Breakfast links: Signs of the times
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Will Capitol surface parking ever go away?:
Despite touting sustainability initiatives, the Architect of the Capitol is doing little about the acres of surface parking lots
. An award-winning plan would bury the parking under parks and buildings, but that's on hold. (City Paper)
Route 1 to be more friendly:
After years of promises and delays, Maryland SHA will allocate $8.8 million
to make Route 1 in College Park more pedestrian and bike friendly. Also, a tree-studded median will replace the infamous center lane. (Patch)
The Ward 4 WMATA Board:
All 3 of DC's current WMATA board members live in Ward 4
. New member Tom Bulger takes Metro regularly, but not from home to work, since he lives in the Chevy Chase area without good transit access. (Examiner)
Amtrak privitization faces the 5th Amendment:
The Congressional Research Service, Congress's research arm, thinks that a privatization plan
for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor might be an unconstitutional taking of "private" property. (Streetsblog)
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