Breakfast links: Love in the time of commutes
Photo by Adam Gurri on Flickr.
DC's warren of intrigue:
2 DC employees carried on an affair
in a District office building and car. It turns out the aptly named "Reeves Center for Municipal Affairs" has its share
of empty offices, obscure officials, and odd rental agreements. (City Paper)
Virginia is for transit lovers:
Half of area drivers surveyed would take public transportation
to work if the commute time were the same or shorter. Virginians are significantly more open to transit than Maryland and District residents. (WTOP)
DC favors taxi color: green:
DC will lift its taxi moratorium
for low-emission taxis and wheelchair-accessible taxis. Few cabs in DC are low-emissions vehicles. (DCist)
Baker and council at odds:
The PG County Council does not like County Exec. Rushern Baker's nominee for county attorney. The nominee disagrees with how the council has responded
to a religious discrimination and zoning lawsuit the county lost. (Examiner)
Washington has wealthiest median:
Our region now beats San Jose
as the one with the highest median income. Federal employees, government contractors, lobbyists and lawyers all may contribute. But 11% of DC residents are "very poor." (Bloomberg)
Arlington supports Boeing despite objections:
Arlington approved Boeing's plan
for a new headquarters site near the Pentagon. Though it's not mixed-use, as many had hoped, the county thought the employer was too big to lose. (ARLnow)
Area bridges need repair:
215 bridges in the area are "structurally deficient."
They're safe to use, but they contain load-carrying elements that need work. Fortunately, several of the bridges on the list are being repaired or were recently replaced. (Post)
Have a tip or building name pun for the links? Submit it here
Did you enjoy this article? Greater Greater Washington is running a reader drive to raise funds so we can keep editing and publishing great articles every day. Please help us be sustainable by making a monthly, yearly, or one-time contribution today!
Want to contribute by mail or another way? Instructions are here
Contributions to Greater Greater Washington are not tax deductible.