Breakfast links: The new line
Photo by DDOTDC on Flickr.
Circulator crosses the river:
Yesterday, the DC Circulator inaugurated a new line
connecting Skyland, Anacostia, Barracks Row, and Potomac Avenue Metro. (Post) ... Circulator also consolidated some stops
on K Street and Wisconsin Avenue and simplfied the path from Union Station eastward to Capitol Hill. Here's the new map
Waldorf wants light rail (not Metro):
Charles County is asking for a light rail line
from Branch Avenue down to Waldorf. They don't want a Green Line extension because they say that would trigger more development than they can handle. (Baynet, Bossi)
HP shouldn't be a weapon:
At least one Chevy Chase historic preservation "organization" was formed for the sole purpose
of stopping some proposed development. When preservation is used that way, preservation loses. (City Paper)
U and King Streets are great:
The American Planning Association released its 2011 "Great Places in America" list
. Among the 10 "Great Streets" are U Street in DC, King Street in Alexandria, and Davis Street in Culpeper.
"Super NoVA" transportation study starts:
The McDonnell administration is starting a new study
to look at transportation in Northern Virginia. Will it come up with any good solutions or just the same old thing? (Examiner)
Bowser squeezes Orange:
Muriel Bowser accused Vincent Orange of "pandering"
by pushing his ethics bill as emergency legislation, while Bowser plans more comprehensive hearings on all proposals in her committee. (City Paper)
Republicans not kicking DC (much):
Except on abortion, Congressional Republicans are actually living up to their philosophy of more local control by not messing much with the DC budget
and even letting DC not shut down if the feds do. (Examiner)
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