Breakfast links: Meet the taxis
Image from Rails-to-Trails.
Meet the cabbie who bikes:
One DC cab driver bicycles for personal transportation
, finding it easier and cheaper to get around. She isn't aware of any other cabbies who do. She's also more respectful toward cyclists when driving. (Rails-to-Trails)
Meet Arlington's karaoke cab:
Another taxi, this one in Arlington, has a karaoke machine
inside it. Riders can both sing and get around at the same time. (Post)
Learn more about DC's 1st sidewalk cafe:
This week, DC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first sidewalk café. Last year, we published a detailed history
of that café, at 14th and Pennsylvania, NW.
Metro social staff vs. the critics:
In one corner, there's WMATA's new and growing social media team which provides valuable but often "sanitized" customer relations; in the other, a cadre of tweeters and bloggers who indiscriminately criticize everything WMATA does. Get ready for the Metro Noise War
Thomas' staff promises loyalty for cash:
As Walmart was starting its push to come to DC, Harry Thomas, Jr.'s staff was focused on getting it to give money to Team Thomas
, in exchange for a high-profile presence at an easter egg roll that would convince DC residents to support the retailer. (City Paper)
Does Ward 3 need a new school?:
Mary Cheh wants another school in Ward 3
, where many schools are over capacity. Richard Layman says
if other wards had better schools, then Ward 3 wouldn't be full of so many out-of-boundary students. (Examiner, RPUS)
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