Morning links: Dealing with delays
Photo by thecourtyard on Flickr.
Streetcars delayed a year, but streetscape done:
The H Street streetcars, which were supposed to start running next year, won't run until late 2013
. DDOT's original construction timeline might have been unrealistic. (WTOP)
The delay doesn't mean disruptions all along H Street will continue, though; that construction has now ended, and there's a celebratory event at 10 am at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.
DC supports red light cameras:
IIHS polled drivers in 15 cities with red light cameras, and found strong majorities
in all but Long Beach, CA. DC had the strongest support, with 78% approving of the cameras. (WTOP)
Mayor wants more police:
Mayor Gray wants to use unexpected tax revenue to hire more police
. Meanwhile, the council is questioning reimbursement rates for a medical contract that happens to go to one of DC's biggest political donors
. (Post, City Paper)
PG mulls liquor regulations:
The county's liquor board heard a litany of worries
about home deliveries of alcohol to college students, the aesthetics of liquor store signs, and the image of the county. (Post)
A park for a school:
Rather than busing their children 3 hours to a temporary school during construction, parents at Farquhar Middle School in Olney want the new school built on a neighboring park
. When the new school is finished, the old school would become the new park. (TBD)
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