Breakfast links: Bike to work today
Shift your mode today: Today is Bike to Work Day. For many commuters, biking is the fastest and cheapest way to get to work. Plus, today you can win prizes at one of the 49 regional pit stops.
Refill SmarTrip online next month: MWATA's CFO announced that riders can refill SmarTrip cards online starting next month. (Post's Dana Hedgpeth)
Loudoun might drop the Silver Line: MWAA's preference for an underground Dulles station has Loudoun County considering dropping out of the Silver Line project. (Post)
MPD's demographics shift: DC's police force is majority black, but the percentage is declining as more officers retire. The demographic shift might negatively impact community relations. (City Paper)
Post-9/11 security eases slightly: DC's security barriers are a one-way ratchet, quickly getting stronger, but rarely easing up. A few agencies have replaced slapdash barriers with more subtle, inviting features. (Housing Complex)
Rail operators run red signals: The operators of an empty Metro train and a prime mover ran red signals at two rail yards over the past week. WMATA is disciplining the operators and reiterating safety policies to other rail operators. (WTOP)
Just steps from Walmart!: A real estate ad touts the proximity of a planned Walmart to sell retail space in DC's Brightwood neighborhood. (Housing Complex)
DC Water at odds with Earthjustice: DC Water's general manager George Hawkins thinks low-impact development can effectively mitigate some storm water runoff. Earthjustice disagrees and wants the interceptor tunnels finished right away. (Post)
And...: Montgomery County passed a $4.7-billion budget yesterday. (Post) ... DC's taxi rates might rise. (TBD) ... Another light-hearted photo essay on gentrification in the Bloomingdale neighborhood. (TBD)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- O'Malley announces first projects using new gas tax money