Breakfast links: Different modes to work catch on
Bike commuters get their own secure parking: Metro's first "Bike & Ride" facility is under construction in College Park. Commuters can park their bikes in the access-controlled space for 5¢/hr most of the day and 2¢/hr at night. (PlanItMetro)
Fairfax chooses multi-modal commutes: 86% of county residents surveyed intend to walk, bike, or ride a bus to Silver Line stations. The county will need to add the sidewalks, crosswalks, and buses to make this overwhelming desire feasible. (Post)
Fairfax wants Pentagon to provide road upgrades: County officials want DoD to fund more road improvements around Ft. Belvoir, which is set to grow sharply due to BRAC. The base says it's adding parking at a lower rate to mitigate traffic. (Examiner)
Howard mostly divested of LeDroit: Howard U. made great strides renovating many of its vacant and blighted properties in historic LeDroit Park, but the university still retains a few vacant properties in the neighborhood. (Left for LeDroit)
Renting jumps in local city: Manassas Park experienced the nation's second-largest jump in the percentage of homes occupied by renters. The rental rate increased from 21% to 34.6% in the last decade. (Examiner)
Local developer's sons develop a taste for urban infill: Herb Miller's sons are betting big on H Street. They promise high quality development that the tax code, they say, unwittingly discourages. (City Paper)
McDonnell gets a representative: As if the WMATA Board weren't insulated from riders enough, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will get his own appointee. McDonnell threatened to withhold state funding if NoVa's jurisdictions didn't yield to his demand. (Post)
Calling all DC transit fans: Mayor Gray is offerring several one-day scholarships to District residents and community leaders interested in attending Rail~Volution, the nation's premier conference on using transit to build livable communities. (DDOT)
And...: DC investigates Maryland and Virginia students illegally enrolled in DCPS. (Washington Times) ... P.G. receives federal disaster relief to clean up after Trop. Storm Lee. (Examiner) ... A new book explores the history of Alexandria, DC. (Post) ... DDOT quickly fixes erroneous wayfinding signs. (Park View, DC)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
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- We know where most of DC's population lives. Does Metro run through those places?
- Prince George's County leaders join the chorus to keep late-night rail service
- A record number of people petitioned for a dog park at the Takoma Rec Center, but it's still not happening
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- The shutdown is coming! The shutdown is coming! (On the Red Line)
- Term limits are a terrible idea for Montgomery County