Breakfast links: The road to disappointment
Loudoun wary of Outer Beltway: The Loudoun County Board yesterday opposed proposals to make the create a "corridor of statewide significance" from Loudoun to Prince William, saying it is the first step to imposing the creation of the Outer Beltway on unwanting citizens. (Leesburg Today)
South Capitol plans disappoint: DDOT chose alternatives for the South Capitol Street Project, which will add a new multi-use bridge over the Anacostia and remake the road into more of an urban boulevard but still leaves cyclists riding in the gutter. (TheWashCycle)
Md secures last ICC section: In a deal with the developer of Prince George's massive Konterra project, Maryland acquired the land for the final ICC segment from I-95 to Route 1. ... Rushern Baker relishes the thought of more traffic. (WTOP, WAMU)
Pay-by-phone parking goes citywide: After piloting a pay-by-phone system in several neighborhoods, DDOT has decided to implement the system that lets drivers pay for on-street parking with their mobile phones across the city's 17,000 spaces.
VA stuck with MWAA decisions: There's not a lot Virginia can do about the decisions the MWAA has made about the Silver Line, since it transferred control of the project in 2006 to the independent authority. (Examiner) ... Leaders and journalist continue to think that Virginians are the only ones paying to use the Dulles Toll Road. (Post)
Good news for CaBi: While many existing members have used Living Social coupons to renew their CaBi memberships, so far, around 4,000 new members have used the deal to sign up. March was the busiest month yet with more than 63,000 trips. (Gavin)
Tysons could get colleges: Fairfax planners are working with Northern Virginia Community College and George Mason University to accommodate extension campuses in the Tysons Corner plan. The schools are attracted by future Metro access. (TBD)
Americans' preferences are inconsistent: In a survey commissioned by realtors, Americans said they want walkable places and shorter commutes but also want big houses "away from it all." (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
Google Maps wants your input: Google recently released Google Map Maker in the US, allowing users to add and modify map information more quickly and easily. CaBi stations anyone? Unfortunately, data submitted is not open for others to use in other applications, as OpenStreetMap is. (Wired)
And...: The Vice President's security detail shut down platforms at Union Station, but MARC trains still left on time, stranding commuters. (Inside Charm City) ... The Governator enjoyed a ride on the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes yesterday. (District Citizen Cycling) ... California has decided to replace its generous car subsidies for legislators with a flat $300/month car allowance. (SF Gate, ah)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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