Breakfast links: Orange you glad?
Photo by Daquella manera on Flickr.
Vincent Orange won an at-large seat
in yesterday's election, beating Patrick Mara by 2 percentage points mostly on the back of strong results in wards 5, 7, and 8. Bryan Weaver won in Ward 1. Orange has to run again in the primary less than a year away. (DCist)
Investigation of Gray admin hits snag:
Mayor Gray's early missteps are back under the microscope
in a Council investigation. Problem is, the council can't find Sulaimon Brown or another witness and the Brooks family is pleading the 5th. (City Paper)
MoCo will fight immigration rules:
County Executive Ike Leggett says Montgomery will fight the federal illegal immigration program
which would require all detainees to be fingerprinted and checked in an immigration database, whether or not they are charged with a violent crime. ( Examiner)
How is Metro today?:
A web tool shows real-time Metrorail train positions and judges whether the lines are messed up or not. It has two versions which differ only in their language: How's Metro
versus How F***ed is Metro
. (Michael Perkins)
MoCo picks new schools chief:
Montgomery County officials named Joshua P. Starr as the new superintendent
of the County's school system. Starr comes to Montgomery with experience in getting full budget requests approved despite lean times. (WAMU)
London bikeshare outgrowing itself:
Capital Bikeshare isn't the only bikeshare system experience growing pains and capacity constraints. One writer has had success on only 2 of his last 10 trips
on London's Boris Bike. (Economist)
AASHTO backpedals on bike-ped objections:
In light of significant opposition from advocates and it's own members, AASHTO withdrew its objection to FHWA guidance
that requires transportation agencies to show a considerable burden in order to be allowed not to include bike/ped infrastructure. (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
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