Breakfast links: Keep us safe
Photo by hradcanska on Flickr.
Police brutally tase pedicab driver:
A Park Police officer tased a pedicab driver
, then shot him again while he was writhing on the ground. (WAMU)
Should trains carry chemicals through urban centers?:
A train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire in a downtown Baltimore tunnel in 2001. 10 years later, trains are still carrying chemicals
through the city (and DC). (Baltimore Sun)
More tweeting @metroopensdoors:
WMATA is expanding its social media communication with a new social media manager
and 2 people in the bus operations center to notify riders about delays. (Post)
Homeless to build homeless housing:
Mayor Gray is launching a program called "Sweat Equity"
which will train homeless and formerly homeless residents on welfare in home construction. The group will then help to rehabilitate vacant properties to become housing for the homeless. (WAMU)
No enforcement leads to parking anarchy:
Elimination of parking control officers has led to a "Lord of the Flies" state of anarchy
in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth. Drivers are ignoring specialty parking spaces and delivery drivers are threatening to boycott the town. (Telegraph, Michael Perkins)
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