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Intercity buses join the Union (Station): Intercity buses will start operating out of the Union Station garage. Union Station will add utilities and Greyhound, Bolt Bus, Megabus and Washington Deluxe will move operations there. (Post) ... Some integrated departure information signs would help a lot, too. (RPUS)
Prince George's joins digital age: Maryland is expanding high-speed internet access to underserved areas, including Prince George's county. The county hopes it will improve education, bring jobs and aid public safety, though some more rural areas still won't have access. (Post)
Should bike helmets be mandatory?: British doctors conclude that bike helmets should not be mandatory because they reduce cycling and don't adequate protect riders. Helmets are not mandatory in DC and could be a factor in CaBi's success. (Telegraph)
Howard fraternity celebrates centennial: Omega Psi Phi, a black fraternity started at Howard University, celebrated its 100th anniversary. (ABC7) The fraternity gave $5,000 to restore the Carter Woodson house, which is currently owned by NPS. (City Paper)
DC's Trump (clock)tower: Donald Trump's hotel company is proposing to redevelop the Old Post Office into a luxury hotel. The proposal would maintain much of the building's architecture and include an exhibit on the building's history. (Post)
We want jobs: At Mayor Gray's town hall on youth issues, students complained about the lack of summer jobs and extracurricular activities. Some want to expand community service opportunities and see job recruiting in schools. (Post)
Buy local in Georgetown: The Citizens Association of Georgetown is encouraging residents to shop local to support independent businesses. High rent and a sluggish economy have forced some long-time businesses to close. (Patch)
And...: Alexandria will start using red light cameras to issue tickets. (Examiner) ... MPD is training officers in food truck regulations. (DCist) ... DC ranks highest for drug and alcohol abuse. (Examiner) ... Some renovated DC schools will reopen this year. (WAMU)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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