Breakfast links: Rethink bikes and parks
Photo by The Great Photographicon on Flickr.
CaBi gets Congressional support:
6 members of Congress signed a letter
thanking NPS for allowing Capital Bikeshare on the Mall and urging them to quickly actually get stations installed. (Post)
Today is Park(ing) Day:
Come out and see the parking spaces converted to parklets. Today's venues
include downtown, Dupont, and Silver Spring.
Views on housing policy differ in Fairfax:
Candidates in Fairfax County sparred over affordable housing incentives
. Sharon Bulova (D) defends incentives while Michael Williams (R) thinks "housing is not an area where government should dabble." (Post)
Flooded neighborhood questions future:
Due to recurring flooding, Huntington residents may ask the county to build levees
or allow denser redevelopment that would mitigate future flooding. (Huntington-Belle Haven Patch, Froggie)
WMATA watching employees more carefully: WMATA fired a technician
who allegedly took an official vehicle home and falsified records to say he was working. The agency is increasing oversight of field technicians and take-home vehicles. (Examiner)
Maryland lowers toll ambition:
Maryland is easing up on proposed toll increases
across the state. Bay Bridge tolls may increase from $2.50 to $4 instead of the proposed $5. No word on how to fund repairs to the aging infrastructure. (Washington Times)
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