Breakfast links: Money problems
Washington income is high and diverse: Our area tops the nation in median household income, but only 77% of the area's income comes from wages. That puts us in 57th place, meaning that a good portion of our income comes from elsewhere. (Atlantic Cities)
All about the money: At Monday's Dream City panel discussion, both of the book's co-authors agreed that money, not race, local government, or politics, is now the most powerful force shaping DC's future. (Examiner)
"Riding and running" a problem in DC: Cabbies complain that many passengers exit cabs without paying. The meter system has made it harder for drivers to request payment upfront since the total fare varies more than it did with the zone system. (DCist)
100 homes for 100 Arlingtonians: Arlington will give apartments to 100 of the county's most vulnerable homeless residents. The county will also provide a case worker for each recipient. (Examiner)
Occupy K Street, kill the grass: Protester encampments at McPherson Square are killing the grass. Some are trying to reseed the now-barren parts of the park. (Examiner)
Car fatalities plummet: The number of people killed in area car crashes has dropped 44% in 10 years. The number of cyclists and pedestrians killed has remained the same, while the number of people walking and cycling has grown. (Examiner)
Reeves Center gets undue credit: Politicians often credit the Reeves Center with revitalizing U Street. However, much of the street's revitalization didn't happen until long after the building's 1986 opening. (RPUS)
And...: The Washington squirrel famine is nigh! (Post) ... Ride On is beta-testing a real-time bus tracker. (Ride On) ... Capital Bikeshare offers a 3-day pass. (Post)Have a tip for the links? Submit it here.
- I don't care what some people say: DC has great transportation options.
- DC has almost no white residents without college degrees. (It's a different story for black residents.)
- The biggest beneficiaries of housing subsidies? The wealthy.
- Clearly we need to have more happy hours in Prince George's
- Metro badly needs culture change, everyone agrees. Can it pull it off?
- VRE's map keeps getting more diagrammatic
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