Breakfast links: Transparency and residency in question
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Agency communications turn gray:
DC public safety officials will now encrypt police radios
and censor the popular Fire & EMS Twitter feed
. Journalists sparred with Mayor Gray over whether this breaks transparency promises. (Post)
Diplomats flout parking laws:
Foreign embassies owe DC $500,000 in unpaid parking tickets
. Russia owes $27,200 in unpaid fines, while the UK owes just $20. The city confirmed that it does occasionally boot and tow diplomats' cars. (WTOP)
Bad bypass doubles in price:
A bypass that Albemarle County doesn't need and Charlottesville doesn't want has doubled in cost estimates
. Some accuse VDOT of misleading leaders to sell the now-$436 million project. (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
Solar Decathlon houses set up:
Teams set up their houses
in East Potomac Park for the Solar Decathlon, showcasing the latest green technology and techniques. Lydia DePillis got pictures
. (City Paper)
Big bike sharing coming to Chicago:
Gabe Klein is replacing a very small bike sharing program with a much larger one. First that was in DC; now it's in Chicago
, with a goal of 3,000 bikes on 300 stations. (Chicago Tribune)
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