhood watch-style program, encouraging train-watchers to report suspicious activity or potential hazards. (WTOP)
And...: The colorful William Donald Schaeffer, who as mayor of Baltimore transformed the Inner Harbor with various attractions died yesterday. (Post) ... The wayfinding information on CaBi stations benefits a lot more than just CaBi users. (RPUS) ... Join Kidical Mass, an event this Saturday to promote safe, family-friendly cycling.Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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