Breakfast links: Going in and out of Metro
Photo by ElvertBarnes on Flickr.
McDonnell appoints Dyke to WMATA Board:
Governor McDonnell wants to appoint Jim Dyke
, who chaired the Board of Trade and its WMATA governance task force last year, to the WMATA Board. Dyke would be paid far more
than other Virginia members, and some officials dispute the legality of the move. (Post, Examiner)
Pusher not a Metrobus driver any more:
The bus driver who pushed a (drunk or high) passenger off a Metrobus "no longer works for Metro
." WMATA did not release any further detail. (Examiner)
Wells defends anti-harassment bill :
Tommy Wells defends his support
for WABA's bicycle anti-harassment bill to a skeptical Fox 5 anchor.
Big brother MPD isn't watching you:
An Urban Institute report finds DC's street camera surveillance
is less effective than Baltimore and Chicago. Cameras are not always monitored live and concerns about misuse and privacy violations before their citywide installation in 2006 limited their effectiveness. (Washington Times)
65 years ago, parking was also a challenge:
Parking in DC was hard even in 1946
. Ideas for solving it included bridging the Potomac with parking or allocating all public open space to parking. (TBD)
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