Breakfast links: Money trouble
More theft at DC tax office: Federal prosecutors charged another employee at the DC Office of Tax and Revenue with stealing $400,000 over the last four years. Apparently oversight hasn't improved much. (Post)
DC cuts, then restores, seniors program: DC eliminated funding for a program that provides free groceries to senior citizens living in poverty but then found money for a new provider to run the program. (City Paper, Poverty and Policy)
Metro suing insurance provider: Metro is suing an insurance provider because of decreased ridership after the 2009 Red line crash. Metro's policy was supposed to cover partial or total loss of business. (Examiner)
Taxi commission is a mess: Councilmembers want to improve taxi service in DC, including accurately counting licensed cabs and modernizing payment. Commission chairman Ron Linton said the commission lacks the resources and the competency for many changes. (DCist)
Tysons could be your new home: Fairfax County is considering a proposal for residential towers in Tysons Corner, the first development near the future Silver Line. Developers also have to build athletic fields as a condition of new homes. (Post)
Norfolk embraces light rail: A new light rail line in Norfolk has exceeded ridership projections. The train has proven popular among commuters and students and the city wants to expand the service. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun shines on transit police: The Metro Transit Police Department is trying to improve communication and transparency about crimes within the system. A heavier focus on Twitter has helped but crime reporting is virtually nonexistent. (TBD)
And...: Clarendon is getting a new park (ARLnow) ... Fairfax and Loundon counties still the wealthiest counties in the US (Post) ... Circulator service changes will go into effect on October 3 (DDOT) ... USDOT is helping to fund a dedicated busway along Route 1. (Alexandria Times)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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