Breakfast links: Lower rent, higher traffic
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New Tysons housing more affordable?:
Fairfax County leaders are eager to attract more residents to Tysons Corner
but are debating how to get more affordable housing in new residential developments coming over the next few years. (Post)
Don't count on Outer Beltway:
The people pushing for a new (sprawl-inducing) Potomac River crossing are likely to be disappointed
. Virginia state officials want it, but Maryland says they're focused on transit instead. (WAMU)
More roads, more traffic:
University of Toronto researchers have confirmed what we all suspected: building more roads creates more traffic
. Interestingly, public transit availability had no effect on driving levels. (WSJ)
4000 series causing problems:
Metro's 4000 series rail cars are causing on-time performance problems
and are more unreliable than older cars in service. Tom Downs said they should be fixed or replaced, neither of which will happen soon. (WUSA)
What's up with Alexandria's waterfront?:
The long-awaited and often controversial Alexandria Waterfront plan is nearing completion
, though the Boat Club is still fighting public space plans that would require them to change their parking lot. (DC Mud)
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