Breakfast links: Pedal power
Photo by Mr. T in DC on Flickr.
Tourmobile versus pedicabs:
Tourmobile is now arguing that the exclusive concession contract they have from by the Park Service prohibits both pedicabs and taxis
from serving the Mall. NPS spokesperson Bill Line says since drivers drive poorly, there shouldn't be pedicabs. (Post)
Will McDonnell make Metro appointment?:
Bob McDonnell hasn't yet appointed someone
to the WMATA board after the Virginia legislature gave him the power. The Board of Trade doesn't want him to wait for someone's term to expire. Arlington might lose its voting seat, but they won't go quietly. (Post)
Columbia Pike residents want everything:
Arlington held a week-long design workshop to plan the future of Columbia Pike. Residents have a long wish list
that includes streetcars, lower density development and affordable housing. (Examiner)
Light rail maker unveils hybrid streetcar:
Streetcar manufacturer Kinkisharo introduced a hybrid streetcar
capable of running 5 miles without overhead wires. Designed for the North American market, it might meet DC's wire-free needs. (Mass Transit Magazine)
Maryland gets higher tolls:
Maryland is raising tolls
on the Bay Bridge and other roads because gas taxes aren't producing enough revenue to cover the Intercounty Connector and other highway needs. (Examiner)
Will transit builder locate near transit?:
Bechtel, the engineering and building firm helping to build the Silver Line, is looking to move to Northern Virginia
from Frederick. Will they pick an office near the Silver Line? (WBJ)
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