Morning links: Things on the rise
Photo by 10ch on Flickr.
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)
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)
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.
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