Breakfast links: The new line
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.
Booth map gets better: Cameron Booth, the People's Choice winner in our map contest, has revised his map some more based on your comments on his entry and on Lance Wyman's revisions.
"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)
And...: Could DC become a tax shelter for insurers? (City Paper) ... Another boring glass box. (DC Metrocentric) ... There's now a cupcake shop east of the river. (CHOTR) ... Ward 1's task force recommends 4 ANCs but some want 5. (Park View DC, Borderstan)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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