Breakfast links: Who's got the authority in Virginia?
McDonnell gets Metro seat, lets cash flow: After fighting for more than a year, Governor McDonnell and the NVTC have reached an agreement where McDonnell will get to appoint his 1 member to the WMATA Board, and McDonnell will stop trying to withhold promised Metro funding. (Examiner)
MWAA might start being more open: The airports authority is under pressure to increase transparency; it posts no agendas or minutes online, streams no meetings, and doesn't comply with FOIA laws. The board will meet Wednesday on the issue. (Examiner)
Gray allegations made into a federal case: At least one witness testified before a grand jury in the federal probe of allegations by Sulaimon Brown and others regarding the Gray campaign and potential fundraising violations. (Post)
Bike bits: Is Chicago neglecting poorer neighborhoods and not giving the public input into bike plans? (NY Times) ... Keep up with the latest summary of CaBi expansion. (WashCycle) ... DC was a cycling paradise in 1888. (DCist)
The return of Georgia Avenue's mini-cities?: Georgia Avenue was once a thriving thoroughfare with mini-cities from Shaw to Shepherd Park. President Clinton walked the strip. Is now the time for this historic and lively commercial corridor? (Post)
Anti sentiment varies by gender: Women are much more likely than men to fight proposals to build power plants, malls and big box stores, while men are more likely to oppose apartments and condos. Why? There's not a clear answer. (NYT via RPUS)
And...: An iPod replaces a handheld radio as Metro's "no audio" icon. (City Paper) ... Occupy protesters want to be more diverse. (WTOP) ... George Mason may add another location in Tysons Corner. (Capital Business)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- Topic of the week: Banning cycling on sidewalks
- A new bill would ban cycling or Segway riding on DC sidewalks next to bike lanes
- The 11th Street Bridge Park gets a brilliant design. Will it succeed?
- What would you call Loudoun's Metro stations?
- David Catania on Metro, economic development, streetcars, affordable housing, bike lanes, building heights, and more
- After more crashes, DDOT pledges to remove Arkansas Avenue's rush hour lane
- Norfolk's light rail choice: Embrace the city, or follow the highway?
Fri Oct 24
9:00 am Urban agriculture symposium
Sat Oct 25
10:00 am Le Tour d’Alexandria Library
3:00 pm CSG tour: College Park
Mon Oct 27
5:30 pm Georgetown MUP speaker series
Tue Oct 28